In your Spring Training update, the Atlanta Braves fell to the Washington Nationals 9-3 yesterday in a rain-shortened, seven-inning game down in Viera, Florida. It was a tough day for Braves starter Kris Medlen, who gave up six runs on eight hits in five innings of work.
The Berry College softball team split a double header with Southern Athletic Association rival Millsaps yesterday at Berry’s Ford Field. The Vikings lost the opener 9-8 but took the victory in the rain-shortened nightcap 6-0. The four game series between Berry and Millsaps will conclude today with a double header at 1 pm.
A Rome High School senior has been named the region STAR student. Juhi Varshney was named Region 1 STAR Student at the 2013 STAR Student and Teacher banquet hosted by the Seven Hills Rotary Club yesterday at the Coosa Country Club. Varshney will go on to the state STAR Banquet in Atlanta on April 28th. She will be accompanied by her STAR Teacher, Mary Holcomb.
There’s something to be said about realizing your passions early on in life. At least that’s the case for Daniel Mulkey, who has been making music since he was a toddler. He’s now just a month shy of his 15th birthday and recently released an album entitled Hey, It’s OK.
The Berry College baseball team topped Southern Athletic Association rival Oglethorpe 5-4 in 10 innings yesterday at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field. The Vikings beat Oglethorpe on Friday 7-6 and lost Saturday’s match up between the teams 6-1. The Vikes are now 12-11 overall and 9-3 in conference play. They’ll be in Atlanta to take on Emory tomorrow at 3 pm.
The Floyd County Police Department Criminal Investigation Division has announced the arrest of James Ray Convirse, of 10 East Third Street in Shannon, on seven counts of stalking. According to police, the arrest follows an investigation into complaints from seven local female victims that received numerous text messages which included both vulgar and sexually explicit messages. The investigation revealed that Convirse picked his victims’ phone numbers from advertisement signs. Upon getting the numbers, he sent numerous messages to each of the victims and continued to do so after the victims asked him to stop. It is believed that Convirse may have been sending these text messages for as long as two years.
If you are a big fan of art in all it’s various forms, you’ll want to make your plans to attend the second annual Starving Artist Expo, set for tomorrow (Saturday, March 23rd) from 12 pm until 7 pm at Historic Oakdene at 7 Coral Avenue in Rome. Work from 13 local artists will be on display at the Expo, from paintings to pottery to jewelry and even handmade guitars.
And though we may be a few days into the season of Spring, it’s not going to feel like it over the weekend. The National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning that remains in effect until 10 am this morning for north and portions of central Georgia. Temperatures will be in the low 30s through mid morning. A chance of snow remains in the forecast until 11 am, which will be followed by a chance of rain. Little to no snow accumulation is expected; there is a 50 percent chance of precipitation. Highs today will be in the low 50s. Showers remain in the forecast through the weekend.