Donations are being sought across town for the local Toys for Tots campaign. Distribution is set for December 21st at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena. It will be the Clippers’ lone visit to Atlanta this season.
Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd celebrated the arrival of the holiday season with the annual lighting of the Love Light Tree at a new location atop Floyd Medical Center last night. The 25-foot tree has been relocated this year from the Physician Center parking garage at the hospital’s Main Entrance to the top of the hospital’s north wing facing Turner McCall Boulevard.
A Darlington sophomore has committed to play football at Auburn University. Tight end/defensive end Logan Rice announced on Tuesday his decision to play for Auburn upon graduating from Darlington in 2016, according to a media release from the school. His brother, Logan, also plans to attend Auburn and will be a preferred walk-on punter in this year’s class. Both are sons of Darlington history teacher Joey Rice.
Tonight’s the big night of the Rome Christmas Parade! The parade will traverse Broad Street in downtown Rome beginning at 6:30 pm. It will start at East First Avenue and end between Sixth and Eighth Avenues, where Santa Claus will light the Christmas tree located by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Christmas at the Movies”. Ralph White will serve as Grand Marshal. More than 100 floats will be featured in the parade.
The Berry College Theatre Company seeks to raise funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital with their third annual Christmas fundraiser, a production of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula. The show opens this Thursday night at Berry’s E.H. Young Theatre. Performances are slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.