The Kansas City Royals are just one win away from clinching the American League Championship Series. The Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 last night in Kansas City to take a 3-0 lead in the series. Game three was delayed until last night due to rain on Monday night. Highlights included a diving catch into the dugout suite by Mike Moustakas as he attempted to catch a foul ball from Adam Jones in the top of the sixth. Jason Frasor was credited with the win, while Greg Holland got the save for Kansas City. Wei-Yin Chin took the loss for Baltimore. The Royals could take the series with a win in game four today. The outing is slated to get underway at 4 pm at Kauffman Stadium and will be televised on TBS.
The NBA pre-season is officially underway for the Atlanta Hawks. Unfortunately, it did not begin on a happy note for the Hawks as they fell to the Miami Heat 109-103 in Miami. The Hawks’ next pre-season game is set for tomorrow night in Chicago against the Bulls. The regular season begins on Wednesday, October 29th in Toronto against the Raptors.
The 2014 Wings Over North Georgia air show will take to the skies over the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field this Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th. The US Air Force Thunderbirds will serve as the headline act for the airshow, which will also be highlighted by performances from the Geico Skytypers and three-time aerobatic champion Patty Wagstaff, the Smoke-N-Thunder BBQ Classic, a general aviation fly-in and vintage warbird rides, along with a night air show featuring live musical entertainment that will conclude with fireworks on Saturday night.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. Their 1 pm caucus session will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public.
The Berry College football team remains in the hunt of their first win in the Southern Athletic Association and will continue that quest with a match against Hendrix College this Saturday at Barron Stadium. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, believes that the playing field is level for the Vikes and the Warriors. He adds that a Vikings’ win is a distinct possibility.
Local emergency management personnel are encouraging Rome and Floyd County residents to be cautious during their Tuesday morning commute as nasty weather moved into our area overnight and is expected to continue throughout the day. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for numerous North Georgia communities that remains in effect through the overnight hours. Two to three inches of rain is expected with higher amounts in some areas. A wind advisory remains in place through 8 am. The NWS issued a tornado watch earlier, which is no longer posted.
Gasoline is beginning to sell for less than $3 a gallon at some filling stations across the southeastern United States, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which states that while the average price is $3 in Tennessee, it is still well above $3 in Georgia and Florida.
The John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride is scheduled to return to Rome this weekend for its 35th. The event is intended celebrate the life and legacy of the Civil War hero, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.