The Georgia State Senate passed three bills carried by Senator Chuck Hufstetler of Rome in the remaining five days of the 2013 legislative session. The healthcare bills modernize medical terms and requirements while the local legislation allows more options for counties and municipalities, according to a release from the Georgia Senate Press Office.
Baseball fever has descended upon WLAQ AM 1410! Tune in this afternoon for high school baseball on WLAQ as the Darlington Tigers host North Cobb Christian. Matt Davis and Steve Conrad will bring you the play by play story of the game, which will get underway at 5 pm and will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Take a look at Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Tonight, the National Geographic Channel will conclude a six-part series entitled Inside Combat Rescue. The series follows the elite Air Force Pararescuemen (or Pjs, as they are known) in Afghanistan as they risk their own lives to rescue those injured and clinging to life.
Local musicians once again have a chance to showcase their talent in the 4th annual “Battle of the Bands” contest hosted by 95.7 FM The Ridge in partnership with the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, the Rome News-Tribune and Cancer Navigators. The Grand Prize for winning the Judges’ Choice is a gig at the Brewhouse Music Grill in downtown Rome. A Peoples’ Choice Award will also be presented. The winner of that will perform at the October 26th Broad Street Block Party presented by Rome’s Downtown Development Authority. A $200 gift certificate from Stephens Music Company will also be awarded.
The Atlanta Falcons held a retirement ceremony for center Todd McClure yesterday in Atlanta. Earlier this month, McClure announced his retirement after 14 seasons with the Falcons. Yesterday’s ceremony was attended by a number of McClure’s fellow Falcons, including quarterback Matt Ryan.
The Cave Spring Historical Society will hold a meeting this evening at 6:30 pm at Cave Spring Elementary School. The purpose of the meeting will be to answer questions about the historic Cave Spring log cabin and it’s history. Find out more about the Cave Spring Historical Society online at www.cavespringhistoricalsociety.com.
Food. We all have a relationship with it. In recent days, there’s been a lot of attention paid to our food and how it’s processed. It’s left many people searching for insight into just what we can eat.