Local News

FIFTEEN TRAFFIC FATALITIES REPORTED OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN GEORGIA

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has reported that 15 people died on the state’s roadways over Memorial Day weekend. The 78-hour holiday travel period began this past Friday night at 6 pm and ended at midnight on Monday night. State troopers and local law enforcement investigated a combined total of 13 fatal traffic crashes.…read more »

LOCALS OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY AMID THE DAYS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

Monday was Memorial Day. Its observance was quite different across the US in the days of coronavirus, including here in Rome, Georgia. Local activities included a special tribute hosted by the Rome Area History Center which was livestreamed on Facebook; the broadcast is still posted for the public to view. Those who attended the event…read more »

OVER 43,000 GEORGIANS HAVE BEEN INFECTED WITH COVID-19

More than 43,000 have been infected with COVID-19 and nearly 1,850 have died due to complications from the virus in Georgia, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 43,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the Peach State as of 7 pm on Sunday night. There…read more »

Local Sports

TUNE INTO WLAQ FOR BRAVES EXTRA INNINGS THIS WEEKEND!

Atlanta Braves baseball will return to the airwaves of WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM this weekend with the debut of Braves Extra Innings, an offering of the Braves Radio Network while the opening of Major League Baseball’s ’20 regular season is on hold due to the coronavirus. The broadcasts will feature games from the…read more »

CORONAVIRUS IS IMPACTING SPORTS NATIONALLY, AS WELL AS LOCALLY

Concerns over the coronavirus outbreak have absolutely rocked the world of sports during the past few days. It has led to the abrupt conclusion of Spring Training and the delayed opening of MLB’s Opening Day. Both the NHL and the NBA have suspended their seasons, as has Major League Soccer. College basketball has been paused.…read more »

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