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ATLANTA BRAVES BLANKED BY SAN DIEGO PADRES IN SERIES FINALE AT THE TED

Written by Matt Davis on September 16, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were shut out by the San Diego Padres 4-0 in the finale of a three-game weekend series yesterday afternoon at Turner Field.

CONSTITUTION DAY 2013 TO FEATURE ‘FOUNDING FATHERS’ PLAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

The Friends of the Constitution will  present Constitution Day Festival 2013 tomorrow (Saturday, September 14th).  The day’s events will culminate with the production of Founding Fathers, a play by New York playwright William Tucker.  The plot features a re-enactment of the Constitutional Convention of 1787.  Founding Fathers is directed by Virginia M. McChesney and will be performed by a cast of 30 plus actors, including local attorneys, college professors, businessmen and seasoned actors (such as veterans of the Rome Little Theatre).  It is set to take the stage at the Rome City Auditorium at 7:30 pm.  Admission is $5, a fee that will be waived for those who complete the Constitution Challenge that will be offered from 4:30 pm until 7 pm.  Those that pass the Constitution Challenge will also be given a restaurant discount coupon.

SAFETY A TOP CONCERN FOR DISNEY THEME PARKS

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Did you spend some time at an amusement park over the summer?  If yes, was it a Disney theme park?  Ever wonder who comes up with the rides at such theme parks?  The minds behind the rides at Disney theme parks are none other than the Imagineers.  California-based Jonathan Chew has that coveted position and values his job as a ride engineer for Disney.  He enthuses that for Disney, safety is a top priority.  Many people are concerned about the safety of rides following reports of fatalities at theme parks over the summer.  Chew is partial to the stringent safety standards upheld by Disney.  He indicates that Disney has not issued a direct response to the recent theme park fatalities, other than making sure to maintain their own responsibility to assure the safety of those who visit their theme parks.

ATLANTA FALCONS BEAT ST. LOUIS RAMS IN HOME OPENER

Written by Matt Davis on September 16, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons picked up their first win of the 2013 regular season, 31-24 over the St. Louis Rams yesterday afternoon in their home opener at the Georgia Dome.

OVERNIGHT RAIN GIVES WAY TO COOLER TEMPERATURES IN NWGA AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

For those of you who like autumn-like conditions, get ready – this is going to be your kind of weekend.  Rain moved into the Rome area overnight and is expected to give way to sunny skies and cooler temperatures over the weekend.  Today’s forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11 am with patchy fog before 9 am.  Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny and a bit windy, with highs around 87.  Tonight’s lows are expected to dip into the mid 50s with mostly clear skies.  Look for clear conditions throughout the weekend with daytime highs in the mid 80s and overnight lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

DUCK DYNASTY’S JASE ROBERTSON TO VISIT STATE MUTUAL STADIUM ON SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2013. Posted in News/Weather

Fans of Duck Dynasty will no doubt be flooding State Mutual Stadium tomorrow (Saturday, September 14th) as the show’s Jase Robertson will make an appearance at the home of the Rome Braves as part of the Rome Area Youth for Christ’s 40th anniversary celebration.  Gates open at 12 pm, with the program to begin at 2 pm.  Former wrestlers Nikita Koloff and Lex Luger and Kolby and Victoria Koloff from Lifetime’s Preacher’s Daughter will also be in attendance.

SHORTER UNIVERSITY FALLS TO MARS HILL IN HOME OPENER

Written by Matt Davis on September 13, 2013. Posted in Sports

The Shorter University football team fell to Mars Hill University 41-30 in the Hawks’ home opener last night at Barron Stadium.  The game was interrupted by a weather/lightning delay of more than an hour and didn’t end until almost midnight.  Shorter owned a 23-14 lead at halftime, but Mars Hill came charging back in the second half to win the first ever meeting between the teams.  The non-conference loss left the Hawks 0-2 for the season.  They’ll return to action on Saturday, September 21st at 7 pm with a Gulf South Conference road match against Valdosta State University.

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