Chilly temperatures around Rome and Northwest Georgia in recent days have undoubtedly led to increased usage of heating devices, such as space heaters, fire places and other heating systems. Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, urges the public to use caution with such devices as they can pose a fire hazard.
The 2014 Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament officially gets underway today! The tourney will continue through Friday, with games to be played at Berry College and Georgia Highlands College. Area high school basketball teams will compete for the coveted Gold Ball in the “Christmas tournament”, which enters its 61st year.
Want to learn the proper way to observe the planets, stars and constellations? The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will offer an opportunity for area residents to do just that during a Stellar Astronomy Workshop to be held at the museum tonight from 7 pm until 10 pm. The event will include an opportunity to visit the Tellus Observatory to view the night sky through their 20 inch telescope. The cost is $10 for members of the museum and $25 for non-members. For more information, visit www.tellusmuseum.org.
This will be graduation weekend for Berry College! Berry’s Fall 2014 commencement ceremony is set for tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th, at 2:30 pm in the college chapel. The speaker will be Berry Communication Department Chair Bob Frank. About 60 undergraduate and graduate students are slated to receive their diplomas.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-20 in NFL action yesterday at the Georgia Dome.
The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau invites the public to the official ribbon cutting ceremony and opening of the Downtown Rome Welcome Center, set for tomorrow, Saturday, December 13th. The ribbon cutting will be held at 10:30 am and the Welcome Center will open at 11 am.
Looking for some holiday fun? Consider a trip to one of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites. Public Affairs Coordinator Kim Hatcher says that they are open every day, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. She enthuses that it’s a great get-away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Calhoun High School’s football team will face Washington County in the Class AAA State Championship Game this afternoon at 4:30 pm at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The 14-0 Yellow Jackets will compete in their sixth championship game in seven years and their first as a member of Class AAA.