DONALDSON RECALLS MEMORIES OF NFL, EAST ROME GLADIATORS AND GEORGIA BULLDOGS ON SPORTS TALK SATURDAY
Easter weekend was highlighted by a full house on the March 30th edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410. Among the line up of guests was Rome native and 17 year NFL veteran Ray Donaldson, who paid a visit to the studio to share his memories of playing pro football for the Indianapolis Colts and the Dallas Cowboys. The Rome Floyd Sports Hall of Famer also recounted his days of playing for the East Rome Gladiators and the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Rome Braves will open their 2013 season on the road this Thursday night. The season will commence for the Braves in Savannah against the Sand Gnats. Rome will play host to Savannah in their home opener on Saturday, April 6th at State Mutual Stadium.
BALLOON RELEASE, PINWHEELS AND OPEN HOUSE TO BEGIN APRIL OBSERVATION OF CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
April is right around the corner! The month of April is observed nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse prevention is the mission year-round for the Exchange Club Family Resource Center in Rome. Parent aide Amy Knitig says that local Child Abuse Prevention Month activities will kick off at 11 am on Monday with a balloon release, along with the placement of pinwheels at the Dempsey Insurance Building on Turner McCall Boulevard. Knitig adds that an open house will be held at the Family Resource Center at 5 Professional Court from 4 pm until 7 pm on Monday evening.
A Rome man has won $100,000 from the Georgia Lottery. Randy LeCroy, age 61, won the money in the instant game $1,000,000 Benjamins, according to a Georgia Lottery press release.
The Atlanta Braves will open their 2013 season tonight as host to the Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch is set for 7:10 pm at Turner Field. Tim Hudson will get the start for the Braves on this Opening Night. He’ll go up against Cole Hamels, who is slated to get the start for the Phillies. Tonight’s game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 5:55 pm from the Atlanta Braves radio network.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight in NBA action at the Philips Arena. The game will get underway at 7:30 pm and will be televised on Sport South.
The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville will play host to a NASA Astronaut on Monday, April 15th. More information about the visit from Shane Kimbrough is expected from the museum early next week, according to marketing director Joe Schulman. Schulman adds that the Tellus Museum will soon be getting a lunar sample (or moon rock). It is expected to arrive at the museum in May, at which point it will be on display.
And the 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to a close yesterday. The 40-day session began mid-January under the Gold Dome (the state capitol) in Atlanta. Bills that did not get passed before the session ended will have to wait until next year.