The Atlanta Hawks improved to 3-0 on the NBA pre-season with a 100-86 victory over the San Antonio Spurs onWednesday night at the Philips Arena. Jeff Teague was the top scorer for Atlanta with 19 points.
Brandon Johnson has been selected as the Rome City Schools’ 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Johnson, a special education teacher at Rome High School, was named teacher of the year during a special banquet at Rome Middle School on Tuesday evening, according to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune. Emily Matheny, a second grade teacher at North Heights, was named runner-up. Gina Byars, coordinator of human resources at the school system’s central office, was named Support Employee of the Year.
The Floyd County Health Department is urging local residents to get a flu shot. Flu season is officially here and is expected to peak during the months of December to February, though it can last into the spring, according to Janet Eberhart, immunizations coordinator for the Floyd County Health Department.
In your Major League Baseball postseason update, the Chicago Cubs are headed for the National League Championship Series! The Cubs advanced in the MLB playoffs with a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the National League Division Series at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, allowing the Cubs to take the series 3-1. The Cubbies were lifted to victory on three home runs, including a three-run bomb from Javier Baez in the bottom of the second. They’ll go on to face either the New York Mets or the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, which opens on Saturday.
College football will once again take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Hospitality House for Women, Incorporated aims to bring a lighthearted approach to the serious issue of domestic violence with their 8th annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event this Friday, October 16th. In this unique event, men will traipse around downtown Rome in high heels. Registration begins at 11 am at Rotary Plaza between the Forum and the historic courthouse. The walk will begin at noon.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of September totaled nearly $1.97 billion for an increase of $83.4 million, or 4.6 percent, compared to September 2014. Year-to-date, net tax collections totaled almost $5.13 billion for an increase of nearly $438.7 million, or 9.4 percent, compared to last year, when net tax revenues totaled $4.69 billion.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the San Antonio Spurs in NBA pre-season action tonight at the Philips Arena. Tip off is set for 8 pm. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast.