The Atlanta Hawks will host the Philadelphia 76ers tonight in the third and final meeting between the teams this season. The Hawks won the first two of those outings; they’ll be in search of the sweep tonight. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Sport South.
The WIC department of Northwest Georgia Public Health will host an outreach event at the Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12th Street in Rome, this Saturday, March 29th from 8 am until 1 pm. WIC Works Out will be a day of outdoor fun, weather permitting, intended to promote a service available to women who are dealing with pregnancy and small children. WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a federally funded program that covers supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education for women who are pregnant or who have been pregnant in the last six months and/or have children as old as five.
Saturday will indeed be a busy day for the Greater Rome area. One of the major events that will be taking place is the Atlanta Braves exhibition game at State Mutual Stadium. First pitch is set for 2:05 pm. The game is sold out.
The Berry College Block and Bridle Club’s 6th annual Battle on the Mountain is slated for tonight at the Gunby
Equine Center on the Berry campus. The event will be highlighted by bullriding, which is slated to begin at 8 pm. Gates will open at 6:30 pm.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville welcomed its one millionth visitor on Thursday morning, or better yet, visitors. Calhoun Elementary School’s third grade students and parents checked in as a group; therefore, the museum celebrated the whole group as their one millionth visitor. They were treated to a confetti shower, good bags and a giant banner announcing their good fortune. The children were also given an admission pass to return to Tellus for another visit with a parent for free.
The roster for the 2014 Braves Future Stars has been released. Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will head up the team, which will feature 14 former Rome Braves players in addition to four members of the current Rome field staff, including field manager Jonathan Schuerholz, hitting coach Bobby Moore, pitching coach Gabe Luckert and trainer Kyle Damschroder.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Portland Trailblazers, 100-85, in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 22 points. The loss was Atlanta’s fifth straight.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate declined to 7.5 percent in February, down from 7.6 percent in January and from 9.4 percent in February 2013.