CROSS-TOWN RIVALRY BETWEEN BERRY COLLEGE AND SHORTER UNIVERSITY TO BE REVIVED TONIGHT IN COLLEGE HOOPS
The cross-town rivalry between Berry College and Shorter University will be revived tonight at Berry as the women’s and men’s basketball teams meet for the second time this season in non-conference play. Berry’s Lady Vikings will take on Shorter’s number 22 Lady Hawks at 6 pm. The Vikings will face the number one Hawks at 8 pm. The games will be broadcast on both 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 and on our websites, www.theridge957.com and www.wlaq1410.com.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks picked up a 101-99 win over the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix, Arizona last night. The victory boosts the Hawks’ record to 19 wins and 12 losses overall for the 2011-2012 season with ten wins and five losses on the road. They’ll remain on the road to take on the Portland Trailblazers this Saturday night at 10 pm.
Jobs are expected to be brought to the state of Georgia as a result of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s licensure approval of Georgia Power’s plans to begin construction on Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in Waynesboro.
HARBIN CLINIC CANCER CENTER NAMED CANCER PRACTICE OF THE YEAR BY GEORGIA SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center has been named the Cancer Practice of the Year for 2011 by the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology (GASCO), the professional organization representing Georgia physicians specializing in cancer care, according to a Harbin Clinic media release. Practice of the Year is GASCO’s highest award.
Shorter University’s softball team swept a double header with Point University in East Point, Georgia yesterday. The 9th ranked Lady Hawks won game one 7-0 and the night cap 16-0. Shorter is off for the next week and will get back into action February 23rd – 25th in Decatur, Alabama at the Alabama Arctic Blast.
It is post-season time for area high school basketball teams.
The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau has released its 2011 Annual Report, which reveals a total economic impact of $7,650,850 in GRCVB directly-assisted events in Rome and Floyd County. Economic impact from sporting events totaled 71 percent of the total impact, according to a GRCVB release.
The victim of a house fire on Fosters Mill Road on Saturday evening has been identified. Dorothy Nell Clonts, age 75, died at the scene just before 7 pm. The fire began just after 5:30 pm. Clonts’ husband had gone to the store. She was smoking while using oxygen when the incident occurred. Her cause of death has yet to be officially determined.