Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona Beach, Florida, allowing the racer to realize a lifelong dream. It marked his first victory at Daytona in ten tries. Martin Truex, Jr. was the runner up.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Golden State Warriors in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena. Tip off is set for 8 pm.
Here’s a heads up that high school basketball postseason action will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge this Friday night! The Model Lady Blue Devils have made it to the Elite Eight of the Class AA playoffs and will face Putnam County on the road at 6:30 pm that evening.
More than $3 million has been stolen from the Floyd County School system, according to a tally from police chief Bill Shiflett, who made the announcement on Thursday during the county’s Public Safety Committee meeting, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune. The thefts took place over the course of a decade. An investigation into the matter has resulted in the seizure of cash, firearms, vehicles and other items. Multiple arrests are pending. Former maintenance director Derry Richardson is among those targeted in the case.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will offer to the public an opportunity to explore the Trail of Tears from the perspective of an Englishwoman through the exhibit “Ghost Paths: A walk back into history along the Trail of Tears” by artist Elizabeth Waight.
Here’s a reminder for those who want to vote early in the March 1st presidential preference primary election but don’t have time to do it during the week – early voting will be offered this Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.
High school basketball postseason action will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Model Lady Blue Devils host Dublin in round two of the GHSA state playoffs. The Class AA match is slated to get underway at 6 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks will get the second half of their 2015-2016 season underway tonight as hosts to the Miami Heat. Tip off is set for 8 pm at the Philips Arena. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast.