Three Floyd County high school students have been selected to participate in the 2012 Governor’s Honors Program. Bennett Garland and Molly Young, juniors at Armuchee High School and Kaitlyn Childers, a sophomore at Pepperell High, have been selected as finalists and will participate in the four-week program this summer. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, Garland was selected in the area of social studies, Young was selected in biology, and Childers was selected in mathematics.
In your Atlanta Braves Spring Training update, the Braves beat the New York Mets 7-5 yesterday in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Freddie Freeman helped secure the win with two homers for the Braves, one in the seventh and another in the ninth.
In your local college baseball update, Shorter University picked up a 9-8 victory in 10 innings over Bryan College in a non-league match-up yesterday at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks will return to action this weekend in Mt. Vernon, Georgia with a three-game series against Brewton Parker.
The 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune Battle of the Bands will take the stage at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center this Saturday night, March 31st, at 7:30 pm. The list of competitors has been narrowed to the Top 5, thanks to an online voting process that was offered on the Rome News-Tribune’s website. Matt D of Matt D and Mullins in the Morning on 95.7 FM The Ridge says those in attendance at Saturday’s event will be treated to some great musical entertainment.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 108-101 last night in Milwaukee. The Hawks will return home to the Philips Arena in Atlanta to host the Chicago Bulls tonight at 7:30 pm.
In other Braves news, the Rome Braves have announced that they, along with the Atlanta Braves Foundation and the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority, are currently accepting registration for athletes at the new Braves Miracle Field of Rome. Registration forms are available online at www.romebraves.com and www.rfpra.com. The cost is $50 per athlete, but scholarship opportunities are available, according to a Rome Braves media release. Miracle Field athletes will be recognized on field at State Mutual Stadium before the Rome Braves game on Friday, April 13th.
Berry College’s softball team split a double header with Covenant yesterday at Berry’s South Ford Field. Berry won the opener 6-5, while Covenant took won the nightcap 10-7. The Lady Vikings will host Piedmont in a double header this Saturday at noon.
POLK MEDICAL CENTER TO MARK TRANSFER OF MANAGEMENT TO FLOYD HEALTHCARE INC WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ON SUNDAY
A big day is ahead for this Sunday, April 1st at Polk Medical Center as the hospital marks the transfer of its management to Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc. According to a release from Floyd Medical Center, a flag raising ceremony will begin the day at 7 am at the hospital as a visual representation of Polk Medical Center’s becoming a part of the Floyd family. The Floyd Emergency Medical Services Honor Guard will lead the ceremony as the American and Floyd flags are raised over the facility. A health fair will be held later that day to showcase services available at Polk Medical Center. It is scheduled from 2 pm until 5 pm in the hospital’s parking lot under an enclosed tent. There will be a number of health screenings and other offerings at the health fair (at no cost), including blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, height, weight, body mass index, balance, stroke risk assessment, EKG, lung function, grip strength and child identification kits.