Floyd County Police Officer Chad Matthews has received a letter of commendation from the FCPD and is being taken into consideration for Officer of the Year following his response to a domestic call on Spout Springs Road on Wednesday.
Get your pompoms and noise makers out! Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week two of the 2013 season. In the Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week on 95.7 FM The Ridge, the Coosa Eagles will host the Rockmart Yellow Jackets. WLAQ/95.7 FM The Ridge sports’ Matt Davis and V3 magazine’s Ian Griffin will call the action of the game, which will also air online at www.theridge957.com. They’ll go on air with the pre-game at 7:15 pm; kick off is slated for 7:30 pm. Stay tuned after the game for the High School Football Scoreboard Show, brought to you by Rome Orthopaedic Center.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will be in Philadelphia over the weekend for a three-game series against the Phillies. Mike Minor is slated to get the start for the Braves in tonight’s game. First pitch is slated for 7:05 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:50 pm from the Braves Radio Network.
The Rome International Film Festival opens this evening and continues through Saturday night. The opening night film is entitled “Paper Clips”. The festival will conclude with “25,000 Mile Love Story” on Saturday night. Films will be screened all throughout the day tomorrow and Saturday at the Historic DeSoto Theatre and the Rome Area History Museum in downtown Rome. Tickets are $6 per film. Student admission is $2; armed forces admission is $4. One-day passes and two-day passes are available for $25 and $50, respectively. Get more information, a film schedule and tickets online at www.romeinternationalfilmfestival.com.
Pete McDonald has been tapped to serve as the next president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
BERRY COLLEGE TO KICK OFF INAUGURAL FOOTBALL SEASON TOMORROW, CURTAIN ALSO TO RISE ON SHORTER UNIVERSITY’S 2013 SEASON
The wait is just about over. The Berry College football team will play its first-ever game tomorrow at Barron Stadium against Maryville College. The game is set to get underway at 6 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Ben Poplin, who just finished up a stint as the voice of the Rome Braves during the 2013 season, will serve as the voice of the Vikings in their inaugural season. Pre-game programming will begin just before 5:30 pm and will feature interviews conducted by Randy Davis and Matt Davis with Berry’s athletic director Dr. Tom Hart and head football coach Tony Kunczewski.
The Atlanta Falcons will open their 2013 regular season this Sunday afternoon in New Orleans against the Saints. The game is scheduled to get underway at 1 pm at the Mercedes Benz Superdome and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge. Air time for pre-game programming is 11 am.
The Floyd County Police Department is asking for area residents to aid in their search for a suspect in a burglary that occurred last Thursday, August 29th in the area of Boulder Road in eastern Floyd County.