The Georgia Department of Public Safety has announced that 15 people lost their lives on the state’s roads over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Two of those fatalities were reported by Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia. The report came from state troopers in Calhoun.
The Darlington Tigers fell short of their bid for a state title with a loss to Wesleyan 11-5 in game two of the Class AA championship series on Tuesday in Norcross.
The Atlanta Hawks are hoping to avoid being swept by LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals as the teams face off in game four tonight at Cleveland. The Cavs hold a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series; they are a win away from heading to the NBA Finals.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. Their 4:30 pm caucus 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.
The Atlanta Braves opened a 10-game road trip out west with a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Monday night in LA.
The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 4-2 in the opener of a three game series at Charleston, South Carolina on Monday evening. The outing featured a rehab appearance by Atlanta Brave Joey Terdoslavich, who went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Police are investigating a shooting incident that took the life of 22-year-old Travious Deshune Floyd early Sunday morning. According to reports, police responded to a fight involving pepper spray at The Peach on Broad Street, at which time gunshots were heard. Floyd was found shot in front of the Historic Floyd County Courthouse. Anyone with information related to the case is asked to call the Rome Police Department at (706) 238-5111.