The Georgia State Patrol is urging motorists to use extreme caution on the state’s roads as the Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel periods are rapidly approaching. State troopers will be out in force over the holidays in search of impaired drivers and those not wearing seat belts.
The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Miami Heat 121-119 in overtime last night in Miami. LeBron James scored a whopping 38 points to lead the Heat to victory. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 26 points, while Paul Millsap scored 25 points.
AAA Spokeswoman Jessica Brady has some words of advice for holiday travelers – plan ahead. Her holiday travel tips include being aware of weather conditions, making sure to have a cell phone handy, and, of course, giving yourself plenty of time to reach your desired destination.
A Floyd County grand jury has indicted David Zachary Gresham, age 21, on murder charges for his role in the death of three-year-old Ella Camp. Charges against him include two counts of murder and one count each of first-degree child cruelty, aggravated battery and aggravated assault.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the San Francisco 49ers 34-24 in Monday Night Football last night in what was likely the last game ever to be played at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, reports that so far this holiday season, retail gas prices have remained stable and are right around the same price they were this time last year. In 2012, the nationwide average was $3.23 for the end of year holiday season. The national average is currently one cent more, at $3.24, for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for numerous Georgia counties, including Floyd, that remains in effect until 4 pm this afternoon. Nearly two and three-quarter inches of rain was received at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field from late Saturday night through early this morning, according to the NWS. Today’s forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain, mostly before 10 am, with rain heavy at times. Clouds are expected to give way to sun as the day progresses with highs around 53. Chilly temperatures are anticipated to return tonight with overnight lows around 27.