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LOCAL POLLS CLOSED; RESULTS ONLINE SOON

Written by Matt Davis on March 7, 2012. Posted in Uncategorized

Voters went to the polls today for Super Tuesday.  Local results will be posted online as they come in.

95.7 FM THE RIDGE/ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE BATTLE OF THE BANDS TOP 15 NAMED

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

The primary election won’t be the only thing getting votes today.  Online voting begins today for the third annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune Battle of the Bands.  The contest has arrived at it’s Top 15 list of artists, whose music will be played live on-air on Matt D and Mullins in the Mornin’ on 95.7 FM The Ridge and during the Northwest Georgia Music Hour (which airs on Wednesdays at noon on 95.7 FM The Ridge).  And starting today, fans can vote for their favorites online at www.rn-t.com.  Online voting for the Battle of the Bands continues thru Sunday, March 18th.

SHORTER HAWKS HAWKS AND LADY HAWKS HEADED FOR NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS; COVERAGE TO BE PROVIDED ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE

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

This is an exciting time for Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams as both have made it to their respective national championship tournaments.  The No. 2 Hawks, fresh from their first-ever Southern States Athletic Conference tournament title, will head to the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri March 14th thru 20th.  And the 19th ranked Lady Hawks have made it to the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship for the third straight year.  This year’s NAIA women’s tournament will be held March 14th thru 20th in Frankfort, Kentucky.  We’ll follow Shorter University’s Hawks and Lady Hawks in the NAIA championships on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  Jim Bojo will provide coverage of the Hawks in Kansas City, and Matt Davis will broadcast the Lady Hawks’ games in Frankfort.

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.

SUPER TUESDAY TO DRAW VOTERS TO THE POLLS TODAY

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

Today is Super Tuesday.  Voters in 10 states, including Georgia, will go to the polls today to have their say on who should get the Republican nomination for President and go on to face Democrat Barack Obama in the fall.  Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Georgia’s own Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are all in the running for that nomination.  In Floyd County, voters will also cast their ballots for or against the 2012 SPLOST.  And voters in the City of Rome will determine the fate of Sunday alcohol package sales.

ROME SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO HOST ‘MARCH MADNESS’ GUYS NIGHT OUT FUND-RAISER

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

College basketball fans see March Madness as the best time of the year.  The Rome Symphony Orchestra sees it as a great opportunity to raise money.  The Symphony will host a Guys Night Out – NCAA Basketball “First Four” viewing party on Tuesday, March 13th at the City Club above Old Havana Cigar Company.

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.

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.

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