And who was the first baby born in Rome and Floyd County for 2014? The honor goes to Elizabeth Betanzos, daughter of Leidy deLeon-PiedraSanta and Elvis Betanzos. She was born at Floyd Medical Center on New Year’s Day at 4:04 am. She weighed seven pounds and 12.5 ounces.
Retail gas prices are expected to move higher this week and into the New Year as the price for a barrel of oil rose to more than $100 last week due to multiple factors, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.
The Heart of the Community Foundation, Incorporated invites the public to save the date for February 15, 2014. That’s the date that it will honor unsung heroes of Rome and Floyd County during the 28th annual “Affair of the Heart” banquet at The Forum in downtown Rome. The event is set to get underway at 6 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Orlando Magic 109-102 last night in Orlando, Florida, in spite of a game-high 22 points scored by Jeff Teague. Lou Williams also scored 18 points for the Hawks, while Paul Millsap contributed 17. The Hawks will return to action with a New Year’s Eve outing against the Boston Celtics tomorrow in Boston. The game is slated to get underway at 1 pm and will be televised on Sport South.
No. 23 Georgia fell to Nebraska 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl yesterday afternoon down in Jacksonville, Florida. The Bulldogs scored just one touchdown in a game that was laden with missed opportunities; that lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter. The rest of their points resulted from four field goals.
Do you plan to make fireworks a part of your New Year’s Eve celebration tomorrow night? Local fire officials are urging you to use caution if you do.
The Atlanta Falcons’ 2013 season came to an end with a heartbreaking loss to the Carolina Panthers 21-20 yesterday afternoon at the Georgia Dome.
College football will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 today as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on Mississippi in the Music City Bowl. Kick off is set for 3:15 pm in Nashville, Tennessee. Air time for pre-game programming is 1 pm.