A holiday favorite for the Greater Rome area, the annual Toys for Tots auction, is set for tomorrow night at the Rome Civic Center. Doors will open at 5:30 pm, according to local coordinator Hal Gosnell. The event will get underway at 6 pm. The live auction will begin at 7 pm. The cost of admission is $5. Dinner will be served to attendees.
Shorter University alumnus and faculty member Dr. Ben McFry will serve as the featured speaker for Shorter’s fall commencement exercises this Friday, December 7th. The ceremony is set for 10 am at The Forum in downtown Rome. Approximately 525 students are expected to graduate.
Blaine Williams has resigned as Floyd County Manager to take the position of Assistant Manager for the Athens-Clarke County Consolidated Government.
Berry College is joining forces with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to combat alcohol abuse, including underage drinking and impaired driving.
Get into that holiday spirit and support a good cause at the first annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Saturday, December 15th at the Heritage Trails behind State Mutual Stadium. The event is a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation. Wade Kelley with the Arthritis Foundation says he hopes the Jingle Bell Run/Walk will become an annual event in the Rome area.
Tune in for Georgia Highlands College basketball tonight on WLAQ AM 1410 as the Chargers and Lady Chargers host GCAA rival Georgia Perimeter College. The women will play at 5:30 pm, followed by the men at 7:30 pm at GHC’s Floyd County campus. Matt Davis and Randy Davis will bring you all the action of the games, which will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com. WLAQ will also have coverage on Saturday as the Lady Chargers host Andrew College at 2 pm and the Chargers host Waycross College at 4 pm.
A movement is on in the state of Georgia to open access to original birth certificates for all adult adoptees. The effort is being spearheaded by GEAR, Georgians for Equal Access to Records, an organization founded in part by Nikki Lebo. Lebo is the Communications Chair and Georgia State Representative for the American Adoption Congress.
Berry College’s men’s basketball team fell to Maryville College 83-75 last night at Berry’s Cage Center. That was the Vikings’ fourth straight loss; with it, they fall to 1-4 for the season. The Vikes will return to action tomorrow night against Point University in West Point, Georgia. Tip off is set for 7 pm.