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NET TAX COLLECTIONS UP IN GEORGIA IN JANUARY

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of January 2012 totaled $1.57 billion, an increase of $11 million or 0.7 percent compared to January 2011.  Through seven months of FY2012, net revenue collections totaled $9.8 billion year-to-date, an increase of $240 million or 4.5 percent compared to the same year-to-date period last year, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

CROSS-TOWN RIVALRY BETWEEN BERRY COLLEGE AND SHORTER UNIVERSITY TO BE REVIVED TONIGHT IN COLLEGE HOOPS

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

The cross-town rivalry between Berry College and Shorter University will be revived tonight at Berry as the women’s and men’s basketball teams meet for the second time this season in non-conference play.  Berry’s Lady Vikings will take on Shorter’s number 22 Lady Hawks at 6 pm.  The Vikings will face the number one Hawks at 8 pm.  The games will be broadcast on both 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 and on our websites, www.theridge957.com and www.wlaq1410.com.  

ATLANTA HAWKS PICK UP VICTORY FROM PHOENIX SUNS IN AZ

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks picked up a 101-99 win over the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix, Arizona last night.  The victory boosts the Hawks’ record to 19 wins and 12 losses overall for the 2011-2012 season with ten wins and five losses on the road.  They’ll remain on the road to take on the Portland Trailblazers this Saturday night at 10 pm.

CONGRESSMAN PHIL GINGREY: NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANT TO BRING JOBS TO GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on February 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Jobs are expected to be brought to the state of Georgia as a result of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensure approval of Georgia Power’s plans to begin construction on Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in Waynesboro.

ACADEMIC GOALS WITH PADDLE ON THE ETOWAH RIVER

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Model High School senior is combining her passion and her academic goals to earn an honor seal on her diploma.  Lauren Carroll has organized a benefit paddle on the Etowah River to raise funds for the Coosa River Basin Initiative and to satisfy requirements for her Honors Prep senior project, according to a Floyd County Schools media release.  The event is set for Saturday, March 17th.  It will begin near the YMCA soccer and baseball field complex on the Rome bypass near the Etowah River.  It will end at the landing behind the levee in downtown Rome.  Registration will begin at 9 am.  Participants can get a t-shirt for the event for $10 each and $15 for a tie-dye t-shirt.  You must pre-register by February 29th to get a t-shirt.  The paddle will last from 10 am until around noon.  Lunch will be provided at the landing site, and some boat rentals will be available.  Get more information by contacting Lauren Carroll on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ssigrl.).  Registration forms are available at Model High School, the CRBI on Broad Street in downtown Rome or Blue Sky Outfitter.

SHORTER SOFTBALL SWEEPS POINT UNIVERSITY

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s softball team swept a double header with Point University in East Point, Georgia yesterday.  The 9th ranked Lady Hawks won game one 7-0 and the night cap 16-0.  Shorter is off for the next week and will get back into action February 23rd – 25th in Decatur, Alabama at the Alabama Arctic Blast.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL POST SEASON UNDERWAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 16, 2012. Posted in Sports

It is post-season time for area high school basketball teams.

GREATER ROME CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU RELEASES 2011 ANNUAL REPORT

Written by Matt Davis on February 15, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its 2011 Annual Report, which reveals a total economic impact of $7,650,850 in GRCVB directly-assisted events in Rome and Floyd County.  Economic impact from sporting events totaled 71 percent of the total impact, according to a GRCVB release.

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