The Rome Braves were crushed by the Asheville Tourists 11-1 last night in the opener of a three game series in Asheville, North Carolina.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety has reported that 11 people lost their lives on the state’s roads over the July Fourth holiday weekend. The 78-hour holiday period began on Thursday evening at 6 pm and ended at midnight last night. Four of those fatalities were investigated by the Georgia State Patrol, with seven of them investigated by local agencies. There was one fatality reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia; it was investigated by state troopers in Calhoun.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. They’ll gather for an abbreviated caucus session at 1:30 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Craig Kimbrel, Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran have all been tapped to represent the Atlanta Braves on the National League roster in the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Justin Upton is one of five candidates for the NL Final Vote, for which voting concludes on Thursday afternoon.
AAA, The Auto Club Group has announced that the United States has surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s biggest oil producer this year. According to a report from the Bank of America Corporation, the US is projected to remain the top producer of 2014 because domestic output is anticipated to increase and production growth outside the US has been lower than anticipated.
A young bowler from Rome is poised to compete in National Junior Gold Championships in Buffalo, New York next week. Rachel Sanchez, a 10 year old student at West End Elementary, will be the youngest competitor ever in the national tournament. Rachel is a member of the Rome/Floyd USBC (United States Bowling Congress) Youth Bowling Association.
The Atlanta Braves saw their most recent winning streak end at nine with a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Turner Field.
The Rome Braves fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 3-1 yesterday evening in the finale of a three game series at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark in Charleston, South Carolina, allowing the Riverdogs to take the series 2-1.