Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. More debate about high school classifications as bills filed in General Assembly. Latest on Saturday’s championship celebration in Athens. Wild card weekend in NFL; Falcons’ updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. More debate about high school classifications as bills filed in General Assembly. Latest on Saturday’s championship celebration in Athens. Wild card weekend in NFL; Falcons’ updates.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash.
Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.

HIGH SCHOOLS

The Georgia High School Association held an electronic board meeting Thursday to discuss recent legislative bills that could mean more changes for state high schools. Below are the GHSA minutes from the meeting:

The Board of Trustees held a called electronic meeting along with guest Phil Williams (the Superintendent of Trion City
Schools), who was invited to give his views on the recent reclassification cycle and the two Senate bills dropped in the
past few days that would affect the GHSA.

Williams thanked the group for allowing him to participate and went on to speak of the “frustration” some
superintendents were feeling with the recent reclassification, a feeling he said was shared by Sen. Jeff Mullis, who
sponsored the bills in question. (Background on the bills).

The crux of the issue, according to Williams, is the elimination of the Public/Private school “split” in Class A and the
return to having private schools playing public schools in almost every GHSA classification.

A spirited discussion ensued, with several members of the BOT explaining how the current reclassification plan was
arrived at after many weeks of meetings.

Many of the board members expressed the view that whatever plan the GHSA implemented would make some
schools unhappy and it is only those schools who seek relief from their local representatives.

GHSA President Dr. Glenn White (superintendent of Floyd County Schools) suggested that several members of the board, along with Phil Williams, meet with Senator Mullis in person at a date to be determined so they could discuss the situation further and see if a compromise position could be arrived at.

Executive Director Robin Hines agreed with that idea. White said he would set up the meeting and let everyone know
the date and time.

White then thanked everybody and adjourned the meeting.


GEORGIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION

22FB National Championship Celebration Parade Map

 From georgiadogs.com: The University of Georgia will celebrate the Bulldogs’ 2021 National Championship on Saturday, Jan. 15 in a ceremony at Sanford Stadium.

  • Gates open at noon. The event is sold out.
  • A parade down Lumpkin Street to Sanford Stadium will start at 12:30 p.m. with a Dawg Walk at 1 p.m.
  • A formal program beginning at 2 p.m.
  • All tickets are complimentary and will be available to season ticket holders and students first. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public on Thursday and Friday.
  • All regular gameday procedures will be followed with campus opening up to visitors on Saturday at 7 a.m.
  • Watch it all on WSB TV: The University of Georgia athletic department and WSB-TV announce the celebration at Sanford Stadium will air exclusively on Channel 2. Coverage  begins with Bulldogs Game Day at 11 a.m. broadcasting live from Sanford Stadium leading up to Channel 2 Action News at Noon. The national championship parade begins at 12:30 p.m. and Dawg Walk at 1 p.m. WSB has exclusive access to the festivities inside Sanford Stadium with the ceremony starting at 2 p.m.
  • Watching from home: “For those fans that are unable to attend the parade or championship celebration, there will be live video streaming of the event available on georgiadogs.com, SEC Network+, and Facebook Live.”
  • Hometown Headlines will post live links plus feature the broadcasts on our home page (website).
  • Athens forecast for Saturday’s events:  A 10 percent chance of rain after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 52. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Athens weather

 


NFL: Wild card games this weekend

Saturday:

  • AFC: 4:30 p.m. (ET) No. 5 seed Las Vegas Raiders at No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals (NBC, Peacock, Universo)
  • AFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) No. 6 New England Patriots at No. 3 Buffalo Bills (CBS, Paramount+)

Sunday

  • NFC: 4:30 p.m. (ET) No. 6 San Francisco 49ers at No. 3 Dallas Cowboys (CBS, Paramount+, Nickelodeon, Amazon Prime Video)
  • AFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) No. 7 Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 2 Kansas City Chiefs (NBC, Peacock, Telemundo)

Monday:

  • NFC: 8:15 p.m. (ET) No. 5 Arizona Cardinals at No. 4 Los Angeles Rams (ESPN/ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes)

Atlanta Falcons

From Thursday: Atlanta has signed OLB Duke Ejiofor to a reserve/future contract.


COMMUNITY SPORTS
Leprechaun-a-thon 5K and Health Walk returns March 19 with a downtown course, foamy aftermath at Town Green. Leprechaun
Georgia’s Rome Tennis Open, a $60,000 USTA Women’s Pro Circuit Event, will return to Rome Tennis Center at Berry College Jan. 31-Feb. 6. . RomeTennisCenter.com
TRED Rome Floyd invites the public to participate in the first Assail the Trail 5K trail run and 1.2 mile walk on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the GE Trails at Garrard Park, 1935 Redmond Circle, Rome. The GE Trails were dedicated on February 18, 2017 and Assail the Trail marks the 5th birthday of the trail system. Registration is open and can be found at: https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Rome/AssailtheTrail. For more information please contact Julie Smith at 706 844 8509 or tredromefloyd@gmail.com


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