The Georgia State Patrol has reported that ten people lost their lives on the state’s roads over the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period, which began Friday evening at 6 pm and ended at midnight last night. The deaths resulted from eight fatal crashes, five of which were investigated by the GSP. There were no fatalities recorded in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia. Over the holiday weekend, state troopers investigated some 373 traffic crashes which resulted in 230 injuries.
Amos Tuck, program coordinator for the Coosa River Basin Initiative is in the midst of an incredible journey. He left on August 25th on a paddle trip that began in the Cohutta Wilderness in North Georgia and, after a 200 mile journey, will end at Weiss Lake in Alabama. The 21-day journey is covering the Conasauga, Oostanaula and Coosa Rivers.
ROME BRAVES CLOSE OUT REGULAR SEASON IN VICTORIOUS FASHION OVER LEXINGTON LEGENDS; NOW, ON TO THE PLAYOFFS!
The Rome Braves wrapped up the 2012 regular season in victorious fashion with a 9-1 Labor Day win over the Lexington Legends in Lexington, Kentucky yesterday.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets opened their 2012 football season with a loss to 16th ranked Virginia Tech 20-17 in over time last night in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Jackets were stopped short of a come back on a 17-yard field goal from the Hokies’ Cody Journell.
It was certainly a rainy Labor Day for Rome and Northwest Georgia. The National Weather Service reported just under an inch and a half of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Armuchee from early Monday morning/late Sunday night thru early this morning. A 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms remains in the forecast for today, diminishing to 30 percent tonight.
Gonna be a busy September at the Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville. Marketing Director Joe Schulman says that the calendar of events for the month includes a lecture on Mineral Photography this Friday, September 7th and the next Lunch and Learn about the Mineral History of Graves Mountain on September 26th.
The Atlanta Braves took a 6-1 Labor Day victory from the Colorado Rockies in the opener of a four game series yesterday at Turner Field. Kris Medlin got the win after notching a second complete game and recording a season-high 12 strike outs. The only run he allowed, which ended his scoreless streak, was unearned. The Braves picked up six runs in the first two innings of the game with just two hits.
Tune in for the first Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week of 2012 on 95.7 FM The Ridge this Friday as the Armuchee Indians travel to Adairsville to take on the Tigers. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm. (A note to Rome Braves fans: Friday night’s game two of the South Atlantic League Southern Division playoffs at Asheville will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ.)