October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of that, the Redmond Women’s Center will host a Women’s Health Retreat on Thursday, October 18th from 3 pm until 7 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome. Redmond marketing director Andrea Pitts says it will be a day geared towards breast health, as well as women’s overall health. The AmeriBreasts walk through exhibit will be on display at the event. There will also be screenings, cooking demonstrations and more.
ATLANTA BRAVES DROP SECOND IN A ROW TO PITTSBURGH PIRATES, PREPARE TO CLOSE OUT REGULAR SEASON TODAY
The Atlanta Braves lost for the second night in a row to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 last night in Pittsburgh. Braves starter Tommy Hanson took the loss; he gave up five runs and nine hits over six innings.
Friday night lights will shine in just two nights from tonight as many area high school football teams take the field, though a number will have this weekend off.
Here’s a reminder that Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football is 95.7 FM The Ridge. The as-yet undefeated Atlanta Falcons hope to make it 5-0 this Sunday as they travel to Washington DC to take on the Redskins. Kick off is set for 1 pm.
Of course, election season is here. The Rome/Floyd County NAACP, 100 Black Men of Rome and Northwest Georgia and the MLK Commission has scheduled a political forum for Tuesday, October 16th at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill Drive. The forum is set to begin at 5 pm with a meet and greet to be followed by three minute statements from the candidates. It will end with a public question and answer period and closing statements by the candidates.
Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlin nabbed his second straight National League Player of Month recognition as he took the title for the month of September. Medlin earned honor back in August, making him the first pitcher to garner the award in consecutive months since Ubaldo Jimenez with the Colorado Rockies in April-May 2010. Medlin is the first Brave to accomplish such a feat since Greg Maddux in June-July 2001.
Join us for college football this Saturday on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410.
Fall’s Finest Festival, the 64th annual Coosa Valley Fair, opens today at 5 pm at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome.