Wednesday marks the beginning of Child Abuse Prevention Month, which is observed annually in April. A number of events have been planned throughout the month to bring attention to the issue of child abuse and ways to prevent it.
The Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy has been selected as a Ford Next Generation Learning Community. The school is one of only 20 in the country to receive this designation, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. The honor signifies that the school is preparing young people for the challenges of the future.
The Atlanta Braves topped the Detroit Tigers 4-2 in Spring Training action at Lakeland, Florida on Monday. The Braves were lifted to victory in part by a game-tying homerun from Christian Bethancourt in the seventh. They added a pair of runs off reliever Joba Chamberlain in the eighth to get the win.
Filming continues in Rome for the ABC Studios television pilot “The Kingmakers”. Crews worked all day in downtown Rome on Sunday and are expected to be filming on the campus of Berry College over the next few days.
Job seekers in Northwest Georgia have an excellent opportunity to find gainful employment during the Northwest Georgia Regional Career Expo this Thursday, April 2nd in Ringgold. It is being co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor and the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners. The expo will provide employers in the 15-county area with opportunities to recruit qualified and skilled employees. In addition, job seekers will be given a chance to meet reputable employers and expand their career options.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 101-88 on Monday night at the Philips Arena.
The Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 by the NFL for reportedly piping in fake crowd noise to the Georgia Dome during the Falcons’ home games over the past couple of seasons. They have also been required to forfeit their fifth round draft pick in 2016. In addition, team president Rich McKay has been suspended from the league’s Competition Committee from April 1st through at least the end of June.
Oil prices spiked briefly last week due to tensions between Saudi Arabia and Libya, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that Florida gas prices have responded in kind. The average price for a gallon of gasoline rose by 10 cents in Florida, but is about the same in Georgia and Tennessee.