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SHORTER HAWKS, LADY HAWKS READY FOR FIRST ROUND ACTION IN NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2012. Posted in Sports

Today is a big day as the 2012 NAIA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships get underway.  The men’s tournament is being held in Kansas City, Missouri, while Frankfort, Kentucky is the site of the women’s tournament.

ST. PETtrick’s DAY PARADE TO TRAVERSE SIDEWALKS OF BROAD STREET IN ROME THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A downtown Rome St. Patrick’s Day tradition will be held actually on St. Patrick’s Day this year.  The fourth annual St. PETrick’s Day pet parade will make its way down the sidewalks of Broad Street this Saturday, March 17th.  Registration begins at 10 am in the gravel parking lot adjacent to Bridgepoint Plaza, with the parade to begin at 11 am.  Participants are asked not to park in the gravel lot at the plaza.  The entry fee is $10 and includes a free t-shirt while supplies last.

EXCITEMENT BUILDING AROUND THE WORLD AND LOCALLY FOR RELEASE OF NEW APPLE IPAD

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Thinking about getting Apple’s new iPad when it hits stores on Friday?  The device, dubbed the Apple Gizmo, has been grabbing headlines quite a bit lately before and since its unveiling last Wednesday.  Technology guru Jess Roberts, the owner of Rome-based Kadance Creative, says there are many appealing features on the new iPad, including a screen that is being referred to as the best display ever.

GREAT DAY IN THE SOUTH FOR RICK SANTORUM

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

It was election day for a couple of our neighboring Southern states yesterday.  It was a good day in the South for Rick Santorum as he won yesterday’s presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi.  Mitt Romney won caucuses in Hawaii and American Samoa.  Romney remains in the lead where delegates are concerned.

ATLANTA HAWKS LEFT WITH NARROW LOSS TO DENVER NUGGETS IN MILE HIGH CITY

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks were narrowly defeated by the Denver Nuggets 118-117 in Denver, Colorado last night.  The Hawks will close out their current six game road trip tonight in LA against the Clippers.  Tip off is set for 10:30 pm.

ATLANTA BRAVES SETTLE FOR SPRING TRAINING TIE WITH FLORIDA MARLINS

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves and the Florida Marlins played to a 2-2 tie yesterday in Spring Training action in Jupiter, Florida.  The Braves will host the Washington Nationals this evening at 6:05 pm in Lake Buena Vista.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: SHORTER TO HOST LEE, BERRY TO HOST TRUETT MCCONNELL TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 14, 2012. Posted in Sports

College softball is on tap today for local teams.  Shorter University’s  Lady Hawks will host Southern States Athletic Conference rival Lee University in a double header at 4 pm.  Berry College’s Lady Vikings will play their first home games of the season against Truett McConnell today.  Their double header will get underway at 2 pm.

RAIN TO GIVE WAY TO WARMTH AS WEEK PROGRESSES

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

Those who ‘love a rainy night’ had to have enjoyed last night.  The National Weather Service reports that a little bit more than a tenth of an inch of rain fell at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community overnight thru early this morning.  Showers and thunderstorms are expected to taper off by this evening, but a slight chance of both will return for the latter part of the week.  Warm temperatures will cover the area over the next few days.  Highs today will be around 79 today and into the low 80s by the end of the week and into the weekend.

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