Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams dropped a pair of games with Gulf South Conference rival Delta State University yesterday in Cleveland, Mississippi.
It is definitely winter time in Rome and Northwest Georgia. Area residents have kept a watchful eye on the forecast over the last 24 hours, based on concerns that winter weather would lead to cancellations and delays. One thing is absolutely certain – you will want to bundle up if you intend to spend any time outdoors today. The Winter Weather Advisory issued yesterday by National Weather Service remains in effect until noon today. Also, a Wind Advisory is in effect until midnight tonight. And a Wind Chill Warning will take effect at noon today and remain in effect until 1 pm tomorrow.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will be in Cleveland, Mississippi tonight for a pair of Gulf South Conference matches with Delta State University. The women will play at 3:00 pm, followed by the men at 5:00 pm. Jim Bojo will bring you the story of the games on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Brooklyn Nets 91-86 in NBA action on the road last night. Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague each scored 16 points for the Hawks. Elton Brand also contributed 10 points off the bench.
New Year’s Day marked the fourth consecutive year of record-breaking gas prices, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.32 on January 1st, the highest price on record. However, 2013’s annual average price for a gallon of gas was $3.49, the least expensive year since 2010.
Have the chilly temperatures prompted you to break out your space heater? With lows projected by the National Weather Service to be around 8 tonight and anticipated wind chill readings of around 5 below zero, there is no doubt that local residents will be looking for ways to stay warm. Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, reminds the public to leave space around those space heaters. He also advises those who use space heaters to avoid using an extension cord. Instead, plug them directly into an electrical outlet.
Tonight’s a big night for college football – the night of the BCS National Championship! No. 1 Florida State will take on No. 2 Auburn in the title game at 8:30 pm in Pasadena, California. Television coverage will be provided on ESPN.