The Rome Braves were edged by the Charleston Riverdogs 8-7 in the opener of a three game series last night in Charleston, South Carolina.
A quick programming update for listeners of WLAQ AM 1410 – a couple of big things are ahead for this Saturday’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott. An announcement related to our sports programming will be made on the show. In addition, Matt D will have an interview with Baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench. Tune into Sports Talk Saturday from 10:30 am until noon on WLAQ, online at www.wlaq1410.com or by using the Tune In app.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008, when it was 6.8 percent. The rate stood at 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March 2013.
Reverend David and Bettie Pearson, volunteers with the Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary for 11 years, were named Good Samaritan Volunteers of the Year on Wednesday. The award was presented at Floyd’s annual volunteer appreciation luncheon at Berry College’s Krannert Center as part of Floyd’s commemoration as part of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, according to an FMC media release.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 yesterday afternoon in the closer of a three game series at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park.
Model High School principal Glenn White has been elected as president of the Georgia High School Association. White was chosen to serve in that capacity at the semiannual meeting of the State Executive Committee of the GHSA on April 14th in Macon; he was elected by a unanimous vote of the 58 member committee, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.
A Rome runner will aim to break a speed record while running the Appalachian Trail this summer, and his journey will be
captured in a documentary film. Drew Burnett plans to run the AT (a span of 2,180 miles) with the intention of breaking the current speed record of 46 days and 11 hours, a goal which will require him to cover an average of 54 miles per day.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 last night in Philadelphia, thanks largely to a dominant performance from starting pitcher Julio Teheran.