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COLLEGE HOOPS ON AIR THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on November 22, 2013. Posted in Sports

Tune in for Shorter University basketball over the weekend on 95.7  FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  Jim Bojo will have all the action today as the Lady Hawks head to Dahlonega to face Georgia College in the UNG Nighthawk Classic.  Tip off is set for 4 pm.  Bojo will be with Shorter’s Hawks tomorrow night in Young Harris as they take on Young Harris College in the Peach Belt/Gulf South Challenge.  That game is slated for 7 pm.

GEORGIA UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINES FROM SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER

Written by Matt Davis on November 21, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.1 percent in October, down from 8.3 percent in September.  The rate stood at 8.8 percent in October 2012.

FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO SHORTER AVENUE CAR LOT

Written by Matt Davis on November 21, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Traffic was blocked on Shorter Avenue for a period of time on Wednesday morning as a fire blazed through Uptown Auto located near Leon Street.  According to Battalion Chief Clete Bonney with the Rome Fire Department, the fire started early this morning in a room inside the structure where a built-in heater had ignited.  The fire spread to the attic and burned thru the roof.  Bonney stated that the fire was pretty much contained to one side of the building, though the damage was extensive.  Damage to approximately eight cars also resulted from the blaze.

AAA PREDICTS SLIGHT DECREASE IN TRAVEL THIS THANKSGIVING

Written by Matt Davis on November 21, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

AAA, The Auto Club Group, predicts that 43.4 million Americans will hit travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5 percent from the 44 million people that hit the road last year.  The decrease falls just short of last Thanksgiving’s four-year peak since the recession-driven declines in 2008-2009 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent.  The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is slated for Wednesday, November 27th thru Monday, December 2nd.

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL COMES TO THE GEORGIA DOME AS FALCONS HOST SAINTS

Written by Matt Davis on November 21, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons will host the New Orleans Saints tonight in Thursday Night Football.  Kick off is set for 8:25 pm at the Georgia Dome.

HAWKS TOP PISTONS AT PHILIPS

Written by Matt Davis on November 21, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks picked up a 93-85 win over the Detroit Pistons in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena.  Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 19 points.  Last night marked the return of Josh Smith to Atlanta.  This is his first season to play for the Pistons after nine seasons with the Hawks.  Millsap was chosen in the offseason to replace Smith.

GHC LADY CHARGERS WIN, CHARGERS FALL ON THE ROAD

Written by Matt Davis on November 21, 2013. Posted in Sports

Georgia Highlands College edged Georgia Perimeter College 74-72 in women’s basketball last night in Decatur.  With the win, the Lady Chargers improve to 4-3 on the season; they are 3-0 in conference play.  The Lady Chargers will play their home opener on Saturday at 2 pm against Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

FIRE CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO SHORTER AVENUE CAR LOT

Written by Matt Davis on November 20, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Traffic was blocked on Shorter Avenue for a period of time this morning as a fire blazed through Uptown Auto located near Leon Street.  According to Battalion Chief Clete Bonney with the Rome Fire Department, the fire started early this morning in a room inside the structure where a built-in heater had ignited.  The fire spread to the attic and burned thru the roof.  Bonney stated that the fire was pretty much contained to one side of the building, though the damage was extensive.  Damage to approximately eight cars also resulted from the blaze.

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