Stormy weather closed out the weekend for residents of Rome and Northwest Georgia, and more is headed our way, according to local emergency management officials. Heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds are in the forecast through Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch that will take effect at midnight tonight and will remain in effect through 2 am Thursday morning.
Motorists in Florida continued to experience a drop in the price at the pump, but gas prices rose in Georgia and Tennessee this week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. 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. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Rome Braves ended a five game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators in the finale of a four game series (and of a seven game homestand) at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Kannapolis threatened with two runs in the top of the ninth, but Rome held on to take the victory.
Early voting begins today for the May 20th primary election. Republicans and Democrats will determine who will represent their party for state and local posts in the general election in November.
A Rome-based hairstylist will offer discounted haircuts to raise money for a mission trip to Ecuador. Jena Owens will help children at an orphanage in Ecuador in July as part of a mission trip organized by Five Points Church in Dallas, Georgia, a church attended by her friend, Andrea Moore. Owens will be raising money for that trip during a Cut-a-Thon to be held this Sunday, May 4th from 1 pm until 4 pm at Buffey’s Tanning and Style Salon in the Central Plaza in Rome. There will also be a bake sale, pizza provided by Papa John’s and drinks.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 in 10 innings yesterday afternoon at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to sweep the three-game weekend series between the teams.
The Atlanta Hawks hope to break the tie in their Eastern Conference playoff series with the Indiana Pacers, which continues tonight at Indy. The best-of-seven series is now even at 2-2 after the Pacers edged the Hawks 91-88 on Saturday afternoon in Atlanta.