College football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday.
This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week. Georgia state law requires children to stay in a car seat thru the age of seven and recommends the use of a booster seat from the ages of eight to twelve. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that your child should stay in that booster seat until he or she is big enough to fit in a seat belt properly. He also advises those with child passengers to make sure that they are securely in their car seat or booster seat.
Floyd Medical Center will provide an opportunity for individuals with expired or unused prescription drugs to empty their cabinets and safely dispose of those drugs with the semi-annual national Take Back initiative. The event is set for Saturday, September 29th from 10 am until 2 pm at the Floyd Corporate Support Center at 420 East Second Avenue in Rome.
The Atlanta Falcons will hit prime time tonight as they host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in Monday Night Football. Kick off is set for 8:30 pm at the Georgia Dome. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football. Pre-game programming is set to begin at 6:30 pm.
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.
Maybe you are one of the many local residents that is reveling in the fact that it is football season. If you are, you’ll want to attend a book signing this Saturday, September 22nd from noon until 3 pm at Dogwood Books and Antiques at 240 Broad Street in downtown Rome. The authors slated to be in attendance include William Austin and Jon Nelson. Austin penned the book, The Cedartown High School Bulldogs: The History of a Georgia Football Tradition. Nelson wrote A History of College Football in Georgia: Glory on the Gridiron.
The Atlanta Braves got out their brooms this weekend and completed a three game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-1 win last night at Turner Field. Mike Minor got the win for the Braves; he gave up just one run and five hits in six innings of work.
Just in case you missed them, here are your high school football scores from this past Friday night -