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ROME BRAVES DROP EIGHTH STRAIGHT GAME

Written by Matt Davis on May 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Greenville Drive 11-6 last night in Greenville, South Carolina; it was their eighth loss in a row.

NBA PLAYOFF ACTION TO RETURN TO PHILIPS ARENA TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on May 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks will host the Boston Celtics tonight in game five of the Eastern Conference playoffs.  Tip off is set for 8 pm at the Philips Arena.  The Celtics currently lead the series three games to the Hawks’ one.

GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT CONCLUDES TODAY AT STATE MUTUAL STADIUM

Written by Matt Davis on May 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Gulf South Conference Baseball Tournament, which got underway on Friday, concludes today at State Mutual Stadium in Rome.  Delta State will face North Alabama at 10 am.  The winner of that game will head to the Championship game against Alabama-Huntsville at 1 pm.

GEORGIA’S BURN BAN BACK IN EFFECT

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Georgia’s burn ban is back in effect for 54 counties, including Floyd.  It went into effect on May first.  Fire safety educator Daniel Carpenter with the Rome Fire Department says that the ban helps to make the air safer in the summer time.

ATLANTA BRAVES FALL TO CHICAGO CUBS IN SERIES OPENER

Written by Matt Davis on May 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were hoping to keep the momentum going from their three game sweep of the Colorado Rockies over the weekend, but were stopped short last night by the Chicago Cubs as the Cubs beat the Braves 5-1 in the opening game of a three game series at Wrigley Field.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASEBALL HAWKS HEADED FOR NATIONALS!!!

Written by Matt Davis on May 8, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s baseball Hawks are headed out west after being granted an at large bid to participate in the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round.  It will be the 18th ranked Hawks’ first postseason appearance since 2003, according to a Shorter sports release.  Shorter, who finished fourth in the Southern States Athletic Conference regular season standings and third at the SSAC Tournament a couple of weeks ago, are headed for Los Angeles, California after nabbing the number two seed in the Azusa Bracket.  They’ll begin Opening Round play on Thursday at 6:30 pm Eastern Time against third-seeded College of Idaho from Caldwell, Idaho.  If the Hawks make it past opening round play, they’ll be on their way to Lewiston, Idaho for their first ever NAIA World Series appearance.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO CHOOSE NEW COMMISSIONER THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll meet at 6:30 pm at City Hall in downtown Rome.  Commissioners are expected to fill the Ward Two post vacated at the end of February by Duane Reid.  Candidates for the job include:  George Anderson, Ralph Davis Jr., Shirley Denmon, Mike Finnegan, Tyrone Holland, Pete McDonald Jr., Steven McDowell Jr. and Detrick Redding.

ROME MAN KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK

Written by Matt Davis on May 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Rome man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Horseleg Creek Road yesterday evening.  Matthew Sean Warren, age 38 and of a Rosland Drive address, was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center just before 6 pm.  His 19-year-old son, Justin Matthew Warren, was injured in the incident.  The pair were reportedly riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles west on Horseleg Creek Road as a woman was backing her Buick out of a driveway she was using as a turn around.  The Warrens could not stop in time and slammed into the rear of the vehicle.  Both were taken by ambulance to Floyd Medical Center.  The younger Warren was released later in the evening.  An investigation into the incident continues.

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