Championship Week has arrived in Rome! The 2012 Russell Athletic – NAIA Football National Championship is set for this Thursday night, December 13th at 6:30 pm at Barron Stadium. The Morningside Mustangs from Iowa will go head to head with the Marion Knights from Indiana. Teams arrived in Rome yesterday.
Looking to give a practical Christmas gift this year? Consider a smoke alarm or a carbon monoxide detector. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that a smoke alarm or a carbon monoxide detector could save someone’s life!
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for November totaled nearly $1.35 billion for a decrease of $9 million, or -0.7 percent, compared to the same period last fiscal year. Through five months, however, net tax revenue collections are up $249.5 million, or 3.7 percent, compared to year-to-date November 2011.
The Atlanta Falcons were handed their second loss of the 2012 season yesterday by the Carolina Panthers 30-20 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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. The Commission is expected to approve a rise in water and sewer rates that will go into effect on January first. In addition, commissioners are scheduled to place on first reading the city’s 2013 budgets. And a proclamation will be issued to recognize Congressman Phil Gingrey for his service to this area. Gingrey will be moving out of this district with the new voting district map that goes into effect in 2013, and Tom Graves will become the new representative for Floyd County.
The Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville invites area residents to pay them a visit this holiday season. Marketing director Joe Schulman says there are two new exhibits on display. The first is called Space Spinoffs and explores items and technologies discovered by NASA that are used everyday right here on Earth. The second is called Colorful Cosmos and is highlighted by images from the Tellus Digital Astronomy Workshop.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets are headed to the Georgia Dome for the fifth straight year after defeating Lamar County 21-14 in the semifinal round of the class AA state high school football playoffs on Friday night. Calhoun will face Jefferson in the state championship game at the Dome this Saturday, December 15th.
The Russell Athletic – NAIA Football National Championship is coming up this week! The Morningside Mustangs (from Iowa) and the Marian Knights (from Indiana) will go head to head in the big game, which is set for Thursday night at 6:30 pm at Barron Stadium. Teams are expected to arrive in Rome today.