Shorter University’s football team will play their final game of the 2012 regular season this Saturday at Barron Stadium against Gulf South Conference rival Delta State.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks picked up an 89-86 win over the Indiana Pacers last night in Atlanta. The Hawks will return to action on Friday night as host to the Miami Heat. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.
The November 6th General Election is on the books. President Barack Obama will continue on in the White House, beating out Republican challenger Mitt Romney to win a second term in office. Though Obama won the nationwide vote, Romney carried the state of Georgia. In Floyd County, Romney got 69.26 percent of the vote while Obama got 29.36 percent (according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website).
In your local college basketball update, Georgia Highlands College’s Lady Chargers picked up a 90-55 win over Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Lady Bobcats last night. The win allowed the Lady Chargers to improve to 3-0 for their inaugural season. The Lady Chargers, along with the Chargers, will host Central Georgia Tech in the first ever conference games of GHC history on Saturday. GNTC will return to action tomorrow night against Snead State at 6 pm at Shorter University’s Winthrop-King Centre.
Tune in this Sunday for Atlanta Falcons football on 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Dirty Birds have enjoyed a perfect 8-0 record to open the 2012 season and are the NFL’s only unbeaten team. They’ll be seeking their ninth straight win on Sunday as they travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints. Kick off is set for 1 pm. Pre-game programming will get underway at 11 am.
Berry College will once again take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 in the 2012-2013 season. WLAQ will broadcast 35 Berry basketball games this season, which will also be simulcast on www.wlaq1410.com.
A three vehicle wreck on the bypass near Grizzard Park in Rome took the life of a 21-year-old woman yesterday afternoon.
And in a sports story related to Election Day, yesterday marked 11 years to the day that the referendum was passed to bring minor league baseball to Rome. WLAQ/95.7 FM The Ridge’s Elizabeth Davis reminisced with Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration Chairman Pete McDonald last night about the vote that led to the establishment of the Rome Braves. He recalled that it passed by a 142 margin. McDonald says he believes that it was the result of the hard work of those who campaigned in favor of the baseball referendum.