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GHC LADY CHARGERS, CHARGERS WIN ON THE ROAD

Written by Matt Davis on November 18, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Georgia Highlands College Lady Chargers beat the Lady Golden Eagles of Chattahoochee Tech by a final score of 97-58 on the road yesterday.  With the win, the Lady Chargers improve to 3-3 on the season; they are 2-0 in conference play.

THE WAIT IS OVER! TELLUS MUSEUM RECEIVES MOON ROCK

Written by Matt Davis on November 15, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville is now officially the proud owner of a Moon rock!  The rock was given to the museum by NASA and was retrieved by Tellus curator Julian Gray at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on Wednesday.  Members of the media got a sneak preview of the Moon rock on Thursday.

ROME NOON OPTIMIST CLUB TO ‘FLIP FOR YOUTH’ AT ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Written by Matt Davis on November 15, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome Noon Optimist Club will be “flipping for youth” this Saturday, November 16th with their 53rd annual Pancake Breakfast.  The breakfast will be served from 6 am until noon at the Rome Civic Center.  The menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and soft drinks.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door.

AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS AMPED FOR PLAYOFFS

Written by Matt Davis on November 15, 2013. Posted in Sports

It’s playoff time for a number of area high school football teams!  WLAQ AM 1410 will have all the action tonight as the Model Blue Devils hit the road to take on Bowdon in the first round of the Class AA playoffs.  Kick off is set for 7:30 pm.  WLAQ/95.7 FM The Ridge Sports’ Matt Davis will bring you the play by play story, while local sports fanatic Phil Carter will provide color for tonight’s match-up, which will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.  They’ll go on air with the pre-game at 7:15 pm.  Tune in just prior to our broadcast of the Model at Bowdon game for a playoff edition of This Week in Northwest Georgia Football, brought to you by the River City Bank.  The show will air at 6:15 pm.

MOTHER OF ELLA CAMP CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THREE-YEAR-OLD’S DEATH

Written by Matt Davis on November 15, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The mother of three-year-old Ella Camp has been charged in the toddler’s death following an investigation by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Rome Police Department.

LINDALE COMMUNITY CLEAN UP PLANNED FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on November 15, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County Public Works will host a Community Clean Up down in Lindale on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am until 2 pm.  Public Works Director Michael Skeen says that the county will be collecting non-hazardous waste normally taken to the Walker Mountain Landfill.  The collection will take place at the old property of the old Lindale Mill at the corner of South First Street and Park Avenue.  Public Works is teaming with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful and Restore Lindale to present the Lindale Community Clean Up, according to Skeen.

PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE TODAY!!

Written by Matt Davis on November 15, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The 2013 property taxes for Floyd County and the City of Rome are due today.  According to a release from Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne, taxes can be paid at the Tax Commissioner’s office at the Historic Courthouse at 4 Government Plaza, by mail at P.O. Box 26, Rome, Georgia 30162, or online at www.floydcountytax.com.

SHORTER FOOTBALL ENDS SEASON ON VICTORIOUS NOTE

Written by Matt Davis on November 15, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Shorter University football team ended its 2013 season on a victorious note with a 24-10 win over Point University last night in LaGrange.  It marked the Hawks’ second win in their last three games – not a bad end to a season that was filled with adversity and left Shorter with a 2-9 overall record.  The Hawks finished the season 0-6 in the Gulf South Conference, their second season to play in the NCAA Division II.

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