A special Memorial Day service has been scheduled for this Sunday, May 25th at 1 pm at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome. The purpose of the event, as is the purpose of Memorial Day, is to honor our nation’s fallen heroes, according to organizers Jan Johnson and Benny Terry. Johnson’s son, Justin, is among those fallen heroes; he was killed in combat while serving in Iraq.
The Rome Braves opened a seven game homestand with a loss to the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 7-3, on Thursday night at State Mutual Stadium.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that metro Rome’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent in April, down from 7.2 percent in March and from 8.6 percent in April 2013.
The pedestrian that was struck and killed by a train on Wednesday morning has been identified. Ricky Barnett, age 54 and of Taylorsville, died from massive trauma in the incident. According to Sergeant Rusty Blair with the Rome City Police, Floyd County 911 received a call at about 7:20 am that the man was hit by the train at the Turner McCall Boulevard overpass directly behind Kroger. He was pronounced dead just after 8 am.
The Atlanta Braves edged the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in the finale of a four game series on Thursday night at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to take three of four from the Brewers.
A former Cave Spring police officer has been found guilty on 10 counts, including aggravated child molestation, and faces 25 years to life in prison. Patrick Earwood, age 31, was convicted by jurors in Floyd County Superior Court on Wednesday. He was acquitted on one count each of sexual assault against a person in custody and sexual battery. Earwood had been accused of touching or coerced sex acts upon two teen girls and two adult women.
With the recent rise in temperatures in this area, are you craving opportunities to jump in the water? Well, there’s good news for you! The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority has announced that the Northside Swim Center will open for Memorial Day weekend. Opening day is this Saturday, May 24th.
The Atlanta Braves saw a three-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday night with a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-1, in game three of a four game series at Turner Field.