Exciting news for baseball fans – Atlanta Braves began reporting to Spring Training over the weekend. Their first Spring Training game is set for March 3rd against the Detroit Tigers.
The Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville has a plethora of events planned for the next week or so. Marketing Director Joe Schulman says it will all start with a Junior Astronomy Workshop tonight and culminate with Family Science Night next Friday night. Activities will also include the latest installment in the Tellus Lunch and Learn series, “Fossils: Where Geology and Biology Intersect”.
Are you a big fan of the classic 1950′s TV series I Love Lucy? If you are, you will not want to miss A Tribute to I Love Lucy tomorrow night at 7:30 pm at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center. It’s a part of the Center’s Charter Legends in Concert series.
Governor Nathan Deal yesterday signed legislation to amend a state law that inadvertently excluded some military-trained nurses from a license to practice in Georgia. According to a release from the Governor’s office, HB 675 revises the definition of “approved nursing education programs” for registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses. Through the passage and signing of the bill, about 150 nursing professionals will now be eligible for employment in Georgia. The bill passed the Georgia General Assembly unanimously.
The Rome Exchange Club honored exemplary youth in our community with its Youth of the Year competition on Friday. High school seniors from area schools delivered speeches on the topic, “All Aboard! Today’s Youth Strengthening America One Community at a Time”.
The Heart of the Community Awards of Honor will be presented tomorrow night at a black-tie affair at the Forum in downtown Rome.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) has awarded the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority hosting rights for the 2012 Boys and Girls District 5 Basketball Tournaments, which begin Monday. According to an RFPRA media release, Sports Manager Larry Powell represented the RFPRA in presenting the tournament bid at the District 5 Athletic Committee Session. An estimated 28 district teams from Northwest Georgia will attend the tournament, which will last approximately one week. Tournaments will be held for boys age divisions 9-10, 13-14 and girls age division 9-10. Winning teams at the district level will compete at the state level tournaments in March.
The cross-town rivalry between Berry College and Shorter University was revived again last night, and once again it was Shorter that emerged as the victors in men’s and women’s basketball at Berry’s Cage Center. The number 22 Lady Hawks beat the Lady Vikings 67-55. The number one Hawks defeated the Vikings 76-60, marking the Hawks’ 25th victory over the season. It was also Shorter men’s head coach Chad Warner’s 99th career win. Shorter’s teams will travel to Mt. Vernon, Georgia to take on Brewton-Parker tomorrow. The women will play at noon, followed by the men at 2 pm. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Berry’s teams will also be on the road tomorrow; they’ll travel to Young Harris College. Tip off is set for 2 pm for the women and 4 pm for the men. Coverage of those games will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.