Teams have been set for the first-ever College Football Playoffs. No. 1 Alabama will face No. 4 Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl. No. 3 Florida State, the defending National Champion, will face No. 2 Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Both games are set for New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1st, 2015. The winners of each will proceed to the Championship Game on January 12th in Arlington, Texas.
The Winter Art Market will return to the Rome Civic Center this weekend. It will be open to the public from 10 am until 6 pm this Saturday, December 6th and from 11 am until 5 pm on Sunday, December 7th and will feature more than 50 juried artists from around the state of Georgia. Offerings will include a wide array of contemporary crafts in pottery, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, leather, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art.
The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia has approved Governor Nathan Deal’s nomination of Rome native Gretchen Corbin to serve as the system’s next Commissioner.
Two area high school football teams continue their quest for a state title. Calhoun and Cartersville are both headed for the Final Four in their respective classes tonight.
The NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons will take on the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers in Monday Night Football tonight at Green Bay, Wisconsin. The game is slated to get underway at 8:30 pm at Lambeau Field and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football.
GREATER ROME CHAMBER PREZ URGES LOCAL RESIDENTS TO STAY AT HOME AND SHOP IN ROME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Now that the holiday shopping season is in full gear, the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is issuing its annual call for local residents to stay at home and shop in Rome for your Christmas gifts. Chamber President and CEO Al Hodge says that when you do, you help local businesses stay in business and support your local economy.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of November totaled nearly $1.46 billion, marking an increase of approximately $60.5 million, or 4.3 percent, compared to November 2013. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $7.7 billion for an increase of $359 million, or 4.9 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $7.34 billion after five months. Year-to-date gross tax revenues, before refunds and distributions to local governments, totaled $10.1 billion for an increase of almost $523 million, or 5.4 percent, over November 2013.
The Dallas Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears 41-28 in Thursday Night Football at Chicago last night. DeMarco Murray ran for 179 yards and a touchdown and Tony Romo threw for three touchdowns to lift their team to victory. The Cowboys improved to 9-4, while the Bears fell to 5-8 on the season.