A Rome man has won the big bucks in the Georgia Lottery. Sam Adkins, age 56, won a $129,124 jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5 by matching all five winning numbers in the April 30th drawing, according to a Georgia Lottery media release.
The Greater Rome area got a bit of a break from the rain yesterday, but there are still flood warnings for a couple of areas in Floyd County. One is for the Armuchee Creek near Armuchee. It remains in effect until further notice. As of 4 am this morning, the creek was at 19.8 feet and falling; flood stage is 19 feet. A flood warning is also in effect until further notice for the Coosa River near Rome Mayo Bar Lock and Dam. At 4 am, the stage was at 25.5 feet and slowly rising. Flood stage is 24 feet.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of an interleague series at Turner Field last night.
It appears that it wouldn’t be a weekend in Northwest Georgia these days without some rain, doesn’t it? Thunderstorms pelted the area yesterday, bringing with them heavy rains and high winds. The crazy weather led to flooded roads and some power outages. The National Weather Service reported 2.48 inches of rain from yesterday morning thru the overnight hours.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Associate Degree Nursing program has been granted continued accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Accreditation will continue until the next visit scheduled for fall 2015, according to a GNTC media release.
The Rome Braves blanked the Augusta Greenjackets 6-0 last night in the opener of a three game series at State Mutual Stadium. Here’s a brief post game wrap up from Rome Braves radio voice Ben Poplin.
The Pepperell High School baseball team lost to Westminster 1-0 yesterday in game one of the Class AA semifinals at Pepperell. The teams were slated to play a double header yesterday, but plans changed due to wet conditions on the field because of Sunday’s storms. Consequentially, a double header will be played today if necessary. Game two in the series is set for today at 1 pm. If Pepperell wins, game three will immediately follow.
Hollywood came to Rome as filming took place here late last week and on into the weekend for the Dreamworks production, “Need for Speed”. The film stars Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad” fame and also features Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton.