Warm temperatures today will be followed by a considerable cool down during the remainder of the week. Rain today and tonight could transition into freezing rain and sleet on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service, which expressed uncertainty about the potential for a wintry mix in a Special Weather Statement issued early this morning. Sleet amounts of up to a quarter of an inch and freezing rain amounts of up to a tenth of an inch are possible.
Residents of Northwest Georgia, are you looking for a job? If you are, make your plans to attend the Northwest Georgia Regional Career Expo on April 2nd in Ringgold. It is being co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor and the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners. According to a GDOL press release, the expo will provide employers in the 15-county area with opportunities to recruit qualified and skilled employees. In addition, job seekers will be given a chance to meet reputable employers and expand their career options.
The Floyd County Republican Party anticipates busy days ahead as they get into the thick of the 2015 GOP convention cycle. The Floyd GOP’s Convention is set for Saturday, March 14th at the Charles C. Parker Center, 1325 Kingston Highway in Rome. It will be followed by the district convention in April and the state convention in May, according to Chairwoman Layla Shipman.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Houston Rockets 104-96 in NBA action on Tuesday night at the Philips Arena, marking the Hawks’ fifth straight win.
Georgia Tech was annihilated by No. 19 North Carolina 81-49 in men’s basketball on Tuesday night in Atlanta. It was the Yellow Jackets’ final game of the 2014-2015 regular season.
The Atlanta Braves will play their first Spring Training game of 2015 this afternoon against the New York Mets. First pitch is set for 1:05 pm at Champion Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida.
Veteran journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hank Klibanoff will speak about The Civil Rights Cold Case Project at Berry College on Wednesday, March 18th. His speech will get underway at 7:30 pm in the Evans Auditorium.
Fourth and fifth grade students from around Rome and Floyd County were honored for being ‘overall good kids’ during the 2015 Terrific Kid Awards Banquet hosted by the Rome Noon Optimist Club on Monday night at The Forum in downtown Rome.