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SHORTER UNIVERSITY RELEASES 2012 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Written by Matt Davis on February 15, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s football schedule for 2012 has been released.  This will be Shorter’s first schedule as a non-NAIA member as the University continues its transition to NCAA Division II and the Gulf South Conference.  It features nine NCAA opponents, five home games and a Thursday night primetime showdown against one of the Hawks’ newest GSC rivals, Valdosta State.  

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL POST SEASON UNDERWAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 15, 2012. Posted in Sports

The post-season continues for some area high school basketball teams.

LEGISLATORS CONCERNED ABOUT ECONOMY; PRESIDENT RELEASES ELECTION YEAR BUDGET

Written by Matt Davis on February 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The nation’s economy continues to be a concern for lawmakers.  US Senator Saxby Chambliss said in a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome that a major focus for himself and his colleagues is putting Americans back to work.  He indicates that much has been done and continues to be done in the housing market and on infrastructure, in particular.  

SHORTER BASKETBALL SPLITS AT SOUTHERN POLY

Written by Matt Davis on February 14, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s women’s and men’s basketball teams split a pair of games with Southern Poly last night in Marietta.  The 22nd ranked Lady Hawks won their game 66-58.  The number one Hawks lost to number four Southern Poly 87-84.  It was the first Southern States Athletic Conference loss for the Hawks, who moved back to the top spot in the latest NAIA Men’s Basketball Top 25 Coaches’ Poll released last night.     

ATLANTA HAWKS BEGIN ROAD TRIP WITH LOSS TO LA LAKERS

Written by Matt Davis on February 15, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks kicked off a five game road trip with a loss to the LA Lakers 86-78 last night in LA.  That leaves the Hawks with 18 wins and 12 losses overall for the 2011-2012 season.  They have nine wins and five losses on the road.  The Hawks will be in Phoenix, Arizona to take on the Suns tonight at 9 pm.

ROME/FLOYD COUNTY AVOIDS WINTER WEATHER WORRIES

Written by Matt Davis on February 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

It appears that Rome and Floyd County and the surrounding area avoided the wintry precipitation predicted by weather forecasters for last night.  Temperatures stayed above freezing overnight.  Some .05 inches of rain fell at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee during the night, according to the National Weather Service.  A 90 percent chance of occasional rain has been predicted for today by the NWS, mainly before 1 pm.  Highs will be around 49.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low of 33.

EARLY VOTING UNDERWAY FOR MARCH 6TH PRIMARY

Written by Matt Davis on February 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Early voting in person got underway yesterday for the March 6th presidential primary election.  It is being offered on weekdays from 8 am until 5 pm through March 2nd at the Floyd County Elections Office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  It will also be offered on one Saturday, February 24th from 9 am until 4 pm.  A second early voting location will be open at the Rome Civic Center during the last week that early voting is offered.  

ATLANTA HAWKS OUT WEST TO TAKE ON LA LAKERS TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 14, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks are on the road for their next five games.   They’ll begin their road trip out west with a match against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight in LA.  Tip off is set for 10:30 pm. The Hawks currently have 18 wins and 11 losses overall so far for the 2011-2012 season.

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