The average price for gasoline in Georgia fell below $2 a gallon last week for the first time since May 2009, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the Peach State became the 29th state to dip below the $2 on Friday.
The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency is warning the public about the potential for black ice to start the work week, particularly during the overnight and early morning hours. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a 20 percent chance of rain and snow before 10 am, to be followed by a slight chance of rain until 1 pm. Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy with daytime highs around 44. A Wind Advisory is slated to take effect at 9 am, which will remain in place through 8 pm tonight. Overnight lows will dip below freezing at 29 degrees.
The Atlanta Hawks extended their franchise record for consecutive wins to 16 straight games with a 112-100 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 20 points. Al Horford also added 19 points. Jeff Teague contributed 15 points and seven assists, while Kyle Korver and DeMarre Carroll combined for 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
The Berry College women’s basketball team was handed their first conference loss of the season by Southern Athletic Association rival Millsaps College 53-50 on Sunday in Jackson, Mississippi, effectively ending a six-game winning streak for the Vikings. The Vikes are now 13-4 overall and 5-1 in conference play.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative will hold their annual membership meeting on Tuesday, January 27th at 6 pm at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The event will feature a review of 2014, a look ahead into 2015, election of board officers and recognition of CRBI supporters and volunteers. There will also be a screening of the film “DamNation”, according to Executive Director David Tucker. The award-winning documentary, sponsored by Patagonia, explores the environmental impact of dams.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session tonight. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team remains winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference after being edged by Boston College 64-62 on Sunday in Atlanta. It was the first conference win of the season for Boston College. Georgia Tech is now 9-10 overall and 0-7 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets will hit the road to take on Miami this Wednesday night at 9 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech athletics. Air time for pre-game programming is 8:30 pm.
Team Irvin defeated Team Carter 32-28 in the NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a 1-yard pass to the New Orleans Saints’ tight end Jimmy Graham with 3:10 remaining for what ended up being the winning touchdown.