The Rome and Floyd County Habitat for Humanity held a home dedication yesterday. It was for the home of the Adams’ family at 232 Couper Street in Rome. Candice Adams will inhabit the house with her three children.
The Rome Braves lost to the Charleston Riverdogs 6-1 in the series closer between the teams yesterday evening at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, South Carolina. The Braves won one of five games in their series with the Riverdogs, who maintain the top spot in the Southern Division of the South Atlantic League with 29 wins and 13 losses. The Braves are in last place with 9 wins and 33 losses. Yesterday’s game was the last of an eight-game road trip that started in Augusta and left the Braves with three wins and five losses for the whole trip.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 yesterday in the finale of a three game series in Tampa Bay. Tim Hudson got the win for the Braves, after keeping the Rays scoreless in seven and two-third innings of work. Craig Kimbrel got the save.
Shorter University’s 10th ranked Lady Hawks softball team are headed to the Elite Eight of the 2012 NAIA Softball National Championship after eliminating defending national champion Oregon Tech from this year’s tourney with a 5-1 win on Saturday in the final day of play in Pool G. The Lady Hawks will play Cal State San Marcos, the winner of Pool B, today at 11 am in their first game of the national tournament bracket.
The new Armuchee Connector opened to motorists yesterday morning. A ribbon cutting was held before it officially opened to traffic. The Armuchee Connector is a 2006 SPLOST project. The 2.1 mile road runs from State Mutual Stadium to US 27 near Old Summerville Road.