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LOCAL RESIDENTS CALLED UPON TO PARTICIPATE IN HISTORIC CANCER STUDY

Written by Matt Davis on April 5, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Residents of Bartow, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon and Polk Counties are being called upon to participate in a historic study that bears the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.  According to a joint release from the American Cancer Society and Redmond Regional Medical Center, men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).  CPS-3 will enroll a diverse group of up to a half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.  The opportunity for local residents to enroll in the program is being made possible in partnership with Redmond Regional and the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition during June 28-29, 2012.

BRAVES BASEBALL IS BACK!!!

Written by Matt Davis on April 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

Baseball season is officially here!!  Today is opening day for both the Atlanta Braves and the Rome Braves!

IT’S OFFICIAL – TIM HUDSON TO MAKE REHAB APPEARANCE WITH ROME BRAVES

Written by Matt Davis on April 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves have confirmed that Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson will pitch for the Rome team this Saturday, April 7th in Charleston as part of a Major League rehab assignment.  The right hander is in recovery from back surgery performed in November and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 3rd.

ROME BRAVES RADIO VOICE JB SMITH ENTH– USED ABOUT BEING BACK WITH THE TEAM

Written by Matt Davis on April 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith is happy to be ‘on the road again’ with the team.  As curtain rises on the 2012 season, Smith enters his fourth year

DARLINGTON TOPS TRION IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Written by Matt Davis on April 5, 2012. Posted in Sports

WLAQ AM 1410 was proud to be on the campus of Darlington School yesterday to broadcast high school baseball.  Darlington’s number two ranked Tigers beat Trion 9-5 in that game.  Plans are to broadcast more high school baseball on WLAQ; stay tuned for details.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT DR. LYNN PLUNKETT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT PLANS

Written by Matt Davis on April 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett has announced plans to retire in December.  She made the announcement at the April meeting of the Floyd County Board of Education yesterday.  According to a Floyd County Schools media release, Dr. Plunkett addressed the Board.  She stated, “After much prayerful consideration and many hours of discussions with my family, I have decided to retire from my position as Superintendent of the Floyd County School System, effective December 1, 2012, in order to spend more time with my family.  I truly love my job and this school system and have enjoyed my 11 years here, especially the last four and a half years as superintendent.  It has been an honor and privilege for me to serve my home town community which helped shape so much of my life.”

VACATION PLANS? CONSIDER GEORGIA’S STATE PARKS

Written by Matt Davis on April 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Are you making travel plans for Spring Break or maybe for your summer vacation?  Consider a trip to one of Georgia’s State Parks.  Kim Hatcher, public affairs coordinator for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, says state parks have a number of special offerings lined up for visitors, including one at Sloppy Floyd Park in Summerville.  Sloppy Floyd Park is one of seven sites offering a first-time camper deal, which gets you two nights at the campground, various equipment to borrow and set up assistance from a park ranger for just $45.  Those who take advantage of this deal will get coupons to go back to the park when you return your equipment.

ACTOR KEVIN BACON FILMS PILOT AT BERRY COLLEGE

Written by Matt Davis on April 4, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Actor Kevin Bacon was in Rome yesterday.  He was on the campus of Berry College for the filming of a untitled TV pilot.  Bacon has already spent some time in Northwest Georgia; he was in Cedartown last June for the filming of the Billy Bob Thornton movie Jayne Mansfield’s Car.

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