Bank executive appointed to Honorary Commanders Class
by Sally Litchfield
February 08, 2014 09:56 PM | 1702 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eric Latimer, senior vice president of commercial banking at United Community Bank in Marietta, is among a group of 26 community leaders appointed to the Honorary Commanders Class of 2014. The group will learn about military activities, their impact on the economy and various aspects of the national defense system.

The Honorary Commanders is a cooperative effort of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, General Lucius D. Clay National Guard Center, and Navy and Marine Corps. Each year, the Honorary Commanders Association selects community and business leaders and pairs them with military commanders for the year-long program.

Latimer comes from a line of military veterans. His father served in the army and his grandfather was a WWII veteran. As a member of the Brookhaven Rotary Club in Atlanta, Latimer became involved in the SHARE Military Initiative, a comprehensive rehabilitation program that focuses on the treatment of service men and women who have sustained brain injuries and PTSD from the Afghanistan and Iraqi conflicts. The program is part of the Shepherd Center, one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the country specializing in spinal cord and brain injuries.

Latimer will be paired with Marine Lt. Col. James Gladden of the Combat Logistics Regiment 45 for the duration of program. He and the rest of the Honorary Commanders will be involved in various outings throughout the year, including events focusing on each branch of the military and several two-day visits to military facilities.


Talented veteran actors and local favorites Matt Calvo and Murray Sarkin bring “Tuesdays With Morrie” to profound life in the Polk Street Players’ production of the acclaimed play by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. It runs Feb. 14 to March 1 on the Stellar Cellar stage at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 161 Church St. near the Marietta Square. Directed by Barbara Rudy, the play is based on Albom’s best-selling book that chronicles his meetings with his favorite college professor, Morrie Schwartz. Brimming with laughter, tears and heartfelt life lessons, it provides the makings of a memorable theatrical experience.

Performances Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28 and March 1 at 8 p.m., and Sun. Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $12.50-$20 (Saturday dinner shows Feb. 15 and 22). For reservations, call the box office (770) 218-9669. Visit

This play is Polk Street Players’ Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Awards entry.


Here’s news for rising second to rising ninth-grade girls basketball players. Harrison High School’s 2014 Lady Hoyas Spring Basketball Clinics run every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. starting March 3rd and ending May 14. Players can also attend Harrison’s summer youth camp June 16 through 20 from 9 to 3:30 p.m. All forms and information can found at or email Coach Steven Lenahan at


Fashion spotlight of the week: In a black sweater, skirt, and boots, she rounded out her look with a gold and black scarf — Terri Batdorf of Marietta —looking good head to toe.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.

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