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SPRING TRAINING UPDATE:  BRAVES FALL TO CARDS

Written by Matt Davis on March 3, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 9-4 in a Spring Training outing at Jupiter, Florida on Thursday.  Dansby Swanson and Adam Walker each homered in the first inning, but it was pretty much all downhill for the Braves from there as the Cards responded with three homers of their own from Matt Adams, Paul DeJong and Anthony Garcia.  The Braves will return to Lake Buena Vista to host the Boston Red Sox today at 1:05 pm.

MARCH IS RED CROSS MONTH, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER! 

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

With the arrival of the month of March comes the observation of Red Cross Month.  The purpose of Red Cross Month is to increase public awareness of the American Red Cross’ presence in the community.  The organization is well-known for its disaster relief efforts and blood services; it also provides training and certification in life-saving skills.

DARLINGTON LADY TIGERS’ RUN IN GHSA TOURNEY DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2017. Posted in Sports

In high school basketball, the Darlington Lady Tigers’ run in the GHSA playoffs has come to an end as they fell to Lakeview Academy 72-54 in the quarterfinal round of the Class A Private tournament on Wednesday night in Gainesville.  Senior Anna Claire Atha scored 28 points for the Lady Tigers, who finished the season with a 23-7 record.

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2017. Posted in Sports

Alabama topped Ole Miss 70-55 in an SEC men’s basketball outing at Tuscaloosa on Wednesday night.  Dazon Ingram led the charge with a season-high 22 points, while Braxton Key had 19 points for the Crimson Tide in their final home game of the regular season.  The Tide improves to 17-12 overall and 10-7 in conference play.  They’ll close out the 2016-2017 regular season at Tennessee on Saturday.  Tip off is set for 1 pm (Eastern).  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410.

STORMS ON WEDNESDAY TO BE FOLLOWED BY SUNSHINE, COOLER TEMPS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Stormy weather on Wednesday will be followed by sunny skies and cooler temperatures today, according to the National Weather Service.

FLOYD COUNTY DEMS TO HOLD CELEBRATION TONIGHT, FC GOP WOMEN TO MEET TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Democratic Party will host a party and fundraiser this evening at the home of chairwoman Ruth Demeter, 43 Bluff Mountain Drive in Rome.  The celebration will get underway at 7 pm and will feature food and drink, live music from the Barbaric Yawps and a silent auction.  Event admission is $10, with funds to support the local party.

HAWKS BEAT MAVS TO OPEN SIX-GAME HOMESTAND

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-95 in NBA action at the Philips Arena on Wednesday night.

SPRING TRAINING UPDATE:  BRAVES EDGED BY YANKEES

Written by Matt Davis on March 2, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were edged by the New York Yankees 8-7 in a Spring Training outing at Tampa, Florida on Wednesday evening.  The Braves will head to Jupiter to face the St. Louis Cardinals today at 1:05 pm.

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