The teams have been set for the 2012 NAIA Football National Championship Game. Marian University from Indiana will face Morningside College from Iowa in the big game, which is set for Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 pm at Barron Stadium in Rome. For more championship details, visit www.naianationalchampionship.com.
A local dentist office is under investigation following complaints of improper use of restraints and improper or unnecessary performance of dental work on children. Federal agents and the Rome Police Department officials executed a search warrant yesterday on Children’s Dentistry of Rome at 204 Redmond Road after receipt of those complaints. No charges have been filed as yet; the investigation is ongoing.
The Rome TEA Party hosted a 411 Connector Town Hall meeting last night at Grace Bible Church in Armuchee. The 411 Connector has been a hot topic of discussion for years now. Many people are asking, when is this project going to get off the ground? Questions such as these were addressed by TEA Party members, as well as Tom K. Perdue, Transportation Consultant with The Perdue Group.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both picked up victories over Gulf South Conference rival West Alabama last night at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. The Lady Hawks took a narrow 56-53 win in their game, improving their record to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the GSC. That was followed by a 100-83 win for the Hawks. The Hawks are 4-0 at home so far this season; they have a 5-1 overall record and are 1-0 in the GSC. Shorter’s basketball teams will travel to Carrollton to take on West Georgia on Sunday. The women will play at 3 pm, followed by the men at 5 pm. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The 2012 Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament is right around the corner! The tournament will be held December 17th thru 21st, with games to be played at Georgia Highlands College’s Floyd County campus and Berry College’s Cage Center. The 2012-2013 season is already underway for area teams. Jim Alred, new media director for the Rome News-Tribune, says that based on what he’s seen so far, folks are going to see some great high school hoops action in the Holiday Festival.
GREATER ROME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PREZ URGING ROMANS TO STAY AT HOME AND SHOP ROME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Stay at home and shop in Rome this holiday season. That’s the message of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Al Hodge said in an interview on WLAQ’s Good Morning Rome on Thursday that when you shop locally, you support your friends and neighbors and stimulate the local economy.
The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-13 last night at the Georgia Dome. The win allowed the Falcons to improve their record to 11-1 and puts the Dirty Birds on the brink of clinching the NFC South. The Falcons will return to action next Sunday, December 9th on the road against the Carolina Panthers. Kick off is set for 1 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s home for Atlanta Falcons football.
Two area high school football teams will continue their hunt for a state title tonight. The Calhoun Yellow Jackets will host Brooks County in round three of the Class AA playoffs. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm. Also tonight, Trion will be on the road to take on Emanuel County Institute in round two of the Class A playoffs (in the public school bracket). Kick off for that game is also 7:30 pm.