The Atlanta Braves took a 3-1 victory from the Chicago Cubs last night at Wrigley Field.
The Gulf South Conference Baseball Tournament concluded yesterday at State Mutual Stadium. Delta State emerged as GSC champs with a 14-8 win over the University of Alabama-Huntsville in the championship game. Delta State advanced to the championship game after posting a 4-0 win over North Alabama earlier in the day.
The Rome City Commission has tapped Detrick Redding to be their new commissioner. Redding was chosen last night at the regular meeting of the Rome City Commission to fill the Ward Two post vacated by Duane Reid at the end of February. He will be sworn into office at the Commission’s next meeting on May 21st.
If you’re a runner, register now for the Redmond Road Mile. The event is set for Saturday, May 19th. It will get underway at 8 am at 210 Redmond Road in front of the Harbin Clinic Rehab Center. Harbin Vitality Center director Jay Stephenson urges the public to participate, from novices all the way to seasoned runners, in this race which will benefit Rome Action Ministries.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks are staying alive in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a narrow 87-86 win over the Boston Celtics in game five last night at the Philips Arena. Game six will be played tomorrow night in Boston. The Celtics currently lead the series three games to the Hawks’ two.
Governor Nathan Deal yesterday signed into law the 2013 budget, which will take effect upon the start of the fiscal year on July first.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll convene in a caucus session at 1 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Rome Braves lost to the Greenville Drive 11-6 last night in Greenville, South Carolina; it was their eighth loss in a row.