It won’t be too long until area high school football teams take the field for the 2013 season. WLAQ AM 1410 will get fans ready for the upcoming season with our annual High School Football Previews, which will air this weekend. These previews will give listeners an inside look at the season ahead from perspective of the head coaches. There will be a preview for each school in the Greater Rome area – Armuchee, Coosa, Darlington, Model, Pepperell, Rome and Unity Christian School. Each preview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and will air twice. The premiere broadcast will be this Saturday, August 24th at noon, immediately following Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott. The previews will be re-broadcast after Sunday afternoon’s Atlanta Braves game, roughly about 6 pm.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, is reporting that retail gas prices fell two cents from last week and remain 15 to 20 cents less than last year. Increased violence in Egypt, however, has increased oil prices and upward pressure on fuel prices is anticipated until that violence ceases.
The Atlanta Braves topped the Washington Nationals 2-1 to close out a three-game weekend series between the teams at Turner Field yesterday afternoon. The Braves bounced back from a 15-inning loss on Saturday night and a rain delay prior to yesterday’s game en route to their victory.
Rome residents are urged to give themselves a break and dine out for a good cause on Tuesday, August 20th with the annual “Too Hot To Cook” fundraiser for the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth. Eleven participating restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from the entire day to the RFCCCY.
The Greater Rome area has been experiencing record low temperatures for this time of year over the last few days, along with some rain. Sunday’s high temperature was 77, breaking the record of 80 degrees for August 18th. The area received just under an inch of rain from Saturday evening thru the overnight hours on Sunday at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee, according to the National Weather Service.
The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 5-4 in a rain delayed affair last night at State Mutual Stadium. The game began a little more than an hour after it’s scheduled start time and was interrupted by a 46 minute rain delay in the eighth inning.