The Georgia Department of Education released the state’s College and Career Ready Performance Index yesterday, based on data from the 2012 and 2013 school years. Georgia’s elementary schools experienced a one-year increase in scores from 74.9 to 78.5, middle schools saw an over-the-year increase in scores from 73.9 to 75.0, and high schools one-year decrease from 73.0 to 72.0.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will celebrate Earth Day with a variety of offerings today. The public is invited to join the museum for solar viewing in the Observatory, demonstrations in the Solar House, kid’s activities in
the Great Hall and a pair of special planetarium shows about the sun and the sea – Oasis and Space and Enchanted Reef. In addition, videos intended to shed more light about Earth will be presented in the museum’s theater. Admission is free to members and included in the cost of regular admission for non-members.
Georgia’s outdoor burn ban will be reinstated on May 1st. So if you have something that you need to burn, you’d better do it between now and then.
Senator Chuck Hufstetler and Representative Eddie Lumsden of Rome will be joined by Senator Jeff Mullis of Chickamauga and Denise Clopton, Senior Field Representative of US Senator Johnny Isakson to host an Open Office Day in Chattooga County. The event is set for Friday, May 2nd from 9 am until 11 am at the Chattooga County Civic Center, located at 44 Highway 48 (at the intersection of US 27 and HWY 48) in Summerville. Residents will have an opportunity to meet individually with state and federal representatives about any personal issues that they may have concerning state or federal government. No appointment is required.
The Atlanta Braves kicked off their latest homestand with an exciting walk-off win over the Miami Marlins, 4-2, in 10 innings last night at Turner Field. A rare blown save by Craig Kimbrel was overcome by Evan Gattis, who lifted the Braves to victory with a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th.
The Rome Braves returned home to State Mutual Stadium in victorious fashion last night with a 14-9 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers, thanks in part to two three-run homers from Jacob Schrader.
The Atlanta Hawks
continue their run in the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs tonight in Indiana with game two against the Pacers. Tip off is set for 7 pm at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The game will be televised on Sport South.
Gas prices are beginning to stabilize after going on a streak of more than 20 days of increases, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which indicates that the average price in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee didn’t increase a cent over the weekend. Weekly gains were also much smaller over the past week compared to previous weeks.