Local News

LOCALS PEACEFULLY PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE

Locals protested peacefully throughout Rome and Floyd County on Tuesday evening against racial injustice, as well as to demonstrate love and solidarity with people of all races. The peaceful protest was assembled by AMP Rome, the organization that originated in 2016 as “Turn Your Back on Hate” with a peaceful protest to a white supremacist…read more »

CLOSE TO 48,000 GEORGIANS HAVE NOW BEEN INFECTED WITH COVID-19

Close to 48,000 Georgians have been infected with coronavirus as the death toll is now approaching 2,100, per the state Department of Public Health. According to the latest report by the DPH, there were 47,899 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Georgia as of 7 pm on Monday night. There were 2,089 deaths related to the…read more »

BRIGHTER BIRTHDAYS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR SUMMER, GEORGIA DOE AND DPH RELEASE GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS TO SAFELY RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION THIS FALL

Brighter Birthdays, a local non-profit organization that helps underprivileged children have brighter birthdays, is in search of volunteers. Cristin Warden, Executive Director, says that volunteers are needed to create and/or sign birthday cards, prepare party packs, and load up some backpacks with school supplies. Materials will be provided to each volunteer, who may complete these…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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