Local News

GEORGIA WATER COALITION RELEASES ITS LIST OF THE ‘DIRTY DOZEN’ FOR 2019

The Georgia Water Coalition has released their “Dirty Dozen” for 2019 in a 28-page report which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters.  According to a media release from the organization, the report exposes all of the politics, policies and issues that threaten the health of Georgia’s water and well-being of residents statewide.…read more »

ORDERS ARE BEING TAKEN FOR JSL OF ROME’S POINSETTIA SALE THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY

The holidays are near and so is the deadline to purchase poinsettias from the Junior Service League of Rome.  Orders will be accepted until next Tuesday, November 19th for the JSL Poinsettia Sale. Funds raised from the sale will benefit League4Learning, the organization’s effort to provide school supplies for local students in need around Rome…read more »

PROPERTY TAXES DUE BY TODAY AT 5 PM

The 2019 property taxes for Floyd County and the City of Rome are due by today at 5 pm. According to a Floyd County media release, all taxes may be paid in the Tax Commissioner’s Office at the Historic Courthouse, 4 Government Plaza; via mail at PO Box 26, Rome, GA 30162; or at www.floydcountytax.com. …read more »

GDOL:  GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MATCHED THE ALL-TIME LOW IN OCTOBER

Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, has announced that the state’s unemployment rate fell in October to tie its all-time low that was set nearly 20 years ago.  Georgia also set new highs for jobs and employment, reports the state Department of Labor. Georgia’s unemployment rate stood at 3.4 percent last month.  That number was last…read more »

Local Sports

IT’S TIME FOR FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, PLAYOFF EDITION

It’s time for Friday night lights, playoff edition, as area high school football teams take the field tonight for the first week of the 2019 postseason. WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM are your radio homes for Darlington football.  The Tigers are off this week and will begin their run in the playoffs one week…read more »

ATLANTA HAWKS FALL TO PHOENIX SUNS ON THE ROAD

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Phoenix Suns 128-112 on Thursday evening in NBA action at Phoenix, Arizona. Kelly Oubre Jr. led all players in scoring with a season-high 30 points for the Suns.  Devin Booker added 17 points. Jabari Parker was the top scorer for the injury-plagued Hawks with 24 points.  Trae Young contributed…read more »

GHC LADY CHARGERS OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH VICTORY OVER SOUTHERN CRESCENT TECH

Georgia Highlands College’s women’s basketball team opened up conference play with a 104-44 win over Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, GA on Wednesday night, according to a GHC sports release. Nijeria Jordan led the charge for the Lady Chargers with 24 points.  Jahnaria Brown contributed 22 points.  Ja’Lyn Reese notched a double-double with 20…read more »

HAWKS IN PHOENIX TO FACE SUNS TONIGHT

The Atlanta Hawks will continue their current west coast swing tonight with a match in Phoenix, Arizona versus the Suns.  Tip off is set for 9 pm Eastern at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.  The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast. This will be the first of two games between the Hawks and…read more »

HAWKS TOP NUGGETS IN NBA ACTION AT DENVER

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday night out in Denver, Colorado, which allowed the Hawks to snap a three-game losing skid and ended a four-game winning streak for the Nuggets. Trae Young led the charge for Atlanta with a game-high 45 points in addition to 11 assists.  Jabari Parker contributed 20…read more »

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