The Atlanta Hawks game against the Detroit Pistons scheduled for last night at the Philips
Arena has been postponed due to severe weather conditions in the Atlanta area. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency has a message for those who are thinking about taking a drive through the winter wonderland that has covered Floyd County – don’t. Bone-chillingly cold temperatures overnight were predicted to make roads even more dangerous this morning than they were yesterday. Floyd EMA Interim Director Tim Herrington says that snow and ice (particularly black ice) is expected to be prevalent during the early morning hours. And the not-so-good news is that high temperatures today are not expected to exceed the freezing point by much at just 33 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Governor Nathan Deal has signed a state of emergency declaration related to yesterday’s winter storm for the entire state of Georgia, following a consultation with Georgia Emergency Management Agency Director Charley English and other state emergency heads. The governor has delayed the opening of state government until noon today.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Detroit Pistons in NBA action tonight. It will be the third of four meetings between the teams this season. Atlanta won the first two, one at home and one in Detroit. Tonight’s game is slated to get underway at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena and will be televised on Sport South.
Students in the Pepperell School district did not have to spend the night at school last night after all. School and county officials determined that there were too many obstacles in the area to dispatch the school buses. Initially, 130 students were to be housed at Pepperell High and Elementary Schools. Thanks to some assistance from the Floyd County Police, all of those students were able to make it home. According to Tim Hensley, Assistant to the Superintendent for the Floyd County Schools, police picked up the last student at Pepperell High School around 8:30 pm last night.
Reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address are pouring in. Obama delivered his speech last night at the US Capitol in Washington.
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