The Atlanta Braves posted a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets in Spring Training action yesterday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Freddy Garcia, who is vying for a spot on Atlanta’s Opening Day roster, allowed just one run and two hits in five and a third innings of work. Justin Upton contributed to the Braves’ win with a solo home run in the sixth.
One local resident who’s always happy to discuss politics is Floyd County Republican Party Chairwoman Layla Shipman. Shipman indicates that she was pleased with the work that was completed under the Gold Dome in Atlanta during the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly, which wrapped up yesterday. She is particularly pleased with the local delegation.
Floyd Physical Therapy and Rehab
has opened a Hand Therapy Clinic in Calhoun. According to an Floyd media release, Carol Richardson, OTR/L., CHT, has joined the clinic as an occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. She comes to Floyd from the Gordon Hospital Hand Center where she served as hand therapy coordinator. She has also served as hand center director and chief hand therapist for the Harbin Clinic Hand Center.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Mets 7-6 in Spring Training action yesterday afternoon in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Anthony Recker hit a walk-off three-run homer to lead the Mets to victory over the Braves. Ervin Santana made his debut with Atlanta in yesterday’s game; he allowed one run in two
Avery Jones, a senior at Coosa High School, has received an Air Force ROTC – Type 7 scholarship that will pay college tuition up to the equivalent of the in-state rate at a public school and $900 per year for book expenses, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. Air Force scholarship cadets also receive a monthly allowance during the academic year and travel expenses to their Air Force ROTC detachment.
Have you got baseball fever? Then you’ll want to tune into WLAQ AM 1410 this weekend for coverage of the third annual Rome Braves High School Invitational. Games will be played today and tomorrow at State Mutual Stadium. Floyd County schools will return to the competition this year and will be joined by Calhoun, Darlington, Rome and the defending GHSA-AAA State Champion Cartersville Purple Hurricanes.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the New Orleans Pelicans in NBA
action tonight at the Philips Arena. It will be the second and final meeting between the teams this season. The Pelicans won the first outing down in New Orleans back in February.