The Atlanta Braves fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 in 11 innings on Sunday in the finale of a three-game weekend set at Turner Field, allowing Arizona to sweep the series.
The Atlanta Hawks’ 2015-2016 has drawn to a close as they were edged by the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-99 in game four of the second-round NBA playoff series between the teams on Sunday at the Philips Arena, allowing the Cavs to sweep the series.
The Rome Braves lost to the Augusta Greenjackets 7-6 in a Mother’s Day outing at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday. The teams will go head to head again tonight at 7 pm.
There will be no First Friday concert in downtown Rome tonight. The concert series, normally held each May through September, will begin on June 3rd of this year with performances by Jerry on the Moon and South of Heaven. The Georgia Blues Brothers will perform on July 1st, and the series will conclude with a performance by Ellie Lawrence (of NBC’s “The Voice”) on August 5th. All First Friday concerts will take place at Bridgepoint Plaza from 7 pm until 10 pm.
The restoration of the Vann Cherokee Cabin in Cave Spring will soon be complete, and the cabin is on target to open to the public for tours within the next few months, according to Mike Burton, President of the Cave Spring Historical Society.
The Rome Fire Department has won the Johnson Elementary and Krispy Kreme “Have a Sweet Day” award for April. The department was selected for their excellent work promoting fire safety with Johnson fifth-graders, according to a release from the Floyd County Schools.
Some 74 people voted early on Thursday in the May 24th primary election. Of those, 63 were Republicans while 11 were Democrats. Early voting continues through the Friday before the election. For more information, call the Floyd County Elections Office at (706) 291-5167.
The Atlanta Braves were off on Thursday and will open a six-game homestand with a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field over the weekend. Aaron Blair will serve as the starting pitcher for the Braves in tonight’s series opener, while Zack Greinke will head to the mound for the D’backs. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.