The Berry College men’s and women’s basketball teams will be in Memphis, Tennessee tonight for a pair of Southern Athletic Association matches against Rhodes College. The women will play at 7 pm, followed by the men at 9 pm. Coverage of the games will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Houston Rockets in NBA action this evening at the Philips Arena. It will be the second and final meeting between the teams this season. The Rockets won the first game of the set back in November.
The Exchange Club Family Resource Center invites the public to save the date for Tuesday, February 18, 2014. That’s when they will hold their 14th annual Night at the Movies at Rome Cinemas on Shorter Avenue in Rome. The evening will begin at 6 pm with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Ticket holders will get to watch one of six blockbuster movies (to be determined) at 7:30 pm.
University System of Georgia officials have announced the formation of two committees required by regents’ policy to conduct a national search for the permanent president of Georgia Highlands College, according to a GHC media release.
Rome’s Charlie Culberson will discuss what it takes to become a Major League Baseball player as the guest speaker for the Shorter University baseball team’s sixth annual “Meet The Team” Dinner. The event is set for tomorrow, Saturday, January 11th, at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre.
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has chosen Rome to participate in Georgia’s Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) program. According to a DCA press release, the pilot program for Georgia’s Main Street network provides advanced technical assistance to communities who have been proven leaders in their field of downtown development.
The Harbin Clinic’s Darrell G. Lowrey, MD has reached a milestone. He is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of serving as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician at the Clinic.
Former Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine have officially been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame! It was announced yesterday that the former teammates, along with former Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas, will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on July 27th. All three are first-ballot selections; each received more than the necessary 75 percent of votes by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Maddux, who had 355 wins over the course of his career, had 97.2 percent of the vote – just missing the record for the highest percentage of votes ever cast. Glavine, whose career netted 305 wins, received 91.9 percent. Thomas, who hit a whopping 521 home runs, received 83.7 percent of the vote.