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.
Have you been keeping up with the eagles at Berry College? Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic has. The eagles have been nesting, and two eaglets were initially spotted in the nest at the beginning of the year. Dr. Dan says he finds them fascinating.
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.
Won’t be too long until the popular First Friday concerts return to downtown Rome. The 2013 First Friday concert series will begin on May 3rd with another Broad Street Block party featuring the music of Curiosity Shoppe, according to Amanda Carter with the Rome Downtown Development Authority.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks’ three game winning streak came to an end last night with a loss to the Dallas Mavericks 127-113 at the Philips Arena. Jeff Teague scored 19 points for the Hawks in last night’s game while Al Horford had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
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.