The 49th annual Atlanta Steeplechase will take place this Saturday at the Kingston Downs off US 411 near the Floyd/Bartow County line. Gates will open at 9 am. The first race is set for 1:30 pm with the final race to take place at 4 pm.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative invites the public to join them for Waterfest XIV, which is set for Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Once again, the event will include a 13-mile canoe and kayak race on the Oostanaula River, canoe and kayak tug-o-wars, an Environmental Fair and an Environmental Quiz Bowl for area elementary schools. New this year – the Waterfest 5K and Fun Run, which will have a giant water slide at the finish line, and the Three Rivers Kayak Fishing Tournament.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 yesterday afternoon in the closer of a three game series at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park.
Model High School principal Glenn White has been elected as president of the Georgia High School Association. White was chosen to serve in that capacity at the semiannual meeting of the State Executive Committee of the GHSA on April 14th in Macon; he was elected by a unanimous vote of the 58 member committee, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.
Have you been thinking about heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend? AAA, The Auto Club Group, is advising travelers to go ahead and make their plans now so as to save time and money.
The Rome Braves were edged by the Charleston Riverdogs 8-7 in the opener of a three game series last night in Charleston, South Carolina.
A quick programming update for listeners of WLAQ AM 1410 – a couple of big things are ahead for this Saturday’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott. An announcement related to our sports programming will be made on the show. In addition, Matt D will have an interview with Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench. Tune into Sports Talk Saturday from 10:30 am until noon on WLAQ, online at www.wlaq1410.com or by using the Tune In app.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008, when it was 6.8 percent. The rate stood at 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March 2013.