The Berry College Block and Bridle Club’s 6th annual Battle on the Mountain is slated for tonight at the Gunby
Equine Center on the Berry campus. The event will be highlighted by bullriding, which is slated to begin at 8 pm. Gates will open at 6:30 pm.
The roster for the 2014 Braves Future Stars has been released. Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will head up the team, which will feature 14 former Rome Braves players in addition to four members of the current Rome field staff, including field manager Jonathan Schuerholz, hitting coach Bobby Moore, pitching coach Gabe Luckert and trainer Kyle Damschroder.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate declined to 7.5 percent in February, down from 7.6 percent in January and from 9.4 percent in February 2013.
Berry College will be the site of the Berry Half Marathon, 10K and 5K this Saturday, March 29th. The event is set to get underway at 8 am. It is being organized once again this year by Berry College Elementary and Middle School and is being presented by the Harbin Clinic. It is the school’s only fundraiser. There will also be a Kids
Fun Run at 10:30 am.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville welcomed its one millionth visitor on Thursday morning, or better yet, visitors. Calhoun Elementary School’s third grade students and parents checked in as a group; therefore, the museum celebrated the whole group as their one millionth visitor. They were treated to a confetti shower, good bags and a giant banner announcing their good fortune. The children were also given an admission pass to return to Tellus for another visit with a parent for free.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Portland Trailblazers, 100-85, in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 22 points. The loss was Atlanta’s fifth straight.
Calling all area gardeners and farmers! You are invited to the inaugural Floyd County Seed Swap. The event is set for Saturday, April 5th at the Rome Floyd County Library.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-83 last night in an NBA match up at the Target Center in Minneapolis, marking the Hawks’ fourth straight loss. Mike Scott led Atlanta in scoring with 15 points.