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VOTERS TO GO TO THE POLLS FOR SUPER TUESDAY TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday.  Georgia is among 10 states nationwide whose voters will go to the polls to have their say on who should get the Republican presidential nomination.  In addition, voters in Floyd County will determine the fate of the 2012 SPLOST.  And those in the City of Rome will cast their ballots for or against Sunday alcohol package sales.  Polls will open at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm.  For more information about tomorrow’s election, call the Floyd County Elections and Registration office at (706) 295-5167.

ANNUAL FINSTER FEST SET FOR MAY 5TH AND 6TH IN SUMMERVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Paradise Garden Foundation has announced that this year’s Finster Fest has been scheduled for May 5th and 6th at Dowdy Park in Summerville.  The event began as Howard Finster Day in Summerville in the early 1980s and has become internationally known as Finster Fest.  It is one of North Georgia’s most popular Folk Art and Music Festivals.  Finster Fest 2012 will include performing acts such as Roger Allen Wade, Patterson Hood of the Drive-by Truckers and others.  It will also serve as host to artists from around the nation, coming together to celebrate the legacy of Howard Finster.  In addition, there will be a recycled art project and a shuttle to Paradise Garden for tours during the two-day festival.

AREA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS’ PLAYOFF RUNS STOP AT ELITE EIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

Three area girls high school basketball teams remained in the hunt for a state title as we headed into the weekend, and all three have since been eliminated from the playoffs in Elite Eight games.

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP FIRST TWO GAMES OF 2012 SPRING TRAINING TO DETROIT TIGERS

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves lost their first two Spring Training games of 2012 to the Detroit Tigers down in Florida, 2-0 on Saturday at Lake Buena Vista and 18-3 yesterday in Lakeland.  Today is a new day – with a new opponent.  The Braves will face the Houston Astros today at 1:05 pm in Kissimmee.

LOCAL CITIZEN GROUP SUPPORTS 2012 SPLOST

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A group of local business people are speaking out in support of the 2012 SPLOST.  Nancy Smith, owner of NL Smithworks, Alan Horne with Suzuki Manufacturing, are members of the Rome/Floyd County Citizens for Progress and discussed the matter on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome last Friday.

SHORTER HAWKS NAB FIRST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT TITLE; BOTH HAWKS AND LADY HAWKS HEADED FOR NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Shorter University Hawks’ amazing 2011-2012 was capped off with a its first ever Southern States Athletic Conference tournament title as the Hawks beat Belhaven 89-71 in the SSAC championship game on Saturday night at the Forum in downtown Rome.  Shorter advanced to the championship game after a 63-50 win over Faulkner in the semifinal round on Friday night.  Both the Hawks, who are the number 2 team in the NAIA and were the East Division’s top seed in the SSAC tourney, and Belhaven, the West Division’s number 3 seed, have made it to the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, set for March 14th thru 20th in Kansas City, Missouri.  Jim Bojo will provide coverage of the Hawks in the NAIA tourney on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.

ATLANTA HAWKS NAB A PAIR OF WEEKEND WINS AT PHILIPS

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks nabbed a couple of home victories over the weekend, 99-94 over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday and 97-90 over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night at the Philips Arena.  The Hawks will hit the road to take on the Indiana Pacers tomorrow night at 7 pm.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: SHORTER SWEEPS, BERRY SPLITS OVER THE WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on March 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s baseball Hawks swept a three game series with Emmanuel at home over the weekend.  They took a 11-1 victory in Friday’s game, which was followed by back-to-back 2-1 and 5-4 walk-off wins in Saturday’s double header at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.  The Hawks will get back into action as host to Milligan tomorrow at 2 pm.  Berry College’s Vikings baseball team split a double header with Denison at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field on Saturday.  Denison won the first game 8-0, while Berry cleaned up in the nightcap 19-2.  Berry will return to action at Emory tomorrow at 2 pm.

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