Darlington School senior Grace Greene is among the 16,000 students across the nation to be named semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students have a shot at continuing in the competition for some 8,300 scholarship awards worth more than $32 million that will be offered this spring.
Darlington School’s Kelly McDurmon and Josh Hembree have each received Coach of the Year honors for their respective work with the wrestling and girls’ basketball teams in 2011-2012. According to a Darlington media release, these awards are voted on annually by fellow varsity head coaches and awarded by the athletic director.
Coosa River Basin Initiative Program Coordinator Amos Tuck continues his 21 day Odyssey of the Conasauga, Oostanaula and Coosa Rivers. In recent days, his journey has brought him near to the Rome area. He spent some time in Calhoun over the weekend, participating in a mussel hunt with area residents and paddle trips with members of the New Echota Rivers Alliance (NERA) and the CRBI.
Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. A brief ceremony to honor those that lost their lives in the tragic event is set for this morning at the Rome-Floyd County Law Enforcement Center. It will begin at 8:46 am, the time the first plane crashed in to the World Trade Center and is open to the public.
The Atlanta Braves were shut out by the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 in game two of a three game series last night in Milwaukee. Braves starter Tim Hudson took the loss; he gave up four runs and seven hits in six and two-third innings of work.
In an update from the South Atlantic League Championship series, the Asheville Tourists beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 10-3 in game two last night in Asheville, North Carolina. The best-of-five series is now tied at a game apiece and will continue with game three tomorrow night in Greensboro.
Georgia Highlands College seeks to meet the goals of Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative by implementing new programs and strengthening existing ones. According to a GHC media release, several directorship positions have been created to provide greater stewardship of key programs laid out by the CCG initiative. Interim vice president Laura Musselwhite spearheaded the institutional plan recently submitted to Governor Deal’s office.
The Atlanta Braves’ five game winning streak came to an end last night as they lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 in the opener of a three game series in Milwaukee. Starting pitcher Mike Minor had a pretty good night on the mound, giving up just two hits and no runs in five and two-third innings of work. Jonny Venters was tagged with the loss and charged with three of the Brewers’ four runs that were scored in the bottom of the seventh (thanks in part to costly Braves errors).