The Calhoun High School boys’ basketball team hopes to nab their first-ever state title today as they face Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class AA State Championship Game. The Yellow Jackets will face a formidable opponent in that GAC is undefeated on the season with a 31-0 record. Calhoun currently has a 26-2 record. Today’s tip off is set for 4:45 pm at the Macon Coliseum.
Tickets for the Atlanta Braves exhibition game and single game tickets for the Rome Braves’ 2014 season are set to go on sale this Saturday at 9 am. The annual Redneck Rummage sale is also scheduled to take place from 7 am until 2 pm, according to a Rome Braves media release.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in January, down from 7.4 percent in December and from 8.6 percent in January 2013.
Lauren Graben, a senior at Model High School, has been selected as a 2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship program recipient. The scholarship is a $1,000 award from the Comcast Foundation to be used next school year at a college or university, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.
The Atlanta Braves picked up a 3-2 win under the lights from the Washington Nationals in Spring Training action last night at Disney. Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran pitched three scoreless innings, as did Nationals starter Jordan Zimmerman. A two-out, RBI single from Braeden Schlehuber in the bottom of the ninth broke a 2-2 tie and ensured the victory for the Braves. The Braves will be in Fort Myers to take on the Boston Red Sox this afternoon at 1:05 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks remain out west to take on the Golden State Warriors tonight in what will be the second and final meeting between the teams this season. The Warriors edged the Hawks 101-100 in the first outing at the Philips Arena back in January. Tonight’s game is slated to get underway at 10:30 pm Eastern and will be televised on Sport South. It will be followed by a match in LA against the Clippers on Saturday night.
The qualifying period for state and local elections continues through tomorrow. Democrat Rick Garrett qualified on Wednesday to run Republican incumbent Katie Dempsey for State House District 13. Also, Chip Hood, a Republican, threw his hat in the ring for the Floyd County Board of Education Post 1 currently held by Terry Williamson, also a Republican.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Portland Trailblazers 102-78 in NBA action last night in Portland, Oregon. Kyle Korver’s record streak of consecutive games with a three-pointer came to an end at 127. Korver passed the NBA record previously held by Dana Barros by 38 games and shot 337 three-pointers during his impressive run. The Hawks will continue their current road trip out west with a stop in Oakland, California to take on the Golden State Warriors on Friday night. Tip off is set for 10:30 pm Eastern.