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FOSS MANUFACTURING TO BRING 150 JOBS TO ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY

Written by Matt Davis on September 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that New Hampshire-based Foss Manufacturing Company will open a manufacturing and distribution operation in Rome.  According to a release from the Governor’s office, this will mean a $15 million investment and 150 new jobs over three years.

ROCKMART MUSIC FESTIVAL TO BENEFIT AREA CANCER PATIENTS

Written by Matt Davis on September 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Make your plans now to attend the Brent Hillburn Music Festival this Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th at The Rock Campground and Park at 130 Forsyth Road in Rockmart.  Cancer Navigators will benefit from the  two-day music festival.  The festival will be highlighted by Gospel and Christian acts on Friday night and a variety of music from country to rock to blues on Saturday.

EXCITEMENT IN THE CLUBHO– USE AS BRAVES CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT

Written by Matt Davis on September 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

WLAQ and 95.7 FM The Ridge’s own Elizabeth Davis was fortunate enough to be at last night’s game, which was followed by champagne showers in the locker room.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL UPDATE

Written by Matt Davis on September 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

Friday night lights will shine in just two nights from tonight!  Tune in for Northwest Georgia’s best high school football coverage on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge this Friday night.  WLAQ will hit the road with the Darlington Tigers as they take on the Trion Bulldogs.  The game will also be broadcast on www.wlaq1410.com.  The Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com will feature Armuchee at Model.

ROME TEA PARTY TO EXPLORE HOW TO TURN VALUES INTO VOTES

Written by Matt Davis on September 26, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome TEA Party invites the public to Turning Values into Votes in 2012 and Beyond this Thursday, September 26th from 7 pm until 8:30 pm at the Charles C Parker Active Adult Center at 1325 Kingston Road.  The guest speaker will be K Carl Smith, the Frederick Douglass Liberty Messenger, a retired Marine and founder of the Frederick Douglass Republican Movement.  Mike Morton with the Rome TEA Party says that Smith is a speaker worth hearing.

ATLANTA BRAVES ARE PLAYOFF BOUND!!!!

Written by Matt Davis on September 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves are headed for the post season!  The Braves clinched a playoff spot last night with a 4-3 win over the Miami Marlins at Turner Field.  It all came down to the bottom of the ninth.  The Braves were down 3-2 going into that inning when Chipper Jones hit a double to get things started.  Freddie Freeman followed that with a two run, walk off homer to win the game.

DARLINGTON STANDOUT POWELL TO SERVE AS PUNTER FOR BUFFALO BILLS

Written by Matt Davis on September 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

Congratulations to former Darlington football standout Shawn Powell!  He signed a new contract with the Buffalo Bills yesterday as a punter. He will replace longtime Bills punter and team captain Brian Moorman in the starting line up this Sunday against the New England Patriots, according to a media release from Darlington School.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO: WEEK FIVE

Written by Matt Davis on September 26, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college football update, Shorter University’s Hawks will be ‘on the road again’ this weekend as they head west to take on NCAA II Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama.  The game is set to get underway at 7 pm and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.

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