Dale Murphy’s final year on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot did not render the results Atlanta Braves fans had hoped for as the former Braves outfielder did not receive the 75 percent of the vote necessary to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. Social media outlets have been flooded with support for Murphy to be inducted into the Hall this year, his final of 15 years to appear on the ballot. In spite of a boost in votes this year from previous years, he only got 18.6 percent in 2013.
The Floyd County Commission met in regular session yesterday. It was Commissioners’ first meeting of 2013. One major item of business for the County Commission is the 2013 budget, for which a public hearing was held yesterday. The budget is expected to be finalized in two weeks, according to Commission Chairman Irwin Bagwell, who says that the millage rate will not go up this year.
Attention motorists! Mays Bridge Road at its intersection with Burnett Ferry Road will be closed to traffic as of Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. This is to accommodate work being done on realigning Mayes Bridge Road with the West Rome Bypass currently under construction in Floyd County. Mays Bridge Road at its current intersection with Burnett Ferry Road will be closed and through traffic will be detoured west to the intersection with Horseleg Creek Road. Traffic from Horseleg Creek Road to Mays Bridge Road will continue north through the intersection with Burnett Ferry Road and back to existing Mays Bridge Road, while traffic from Ausburn Road will turn left onto newly constructed road to access Mays Bridge Road. Signs will be placed along the detour route to help motorists navigate around the closed road. This construction operation and the local road closure necessitated by it are weather permitting and subject to change.
Eight local unsung heroes will be honored next month at the 27th annual Heart of the Community Awards of Honor. The honorees were chosen for their service to the Rome and Floyd County community and include:
Playoff time is just days away for the Atlanta Falcons! The NFC South Champion Falcons, who finished the regular season with a 13-3 record, will host the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday. Kick off is set for 1 pm at the Georgia Dome. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football. Air time for pre-game programming is 11 am.
What hot trends are expected in the world of technology in 2013? Those possibilities are being explored at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which got underway yesterday and continues thru Friday. Tech expert Jennifer Jolly, host of TechNow on USA Today, is at the 2013 International CES and gave a report on hot trends in technology on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome on the show’s opening day. She says to be on the lookout for a new high definition television from Sony.
The Berry College Lady Vikings posted a 51-49 win over Agnes Scott last night at Berry’s Cage Center. The victory leaves the Lady Vikes with an even 6-6 record for the season. The Lady Vikings will hit the road along with the Vikings tomorrow night to take on Covenant. The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm. The games will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and online at www.wlaq1410.com.
When the Georgia General Assembly reconvenes one week from today (Monday, January 14th), they will be minus one familiar face. Barbara Massey Reece of Menlo served as State Representative for 14 years, but lost her bid for re-election to Eddie Lumsden back in November.