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.
The Rome Braves held their 10th annual Hot Stove Gathering last night at the Forum in downtown Rome. Fans got to hear from Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who was the guest of honor. Other attendees included the Rome Braves’ 2012 field staff, including manager Randy Ingle.
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.
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.
A wreck on Jones Mill Road took the life of a Rome man yesterday afternoon. The man reportedly lost control of his vehicle in a curve. His body was burned beyond recognition, police say. His identity had not been released as of late yesterday.