Tune in for Shorter University basketball on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com tonight as the Hawks and Lady Hawks take on Gulf South Conference rival West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men.
Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has signed a contract extension to stay with the team thru 2014. Koetter has been a recent prospect for head coaching jobs in Cleveland, Kansas City and Philadelphia.
The 2013 legislative session will get underway on Monday, January 14th. It will be a time of new beginnings for Chuck Hufstetler, who was elected in the July primary to serve as State Senator for the 52nd district. He will take the place of Barry Loudermilk, who has been moved to the new 14th district. Hufstetler’s district will include all of Floyd County and parts of Chattooga, Bartow and Gordon Counties.
Forecasters predicted a rainy start to 2013 for Rome and Northwest Georgia, and their predictions were correct. The National Weather Service reported nearly an inch and a half of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport from early yesterday morning thru late last night. Mostly cloudy skies are on tap for this second day of 2013, with a high of 49. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy with a low in the low 30s.
In your college football bowl game update, it was a disappointing night for SEC fans last night as the 4th ranked Florida Gators lost to No. 22 Louisville 33-23 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
Six people were killed on Georgia’s roads over the New Year’s holiday travel period, which got underway at 6 pm on Friday and ended last night at midnight. The Georgia State Patrol investigated some 585 traffic crashes that resulted in 266 injuries and three fatalities. There were no fatalities in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.
Now that the holidays are over, are you looking for a way to get rid of your Christmas tree? Take it to the annual Bring One For The Chipper, set for this Saturday, January 5th from 10 am until 2 pm in the Home Depot parking lot on Hicks Drive. Mary Hardin Thornton with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful says that Bring One For The Chipper is a statewide program that, since its inception more than 22 years ago, has recycled over 5.9 million trees.
US Representative Tom Graves issued the following statement yesterday concerning the fiscal cliff legislation passed by the US Senate: