The Atlanta Braves bounced back from a late game loss on Tuesday night to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 yesterday afternoon in the closer of a three game series at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark.
A couple of new additions have been made to the Berry College football team’s coaching staff.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home and the Rome Area History Museum are teaming up to present a lecture commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War tomorrow night (Thursday, May 9). “What Do Civil War Relics Teach Us?” is set for 6 pm at the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home on Riverside Parkway. Dalton resident Dr. Bill Blackman will deliver the lecture.
The Rome Braves split a double header with the Hagerstown Suns by matching scores of 1-0 yesterday in an early Education Day twin bill at State Mutual Stadium. Hagerstown won game one, while Rome took the victory in the nightcap. The Braves dropped two of three to the Suns in the rain shortened series between the teams, but finish the homestand 4-2.
The Rome Braves enjoyed a day off yesterday and return to action this evening by kicking off a seven game road trip that will begin with four games in Savannah against the Sand Gnats and end in Augusta with three games against the Greenjackets. Tonight’s series opener in Savannah is set for 7:05 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Rome Braves radio voice Ben Poplin will go on air with the pre-game show at 6:55 pm.
Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law the Fiscal Year 2014 budget for the state of Georgia. The budget takes effect upon the start of the fiscal year on July 1st. According to a release from the Governor’s office, this marks the third year in a row that the budget has been successfully and conservatively balanced while ensuring reduced government spending by implementing austerity cuts, without raising taxes and preserving the state’s coveted AAA bond rating.
With the recent rains this area has received and more on the way this weekend, the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency has a message – turn around, don’t drown. Director Scotty Hancock says that when roads are blocked, as is often a necessity with floods due to heavy rains, you need to avoid the area as prescribed by emergency officials. He indicates that it only takes two feet of water to flip an SUV and only six inches of moving water for a person to get swept away.
A rare blown save by Craig Kimbrel led to a defeat of the Atlanta Braves by the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 last night in Cincinnati.