US Senator Johnny Isakson is slated to be the guest speaker at Berry College’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 11th.
The Rome Braves were off yesterday and will begin the month of May with a seven game homestand tonight at State Mutual Stadium. The series will include three games with the Greenville Drive thru Friday night and four games with the Hagerstown Suns this Saturday thru Tuesday.
In college softball, Shorter University’s Lady Hawks are the NCCAA South Region champions after picking up a 4-0 win over Southern Wesleyan in the championship game yesterday afternoon in Central, South Carolina. The Lady Hawks advance to the NCCAA Softball National Championship Tournament, which will be held May 9-11 at Bluefield College in Botetourt County, Virginia.
The Georgia Forestry Commission has announced that the state’s ban on outdoor burning will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, May 1st, in 54 counties including Floyd. The annual restriction is required by the state Environmental Protection Division to enhance air quality during the summer months when high ozone levels can negatively impact people’s health, according to a GFC media release, which also states that elevated ozone particulate matter can contribute to watery eyes, breathing issues, and lung and heart disease.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson picked up his 200th career win last night as the Braves took a 8-1 victory from the Washington Nationals at Turner Field.
The Atlanta Hawks will go head to head with the Indiana Pacers tonight in game five of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs in Indianapolis. The best-of-seven series is now tied at two games apiece. Tonight’s tip off is set for 8 pm. The game will be televised on Fox Sport South.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. It actually falls on Sunday, May 12th. The Hospitality House for Women is encouraging local residents to honor their Mom and other important ladies through a gift to the Hospitality House. For a donation of $20 or more, the organization will send a personalized Mother’s Day card in honor of that donation. The card features a picture of a sunflower and a quote from Helen Keller: “Keep your face to the sunshine. And you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” Photography showcased on this year’s card was provided by Hospitality House Board Member Ruth Anne Anderson.
A flood warning remained in effect this morning for areas affected by the downpour received by Rome and Northwest Georgia over the weekend. That flood warning includes the following: Armuchee Creek near Armuchee affecting Floyd County, Coosa River near Rome at the Mayo Bar Lock and Dam affecting Floyd County and the Oostanaula River near Calhoun affecting Gordon County.