The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will host an Observatory Open House tonight from 8 pm until 10 pm. Marketing director Joe Schulman invites the public to see the stars at Tellus! Admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. The museum will be closed during the event.
SHORTER HOOPS: HAWKS TO PLAY FOR NATIONAL TITLE; LADY HAWKS ONE STEP CLOSER TO FIFTH PLACE IN NCCAA TOURNEY
The Shorter University men’s basketball team will play for a national title on Saturday afternoon! The fifth seeded Hawks upset top seeded Fresno Pacific 104-95 yesterday afternoon in the semifinal round of the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I Championship at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana to advance to the title game. Shorter will play for the national championship against No. 3 seed Oklahoma Christian on Saturday at 2 pm.
In your Spring Training update, the Atlanta Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 in Jupiter, Florida yesterday. Braves starter Mike Minor put in a strong performance thru the first four innings, but gave up four runs on five hits in the fifth which proved to be costly for the Braves.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the unemployment rate in metro Rome rose to 10.2 percent in January, up from 9.4 percent in December. The rate stood at 11 percent in January 2012.
State Senator Chuck Hufstetler has been tapped to serve on the Child Support Commission by Governor Nathan Deal.
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with free-agent running back Steven Jackson on a three-year contract. Jackson, 30, rushed for 1,042 yards last season with the St. Louis Rams. It marked his eighth straight season with more than 1,000 yards.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks will welcome the Phoenix Suns to town tonight. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Sport South.
This time 20 years ago, Rome was mired in snow that resulted from the Blizzard of ’93. Local historian Ken Studdard says that the Blizzard was likely the worst thing that ever happened weather-wise in this area. He says there are a couple of weather events that come close, such as the ice storm of 1960. Studdard believes that emergency officials are better prepared these days to handle emergencies like the Blizzard of ’93.