The contributions of redheads to society will be celebrated during the fifth annual Ginger Pride Parade that will traverse Broad Street in downtown Rome on Saturday, March 14th.
Baseball season is just around the corner! The Atlanta Braves will play their first Spring Training game of the year this Wednesday, March 4th against the New York Mets. The Braves have announced that Wandy Rodriguez will serve as the starting pitcher in their Grapefruit League opener. The former Astros and Pirates standout was acquired by Atlanta in the off season.
Snow remains on the ground, and emergency management officials are warning North Georgia residents to be wary of black ice during their morning commute as below-freezing temperatures overnight may have caused roads to re-freeze.
Tonight’s the night that local businessmen, educators, lawyers, physicians, media personnel and others put their spelling chops to the test at the 7th annual Harbor House Adult Spell Off. The event, sponsored by the Harbin Clinic, will get underway at 7 pm at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. It will be preceded by a Patron Party at the Seven Hills Building, 538 Broad Street (next to the DeSoto) from 5:45 pm until 6:45 pm.
Andy F. Harris has been named the new President and CEO of Coosa Valley Credit Union. The credit union’s former VP of lending and member support services takes over the position vacated by Ron Tomlinson, who is retiring after 21 years. Harris assumes his new post today, Monday, March 2nd. Tomlinson will hold an advisory role with CVCU until his official retirement date of June 30th, 2015.
GEORGIA TECH TO CLOSE OUT REGULAR SEASON VS. NORTH CAROLINA ON TUESDAY; COVERAGE ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team will play the final game of their 2014-2015 regular season at home versus ACC rival North Carolina on Tuesday night. Tip off is set for 7 pm at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.
With the recent winter precipitation and chilly temperatures, the Northwest Georgia Red Cross has seen an uptick in the number of house fires to which their volunteers have responded. Executive Director Jeffrey Putnam indicates that most of these fires originate from alternative heat sources, such as space heaters. He adds that space heaters, as well as candles, gas heaters and similar heat sources, need plenty of space.
Redmond Regional Medical Center has honored three individuals as the hospital’s 2014 Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients. According to an RRMC media release, the honors went to Dr. Mike Ware, Harbin Clinic Cardiologist – Physician Recipient; Carol Campbell, RN Cardiology Clinical Navigator – Employee Recipient; and Wanda Touchstone – Volunteer Recipient.