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SIX PEOPLE DIE ON GEORGIA’S ROADS OVER NEW YEAR’S TRAVEL PERIOD

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Six people were killed on Georgia’s roads over the New Year’s holiday travel period, which got underway at 6 pm on Friday and ended last night at midnight.  The Georgia State Patrol investigated some 585 traffic crashes that resulted in 266 injuries and three fatalities.  There were no fatalities in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.

ANNUAL BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Now that the holidays are over, are you looking for a way to get rid of your Christmas tree?  Take it to the annual Bring One For The Chipper, set for this Saturday, January 5th from 10 am until 2 pm in the Home Depot parking lot on Hicks Drive.  Mary Hardin Thornton with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful says that Bring One For The Chipper is a statewide program that, since its inception more than 22 years ago, has recycled over 5.9 million trees.

GRAVES, ISAKSON COMMENT ON FISCAL CLIFF LEGISLATION

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

US Representative Tom Graves issued the following statement yesterday concerning the fiscal cliff legislation passed by the US Senate:

HAWKS BEGIN 2013 WITH VICTORY OVER HORNETS IN BIG EASY

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks beat the New Orleans Hornets 95-86 last night in NBA action down in New Orleans.  With the win, the Hawks improve to 20-10 for the 2012-2013 season.  They remain on the road to take on the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.  Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.  The game will be televised on Sport South.

HUFSTETLER READY TO GET TO WORK FOR 52ND SENATE DISTRICT

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The 2013 legislative session will get underway on Monday, January 14th.  It will be a time of new beginnings for Chuck Hufstetler, who was elected in the July primary to serve as State Senator for the 52nd district.  He will take the place of Barry Loudermilk, who has been moved to the new 14th district.  Hufstetler’s district will include all of Floyd County and parts of Chattooga, Bartow and Gordon Counties.

RAINY START TO 2013

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Forecasters predicted a rainy start to 2013 for Rome and Northwest Georgia, and their predictions were correct.  The National Weather Service reported nearly an inch and a half of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport from early yesterday morning thru late last night.  Mostly cloudy skies are on tap for this second day of 2013, with a high of 49.  Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy with a low in the low 30s.

BUSY START TO 2013 ON TAP FOR LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAMS

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in Sports

Local college basketball teams will hit the hardwood for the first time in 2013 toward the end of the week…

COLLEGE BOWL GAME UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on January 2, 2013. Posted in Sports

In college football bowl game news, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets pulled out an upset of USC 21-7 in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve in El Paso, Texas.

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