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ATLANTA HAWKS DOMINATE KING JAMES AND THE CAVALIERS @ CLEVELAND

Written by Matt Davis on December 18, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks took a commanding 127-98 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on their home turf in Cleveland, Ohio last night. Shelvin Mack led the charge for the Hawks with a career-high 24 points. Al Horford also added 20 points. Seven players scored in the double digits for Atlanta, whose win last night was the 11th in their last 12 games.

HARBIN CLINIC ADVISES PUBLIC OF LONGER IMMEDIATE CARE WAIT TIMES DUE TO FLU OUTBREAK

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The flu outbreak in the area has led to a high volume of patients at Harbin Clinic Immediate Care, leading to longer wait times and the potential to reach maximum capacity. The following release is courtesy of the Harbin Clinic –
MEDIA ALERT: Harbin Clinic Immediate Care anticipates extreme wait times tonight due to high incidence of flu. While our goal is always to accommodate everyone, please be advised that reaching maximum capacity may prevent us from taking additional patients this evening. For your convenience, we encourage you to visit www.harbinclinic.com or call 706.238.8073 for the most up-to-date information before you come to the Clinic. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately or go to the nearest emergency department. Thank you for your patience.

HOLIDAY FESTIVITY AND PHILANTHROPY TO BE COMBINED AT ‘EXPERIENCE CHRISTMAS’

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The holidays are a time that typically leave people feeling festive and often philanthropic. Festivity and philanthropy will be combined during a special show that will soon take the stage at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. “Experience Christmas” is set for this Thursday thru Saturday, December 18th thru 20th. Showtime is 8 pm every night, with pre-show festivities to begin at 6 pm. The show will combine music, dance and storytelling, along with the sights, smells, tastes and feelings of Christmas. Net proceeds will benefit the Community Kitchen, the Open Door Home, the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation and the Rome Little Theatre.

SEVEN HILLS ROTARY ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE HOLIDAY FESTIVAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ENTERS DAY THREE

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2014. Posted in Sports

The 2014 Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament enters its third day of play today.

ROME BRAVES 2015 PROMOTIONAL CALENDAR TAKING SHAPE

Written by Matt Davis on December 18, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves’ 2015 promotional calendar is taking shape. According to a team press release, highlights for next season are anticipated to include three fireworks extravaganzas and a bobble head doll giveaway, plus appearances by Zooperstars, Birdzerk, Ella the Elephant, Batman, Dora the Explorer and Diego. In addition, there will be three postgame concerts.

FLU AND FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS LEAD TO EARLY CLOSURE OF POLK COUNTY SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Polk County School District has announced that classes will be dismissed at noon today and remain out for the remainder of the week due to an outbreak of the flu or flu like symptoms.

STATE, LOCAL SCHOOLS EXPERIENCE DECLINES ON COLLEGE AND CAREER READY PERFORMANCE INDEX

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Education has released the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), based on data from the 2013-2014 school year.

HAPPY MEMORIES MADE AT ‘CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT’

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2014. Posted in Sports

This marks the 61st year of play in what is now dubbed the Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament. Undoubtedly, local residents have accumulated many happy memories in the more than six decades that the tourney has been held. Chiefest among them might be longtime local basketball coach Andy Akin. Akin says there’s nothing like being at a big tournament like the “Christmas tournament”.

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