The 2015 Masters golf tournament is on the books. Jordan Spieth won the Green Jacket on Sunday in Augusta, just one year after being denied the opportunity to become the youngest Masters champion in history. He tied the score set by Tiger Woods in 1997 at 18-under 270.
The Rome Braves notched their first win of the season 3-2 over the Asheville Tourists in the finale of a four game series at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday. The Braves welcome the Savannah Sand Gnats to Rome for a three game-series tonight thru Wednesday. Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7 pm.
A criminal investigation into questionable purchases made by employees of the Floyd County Board of Education is currently underway by the Floyd County Police Criminal Investigation Division, following complaints from the Board and Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaniel.
There are a number of events to which you may avail yourself in Rome and Floyd County this weekend –
The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets 4-3 in the finale of a three game series at Turner Field on Sunday, ending the Braves’ season-opening winning streak at five games.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Washington Wizards 108-99 in DC on Sunday night. Most of the Hawks’ starters were given the night off. The team was led offensively by Shelvin Mack, who contributed 14 points, six assists and four rebounds.
An arrest has been made in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred on Tuesday night on Copeland Street. Joseph Hamilton Jackson, age 28, has been accused of shooting 22-year-old Detavious Jamalcom Milner, who died in the incident. Jackson now faces charges of murder and parole violation.
Members of the Rome Police Department’s Selective Enforcement Unit were recognized on Thursday at a Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Mothers Against Drunk Driving sponsored DUI enforcement awards banquet held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. According to a release from the Rome Police, officers Aaron Thacker and David McGuire, members of the RPD’s DUI Task Force, were recognized as Bronze Pin recipients for their efforts in DUI enforcement and arrests for the year 2014. The Rome Police Department was also recognized for its overall DUI enforcement efforts with the DUI Heroes Award for a Category Four sized agency (with 51-100 officers). The overall departmental award was due to the outstanding performance in DUI enforcement/arrests by both the Selective Enforcement Unit’s DUI Task Force as well as the Uniformed Patrol Division.