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COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUND UP: SHORTER LADY HAWKS VICTORIOUS OVER ALBANY STATE

Written by Matt Davis on January 24, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Shorter University Lady Hawks picked up an 81-61 win over Albany State last night in women’s basketball at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre.  Shorter maintained the lead throughout the game to notch their second victory over Albany State this season.  The Lady Hawks improve to 10-6 overall with last night’s win.  They’ll be joined by the Hawks as host to Gulf South Conference rival Alabama-Huntsville tomorrow.  Tip off is set for 2 pm for the women and 4 pm for the men.  The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.

UNEMPLOYMENT RISES IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Rome rose to 9.8 percent in December, up from 9.4 percent in November.  Metro Rome’s jobless rate stood at 10.5 percent in December 2011.

WINTER WEATHER BACK IN THE FORECAST

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Winter weather is back in the forecast for Rome and Northwest Georgia.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch that will take effect late tonight and will remain in effect through tomorrow evening.  The watch applies to portions of North Georgia, generally north of a line from Rome to Gainesville.  This area is expected to get freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet.  Accumulations of a quarter of an inch of ice are anticipated.  The majority of the precipitation is expected to fall tomorrow.

FAMILIAR FACE RETURNING TO ROME BRAVES COACHING STAFF

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2013. Posted in Sports

When the Rome Braves return to action this spring at State Mutual Stadium, fans will see a familiar face returning to the coaching staff.  Hitting coach Bobby Moore will be back with the team in 2013 after spending the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Lynchburg Hillcats.

SPEND LUNCH WITH THE ROME BRAVES ON MONDAY AT ANNUAL HOT STOVE GATHERING!

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Braves invite you to spend your lunch hour with them on Monday, January 28th as the team hosts its annual Hot Stove Gathering.  The event is set for 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome.  Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel is on the guest list for this year.  Kimbrel was the 2011 National League Rookie of the Year and led the NL in saves last season with 42.

SHORTER LADY HAWKS HOPE TO CONTINUE SUCCESS AT HOME

Written by Matt Davis on January 23, 2013. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s Lady Hawks seek to continue their winning ways at home tonight as they host Albany State in women’s basketball.  The game is set to get underway at 6 pm at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.

SHIPMAN SEEKS TO BECOME FLOYD GOP CHAIR

Written by Matt Davis on January 22, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County GOP Director of Public Relations Layla Shipman is seeking to become the chairwoman of her organization.  A decision is to be made on the matter in March.  Shipman says that the position is open to anyone who wants to apply.

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