The Rome Braves posted a 5-0 shut out win over the Lexington Legends last night in the opener of a four game series between the teams at State Mutual Stadium.
With their win last night, the Braves increase their lead in the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division to four and a half games; they have a 33-19 record so far for the second half of the 2012 season. The Braves will face the Legends again tonight at 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 24-19 last night in NFL pre-season action at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons are now 0-2 and in search of their first pre-season win of the year. They’ll hit the road for their next pre-season game, which is set for next Friday night, August 24th in Miami against the Dolphins.
High school football is right around the corner! Calhoun beat Rome 31-0 in a scrimmage game at Rome last night. There are a number of scrimmage games on tap for tonight.
The Stonebridge Golf Club in Rome wants to show gratitude to its customers and will do so with Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday, August 18th from 10 am until 3 pm.
MAGIC NIGHT FOR JONES, MEDLIN AS ATLANTA BRAVES SHUT OUT SAN DIEGO PADRES IN SERIES CLOSER AT TURNER FIELD
The Atlanta Braves picked up an exciting 6-0 shut out win over the San Diego Padres in the closer of a four game series between the teams at Turner Field last night. It was Chipper Jones bobble head doll night, and Jones certainly wowed fans with a pair of home runs. It was his 40th career multihomer game.
Jones hit a two-run shot in his first at-bat of the evening in the bottom of the first inning. He hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth to notch his 2,700th career hit.
The 2012 season will kick off in less than two weeks for Shorter University’s football team. The Hawks are hard at work in preparation for the season. Head Coach Phil Jones told the voice of the Hawks, 95.7 FM The Ridge’s Jim Bojo, that he feels good about the upcoming season.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in July, up from 9.0 percent in June. Georgia’s jobless rate was 10 percent in July 2011.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Austrian automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming, under its automotive body parts unit, plans to build a manufacturing facility near Cartersville in Bartow County. The move will create 220 jobs, according to a release from the Governor’s office. The company will invest $62 million in the new facility, its first in the Southeast.