Georgia Highlands College has joined forces with the University of West Georgia over the summer to implement a new “West in 30” program. According to a GHC media release, the program is designed for freshmen applicants who do not meet freshmen admission requirements at West Georgia. It allows them to transfer their application materials directly to GHC to be considered for admissions. Students can begin their college career at GHC, which does not require SAT/ACT scores for general admission, and then earn a minimum of 30 transferable hours before being eligible to transfer to West Georgia. Students may also remain at GHC to earn their associate’s degrees before transferring to West Georgia.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 last night in game one of a four game series between the teams at Turner Field.
Floyd County Public Health will team up with local veterinarians to conduct a rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs this Saturday, August 16th from 1 pm until 4 pm in the parking lot of the Floyd County Health Department at 16 East 12th Street in Rome. Animals must be on a leash or in a pet carrier. The cost for the rabies vaccination is $10.
Former Berry College baseball standout Stephen Gaylor signed a professional baseball contract with the Atlanta Braves on Monday at the Berry campus.
The Rome Braves beat the Greenville Drive 12-5 last night in the opener of a three game series in Greenville, South Carolina.
Gas prices have fallen more than 40 consecutive days in the southeastern United States, according to AAA – The Auto Club Group, which reports that since late June, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline dropped 26 cents in Florida, 25 cents in Georgia and 24 cents in Tennessee.