A baby eaglet has emerged from one of the two eggs laid by the eagles at Berry College. The first of those eggs hatched on Saturday with the second expected to hatch soon. The eagles laid the eggs on January 14th and 16th. More than 1.7 million viewers around the world have kept up with the Berry College eagles on Facebook, according to Chris Kozelle with Berry’s public relations department.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams split a pair of games with Southern Athletic Association rival Birmingham-Southern to close out the 2013-2014 regular season yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama.
Torrential downpours overnight will give way to a gradual clearing today. Many Greater Rome area residents were awakened by the sound of thunder last night; the National Weather Service reported just over an inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee from about 7 pm last night thru just before 5 am this morning. A few clouds may cover our area over the weekend; otherwise, we’ll have sunny skies. Look for cooler temperatures during the nighttime hours as lows will be back down in the 30s.
The Paradise Garden Foundation is slated to host a curated exhibit of selected pieces from the State Art Collection. Inspired Georgia: 28 Works from Georgia’s State Art Collection will be on display at Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden Visitor Center from March 7th thru April 18th. The traveling exhibit allows the collection to be made available to Georgia communities and highlights the diversity of styles, media and techniques of the State Art Collection, according to a release from the Paradise Garden Foundation. Summerville is one of nine Georgia communities tapped to host the exhibit, which is intended to serve as a springboard for additional arts and culture activities that celebrate and increase awareness of local cultural communities and increase tourism.
High school basketball playoff action will once again take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 this evening as the Darlington Lady Tigers host Brookstone in the opening round of the Class A state playoffs in the Private bracket. Tip off is set for 6 pm. The game will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.
The Floyd County Democratic Party is gearing up for the 2014 election season. Democrat Wendy Davis says that candidate qualifying will take place during the first week of March. The primary election will be held on May 20th. Davis indicates that her party will campaigning hard for their candidates for Governor of Georgia and for the US Senate. She adds that Democratic candidates are needed to participate in local races. Three posts will be up for a vote on the Floyd County Commission, along with two seats on the Floyd County School Board.
The Class AA state playoffs in high school basketball will begin with opening round action this weekend, and many local teams are bound for post-season play.