The Floyd County Republican Party will meet this Saturday, February 7th for a mass precinct meeting to elect delegates and alternate delegates for the party’s convention. The event will be held at the Charles C. Parker Senior Adult Center at 1325 Kingston Road in Rome. Doors will open at 9 am; the meeting will begin at 10 am.
The Atlanta Hawks aim to keep their current winning streak going into the month of February after making NBA history in January by becoming the first team to go 17-0 in a month. They have won their last 19 straight games and 33 of their last 35 games. The Hawks, who are currently 40-8 on the season, hope to pick up their 20th win in a row tonight as they hit the road to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Tip off is set for 8 pm.
Rome and Floyd County leaders are slated to meet on Tuesday with the hopes of coming to an agreement about the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority. City and County Commissioners have been working over the last few months to determine a game plan for the governance of parks and rec. County commissioners voted earlier this week to cease funding the organization if they are not able to reach an agreement with the City by April 1st.
Looking for some help with your taxes? Trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free help and free electronic filing for low to middle income tax payers starting next week. They’ll be available at the Rome Floyd County Library on Riverside Parkway on Mondays from 1 pm until 4 pm from February 2nd thru April 13th and on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm from February 7th thru April 11th. AARP tax assistance will also be offered at the Charles C. Parker Senior Adult Center at 1325 Kingston Road on Wednesdays from 1 pm until 4 pm from February 4th thru April 15th.
The New England Patriots are this year’s Super Bowl Champions after rallying from a 10 point deficit to beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in pro football’s biggest game of the year on Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Quarterback Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns, including a 3-yarder to Julian Edelman with 2:02 remaining in the game that ultimately secured the win for the Pats. Malcolm Butler intercepted a pass from Russell Wilson with seconds left in the game to seal the Pats’ comeback win. Brady was named Super Bowl MVP, his third such award. He has now surpassed Joe Montana for the most touchdown passes in Super Bowl history with 13. The Patriots are celebrating their fourth Super Bowl title with Brady as quarterback and Bill Belichick as head coach.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams split a pair of Southern Athletic Association matches with Sewanee on the road on Sunday afternoon. The Berry women won their game 84-77 to improve to 14-5 overall and 6-2 in the SAA. They were led in scoring by Chanlir Segarra, who scored 27 points.
“Unsung heroes” of Rome and Floyd County will be honored once again this February with the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor. Honorees include the following individuals: Chris Carey, Ali Freeman, Ruth Forrester, Randy Quick and Evelyn Hamilton. Local businesses Darlington School and Coosa Valley Credit Union are also among this year’s award recipients, along with Board of Governors Honoree Dr. J. Paul Ferguson.
Coosa High School’s soaring IQ was on display as a team from the school won their first round match taped on Wednesday night night for WSB-TV’s High Q program, a television game show formatted public affairs program that pits high school teams against each other. The quiz bowl match will air on Saturday at 12:30 pm on WSB-TV Channel 2, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.