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POLAR BEAR PADDLE SET FOR TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 6th annual Polar Bear Paddle is set for tomorrow.  The six-mile canoe and kayak trip down the Etowah River from Jim Dixon Landing at Grizzard Park to Heritage Park in downtown Rome is sponsored by Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, Rome’s River ECO Center and the Coosa River Basin Initiative.  It is free.  Paddlers will take off about 10:30 am, following a safety briefing and announcements.  Complimentary canoes and kayaks will be provided by the CRBI and the City of Rome on a first come, first served basis.  Shuttles from Heritage Park to Grizzard Park will be provided by CRBI after the paddle.  Motorized boats will patrol the area where the paddle will take place to ensure participants’ safety.

RECYCLING DAY TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Floyd Recycling Center will hold another Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic day tomorrow.  Local residents will be able to dispose of their household waste and electronics at the recycling center at 405 Watters Street in north Rome.  Call ahead to schedule an appointment at (706) 291-5266.

LOCAL SCHOOLS NAMED TITLE I DISTINGUISHED SCHOOLS

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Five Floyd County Schools have been named Title 1 Distinguished Schools this year by the Georgia Department of Education.  Those include Alto Park Elementary, Cave Spring Elementary, Garden Lakes Elementary, McHenry Primary and Midway Primary.  

GREATER ROME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GEARS UP FOR ANNUAL MEETING LATER THIS MONTH

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce has announced that J. Mac Holladay, Chief Executive Officer for Market Street Services, will be the speaker at the Chamber’s 101st Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 26th at the Forum in downtown Rome.  A reception will be held at 6 pm and will be followed by dinner at 6:30 pm and then the program.  Get tickets by calling Lisa Smith at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce at (706) 291-7663 or email lsmith@romega.com.
Angie Lewis, President/CEO of Citizens First Bank, will be the chamber’s 2012 Chairman of the Board.

CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOLS DELAYED TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Here’s an announcement that Chattooga County schools will delay opening by two hours today.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL MATCH UPS FOR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

There are a number of high school basketball games on tap for tonight.  Here are the match ups –
Mt. Zion at Darlington
Rockmart at Armuchee
Pepperell at River Ridge
Sequoyah at Rome
Adairsville at Coosa
Bowdon at Trion
North Murray at Chattooga
Calhoun at Sonoraville
Gordon Central at LFO
Cedartown at Murray County

ATLANTA HAWKS PICK UP HOME VICTORY FROM CHARLOTTE BOBCATS

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks picked up a convincing 111-81 win over the Charlotte Bobcats last night at the Philips Arena.  With the win, the Hawks improve their record to eight wins and four losses so far for the 2011-2012 season.  The Hawks have another home game tomorrow night – they’ll host the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 pm.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL TEAMS VICTORIOUS OVER SOUTHERN WESLEYAN; COLLEGE BASKETBALL TO BE ON AIR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on January 13, 2012. Posted in Sports

It was a victorious night for Shorter University’s basketball teams, who host Southern Wesleyan University last night at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre.  The 21st ranked Lady Hawks won their match 75-48.  The number two Hawks remain undefeated after picking up a 71-54 win over the Warriors.  Shorter’s basketball teams will travel to Franklin Springs, Georgia take on Emmanuel College tomorrow.  The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm.  The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  

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