TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR UNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL’S EDUCATION ON PURPOSE BANQUET FEATURING OLIVER NORTH
Tickets are still available for Unity Christian School’s Education on Purpose banquet featuring keynote speaker Lt. Col. Oliver North. The event is scheduled for Monday night, March 14th at 6:30 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Utah Jazz 91-84 on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City, marking the Hawks fifth win in their last six games.
College basketball will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as Georgia Tech opens play in the ACC tournament against Clemson. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7 pm at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:30 pm.
Looking for a little entertainment this St. Patrick’s Day? Floyd Against Drugs will present Murder Me, I’m Irish on Thursday, March 17th at the Rome Civic Center. Showtime is 6 pm for the murder mystery dinner theatre, which will be accompanied by a silent auction, both of which will raise funds for Floyd Against Drugs.
The Floyd County Schools will present their first-ever system-wide musical next weekend at Model High School. “The Phantom of the Opera” will feature students from all four county high schools, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. Show dates are March 18-20.
The Atlanta Braves picked up an exciting 5-4 win over the New York Mets in Spring Training action at Disney on Tuesday.
Qualifying for the May 24th primary election is officially underway. A number of candidates stepped forward on Monday to run for local and state offices. Those include Allison Watters, who qualified as a Republican to run for the Floyd County Commission Post 3 held by Irwin Bagwell. Wright Bagby qualified to run for Post 2 on the County Commission, a seat currently held by Garry Fricks. Keith Hester and Melinda Strickland have thrown their hats in the ring for Post 2 on the Floyd County Board of Education, while incumbent Jay Shell has qualified to run for re-election to his Post 3. George Bevels was the lone Democrat to qualify on Monday; he seeks re-election to Post 5 on the BOE. Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter has qualified with the GOP to run for re-election and faces opposition from Rickey Agan. Superior Court Clerk Barbara Penson, District Attorney Leigh Patterson and Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne also qualified to run again on Monday.
The Last Stop Gift Shop will host their 4th annual Spring Art Market on Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd at the Rome Civic Center. The event will showcase local artists and Georgia Made, Georgia Grown products. It will feature artists and authors from around the state.