The Rome Braves will hold their 10th annual Hot Stove Gathering tonight at 5:30 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome.
The Shorter University baseball team opened their 2012 season by splitting a double header with Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday. Southeastern won game one 5-3, while Shorter won the night cap 10-4. The Hawks continue their road trip in Florida today in Jacksonville against Edward Waters College at noon.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce held their 101st Annual Meeting at The Forum in downtown Rome last night. J. Mac Holladay, Founder and CEO of Market Street Services served as the guest speaker. The gavel was passed from 2011 Chairman of the Board Dr. Greg Sumner to the 2012 Chair, Angie Lewis, President and CEO of Citizens First Bank.
Lewis says she is looking forward to a prosperous 2012.
While the Chamber’s goal as a whole this year is to bring jobs and prosperity to the community, Lewis says her job is to pull it all together.
A group of doctors from Russia are in town as part of a tour of medical facilities in North Georgia. They want to learn about American health care. The visit to Rome is being hosted by the Rome Rotary Club, in partnership with Redmond Regional Medical Center, Floyd Medical Center and the Harbin Clinic. The Russian doctors visited Gainesville earlier this week. The group includes Doctors Irina Kobernyuk, Svetlana Ermakova, Elena Kanaeva, Sergey Osanksin and Denis Makhankov. Their visit here will culminate with a reception at the Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center this evening.
Shorter University’s competitive cheerleading program will perform during halftime at tonight’s men’s basketball game against Truett McConnell, in preparation for the Mid-South Regional Cheerleading Championships. Both the Cheer Hawks’ small and large co-ed squads will be featured this evening and will head to Campbellsville, Kentucky this Saturday to duke it out for an NAIA bid to the NCA Collegiate Cheerleading National Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida in the spring, according to a Shorter sports release.
In your local college basketball update from over the weekend, Shorter University split a pair of Southern States Athletic Conference matches with Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee on Saturday night. The 24th ranked Lady Hawks lost to the Lady Flames 71-58. The number one Hawks maintained their perfect record with their 21st win of the season 80-77 over the 17th-ranked Flames. Shorter’s basketball teams will host Truett McConnell tonight in a couple of SSAC East games at the Winthrop King Centre on the Shorter University campus. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
Shorter University is working with architects on plans for a new 100-bed student residence facility. According to a Shorter media release, the facility will provide much-needed student living space for the university.
University President Dr. Donald Dowless says, “Shorter University has had tremendous growth, and in the fall of 2011, our record enrollment included approximately 120 students who wanted to live on campus that we were unable to accommodate with on-campus living. The student experience is enriched by being part of the campus community, and we are excited that this new construction will allow us to have even more of our student population reside in our Christ-centered campus enviroment.”
It was a victorious night for Shorter University over Brewton Parker in a couple of Southern States Athletic Conference East Division basketball games at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre last night. The 24th ranked Lady Hawks beat the Lady Barons 78-41. The number one Hawks remain undefeated with their 20th straight win over the Barons 97-70.