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ATLANTA HAWKS CLOSE OUT ROAD TRIP WITH WIN OVER TORONTO RAPTORS

Written by Matt Davis on February 1, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Toronto Raptors 100-77 in Toronto last night.  Last night’s win improves the Hawks record to 16 wins and six losses so far for the 2011-2012 season.  After being on the road for five straight games, the Hawks will return to their home court of the Philips Arena in Atlanta to take on the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.

COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative held their Annual Meeting last night at the Floyd County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.  The organization held a lively debate about dams.  In addition, awards were handed out to CRBI volunteers and supporters.  Jonathan Bridges of Rome was named the Ray Kelley Volunteer of the Year.  The Environmental Educator Award went to Marie Lewis of Coosa High School.  Jamie Taylor of Rome was honored as Water Monitor of the Year.  The Corporate Citizen Award went to Redmond Regional Medical Center.  The CRBI’s 2011 Annual Report was also shared at last night’s meeting, and the organization discussed plans for 2012.  
CRBI Executive Director Joe Cook says that not only will dams and reservoirs be a matter of concern for his organization in 2012, so is the proposed Burwell Creek development.  

FIRE DAMAGES HOME ON CRANE STREET

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Fire severely damaged a home on Crane Street in Rome yesterday.  The blaze sent nine residents to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen.  The American Red Cross was on hand to help victims.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASEBALL ENDS FLORIDA ROAD TRIP WITH WIN OVER EDWARD WATERS

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Shorter University baseball team picked up a 12-3 win from Edward Waters College yesterday in Jacksonville, Florida.  The Hawks will play their 2012 home opener this Saturday against the University of Pikeville at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Field.  The double header is set to begin at 1 pm.

ROME BRAVES FANS WARM UP TO BASEBALL AT ANNUAL HOT STOVE GATHERING

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Baseball fans may not have been taken out to the ballgame last night, but they might as well have been as the Rome Braves held their 10th annual Hot Stove Gathering at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was the guest of honor at last night’s event.  He was joined by the Rome Braves 2012 field staff, Atlanta Braves personnel and various guests from the Braves minor league system.  

WRECK ON JONES MILL ROAD CLAIMS ONE LIFE

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A wreck on Jones Mill Road took the life of a Rome man yesterday afternoon.  The man reportedly lost control of his vehicle in a curve.  His body was burned beyond recognition, police say.  His identity had not been released as of late yesterday.

HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS ON TAP FOR TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in Sports

High school basketball is on tap for tonight.  Here are the match-ups –

ATLANTA HAWKS HEADED TO GREAT WHITE NORTH FOR MATCH WITH TORONTO RAPTORS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks will be up in Canada tonight to take on the Toronto Raptors at 7 pm.  The Hawks currently have 15 wins and six losses so far for the 2011-2012 season, with seven wins and five losses on the road.

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