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FLOYD COUNTY PRISON WARDEN JEFF CHANDLER TAPPED TO SERVE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County Prison Warden Jeff Chandler has been tapped by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice to serve as a part of the department’s Secure Facilities Leadership Team.  He was named this week as the DJJ’s Commissioner for Secure Facilities.

RICH APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF HEART OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Rome City Manager Sammy Rich has been appointed Chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2014-2015. 

ROME BRAVES TOP SAVANNAH SAND GNATS IN EDUCATION DAY OUTING AT SMS

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves beat the Savannah Sand Gnats 6-3 in an early Education Day outing yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium. 

ELDERLY LOUISIANA COUPLE FOUND

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The elderly couple from Louisiana for whom a Mattie’s Call was issued over the weekend has been found.  At approximately 8 am on Tuesday morning, Pierre Demetrius Billiot and wife Willie Pearl Billiot were found alive and well in Marietta, Georgia. 

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR: UNEMPLOYMENT UP FOR METRO ROME, NWGA FROM JUNE TO JULY

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate for July was 9.0 percent, up from 8.2 percent in June but down from 9.7 percent in July 2013.

NINTH-INNING ERROR PROVES COSTLY IN ATLANTA BRAVES’ LOSS TO PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2014. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 in the finale of a three game series at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park last night, denying the Braves a sweep of the Pirates. 

GET A SNEAK PREVIEW OF 2014 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY ON WLAQ

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2014. Posted in Sports

The curtain is just about to rise on the 2014 season for area high school football teams!  In fact, many teams will open their season this Friday night.  WLAQ AM 1410 will offer listeners a sneak preview at the season ahead for Rome and Floyd County teams with our annual High School Football Coaches’ Preview Shows.  The 30 minute programs will feature interviews from the head coaches of Armuchee, Coosa, Darlington, Model, Pepperell and Rome High Schools and Unity Christian Schools.  They will air on Sunday evening, immediately following the Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds game and again on Monday evening at 5 pm.  You can also listen to the preview shows online at www.wlaq1410.com.

FLOYD COUNTY TO HOST ‘FREE DUMP DAY’ THIS SATURDAY AT BERRYHILL REMOTE SITE

Written by Matt Davis on August 20, 2014. Posted in News/Weather

Want to get rid of that old junk that’s been sitting in your garage for months? Floyd County is offering county and city residents an opportunity to do just that with a “Free Dump Day” this Saturday, August 23rd from 9 am until 2 pm at the Berryhill Remote Site on Berryhill Road in the Coosa community. 

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