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SHIPPING DEADLINES FOR CHRISTMAS RAPIDLY APPROACHING

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

If you’ve got packages to send to loved ones in far away places this holiday season and want your packages to get to their desired destination in time for Christmas, there are some important dates you need to know.  Shipping and packing expert Cordell Golden, Center Manager for FedEx Office, indicates that those important dates roll around this week.  Today (Monday, December 17th) is the deadline for FedEx Ground.  Saturday, December 22nd is the deadline for FedEx Express.  Golden says that Saturday is the absolute last day you can send those items if you want them to get there by Christmas.

RN-T HOLIDAY FESTIVAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GETS UNDERWAY TODAY, COVERAGE ON WLAQ AND THE RIDGE

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2012. Posted in Sports

The 2012 Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament gets underway today!  This year’s tournament is being sponsored by the Seven Hills Rotary Club, with proceeds to benefit local charities.  It will continue thru Friday, with games to be played at Berry College’s Cage Center and Georgia Highlands College’s Floyd County campus.

BERRY MEN’S HOOPS ON THE RADIO TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2012. Posted in Sports

WLAQ AM 1410 will have Berry College men’s basketball tonight as the Vikings host Piedmont.  Tip off is set for 8:30 pm at Berry’s Cage Center.  The game will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.

LOCALS, VISITORS ENJOY NAIA FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Written by Matt Davis on December 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The 2012 Russell Athletic – NAIA Football National Championship Game is on the books!  The Marion University Knights beat the Morningside College Mustangs 30-27 in overtime last night at historic Barron Stadium in downtown Rome, marking the first ever national football title for the Knights.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS COMMENT ON CONNECTICUT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Concerned people around the country and even around the world are mourning the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday that took 26 lives, including 20 young children and six adults.

ATLANTA FALCONS BLANK DEFENDING SUPER BOWL CHAMPION NEW YORK GIANTS AT GA DOME

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons blanked defending Super Bowl champs, the New York Giants, 34-0 yesterday afternoon at the Georgia Dome, improving the Dirty Birds to 12-2 for the 2012 season.

CALHOUN, RIDGELAND FALL SHORT OF STATE TITLE

Written by Matt Davis on December 17, 2012. Posted in Sports

In high school football, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets’ hopes of clinching their second straight state title were dashed on Saturday afternoon with a loss to Jefferson 31-14 in the Class AA state championship game at the Georgia Dome.  Ridgeland also fell short of a state title, losing to Sandy Creek 45-10 in the Class AAAA state championship game on Saturday evening at the Dome.

JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION

Written by Matt Davis on December 14, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The first annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation is set for tomorrow, Saturday, December 15th,at the Heritage Trails behind State Mutual Stadium.

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