The United Way of Rome and Floyd County kicked off its 2013 fund raising campaign earlier this week. They hope to ‘knock one out of the park’ and demonstrated as much by having the campaign kick off at the Rome Braves game on Tuesday night. Volunteer Coordinator Brooks Smith is pleased to announce that Frank Pinson is serving as this year’s campaign chair.
The Berry College Student Government Association officers raised a new flag on campus yesterday to trumpet notes of “To The Colors”.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars 20-16 in NFL pre-season action last night at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons, who did not win a single pre-season game, will open up the regular season next Sunday, September 8th in New Orleans against the Saints. Once the regular season begins, you’ll be able to hear all the action of Atlanta Falcons football on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
The Rome Braves fell to the Savannah Sand Gnats 5-3 in the Braves’ final home game of the season last night at State Mutual Stadium. The loss prevented Rome from completing a three game sweep of Savannah.
Today is the final day for qualifying for local posts that will be up for a vote in the November 5th general election. It continues thru 4:30 pm at the city clerk’s office at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Positions are open in Ward Two of the Rome City Commission and on the Rome City Schools Board of Education. Two people qualified to run for the City School Board yesterday, Sundai Stevenson and Michael Howell.
Tonight’s the night that the 2013 season kicks off for the majority of area high school football teams!`
And it’s also the time of year again for college football. WLAQ AM 1410 will have Georgia Tech football on Saturday afternoon as the Yellow Jackets host Elon at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Kick off is set for noon. We will join Georgia Tech pre-game programming at 11:30 am, following an abbreviated edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott.