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COOSA VALLEY WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on November 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held this Saturday, November 9th at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.  Registration will begin at 8 am at the Shoals entrance to the park, with the walk to begin at 9 am.  Co-chair Charisse Durham says that more than 200 walkers have already registered to participate.

DEMPSEY NAMED RECIPIENT OF DAVID LEVINE AWARD

Written by Matt Davis on November 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

State Representative Katie Dempsey of Rome has been named the recipient of The David Levine Legislative Award presented by members of the Georgia Council on Aging from the Georgia Gerontology Society, Inc., according to a release from the Georgia House of Representatives.

BERRY FOOTBALL READY FOR FINAL GAME OF INAUGURAL SEASON, SHORTER LOOKING FOR SECOND WIN OF 2013 THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on November 7, 2013. Posted in Sports

Berry College’s football team will play the final game of their inaugural season this Saturday at Barron Stadium against Southern Athletic Association rival Sewanee.  Kick off is set for 2 pm.  Tickets are currently available at Berry’s Krannert Center and will be available at the gate on game day.  The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.

ELECTION DAY IS ON THE BOOKS! HERE ARE THE TOTALS…

Written by Matt Davis on November 6, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The November 5th election is on the books.  Newcomer Wendy Davis has officially been selected to serve in Ward Two of the Rome City Commission.  She will be joined by incumbents Jamie Doss and Sue Hamler Lee.  Two newcomers have been chosen to serve on the Rome City School Board, Richard Dixon and Elaina Beeman, along with incumbents Faith Collins, Cheryl Huffman, Bruce Jones, Judy Sims and Dale Swann.  The $65 million SPLOST that appeared on yesterday’s ballot was narrowly approved by voters with an 84-vote margin, while citizens overwhelmingly expressed their support of the $80 million ELOST.  In addition, voters have also given the go-ahead for two measures related to Sunday alcohol sales in Floyd County, which will allow for Sunday sales by the drink and for Sunday package sales.

EAT A FISH, SAVE A RIVER AT CRBI FISH FRY THIS SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on November 7, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Coosa River Basin Initiative invites you to eat a fish and save a river at their 12th annual Fish Fry, Green Expo and Catfish Kissin’ Contest this Saturday, November 9th at the Rome First United Methodist Church.

REGULAR SEASON WRAPPING UP FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS, PLAYOFFS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Written by Matt Davis on November 7, 2013. Posted in Sports

The 2013 regular season winds down tomorrow night for most area high school football teams, meaning that the race for a good spot in the playoffs is heating up.  Tune in for some intense high school football action on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410.

ATLANTA HAWKS CONCLUDE FORAY OUT WEST TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on November 7, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will conclude their current three-game road trip out west with a stop in Denver, Colorado tonight to take on the Nuggets.  The game is scheduled to begin at 9 pm Eastern and will be televised on Sport South.

FINAL CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM OF THE YEAR TO FEATURE AUTHOR LARRY STEPHENS

Written by Matt Davis on November 6, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The final Civil War Symposium of the year is set for tomorrow night, Thursday, November 7th.  The presenter will be author Larry Stephens.  His lecture will focus on the subject matter of his book entitled “John P. Gatewood:  Confederate Bushwacker”, which was published in 2012, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Stephens will address both sides of the public perception of Gatewood, as a dedicated soldier and cold blooded killer.

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