Local News

FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEEKS DONATIONS FOR THE SHERIFF’S SANTA PROGRAMS FOR KIDS AND SENIORS

Donations are currently being accepted for the Sheriff’s Santa program held annually by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. Mechelle Cliatt, program organizer, asserts that gifts and donations are being accepted for children until December 16th for distribution on December 18th. Individuals and families are also sought to adopt a senior as part of Sheriff’s Santa…read more »

NOVEMBER NET TAX REVENUES UP 17 PERCENT

(Media release from the Office of Governor Brian Kemp): The State of Georgia’s net tax collections in November totaled $2.29 billion, for an increase of $332.7 million, or 17 percent, compared to November 2020, when net tax collections totaled $1.96 billion. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $11.87 billion, for an increase of nearly $1.70…read more »

ROME LITTLE THEATRE’S FROZEN JR. SETS NEW TICKET SALES RECORD OVER LONG-AWAITED OPENING WEEKEND, SLATED TO RETURN TO THE STAGE THIS COMING WEEKEND

(Rome Little Theatre media release): Rome Little Theatre’s highly anticipated youth production of Disney’s Frozen JR. continues this weekend with four more performances. The production, which had been in its final week of rehearsal in March 2020 when it was shut down by the pandemic, returned to the stage last weekend and quickly set a…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 2,411 new cases of coronavirus and 36 more virus-related fatalities were reported across Georgia on Monday by the state’s Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 1,290,778 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The…read more »

Local Sports

THE FIELD OF COMPETITORS SET FOR 2021 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

The field has been set for the 2021 College Football Playoff. No. 1 Alabama will take on No. 4 Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl, and No. 3 Georgia will face No. 2 Michigan in the Orange Bowl on Friday, December 31st. The winners will proceed to the National Championship Game in Indianapolis on January 10th.read more »

ATLANTA FALCONS FALL TO TOM BRADY AND THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT THE BENZ

In an NFL update, the Atlanta Falcons fell to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-17 on Sunday afternoon in a match between NFC South rivals at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons will return to action next Sunday on the road versus the Carolina Panthers in another division rivalry; kick off is set for 1…read more »

ATLANTA HAWKS EDGED BY CHARLOTTE HORNETS

The Atlanta Hawks were defeated by the Charlotte Hornets 130-127 in NBA action at the State Farm Arena on Sunday evening; it was the second loss in a row at home for Atlanta. John Collins led the Hawks in scoring with a season-high 31 points; he also had 12 rebounds. Kevin Huerter scored 28 points,…read more »

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