Support the local arts and get a little Christmas shopping done while you’re at it at the 2nd annual Winter Art Market, set for this Saturday, December 1st from 10 am until 6 pm and Sunday, December 2nd from 12 pm until 5 pm at the Rome Civic Center. The Art Market is being hosted by the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Last Stop Gift Shop.
The 10-1 Atlanta Falcons will be seeking to exact revenge on the New Orleans Saints tonight as the Falcons host the Saints in Thursday night NFL action at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons’ only loss of the 2012 season came at the hands of the Saints 31-27 in New Orleans on November 11th. Kick off for tonight’s game is set for 8:20 pm. 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 6:20 pm.
The Rome Christmas Parade delighted area residents as it made it’s way down Broad Street last night. Some 120 units were a part of the parade with around 3,000 participants. Thousands headed downtown to watch it. The theme for this year’s parade was It’s A Wonderful Christmas. Longtime Rome radio personality Nelle Reagan served as the Grand Marshall. And as always, Santa Claus was in tow to kindle that holiday spirit in Greater Rome.
Representatives for EMS providers, hospitals and other stakeholders in the trauma system for 16 northwest Georgia counties as well as Metro Atlanta, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina will meet tomorrow (Thursday, November 29th) to unveil a new regional trauma plan. The Region 1-Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (RTAC) meeting is set for 10 am until noon at Trinity Baptist Church, 1170 Rome Road SW in Calhoun. The new trauma plan is intended to ensure that the right patient is taken to the right facility by the right means of transportation within the right amount of time and applies to the following northwest Georgia counties: Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker and Whitfield.
In your local college basketball update, Georgia Highlands College’s 10th ranked Lady Chargers stayed perfect on the season with 89-54 road victory over GCAA rival Atlanta Metro College last night, improving the Lady Chargers’ record to 9-0. That was followed by a loss for the GHC Chargers to Atlanta Metro 71-57. GHC’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Middle Georgia Tech this Saturday in a pair of games that will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ and www.wlaq1410.com. The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm.
In news from the Atlanta Braves, the Braves reportedly have agreed to a five year, $75.25 million deal with outfielder BJ Upton. The deal is expected to be made official pending results of a physical this morning. The 28-year-old had been with the Tampa Bay Rays since being taken with the second selection in the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.
The Rome TEA Party will host the TEA Party 411 Connector Town Hall meeting tomorrow night (Thursday, November 29th) from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at Grace Bible Church, 614 Old Dalton Road in Rome. Tom K. Perdue, Transportation Consultant with The Perdue Group will speak at the Town Hall on “Options to the GDOT Selected Route”. In addition, transportation interest will present “The GDOT Selected Route for the 411 Connector”. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.
Tomorrow night’s the big night that the Atlanta Falcons will be seeking to exact revenge on the New Orleans Saints as the Falcons host the Saints in Thursday night NFL action at the Georgia Dome. The 10-1 Falcons were handed their first loss of the season by the Saints in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago.
Kick off for tomorrow night’s game is 8:20 pm. 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 6:20 pm.