A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train this morning. According to Sergeant Rusty Blair with the Rome City Police, Floyd County 911 received a call at about 7:20 am that the man was hit by the train at the Turner McCall Boulevard overpass directly behind Kroger. He was pronounced dead just after 8 am. His identity has not been released as of yet.
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.
The May 20th primary election is on the books, and the results are in!
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.