Rome and Floyd County leaders are slated to meet on Tuesday with the hopes of coming to an agreement about the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority. City and County Commissioners have been working over the last few months to determine a game plan for the governance of parks and rec. County commissioners voted earlier this week to cease funding the organization if they are not able to reach an agreement with the City by April 1st.
Looking for some help with your taxes? Trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free help and free electronic filing for low to middle income tax payers starting next week. They’ll be available at the Rome Floyd County Library on Riverside Parkway on Mondays from 1 pm until 4 pm from February 2nd thru April 13th and on Saturdays from 10 am until 2 pm from February 7th thru April 11th. AARP tax assistance will also be offered at the Charles C. Parker Senior Adult Center at 1325 Kingston Road on Wednesdays from 1 pm until 4 pm from February 4th thru April 15th.
High school basketball will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as Model hosts Coosa in a pair of Region 7 AA matches. The girls will play at 6 pm, followed by the boys at 8 pm. Matt Davis will provide play by play coverage and will be joined in the broadcast booth by Phil Carter. The games can also be heard online at www.theridge957.com or by using the TuneIn app on your mobile device.
The red hot Atlanta Hawks aim to extend their franchise record for consecutive wins to 18 tonight as host to the Portland Trailblazers.
“Unsung heroes” of Rome and Floyd County will be honored once again this February with the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor. Honorees include the following individuals: Chris Carey, Ali Freeman, Ruth Forrester, Randy Quick and Evelyn Hamilton. Local businesses Darlington School and Coosa Valley Credit Union are also among this year’s award recipients, along with Board of Governors Honoree Dr. J. Paul Ferguson.
Coosa High School’s soaring IQ was on display as a team from the school won their first round match taped on Wednesday night night for WSB-TV’s High Q program, a television game show formatted public affairs program that pits high school teams against each other. The quiz bowl match will air on Saturday at 12:30 pm on WSB-TV Channel 2, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.
A trio of Atlanta Hawks will be included on the Eastern Conference roster in the 2015 NBA All Star Game. Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague were named All Star reserves on Thursday. Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer will lead the Eastern Conference team in this year’s All Star Game, which is set for Sunday, February 15th in New York City.
Super Bowl Sunday is just two days away! The defending champion Seattle Seahawks will face the New England Patroits in Super Bowl 49 this Sunday night at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Kick off is set for 6:30 pm. The game will be televised on NBC.