The Atlanta Braves ended a 10 game road trip with an 8-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers last night, allowing the Tigers to complete a three game weekend sweep of the Braves in Detroit.
Shorter University’s Lady Hawks softball team will begin play in the NCCAA South Region Tournament today in Central, South Carolina. The Lady Hawks are the number one seed heading into the tournament, which is being hosted by their former Southern States Athletic Conference rival Southern Wesleyan. Also in Shorter’s three-team bracket, Point University is the number two seed and Southern Wesleyan is the number three seed. Shorter will open play today at 4:30 pm against the winner of the 2 pm game between Point and Southern Wesleyan.
The 4th annual Rome-Floyd County “Just Drive” Safe Driving Expo sponsored by the Floyd County Schools Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) is set for tomorrow, Saturday, April 27th, from 10 am until 3 pm in the Rome Kmart parking lot on Hicks Drive. The event is free. There will be a safe driving course, educational materials, free food and more.
The Floyd County Relay for Life will be held tonight at Rome’s Ridge Ferry Park. The event will begin with a survivor’s dinner at 5 pm, with the Relay to begin at 6 pm. A luminaries ceremony is set for 10 pm. The Relay will conclude with the closing ceremony at 5:30 am tomorrow (Saturday). Get more details online at www.relayforlife.org/floydga.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Indiana Pacers in game four of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs tonight. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Fox SportSouth.
Rome, GA – Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is set to join the Rome Braves on Friday in Greensboro for a major league rehabilitation assignment. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, McCann is expected to be in Rome on Wednesday May 1st when the Braves open a seven game homestand. He was placed on the disabled list after right shoulder surgery and wrist soreness.
If you’re going to be spending some time on the internet this weekend (and who isn’t?), make sure to log onto www.theridge957.com and check out the finalists from this year’s State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands. The Battle is being presented by 95.7 FM The Ridge in conjunction with the Rome News-Tribune and Cancer Navigators as a benefit for Cancer Navigators.
Georgia Highlands College has announced that Dr. Houston Davis, chief academic officer and executive vice chancellor for the University System of Georgia, will deliver the keynote address for GHC’s spring 2013 commencement exercises.