COLLEGE SOFTBALL: SHORTER SPLITS WITH BRENAU, REGULAR SEASON ENDS THIS WEEKEND FOR SHORTER AND BERRY
Shorter University’s 9th-ranked Lady Hawks softball team split a double header with Brenau in Gainesville yesterday evening. Brenau won game one 4-2, while Shorter took the nightcap 4-1. The Lady Hawks will close out the 2012 regular season today in Cleveland, Georgia against Truett McConnell. The double header will get underway at 3 pm.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined in March for the eighth consecutive month to 9.0 percent, the lowest rate since February 2009, when it was 8.9 percent. That rate is down from a revised 9.1 percent in February. Georgia’s jobless rate stood at 9.8 percent in March 2011.
The annual Membership Drive of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is officially underway. Eight teams of chamber members are canvassing the area, urging those who are not already members of the Chamber to join. This year’s campaign is taking on a School House Rock theme, with the theme of Chamber House Rock.
The Atlanta Braves took a 14-6 victory from the New York Mets at Turner Field yesterday to close out their 2012 opening home stand.
In college baseball, the 2012 regular season will draw to a close this weekend for both Shorter University and Berry College.
A forum was held last night at the Rome Civic Center for candidates seeking the Rome City Commission Ward 2 seat vacated by Duane Reid at the end of February. It was moderated by former Floyd County Commissioner Jerry Jennings. Eight Romans are seeking the post. The list of candidates includes: George Anderson, Ralph Davis Jr., Shirley Denmon, Mike Finnegan, Tyrone Holland, Pete McDonald Jr., Steven McDowell Jr. and Detrick Redding. The Rome City Commission is expected to choose their new commissioner on May 7th.
The Rome Braves lost two games to the Savannah Sand Gnats yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium to close out their first home stand of 2012. They lost the first game 4-3, which was the completion of a game that began on Tuesday night and was suspended because the lights went out at the stadium. That was followed by a 2-0 loss in the nightcap.
Shorter University’s 9th-ranked Lady Hawks softball team split a Southern States Athletic Conference double header with 11th ranked Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee yesterday. Lee won the opener 6-4, while Shorter won the night cap 6-1. That leaves Shorter and Lee tied at the top of the SSAC East Division standings. The Lady Hawks will head to Gainesville to face Brenau this evening at 5 pm in a double header. They’ll close out the regular season on Saturday in Cleveland, Georgia against Truett McConnell.