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DARLINGTON, UNITY CHRISTIAN TO KICK OFF HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEASON THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on August 22, 2012. Posted in Sports

High school football will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday night as the Darlington Tigers kick off their 2012 season in Knoxville, Tennessee against Christian Academy.  Programming will begin with This Week in Northwest Georgia Football at 6:30 pm, followed by the Tiger pre-game at 7:15 pm.  Kick off is set for 7:30 pm.  You can also listen to the game online at www.wlaq1410.com.  
Unity Christian School is also slated to open their 2012 season of high school football this weekend.  They’ll be on the road on Friday night to take on New Creation Christian.

ATLANTA FALCONS TO HEAD TO MIAMI THIS FRIDAY NIGHT IN SEARCH OF FIRST NFL PRE-SEASON WIN FOR 2012

Written by Matt Davis on August 22, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons remain in the hunt for their first pre-season win of 2012.  They’ll travel to Miami, Florida this Friday night to take on the Dolphins in NFL pre-season action.  Kick off is set for 7:30 pm.    

TOO HOT TO COOK! TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ROME FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Local restaurants will raise funds for the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth today with the annual Too Hot to Cook!  The public is urged to take a break from cooking and eat at one of a number of restaurants who will donate a portion of today’s proceeds to the RFCCY.  Too Hot to Cook will span the entire day.  Participating restaurants include:  333 on Broad, Chic-Fil-A Dwarf House, Ci Ci’s Pizza, Firehouse Subs, Gondolier’s Pizza, Great Harvest Bread Company, Honeybaked Ham and Cafe, Jandy’s Frozen Yogurt, Jefferson’s Restaurant, La Maries at Magretta Hall, Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, Sweet Pickles, The Partridge Restaurant and Western Sizzlin.

PREPARE LOCAL STUDENTS FOR FIRE DRILLS

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

School’s back in session.  With the beginning of a new school year comes fire drills.  Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says that schools are required to hold fire drills within the first few weeks of classes.  He says it is wise to prepare your kids ahead of time for those fire drills, as they can be intimidating particularly to those who have never been through one.  

BARRON STADIUM/MADDOX TRACK CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

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.  

GDOL TO HELP SHAW INDUSTRIES TO FILL JOBS IN WALKER COUNTY NEXT WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

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.

ROME BRAVES DROP SERIES OPENER TO HICKORY CRAWDADS IN NC

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves lost to the Hickory Crawdads 5-1 last night in the opener of a three game series in Hickory, North Carolina.  

HEARTBREAKING EXTRA-INNING LOSS FOR ATLANTA BRAVES TO WASHINGTON NATIONALS IN DC

Written by Matt Davis on August 21, 2012. Posted in Sports

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.  

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