Today is Inauguration Day. History will be made as Donald J. Trump Sr. is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America at the US Capitol in Washington DC.
Prayers for rain continue to be answered in Northwest Georgia, perhaps slowly but surely. Heavy rains fell over the area on Thursday night; the National Weather Service reported just over a half an inch of precipitation at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome overnight.
College basketball will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge on Saturday as Georgia Tech travels to Charlottesville, Virginia to face ACC rival Virginia. The game is scheduled to get underway at 2 pm; air time for pre-game programming is 1:30 pm.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose for the fourth consecutive month to 5.4 percent in December, up from 5.3 percent in November but down from 5.5 percent in December 2015.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative has begun the new year with a brand new Executive Director. Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman assumed the post at the very end of December. The 2008 graduate of Berry College previously served as watershed outreach coordinator for Savannah-based Ogeechee Riverkeeper. Prior to that, he was the director of the Boys and Club of Northwest Georgia.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Chicago Bulls in NBA action tonight. Tip off is set for 8 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast.
Another man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with an armed robbery that took place at John’s Grocery on Kingston Highway on Tuesday.
President-elect Donald Trump has announced his intentions to nominate former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to serve as US Secretary of Agriculture.