State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that the Georgia Department of Labor will provide assistance to workers who are out of a job due to the tornado that struck Adairsville last Wednesday.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams dropped a pair of games to Southern Athletic Association rival Centre yesterday at Berry’s Cage Center. The Lady Vikings lost by a score of 72-50, leaving the Lady Vikes with an even 10-10 overall record and another even 5-5 in the SAA. That was followed by a loss for the Vikings, 71-60. The Vikes now have a 4-16 record overall and are 1-8 in conference play. The teams split a pair of games with SAA rival Sewanee on Friday night, as the Lady Vikings won by a score of 70-56 and the Vikings lost 41-38. Berry’s basketball teams will return to action this Friday night in Memphis, Tennessee against yet another conference rival, Rhodes.
The Junior Service League of Rome will present their 36th Follies, “As Seen On TV”, tonight and tomorrow night at the Rome City Auditorium on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Showtime is 8 pm both nights.
Floyd Medical Center honored employees for their service at their annual Celebration of Service yesterday. The event honors employees celebrating milestone anniversaries, those with distinguished professional achievements and members of teams and departments that achieved outstanding results in the previous year, according to an FMC media release.
Super Bowl 47 is on the books! The Baltimore Ravens of the AFC beat the San Francisco 49ers of the NFC 34-31 in New Orleans last night. The game was interrupted for about a half an hour by a power outage at the Superdome, after which the 49ers rallied for a comeback but were stopped short by the Ravens. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco was named game MVP. It was the Ravens’ second Super Bowl victory in 11 years. In the ‘Battle of the Harbaughs’, it was John whose team beat that of his younger brother, Jim. Last night’s game was reportedly the longest Super Bowl ever, at four hours and 14 minutes.
HAWKS BASEBALL DROP SEASON-OPENING SERIES AT FLORIDA TECH; BERRY LOSES FIRST GAME OF SEASON TO GREENSBORO
Shorter University’s baseball team opened their 2013 season on sort of a down note over the weekend, losing all three games of a weekend series at Florida Tech. The Hawks dropped both games of Saturday’s double header 4-2 and 3-2 and yesterday’s game 8-4. They’ll return to action at Georgia Southwestern this Wednesday at 5 pm.
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster that took the lives of seven astronauts. Tellus Museum marketing director Joe Schulman says the tragedy and two others in space history had anniversaries this week. The Challenger space shuttle explosion happened on January 28, 1986, and the Apollo 1 disaster happened on January 27, 1967.
Recovery efforts continue following the storms that hit Northwest Georgia communities such as Adairsville and Calhoun on Wednesday. US Representative Tom Graves of Ranger, Georgia is scheduled to give an update on recovery efforts in Gordon County on this morning’s edition of Good Morning Rome on Talk Radio WLAQ AM 1410 at 8:45 am.