Georgia Highlands College edged Georgia Perimeter College 74-72 in women’s basketball last night in Decatur. With the win, the Lady Chargers improve to 4-3 on the season; they are 3-0 in conference play. The Lady Chargers will play their home opener on Saturday at 2 pm against Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
Rome-based Cancer Navigators will benefit from the Masterpiece Wreath Auction and Sale being hosted by the Harbin Clinic Cancer Center through November 27th. Wreaths created by local artists, florists, cancer survivors and their supporters are currently on display at the Cancer Center on weekdays from 8 am until 5 pm. There are also a number of table top items for sale.
A new athletic goods store is set to open in Mount Berry Square Mall this Friday, November 22nd. Dunham’s Sports is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods chains and will offer a full line of traditional sporting goods and athletic equipment in addition to active and casual sports apparel.
The Atlanta Falcons have high hopes that they will recover from their current four game losing streak as they play host to the New Orleans Saints in Thursday Night Football tomorrow night at the Georgia Dome. The Saints currently lead the NFC South with eight wins and two losses, while the Falcons are tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for last place in the division with two wins and eight losses.
Traffic was blocked on Shorter Avenue for a period of time this morning as a fire blazed through Uptown Auto located near Leon Street. According to Battalion Chief Clete Bonney with the Rome Fire Department, the fire started early this morning in a room inside the structure where a built-in heater had ignited. The fire spread to the attic and burned thru the roof. Bonney stated that the fire was pretty much contained to one side of the building, though the damage was extensive. Damage to approximately eight cars also resulted from the blaze.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Miami Heat 104-88 in NBA action last night down in Miami, Florida. It marked the Heat’s fourth straight win. The Hawks held their own in the first half, but the Heat surged ahead in the second thanks in part to numerous mistakes by the Hawks. Mike Scott led Atlanta in points with 15 and in rebounds with 10. In addition, Kyle Korver extended his three-point streak to 84 consecutive games, the second longest streak in NBA history.
The American Red Cross has hit the ground running to provide aide across five states to those affected by Sunday’s devastating tornado outbreak in the Midwest. Eight people have been confirmed dead, and homes and businesses were demolished in the storms.