The Atlanta Braves got back to their winning ways last night with a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a four game series at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.
Former Model High School basketball coach Milt Travis has been named the new boys basketball coach at Rome High School. Travis served as Model’s head coach from 1985-2003. He has spent the past two seasons as an assistant basketball coach at North Gwinnett High. Travis’s son, Jacob, is currently serving as head coach at Model.
It’s that time of year again when stormy weather is likely to hit our area. Sarah Egan, Emergency Services Program Manager for the Northwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, says that it’s important to be prepared in advance for weather related disasters.
Just days after the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon, an explosion was reported at a fertilizer plant last night in West, Texas. The incident has led to some 5 to 15 deaths and about 200 injuries. The explosion is believed to be nothing more than an accident; the investigation continues.
The Atlanta Falcons released their 2013 schedule yesterday. The season will open for the Falcons on September 8th in New Orleans. Their home opener is set for September 15th against the St. Louis Rams at the Georgia Dome. Take a look at the Falcons’ 2013 schedule at www.atlantafalcons.com.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 8.4 percent in March, the lowest rate since December 2008. The rate declined from 8.6 percent in February and from 9.1 percent in March 2012.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville have a full day (and night) of fun planned for this Saturday, April 20th with National Astronomy Day and Family Science Night. Activities will include a visit from TV’s “Meteorite Men”, according to marketing director Joe Schulman.
The Rome Braves lost to the Charleston Riverdogs 4-1 yesterday afternoon in the closer of a three game series at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park (“The Joe”) in Charleston, South Carolina.