Gas prices continued their spring push over the past week amid tightened supplies and increasing demand, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is the highest since August. Prices in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee reached their highest levels since March 2013, September and August, respectively.
The Rome Braves fell to the Hagerstown Suns 6-2 in the finale of a four game series last evening
at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Maryland. The Suns took the series by three games to the Braves’ one.
The Atlanta Hawks topped the Indiana Pacers 107-88 in NBA action last night in Indianapolis. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 25 points. The win allowed Atlanta to extend its lead over the New York Knicks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference to two full games.
The rain that covered Northwest Georgia to close out the weekend is expected to continue to pelt the area through the first part of the work week. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of the state that remains in effect through 2 am on Tuesday morning. Additional rainfall of one to two inches are possible today and tonight.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington
Nationals 2-1 yesterday afternoon in the finale of a three-game weekend series in DC, thus denying the Braves a sweep of the Nats.
Rome resident Doug Shows is slated to be among three on-the-court officials serving at tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game. U.Conn is slated to go head to head with Kentucky in the title game at Arlington, Texas. The game is scheduled to get underway at 9 pm and will be televised on CBS.