The Rome Braves snapped a five-game losing streak with a 7-3 victory over the Savannah Sand Gnats on Sunday afternoon in game three of a four game series at Grayson Stadium in Savannah, which also resulted in the end of a five-game winning streak for the Sand Gnats.
WHO’S THE BEST SPELLER IN FLOYD COUNTY? FIND OUT TONIGHT AT THE SIXTH ANNUAL HARBOR HOUSE SPELL OFF!
Local professionals will duke it out to see who’s the best speller in Rome and Floyd County at the sixth annual Harbor House Adult Spell Off, presented by the Harbin Clinic, tonight at 7 pm at the DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. Spell Off teams are comprised of three adults, ages 21 and up. You can still vote for your favorite team online at www.harbinclinic.com/harborhousespelloff. Votes are $1 apiece and will pave the way for teams to receive ‘stingers’, providing the teams with respell opportunities in the competition.
An elderly man from Alabama was killed yesterday in a two-vehicle wreck at the intersection of US 27 and Walker Mountain Road. According to reports,
a Chevrolet Aveo being driven by 60 year old Marion Bell was traveling north on US 27 and made a left turn onto Walker Mountain Road in front of a large grader traveling south on US 27. Jerry Wayne Bell, age 70 and of Muscadine, Alabama, was killed in the collision. His wife, Marion, was seriously injured.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Miami Marlins 5-4 last night, leading the Marlins to a three-game sweep of the Braves at Miami’s Marlins Park.
Tonight’s the big night of the first First Friday concert for 2014. The Broad Street Block Party will be held from 7 pm until 10 pm on the 200-400 blocks of Broad Street; it will feature two stages and performances by Tinsley Ellis and Babes Bayou.
Paddle powered fun for everyone will be the order of business at Waterfest XIV to be hosted by the Coosa River Basin Initiative today and Saturday at Ridgeferry Park in Rome. As in years past, the event will feature a 13 mile canoe and kayak race on the Oostanaula River, canoe and kayak tug-o-wars, an Environmental Fair and an Environmental Quiz Bowl for area elementary schools. New this
year for Waterfest – the Waterfest 5K and Fun Run, which will feature a giant water slide at the finish line, and the Three Rivers Kayak Fishing Tournament.
The Atlanta Hawks were defeated by the Indiana Pacers 95-88 in game six of the first round playoff series between the teams in front of a sell-out crowd last night at the Philips Arena. This forces a game seven in the series, which will be played Saturday at Indy. The winner of that game will proceed to the second round of the playoffs vs. the Washington Wizards.
The Rome Braves dropped a heartbreaker to the Asheville Tourists 8-7 last night in the finale of a three game series at McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina, allowing the Tourists to complete a three-game sweep of the Braves. The Braves had a 7-2 lead heading into the eighth, but the Tourists scored two runs in the bottom of that inning and four more runs in the bottom of the ninth to rally back for the win.