The Atlanta Braves edged the Houston Astros 3-2 last night in the opener of a three game series in Houston, Texas.
The deadline has been extended for entry into the 5th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands! Bands and artists now have until this Friday, June 27th to enter the Battle, which is once again conducted this year by 95.7 FM The Ridge as a benefit for local non-profit Cancer Navigators.
The Sulzbacher Roman Holiday has successfully passed a full inspection by the United States Coast Guard. The 48 passenger excursion boat cleared the dry dock and “in water” inspection conducted June 19th and 20th by Captain Matthew Spolarich of the USCG office based in Savannah.
A Rome man is being held on 10 counts following a search for the suspect near the Floyd/Polk County line.
Last night’s Rome Braves game against the Augusta Greenjackets was halted after three innings due to heavy rain and lightning in Augusta. Augusta had a 2-0 lead at the time of suspension. The game will resume at 11 am today and will be followed by today’s scheduled outing. Ben Poplin will have the play-by-play story for both games on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
A vacant home on Martha Berry Highway near Georgia 140 was engulfed by flames yesterday morning. The owner, Greg Carter, was in the process of making renovations to the home at the time of the blaze. The structure was completely destroyed. Arson is not suspected in the fire. An investigation continues.
It is a time of doing away with the old and ushering in a new state-of-the-art era for the West Rome Animal Clinic with the recent opening of their new facility at 2012 Shorter Avenue. Demolition of the old clinic (in front of the new clinic) began yesterday. An expanded parking lot will be constructed in its place, according to veterinarian Dr. Dan Pate.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5:30 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. Take a look at commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.