The 2013 season ended on a down note for the Rome Braves as they fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 1-0 in a rain delayed affair last night in Charleston, South Carolina. The game remained scoreless until the Riverdogs scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Tyler Brosius was tagged with the loss for Rome after giving up that winning run. Derek Varnadore got the win for Charleston.
It’s Labor Day. For many folks in the Greater Rome area, that means time for barbecue from the Knights of Columbus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Knights will hold their annual Labor Day Barbecue at the Rome Civic Center today from 10 am until 2 pm or until food is sold out.
September is National Preparedness Month. It is a time for individuals to consider how they prepare for potential disasters, weather related and otherwise, according to Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock. Hancock adds that there is an element of personal responsibility when it comes to emergency situations.
ROME BRAVES TO WRAP UP 2013 SEASON THIS EVENING FOLLOWING VICTORIOUS SUNDAY OUTING IN CHARLESTON, SC
The Rome Braves will play their final game of the 2013 season this evening in Charleston, South Carolina against the Riverdogs. The Braves beat the Riverdogs 5-4 yesterday evening at Charleston’s Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Rome staved off a late rally from Charleston to emerge victorious in their second-to-last game of the season.
Area high school football teams will take the field for game two of the 2013 season on Friday night.
The Labor Day holiday travel period continues thru tonight at midnight. The Georgia Department of Public Safety has reported 11 total fatalities on the state’s roads since the holiday travel period began on Friday evening, August 30th, at 6 pm. According to totals from the Georgia State Patrol only, there have been 286 traffic crashes with 154 injuries and eight fatalities. There has been one traffic fatality in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia. It was reported by state troopers in Cartersville.
Nasty weather has been forecast for the Greater Rome area on this Labor Day. The National Weather Service predicts an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for today. Some of those storms could produce heavy rainfall; new rainfall amounts of between a quarter and a half an inch are possible. Highs will be near 90. Areas of fog are expected before 10 am. That chance of showers and thunderstorms falls to 60 percent tonight.
The 24th annual Running Water Pow-Wow Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival will be held this weekend at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. It will be open from 10 am until 10 pm on Saturday, August 31st, with grand entry at 1 pm and 7 pm, and from 10 am until 6 pm on Sunday, September 1st, with grand entry at 1 pm.