The roster for the 2014 Braves Future Stars has been released. Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will head up the team, which will feature 14 former Rome Braves players in addition to four members of the current Rome field staff, including field manager Jonathan Schuerholz, hitting coach Bobby Moore, pitching coach Gabe Luckert and trainer Kyle Damschroder.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate declined to 7.5 percent in February, down from 7.6 percent in January and from 9.4 percent in February 2013.
Berry College will be the site of the Berry Half Marathon, 10K and 5K this Saturday, March 29th. The event is set to get underway at 8 am. It is being organized once again this year by Berry College Elementary and Middle School and is being presented by the Harbin Clinic. It is the school’s only fundraiser. There will also be a Kids
Fun Run at 10:30 am.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-2 in their final home outing of Spring Training for 2014 yesterday at Disney, thanks in part to a four-run seventh inning. Braves starter Julio Teheran struck out nine and limited the Marlins to two runs in six innings of work. He is slated to get the start when the Braves open the regular season in Milwaukee against the Brewers on Monday.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Portland Trailblazers, 100-85, in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 22 points. The loss was Atlanta’s fifth straight.
Calling all area gardeners and farmers! You are invited to the inaugural Floyd County Seed Swap. The event is set for Saturday, April 5th at the Rome Floyd County Library.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-83 last night in an NBA match up at the Target Center in Minneapolis, marking the Hawks’ fourth straight loss. Mike Scott led Atlanta in scoring with 15 points.
Works of local artists will highlight the 3rd annual Starving Artist Expo on Saturday, March 29th from 11 am until 7 pm. The Expo is being held in a new venue this year, the Seven Hills Building at 538 Broad Street.
Event organizer Lisa Brown Ingram says that nearly 30 artists will display their wares at this year’s Starving Artist Expo, with 18 of those being featured artists. Some new artists have been added to the group as organizers sought entries from the public earlier in the year. Media will include painting, pottery, jewelry, woodworking and more.