Sunday is big day of the NFC Championship Game! The Atlanta Falcons will host the San Francisco 49ers in the title game at the Georgia Dome. Kick off is set for 3 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football. Air time for pre-game programming is 1 pm.
The Shorter University men’s and women’s basketball teams both nabbed Gulf South Conference wins at North Alabama last night. The Lady Hawks picked up a narrow 61-60 victory, allowing them to improve to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the GSC. The Hawks won their match by a score of 80-73, improving their record to 11-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play. Shorter’s basketball teams will host GSC rival Union tomorrow. Tip off is set for 2 pm for the women and 4 pm for the men at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre.. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
Winter weather could be headed our way in Rome and Northwest Georgia. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning that took effect at 10 am this morning and remains in place until 7 am Friday. The warning is for heavy snow and black ice. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect. Accumulations of one to three inches are expected, with up to four inches in higher elevations. According to the NWS, rain will mix with and begin switching to snow in Northwest Georgia by early afternoon and spread across the rest of North Georgia in the early evening hours.
The Rome Braves have announced their 2013 field staff. Randy Ingle will return as field manager. He will be joined by pitching coach Derrick Lewis. New to the team for 2013 will be hitting coach Bobby Moore, who was with the Lynchburg Hillcats in 2011 and 2012 and was the Rome hitting coach prior to that. Trainer Kyle Damschroder joins the Rome staff after spending the past two seasons at Danville.
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The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 8.6 percent in December, up from 8.5 percent in November. The state’s jobless rate stood at 9.4 percent in December 2011.