In your Spring Training update, the Atlanta Braves pulled out a whopping 17-10 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Justin Upton contributed to the Braves’ victory by driving in six runs, including two homers. Upton’s first homer was a two-run shot in the Braves’ six-run first inning. His second drove in three runs in the third. Juan Francisco and Freddie Freeman also homered for the Braves in yesterday’s game. The slugfest was rather tough for Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlin, who gave up nine runs and 14 hits in five innings of work. But in the end, Medlin got the win.
Shorter University’s baseball Hawks are scheduled to host Albany State in a non conference double header today. First pitch of game one is set for 1 pm at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.
Stormy weather swept through the area yesterday evening, leaving downed power lines and trees and mass power outages. Undoubtedly, if you spent time on Facebook last night, you saw (or even shared) pictures of buildings destroyed or damaged by the storm.
The Berry College Dance Troupe will celebrate the pleasures and virtues of living the good life at their annual dance concert, Eudaimonia, which opens this Thursday night at the Rome City Auditorium.
The Atlanta Falcons are one step closer to having a new home. The Atlanta City Council voted last night to approve a financing plan to allow for a new stadium to replace the 20-year-old Georgia Dome. The city’s motel/hotel tax will cover $200 million for the proposed stadium. The Falcons have agreed to cover the remaining $800 million and any other costs incurred. The new stadium will feature a retractable roof and will be located near the current site of the Georgia Dome.
High school baseball will return to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 this Friday. Tune in as the Darlington Tigers host Mt. Paran at 5 pm. WLAQ will also have coverage next Tuesday, March 26th as Darlington hosts North Cobb Christian at 5 pm. The games will be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.
While Republicans sought to determine their direction nationally at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference last week in Washington DC, local Republicans are currently charting their course for 2013 and beyond. The Floyd County Republican Convention was held a little over a week ago. The Floyd GOP’s new chairwoman Layla Shipman says that Rome will also play host to the district convention on April 19th and 20th.
Are you fascinated by astronomy? Save the date for Saturday, April 20th. That’s when the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will observe National Astronomy Day. Family Science Night will also be held on April 20th, according to marketing director Joe Schulman. Activities will be held from 10 am until 10 pm and will include an appearance by the Meteorite Men. The Tellus observatory will be open until 11 pm. Star Walks will be led by Tellus astronomer David Dundee at 9 pm and 9:30 pm.