This will be graduation weekend for Berry College! Berry’s Fall 2014 commencement ceremony is set for tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th, at 2:30 pm in the college chapel. The speaker will be Berry Communication Department Chair Bob Frank. About 60 undergraduate and graduate students are slated to receive their diplomas.
The Arizona Cardinals beat the St. Louis Rams 12-6 in Thursday Night Football last night at St. Louis. The Cardinals were lifted to victory by four field goals from Chandler Catanzaro and in spite of the loss of quarterback Drew Stanton, who left the game early due to a right knee injury.
As weather would have it, Christmas festivities will continue this weekend in Lindale. Though the second annual Lindale Star Lighting Ceremony took place without a hitch last Saturday evening, an inclement forecast led to the postponement of the first annual Lindale Christmas Parade. The parade is now set to take place this Saturday, December 13th. Line up is scheduled for 1 pm at the First Baptist Church of Lindale, with the parade to traverse Park Avenue beginning at 1:30 pm, according to David Mathis with Restoration Lindale, Incorporated, the organization hosting the parade.
Outgoing United States Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia delivered his farewell address on the US Senate floor yesterday, marking his retirement from US Congress after almost 20 years of service.
Calhoun High School’s football team will face Washington County in the Class AAA State Championship Game this afternoon at 4:30 pm at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The 14-0 Yellow Jackets will compete in their sixth championship game in seven years and their first as a member of Class AAA.
The Floyd County and the Rome City Commissions have yet to reach an agreement concerning the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority. The city wants to continue operating Parks and Rec jointly with the county, though county officials want to continue negotiations on the matter.
A certified Healthcare Exchange Navigator is slated to offer a series of free seminars at Redmond Regional Medical Center to educate individuals about their health insurance options and to provide one-on-one enrollment assistance. The series continues with an enrollment class on Tuesday, December 16th at 5 pm in the Lower Level Classroom A at Redmond. The session will begin with a short presentation by a certified navigator and will then offer participants an opportunity to enroll online with one-on-one certified navigator assistance. The class is free, though seating is limited. Participants are asked to register ahead of time by calling (706) 368-8480.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 95-79 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena, leading the Hawks to their longest winning streak in 17 years. They were lifted to victory in part by Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap, who each contributed 17 points. That included five 3-pointers from Korver. DeMarre Carroll also added 14 points and had 11 rebounds.