Local News

DOWNTOWN RETAILERS TO STAY OPEN LATE AS PART OF ‘ROME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’

Downtown Rome will stay open late for holiday shoppers tonight as part of a new event supported by the Downtown Development Promotions Committee called “Rome for the Holidays”, which will take place from 5 pm until 9 pm. More than 25 retail shops will stay open late with sales and special offers this evening, according…read more »

RECORD TRAVEL PREDICTED BY AAA FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

It’s almost time to hit the road for the holidays!  AAA, The Auto Club Group, anticipates that more Americans than ever – 115.6 million – will travel during this holiday season.  That number of travelers is the highest ever recorded in the nearly 20 years that AAA has been tracking holiday travel and represents an…read more »

CAVE SPRING CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR SATURDAY

Cave Spring’s annual Christmas Parade is slated to take place this Saturday night at 6 pm.  Line up will begin at 5 pm at the Georgia School for the Deaf.  Don’t forget to bundle up if you go; low temperatures are expected to dip into the upper 30s that evening, according to the National Weather…read more »

FORMER PARAPRO SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Rockmart man that worked as a paraprofessional at an elementary school in Sandy Springs was sentenced to prison in federal court on Wednesday. According to a release by the US Attorney’s Office, Adam Brent Nesbitt, age 41, has been sentenced to two years, nine months in prison, to be followed by ten years of…read more »

Local Sports

HAWKS FALL TO BULLS IN CHICAGO

The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up a three game road trip 1-2 with a loss to the Chicago Bulls 136-102 on Wednesday night in Chicago. Zach LaVine led the charge for the Bulls with a game-high 35 points.  Lauri Markkanen had 22 points. Alex Len led the Hawks in scoring with 17 points off the bench. …read more »

GHC MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS SWEEP A TWIN BILL

Georgia Highlands College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams nabbed a pair of victories at home on Wednesday evening, according to a GHC sports release. The Lady Chargers picked up a 91-47 conference win over Andrew College in the opener.  Ja’Lyn Reese notched a game-high 25 points for GHC, which improved to 7-5 overall and 5-1…read more »

UGA’S KIRBY SMART, MATT LUKE PAID A VISIT TO DARLINGTON

The University of Georgia’s head football coach Kirby Smart paid a visit to Darlington School on Wednesday.  The purpose of his visit, according to the school’s Facebook page, was to check in with recruit Tate Ratledge (as well as Darlington’s coaching staff).  UGA’s new offensive line coach Matt Luke was also on hand.  Check out…read more »

HAWKS FALL TO HEAT IN OT AT MIAMI

The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Miami Heat 135-121 in overtime at Miami, FL on Tuesday night. Miami scored six points in the last minute of regulation and the first 16 points of OT to secure the victory.  Kendrick Nunn led the charge with a total of 36 points.  Duncan Robinson added 34 points, and…read more »

THREE BRAVES NAMED TO FIRST-EVER ALL-MLB TEAM

The Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr, Mike Soroka and Freddie Freeman all have been named to Major League Baseball’s first-ever All-MLB team.  They were each second-team selections in the voting. Baseball’s Winter Meetings continue out in San Diego, California.  read more »

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