A group of concerned citizens is spearheading the effort to present the second annual Rome Floyd County Memorial Day event at Ridge Ferry Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th. Activities will begin at 10 am.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Andrew McKirahan received an 80-day suspension on Monday after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance that is banned under Major League Baseball’s Drug Prevention and Treatment program. His positive drug test was likely to have come before he was claimed by Atlanta off waivers from the Miami Marlins at the beginning of April.
It’s Georgia Cities Week, and the City of Rome is joining in this observation with a number of activities throughout the week.
US Representative Tom Graves, who represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, voted last week to support the Death Tax Repeal Act (HR 1105), a measure intended to repeal the estate tax, also known as the death tax.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and continue their current nine game road trip with a stop in New York to face the Mets tonight thru Thursday. Trevor Cahill is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s opener; Jon Niese will get the start for New York. First pitch is slated for 7:10 pm at Citi Field. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Rome Braves fell to the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-5 in the opener of a three game series at Savannah last night. That series continues tonight with a 7:05 pm match at Grayson Stadium.
Increases in the price at the gas pump over the past week were triggered by the most expensive oil of 2015, and prices could continue to climb this week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which states that the national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.45 per gallon, up six cents since last Sunday. The price rose by nine cents in Georgia.
The Floyd County Police Department’s investigative division is seeking information about a man who was found unconscious on the side of the road in Armuchee on Saturday.