The 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly continues under the Gold Dome (the State Capitol) in Atlanta.
The South Rome Redevelopment Corporation has named Charles Looney as its new Executive Director. He is the first director to be employed solely by the organization. The SRRC partners with the City of Rome to support growth, development and revitalization in South Rome.
Georgia Tech beat Pittsburgh 61-52 in an ACC men’s basketball match on Tuesday night in Atlanta; it was the Yellow Jackets’ final home outing of the regular season. Ben Lammers led the charge with 20 points. Josh Okogie added 14 points for the Jackets, who improved to 8-9 in conference play and 17-13 overall. Tech aims for a .500 finish in their conference as they wrap up their 2016-2017 regular season with a match at Syracuse on Saturday at 4 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
Rome’s Makervillage has planned a day of inspiration for female business leaders (and those with entrepreneurial ambition) to take place this Saturday, March 4th with a screening of the film “Dream, Girl”. The event will get underway at 1:30 pm at Makervillage, located at 252 North Fifth Avenue in downtown Rome.
The Model Lady Blue Devils are bound for the Final Four of the GHSA Class AA girls basketball tournament! Model punched their ticket to the next round of the playoffs with a 62-45 victory over Bryan County in the state quarterfinals at home on Tuesday night. Victaria Saxton led the charge with 29 points. The Lady Blue Devils will go on to face Laney in the semifinals at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville this Saturday at 2 pm. Coverage will be provided on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
Today is Mardi Gras, the last feast before the Lenten season begins. It is also referred to as Shrove Tuesday, an observation celebrated by some with the enjoyment of pancakes.
As the observation of American Heart Month draws to a close with the conclusion of February, Harbin Clinic cardiologist Dr. Chas Jackson, MD has some advice – quit smoking! He says that this is the primary way that you can take better care of your heart.