This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Daniel Carpenter with the Rome Fire Department says that state law requires children to be in a rear-facing car seat for at least the first year of life. He indicates that he agrees with pediatricians’ recommendation to keep that child rear-facing as long as necessary.
Cancer Navigators will benefit from a two-day music festival in Rockmart later this month named in honor of a man who battled cancer all his life. The Brent Hilburn Music Festival is set for Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th at The Rock Campground and Park, located at 130 Forsyth Road in Rockmart. The festival will be highlighted by Gospel and Christian acts on Friday night and a variety of music from country to rock to blues on Saturday.
The Atlanta Falcons remain undefeated so far for the 2012 regular season after posting a 27-21 victory over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Monday Night Football at the Georgia Dome last night. Three interceptions from Manning early in the game helped propel the Falcons to the win.
College football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday.
Local civic leader Harry Brock has been named chairman of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2012-2013. Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation Inc. sponsor the annual “Heart of the Community Awards” recognition program to honor local citizens for their volunteer service to our community. Award recipients are honored at a black tie gala, “An Affair of the Heart”. The 27th annual event is set for Saturday, February 9th , 2013 at the Forum in downtown Rome, according to a Heart of the Community media release.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 in the opener of a three game series in Miami last night. It was the Braves’ fourth consecutive victory. Tim Hudson got the win in last night’s game; he pitched five innings, giving up four runs and ten hits. Craig Kimbrel got the save.
Tune in for high school football this Friday night on WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge. WLAQ will hit the road with the Darlington Tigers for a game at King’s Ridge Christian that will also be broadcast on www.wlaq1410.com. In the Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com, we’ll be at Armuchee as the Indians host Murray County. We’ll also have all the action of the annual Shrine Game featuring Pepperell at Coosa on Saturday night on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
Berry College has a new director of sports information and promotions. Athletics Director Todd Brooks has announced that Bob Lowe has been named to the post, according to a Berry sports release. Lowe has been involved in collegiate athletics for nearly 15 years, most recently as director of communications for the Liberty League.