The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is closing Barron Stadium and Maddox Track due to track surface issues that have been brought to the Authority’s attention. According to an RFPRA media release, the stadium will be open for all home football games, but will remain closed to the public until the surface issues can be addressed with the contractor.
The Rome Braves lost to the Hickory Crawdads 5-1 last night in the opener of a three game series in Hickory, North Carolina.
Are you ready for some high school football? Tune into WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday night as the Darlington Tigers kick off their 2012 season in Knoxville, Tennessee against Christian Academy.
Wendy Davis with the Floyd County Democratic Party has been tapped to serve on the Democratic National Committee. She was chosen for the honor a week ago Saturday. She said that she is one of two women representing Georgia. She said that she is looking forward to representing this area in a recent interview on WLAQ’s Good Morning Rome with Elizabeth Davis, in which she also weighed in on Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s choice of running mate, Paul Ryan, from a Democrat’s perspective.
The Georgia Department of Labor is slated to help Shaw Industries fill a number of jobs for experienced machine operators at its manufacturing facility in Walker County next week.
It was a late night for the Atlanta Braves last night; unfortunately, things did not work out in favor of the Braves as they lost to the Washington Nationals 5-4 in 13 innings. Rain delayed the start of the game by about an hour.
The Braves took an early 1-0 lead with an RBI single by Jason Heyward in the top of the first inning. The Nationals answered with four runs in the bottom of that inning, including a two-run homer from Ian Desmond. An RBI single from Paul Janish narrowed the gap for the Braves to make it 4-2 Nats.
The Atlanta Falcons are hoping to pick up their first pre-season win of 2012 this Friday night as they head to Miami, Florida to take on the Dolphins in NFL pre-season action. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm.
Today is the first day of school for Darlington School. Ann Paige Wilson, director of stewardship for Darlington School, looks for great enrollment at the school this year. Wilson says that Darlington has a diverse student body, with students from some 38 countries and 20-25 different states.