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.
The Floyd County Commission will meet for the first time in 2013 tomorrow. They’ll gather in a caucus session at 12:30 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. On the agenda – a public hearing for anyone wishing to comment on the FY2013 budget. Take a look at the Floyd County Commission’s full agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Falcons now know who they will face in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs next weekend. The Seattle Seahawks will be making the trip to the Georgia Dome after beating the Washington Redskins 24-14 in the wild card round yesterday. Kick off between the Falcons and the Seahawks is set for 1 pm this coming Sunday at the Dome. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football.
In other college football news, UGA quarterback Aaron Murray has announced that he will be back with the Bulldogs next year. He will not leave early to enter the NFL draft. Next year will be Murray’s senior season.
Employing the use of a space heater to keep warm on these cold winter days and nights? Remember to maintain space around those space heaters. Failure to do so may pose a fire hazard, according to Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department. Owens says that a space heater requires 36 inches of space around it.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up a pair of wins over Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix yesterday at Berry’s Cage Center. The Lady Vikings won their match in overtime 66-63 to improve to 5-6 overall for the 2012-2013 season and 2-1 in the SAA. That was followed by an 85-78 victory for the Vikings, which improved the Vikes’ record to 3-9 overall and 1-2 in SAA play.
In college football, tonight’s the big night of the BCS National Championship Game. No. 1 Notre Dame will take on No. 2 Alabama at 8 pm in Miami, Florida. The game will be televised on ESPN.
And hockey fans everywhere are rejoicing with the news that NHL hockey will soon return. The dispute between the NHL and its players has been settled, it was announced early yesterday morning. The start date of the season has yet to be announced.