The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia will host a Speak Out against sexual assault tonight at 7 pm in the courtyard of the First Baptist Church of Rome. The Speak Out is one of many activities held this month as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The guest speaker will be Susan Cash, a survivor of childhood incest and rape. Cash now uses her experiences to help others.
Just in case you missed high school baseball on WLAQ AM 1410 yesterday, the Darlington Tigers celebrated Senior Day with a 6-2 victory at home over Mt. Zion 6-2. The Tigers improve to 19-3 on the season and will host Christian Heritage today.
The Atlanta Braves’ series opener with the Colorado Rockies scheduled for last night in Denver was snowed out. It will be made up as part of a split double header today (and tonight). First pitch of game one is set for 3:10 pm at Coors Field. We will join the Atlanta Braves radio network following the Rush Limbaugh Show on WLAQ AM 1410. Game two is scheduled for 8:40 pm tonight. That game will also air on WLAQ, with pre-game programming to begin at 7:25 pm.
Here’s a pretty timely story for Earth Day. Noah Hamil, a Unity Christian School student, is conducting an Eagle Scout project to benefit Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful. The message of his project – “Don’t Be A Butthead”! Hamil is using various means, including social media and bumper stickers, to encourage local residents to dispose of their cigarette butts properly.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Commissioners are expected to vote today on formally offering a contract to Jamie McCord for the Floyd County Manager position. McCord currently serves as the City of Rome’s public works director.
Georgia Highlands College has announced that eleven high school baseball players signed letters of intent yesterday to play for the college’s inaugural baseball team. The team will begin play in the spring of 2014. The majority of the recruits hail from Northwest Georgia, with Pepperell High School’s Tyler Smith among the signees.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative is looking for a few good paddlers – to participate in the canoe and kayak tug-o-wars that will be held as part of Waterfest XIII, set for Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th at Rome’s Ridge Ferry Park.