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ATLANTA BRAVES BEAT CINCINNATI REDS IN TWO-GAME CLOSER AT TURNER FIELD

Written by Matt Davis on May 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 last night at Turner Field in the closer of a brief two-game series between the teams.

CALHOUN HOPES TO KEEP ADVANCING IN STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

Written by Matt Davis on May 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

In a high school baseball playoff update, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets baseball team split a double header with Lovett yesterday, forcing a third game in their third-round playoff series.  Calhoun won yesterday’s first game 3-2, while Lovett won the night cap 2-0.  Game three is set for today at 3 pm in Calhoun.

THE FORUM WELCOMES THE CLASS OF 2012

Written by Matt Davis on May 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Graduation time is here.  The Forum in downtown Rome is the site of many graduation ceremonies this time of year.  Georgia Highlands College held their graduation there this past weekend.  Rome High School’s graduation ceremony is set for this Saturday, May 19th at 10 am at the Forum.  All of the Floyd County high schools will hold graduation ceremonies at the Forum the following weekend.  The schedule is as follows:  Friday, May 26th – Pepperell, 7 pm; Saturday, May 26th – Coosa at 10 am, Model at 2:30 pm and Armuchee at 7 pm.

ARMUCHEE MAN DIES IN SINGLE VEHICLE WRECK

Written by Matt Davis on May 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

An Armuchee man died early yesterday following a single vehicle wreck on Floyd Springs Road late Sunday night.  Joseph Allen Norris, age 28 and of a Gazelle Dew Road address, had been traveling north on Floyd Springs Road about 11:30 pm when his Honda Civic hit a culvert and he lost control of the car.  The car went down an embankment, and Norris was ejected from it.  He had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.  Norris was pronounced dead just after midnight late Sunday night/early Monday.

AUTHENTIC NOBLE CANNON TO BE FIRED THIS THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

An authentic brass Noble Cannon produced in Rome will present four firings this Thursday, May 17th.  According to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, the firings will take place at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 7 pm at the Rome Floyd Visitor Center.  The GRCVB-sponsored events are being hosted by the City of Rome and are free.

ROME BRAVES DROP SERIES OPENER TO AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS

Written by Matt Davis on May 15, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Augusta Greenjackets 1-0 in the series opener between the teams last night in Augusta.  The only run scored in the game came in the bottom of the fourth when Ben Thomas reached on an error.  He was driven home on a single to left from Elliot Blair.  Rome actually out hit Augusta 7-6, but wasn’t able to nab the win last night.  Kevin Couture got the win and Cody Hall got the save for Augusta, while Rafael Briceno was tagged with the loss for Rome.  Last night’s loss marks the 13th in a row for the Rome Braves; they have yet to nab a win in May and now have a 6-29 record for the season.  The Braves will try, try again tonight as they face the Greenjackets in game two of their four game series at Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium.  First pitch is set for 7:05 pm.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:50 pm.

ATLANTA BRAVES FALL TO CINCINNATI REDS AT ‘THE TED’

Written by Matt Davis on May 15, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves lost to the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 last night at Turner Field.  The Braves picked up what turned out to be their only run in the bottom of the fifth inning on a sac fly from Martin Prado that scored Michael Bourn to tie the game up.

ROME-FLOYD SPORTS HALL OF FAMER CULBERSON DIES AT 91

Written by Matt Davis on May 15, 2012. Posted in Sports

A Rome sports legend has passed away.  JM Culberson died yesterday at the age of 91.  He was inducted into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.  Culberson was signed to the New York Giants baseball team and played with minor league affiliates in Jacksonville, Florida and Jersey City, New Jersey before coming back to Rome to play in the textile leagues until they ended.  He also served for 20 years as a football official for the Georgia High School Association.

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