The Atlanta Hawks beat the Miami Heat 112-102 in NBA action last night at Miami. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 27 points. Kyle Korver also contributed 18 points.
Residents of Rome and Northwest Georgia may have enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures over the last few days, but winter time is knocking on our door. Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Tim Herrington says that the ‘experts’ anticipate an extreme winter, weatherwise. He advises the public to be ready for it.
Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year for 2014. The honor was announced yesterday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. This is the third time for Johnson to receive this recognition. He also won it in 2008 and 2009, making him the first coach in ACC history to be named Coach of the Year in both of his first two seasons, according to the Georgia Tech website.
The Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with outfielder free agent Nick Markakis. The four-year deal is worth an estimated $44 million. Markakis has spent the last nine seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.
Brian Barcomb is stepping down from his position as the representative for the Coosa community on the Floyd County Board of Education. Barcomb made the announcement last night at the Board’s regular meeting. He has cited his family’s decision to relocate to Armuchee as the reason for his departure.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 109-105 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. The Celtics owned a 16 point lead at halftime, but the Hawks came surging back in the second half to take the victory. Kyle Korver was the top scorer for Atlanta with 24 points. Paul Millsap also contributed 19 points.