The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will return to action with a three game series in St. Louis, Missouri against the Cardinals this weekend. Ervin Santana is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for Atlanta, while Lance Lynn is slated to head to the mound for St. Louis in tonight’s series opener, which will get underway at 8:15 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 7 pm from the Atlanta Braves Radio Network.
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: STATE’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNCHANGED FROM MARCH TO APRIL, DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE YEAR
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from March to April at 7.0 percent. However, that rate was down significantly from 8.3 percent in April 2013.
An Aragon man was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Rockmart Highway on Wednesday afternoon. Prudencio Cornejo-Hernandez, age 36, died when his car flipped and burst into flames upon being hit by another vehicle. A Lindale man, 19-year-old Ronald Earl Davis, was seriously injured in the accident.
The Rome Braves game against the Greensboro Grasshoppers scheduled for last night at Newbridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a double header this evening. First pitch of game one is set for 5:35 pm. The twin bill will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
Floyd Medical Center has announced that it will continue its 48-year history of offering Emergency Medical Services. The decision follows an extensive evaluation process, during which Floyd and Redmond Regional Medical Center considered combining their respective EMS services to create a multi-county single provider in the region.
The Atlanta Braves were hammered by the San Francisco Giants 10-4 yesterday in the finale of a three game series at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
The Rome Braves fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-3 in the opener of a three game series (and of a seven game road trip) last night at Newbridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.