Buzz: Berry College remains closed to the public. Willard Nixon/Rome Orthopaedic Center Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament set for Oct. 2.

Buzz: Berry College remains closed to the public. Willard Nixon/Rome Orthopaedic Center Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament set for Oct. 2.

Hermann Hall at Berry College, file photo.

 

This update from Berry College: “As Berry College students head toward their fifth week of classes, the campus remains closed to the public until further notice for the health and safety of the campus community.

“College officials closed the campus in July and continue to restrict access due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure is one of many efforts at Berry, including mandated face coverings and outdoor classrooms, to fight the spread of the virus. For current information, please see www.berry.edu/healthy-together/.

” ‘We appreciate the Rome community’s support and understanding,’ said Berry Public Relations Director Chris Kozelle.”

Between July 1 and Friday, Berry has reported 37 positive tests — mostly returning students, staff, Winshape employees and even a vendor. For more on what precautions the college is taking, please see Natalie Simms’ story from Tuesday.


 

The Willard Nixon/Rome Orthopaedic Center Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament set for Friday, Oct. 2 at Stonebridge Golf Course.

 The tournament is a four-person scramble event with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team entry is $300 and covers green fees, cart fees, range ball and lunch. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 each. 

All money raised from the tournament goes to help fund the John Pinson Jr Outstanding Student Athlete Scholarship, which recognizes one college-bound male and female senior from each local high school.

 The scholarship has helped distribute more than $20,000 in scholarship money to local students over the last two decades.

Click here to download the registration form. For more information contact diamondt@floydcountyga.org.

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