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.
The Floyd County Board of Commissioners has scheduled a Special Called Meeting for this Friday, April 5th at 11:30 am in the Community Room located on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East 4th Avenue in downtown Rome. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and deliberate the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, disciplinary action or dismissal, or periodic evaluation or rating of a county officer or employee. Commissioners will also tackle any other business it deems necessary.
Baseball magic will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the 2013 season opens for the Rome Braves in Savannah against the Sand Gnats. First pitch is set for 7 pm at Savannah’s Grayson Stadium.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACCOMPLISHES GOAL OF BALANCING STATE BUDGET, OTHER ITEMS PRIOR TO END OF 2013 SESSION
It has been a week since the Georgia General Assembly finished their 2013 legislative session. Legislators’ final day under the Gold Dome (the state capitol) in Atlanta was last Thursday. They stayed into the night to get their work done. One major item of importance was the state’s budget, which had to be passed before the session ended. State Senator Chuck Hufstetler says that it’s a task that legislators accomplished. He adds that he and his colleagues continue their work to increase funding for education, something that has been hard hit by the economy in recent years.
The Berry Farms Angus Beef, a Berry College Student Enterprise, will offer beef cuts for sale this Saturday, April 6th from 11 am until 3 pm at Lavender Mountain Hardware in Armuchee.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 in game two of a three game series (and of the 2013 season) last night at Turner Field. The Braves had another three-homer night, just two nights after scoring three home runs off the Phillies’ Cole Hamels in the 2013 season opener on Monday night.
The Rome High School Band Boosters will hold their annual “Night of Dreams” this Saturday, April 6th at 7 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. The event will feature music from the Rome Middle and High School Jazz Bands. Money raised will fund necessities of the Rome band program, such as uniforms.