Local News

ARMUCHEE HIGH WINS FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS ACADEMIC DECATHLON

(Media release from Floyd County Schools, GA): The Armuchee High Academic Decathlon team was crowned champions in the Floyd County Schools Academic Decathlon competition in January which was held at the College and Career Academy. Walker Gallman of Model High was the highest-scoring individual participant this year. The theme for questions in this year’s competition…read more »

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: VIRTUAL AGENT IMPROVES CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

(Media release from the Georgia Department of Labor): As part of the ongoing efforts to modernize and improve efficiency, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced strategic improvements to its cloud-based virtual agent – an artificial intelligence (A.I.) solution that improves responsiveness and reduces customer wait times. System upgrades include enhancements to GDOL’s phone system…read more »

SBA GEORGIA DISTRICT ANNOUNCES LENDING IN FY22

(Media release from the US Small Business Administration): The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Georgia District Office has released SBA  loan approval activity in the state for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. From October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022, over 1,700 traditional loans and microloans were approved for more than $1.4 billion in funding to…read more »

AAA: GEORGIA’S GAS PRICE AVERAGE DECLINED OVER THE PAST WEEK

(Media release from AAA – The Auto Club Group): Georgia gas price average declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia drivers are now paying an average price of $3.34 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (subject to change overnight). Monday’s state average is 5 cents less than a week ago, 52 cents more than a month ago, and 10 cents more…read more »

Local Sports

HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS ON WLAQ

Tune into WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM for high school basketball this evening as Model hits the road to take on Rockmart. Girls will play at 6 pm, followed by the boys at 7:30 pm. Listen via radio dial, online at www.wlaq1410.com, or by using the TuneIn app.read more »

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE HOOPS ON WLAQ THIS WEEKEND

High school and college basketball will be back on the airwaves of WLAQ 1410 AM/96.9 FM this weekend. Model High School’s teams will host Gordon Central tonight. The girls will play at 7 pm, followed by the boys at 8:30 pm. Listen via radio dial, online at www.wlaq1410.com, or via the TuneIn app. Men’s college…read more »

ROME BRAVES SCHEDULE TWO MORE OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

Unable to make it to the Rome Braves’ Open House event last week? The team has announced that they will offer two more opportunities for fans to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse at AdventHealth Stadium. Open House events are scheduled for February 8th from 9 am until 5 pm and February 11th from 11 am until…read more »

ATLANTA HAWKS SNAP LOSING SKID WITH WIN IN PHOENIX OVER THE SUNS

The Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game losing skid with a 132-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night out in Phoenix, Arizona. Dejounte Murray was the Hawks’ top scorer with 21 points. Mikal Bridges led all players in scoring with 23 points for the Suns. The Hawks are back at .500 with a record…read more »

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