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ATLANTA BRAVES NOTCH WIN NUMBER TWO OF 2012 SEASON OVER HOUSTON ASTROS IN SERIES, ROAD TRIP CLOSER

Written by Matt Davis on April 12, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves posted their second win in a row over the Houston Astros 6-3 last night in Houston, Texas in the final game of their season opening road trip.

ATLANTA HAWKS FALL TO BOSTON CELTICS IN OT

Written by Matt Davis on April 12, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks fell to the Boston Celtics 88-86 in overtime last night in Boston.  The Hawks will return to action on Friday night in Orlando, Florida against the Magic.  Tip off is set for 7 pm.

SANTORUM SUSPENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Written by Matt Davis on April 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.  That appears to take Mitt Romney one step closer to facing President Barack Obama in the fall.  Georgia’s Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are currently still in the race for the Republican nomination for president.

SOUTHERN M– USEUM TO COMMEMORATE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE ON THURSDAY

Written by Matt Davis on April 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw will celebrate the April 12, 1862 anniversary of the Great Locomotive Chase tomorrow with a plethora of activities.  The museum’s director, Dr. Richard Banz, anticipates an interesting day with offerings such as free admission to the museum from 9:30 am untl 5 pm.

ROME BRAVES FALL TO SAVANNAH SAND GNATS IN SERIES CLOSER IN SAVANNAH

Written by Matt Davis on April 12, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Savannah Sand Gnats 10-5 last night in the series closer between the teams in Savannah.

BERRY SOFTBALL SWEEPS COVENANT

Written by Matt Davis on April 12, 2012. Posted in Sports

Berry College’s softball team swept a double header with Covenant yesterday in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.  The Lady Vikings won the opener 9-1 and the night cap 9-6.  They’ll get back into action this Saturday as host to Birmingham-Southern in a double header.

FROST ADVISORY POSTED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on April 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Get ready for a chill tonight in Rome and Northwest Georgia!  The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for 2 am until 10 am Thursday for a number of north and west central Georgia counties, including Floyd.  Lows are expected to be in the low to mid 30s tonight.  According to the NWS, a frost advisory means that frost is expected, and sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered (so cover them up tonight).

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES NEW GRADUATION RATE

Written by Matt Davis on April 11, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Education yesterday released the new, four-year public high school graduation rate to replace the old method of graduation rate calculation.  The new calculation, known as the adjusted cohort rate, will allow states to uniformly compare graduation rates across the country.  What appears to be a drop in the graduation rate is actually due to the way the rate is now calculated.  According to information from the Department of Education, Georgia’s graduation rate was 67.44 percent.  Floyd County’s rate stood at 71.49 percent.  As far as individual schools within the county school system are concerned – Pepperell had a rate of 75.83 percent, Model’s rate was 69.64 percent, Coosa’s stood at 67.39 percent and Armuchee had a graduation rate of 73.42 percent.  Rome High School’s graduation rate came in at 76.52 percent.

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