Work is coming along on the Myrtle Hill Mausoleum at Rome’s historic Myrtle Hill Cemetary. Bill Kerestes, director of Mausoleum Sales, says that in spite of setbacks from the weather, the mausoleum is set to be finished in late April.
Tonight’s a big night for the Darlington Lady Tigers and the Model Blue Devils as both teams are headed for the Elite Eight round of their respective state high school basketball tournaments. We’ll have coverage of the games on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge!
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks head out west to take on the Utah Jazz tonight at 9 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
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.
In college basketball, the Georgia Highlands College Lady Chargers’ time in the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association tournament came to an end last night as they fell to South Georgia Technical College, 76-67, at home. The Lady Chargers could still receive a bid to participate in the NJCAA tournament. Those bids are expected to be released on Sunday.
There is no doubt that the Darlington Lady Tigers’ upcoming trip to the Elite Eight round of the Class A private state basketball playoffs is exciting for the team, though maybe nerve wrecking. The Lady Tigers’ Bailey Brock says that her team has been working hard and is ready to take on St. Francis tonight.
The Atlanta Braves took a 9-5 victory from the Washington Nationals yesterday in Spring Training action from Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The Braves picked up five of their runs in the sixth inning to fuel yesterday’s victory. They’ll be in Lakeland to take on the Detroit Tigers today at 1:05 pm.
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.