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.
The Atlanta Braves snapped a four game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals last night at Turner Field in the opener of a seven game home stand.
Shorter University’s Lady Hawks softball team opened play in the NCCAA South Region Tournament yesterday with a 7-0 win over Southern Wesleyan in Central, South Carolina. The Lady Hawks, the number one seed in the tournament, will advance to the championship game today at 1 pm. They will play the winner of this morning’s third place game between Southern Wesleyan and Point University.
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.
The Rome Braves swept a double header with the Greensboro Grasshoppers 1-0 and 9-6 yesterday in Greensboro, North Carolina to end a four game series (and a seven game road trip).
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Indiana Pacers 102-91 last night in game four of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs at the Philips Arena. Josh Smith contributed 29 points to the Hawks’ victory, which evens the best-of-seven series up at two games each for the Hawks and the Pacers. Game five is set for tomorrow night at Indy.
What a rainy Sunday we had in Rome and Northwest Georgia! The National Weather Service reported 2.43 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in the Armuchee community from about 2 am Sunday morning through about 2 am this morning, bringing the weekend total to 2.69 inches. Forecasters call for fog this morning and otherwise cloudy conditions gradually clearing as the day goes on. Highs will be around 76. A chance of rain is in the forecast for the latter part of this week.