The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 9-8 in the back-and-forth opener of a four game series at Turner Field on Thursday night.
Traffic was backed up for a time at the train tracks on Second Avenue on Wednesday after a train struck an 18-wheeler. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred about 2:45 pm, though debris was everywhere. The driver of the truck, 72-year-old William Kopeck of Marietta, was charged with failure to stop at a railroad crossing.
US Senator David Perdue of Georgia does not support the nuclear agreement with Iran currently being touted by the Obama Administration. Perdue, who has visited the country twice since taking office at the beginning of the year, is concerned that the deal would give a historically terrorist state the means by which to develop nuclear capability.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Wednesday night in the finale of a three game series at Turner Field, allowing the Giants to take the series 2-1.
Rain led to the postponement of the Rome Braves’ series opener at Augusta against the Greenjackets scheduled for Thursday night. The game will be made up as part of a double header on Saturday. The Braves and the Jackets will go head to head tonight at 7:05 pm.
Science and science fiction enthusiasts will have an opportunity to interact with their favorite personalities at the Tellus Science Museum’s 7th annual Night at the Museum. The event will be held at the museum in Cartersville on Saturday night, August 8th from 6-10 pm.
The Rome Braves were edged by the Savannah Sand Gnats 4-3 in 10 innings on Wednesday night, allowing the Gnats to sweep the three game series at State Mutual Stadium. Thus ends a seven game homestand that left the Braves with two wins and five losses. The Braves travel to Augusta to face the Giants in a four game series tonight through Sunday. Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7:05 pm.