The second annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held tomorrow (Saturday, December 14th) at Heritage Park in Rome. The event will raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Registration begins at 8:30 am; the walk is set for 10 am.
The Rome Braves have announced their field staff for the 2014 season. Jonathan Schuerholz will be back in a Rome Braves uniform as the team’s new manager. Schuerholz, who played for the local ball club during their inaugural season in 2003, will enter his fourth season as a minor league manager. He has managed the Danville Braves, along with the Gulf Coast League Braves. Prior to that, the Auburn University alum spent two seasons (2009-2010) as the Braves’ roving infield instructor.
The Atlanta Hawks will conclude a four game series at home tonight with a match against the Washington Wizards. It will be the second of four games between the teams this season. The Wizards beat the Hawks 107-101 back on November 30th in DC.
The Georgia Department of Education has announced that the state’s 2013 public high school graduation rate rose almost two percentage points from 2012 – from 69.7 percent last year to 71.5 percent this year. The rate has risen over four percentage points from 2011, when it was 67.5 percent.
Pepperell High School has been awarded a $2,500 Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, according to a release from the Floyd County Schools.
College basketball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge tomorrow.
The Atlanta Falcons will play host to the Washington Redskins this Sunday at 1 pm at the Georgia Dome. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football. Air time for pre-game programming is 11 am.
Stay at home and shop in Rome, Cave Spring, and Floyd County this holiday season. That is the message from the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. President and CEO Al Hodge says that supporting local business brings jobs to our community.