In your local college football update, Shorter University’s Hawks lost to Charleston Southern 23-20 on Saturday afternoon on Shorter’s Homecoming day. The Hawks were unable to overcome their own mistakes and Charleston Southern made the most of Shorter’s miscues and mental lapses to take the final victory. Saturday’s loss evens the Hawks’ record at two wins and two losses. They’ll play their first NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference match next Saturday at West Alabama. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
A group of local youngsters seeks to stamp out bullying with their newly formed anti-bullying performing arts troupe called “The Out(cast)s”. The Clay sisters – Katie, Kimberly and Molly – head up the group, which will have its first performance this Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
Governor Nathan Deal has named Representative Christian A. Coomer of Cartersville as the new state House floor leader. Coomer will join Representatives Amy Carter of Valdosta and Matt Hatchett of Dublin as the third administrative floor leader for Deal, according to a release from the Governor’s office.
Most area high school football teams are moving into week four this weekend. Jim Alred, new media director for the Rome News-Tribune, says that thus far its been difficult to look ahead and make predictions for the post season as most teams have not seen any region play yet. He says that some important region games are on tap for this weekend.
The Cave Spring Pig Out BBQ Cook Off is set for tomorrow from 10 am until 3 pm at Rolator Park. Nancy Boehm, chair of the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority, the organization presenting the Cook Off, says lots of fun is on tap for attendees.
The new iPhone 5 goes on sale today. It was unveiled last week to rave reviews from Apple fans. Nationwide, those eager to get their hands on the new iPhone camped out at retail outlets in anticipation of its release. Technology enthusiast Jess Roberts, the owner of Kadance Creative, says that the new iPhone 5 is thinner and lighter.
Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field. We’ll have Northwest Georgia’s best high school football coverage on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge.
College football football fans, rejoice! We’ll have plenty of college football action for you tomorrow on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday.