The Rome Exchange Club will hold their annual Youth of the Year program tomorrow during the club’s regular meeting at the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. The meeting will get underway at noon. The 2012-2013 Youth of the Year theme is “Youth Volunteerism: Working Magic in Our Communities”.
Twenty-eight high school student-athletes have committed to play football for Berry College this fall, according to a Berry sports release. The student-athletes have been accepted at Berry and will join the college’s football program in its inaugural season this September.
Berry College’s baseball team was swept by Bates College 10-1 and 5-4 yesterday afternoon at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field. The Vikings fall to 3-5 for the 2013 season. They’ll return to action next Tuesday at Piedmont.
A multitude of questions have arisen following the Floyd County School System’s announcement last Friday that more than 100 of its employees will lose their jobs due to the Reduction In Force being instituted by the school system to deal with the budget shortfall it currently faces. Some 119 employees, 103 full time and 16 part time, will not return to their positions next year as a result of the RIF.
The Model Blue Devils took an exciting 49-47 win in the final seconds of their first round game against Westminster in the Class AA state high school basketball playoffs last night at Model. The Blue Devils will advance to the Sweet Sixteen round of the tournament this Saturday as host to Kendrick.
Shorter University basketball will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com tonight as the Hawks and Lady Hawks celebrate Senior Night with their final home games of the 2012-2013 season against Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama. The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Miami Heat 103-90 before a sold-out crowd last night at the Philips Arena. The Hawks are now 29-23 for the season and 18-14 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They’ll host the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night at 7:30 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
February is Black History Month. In honor of that, the Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is teaming up with 100 Black Men of Rome and Northwest Georgia and the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia to present “The Oppression of Identity: Native American Slaveholders in the United States”. The program is set for Tuesday, February 26th from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Museum, according to Executive Director Heather Shores. The museum is located on Riverside Parkway in Rome.