The Georgia Emergency Management Agency is urging motorists to stay off the roads as the threat of icy conditions increases throughout the day. According to GEMA, ice can be deceptively dangerous, difficult to anticipate and extremely difficult to drive on. Bridges and overpasses are expected to ice first. Motorists are cautioned to stay off the roads until conditions improve.
The film choices have been announced for this year’s Night at the Movies to be held next Tuesday, February 18th at the Rome Cinemas as a benefit for the Exchange Club Family Resource Center. That list includes three Academy Awards nominees – Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle and August Osage County, along with three other blockbusters – Nebraska, Jack Ryan and About Last Night.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Chicago Bulls 100-85 in NBA action last night in Chicago. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 15 points, while Lou Williams contributed 13 points off the bench and Jeff Teague added 12. Last night’s loss was Atlanta’s fourth straight.
Wintry precipitation is on the ground, and more is anticipated. The Winter Storm Warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 1 pm on Thursday afternoon, with additional rain, sleet and snow in the forecast. According to the latest from the NWS, the predominant precipitation type today will be snow, with up to 6-10 inches of accumulation possible and more than that in higher elevations.
The Rome City Commission is slated to approve the nomination of Sammy Rich to serve as the next City Manager at their next meeting on February 24th. He will succeed John Bennett, who will retire after 30 years in that position at the end of June.
Local high school basketball teams will have to wait a little bit longer until region
tournaments begin, due to the winter weather this area has been experiencing. As of now, the Region 7AA tourney is slated to begin on Thursday, weather permitting. You can get updates on region tournaments on the Georgia High School Association’s website at www.ghsa.net.
The Atlanta Braves are slated to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run that broke the record previously held by Babe Ruth. They will do so in a pre-game ceremony before the Braves’ 2014 home opener against the New York Mets on April 8th. In addition, players will wear a commemorative patch on their right sleeves during the season. The patch is shaped like a home plate and features the number 715, Aaron’s autograph and a “40th anniversary” banner.