The Rome Braves were defeated by the Lexington Legends 5-3 in 14 innings on Tuesday night at State Mutual Stadium. The teams will conclude their three-game series this afternoon at 1 pm.
Today is the first day of school for students within the Floyd County School System. Superintendent Dr. John Jackson has a word of advice for the community as a new year school year begins – be mindful of others in traffic. Remain alert when approaching a school zone, particularly during the first few days of classes.
The Junior Service League of Rome is once again doing their part to make sure that local students have all the supplies they need to head back to school via the League4Learning initiative. League members delivered supplies to schools around the area last week.
A high speed chase that began in Alabama ended in Floyd County on Monday. The suspect has been identified as David Dwayne Phillips of Attala, Alabama. Phillips was reportedly driving a car that had been stolen from Conyers, Georgia. He was captured in Cave Spring and was being held in the Floyd County Jail without bond on Monday night, awaiting extradition back to Alabama.
The Atlanta Braves were off on Monday and will return to action tonight with the opener of a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Turner Field. Matt Kemp will make his debut in a Braves uniform this evening, after being acquired in a trade with the San Diego Padres on Saturday. Mike Foltynewicz will serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta, while Gerrit Cole will head to the mound for Pittsburgh. First pitch is slated for 7:10 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410. Air time is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Rome Braves were blasted by the Lexington Legends 17-2 in game one of a three game set at State Mutual Stadium on Monday night. The teams will meet again this evening at 7 pm.
Gas prices have fallen by three cents nationwide over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club, which reports that the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $2.14 on Sunday, the lowest mark since April and the lowest price for this date since 2004. That price is 15 cents less than one month ago, 53 cents less than a year ago and $1.38 cheaper than the same date two years ago.
The 6th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge will take the stage at the Rome City Auditorium on Saturday, August 20th at 7 pm.