Reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address are pouring in. Obama delivered his speech last night at the US Capitol in Washington.
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The Greater Rome area could receive a light snow today, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for various counties (including Floyd) that will take effect this morning at 9 am and remain in effect until 7 am on Wednesday morning. An 80 percent chance of snow has been forecast for today, mostly before 2 pm, with highs around 28. Total daytime accumulation of less than one inch is possible. Tonight’s forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of snow, mostly before 8 pm. Lows will be around 15, with new snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. Windy conditions are also expected for today and into the evening, making for even chillier temperatures.
The Floyd County Commission is scheduled to vote on the county’s 2014 budget during their regular meeting this evening at 6 pm. The public will have an opportunity to provide their input on the matter at a special hearing set for this afternoon at 3 pm. A public hearing will also be held during the commission’s regular meeting. Both will be held at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at the County Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Detroit Pistons in NBA action tonight. It will be the third of four meetings between the teams this season. Atlanta won the first two, one at home and one in Detroit. Tonight’s game is slated to get underway at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena and will be televised on Sport South.
Local baseball fans warmed up with talk about their favorite sport at the Rome Braves’ 12th annual Hot Stove Gathering last night at The Forum in downtown Rome. An all-star cast of former Rome Braves players was on hand for the event, along with the team’s 2014 field staff and Atlanta Braves personnel.