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RFPRA AWARDED HOSTING RIGHTS FOR DISTRICT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) has awarded the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority hosting rights for the 2012 Boys and Girls District 5 Basketball Tournaments, which begin Monday.  According to an RFPRA media release, Sports Manager Larry Powell represented the RFPRA in presenting the tournament bid at the District 5 Athletic Committee Session.  An estimated 28 district teams from Northwest Georgia will attend the tournament, which will last approximately one week.  Tournaments will be held for boys age divisions 9-10, 13-14 and girls age division 9-10.  Winning teams at the district level will compete at the state level tournaments in March.

GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL SIGNS LEGISLATION TO ALLOW MILITARY-TRAINED NURSES TO PRACTICE IN GEORGIA

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Governor Nathan Deal yesterday signed legislation to amend a state law that inadvertently excluded some military-trained nurses from a license to practice in Georgia.  According to a release from the Governor’s office, HB 675 revises the definition of “approved nursing education programs” for registered professional nurses and licensed practical nurses.  Through the passage and signing of the bill, about 150 nursing professionals will now be eligible for employment in Georgia.  The bill passed the Georgia General Assembly unanimously.

CROSS-TOWN RIVALRY BETWEEN BERRY COLLEGE AND SHORTER UNIVERSITY TO BE REVIVED TONIGHT IN COLLEGE HOOPS

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in Shorter Sports

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.