The Atlanta Braves will play their first Spring Training game tomorrow! The Braves will take on the Detroit Tigers in their first Spring Training game for 2012 tomorrow at 1:05 pm at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mike Minor is expected to be the starting pitcher.
College baseball is on tap for local teams this weekend. Berry College’s Vikings will host Denison in a three game series tonight and tomorrow at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field. Tonight’s game will get underway at 7 pm, and tomorrow’s double header is set to begin at noon. Shorter University’s Hawks will host Emmanuel at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex over the weekend. The teams will play a solo game today at noon and a double header tomorrow at noon.
With all the crazy weather this area has experienced in the past year, it’s no wonder that many area residents were concerned about foreboding forecasts for last night. Floyd County was under a tornado watch yesterday evening that was eventually dropped. Some .22 inches of rain was received overnight at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community, according to the National Weather Service.
Rome’s Eighth Regiment Band will be joined by the Eighth New York National Guard Band to present their Winter Furlough Concert tonight at 7:30 pm at the Rome City Auditorium. Admission to the concert is free, though donations will be accepted. John Carruth with the Eighth Regiment Band says that it funds uniforms for and activities of the band, which is made up solely of volunteers.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA action tonight at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.
Berry College’s Lady Vikings softball team will get back into action over the weekend. They’ll participate in the NTC Classic in Clermont, Florida tomorrow through Wednesday.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined in January to 9.2 percent, the lowest rate since March of 2009 when it was 9.1 percent. The January rate was down from a revised 9.4 percent in December. Georgia’s jobless rate stood at 10.1 percent in January 2011.
COOSA EAGLES’ RUN IN STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS COMES TO AN END WITH LOSS TO JORDAN AT EAGLES’ NEST
The Coosa Eagles’ run in the Class AA state high school basketball playoffs came to an end last night with a loss to Jordan 75-58 in the Sweet Sixteen round at the Eagles’ Nest at Coosa High.