The Rome City Commission will hold a two-day planning session this Wednesday and Thursday at Berry College’s Winshape Retreat Center. Rome City Manager John Bennett indicates that a proposed 2013 SPLOST will be among the topics of discussion.
US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia has been tapped to serve as a Senate co-leader of the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to historic sites of the Civil Rights movement in Alabama, set for March 1st thru 3rd. According to a release from Senator Isakson’s office, the three-day event, led annually be Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, will culminate with a commemorative march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, where Lewis was beaten unconscious in 1965 as he tried to lead several hundred protestors across the bridge to demonstrate the need for voting rights.
Georgia Highlands College’s Lady Chargers will host South Georgia Technical College in opening round action of the GCAA conference tournament this evening. The game is set to get underway at 6 pm at the gym on GHC’s Floyd County campus and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 in the Motor City last night to improve to 32-23 on the season and 14-13 on the road. It was the Hawks’ fourth straight road victory. They’ll continue their current six game road trip with a stop in Utah to take on the Jazz tomorrow night at 9 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
A bomb threat at Armuchee Middle School led to the evacuation of the school yesterday morning. An AMS student has been charged with terroristic threats and acts and possession of a hoax device after a suspicious package was found at the school. The student has not been identified due to his age; he has been taken to the Rome Youth Detention Center, according to reports. The incident was investigated by the Northwest Georgia Bomb Squad.
The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority presented the 2013 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame Induction Program last night at Berry College.
DARLINGTON GIRLS, MODEL BOYS STILL IN THE HUNT FOR A STATE TITLE; CATCH HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF ACTION ON AIR
We’ll have high school basketball playoff action on air tomorrow night on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge!
The Atlanta Braves picked up their first win of Spring Training for 2013 over the Miami Marlins 7-6 yesterday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Jason Heyward and Justin Upton hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning to lead the way to victory. The Braves will host the Washington Nationals today at 1:05 pm.