A motorist died of a heart attack in a one vehicle wreck on Old Dalton Road on Monday afternoon. Jeffrey Lane Matthews, age 46, reportedly had the heart attack and veered off the road, colliding with a fire hydrant and two mailboxes before stopping. Miller was pronounced dead on the scene.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Miami Heat 121-114 in an MLK Day outing last night at the Philips Arena. Paul Millsap led Atlanta in scoring with 26 points. DeMarre Carroll added 19 points, while Pero Antic contributed 17 points to the Hawks’ win, which snapped a nine game losing streak in their series with the Heat. LeBron James scored a whopping 30 points Miami.
Today is the day reserved as a national holiday to honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But events have been held locally to celebrate the legacy of the slain Civil Rights leader all weekend long. Those activities will culminate today with the annual Unity March down Broad Street.
The deadline has been extended for those seeking assistance from the Junior Service League’s Community Partnership Program. Interested parties now have until February 10th to submit their applications for partnership opportunities with the JSL. Those partnerships are provided in two ways: via JSL volunteers only or via JSL volunteers and funding, according to Becky Owens, public relations specialist for the Junior Service League of Rome.
Harbin Clinic has introduced a new Circulation Checkup for only $119. The screening includes an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening, stroke/carotid artery screening and blood circulation (arteriosclerosis) screening. The Circulation Checkup is offered at Harbin Clinic Diagnostic Vascular Labs in Rome and Cartersville. It takes less than 30 minutes and is reportedly painless. Patients can schedule an appointment by calling (706) 233-8510.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be in Toccoa tonight for a pair of non-conference matches with Toccoa Falls College. The women will play at 5 pm, followed by the men at 7 pm. Ben Poplin will bring you the play by play story of both games on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
Gas prices are fairly level with those of this time last year, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which states that both oil and gas prices remain stable at this time with the national average hovering around $3.30 a gallon.
The teams have been set for Super Bowl 48! The Seattle Seahawks will face the Denver Broncos in the NFL’s biggest game of the year on Sunday, February 2nd in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seahawks are Super Bowl-bound after picking up a 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game last night in Seattle. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos emerged as the AFC Champions with a 26-16 win over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the title game yesterday afternoon in Denver.