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.
Fire severely damaged a home on Crane Street in Rome yesterday. The blaze sent nine residents to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen. The American Red Cross was on hand to help victims.
In your local college basketball update from over the weekend, Shorter University split a pair of Southern States Athletic Conference matches with Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee on Saturday night. The 24th ranked Lady Hawks lost to the Lady Flames 71-58. The number one Hawks maintained their perfect record with their 21st win of the season 80-77 over the 17th-ranked Flames. Shorter’s basketball teams will host Truett McConnell tonight in a couple of SSAC East games at the Winthrop King Centre on the Shorter University campus. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.