John Smoltz has officially been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher was inducted into the Hall during a special ceremony in Cooperstown, New York on Sunday. Other inductees included Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio.
The Rome Braves were crushed by the Asheville Tourists 16-4 on Sunday in Asheville, North Carolina. The teams will go head to head again tonight at 7:05 pm.
Georgia Highlands College has introduced a new payment plan model that allows students to pay their tuition in monthly installments, according to a media release from the college.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will open a 10-game road trip with a three game set in St. Louis against the National League Central-leading Cardinals this weekend. Manny Banuelos is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta in tonight’s series opener, while Tim Cooney will get the start for St. Louis. First pitch is set for 8:15 pm at Busch Stadium. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410. Air time for pre-game programming is 7 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
The Atlanta Braves beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Sunday in the finale of a three game series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, allowing the Braves to avoid being swept by the Cards.
A Lithonia man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that took place near the historic Floyd County Courthouse in downtown Rome on May 24th. The shooting followed an altercation at The Peach on Broad Street and took the life of 22-year-old Travious Floyd. According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, Joseph E. Williams has been booked into the Floyd County Jail on a murder charge and three charges of aggravated assault. He has been accused of killing Floyd and shooting two others with the intent to kill them. Williams was taken into custody through the DeKalb County Jail.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Harbor House: The Northwest Georgia Child Advocacy Center. The center serves as an advocate for families through the legal system where there have been allegations of child abuse.
Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this Sunday. He will join former teammates Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux and manager Bobby Cox, who were inducted into the Hall last year.