It’s hard to believe that the 2014 season is over for the Rome Braves. The Braves concluded their season on Labor Day with a loss to the Savannah Sand Gnats.
The Knights of Columbus from St. Mary’s Catholic Church served up a Rome tradition at their annual Labor Day Barbecue at the Rome Civic Center yesterday.
Mental illness. It typically comes with a stigma, but getting treated for mental illness can reap great rewards. This is the message of Jim Moore, president of the local chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Moore indicates that many tragedies that occur in our nation on a regular basis could possibly be prevented with proper treatment of those who perpetrate the offenses.
The Rome Braves closed out the 2014 season with a Labor Day loss to the Savannah Sand Gnats of 4-1 yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium. With the loss, the Braves settled for a split in their four game series with the Sand Gnats.
Berry College athletics has announced its football ticket plans for the 2014 season. Season tickets are available for admittance to all five home games, which will be played at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome. Three options are available, all of which include Berry’s Mountain Day game on October 4th. New this year is a reserved section featuring chair back seats and bench seating with prime sight-lines behind the Vikings’ sideline. Get more information about Berry football tickets online at www.berryvikings.com. Those with questions are asked to email email@example.com.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety has reported that 10 people lost their lives on Georgia’s roads over the Labor Day holiday weekend, matching the number of fatalities that occurred last year over Labor Day weekend. The 78-hour holiday period began on Friday evening at 6 pm and ended last night at midnight. Of this year’s 10 fatalities, six were investigated by the Georgia State Patrol while the other four were investigated by local agencies. Two fatalities were reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia; those were investigated by state troopers in Rome and Calhoun.
The Atlanta Braves found themselves on the unfavorable end of a no-hitter as they fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 in a Labor Day outing at Turner Field yesterday. Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels and three relievers joined forces to throw the first combined no-hitter in Phillies franchise history. Hamels got the win after rendering the Braves hitless over six innings, walking five and striking out seven. Julio Teheran took the loss for Atlanta; he gave up five runs (two of them earned) and five hits, walked four and struck out three in six and two-third innings.
The Knight’s of Columbus from St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be serving up tradition at their annual Labor Day Barbecue today at the Rome Civic Center. Barbecue, Brunswick stew, baked beans and all the fixings will be available for dine-in or carry out from 10 am until 2 pm or until food runs out.