Region tournaments were scheduled to get underway for area high school basketball teams last night, but, due to inclement weather in the forecast, those tournaments have been delayed. Where region tournaments of local interest are concerned, all games in Region 6A scheduled for Monday thru Wednesday night have been postponed. Action will begin on Thursday with the girls slated to play at Darlington and the boys to play at Trion. Darlington will be the host for the semifinals on Friday and the championship on Saturday. Also, games in the Region 7AA tournament that were scheduled for Monday have been delayed, along with the Region 5AAAAA tournament (affecting Rome High School) and the GICAA AA West tournament (affecting Unity Christian School).
The Atlanta Hawks will be in Chicago tonight to take
on the Bulls in the second of four meetings between the teams this season. The Bulls won the first outing of the season back in January, also in Chicago.
Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Interim Director Tim Herrington contends that there were some very valuable lessons learned from the last winter storm event that hit our area two weeks ago. He says the biggest lesson learned is to be prepared.
Have you been keeping up with Team USA in the 2014 Winter Olympics currently being held in Sochi, Russia? Professional skating analyst Cate Meighan says that, in terms of figure skating, Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold and Jason Brown are ones to watch. She also anticipates that the USA will nab its first ever gold medal for ice dancing thanks to Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Local emergency officials are on alert due to winter weather that has been forecast for the Greater Rome area. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is scheduled to take effect this evening at 7 pm and remain in place through 7 pm on Tuesday, coupled with a Winter Storm Watch that will be in effect from 7 pm on Tuesday evening through 7 am on Wednesday morning. Rain, snow and sleet are in the forecast for this evening through Wednesday. This area could receive some 1-3 inches of snow with larger amounts in higher elevations. Forecasters are uncertain as to the impact the storm will have at this time, but they are warning local residents to be prepared.