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SHORTER UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL SWEEPS REINHARDT ON THE ROAD

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

Shorter University’s 9th ranked Lady Hawks softball team swept a double header with Reinhardt University 7-5 and 6-0 in Waleska, Georgia yesterday.  The Lady Hawks will return to action next week at the West Florida Spring Fling to be held at the University of West Florida on March 6th and 7th.

ATLANTA HAWKS BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT AT PHILIPS AGAINST GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

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

The 2012 NBA All-Star Break has come and gone, and the Atlanta Hawks will return to action tonight on their home court at the Philips Arena against the Golden State Warriors.  Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.

NEWT GINGRICH TO CAMPAIGN IN ROME TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Speaking of election season, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be campaigning in Rome today.  The GOP hopeful will make a stop at the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport at 3 pm.  Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP is coordinating Gingrich’s visit to Rome today.  She will be a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome this morning at 7:50 am.

ROME NOON OPTIMIST CLUB HOLDS STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARDS BANQUET

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Noon Optimist Club held its 9th annual Student of the Year Awards Banquet last night at the Palladium.  The program recognizes the top seniors in the community for their accomplishments during high school.

BERRY BASEBALL VIKINGS FALL TO COVENANT

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

In college baseball, Berry College’s Vikings fell to Covenant 9-7 yesterday at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field.  The Vikes will return to action this Friday night at 7 pm against Denison.

SUPER TUESDAY – T-MINUS ONE WEEK!

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Super Tuesday is one week from today.  March 6th is the day that Georgia voters (and voters in numerous other states) will go to the polls for the Presidential Preference Primary election in which Republicans will chose their presidential nominee.  In addition, voters in Floyd County will also determine the fate of the 2012 SPLOST.  The proposed SPLOST is a continuation of the current one cent sales tax that would take effect in June 2013 and raise $32.4 million in sales tax revenue.  Voters in the city of Rome will also decide whether or not to allow for Sunday alcohol package sales.  Early voting is now being offered daily from 8 am until 5 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome and at the Rome Civic Center.  It continues thru Friday, March 2nd.

GREATER ROME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PLEDGES SUPPORT OF 2012 SPLOST

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors has unanimously pledged its support of the 2012 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), according to a Chamber media release.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY HOLDS GROUNDBREAKING ON NEW RESIDENCE HALL

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Shorter University held an official groundbreaking yesterday afternoon for their new student residence hall.  According to a Shorter media release, the 100-bed building will be located behind the Sheffield-Thompson Building between the Newman Hall and Hazel Eubanks Hall residences.  The new residence hall is expected to be completed for use during the fall semester.

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