February is Black History Month. In honor of that, the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is teaming up with 100 Black Men of Rome and Northwest Georgia and the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia to present “The Oppression of Identity: Native American Slaveholders in the United States”. The program is set for Tuesday, February 26th from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Museum, according to Executive Director Heather Shores. The museum is located on Riverside Parkway in Rome.
Just in case you missed it last night on 95.7 FM The Ridge, the Model Lady Blue Devils were eliminated from the Class AA state tournament with a first round loss to defending state champion Lovett 47-37 last night at Model.
Berry College’s baseball team shut out Bates 6-0 at home yesterday, improving their record to an even three wins and three losses. The Vikings will host Bates in a double header today at 2 pm at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field.
Shorter University basketball will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tomorrow night as the Hawks and Lady Hawks play their final home games of the 2012-2013 season against Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama. The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. The games will also air online at www.theridge957.com.
US Congressman Tom Graves, in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will host a free tax filing workshop in Rome tomorrow for members of Graves’ 14th Congressional District. The workshop is set for 1 pm until 4 pm in the Coosa Room of the Rome Floyd County Library on Riverside Parkway.
The Atlanta Braves have announced plans to induct Chipper Jones into the Braves Hall of Fame and retire his number 10 jersey on June 28th. Jones’ Hall of Fame induction will take place at a special ceremony at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis that afternoon, and his number 10 jersey will be retired during a pre-game ceremony at Turner Field prior to that evening’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The NBA All Star break has come to an end, and the Atlanta Hawks will begin the second half of the 2012-2013 season as host to the Miami Heat tonight at 8 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Sport South.
More than 100 employees of the Floyd County School System are in search of a job for the next school year with the announcement last Friday of the Reduction In Force being instituted by the school system in an effort to overcome a substantial budget shortfall.