The Floyd County Commission’s first meeting of 2014 is set for tomorrow. Their 12 pm caucus session will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. County Commissioners will pick a chairman at the meeting. The position has been filled for the last two years by Irwin Bagwell. The Floyd County Commission’s agenda is also available online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Junior Service League of Rome is now accepting applications for its Community Partnership Program for 2014-2015. According to a JSL release, the Community Partnership Program allows the organization to provide partnership opportunities for selected organizations in two ways, including JSL volunteers only and JSL volunteers and funding. Partnerships run from June 2014 through May 2015. Interested organizations must be a 501(c)(3) organization with a special interest in improving the lives of Rome and Floyd County women and children.
The Atlanta Hawks were defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies 108-101 in NBA action last night in Memphis, Tennessee. Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 21 points, while Jeff Teague contributed 20 points and Mike Scott added 15 off the bench. The Hawks will head to London, England for a match against the Brooklyn Nets at the O2 Arena on Thursday afternoon at 3 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
The Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding event is set for tonight and tomorrow night (Friday, January 10th and Saturday, January 11th) at The Forum in downtown Rome. Doors will open at 6 pm with bull riding to begin at 8 pm.
Today marks day one of the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Legislators will convene under the Gold Dome (the State Capitol) in Atlanta at 10 am.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams split a pair of Southern Athletic Association matches with Hendrix University yesterday afternoon in Conway, Arkansas.
The teams have been set for the NFL’s Conference Championship games! The Denver Broncos will host the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game this coming Sunday after beating the San Diego Chargers 24-17 last night at home. The Pats advanced to the AFC title game with a 43-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. Kick off for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game is set for 3 pm.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative, along with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful and the Rome/Floyd ECO River Education Center, will host the annual Polar Bear Paddle tomorrow (Saturday, January 11th). The six-mile paddle trip down the Etowah River will depart from Grizzard Park off the East Rome bypass and will end at Heritage Park in downtown Rome. Registration will begin at 9 am and will be followed by a safety briefing at 10 am. Boats are expected to launch by 10:30 am. Shuttle service will be provided by the CRBI at the end of the paddle. Those in attendance will be treated to donuts and hot chocolate. Motorized boats will be provided for safety.