The Rome Braves topped the Kannapolis Intimidators 5-3 last night in the opener of a three game series in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The Braves scored four unearned runs to take the victory, thanks to five errors on the part of the Intimidators.
Georgia Highlands College has announced that eleven high school baseball players signed letters of intent yesterday to play for the college’s inaugural baseball team. The team will begin play in the spring of 2014. The majority of the recruits hail from Northwest Georgia, with Pepperell High School’s Tyler Smith among the signees.
The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will host a Speak Out against sexual assault tonight at 7 pm in the courtyard of the First Baptist Church of Rome. The Speak Out is one of many activities held this month as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The guest speaker will be Susan Cash, a survivor of childhood incest and rape. Cash now uses her experiences to help others.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks will face the Indiana Pacers tonight in game two of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at Indy. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm. You can watch the game on Fox Sport South.
Attention area senior citizens! The event you look forward to every Spring is just around the corner! The Senior Promotions Council of the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority will host the 25th annual Senior Inforum on Wednesday, May first from 10 am until 1 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. Doors open at 9:30 am. Tickets are $4. They are required for entry and are available for advance purchase only at the Charles C. Parker Active Adult Center on the Kingston Road.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to vote today on formally offering a contract to Jamie McCord for the Floyd County Manager position. McCord currently serves as the City of Rome’s public works director.