Local News

GEORGIA’S ROME TENNIS OPEN, A USTA WOMEN’S PRO CIRCUIT EVENT, SLATED TO RETURN TO ROME TENNIS CENTER JANUARY 31ST THROUGH FEBRUARY 6TH

The Georgia’s Rome Tennis Open, a USTA Women’s Pro Circuit event, will take place at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College from January 31st thru February 6th. Kristi Kent, the Director of Communications for the Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism, says that the tournament will draw some of the top tennis players from around…read more »

ROME-FLOYD CHAMBER ANNOUNCES RETURN OF OPERATION GIFT CARD IN FEBRUARY

(Rome-Floyd Chamber media release): The Rome Floyd Chamber has announced the return of Operation Gift Card. Operation Gift Card is a gift card matching program the Rome Floyd Chamber began in 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Operation Gift Card event will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022, and match $100 gift…read more »

CORONAVIRUS, VACCINE UPDATE FROM GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

A total of 16,707 new cases of coronavirus and 113 more virus-related deaths were reported across Georgia on Thursday by the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest update by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 1,713,655 confirmed cases of COVID-19 statewide since the beginning of this pandemic. The…read more »

GDOL: GEORGIA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY LEADS TO ONE OF THE NATION’S LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Labor): Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler partnered with state officials during the pandemic to make decisions for Georgians that led to quicker economic recovery helping our businesses to bring employees back to work more successfully. These economic strategies have contributed to Georgia leading the nation as one of…read more »

ROME’S DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY IS LOOKING FORWARD TO SPRING AND SUMMER ’22

Rome’s Downtown Development Authority is eagerly anticipating the Spring and Summer of 2022. Plans are currently being finalized for this year’s First Friday concert series, which is set to return from June through September. Opening acts are likely to be added to every concert, according to Megan Otwell, Director of Public Relations. Turnout for last…read more »

Local Sports

HAWKS TO WRAP UP HOMESTAND WITH MATCH AGAINST HEAT

The Atlanta Hawks will wrap up a four-game homestand tonight with a game against the Miami Heat. The battle among rivals in the Southeast Division of the NBA’s Eastern Conference is slated to begin at 7:30 pm at the State Farm Arena. Television coverage will be provided by Bally Sports Southeast. The Hawks have won…read more »

TUNE IN FOR GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL ON WLAQ THIS SUNDAY

Men’s college basketball will hit the airwaves of WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM this Sunday evening as Georgia Tech hosts Clayton State in non-conference action. The game is slated to begin at 5 pm at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta. Air time is 4:30 pm from the Georgia Tech Sports Network…read more »

ATLANTA HAWKS TOP MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES AT STATE FARM ARENA, TAKE SEASON SERIES

The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 134-122 in NBA action at State Farm Arena on Wednesday night. That marked the second win in a row for the Hawks, who also swept their two-game season series against the T’wolves. Trae Young notched a game-high 37 points for Atlanta; he also contributed 14 assists. DeAndre Hunter…read more »

GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM FALLS AT HOME TO WAKE FOREST

And in men’s college basketball – Georgia Tech fell to Wake Forest 80-64 in an ACC outing on Wednesday evening in Atlanta. That marked the first time that the Demon Deacons have secured a victory on the Yellow Jackets’ home court since 2004. Michael DeVoe led all players in scoring with 22 points for the…read more »

GEORGIA TECH HOOPS ON WLAQ

Tune in for men’s college basketball tonight on WLAQ 1410 AM or 96.9 FM as Georgia Tech hosts Wake Forest in ACC action. Game time is set for 7 pm at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta; air time is 6:30 pm from the Georgia Tech Sports Network by Legends Sports.…read more »

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