Local News

ROME-FLOYD CHAMBER HOLDS 109TH ANNUAL MEETING

The Rome-Floyd Chamber’s 109th Annual Meeting “Focus 2020” took place on Thursday night at Taylor Estate. Event highlights included the passing of the gavel from Elaine Abercrombie of Greene’s Jewelers, 2019 Chairwoman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, to the 2020 Chairman, Scott Preston of Synovus Bank. Vargo Orthodontics was honored as the 2020 Small…read more »

A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY AHEAD FOR CAVE SPRING IN 2020

The people of Cave Spring look forward to a flurry of activities this year. In addition to traditional events, a few new things will be added to the calendar in 2020. That list could potentially include a block party on the square, says Sandra Lindsey, Executive Director of Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority. The party…read more »

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: GEORGIA ENDED 2019 ON A HIGH NOTE

Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, asserts that 2019 was a banner year for this state with increases in jobs, work force and employed residents. According to preliminary data of the Department of Labor, year-end numbers in all three of those categories were record highs. Meanwhile, the December unemployment rate hit another record low. Georgia’s unemployment…read more »

MODEL HIGH SENIOR IS A CANDIDATE IN 2020 US PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Brylen Cantrell, a senior at Model High School, has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the ’20 US Presidential Scholars Program, according to a Floyd County Schools media release. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high schools across the US in the year 2020. Approximately…read more »

A TOTAL OF SIX CANDIDATES SO FAR IN CONGRESSIONAL RACE

A total of six candidates have announced plans to run for the congressional post to be vacated at the end of the year by US Representative Tom Graves. Kevin Cooke of Carrollton officially threw his hat in the ring on Wednesday. The candidates for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives also…read more »

Local Sports

TRAE YOUNG SELECTED AS A STARTER IN THIS YEAR’S NBA ALL-STAR GAME

The Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young has been selected as a starter in this year’s NBA All-Star Game. He is the first Hawks player to be voted a starter since Dikembe Mutumbo in 1998. Young’s Eastern Conference team will be led by Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. The 69th annual NBA All-Star Game will take…read more »

TUNE IN FOR ALABAMA MEN’S BASKETBALL ON WLAQ

Men’s college basketball will return to the airwaves of WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM this Saturday as Alabama hosts Kansas State. Tip off is set for 6 pm Eastern in Tuscaloosa for this non-conference match. Air time is set for 5 pm from Learfield IMG College.read more »

HERE’S THE SCOOP ON COLLEGE HOOPS

Alabama defeated Vanderbilt 77-62 in men’s college basketball among rivals of the SEC at Nashville, TN on Wednesday evening. John Petty, Jr. notched a game-high 23 points for the Crimson Tide, who improved to 11-7 overall and 4-2 in conference play. Petty reached a milestone with the 1,000th point of his career. He also had…read more »

HAWKS UPSET CLIPPERS AT STATE FARM ARENA

The Atlanta Hawks upset the LA Clippers 102-95 in NBA action at the State Farm Arena on Wednesday evening. That ended a two-game losing streak for the Hawks and a four-game winning streak for the Clippers. It also resulted in an even 1-1 split in the two-game season series between the teams. John Collins led…read more »

COLLEGE HOOPS ROUND-UP

Men’s college basketball will again take to the airwaves of WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM this evening as Alabama hits the road to take on Vanderbilt. The SEC match will get underway at 9 pm Eastern in Nashville. Air time is 8 pm from Learfield IMG College. The Crimson Tide is currently 10-7 overall…read more »

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