The Rome Braves beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-3 in walk off fashion in the series closer between the teams yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium, following a rain delay of just under two hours. The Braves were down 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth, at which time they scored three runs to tie up the game. They won it with a three run homer from Josh Elander in the bottom of the ninth.
The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 in game two of the NBA Finals last night in Miami. The series is now tied at a game apiece. Game three is set for tomorrow night at 9 pm in San Antonio.
The June edition of the 2013 First Friday concert series is set for this evening. Local residents are urged to bring their lawn chairs out to Bridgepoint Plaza in downtown Rome from 7 pm until 10 pm and enjoy the music of Revival – An Allman Brothers Experience.
Over in Cartersville, the Tellus Science Museum will hold its 23rd annual Rock Fest this weekend. Marketing director Joe Schulman says there will be great shopping opportunities, activities for children, and more.
The Atlanta Braves topped the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 in the closer of a four game series yesterday at Dodger Stadium.
Finster Fest 2013 will be held this weekend at Dowdy Park in Summerville. The festival, which pays tribute to the late folk artist Howard Finster, is scheduled for Saturday, June 8th from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday, June 9th from noon until 5 pm. It will be highlighted by tours of Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens, along with music, art, and more.
Two have been charged in the early Sunday murder of a Wheeler Street man. Antonio Devion Jones, age 22, has been charged with felony murder and armed robbery and remained in jail without bond last night. Andrika Waddell, age 19, has been charged with felony tampering with evidence. A warrant is still out for the arrest of 26 year old Jammarcus Rashad Sullivan for felony murder.