The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll convene in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Congratulations to the Top 5 bands in the 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune “Battle of the Bands”. The online voting portion of the ‘Battle’ ended yesterday. The Top 5 are: Brothers and Sisters with 949 votes (and the People’s Choice Award winner), Clint Sansing with 740 votes, Nosecone Prophets with 578 votes, Shawn Aris with 518 votes and Five 40 with 507 votes.
In Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves settled for a 2-2 tie with the Baltimore Orioles in Spring Training action at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista yesterday. The Braves will host the St. Louis Cardinals at Champion Stadium today at 1:05 pm.
In college softball, Shorter University’s Lady Hawks topped Emmanuel in both games of a double header in Franklin Springs, Georgia on Friday, 4-1 and 9-1. That was followed by a Saturday sweep of Southern Wesleyan, 9-0 and 10-1, in Central, South Carolina. The Lady Hawks will host Brenau in a double header at the Alto Park Softball Complex tomorrow at 5 pm.
The Girl Scouts turned 100 last Monday, March 12th. A 100th birthday celebration was held during the weekend prior to that in the birthplace of the Girl Scouts, Savannah. Local Troop 7244 got to be a part of the auspicious occasion. Troop Leader Charisse Durham says it was a remarkable experience for the girls.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks took a 103-87 victory from the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday. They’ll be back home at the Philips Arena in Atlanta tonight to take on the Boston Celtics. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: SHORTER TAKES ONE OF THREE FROM LEE, BERRY LOSES TWO, GETS RAINED OUT IN CALI OVER THE WEEKEND
The Shorter University baseball Hawks took one win and two losses in a weekend series with Southern States Athletic Conference rival Lee University at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. Lee took a 14-8 victory in Friday’s game. They also won the first game of Saturday’s double header 8-1, while Shorter won the nightcap 7-2. The Hawks will face another SSAC rival, Mobile, at home in a three game series this coming weekend.
Today is a big day as the 2012 NAIA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships get underway. The men’s tournament is being held in Kansas City, Missouri, while Frankfort, Kentucky is the site of the women’s tournament.