The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the Seattle Mariners 2-0 yesterday at Turner Field, allowing the Mariners to sweep the brief two-game series between the teams. It was the Braves’ seventh shut out loss of the season.
An inmate at the Floyd County Prison was found dead on Tuesday morning. Christopher Michael Marinos, age 30, was taken to Floyd Medical Center after he was discovered unresponsive in his cell. Officials with the Georgia Department of Corrections believe Marinos’ death was a suicide. His body is being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy; the investigation into the matter continues.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced his intentions to stop an increase in the motor fuel tax that was slated to go into effect on July 1st. The average price for a gallon of gas increased to $3.66 from $3.21 in January and would have resulted in a 15 percent increase in the state gas tax.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Seattle Mariners 7-5 in the opener of a brief two-game series at Turner Field last night.
The Rome Braves were denied a sweep of the Augusta Greenjackets as the Greenjackets beat the Braves 12-8 in the finale of a three game series last night at Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium. Thus ends a seven game road trip that left Rome with three wins and four losses.
There’s a new sheriff in town at the Coosa River Basin Initiative. David Tucker officially assumed the post of Executive Director of the organization on Monday. He succeeds Joe Cook, who remains a part of the CRBI’s staff as Advocacy and Communications Coordinator.
Wright Metal Products Crates, LLC, purchased a building located in the Floyd County Industrial Park for a $1 million modernization, which will mean the creation of 50 new jobs.
The Rome Braves picked up their second win in a row over the Augusta Greenjackets 4-3 last night in game two of a three game series at Augusta’s Lake Olmstead Stadium.