College baseball is on tap this weekend for local teams.
Shorter University’s Hawks will host Albany State tomorrow in a double header at noon at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Field. It will be Shorter’s 4th annual Striking Out Breast Cancer event and will be followed by a single game between the teams at 1 pm on Sunday.
High school basketball is in the post-season for local teams.
The nation’s economy has certainly stayed in the headlines and been a cause for concern for the past several years. As President Barack Obama indicated in his State of the Union address in late January, there are some signs that it is in recovery. In a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome earlier this week, US Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia indicates that there is still plenty of more work to be done to revive the US economy.
State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler has announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the Georgia Department of Labor’s Cave Spring Rehabilitation Center on Friday, February 10th at 11 am. The new facility is located at 7 Georgia Avenue in Cave Spring and was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It was completed in 18 months.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks will be down in Florida to take on the Orlando Magic tonight at 7 pm. The Hawks just finished a four-game home stand that left them with one win and three losses. They have 17 wins and 10 losses overall so far for the 2011-2012 season.
95.7 FM The Ridge and the Rome News-Tribune is partnering with the Cedartown Performing Arts Center to announce a call for entries into the 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune “Battle of the Bands” Contest.
Severe Weather Awareness Week continues with a focus on Lightning Safety today. According to information from the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency, over the 33 years that Severe Weather Awareness Week has been observed in Georgia, at least 52 people were killed and over two dozen injured by lightning in the state.
COLLEGE HOOPS: BERRY MEN FALL TO MARYVILLE ON THE ROAD; SHORTER MEN AND WOMEN TO HOST EMMANUEL TONIGHT
In your local college basketball update, Berry College’s Vikings lost to Maryville College 70-62 last night in Maryville, Tennessee. The Vikings will be joined by the Lady Vikings in hosting LaGrange on Saturday. Tip off is set for the women at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm at the Cage Center on the Berry College campus. Coverage will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.