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SHORTER UNIVERSITY HOLDS GROUNDBREAKING ON NEW RESIDENCE HALL

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Shorter University held an official groundbreaking yesterday afternoon for their new student residence hall.  According to a Shorter media release, the 100-bed building will be located behind the Sheffield-Thompson Building between the Newman Hall and Hazel Eubanks Hall residences.  The new residence hall is expected to be completed for use during the fall semester.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL PREPARING FOR SSAC TOURNEY; COVERAGE ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s basketball teams are gearing up for the Southern States Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, which begin tomorrow with opening round play.  Men’s opening round and quarterfinals will be played at the Darlington School while women’s opening round and quarterfinals will be played at the Forum in downtown Rome tomorrow and Thursday.  Friday’s semifinal round and Saturday’s men’s and women’s championship games will all be played at The Forum.  Shorter’s Hawks are the SSAC East’s number one seed and will make their first appearance in this year’s tournament on Thursday at 6 pm at Darlington against the winner of tomorrow’s opening round game between East No. 5 seed Brewton-Parker and West No. 4 seed Mobile. The Lady Hawks are the SSAC East’s number two seed and will open the conference tournament on Thursday at 3 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome against West No. 3 seed Faulkner.

SHORTER, BERRY BASEBALL TEAMS RETURN TO ACTION AT HOME TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

If you’re in the mood to watch some baseball today, you’ll have a couple of opportunities to do that on a collegiate level.  Shorter University’s Hawks baseball team will host Talladega College in a double header today at 1 pm at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex.  Berry College’s Vikings baseball team will host Covenant this evening at 5 pm at the William R. Bowdoin Field on the Berry campus.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TUESDAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow.  They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

AREA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS CONTINUE IN STATE PLAYOFF; COVERAGE ON WLAQ AND 95.7 FM THE RIDGE

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

A handful of area high school basketball teams continue on in the state playoffs.  We’ll have games for you over the next couple of nights on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge.  WLAQ AM 1410 will have coverage this evening as the Darlington Lady Tigers take on Towns County on the road in a Class A match up.  Tip off is set for 6 pm for the game, which will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.  95.7 FM The Ridge will be at Model tonight as the Lady Blue Devils host Greater Atlanta Christian at 6 pm and at Coosa tomorrow night as the Eagles host Jordan at 6:30 pm.  Those games will also be aired online at www.theridge957.com.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL ON THE ROAD TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

College softball is on tap for Shorter University today as the 9th ranked Lady Hawks  travel to Waleska, Georgia to take on Reinhardt University.  The double header will get underway at 3 pm.

ROME FLOYD SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTS FOUR NEW MEMBERS

Written by Matt Davis on February 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Floyd Sports Hall of Fame inducted four new members last night during a special banquet and awards ceremony at Berry College’s Krannert Center.  The 2012 inductees include Bob Williams for Meritorious Service, Mary Brock McMahon for Amateur Athletics, Willie Brown for Amateur Athletics and Dwight Henderson for Lifetime Achievement.

LOCALS CONCERNED ABOUT RECEIVING STORM WARNINGS VIA CODERED WEATHER ALERT SYSTEM

Written by Matt Davis on February 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Many subscribers to Floyd County’s CodeRED weather alert system have reported that they did not receive warning of the storm that hit this area last Wednesday night (which has been classified as an EF-1 tornado).  Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock told WLAQ News/The Ridge Report that the system is dependent on the National Weather Service, which affects whether or not those with CodeRED are alerted of impending severe weather.  He says it would be helpful if the NWS updated their system.

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