Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock will soon turn the page on a new chapter in his life. Hancock is leaving his current post to take a job as Safety and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for Paulding County Hospital, a Well Star owned facility. His last day with Floyd EMA is December 20th; he will begin his new job on December 30th.
Both Shorter University and Berry College will hold fall commencement ceremonies this weekend.
Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox is headed for Cooperstown! It was announced yesterday that Cox has been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, along with Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa. All three were unanimously selected by the 16 member Expansion Era Committee. The trio of managerial legends will be inducted on July 27th in Cooperstown, New York.
The Chicago Bears beat the Dallas Cowboys 45-48 in a very chilly Monday Night Football game last night in the Windy City. Josh McCown scored five touchdowns for the Bears (four passing, one rushing). Chicago is now tied with Detroit for the top spot in the NFC North with seven wins and six losses. Dallas also has seven wins and six losses on the season.
A couple of churches in downtown Rome will be feeding the hungry this holiday season. First Presbyterian Church will distribute some 650 food boxes next Monday, according to member Dr. Dan Pate, who adds that First Methodist Church will also be distributing food to the needy.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 1 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. Take a look at today’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in NBA action at the Philips Arena. It will be the first of two meetings between the teams. The game is slated to start at 7:30 pm and will be televised on Sport South.
Gas prices in the Southeast have started to decline after a steady increase since November 15th, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Prices at the pump rose after maintenance issues disrupted Gulf Coast supplies. The current decrease may not last too long due to a number of factors that placed upward pressure on oil prices last week.