And the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close yesterday. The 40-day session began mid-January under the Gold Dome (the state capitol) in Atlanta. Bills that did not get passed before the session ended will have to wait until next year.
Ray Donaldson is among the line up of guests for this week’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410. Donaldson is a former East Rome Gladiator, Georgia Bulldog, Indianapolis Colt and Dallas Cowboy. The 17 year pro veteran was the first black center in the NFL. Donaldson will be joined tomorrow by friend and fitness enthusiast Bob Moss. Tomorrow’s show will also include a visit from Ben Poplin, the 2013 voice of the Rome Braves on our sister station, 95.7 FM The Ridge.
The Atlanta Braves closed out Grapefruit League play with a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros yesterday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Braves starter Paul Maholm pitched four scoreless innings, giving up just two hits. Andrelton Simmons accounted for one of the Braves’ two runs with a solo homer in the third.
This week, Christians all over the world have been observing Holy Week. Today is Holy Thursday, to be followed by Good Friday tomorrow. The season of Lent will culminate with Easter on Sunday. Licensed counselor Dr. Laurie Johnson says that Easter is not about bunnies, but about reflecting on the true reason for why we celebrate. She says that the reason for the season is Jesus, his crucifixion and subsequent resurrection.
Berry College’s Director of Athletics, Todd Brooks, has accepted a position as Director of Athletics for Christopher Newport University beginning in June.
Shorter University will play host to the Rome-Shorter Relays this Saturday at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome. The event will get underway at 11 am. Rochelle Black, assistant head coach for Shorter’s men’s and women’s track teams, says that the event will involve a number of college track and field teams.
The Rome Braves have announced that 25 year Atlanta Braves veteran Grady Little will throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Rome team plays their first home game of the 2013 on Saturday, April 6th.
Today is the final day of the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly. The 40 day session began in mid-January. Any bills that do not pass both the state House and Senate by today will automatically fail for this year. The budget for fiscal year 2014 is the only bill that must be passed and adopted by the end of the session today.