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CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARM WHEN YOU ‘SPRING FORWARD’ THIS WEEKEND!

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Don’t forget to ‘Spring Forward’ over the weekend!  The annual switch to Daylight Savings Time occurs this Sunday, March 12th at 2 am.  Clocks, of course, will be set forward one hour.

COLLEGE HOOPS ROUND-UP:  ALABAMA CONTINUES IN SEC TOURNEY, GHC TO HOST REGION FINAL FOUR

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide opened play in the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament with a win over Mississippi State 75-55 on Thursday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

GDOL: STATE’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE UNCHANGED FROM DECEMBER TO JANUARY

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.5 percent in January, unchanged from a revised 5.5 percent in December.  (Previously, the December rate was reported as 5.4 percent.)  The unemployment rate declined over the year from 5.6 percent in January 2016.

GONNA BE A GOOD DAY TO HAVE THE TOP DOWN!

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

This will be the perfect day to roll the top down on your convertible!  According to the National Weather Service, today’s high temperature is expected to reach the mid 70s.  Skies will also be sunny around Greater Rome.  Showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into the area late tonight with overnight lows in the low 50s.  A slight cool-down is anticipated for this weekend.

STORMY WEATHER OVERNIGHT TO GIVE WAY TO SUN, COOLER TEMPS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Forecasters were right on the mark when they called for stormy weather to move into the Northwest Georgia area overnight.  Showers and thunderstorms pelted the area on Thursday night; they were accompanied by downed limbs and some power outages.  The National Weather Service reports that between a half to three-quarters of an inch of rain fell at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome.

SPRING TRAINING UPDATE:  BRAVES FALL TO YANKEES

Written by Matt Davis on March 10, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the New York Yankees 8-7 in Spring Training action at Disney on Thursday afternoon.  Non-roster invitee Blaine Boyer was charged with six runs in the loss; all of those were scored in the sixth inning.  The Braves will host another New York team, the Mets, this afternoon at 1:05 pm.

SINGER/SONGWRITER TRAVIS MEADOWS TO PLAY JOINT BENEFIT FOR HDTF/DAVIES HOMELESS SHELTER

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome will be the site of a joint benefit for the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter and the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation on the evening of Saturday, March 25th at 7 pm featuring Nashville-based singer and songwriter Travis Meadows.

HAWKS END THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK WITH VICTORY OVER NETS AT HOME

Written by Matt Davis on March 9, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks ended a three-game losing streak with a 110-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at the Philips Arena on Wednesday night.

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