Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites will offer family-friendly activities to celebrate “National Kids to Parks Day” on Saturday, May 16th.
The Atlanta Braves ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three game series in Cincinnati on Monday night.
The Rome Braves edged the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-6 in 10 innings at State Mutual Stadium on Monday night. The finale of the four game series between the teams (and a seven game homestand for the Braves) is set for this morning at 10:30 am.
AAA has predicted that 37.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day weekend, a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled during that time last year. Some 33 million of those travelers will reach their destination by automobile.
The funeral service for longtime Floyd County Commissioner and educator Sam Burrell has been planned for this Wednesday at 11 am at Metropolitan United Methodist Church, 700 Broad Street in Rome. Interment will follow in the East View Cemetery.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Washington Wizards 106-101 on Monday night in DC to tie the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the teams at two games a piece.
In spite of oil reaching its highest price of the year, the national average price for gasoline declined on Sunday for the first time since rising 27 cents during a period of 25 consecutive days, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that during that same time, the price rose 30 cents in Georgia. US gas prices are currently $1 cheaper than this time last year, and motorists are saving an average of $15 on a full tank of gas.
Senator David Perdue of Georgia recently delivered his first speech on the floor of the US Senate. It was one of many firsts for the freshman Senator, who states that executive power, foreign policy (particularly concerning Iran) and the nation’s debt crisis are among his top concerns.