In college basketball, Berry College’s Lady Vikings lost to Marymount University 54-37 at the 2012 Daytona Beach Shootout yesterday in Daytona Beach, Florida. With the loss, the Lady Vikes fall to 4-4 on the season. They’ll cap off tournament play tomorrow at 2 pm against Pacific Lutheran.
The 2012 NAIA Football National Championship played last Thursday in Rome is estimated to have generated approximately $1.1 million for the local economy, according to the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.
A Calhoun man died in a plane crash yesterday afternoon. The amateur-built plane crashed into the woods shortly after take off from the Tom B. David airport in Calhoun. The aircraft burst into flames and was destroyed. Roy Gardner Russom, age 76, was killed in the crash. An investigation into the incident by the Federal Aviation Administration is underway.
The 2012 Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament is officially underway! The tournament, which is being sponsored this year by the Seven Hills Rotary Club, will continue thru Friday. Games are being played at Berry College’s Cage Center and Georgia Highlands College’s Floyd County campus.
Funerals have begun to be held for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. It is a somber time for the residents of Newtown, Connecticut. Author L Todd Wood is a resident of Newtown. In an interview on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome on Tuesday, he said it is indeed a tough time for his city.
A ribbon cutting will soon be held for Floyd County’s new Emergency Operations Center. Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock anticipates that it will take place after the holidays.
The 2012 Rome News-Tribune/Seven Hills Rotary Club Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament continues thru Friday at Berry College’s Cage Center and Georgia Highlands College’s Floyd County campus.
Berry College’s men’s basketball team picked up an exciting 75-74 overtime victory over Piedmont last night at Berry’s Cage Center. The win snaps a six game losing skid for the Vikings and improves their record to 2-6. The Vikes will return to action on December 28th in Virginia at Emory and Henry.