The Atlanta Hawks will head to Indianapolis to take on the Indiana Pacers in NBA action tonight. It will be the first time the Hawks have been to Indy this season. The Hawks have already faced the Pacers twice in Atlanta this season and won both times. Tonight will be a challenge for the Hawks, however, as the Pacers are 19-3 at home and haven’t lost a home match since December 7th against the Denver Nuggets. The Hawks will go head to head with the Pacers tonight at 7 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
Clean up efforts continue in Northwest Georgia communities affected by tornadoes that hit this region last Wednesday. US Congressman Tom Graves took a tour of affected areas in Gordon County last Thursday. He says that a number of disaster relief organizations are coming to the rescue of storm victims. Sonoraville High School has served as a hub for relief efforts. Organizations such as the American Red Cross have come to the rescue of those in Gordon County and in Adairsville that were affected by the storms.
Super Bowl 47 is on the books! The Baltimore Ravens of the AFC beat the San Francisco 49ers of the NFC 34-31 in New Orleans last night. The game was interrupted for about a half an hour by a power outage at the Superdome, after which the 49ers rallied for a comeback but were stopped short by the Ravens. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco was named game MVP. It was the Ravens’ second Super Bowl victory in 11 years. In the ‘Battle of the Harbaughs’, it was John whose team beat that of his younger brother, Jim. Last night’s game was reportedly the longest Super Bowl ever, at four hours and 14 minutes.
HAWKS BASEBALL DROP SEASON-OPENING SERIES AT FLORIDA TECH; BERRY LOSES FIRST GAME OF SEASON TO GREENSBORO
Shorter University’s baseball team opened their 2013 season on sort of a down note over the weekend, losing all three games of a weekend series at Florida Tech. The Hawks dropped both games of Saturday’s double header 4-2 and 3-2 and yesterday’s game 8-4. They’ll return to action at Georgia Southwestern this Wednesday at 5 pm.
This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia. The severe weather that hit this area last week serves as a reminder to be prepared for weather-related emergencies, according to Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department. Carpenter says that many people are confused about the differences between storm warnings and watches. He says that a watch indicates that the potential exists for severe weather. A warning means that the severe weather is already happening or about to happen.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that the Georgia Department of Labor will provide assistance to workers who are out of a job due to the tornado that struck Adairsville last Wednesday.
Berry College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams dropped a pair of games to Southern Athletic Association rival Centre yesterday at Berry’s Cage Center. The Lady Vikings lost by a score of 72-50, leaving the Lady Vikes with an even 10-10 overall record and another even 5-5 in the SAA. That was followed by a loss for the Vikings, 71-60. The Vikes now have a 4-16 record overall and are 1-8 in conference play. The teams split a pair of games with SAA rival Sewanee on Friday night, as the Lady Vikings won by a score of 70-56 and the Vikings lost 41-38. Berry’s basketball teams will return to action this Friday night in Memphis, Tennessee against yet another conference rival, Rhodes.
The Junior Service League of Rome will present their 36th Follies, “As Seen On TV”, tonight and tomorrow night at the Rome City Auditorium on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Showtime is 8 pm both nights.