The Atlanta Hawks are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The top-seeded Hawks will open up the best-of-seven series with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at the Philips Arena. Tip off is set for 8:30 pm. If you can’t make it down to Atlanta to watch the game in person, you can watch it on television on TNT.
The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 2-0 in an early Education Day game at State Mutual Stadium on Tuesday. Another early game is ahead for the Braves and the Riverdogs today as they are slated to face each other in a Business Person’s Special at 1 pm.
PROVIDENCE PREP’S TEAM FOOD4THOUGHT WINS $5,000 FOR ACTION MINISTRIES ROME IN LEAD2FEED HUNGER CHALLENGE
Providence Preparatory Academy’s Team Food4Thought has been chosen as one of ten third place winners in this year’s Lead2Feed: The World Hunger Leadership Challenge. As such, the team will receive a $5,000 charitable grant that will be given to Action Ministries Rome.
Floyd County Government, Keep Rome/Floyd Beautiful and OTR Wheel Engineering are teaming up to offer a “Free Residential Dump Day” in the Shannon community on Saturday, May 30th from 9 am until 2 pm. According to Floyd County Public Works, the event will be held at the Old Mill on East First Street in Shannon. County crews and community service workers will be on site to assist with the unloading of vehicles. Acceptable materials include carpet, lumber, scrap steel, appliances and furniture. Items that will NOT be accepted include household garbage, electronics, paint, liquids, tires and batteries.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 in the opener of a brief two-game interleague series between the teams last night at Turner Field, effectively ending a three-game winning streak for the Braves.
The Berry College eaglets are spreading their wings and taking flight. B4 and B5 hatched earlier this year in an eagle’s nest located in a tree between the college’s main entrance and the parking lot of the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center. Both have made their first flights successfully, according to Rome News-Tribune Associate Editor (and wildlife enthusiast) Doug Walker. Though, he states, these flights were not without challenges.
Coaching legend Joe Kines, a Cedartown native and longtime coordinator and assistant coach in the SEC, is slated to be the guest speaker for Pepperell High School’s baccalaureate service. The program for seniors will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the PHS auditorium.
The Darlington baseball team is bound for the Class AA state championship! The Tigers are one step closer to a state title after sweeping a double-header with Rabun County at home in the Class AA semifinals on Monday. Darlington won the opener 5-2, thanks in large part to a grand slam from Burton Dulaney in the bottom of the fifth. They won the nightcap by a score of 12-2 in five innings.