Rome and Northwest Georgia experienced spring conditions to kick off the month of April, with sunny skies yesterday and highs in the low 70s. Local residents can look for similar conditions today, although temperatures will be a bit cooler. Highs today will be around 66, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected to move into the area as we head into the latter part of the week.
The Rome Braves have released their roster for 2013.
Safe Kids of Floyd County wants to make sure that your kids are safe in the car. They do so with free child safety seat inspections by appointment, along with car seat safety education.
It’s official! The line-up for the 2013 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge has been announced. This year’s Challenge is set for Saturday, August 17th at the Rome City Auditorium. The event, in its third year, is a fund raiser for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.
The Atlanta Braves opened their 2013 season in victorious fashion last night with a 7-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. Freddie Freeman, Dan Uggla, and Justin Upton all homered in last night’s game.
The Atlanta Hawks posted a 102-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers last night in NBA action at the Philips Arena. With the win, the Hawks improve to 42-33 on the season and 27-19 in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. They’ll return to action tomorrow night as host to the New York Knicks. Tip off is set for 7 pm. The game will be televised on Sport South.
It is officially April, which is being observed nationally as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The local observation will be led by the Exchange Club Family Resource Center in Rome. It will kick off this morning at 11 am with a balloon release, along with the placement of pinwheels at the Dempsey Insurance Building on Turner McCall Boulevard. Both will be done in honor of those affected by child abuse in Rome and Floyd County.
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.