The Rome Braves picked up a 1-0 win over the Augusta Greenjackets in the opener of a four game series at Augusta on Thursday night. That series continues tonight with a 7:05 pm match at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
Wednesday was a day of celebration for Georgia Highlands College. A special event was held at the college’s Rome campus to commemorate the men’s basketball team’s Region 17 victory and trip to the NJCAA Division I Final Four. The day was proclaimed Georgia Highlands College Day by both the Rome City and Floyd County Commissions.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Jackie Robinson Day at Turner Field, marking the Braves’ first series loss of the season.
The Rome Braves’ series finale with the Savannah Sand Gnats that was scheduled for Wednesday at State Mutual Stadium has been postponed and will be made up later in the season. The Braves will be in Augusta tonight to take on the Greenjackets at 7:05 pm.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March stood at 6.3 percent, unchanged from February and matching its lowest level since July 2008.
Jamie Armstrong, a junior at Armuchee High School, was recently named the state winner of the 21st annual Georgia Farm Bureau Federation Art Contest. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, Armstrong received a $100 cas prize for being the top winner from Georgia Farm Bureau’s 1st District and a $350 cash prize for being the state winner. The contest was coordinated locally by the Floyd County Farm Bureau. The statewide contest was coordinated by the Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Committee.
The Atlanta Hawks dropped their regular season finale to the Chicago Bulls 91-85 on Wednesday night in Chicago.
The state of Georgia has filed a notice for the seizure of the home and property of a former Floyd County Schools employee. Derry Richardson reportedly bilked the school system out of more than $600,000 while working as a maintenance employee. The notice was filed under the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) in Floyd County Superior Court, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune. The action coincides with an investigation into misuse of funds by school system employees that was first announced last week.