It was indeed a special night at State Mutual Stadium last night with the return of Atlanta Braves catcher and former Rome Brave Brian McCann, who is in the midst of a major league rehab assignment following shoulder surgery at the end of last season.
The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Indiana Pacers 106-83 last night in game five of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs in Indianapolis. The Pacers have regained the lead in the best of seven series 3-2. The series moves back to Atlanta for game six tomorrow night. Game seven, if necessary, will be played in Indianapolis.
Rome resident Dr. Laurie Johnson was among those in attendance for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas last week.
The Rome Braves beat the Greenville Drive 3-2 in extra innings in the opener of a seven game homestand last night at State Mutual Stadium. It was the Braves’ sixth consecutive win.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals for the first time this season 2-0 last night at Turner Field. The Braves had won their previous nine outings with the Nationals dating back to last season. The Nats won last night’s game with a two-run homer from Ian Desmond in the top of the fourth. Paul Maholm took the loss for the Braves after giving up those two runs and three hits in eight innings pitched. Jordan Zimmerman got the win for Washington, while Rafael Soriano got the save.
The deadline has been extended for proposals for projects to be potentially included in the 2013 SPLOST. The SPLOST application deadline of Friday, May 3rd has been extended a week to Friday, May 10th at 5 pm. According to a release from the Floyd County Manager’s Office, the deadline has been changed in order to provide SPLOST applicants more time to prepare their information. Applications can be delivered to the SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee in care of the Floyd County Manager’s Office, located in Suite 210 of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. They can be mailed to: SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee, c/o Floyd County Manager’s Office, PO Box 946, Rome, Georgia, 30162-0946.