The Atlanta Hawks will continue their current four game road trip as they head to the ‘great white north’ (otherwise known as Canada) to take on the Toronto Raptors tonight. Tip off is set for 7 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
College softball is on tap for today as the Shorter University Lady Hawks hit the road for Cleveland, Tennessee to take on Lee University in a double header. First pitch of game one is set for 3 pm. The Lady Hawks are currently 24-4 overall for the 2013 season.
A gaming bust on Monday morning led to the closure of seven convenience stores around Rome and Floyd County. Rome Police Chief Elaine Snow told WLAQ News/The Ridge Report that the bust resulted from an investigation into reports of illegal gambling machines at these establishments, which included four in the City of Rome and three in Floyd County. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department, the Rome City Police, the Floyd County Police, the Rome Floyd Metro Drug Task Force and the Floyd County District Attorney’s Office participated in the bust. Chief Snow says that warrants have been served to the operators of these stores and that the investigation is ongoing.
An American classic will take to the stage at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome when the Rome Little Theatre opens their production of The Wizard of Oz this Friday night. Tracy Hellreigel, who plays Glenda the Good Witch, says that the RLT version of The Wizard of Oz is very similar to the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 yesterday in Spring Training action down in Lakeland, Florida. Juan Francisco catapulted the Braves to victory with a lead-off home run in the ninth inning. Braves starter Tim Hudson gave up only one run on four hits in four innings of work in his final Spring Training appearance for 2013. Hudson is slated to be the starting pitcher for the Braves opening day game against the Philadelphia Phillies next Monday night at Turner Field.
The Berry College baseball team lost a non-conference match up with Emory University 3-1 in Atlanta yesterday. With the loss, the Vikings’ record drops to 12-12 for the season. They’ll close out the week in Memphis, Tennessee with a three game series against Southern Athletic Association rival Rhodes College, starting tomorrow.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4:45 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both meetings are open to the public. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Georgia State Senate passed three bills carried by Senator Chuck Hufstetler of Rome in the remaining five days of the 2013 legislative session. The healthcare bills modernize medical terms and requirements while the local legislation allows more options for counties and municipalities, according to a release from the Georgia Senate Press Office.