Local News

DONATIONS, VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR THE ’19 THANKSGIVING LOVE FEAST

Donations and volunteers are needed for the 31st annual Thanksgiving Love Feast.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 28th – Thanksgiving Day – from 11 am until 2 pm at the Rome Civic Center.  It is being organized by the Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County. A traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, dressing…read more »

RED CROSS TO HOST NEW VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE EVENT THIS THURSDAY IN ROME

The American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has planned a New Volunteer Open House for this Thursday, November 21st.  It will take place at the Rome office located at 112 John Maddox Drive. Two one-hour information sessions will be offered that day from 11 am until noon and from 6 pm until 7 pm. Anyone…read more »

OFFICERS RESPOND TO THREE-VEHICLE CRASH NEAR BARTOW COUNTY LINE

Police responded to an early-morning wreck on Georgia 140 near the Bartow County line on Monday that involved three vehicles. According to a report from the Floyd County Police, officers responded to a wreck with injuries at 6:40 am near the Bartow County boundary.  A Honda Civic, driven by Dawn Marie Hudgins (age 48 and…read more »

AAA:  GEORGIA’S GAS PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE

Gas prices in Georgia continue to decline, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.  Motorists statewide are now paying an average of $2.41 per gallon of regular unleaded; two cents less than last week, three cents less than this time  last month and seven cents less than at this time last year. It now costs…read more »

Local Sports

FALCONS TOP PANTHERS IN CHARLOTTE, NC

The Atlanta Falcons beat the Carolina Panthers 29-3 in an NFC South battle at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC on Sunday afternoon, marking the Falcons’ second straight win (after opening the season 1-7). Matt Ryan completed 21 of 31 passes for 311 yards.  He delivered a six-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter…read more »

HAWKS END ROAD TRIP OUT WEST WITH LOSS TO LAKERS

The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up a five-game road trip out west with a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers 122-101 on Sunday night at the Staples Center in LA.  It was the Hawks’ second loss in a row at the City of Angels, as they also fell to the Clippers on Saturday night. LeBron James…read more »

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 »

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