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WINNING NIGHT IN LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Sports

Shorter University was victorious over Truett McConnell in a couple of Southern States Athletic Conference East matches last night at the Winthrop King Centre on the Shorter campus.  The Lady Hawks won their game 67-33.  That was followed by a 83-68 victory for the number one Hawks, who remain undefeated with their 22nd straight win of the season.  Shorter’s men will be in Atlanta for a 7 pm game with Point University on Thursday night.  Both teams will head to Central, South Carolina to take on Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, with the women to play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm.  All of those games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  

ROME BRAVES FANS WARM UP TO BASEBALL AT ANNUAL HOT STOVE GATHERING

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Baseball fans may not have been taken out to the ballgame last night, but they might as well have been as the Rome Braves held their 10th annual Hot Stove Gathering at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was the guest of honor at last night’s event.  He was joined by the Rome Braves 2012 field staff, Atlanta Braves personnel and various guests from the Braves minor league system.  

COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative held their Annual Meeting last night at the Floyd County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.  The organization held a lively debate about dams.  In addition, awards were handed out to CRBI volunteers and supporters.  Jonathan Bridges of Rome was named the Ray Kelley Volunteer of the Year.  The Environmental Educator Award went to Marie Lewis of Coosa High School.  Jamie Taylor of Rome was honored as Water Monitor of the Year.  The Corporate Citizen Award went to Redmond Regional Medical Center.  The CRBI’s 2011 Annual Report was also shared at last night’s meeting, and the organization discussed plans for 2012.