The Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls 93-86 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. Al Horford led Atlanta in scoring with 21 points. Paul Millsap also added 17 points. The Hawks will return to action in Cleveland against the Cavaliers tomorrow night. Tip off is set for 7 pm.
Here’s a unique idea for a Christmas gift – a gift card from Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. Public Affairs Coordinator Kim Hatcher says these gift cards are redeemable at any of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. They can be purchased at your nearest state park or by calling 1-800-864-7275.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-20 in NFL action yesterday at the Georgia Dome.
The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau invites the public to the official ribbon cutting ceremony and opening of the Downtown Rome Welcome Center, set for tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th. The ribbon cutting will be held at 10:30 am and the Welcome Center will open at 11 am.
Motorists are saving an average of $10 for a tank of gas compared to this time last year, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that gasoline prices inched closer to $2 a gallon last week and continue to drop. Domestic oil supply is at a three decade high and forecast to keep growing. Meanwhile, the price of oil fell to its lowest level in five years.
Chilly temperatures around Rome and Northwest Georgia in recent days have undoubtedly led to increased usage of heating devices, such as space heaters, fire places and other heating systems. Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, urges the public to use caution with such devices as they can pose a fire hazard.
The 2014 Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament officially gets underway today! The tourney will continue through Friday, with games to be played at Berry College and Georgia Highlands College. Area high school basketball teams will compete for the coveted Gold Ball in the “Christmas tournament”, which enters its 61st year.
Want to learn the proper way to observe the planets, stars and constellations? The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will offer an opportunity for area residents to do just that during a Stellar Astronomy Workshop to be held at the museum tonight from 7 pm until 10 pm. The event will include an opportunity to visit the Tellus Observatory to view the night sky through their 20 inch telescope. The cost is $10 for members of the museum and $25 for non-members. For more information, visit www.tellusmuseum.org.