A storm ripped through Floyd County last night, leaving a handful of people without power and causing some structure damage. Speaking of power outages, Tim Hensley with the Floyd County School system told WLAQ News/The Ridge Report this morning that schools in the Model district will be closed today due to power outage. That includes Model Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Johnson Elementary and the Floyd County Education Center.
Super Tuesday is right around the corner. March 6th is the day that Georgia voters will go to the polls (along with voters in other states) for the presidential preference primary election. In addition, Floyd County voters will weigh in on the proposed 2012 SPLOST. Floyd County Manager Blaine Williams and Rome City Manager John Bennett discussed the SPLOST on WLAQ AM 1410′s Good Morning Rome on Wednesday.
The Shorter University men’s and women’s basketball teams will play their final home games of the 2011-2012 regular season against Southern States Athletic Conference rival Lee University tonight. The 20th ranked Lady Hawks will take on the Lady Flames at 6 pm and the number two Hawks will take on the Flames at 8 pm at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. We’ll also have coverage this Saturday as the regular season ends on the road for the Hawks and Lady Hawks with more SSAC action in Cleveland, Georgia against Truett McConnell. The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm.
Berry College’s Vikings baseball team fell to Bates College 13-12 in a marathon game that took 10 innings and four hours to complete at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field yesterday. Berry will host North Park in a couple of games on Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm both days.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will make a stop in Rome next Tuesday as part of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Layla Shipman with the Floyd GOP is coordinating the Gingrich campaign in the area and says that Gingrich will make a stop at the Tillman Hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field at 3 pm. His visit will come one week before Super Tuesday, March 6th.
Nugroho, a Shorter University senior and a native of Indonesia, has been selected as one of three bachelor’s-level recipients of the Indonesian Ambassador’s Award for Excellence. The award is given by the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States and honors Indonesian students in the US who show excellent academic and nonacademic performance, show leadership both on and off campus, and have community awareness, according to a Shorter University media release.
We’ll have high school basketball playoff games on the radio tomorrow night on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge. WLAQ will have coverage as the Darlington Lady Tigers host Holy Innocents in Class A action at 7 pm. The game will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com. 95.7 FM The Ridge will be at Model as the Lady Blue Devils host Union County in a Class AA match up at 6 pm. You can also listen to that game online at www.theridge957.com.
Shorter University’s softball team will participate in the Alabama Arctic Blast in Decatur, Alabama today thru Saturday. In today’s schedule, the Lady Hawks will take on Campbellsville at 5 pm and Indiana-Southeast at 7 pm.