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COOSA EAGLES’ RUN IN STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS COMES TO AN END WITH LOSS TO JORDAN AT EAGLES’ NEST

Written by Matt Davis on March 1, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Coosa Eagles’ run in the Class AA state high school basketball playoffs came to an end last night with a loss to Jordan 75-58 in the Sweet Sixteen round at the Eagles’ Nest at Coosa High.

ATLANTA HAWKS FALL TO GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS AT HOME

Written by Matt Davis on March 1, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks lost to the Golden State Warriors 85-82 last night on their home court at the Philips Arena.  The Hawks will welcome the Milwaukee Bucks to Atlanta tomorrow night for a 7:30 pm game.

ROME-FLOYD COAD HELPING VICTIMS OF FEB. 22 TORNADO

Written by Matt Davis on February 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

This evening marks a week since the EF-1 tornado that hit Floyd County.  Maybe you’ve been wondering how you can help its victims.  Connect with the Rome-Floyd COAD (Community Organizations Assisting in Disaster).  They are leading the effort to help those affected by the storm, mainly in the Kingston Road area.  Chairman David Campbell says that there are definitely needs to be filled.  He says you can provide man power, sawing limbs and trees and the like, or you can donate basic necessities such as water and perishables.

AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS CONTINUE IN STATE PLAYOFFS; COVERAGE ON WLAQ AND 95.7 FM THE RIDGE

Written by Matt Davis on February 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

Rome area girls’ high school basketball teams continue on in the state playoffs after big wins last night.  The Darlington Lady Tigers took an exciting, down to the last minute victory from Towns County 63-58 on the road in a Class A duel.  They’ve now made it to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history and will go on to face top-ranked Wesleyan on Saturday at 4 pm at Marietta High.  Coverage will be provided on the AM 1410 WLAQ and www.wlaq1410.com.  Model’s Lady Blue Devils have  made it to Class AA’s Elite Eight after securing a narrow 62-60 win over Greater Atlanta Christian in the Sweet Sixteen last night at Model’s Devil Dome and will go on to face Lovett on Friday at 4 pm at the Northwest Georgia Trade Center in Dalton.  That game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL TEAMS NAB HONORS AT SSAC BANQUET; READY FOR SSAC TOURNAMENT ACTION

Written by Matt Davis on March 1, 2012. Posted in Sports

In local college basketball news, the Southern States Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships are officially underway!  They began yesterday and continue thru Saturday.

NEWT GINGRICH MAKES CAMPAIGN STOP IN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on February 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made a campaign stop in Rome yesterday, one week out from Super Tuesday.  An overflow crowd filled the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport to hear the GOP hopeful speak.  Gingrich was joined by his daughter and son-in-law Jackie Gingrich Cushman and Jim Cushman and his wife, Calista, who introduced him.

SHANNON WHITWORTH TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT AT THE DESOTO THEATRE ON FRIDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Americana and bluegrass singer Shannon Whitworth will perform at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome this Friday, March 2nd at 8 pm.  Whitworth, the daughter of Darlington School’s headmaster Tom Whitworth, is performing as a part of the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation’s concert series to raise money for the restoration of the theatre.  Thunderbolt Patterson will serve as the opening act for the show, which is being sponsored by Living and Giving in downtown Rome.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL PREPARING FOR SSAC TOURNEY; COVERAGE ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE

Written by Matt Davis on February 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Southern States Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships get underway in Rome today with opening round play.  Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will both participate, but will not see action on this first day of the tournament.  The Hawks are the SSAC East’s number one seed and will make their first appearance in this year’s tournament tomorrow at 6 pm at Darlington School against the winner of today’s opening round game between East No. 5 seed Brewton-Parker and West No. 4 seed Mobile. The Lady Hawks are the SSAC East’s number two seed and will open the conference tournament tomorrow at 3 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome against West No. 3 seed Faulkner.

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