The Atlanta Falcons’ record moved to 3-0 yesterday with a 27-3 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Falcons scored three touchdowns in the first half of the game, including Tony Gonzalez’s third straight game finding the end zone.
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The Cave Spring Pig Out BBQ Cook Off is set for tomorrow from 10 am until 3 pm at Rolator Park. Nancy Boehm, chair of the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority, the organization presenting the Cook Off, says lots of fun is on tap for attendees.
The new iPhone 5 goes on sale today. It was unveiled last week to rave reviews from Apple fans. Nationwide, those eager to get their hands on the new iPhone camped out at retail outlets in anticipation of its release. Technology enthusiast Jess Roberts, the owner of Kadance Creative, says that the new iPhone 5 is thinner and lighter.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 yesterday afternoon in the series closer between the teams in Philadelphia, allowing the Braves to take two games out of three from the Phillies over the weekend. Tim Hudson got the win for the Braves yesterday; he pitched seven and a third innings, giving up one unearned run and two hits. Craig Kimbrel got the save.
In your local college football update, Shorter University’s Hawks lost to Charleston Southern 23-20 on Saturday afternoon on Shorter’s Homecoming day. The Hawks were unable to overcome their own mistakes and Charleston Southern made the most of Shorter’s miscues and mental lapses to take the final victory. Saturday’s loss evens the Hawks’ record at two wins and two losses. They’ll play their first NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference match next Saturday at West Alabama. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
A group of local youngsters seeks to stamp out bullying with their newly formed anti-bullying performing arts troupe called “The Out(cast)s”. The Clay sisters – Katie, Kimberly and Molly – head up the group, which will have its first performance this Sunday afternoon at 2 pm at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
Governor Nathan Deal has named Representative Christian A. Coomer of Cartersville as the new state House floor leader. Coomer will join Representatives Amy Carter of Valdosta and Matt Hatchett of Dublin as the third administrative floor leader for Deal, according to a release from the Governor’s office.