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.
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.
The 2014 Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament enters its third day of play today.
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.
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.
The Georgia Department of Education has released the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), based on data from the 2013-2014 school year.
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”.