In your local college football update, Shorter University’s Hawks will be ‘on the road again’ this weekend as they head west to take on NCAA II Gulf South Conference rival West Alabama. The Hawks currently have an even 2-2 record so far for the 2012 season. Catch all the action of Shorter University football on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
If you were thinking about going into business for yourself, now might be a good time to do it. Ronnie Wallace, Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending for Heritage First Bank in Rome, says that lenders believe that there has been a small upswing in the economy in recent days and that they are offering incentives to potential small business owners that want to take out a loan.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Fall is officially here, and it certainly felt like it this morning. Overnight lows dipped into the upper 40s last night and into the morning hours. Skies will be sunny today with highs in the upper 70s. Lows will dip back into the upper 40s tonight with mostly clear skies. Highs will be back in the 80s tomorrow and stay there for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.
The Atlanta Falcons have been on fire to start the 2012 season with a 3-0 record so far. This is the first time that the Falcons have had a 3-0 start to the season since 2004, when they opened the season 4-0. The Dirty Birds hope to keep the fire alive as they seek out their fourth straight win when they host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Kick off is set for 1 pm at the Georgia Dome. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s home for Atlanta Falcons football.
September’s not over yet! Emergency management officials nationwide have been observing National Preparedness Month this month as they do every September. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says it’s important to have certain items handy in the event of emergency such as non perishable food and drinkable water.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session tomorrow. Their 4 pm caucus session will precede their 6 pm meeting at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. You can view their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Falcons’ record moved to 3-0 yesterday with a 27-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Falcons scored three touchdowns in the first half of the game, including Tony Gonzalez’s third straight game finding the end zone.