In high school basketball playoff news from over the weekend, the Coosa boys and the Model girls both emerged as victors in the Region 7 AA tournament at the Dalton Trade Center. Coosa beat Dade County 87-65 in the boys championship on Saturday, while Model took a 35-33 victory from Calhoun in the girls title game.
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 Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll convene 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 the commissioners’ agenda for the evening online at www.romefloyd.com.
Valentine’s Day may be over, but those wishing to still celebrate during this month of love will have the opportunity to do just that at the second annual Bikers Ball, a benefit for the Hospitality House for Women hosted by the Strikers Motorcycle Club. The event is set for this Friday, February 24th from 8 pm until 1 am at the Rome Civic Center. Amy Weaver, Executive Director for the Hospitality House for Women, says she was pleased with the response to the first ever Bikers Ball last year and hopes for an even better turn out this year.
Super Tuesday is right around the corner. March 6th is the day that Georgia voters will go to the polls for the presidential primary election. In a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome, Congressman Phil Gingrey said he is supporting Georgian Newt Gingrich in his bid for the Republican party’s nomination for President of the United States. He said that he will get behind whomever ultimately wins the nomination, however.