Gun control has been a hot topic of debate since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting last month. Some are for stricter gun laws, others want their gun rights to be protected.
Rain, rain, rain…the rain continues to fall in Rome and Northwest Georgia. The National Weather Service reported nearly four inches of rain (3.84 inches, to be exact) from late Sunday night thru early this morning at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The flood watch issued by the NWS earlier this week has been extended thru tomorrow evening. There is also a flood warning for some areas in Northwest Georgia, including the Armuchee Creek in Armuchee, affecting Floyd County. Rain remains in the forecast thru tomorrow and is expected to give way to sun as we get ready to head into the weekend.
Darlington School will retire Shawn Powell’s football jersey this Friday evening at the school’s Huffman Center. The retirement ceremony will take place around 7:15 pm, between the girls and boys basketball games.
Berry College men’s basketball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tonight as the Vikings host Huntingdon. Tip off is set for 7 pm at Berry’s Cage Center. The game will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com. More Berry basketball is on tap for Friday night on WLAQ. The Vikings and Lady Vikings will hit the road that night to take on Southern Athletic Association rival Sewanee, with tip off set for 7 pm for the women and 9 pm for the men.
The Rome Braves have announced that this year’s Hot Stove Gathering has been changed to a lunchtime event. The Gathering is now set for 11:30 am until 1:30 pm on Monday, January 28th at The Forum in downtown Rome.
The slumping Atlanta Hawks hope to emerge from that slump as they host the Brooklyn Nets tonight. The game is set to get underway at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena and will be televised on Sport South.
For those of you who are counting down – only four days remain until the NFC Championship Game! The Atlanta Falcons will host the San Francisco 49ers in the title game, which is set for Sunday at 3 pm at the Georgia Dome. Here’s a reminder that you can catch all the action of the game on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football.
Martin Luther King Jr Day is coming up on Monday, January 21st. The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia has planned a plethora of events all throughout this weekend during its annual King Celebration Weekend.
The celebration will begin on Friday night (January 18th) with a “Musical Extravaganza”, which will feature dance, music and acting. The event is set for 6:30 pm at the Rome City Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.