Officials with voestalpine auto group joined with area leaders to celebrate the opening and future expansion of voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, Inc. in Cartersville on Tuesday. The automovie parts group is manufacturing ultra-high strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers.
The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia continued their observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the annual Take Back The Night Speak Out and Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday night in the courtyard of the First Baptist Church of Rome.
The Paradise Garden Foundation has announced its plans for Finster Fest 2014 in Chattooga County. The event is set for May 31st and June 1st and will include art and live music at Summerville’s Dowdy Park. It is anticipated to host over 50 juried artists in addition to visitors from around the world. Highlights of Finster Fest will include the Man of Vision After Show on the evening of Saturday, May 31st.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Indiana Pacers 101-85 in game two of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 19 points, while Jeff Teague added 14 points. The best-of-seven series is now tied at a game a piece. Game three is set for Thursday night at 7 pm in Atlanta.
The Floyd County Prison was chosen by the Georgia Department of Corrections to be one of three pilot sites in the state’s Re-entry Initiative. The initiative is intended to enable offenders to become more employable and hopefully reduce the rate of recidivism by providing employment opportunities and cognitive and rehabilitative training to eligible inmates, according to a Floyd County media release. Eight state prisoners participated in the program yesterday at the prison.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. A recovering alcoholic from Minneapolis, Minnesota aims to share her story and relay the message that a sober life is most certainly not a boring life. Amber Leone Murphy had struggles with alcohol from her youth. A series of events, including the receipt of a DUI at age 19, eventually led her to hit rock bottom and motivated her to get sober. She has not had a drink since November 6, 2005.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Miami Marlins 1-0 in a pitchers’ duel at Turner Field last night.
The Rome Braves fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 11-4 last night in the middle game of a three-game set between the teams at State Mutual Stadium.