Snow remains on the ground, and emergency management officials are warning North Georgia residents to be wary of black ice during their morning commute as below-freezing temperatures overnight may have caused roads to re-freeze.
Tonight’s the night that local businessmen, educators, lawyers, physicians, media personnel and others put their spelling chops to the test at the 7th annual Harbor House Adult Spell Off. The event, sponsored by the Harbin Clinic, will get underway at 7 pm at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. It will be preceded by a Patron Party at the Seven Hills Building, 538 Broad Street (next to the DeSoto) from 5:45 pm until 6:45 pm.
A large portion of the South may still be covered in snow, but Spring is just around the corner. The first sign of Spring for Atlanta Braves fans came on Thursday as the full squad held their first workout at Spring Training.
Georgia Tech basketball will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge on Saturday as the Yellow Jackets hit the road for South Carolina to take on ACC rival Clemson. Tip off is slated for noon. Air time for pre-game programming is 11:30 am.
With the recent winter precipitation and chilly temperatures, the Northwest Georgia Red Cross has seen an uptick in the number of house fires to which their volunteers have responded. Executive Director Jeffrey Putnam indicates that most of these fires originate from alternative heat sources, such as space heaters. He adds that space heaters, as well as candles, gas heaters and similar heat sources, need plenty of space.
Redmond Regional Medical Center has honored three individuals as the hospital’s 2014 Frist Humanitarian Award Recipients. According to an RRMC media release, the honors went to Dr. Mike Ware, Harbin Clinic Cardiologist – Physician Recipient; Carol Campbell, RN Cardiology Clinical Navigator – Employee Recipient; and Wanda Touchstone – Volunteer Recipient.
The Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks will host the Orlando Magic in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena.
Berry College’s basketball teams will open play in their respective Southern Athletic Association tournaments today. The seventh-seeded Berry men are scheduled to face second-seeded Centre at 2 pm at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. The second-seeded Berry women will face seventh-seeded Sewanee at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi tonight at 7 pm.