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POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Police are investigating a shooting incident that took the life of 22-year-old Travious Deshune Floyd early Sunday morning.  According to reports, police responded to a fight involving pepper spray at The Peach on Broad Street, at which time gunshots were heard.  Floyd was found shot in front of the Historic Floyd County Courthouse.  Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call the Rome Police Department at (706) 238-5111.

MEMORIAL DAY A TIME TO HONOR THE FALLEN

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died while serving in our nation’s Armed Forces.  Originally dubbed Decoration Day, the observation began after the American Civil War in 1868.  It has been observed on the last Monday in May since 1971.

HAWKS FALL IN OT TO CAVS; HOPE TO AVOID SWEEP IN EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-111 in overtime in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Cavaliers now have a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

DARLINGTON BASEBALL CONTINUES QUEST FOR STATE TITLE TODAY; LISTEN ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2015. Posted in Sports

Darlington School’s baseball team will continue their quest for a state title today as they face Wesleyan on the road in the Class AA State Championship series.  Wesleyan currently holds a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series after picking up a 6-4 win in the opener on Saturday.  Game two is set for 1 pm this afternoon; game three (if necessary) will be played thirty minutes after the conclusion of game two.  Coverage of the series is being provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge.  You can also listen online at www.theridge957.com or by using the TuneIn app on your mobile device.

NUMEROUS EVENTS PLANNED FOR LOCAL OBSERVATION OF MEMORIAL DAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

Today is Memorial Day.  It is a day set aside across the nation to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives while defending our country in the Armed Forces.  A number of activities are scheduled to take place around Rome and Floyd County to honor the fallen.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2015. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will hold their next meeting on Tuesday instead of today, due to the Memorial Day holiday.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Both are open to the public.

ATLANTA BRAVES CLOSE OUT HOMESTAND WITH WIN OVER MILWAUKEE BREWERS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in the series finale between the teams at Turner Field on Sunday, allowing the Braves to take three of four from the Brewers.

BRAVES WRAP SERIES WITH WIN OVER SAND GNATS

Written by Matt Davis on May 25, 2015. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 5-1 in the finale of a five game series between the teams (and of an eight game homestand) at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday.  The Braves will be in Charleston, South Carolina tonight to face the Riverdogs at 6:35 pm.

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