And it was an exciting weekend in Atlanta as the state capitol played host to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. It will culminate with the Championship Game tonight. The battle will be between Michigan and Louisville.
The month of April is being observed as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Kim Davis, Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia, says that local Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities will begin on April 12th with a Jeans for Justice walk.
The 2013 Floyd County Special Olympics that were originally scheduled for today have been postponed until Thursday, April 25th. They will be held on the campus of Darlington School. The public is invited to attend. Parade line-up is set for 9:30 am, with the parade and games to begin at 10 am.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 in the closer of a three game series last night at Turner Field. It was a tough night for Braves starter Kris Medlen, who apparently struggled with control issues last night. Medlen was tagged with the loss after giving up two earned runs and six hits over five innings. Cliff Lee got the win for the Phillies after pitching eight scoreless innings. Jonathan Papelbon got the save.
Emergency officials from around the area rushed to Euharlee yesterday following an explosion at Plant Bowen. There were a few minor injuries reported. The explosion took place in Unit 2, where maintenance work was being performed when the incident occurred. Emergency vehicles from Cartersville, Rome and Euharlee came to the aid of those at Plant Bowen in the aftermath of the explosion. People in the surrounding area said they actually felt the explosion when it happened. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
Attention local bands! Get your entries in now to the 4th annual Battle of the Bands hosted by 95.7 FM The Ridge in partnership with the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, the Rome News-Tribune and Cancer Navigators.
The Rome Braves opened their 2013 season with a 5-3 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats last night in Savannah. The Braves scored three runs in the top of the eighth to take the come back victory. Tyler Tewell drove in the tying run. Felix Marte broke that tie and gave the Braves the lead with a two-run double.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Philadelphia 76ers in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm for the game, which will be televised on Sport South. This will be the third of four games between the teams this season. The series is currently tied at a game apiece.