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.
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.
A Rome runner will aim to break a speed record while running the Appalachian Trail this summer, and his journey will be captured in a documentary film. Drew Burnett plans to run the AT (a span of 2,180 miles) with the intention of breaking the current speed record of 46 days and 11 hours, a goal which will require him to cover an average of 54 miles per day.
Reverend David and Bettie Pearson, volunteers with the Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary for 11 years, were named Good Samaritan Volunteers of the Year on Wednesday. The award was presented at Floyd’s annual volunteer appreciation luncheon at Berry College’s Krannert Center as part of Floyd’s commemoration as part of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, according to an FMC media release.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 last night in Philadelphia, thanks largely to a dominant performance from starting pitcher Julio Teheran.
The Rome Braves finished their first home stand of the 2014 season with an exciting 4-3 win over the Lexington Legends in 11 innings yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves were lifted to victory courtesy of a walk off run scoring single from Dan The Braves are on the road again; they’ll be in Charleston, South Carolina tonight thru Saturday night for a three game series against the Riverdogs. First pitch of tonight’s series opener is slated for 7:05 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Air time for the pre-game show is 6:50 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up their regular season with a 111-103 win over the Milwaukee Bucks last night in Milwaukee, allowing the Hawks to sweep the three-game season series between the teams. Mike Scott led Atlanta in scoring with 17 points.