Marietta-based Times-Journal Inc. was the top bidder in a bankruptcy auction held on Thursday for the Rome News-Tribune and its parent company, News Publishing Co, according to this morning’s Rome News. The auction was held in Carrollton. Times-Journal was the highest bidder among three for the local newspaper company; their offer was for $3.05 million. The deal awaits approval in bankruptcy court. A hearing on the matter is set for January 28th.
The local King Celebration Weekend to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. kicks off tonight with a play entitled “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”. It is set for 6:30 pm at the Rome City Auditorium and is free and open to the public, according to Alvin Jackson with the MLK Commission of Rome and Floyd County, the organization responsible for the annual King Celebration.
Cabela’s outdoor and sporting goods store is currently accepting online applications for a new store slated to open in Fort Oglethorpe in Spring 2015. According to a media release from the company, there are approximately 140 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions available.
Berry College women’s basketball player Chanlir Segarra has been named to the D3hoops.com team of the week.
The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday, January 17th. Items will be collected from 9 am until 1 pm at the center, which is located at 405 Watters Street in Rome.
The Georgia Department of Transportation wishes to notify local residents of a lane closure that will begin on Monday, January 19th. The right southbound lane of East Second Avenue between Broad Street and East First Street will be closed from 9 am on Monday thru 5 pm on Friday, January 23rd. The lane closure will allow for the restoration of the Greystone Apartment building at 90 East Second Avenue. The work is weather permitting; therefore, times and dates are subject to change.
Berry College hoops will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 on Saturday. The Berry women’s and men’s basketball teams will host Southern Athletic Association rival Oglethorpe University. The women will play at 1 pm, followed by the men at 3 pm at Berry’s Cage Center. Coverage of the games will also be provided online at www.wlaq1410.com; you can listen by using the TuneIn app on your mobile device as well. Ben Poplin will provide the play-by-play story; he’ll be joined in the broadcast booth by Bob Williams.
The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly gets underway today at the State Capitol in Atlanta.