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BRAVES’ LOSS AT PITTSBURGH PUTS A DAMPER ON SNITKER’S DEBUT

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

Brian Snitker’s debut as the Atlanta Braves’ interim manager was spoiled by a Braves loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates 12-9 in game two of a four game series at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Tuesday night.

PARATRANSIT BUS CATCHES FIRE, PASSENGERS SAFELY EVACUATED

Written by Matt Davis on May 17, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A Rome Transit Department paratransit bus caught fire on Monday, though no injuries were reported in the incident.  Bus driver Venita Mathis has been called a hero for safely evacuating her passengers, six disabled adults from the Network Day Service Center, before the vehicle was completely destroyed by the blaze.  Officials continue their investigation into the cause of the fire.

FALLEN PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL SET FOR FRIDAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 17, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

The 20th annual Rome-Floyd County Fallen Peace Officers Memorial Service will be held this Friday at 11 am outside the Joint Law Enforcement Center in downtown Rome.  Some 20 people who have died in the line of duty will be honored at the event, which is open to the public.  An honor roll will be read; it will be accompanied by a 21-gun salute.  At the end of the service, family members will lay roses on the markers of their loved ones.

ROME BRAVES TAKE OPENER AT COLUMBIA

Written by Matt Davis on May 17, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves beat the Columbia Fireflies 5-1 in game one of a three-game set at Columbia, South Carolina on Monday night.  The teams will go head to head again tonight at 7:05 pm.

ROME BRAVES FALL AT COLUMBIA

Written by Matt Davis on May 18, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves fell to the Columbia Fireflies 3-1 in the middle outing of a three game set in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday night.  The teams will go head to head in the series finale this morning at 11:05 am.

LOCAL LAUNCH OF JEWISH-CHRISTIAN BIBLE SET FOR THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on May 17, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

A translation of the Bible intended to connect Jewish people with Jesus and Christians with their Hebrew roots will be officially launched in Rome on Saturday.  Holy Scriptures:  Tree of Life Version was commissioned by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society and published by Baker Publishing Group.  It is being touted as the first authoritative Jewish Holy Scriptures to include the New Testament.

BRAVES DROP SERIES OPENER AT PITTSBURGH

Written by Matt Davis on May 17, 2016. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-5 on Monday night in the opener of a four game series at Pittsburgh.

AAA:  GAS PRICES HIT HIGHEST AVERAGE IN SEVEN MONTHS

Written by Matt Davis on May 16, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices have hit their highest average since October yet there was little movement at the pump over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average increased by one cent from last week.  That average has remained above $2 a gallon for 53 consecutive days.

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