Today is Memorial Day. It is a day set aside across the nation to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives while defending our country in the Armed Forces. A number of activities are scheduled to take place around Rome and Floyd County to honor the fallen.
The Rome City Commission will hold their next meeting on Tuesday instead of today, due to the Memorial Day holiday. 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. Both are open to the public.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 in the series finale between the teams at Turner Field on Sunday, allowing the Braves to take three of four from the Brewers.
The Rome Braves beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 5-1 in the finale of a five game series between the teams (and of an eight game homestand) at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday. The Braves will be in Charleston, South Carolina tonight to face the Riverdogs at 6:35 pm.
Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died while serving in our nation’s Armed Forces. Originally dubbed Decoration Day, the observation began after the American Civil War in 1868. It has been observed on the last Monday in May since 1971.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-111 in overtime in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers now have a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Darlington School’s baseball team will continue their quest for a state title today as they face Wesleyan on the road in the Class AA State Championship series. Wesleyan currently holds a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series after picking up a 6-4 win in the opener on Saturday. Game two is set for 1 pm this afternoon; game three (if necessary) will be played thirty minutes after the conclusion of game two. Coverage of the series is being provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge. You can also listen online at www.theridge957.com or by using the TuneIn app on your mobile device.
It’s graduation time for students in the Floyd County and Rome City Schools!