A Rockmart man died in a early morning wreck in Cave Spring on Sunday. Eric Andra Kinnemore, age 49, was pronounced dead on the scene after the crash that occurred on US 411 near Buttermilk Road around 6:30 am. He was the passenger of 26 year old Timothy Perkins of Rome, who reportedly fell asleep behind the wheel, left the roadway and hit a tree. Perkins was hospitalized for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident.
Thunderstorms are in the forecast this week for the Greater Rome area, according to the National Weather Service. A 40 to 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms has been predicted for each day through this Sunday.
The Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, allowing the Braves to take two of three from the Cards over the weekend.
Summer heat continues to be a concern for emergency management officials as we have entered into August, a month known for its proverbial ‘dog days’. Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Tim Herrington reminds the public that a number of cooling shelters remain available to those seeking relief from the heat. He adds that, fortunately, this area has avoided any serious issues due to sweltering temperatures.
Motorists are finding the lowest gas prices for this time of year since 2004, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. The organization reports that Sunday’s national average price of $2.12 is 24 cents above the average price of 12 years ago but 50 cents less than a year ago and $1.36 less than two years ago.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm in the Sam King Room, which will be followed by their 6:30 pm meeting in the commissioners’ second-floor chambers. Both are open to the public.
The Rome Braves took a 9-7 victory from the Columbia Fireflies in the finale of an eight-game homestand on Sunday at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves will be in Charleston, South Carolina tonight to take on the Riverdogs at 7:05 pm.
Do you feel like enjoying some dinner and live music in downtown Rome tonight? There are two events to which you might avail yourself – the Tomato Sandwich Supper at the Rome First United Methodist Church and the final First Friday concert of 2016 at Bridgepoint Plaza.