The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to consider an increase in landfill fees this evening. Take a look at their full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Did you remember to set your clocks forward one hour over the weekend with the arrival of Daylight Savings Time? Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, hopes that you also checked the battery in your smoke alarm. He urges the public to pick some time to check those batteries, whether or not it coincides with the time change. For example, you may check them on your birthday or anniversary.
The Shorter University men’s and women’s basketball teams have learned their first round draws for their respective National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I Championship tournaments. The Hawks and Lady Hawks got the news late Saturday night that they are each seeded No. 5 and will begin play in the quarterfinal round when the Championship tips off on Wednesday at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. The Lady Hawks will face fourth-seeded Southern Nazarene at 9:30 am Eastern. The Hawks will take on fourth-seeded Mid-America Christian at 1 pm Eastern.
The Shorter University baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Gulf South Conference rival Union University with a 4-2 victory yesterday afternoon at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks notched wins in both games of Saturday’s double header, 2-1 and 5-4. With their weekend wins, the Hawks improved to 5-13 overall and 4-2 in the GSC. They’ll be on the road to face Albany State in a non-conference double header tomorrow at 1 pm.
March is National Nutrition Month. It is an observation that’s certainly being made by the Harbin Clinic Vitality Fitness Center, who recognizes the importance of pairing a good exercise regimen with a healthy diet.
Harbin Clinic Marketing Coordinator Jill Packer says that the website www.eatright.org offers great tips for eating right.
The Rome Braves will host the Inaugural No Excuses 5/10K on Saturday, April 20th in memory of local fitness and health trainer Scott Hines. The event will benefit the Braves Miracle Field of Rome. It will get underway at 8 am at the Braves Miracle Field of Rome complex and end with runners crossing home plate at State Mutual Stadium.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Miami Marlins 10-2 yesterday in Spring Training action in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. It was a tough day at the office for Braves starter Tim Hudson, who gave up six runs on nine hits in five innings of work. The Braves will head to Viera to take on the Washington Nationals today at 1:05 pm.
COLLEGE SOFTBALL: SHORTER SEES WINNING STREAK COME TO AN END WITH SUNDAY SPLIT, BERRY SPLITS AT FORD FIELD
A Sunday split at the Alto Park softball complex brought one of longest winning streaks in Shorter University’s history to an end yesterday. Shorter won the opener 3-2, but their winning streak stopped at 17 games as they lost the nightcap 3-2. The Lady Hawks are now 18-2 overall and 7-1 in the Gulf South Conference. They’ll host Lee University in a double header on Wednesday at 3 pm.