A busy weekend is ahead of the Atlanta Hawks. They’ll close out a three game road trip with a stop in Detroit, Michigan tonight to take on the Pistons. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm. Then, the Hawks will return to their home court at the Philips Arena to host Boston Celtics tomorrow night at 7 pm. Both games will be televised on Sport South.
Need a little help with keeping that New Year’s resolution? Maybe you have a goal to lose weight and get in shape, to quit smoking, to save money and eliminate debt or to do more volunteer work. Whatever your goal is, stay after it. This is the advice of local resident Nina Lovel, who knows a thing or two about keeping resolutions as a past participant in CNN’s FitNation and an avid triathlete. Lovel says that in order to reach your goal, you must keep going! At least, that has been her experience with athletic training.
Floyd Medical Center has announced that Dr. Jamie O. Bearden Lin has joined the Floyd Primary Care Network and will see patients, including teenagers and adults, starting today at Rome Internal Medicine at 123 Three Rivers Drive.
In your college football bowl game update, it was a disappointing night for SEC fans last night as the 4th ranked Florida Gators lost to No. 22 Louisville 33-23 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
Bullriding will return to The Forum in downtown Rome this weekend. The Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding event is set for this Friday and Saturday. Doors will open at 6 pm both nights, with bullriding to begin at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the following locations: United Community Bank branches at Mount Berry Square and in Adairsville and Summerville, West Express on North Broad Street in Rome and Schroeder’s New Deli in Armuchee. Admission is $23 for VIP reserved seats and $18 for general admission. Children five and under will be admitted for free in the general admission section. For more information, visit www.forumevents.org or www.4Lrodeo.com.
We all talk about making New Year’s resolutions for ourselves this time of year, but what about making New Year’s resolutions for our pets? This may not be such a bad idea if Rover needs to lose a few extra pounds, according to Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic. Dr. Pate says that other possible New Year’s resolutions for our pets include keeping them current on their vaccinations, having their teeth cleaned regularly and applying flea and tick preventatives, even in the winter months.
Tune in for Shorter University basketball on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com tonight as the Hawks and Lady Hawks take on Gulf South Conference rival West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men.
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has signed a contract extension to stay with the team thru 2014. Koetter has been a recent prospect for head coaching jobs in Cleveland, Kansas City and Philadelphia.