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BROAD STREET BLOCK PARTY TO SERVE AS FINAL FIRST FRIDAY CONCERT FOR 2012

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

Get ready to dance in the street at the final First Friday concert for 2012 this Friday night.  This month’s concert is billed as the “Broad Street Block Party” and will be held in the 200 block of Broad Street from 6 pm until 11 pm.  It will feature the music of three different bands – Jerry On The Moon, Curiosity Shoppe Band and Kneckdown.

GNTC OBSERVES LITERACY MONTH IN SEPTEMBER

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

September is Literacy Month.  September 8th is International Literacy Day.  Congress and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal have issued resolutions in support of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week for September 10th thru 16th, 2012.  Georgia Northwestern Technical College, the largest Adult Education program provider in northwest Georgia, will emphasize its role in raising the level of educational attainment in the adult population this month, according to a GNTC release.

ROME BRAVES READY TO ‘WHITE OUT’ ASHEVILLE TOURISTS IN GAME ONE OF SALLY LEAGUE SOUTHERN DIVISION PLAYOFFS TONIGHT

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

It’s a big night for the Rome Braves. For the first time since 2006, they’re playoff bound! The Braves will host the Asheville Tourists in game one of the best-of-three South Atlantic League Southern Division playoffs tonight at 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium.  

ATLANTA BRAVES BLANKED BY COLORADO ROCKIES AT TURNER FIELD

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

The Atlanta Braves were shut out by the Colorado Rockies 6-0 in game two of a four game series last night at Turner Field.  Braves starter Tommy Hanson took the loss; he gave up five hits and two runs in five and two-third innings of work, including solo home runs to Carlos Gonzalez and Jordan Pacheco.   

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

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

We’ll broadcast our very first Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week for 2012 on 95.7 FM The Ridge this Friday night as the Armuchee Indians travel to Adairsville to take on the Tigers.  Kick off is set for 7:30 pm.  The game will also be aired online at www.theridge957.com.  (Programming note for 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.)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO THIS SATURDAY EVENING

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

College football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday night.  

TEN PEOPLE DIE ON GEORGIA’S ROADS OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

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

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.  

RAINY LABOR DAY DUMPS NEARLY AN INCH AND A HALF OF RAIN OVER ROME

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

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.

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