Floyd County has seen many cases of rabies in the past couple of years. In fact, Floyd had the most confirmed cases of any county in the state in 2011 at 15. Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic reminds pet owners that it is important to make sure your pets are vaccinated against rabies, for their safety and your safety. He adds that doing so is also important because it is the law.
A Cedartown resident recently picked up his third win from the Georgia Lottery. Ronnie Dingler, owner of North Main Video in Cedartown, won a $20,000 prize, taxes paid, after being selected as a winner in the $3,000,000 Taxes Paid Weekly Extra Chance Drawing, according to a Georgia Lottery media release.
The Rome Braves were off yesterday and return to action tonight with their final home stand of the 2012 regular season. The three game series with the Augusta Greenjackets will continue thru Thursday night and will serve as Fan Appreciation Homestand at State Mutual Stadium. Former Atlanta Brave Javier Lopez is scheduled to be at tonight’s game. VIP tickets are available for a private meet and greet. First pitch of tonight’s game is set for 7 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWS TO AIR ONCE AGAIN THIS EVENING ON WLAQ; THIS WEEKEND’S AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Speaking of our High School Football Previews on WLAQ AM 1410 – you have one more opportunity to hear them this evening at 5 pm. Local coaches speak with WLAQ’s Matt Davis and Jim Bojo about what they expect for their teams in the 2012 season. We’ll have interviews with the head coaches of Armuchee, Coosa, Darlington, Model, Pepperell, Rome and Unity Christian School. The previews will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com. Tune in for the High School Football Previews this evening and stay tuned for the Atlanta Braves games in San Diego against the Padres.
J. Roger Sumner, Chairman of the Board of Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc., has announced that he will step down from his post, effective September 24, 2012. He will remain a member of the board of directors and serve in the role of past chairman, according to a Floyd media release.
The Greater Rome area is expected to get some rain as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac (which is reportedly on the verge of becoming a Hurricane). A 60-70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms hovers in the forecast thru Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
The Atlanta Braves were shut out by the San Diego Padres 3-0 last night in the opener of a three game series in San Diego. Paul Maholm took the loss for the Braves; he gave up two runs (a two run homer to Yasmani Grandal in the second) and eight hits in six and two-third innings of work. The Padres’ Casey Kelly in his Major League debut (while Luke Gregerson got the save).
The Atlanta Falcons will play their final NFL pre-season game of 2012 this Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida against the Jaguars. Kick off is set for 6:30 pm.