GEORGIA TECH TO FACE MISSISSIPPI STATE IN ORANGE BOWL TONIGHT, GEORGIA BEATS LOUISVILLE IN BELK BOWL
Tonight’s the night that Georgia Tech’s 10th ranked Yellow Jackets go head to head with No. 8 Mississippi State in the Orange Bowl. Kick off is set for 8 pm at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
If you opted for a live Christmas tree this year and now you’re looking for a good way to dispose of it, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, in cooperation with numerous community partners, has a solution. The 24th annual Bring One for the Chipper event is set for this Saturday, January 3rd . Volunteers will be accepting trees from 10 am until 1 pm in the parking lot of the Home Depot on Hicks Drive in Rome, according to Mary Hardin Thornton with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, who says that those who bring their trees for “the Chipper” will be given a free seedling.
Ali K. Freeman, a public relations manager at the Harbin Clinic, has been chosen to participate in the 2015 Leadership Georgia class. She is among 63 participants selected from a pool of several hundred applicants.
Berry College lost to Denison University 91-82 in men’s basketball yesterday at Transylvania’s Don Lane Classic Tournament in Lexington, Kentucky, in spite of a game-high 32 points scored by freshman Zack Chaykowsky. With the loss, the Vikings fall to 4-7 on the season. They are off until after the New Year arrives; their next outing is scheduled for Friday, January 9th at home against Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix College.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-101 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. The Cavs were without LeBron James, who spent his 30th birthday nursing a sore knee. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 26 points; he also had nine rebounds and three assists. Jeff Teague had 23 points and 11 assists, and Kyle Korver contributed 19 points, including five three-pointers.
Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites will host a number of First-Day Hikes on New Year’s Day at parks around the state. The ranger-led hikes are a part of the national “First Day Hikes” movement sponsored by America’s State Parks, according to Kim Hatcher, Public Information Officer for Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. She encourages the public to participate in their nearest hike.
Mike Smith is out as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Team owner and chairman Arthur Blank made it official during a press conference yesterday. Blank said that the decision to release Smith from his contract as the Falcons’ head coach was not an easy one to make.
The rain that pelted our area to close out the weekend should clear out as today progresses. The National Weather Service reported nearly an inch of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community from late Saturday night thru early this morning. A flood watch that was slated to be in effect until 7 am this morning was canceled during the overnight hours.