The Atlanta Falcons’ 2015 season drew to a close with a loss to the New Orleans Saints 20-17 on Sunday afternoon at the Georgia Dome.
It appears that Greater Rome will get a break from the rain today and into the New Year. The National Weather Service predicts a slight chance of showers for this morning which will give way to partly sunny skies and a high in the upper 50s during the remainder of the day. Tonight will be chilly, with mostly cloudy skies and a low in the upper 30s. The year 2016 will begin with sunny skies on Friday, with sunshine and cooler temperatures expected through the first few days of the new year.
If you wish to start the new year 2016 by being close to nature, Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites invites you to participate in one of more than 50 First Day Hikes that will be offered across the state on New Year’s Day. The hikes are a part of a national movement spearheaded by the American Hiking Society, according to Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites. Hatcher says that the goal is to get people outdoors to appreciate nature and to enjoy hiking as a means of exercise. Hikes range from easy to difficult.
Alabama will face Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl this evening at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The winner of this bout between the No. 2 Crimson Tide and the No. 3 Spartans will go on to face the winner of the Orange Bowl, either No. 1 Clemson or No. 4 Oklahoma, in the College Football Championship Game.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the New York Knicks 111-97 in NBA action at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.
Rome’s City Manager Sammy Rich has named Lonzo Roberson as Interim Police Chief during the search for a permanent replacement for Chief Elaine Snow, who retires at the end of this year.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, in cooperation with Bud Light, reminds New Year’s Eve revelers to have a plan in place to ensure that they arrive home safely from their celebration. If you intend to drink tonight, choose a designated driver, stay where you are celebrating, call a cab or find an alternate means of transportation.
The rain returned overnight and remains in the forecast through tonight, according to the National Weather Service, whose Flood Watch for a large part of the state has been extended through Friday evening.