Buzz: Rome Commission to decide on Mount Berry Tax Allocation District. Two local students crowned Knights’ Free Throw Competition winners. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday. Rome BOE meets Tuesday at Rome High.

Buzz: Rome Commission to decide on Mount Berry Tax Allocation District. Two local students crowned Knights’ Free Throw Competition winners. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday. Rome BOE meets Tuesday at Rome High.

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Grant Sikes, a seventh-grader at Darlington, sank 13 of 15 free throws Saturday to win his division. He’s pictured with his mother, Jennifer, left, and tournament organizer Jim Williams of the Knights of Columbus. Hometown photo.
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Jackson Loy, a third-grader at East Central converted seven free throws to win his division. He’s picture with his parents and siblings. Hometown photo.

 

The goal was set: Make as many free throws as possible with 15 total attempts.

On a rainy Saturday morning, two young men took to the gymnasium at Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Rome with special basketballs sanctioned by the national office of the Knights of Columbus.
More than a dozen Knights from Council 4410 of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church prepared the boys, from registration to practice shots to even a quick game of three-on-three featuring the adults and kids.
The 9-year-old champion was Jackson Loy, sinking seven of 15 shots including his first three in a row. Jackson is a third-grader at East Central Elementary School.
Darlington seventh-grader Grant Sikes took the other honors, converting a tournament record 13 of 15 free throws. The record was 11 set last year during the inaugural year of the tournament.
Knight Jim Williams again led the tournament and already is planning for the 2019 edition.

The Rome City Commission will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda will be a decision on resolution to create the Mount Berry Redevelopment Area and Tax Allocation DistrictAgenda

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 East 4th Ave. Caucus will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Caucus Room, Suite 204, followed by the Board Meeting at 4:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Agenda

The February meeting of the Rome Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Rome High School Auditorium at 5:45 p.m. The caucus and executive session will be held in the front conference room at RHS at 5 p.m. Agenda
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