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MARKER TO BE DEDICATED AT MYRTLE HILL CEMETERY ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 7, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Non-profit preservation group MH Mitchell, Inc. will dedicate a new marker in the Myrtle Hill Cemetery this Saturday, February 11th at 11 am.  According to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau, the marker will be located in the Historic Civil War section of the cemetery and will stand at the grave of Colonel George Washington Lee and explain his significance.  Lee saved the State Archives of Georgia just days after the beginning of Sherman’s March to the Sea.  

COLLEGE BASEBALL ON THE RADIO TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 7, 2012. Posted in Sports

Tune in for college baseball today on 95.7 FM The Ridge as the Shorter University Hawks host Bryan College in a single game at 1 pm at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Field.  The game will also be aired online at www.theridge957.com.

ATLANTA BRAVES CARAVAN VISITS ROME, ROME BRAVES HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL SET FOR MARCH 3RD

Written by Matt Davis on February 7, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves Caravan paid a visit to Rome yesterday and announced the first ever Rome Braves High School Invitational to be played at State Mutual Stadium on Saturday, March 3rd.  The Braves visitors included Brian McCann, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones.  They were joined by manager Fredi Gonzalez and Executive Vice President and General Manager Frank Wren.  Baseball teams from Model, Pepperell, Armuchee and Coosa High Schools were also in attendance.

ATLANTA HAWKS DROP THIRD STRAIGHT AT HOME TO PHOENIX SUNS

Written by Matt Davis on February 7, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks dropped their third straight at home to the Phoenix Suns 99-90 at the Philips Arena last night.  The loss leaves the Hawks with an 8-4 record at home and a 16-10 record overall so far for the 2011-2012 season.  The Hawks continue their current homestand with a match against the Indiana Pacers tomorrow night at 7:30 pm at Philips.

COLLEGE HOOPS RADIO SCHEDULE

Written by Matt Davis on February 7, 2012. Posted in Sports

We’ll have Berry College men’s basketball tomorrow night on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com as the Vikings travel to Maryville, Tennessee to take on Maryville College at 7:30 pm.  WLAQ AM 1410 will also provide coverage this Saturday as the Vikings and Lady Vikings host LaGrange at the Cage Center on the Berry College campus.  Tip off is set for 2 pm for the women and 4 pm for the men.  As with all our local sporting events, the games will be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.  
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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE, SCORES

Written by Matt Davis on February 7, 2012. Posted in Sports

Here are your local high school basketball match ups for tonight –

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK OBSERVED THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

This week, February 6th thru 10th, is Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Each day this week, a different topic related to severe weather will be highlighted.  
Today is Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day.  Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says, “Family Preparedness Day is a time for every family to plan and rehearse what they should do during the first 72-hours of any severe weather-related event or disaster.”

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN MARCH 6TH PRIMARY

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 6th presidential primary election.  Also in this election, local voters will decide on the proposed 2012 SPLOST and Sunday alcohol package sales.  Floyd County residents can register to vote at the elections office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  For more information, call the elections office at (706) 291-5167 or visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.georgia.gov.  

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