Get ready for the Gold Ball, y’all! The 63rd annual Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament is just ten days away. The five-day tournament involving local high school basketball teams is scheduled for December 17th and 19th through 22nd. Games will be played at Georgia Highlands College and Berry College.
The accused in a homicide on Larkspur Lane over the weekend now faces a murder charge.
The Floyd County Board of Education will bid farewell to a couple of its members this evening.
Excitement is building as Rome is bound for the Dome! The Rome High football team will play in a GHSA state championship game for the first time in school history this Friday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Wolves will take on Buford in the Class 5A title match at 4:30 pm. Tickets are currently available at the school.
Georgia Highlands College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams split a pair of home games with Lawson State on Tuesday night.
Winter weather may only be in the back of folks’ minds as the Greater Rome area had a relatively slow cool down during Fall 2016. But emergency management officials want to bring it to the forefront of the thoughts of residents statewide with the observation of Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia, which got underway on Monday and continues through Friday, December 5th through 9th.
The Atlanta Hawks’ woes on the court continued on Monday night as they fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-99 at the Philips Arena. It was the seventh straight loss for the Hawks, who have now lost 10 of their last 11 games.
Fuel prices remain on the rise after members of OPEC agreed to reduce crude oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the average gas price has risen by four cents in Georgia since Wednesday’s announcement.