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BODY OF MISSING CHATTOOGA WOMAN FOUND

Written by Matt Davis on February 1, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Posse discovered the body of a missing Chattooga County woman yesterday in a rural area off Haywood Valley Road in Chattooga County.  Dixie Yvonne Brown, age 74, has Alzheimer’s Disease and had been missing since early Sunday morning.  The exact cause of death had not been determined as of yesterday but it appears the woman died of natural causes.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES

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

In high school basketball scores from last night –

ATLANTA HAWKS CLOSE OUT ROAD TRIP WITH WIN OVER TORONTO RAPTORS

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

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Toronto Raptors 100-77 in Toronto last night.  Last night’s win improves the Hawks record to 16 wins and six losses so far for the 2011-2012 season.  After being on the road for five straight games, the Hawks will return to their home court of the Philips Arena in Atlanta to take on the Memphis Grizzlies tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.

COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative held their Annual Meeting last night at the Floyd County campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.  The organization held a lively debate about dams.  In addition, awards were handed out to CRBI volunteers and supporters.  Jonathan Bridges of Rome was named the Ray Kelley Volunteer of the Year.  The Environmental Educator Award went to Marie Lewis of Coosa High School.  Jamie Taylor of Rome was honored as Water Monitor of the Year.  The Corporate Citizen Award went to Redmond Regional Medical Center.  The CRBI’s 2011 Annual Report was also shared at last night’s meeting, and the organization discussed plans for 2012.  
CRBI Executive Director Joe Cook says that not only will dams and reservoirs be a matter of concern for his organization in 2012, so is the proposed Burwell Creek development.  

BERRY COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL PICKS UP SECOND STRAIGHT WIN OVER HUNTINGDON; SHORTER’S WALTER HILL PICKS UP NAIA, SSAC HONORS

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

In your local college basketball update, Berry College’s Vikings picked up their second straight win 83-80 over Huntingdon last night at Berry’s Cage Center.  No more Berry College basketball is on tap for this week.  The Vikes are off until next Wednesday, February 8th, when they travel to Maryville, Tennessee to take on Maryville College.  The Lady Vikes will return to action on Saturday, February 11th as they, along with the Vikes, host LaGrange.  Catch select Berry College men’s and women’s basketball games this season on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.  

IT’S NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

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

Today is National Signing Day.  High school athletes will sign letters of intent to play football at their college of choice.  Coverage of National Signing Day will provided all day long on various sports networks.

ROME BRAVES FANS WARM UP TO BASEBALL AT ANNUAL HOT STOVE GATHERING

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Baseball fans may not have been taken out to the ballgame last night, but they might as well have been as the Rome Braves held their 10th annual Hot Stove Gathering at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was the guest of honor at last night’s event.  He was joined by the Rome Braves 2012 field staff, Atlanta Braves personnel and various guests from the Braves minor league system.  

WRECK ON JONES MILL ROAD CLAIMS ONE LIFE

Written by Matt Davis on January 31, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A wreck on Jones Mill Road took the life of a Rome man yesterday afternoon.  The man reportedly lost control of his vehicle in a curve.  His body was burned beyond recognition, police say.  His identity had not been released as of late yesterday.

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