It’s graduation time for students in the Floyd County and Rome City Schools!
A high speed chase in southern Floyd County led to two arrests on Thursday. According to reports, a traffic stop was attempted by police at Dean Street, but the driver did not stop. A chase ensued that continued down Highway 101, into Lindale, onto US 411 and then to Chulio Road. The chase ended on Pleasant Valley Road, where the driver and a passenger abandoned their car after the engine quit working. The driver, 31-year-old Christopher Daniel Pruitt of a Huffaker Road address, has been charged with aggravated assault, fleeing and attempting to elude, obstruction, reckless driving, possession of drug related objects and numerous traffic violations. His passenger, 25-year-old Robin Meghan Loveless, was charged with obstruction, drug possession and possession of drug related objects.
The top-seeded Atlanta Hawks will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight. Tip off is set for 8:30 pm at the Philips Arena.
The Rome Braves were blanked by the Savannah Sand Gnats 2-0 in the opener of a five game series on Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium. The teams will play a double header this evening. First pitch of game one is set for 5 pm.
Monday is Memorial Day, and a group of concerned citizens seek to emphasize the meaning of this observation with a special event at Ridge Ferry Park on that day. The Rome Floyd County Memorial Day event will begin at 10 am with a program featuring two speakers, including Mark McDaniel, a decorated US Army first sergeant and combat veteran, and Jan Johnson, a Gold Star Mom whose son died while serving in Iraq. Following the program, attendees can visit displays and enjoy refreshments at the park. Veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Kuwait, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan will be represented.
The Atlanta Braves crushed the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1 in the opener of a four game series at Turner Field on Thursday night, marking the Braves’ second straight victory.
Darlington School’s baseball team is bound for the Class AA State Championship! The Tigers will hit the road to face Wesleyan in the best-of-three series. Game one is set for Saturday at 3 pm. Coverage will be provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge. Matt Davis will have the play-by-play story and will be joined in the broadcast booth by Steve Conrad. Air time is 2:30 pm. You can also listen to the game online at www.theridge957.com or by using the TuneIn app.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April stood at 6.3 percent, unchanged from March. The rate was down a full percentage point from 7.3 percent in April 2014.