In news from the Shorter University baseball team, the Hawks have been ranked number 15 in the latest NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The NAIA released poll results last night. This marks the highest ranking in Shorter baseball history, according to a Shorter sports release.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2012 Membership Drive yesterday evening with a special event at the Rome Area History Museum. Teams presented skits to emphasize the benefits of being a chamber member. The goal for the drive is $25,000 in memberships. The drive will continue thru late May.
Romans woke up to a rainy Wednesday, and more rain is predicted for today. The National Weather Service has predicted an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for today, which will move out this evening and leave the area with mostly cloudy skies. More rain is in the forecast for this weekend.
A Berry College environmental sciences project will culminate with a special event this Saturday at Rome’s ECO Center at Ridge Ferry Park.
Yesterday, of course, was Tax Day. US Senator Johnny Isakson called on Congress yesterday to enact a fairer, simpler tax system at a tax-day rally held on Capitol Hill. Isakson has co-sponsored legislation to repeal the tax code and to establish a national sales tax during every session of Congress since being elected to the US Senate.
Last night’s Rome Braves game with the Savannah Sand Gnats was suspended due to a power failure at State Mutual Stadium. The game will resume today in the top of the fifth and will go nine innings. It will be followed by a seven inning game.
Finally! A win for the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets! The Braves beat the Mets 9-3 last night at Turner Field.