The Atlanta Braves got out their brooms this weekend and completed a three game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-1 win last night at Turner Field. Mike Minor got the win for the Braves; he gave up just one run and five hits in six innings of work.
Just in case you missed them, here are your high school football scores from this past Friday night -
The Mars rover Curiosity has been on the ‘Red Planet’ for several weeks now. Astronomers aim to learn as much as possible about the planet from Curiosity. Joe Schulman, marketing director for Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville, says that the rover took some interesting pictures of itself earlier this week. He says that astronomers hope to get as much information as possible in the next couple of years about Mars from Curiosity.
The Connections Club of Rome will host their 4th annual Saturday in the Park event tomorrow night. It will be an evening of dancing and dining at Ridge Ferry Park to benefit the Free Clinic of Rome and is set for 6 pm until 10 pm. Live music will be provided by Brothers and Sisters, the 95.7 FM The Ridge 2012 Battle of the Bands People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice Award winner. Tickets are $50 per single and $75 per couple and can be purchased from V3 magazine or by calling (706) 235-0748.
The Atlanta Falcons will hit prime time tonight as they host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Monday Night Football. Kick off is set for 8:30 pm at the Georgia Dome. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football. Pre-game programming is set to begin at 6:30 pm.
In your local college football update from over the weekend, Shorter University defeated Chowan 28-17 on Saturday night in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. Some big plays lead to the comeback victory for Shorter, who was behind at half time in the ‘battle of the Hawks’. Highlights included back up quarterback Ryan Nolan having a fumble recovered by Jamal Denson, TJ Telfair taking a carry 70 yards for a score, and Eric Dodson hitting Brandon Morten for a 63 yard touch down pass. But the biggest play was the first snap in the fourth quarter. Luke Wilson came in for the sack and hit the quarterback while he was throwing and Kendall Lacey caught the pass in the end zone for an interception return for a touchdown.
This week, National Suicide Prevention Week has been observed. Licensed counselor Dr. Laurie Johnson, owner of the Skills for Living Institute, says that many people who attempt suicide attempt it more than once. She adds that over seven percent of kids in grades 9-12 have tried to commit suicide.
Kim Davis, the executive director of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia, has been named a Human Services Board-Certified Practitioner by the Center for Credentialing and Education. She has also been elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA), according to an SAC media release.