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THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS IS BACK!!!

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

95.7 FM The Ridge and the Rome News-Tribune is partnering with the Cedartown Performing Arts Center to announce a call for entries into the 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune “Battle of the Bands” Contest.

SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES WITH FOCUS ON LIGHTNING SAFETY

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues with a focus on Lightning Safety today.  According to information from the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, over the 33 years that Severe Weather Awareness Week has been observed in Georgia, at least 52 people were killed and over two dozen injured by lightning in the state.

COLLEGE HOOPS: BERRY MEN FALL TO MARYVILLE ON THE ROAD; SHORTER MEN AND WOMEN TO HOST EMMANUEL TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your local college basketball update, Berry College’s Vikings lost to Maryville College 70-62 last night in Maryville, Tennessee.  The Vikings will be joined by the Lady Vikings in hosting LaGrange on Saturday.  Tip off is set for the women at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm at the Cage Center on the Berry College campus.  Coverage will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.

ATLANTA HAWKS PICK UP HOME VICTORY FROM INDIANA PACERS

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks got back to their winning ways at home with a 97-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers last night at the Philips Arena.  Thus ends a four game home stand to start off the month of February that left the Hawks with one win and three losses.  They now hold a 9-4 record at home and a 17-10 record overall for the 2011-2012 season.   It’s “on the road again” for the Hawks as they travel to Orlando to take on the Magic tomorrow night at 7 pm.

CHAMBLISS: NATION’S ECONOMY RECOVERING, BUT STILL MORE WORK TO DO

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The nation’s economy has certainly stayed in the headlines and been a cause for concern for the past several years.  As President Barack Obama indicated in his State of the Union address in late January, there are some signs that it is in recovery.  In a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome earlier this week, US Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia indicates that there is still  plenty of more work to be done to revive the US economy.

RIBBON CUTTING SET FOR TOMORROW FOR GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR’S CAVE SPRING REHABILITATION CENTER

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the Georgia Department of Labor’s Cave Spring Rehabilitation Center on Friday, February 10th at 11 am.  The new facility is located at 7 Georgia Avenue in Cave Spring and was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  It was completed in 18 months.

SHORTER BASEBALL HAWKS LOSE ON THE ROAD TO TENNESSEE WESLEYAN

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s baseball team lost to Tennessee Wesleyan 8-5 yesterday in a non-conference game in Athens, Tennessee.   The Hawks will return to action this Saturday at home against Albany State.  The double header will get underway at noon at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Field.  Saturday will be highlighted by Shorter’s 4th annual Striking Out Breast Cancer event.  That will be followed by a single game between the teams at 1 pm on Sunday.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL MOVES INTO THE POST SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on February 9, 2012. Posted in Sports

High school basketball moves into the post-season for local teams.  In region 7-AA play-in games from yesterday, Pepperell beat Adairsville in boys action 41-38 and Adairsville beat Coosa 44-31 in a girls’ match.

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