The ceremony which almost always leaves everybody in tears took place on Friday as the Rome Exchange Club hosted their annual ACE Awards at the Palladium on Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. ACE is an acronym for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence. The award recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional or social obstacles, often to achieve great accomplishments.
The Junior Service League of Rome’s “Totally Awesome 80s” Follies will take the stage tonight and Saturday night at the Rome City Auditorium in downtown Rome. Showtime is 8 pm both nights.
State Representative Katie Dempsey of Rome recently sponsored HR 121, a resolution intended to recognize the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement and National Wear Red Day. Members of the Georgia General Assembly wore red at the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 4th in support of National Wear Red Day, according to a release from the state House of Representatives.
Berry College basketball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tonight as the Vikings host Birmingham-Southern College in a pair of Southern Athletic Association matches. The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm at Berry’s Cage Center. Coverage will also be provided online at www.wlaq1410.com, and you can listen by using the TuneIn app on your mobile device.
The search continues for a federal inmate who escaped during a bathroom break in Cartersville earlier this week. Sean Patrick Killion, age 42, was being transferred to Indiana from Florida to face federal drug charges and escaped during a bathroom break at a gas station. Killion has been described as 6’1” and 195 pounds. He was last seen wearing faded blue jeans and a black t-shirt. Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to call 911.
The observation of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia concludes today with a focus on Flooding Safety.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Golden State Warriors tonight in what could be one of the NBA’s biggest games of the year. It will certainly be a battle for the best record in the league; the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks are 41-9, while the Warriors are 39-8 and hold the top spot in the Western Conference.
Here’s a reminder that Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech athletics is 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Yellow Jackets will host Atlantic Coast Conference rival Wake Forest in men’s basketball on Saturday. Tip off is set for noon at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. Pre-game coverage will begin at 11:30 am.