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THE RAIN WILL END…EVENTUALLY

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

Rain, rain, rain…the rain continues to fall in Rome and Northwest Georgia.  The National Weather Service reported nearly four inches of rain (3.84 inches, to be exact) from late Sunday night thru early this morning at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.  The flood watch issued by the NWS earlier this week has been extended thru tomorrow evening.  There is also a flood warning for some areas in Northwest Georgia, including the Armuchee Creek in Armuchee, affecting Floyd County.  Rain remains in the forecast thru tomorrow and is expected to give way to sun as we get ready to head into the weekend.

LOCAL COLLEGE BASKETBALL ON TAP

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

Berry College men’s basketball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tonight as the Vikings host Huntingdon.  Tip off is set for 7 pm at Berry’s Cage Center.  The game will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.  More Berry basketball is on tap for Friday night on WLAQ.  The Vikings and Lady Vikings will hit the road that night to take on Southern Athletic Association rival Sewanee, with tip off set for 7 pm for the women and 9 pm for the men.

HAWKS TO HOST NETS TONIGHT AT PHILIPS

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

The slumping Atlanta Hawks hope to emerge from that slump as they host the Brooklyn Nets tonight.  The game is set to get underway at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena and will be televised on Sport South.

SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR TO BE HONORED LOCALLY WITH KING CELEBRATION WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Martin Luther King Jr Day is coming up on Monday, January 21st.  The MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia has planned a plethora of events all throughout this weekend during its annual King Celebration Weekend.
The celebration will begin on Friday night (January 18th) with a “Musical Extravaganza”, which will feature dance, music and acting.  The event is set for 6:30 pm at the Rome City Auditorium.  It is free and open to the public.

DARLINGTON TO RETIRE POWELL’S JERSEY

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

Darlington School will retire Shawn Powell’s football jersey this Friday evening at the school’s Huffman Center.  The retirement ceremony will take place around 7:15 pm, between the girls and boys basketball games.

ROME BRAVES CHANGE TIME OF HOT STOVE GATHERING

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

The Rome Braves have announced that this year’s Hot Stove Gathering has been changed to a lunchtime event.  The Gathering is now set for 11:30 am until 1:30 pm on Monday, January 28th at The Forum in downtown Rome.

ATLANTA FALCONS READY FOR NFC CHAMPIONSHIP

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

For those of you who are counting down – only four days remain until the NFC Championship Game!  The Atlanta Falcons will host the San Francisco 49ers in the title game, which is set for Sunday at 3 pm at the Georgia Dome.  Here’s a reminder that you can catch all the action of the game on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football.

WORRIED ABOUT THE FLU? GET A FLU SHOT!

Written by Matt Davis on January 14, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

With all news recently about how bad flu season is this year, are you worried that you might get the flu?  The number one best way to prevent it is to get a flu shot.  This is the message of Logan Boss with Northwest Georgia Public Health.

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