The Darlington Lady Tigers basketball team is headed for the Elite Eight of the Class A Private State Championship, thanks to a 63-28 victory over Brookstone in opening round action of the tournament last night at home. The Lady Tigers will travel to Savannah to take on Calvary Day on Wednesday night.
Dr. Tony Daniel has announced his bid for a post on the Floyd County Board of Education, District 4, a seat being vacated by David Johnson after 16 years of service.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. Commissioners are slated to vote on the appointment of Assistant City Manager Sammy Rich to serve as City Manager upon the retirement of John Bennett at the end of June. Rich is the lone candidate for the position. He has worked very closely over the past several years with Bennett, whose impending retirement will follow 30 years of service as Rome’s City Manager. Rich has been the Assistant City Manager since 2006. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Manager for Floyd County, a position he initially assumed in 2002.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Chicago Bulls in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena. It will be the third of four meetings between the teams this season; Chicago currently leads the series 2-0. Tonight’s game is slated to get underway at 7:30 pm and will be televised on Sport South.
Local talent took the stage at the Rome City Auditorium on Saturday night to raise funds for a youngster who is in dire need of a kidney transplant. A Kidney for Kennedy Benefit Talent Show was held in honor of 15-year-old Kennedy Willams, a student at Rome High School who has been diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (in other words, End Stage Renal Disease). It is one of numerous fund raising efforts intended to help off set expenses associated with Kennedy’s much-needed kidney transplant, which is expected to cost an estimated $180,000, and her other medical expenses. Money raised will go towards the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in Kennedy’s name. Donations are currently being accepted online at www.COTAforKennedyW.com.
Winter storms that have led to flight cancellations and hazardous roads over the past month can be also attributed to higher prices at the pump, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which states that the freezing weather bolstered demand for heating fuels like natural gas and propane. Both are derived from crude oil and used to heat homes in the northeastern part of the country. The rise in demand for those particular fuels tightened supplies, placing upward pressure on the price of oil.
A baby eaglet has emerged from one of the two eggs laid by the eagles at Berry College. The first of those eggs hatched on Saturday with the second expected to hatch soon. The eagles laid the eggs on January 14th and 16th. More than 1.7 million viewers around the world have kept up with the Berry College eagles on Facebook, according to Chris Kozelle with Berry’s public relations department.