Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will make a stop in Rome next Tuesday as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP is coordinating the Gingrich campaign in the area and says that Gingrich will make a stop at the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field at 3 pm. His visit will come one week before Super Tuesday, March 6th.
Super Tuesday is right around the corner. March 6th is the day that Georgia voters will go to the polls (along with voters in other states) for the presidential preference primary election. In addition, Floyd County voters will weigh in on the proposed 2012 SPLOST. Floyd County Manager Blaine Williams and Rome City Manager John Bennett discussed the SPLOST on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome on Wednesday.
Nugroho, a Shorter University senior and a native of Indonesia, has been selected as one of three bachelor’s-level recipients of the Indonesian Ambassador’s Award for Excellence. The award is given by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States and honors Indonesian students in the US who show excellent academic and nonacademic performance, show leadership both on and off campus, and have community awareness, according to a Shorter University media release.
In your high school basketball playoff update involving area teams, the Trion Lady Bulldogs beat Strongrock Christian 51-38 in the Class A girls preliminary round at home last night, and will advance to the next round on the road against St. Francis on Friday. Trion’s Bulldogs’ season came to an end (also at home) last night with a loss to WD Mohammed 65-52 in the Class A boys preliminary round.
It won’t be too long until the 2011-2012 regular season ends for Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. They’ll host Southern States Athletic Conference rival Lee University tomorrow night. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. The regular season will end on the road for the Hawks and Lady Hawks this Saturday as they travel to Cleveland, Georgia to take on Truett McConnell. The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm. All of those games will be aired on 95.7 FM The Ridge and online at www.theridge957.com.