Berry College’s head baseball coach David Beasley has been named an Assistant Athletics Director at the college, Berry’s Director of Athletics Todd Brooks announced yesterday. According to a Berry sports release, along with general fundraising, Beasley’s duties will include creating an athletics booster club and establishing and maintaining a Berry Athletics Hall of Fame. Beasley will continue on in his role as head baseball coach at Berry.
The Atlanta Falcons remain in the hunt for their first pre-season win of 2012. They’ll travel to Miami, Florida this Friday night to take on the Dolphins in NFL pre-season action. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm.
School’s back in session. With the beginning of a new school year comes fire drills. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that schools are required to hold fire drills within the first few weeks of classes. He says it is wise to prepare your kids ahead of time for those fire drills, as they can be intimidating particularly to those who have never been through one.
The Georgia Department of Labor is slated to help Shaw Industries fill a number of jobs for experienced machine operators at its manufacturing facility in Walker County next week.
High school football will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday night as the Darlington Tigers kick off their 2012 season in Knoxville, Tennessee against Christian Academy. Programming will begin with This Week in Northwest Georgia Football at 6:30 pm, followed by the Tiger pre-game at 7:15 pm. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm. You can also listen to the game online at www.wlaq1410.com.
Unity Christian School is also slated to open their 2012 season of high school football this weekend. They’ll be on the road on Friday night to take on New Creation Christian.
Local restaurants will raise funds for the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth today with the annual Too Hot to Cook! The public is urged to take a break from cooking and eat at one of a number of restaurants who will donate a portion of today’s proceeds to the RFCCY. Too Hot to Cook will span the entire day. Participating restaurants include: 333 on Broad, Chic-Fil-A Dwarf House, Ci Ci’s Pizza, Firehouse Subs, Gondolier’s Pizza, Great Harvest Bread Company, Honeybaked Ham and Cafe, Jandy’s Frozen Yogurt, Jefferson’s Restaurant, La Maries at Magretta Hall, Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Sweet Pickles, The Partridge Restaurant and Western Sizzlin.
The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is closing Barron Stadium and Maddox Track due to track surface issues that have been brought to the Authority’s attention. According to an RFPRA media release, the stadium will be open for all home football games, but will remain closed to the public until the surface issues can be addressed with the contractor.
The Rome Braves lost to the Hickory Crawdads 5-1 last night in the opener of a three game series in Hickory, North Carolina.