A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle accident that occurred just before 4 p m yesterday afternoon on Martha Berry Highway. Jeffrey Michael Campbell, age 50 and of Rockmart, died of trauma injuries at 4:50 pm. An Armuchee man faces a vehicular homicide charge in connection with the wreck. Roger Grizzle, age 44, has been charged with misdemeanors second degree vehicular homicide and failure to maintain a lane. He was held without bond last night.
The Rome Braves blanked the Lexington Legends 1-0 late yesterday afternoon in the closer of a four game series at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves sealed the victory with a solo home run from Chase Anselment in the bottom of the fifth. Starter Wes Parsons got the win after pitching all nine innings, giving up just two hits.
It’s almost time for area students to head back to school. Georgia’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Barge, encourages parents to not just be involved with their kids’ affairs as the curtain rises on the new school year. He wants parents to be engaged. Barge indicates that there’s a big difference between being involved and being engaged. He adds that expectations are greater this year in Georgia’s schools this year, particularly with the Common Core standards instituted last school year.
Record low temperatures were reported around Northwest Georgia as this Tuesday morning began. The National Weather Service reported 59 degrees at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Armuchee just before 5 am this morning. Those temps will start to rise as the day progresses, with today’s high expected to be around 90. Mostly sunny skies will grace the Rome area today, though thunderstorms are headed our way. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms has been predicted for this evening with mostly cloudy skies and a low of 69. That chance of showers and thunderstorms increases to 70 percent tomorrow (Wednesday).
The Atlanta Braves are a perfect 10! The Braves completed a three game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 4-1 win last night in Philly, marking the Braves’ 10th straight victory.
The Atlanta Braves picked up what might have been their wildest victory all season last night over the Colorado Rockies 9-8 in 10 innings at Turner Field.
The Free Clinic of Rome will benefit from the 1st annual Tomato Sandwich Supper, set for this Friday, August 2nd from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Rome Civic Center. Tomato sandwiches, BLTs, sides and desserts will be served. The cost is $10 for adults and $25 for families of three or more (which includes tomato sandwich, chips and a drink). The event will be highlighted by musical entertainment from the Georgia Mountain Music Club at 5:45 pm. There will also be drawings for door prizes, raffles and a tremendous tomato contest.
The Rome Braves posted a 9-6 victory over the Augusta Greenjackets last night in the opener of a three game series in Augusta, allowing the Braves to notch their third straight win.