Many local candidates are undoubtedly very happy with the results of Tuesday’s primary election.
They came oh-so-close, but no cigar for the Rome Braves on Tuesday night as they fell to the Lakewood Blueclaws 6-4 in the finale of a four game series last night at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey. The game was tied 4-4 going into the ninth, but unfortunately for the Braves, the Blueclaws emerged as victors with a two run homer from Dylan Cozens in the bottom of that inning. Highlights included a home run from Jake Schrader in the Braves’ four run eighth inning. Andy Otero took the loss in relief for Rome, while Cody Forsythe got the win for Lakewood.
Today is election day! Polls opened at 7 am and will remain open until 7 pm. Voters must present one of six acceptable forms of identification, including a driver’s license, when they go to the polls.
For most sports fans, there’s nothing like being at the big game. Especially if you can be a part of the action. That’s been the case for more than two decades for Rome resident Doug Shows. Shows has served for more than 20 years as a referee for the NCAA, allowing him to see some of the biggest outings in college basketball.
The Atlanta Braves blanked the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Tuesday night in game two of a four game set between the teams at Turner Field, allowing the Braves to pick up their third straight win.
The Floyd County Police Department has announced that an arrest has been made in connection with the April 14, 2014 armed robbery of the Kangaroo gas station at 1881 Calhoun Road in Rome. Austin William Martin, age 19 and of 606 West 10th Street in Rome, has been arrested and charged with armed robbery of the store. He was found at his residence and was arrested on an outstanding failure to appear warrant as well.
Schools helped to make Floyd County the best place in the country to live, according to SmartAsset, a technology-based financial firm in New York. SmartAsset rated communities across the country based on education, safety and tax rates, as stated in a press release from the Floyd County schools.