Local News

A FEW WORDS FOR LAWN AND GARDEN ENTHUSIASTS AMID THE FINAL DAYS OF SUMMER

We are entering the (official) final weekend of summer, as autumn begins on this coming Monday, September 23rd.  Do you plan to spend some time out in the garden or working on your lawn over the weekend? Keith Mickler, UGA Extension Agent for Floyd County, states that now is the prime time to plant cool…read more »

GEORGIA WATER COALITION ANNOUNCES CLEAN 13 FOR 2019

The Georgia Water Coalition has released its Clean 13 report for 2019.  This report highlights individuals, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies whose efforts have led to cleaner rivers, stronger communities and a more sustainable future for Georgians, as stated in a GWC media release. Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director of the Rome-based Coosa River…read more »

GDOL:  STATE SETS RECORDS IN AUGUST

Mark Butler, Georgia’s Labor Commissioner, has reported that the state broke records again in August with all-time highs in jobs and employment.  In even more positive news from last month’s preliminary numbers from the Georgia Department of Labor, the state added to its labor force for the first time in six months and saw new…read more »

LAWMAKERS IN PRECAUTIONARY MODE IN REGARDS TO STATE BUDGET

State lawmakers are in a precautionary mode in regards to the budget, which means that state agencies are currently tasked with exploring ways to tighten their own spending belts. Governor Brian Kemp has asked state agencies to make four percent cuts in the existing budget and cuts of up to six percent for 2021. Katie…read more »

FILM FESTIVAL TO EXPAND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS THIS YEAR

Some local filmmakers are putting their current projects on hold so they can focus more attention on preparation for the Rome International Film Festival, coming November 6th through 10th. The film festival has been expanded for this year to include more educational opportunities for budding filmmakers, states Executive Director Seth Ingram.  The RIFF Academy will…read more »

Local Sports

IT’S TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! 

Area high school football teams will take the field tonight for the fifth week of regular season play.  WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM will have coverage of the Darlington Tigers’ match at home against Gordon Lee.  Kick off is set for 7:30 pm at Chris Hunter Stadium.  Listen online at www.wlaq1410.com. In other games…read more »

BRAVES ONE STEP CLOSER TO CLINCHING NL EAST

The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Thursday afternoon in the finale of a three-game set at SunTrust Park, ending a three-game losing skid for the NL East leaders. Ronald Acuna Jr. opened the scoring with a two-run homer off of Aaron Nola in the bottom of the third inning.  It was his…read more »

BRAVES FALL TO PHILLIES, EXTEND CURRENT LOSING STREAK TO THREE STRAIGHT

The Atlanta Braves fell to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Wednesday night in the middle outing of a three-game set at SunTrust Park. It marked the third straight loss for the Braves, their longest losing streak since July. Atlanta jumped on the board first on a fielder’s choice by Brian McCann that drove Nick Markakis…read more »

BRAVES OPEN LAST REGULAR-SEASON HOMESTAND WITH LOSS TO PHILLIES

The Atlanta Braves opened their final homestand of the regular season with a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Tuesday evening in the first outing of a three game set at SunTrust Park.  It was the second loss in a row for the NL East leaders. Atlanta struck first with a couple of runs…read more »

ATLANTA BRAVES TO OPEN FINAL HOMESTAND OF ’19 REGULAR SEASON TONIGHT

The Atlanta Braves were off on Monday and will open their final homestand of the regular season tonight with an outing against the Philadelphia Phillies. Dallas Keuchel will serve as starting pitcher for Atlanta, and Vince Velasquez will head to the mound for Philadelphia.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:20 pm.  The game will be…read more »

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