The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-89 in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Rome Braves fell to the Charleston Riverdogs 2-1 in 10 innings to close out a three game series on Wednesday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves will host the Savannah Sand Gnats in a five game set tonight thru Sunday. Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7 pm.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event this Friday, May 22nd to help Apollo Staffing Company hire about 40 workers for manufacturing plants in Adairsville and Rome. The recruitment will be held from 10 am until 2 pm at the GDOL’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.
The US House of Representatives has passed the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (HR 2250) authored by Representative Tom Graves of Ranger, Georgia. The bill provides annual funding for the offices of members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, security, services for visitors and Capitol operations and maintenance, according to a release from Graves’ office.
The Atlanta Braves edged the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 in the finale of a two-game interleague series at Turner Field on Wednesday night, allowing the teams to split the series at a game apiece.
The CounterPoint Music Festival will take place this weekend at the Kingston Downs, home of the Atlanta Steeplechase. The three-day music and arts festival will feature over 80 musical acts, including headliner Widespread Panic and The Roots, the house band on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”.
John Cowman, president of JLC Airshow Management, has announced that the United States Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team will be a part of the 2015 Wings Over North Georgia air show. The air show is set for October 3rd and 4th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome and will also feature the US Air Force F-22 Raptor, the GEICO Skytypers, the US Marine Corps MV-22, an appearance by the Charlie Daniels Band and the Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic. For more information, visit www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com.
The Atlanta Hawks are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The top-seeded Hawks will open up the best-of-seven series with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at the Philips Arena. Tip off is set for 8:30 pm. If you can’t make it down to Atlanta to watch the game in person, you can watch it on television on TNT.