The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. 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. Take a look at the Rome City Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Rome Braves will host their 11th annual Hot Stove Gathering today from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, the 2011 National League Rookie of Year and a former Rome Brave, will be the guest of honor at this year’s event. He will be joined by Atlanta Braves personnel and prospects, in addition to the Rome Braves 2013 field staff.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the New York Knicks 106-104 in New York last night, dropping the Hawks’ record to 25-19 on the season. The Hawks will return to action on Wednesday night as host to the Toronto Raptors. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.
A wintry forecast has had local residents flocking to stores to buy bread and milk and inquiring about school cancellations/delays once again. In the latest from the National Weather Service, a Freezing Rain Advisory has been issued for portions of North Georgia from 6 am this morning until 1 pm this afternoon. This area will get mostly rain, but some freezing rain as well. Accumulations of less than a tenth of an inch of ice are expected, possibly making for dangerous travel. Winds of 10 miles per hour are expected, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour. Temperatures will be around 30 this morning, warming to around 40 by this afternoon.
The big news in the world of politics late last week was the decision of US Senator Saxby Chambliss not to seek re-election in 2014. Chambliss has cited gridlock in Washington as the reason for his retirement.
Berry College’s women’s and men’s basketball teams dropped a pair of games to Southern Athletic Association rival Millsaps yesterday in Jackson, Mississippi. The Lady Vikings lost their game 70-56, falling to 9-9 overall for the 2012-2013 season and 4-4 in the SAA. That was followed by a loss for the Vikings 72-53, which left the Vikes 4-15 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
The NFC beat the AFC 62-35 in the NFL’s Pro Bowl last night in Hawaii. The countdown is on to Super Bowl 47, which is set for this Sunday, February 3rd in New Orleans. The San Francisco 49ers will go head to head with the Baltimore Ravens in this year’s match up.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce held their 102nd Annual Meeting and Passing of the Gavel last night at The Forum in downtown Rome. The event offered chamber officials and members an opportunity to reflect on the successes of the past year and look forward to the year ahead. In addition, the gavel was passed from outgoing Chairman of the Board Angie Lewis to incoming chair Doc Kibler.