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ATLANTA HAWKS TO FACE INDIANA PACERS @ INDY TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks get back into action tonight on the road against the Indiana Pacers.  Tip off is set for 7 pm.

ATLANTA BRAVES PICK UP FIRST SPRING TRAINING VICTORY OF 2012 OVER HOUSTON ASTROS; WLAQ AND 95.7 FM THE RIDGE YOUR BRAVES CONNECTION THIS SPRING

Written by Matt Davis on March 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves picked up their first Spring Training victory of 2012 over  the Houston Astros 10-5 yesterday at the Astros’ Spring Training home of Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida.  The Braves will host the Washington Nationals today at 1:05 pm at Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

COLLEGE BASEBALL ON TAP FOR LOCAL TEAMS TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on March 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

College baseball is on tap today for local teams.  Shorter University’s Hawks will host Milligan in a single game today at 2 pm at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.  Berry College’s Vikings will be on the road to take on Emory at 2 pm.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: SHORTER DOWN ON GULF COAST FOR SOME GAMES, BERRY CONTINUES PLAY IN NTC CLASSIC

Written by Matt Davis on March 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s softball team will participate in the University of West Florida Spring Fling in Pensacola, Florida over the next couple of days.  They’ll face Evangel in a double header this evening at 5 pm, which will be followed a double header with Cardinal Stritch tomorrow at 3 pm.  From there, the Lady Hawks will be off to Gulf Shores, Alabama for the Gulf Coast Invitational this Friday thru Sunday.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll meet in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Both are open to the public.  Take a look at the Commission’s agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

VOTERS TO GO TO THE POLLS FOR SUPER TUESDAY TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday.  Georgia is among 10 states nationwide whose voters will go to the polls to have their say on who should get the Republican presidential nomination.  In addition, voters in Floyd County will determine the fate of the 2012 SPLOST.  And those in the City of Rome will cast their ballots for or against Sunday alcohol package sales.  Polls will open at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm.  For more information about tomorrow’s election, call the Floyd County Elections and Registration office at (706) 295-5167.

LOCAL CITIZEN GROUP SUPPORTS 2012 SPLOST

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A group of local business people are speaking out in support of the 2012 SPLOST.  Nancy Smith, owner of NL Smithworks, Alan Horne with Suzuki Manufacturing, are members of the Rome/Floyd County Citizens for Progress and discussed the matter on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome last Friday.

ANNUAL FINSTER FEST SET FOR MAY 5TH AND 6TH IN SUMMERVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Paradise Garden Foundation has announced that this year’s Finster Fest has been scheduled for May 5th and 6th at Dowdy Park in Summerville.  The event began as Howard Finster Day in Summerville in the early 1980s and has become internationally known as Finster Fest.  It is one of North Georgia’s most popular Folk Art and Music Festivals.  Finster Fest 2012 will include performing acts such as Roger Allen Wade, Patterson Hood of the Drive-by Truckers and others.  It will also serve as host to artists from around the nation, coming together to celebrate the legacy of Howard Finster.  In addition, there will be a recycled art project and a shuttle to Paradise Garden for tours during the two-day festival.

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