The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The New York Giants emerged as champs in Super Bowl 46 last night with a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Indianapolis. Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning was named Super Bowl MVP; it was his second time to nab the honor.
ATLANTA HAWKS DROP SECOND STRAIGHT AT HOME TO PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, BETTER LUCK TONIGHT AS HOST TO PHOENIX SUNS
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 98-87 on Saturday night at the Philips Arena. That was the Hawks’ second straight home loss, leaving them with an eight win – three loss record at home and a 16 win – nine loss record overall so far for the 2011-2012 season. The Hawks will get back into action tonight at Philips against the Phoenix Suns. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
Election season is in full swing. The focus, of course, has mainly been on the Republican party as their supporters go to the polls to determine who will represent the party in the fall against President Barack Obama. Members of both the Republican and Democratic parties have a vested interest in knowing how the Republican presidential candidates stack up against Obama. Wendy Davis, vice president for campaigns and elections for the Floyd County Democratic Party, told WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome on Thursday that she anticipates lively debates between Obama and whoever gets the Republican presidential nomination. She also noted that there are far fewer debates planned for the fall than are going on now for Republican candidates.
The search for a missing Rome woman ended tragically over the weekend as her body was found at the scene of a wreck off the embankment of US Highway 411 in Bartow County. Nancy Pension, age 43, had been missing since Thursday. Pension had not been seen since she dropped her child off at Unity Christian School and headed to work in Kennesaw. She was found dead at the site of the wreck on Saturday morning. An investigation into the wreck continues.
COLLEGE HOOPS: VICTORIOUS SATURDAY IN SC FOR SHORTER UNIVERSITY; SHORTER’S NUMBER ONE HAWKS STAY PERFECT IN THE SSAC
In your local college basketball update from over the weekend, Shorter University’s number one Hawks managed to maintain a perfect record in the Southern States Athletic Conference with a 89-64 win over Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, improving their record to 23-1 overall and 13-0 in the SSAC. That was preceded by a 74-43 victory for Shorter’s Lady Hawks over Southern Wesleyan in Central, South Carolina. Shorter’s men’s and women’s basketball teams return to their home court at the Winthrop King Centre on the Shorter University campus to host Emmanuel this Thursday night. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. That will be followed by a 2 pm home game on Saturday for the Lady Hawks against Brenau. All of those games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
Local college baseball teams took the field this past weekend.
Shorter University’s Hawks played their first home games of the season on Saturday against the University of Pikeville. The teams the double-header, with Pikeville winning game one 2-0 and Shorter taking the night cap 12-2 at the Robert H. Ledbetter Field on the Shorter University campus.
The Hawks will host Bryan tomorrow at 1 pm in a single game that will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and online at www.theridge957.com.
The Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will continue its monthly lecture series tonight as museum director Jose Santamaria discusses “The Paleontology of Georgia” at 7 pm. Marketing director Joe Schulman invites the public to attend. He says that the museum galleries will be open extended hours until 9 pm.