The Atlanta Falcons kicked off their 2012 regular season with a 40-24 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City yesterday. It was the first time the Falcons have opened the season with a win since 2009. The ‘Dirty Birds’ will hit prime time with their next game, which is scheduled for next Monday night, September 17th, against the Denver Broncos at the Georgia Dome. Kick off is set for 8:30 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
Shorter University’s football Hawks were defeated by Newberry 17-14 on Saturday evening in Newberry, South Carolina. It was the Hawks’ first loss of the season. The Hawks outgained the Wolves in total yardage 382-330, but a costly turnover sealed their fate as the Hawks were driving late in the fourth.
The Rome International Film Festival won’t be the only thing making for a busy weekend in downtown Rome. The final First Friday concert for 2012 is tonight. It will be a Broad Street Block Party to be held in the 200 block of Broad Street from 6 pm until 11 pm. Three bands will entertain the crowd, including Jerry On The Moon, Curiosity Shoppe Band and Kneckdown.
The Rome Braves continue their first run in the post season since 2006 with game two of the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division playoffs tonight against the Asheville Tourists in Asheville, North Carolina.
Just in case you missed them, here are the high school football scores from this past Friday night -
The 2012 Rome International Film Festival is up and running! The Festival got underway last night with the Opening Night Film “American Songwriter”, a biopic of songwriter Danny Darst. The film’s director, Michael Altman, says he is glad to be a part of the Rome International Film Festival. He adds that his film was made for a festival like this one.
The Democratic National Convention came to a close last night in Charlotte, North Carolina. President Barack Obama addressed the audience at the convention last night. The candidates now hit the ground running with less than two months until the November 6th general election.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 1-0 in the closer of a four game series yesterday afternoon at Turner Field. Tim Hudson got the win for the Braves, while Craig Kimbrel got the save.