The Rome Braves fell to the Asheville Tourists 8-2 in the opener of a three game series last night in Asheville, North Carolina. Both of the Braves’ runs were solo home runs – one from Eric Garcia in the first inning and another from Joey
Meneses in the fourth.
With the severe weather that’s in the forecast for the next couple of days, local emergency management officials, and even local law enforcement, are urging the public to make sure they are signed up for
Floyd County’s CodeRED weather alert system. It is also a wise idea to have a NOAA weather radio handy, along with a storm safety plan for your family, according to Floyd County EMA Interim Director Tim Herrington.
The Junior Service League of Rome will host their Rome in Bloom Garden Tour and Cocktail Party this Saturday, May 3rd. The garden tour is scheduled to take place from 10 am until 5 pm and will be followed by a “Cocktails in the Garden” Party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Bagley at 49 Bellemont Drive from 5 pm until 7:30 pm.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will return to action with a three game series in Miami against the Marlins tonight thru Thursday night. Alex Wood is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener, while Jose Fernandez will head to the mound for Miami. It will be a rematch, of sorts, of last Tuesday night’s pitcher’s duel at Turner Field in which the Marlins beat the Braves 1-0. In that outing, Fernandez matched a career high of 14 strikeouts and Wood set a career high of 11 strikeouts.
Though we may get a break from time to time, severe weather remains in the forecast for the next couple of days. The Tornado Watch issued by the National
Weather Service remains in effect until 11 am today. A Flood Watch is also place through 2 am on Thursday. The NWS has reported just over an inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community from Sunday night thru early this morning.
Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in preparation for the severe storms moving into our area that have led to extensive damage in states to the west of us. This will free up all state resources needed for preparation and response to the counties that may be affected by the storm.
The Atlanta Hawks took a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series with the Indiana Pacers with a 107-97 victory in game five last night at Indy. Kyle Korver hit five 3′s in the game, while Shelvin Mack and Mike Scott combined for 37 points off the bench for the Hawks. Atlanta could clinch the best-of-seven series
with a win in game six on Thursday night at home.
The Rome Braves were also off last night; they’re on the road for the next seven games. That road trip begins with a three game series in Asheville, North Carolina against the Tourists tonight thru Thursday night. First pitch of tonight’s series opener is set for 7:05 pm at Asheville’s McCormick Field. Ben Poplin will have the play-by-play story of the game on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Air time for the pre-game show is 6:50 pm.