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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE, SCORES

Written by Matt Davis on February 7, 2012. Posted in Sports

Here are your local high school basketball match ups for tonight –

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN MARCH 6TH PRIMARY

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the last day to register to vote in the March 6th presidential primary election.  Also in this election, local voters will decide on the proposed 2012 SPLOST and Sunday alcohol package sales.  Floyd County residents can register to vote at the elections office inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  For more information, call the elections office at (706) 291-5167 or visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.georgia.gov.  

SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN ENDS IN TRAGEDY OVER WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The search for a missing Rome woman ended tragically over the weekend as her body was found at the scene of a wreck off the embankment of US Highway 411 in Bartow County.  Nancy Pension, age 43, had been missing since Thursday.  Pension had not been seen since she dropped her child off at Unity Christian School and headed to work in Kennesaw.  She was found dead at the site of the wreck on Saturday morning.  An investigation into the wreck continues.

COLLEGE HOOPS: VICTORIOUS SATURDAY IN SC FOR SHORTER UNIVERSITY; SHORTER’S NUMBER ONE HAWKS STAY PERFECT IN THE SSAC

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college basketball update from over the weekend, Shorter University’s number one Hawks managed to maintain a perfect record in the Southern States Athletic Conference with a 89-64 win over Southern Wesleyan on Saturday, improving their record to 23-1 overall and 13-0 in the SSAC.  That was preceded by a 74-43 victory for Shorter’s Lady Hawks over Southern Wesleyan in Central, South Carolina.  Shorter’s men’s and women’s basketball teams return to their home court at the Winthrop King Centre on the Shorter University campus to host Emmanuel this Thursday night.  Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men.  That will be followed by a 2 pm home game on Saturday for the Lady Hawks against Brenau.  All of those games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK OBSERVED THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

This week, February 6th thru 10th, is Severe Weather Awareness Week.  Each day this week, a different topic related to severe weather will be highlighted.  
Today is Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day.  Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says, “Family Preparedness Day is a time for every family to plan and rehearse what they should do during the first 72-hours of any severe weather-related event or disaster.”

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll gather in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

GIANTS TOP PATRIOTS IN SUPER BOWL 46

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

The New York Giants emerged as champs in Super Bowl 46 last night with a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Indianapolis.  Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning was named Super Bowl MVP; it was his second time to nab the honor.

ATLANTA HAWKS DROP SECOND STRAIGHT AT HOME TO PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, BETTER LUCK TONIGHT AS HOST TO PHOENIX SUNS

Written by Matt Davis on February 6, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 98-87 on Saturday night at the Philips Arena.  That was the Hawks’ second straight home loss, leaving them with an eight win – three loss record at home and a 16 win – nine loss record overall so far for the 2011-2012 season.  The Hawks will get back into action tonight at Philips against the Phoenix Suns.  Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.

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