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ATLANTA BRAVES FALL TO WASHINGTON NATIONALS

Written by Matt Davis on March 30, 2012. Posted in Sports

In your Atlanta Braves Spring Training update, the Braves lost to the Washington Nationals 6-3 yesterday in Viera, Florida.  One highlight of the game for the Braves was when Jason Heyward drilled a home run over the centerfield wall to allow the Braves to get on the board first in the top of the fifth inning.

COLLEGE BASEBALL UPDATE: SHORTER ON THE ROAD, BERRY AT HOME THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on March 30, 2012. Posted in Sports

Shorter University’s baseball Hawks will be in Mt. Vernon, Georgia this weekend for a three game set with Brewton-Parker.  The teams will play a single game this evening at 6 pm and a double header tomorrow at 1 pm.

ROME WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO TOWN

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Rome, Georgia played host to a couple dozen consular and trade officials from 23 countries who were in town yesterday as part of Georgia’s 27th annual International VIP Tour.  Their agenda for the day included stops at Darlington School, Suzuki Manufacturing of North America and Berry College.

ISAKSON JOINS SENATE VETERANS JOBS CAUCUS TO KICK OFF “I HIRE VETERANS” INITIATIVE

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson yesterday joined fellow members of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus in hosting an event to kick off their “I Hire Veterans” initiative.  According to a release from Isakson’s office, the initiative encourages members of the Senate and American businesses to show their commitment to hiring veterans by displaying a simple logo – “I Hire Veteran” – in their offices.

SHORTER SOFTBALL SWEEPS FIRST DAY AT SSAC CROSSOVER EVENT IN COLUMBUS

Written by Matt Davis on March 30, 2012. Posted in Sports

In college softball, Shorter University’s Lady Hawks are in the midst of a Southern States Athletic Conference Crossover event thru tomorrow in Columbus, Georgia.  In action from day one yesterday, the Lady Hawks shut out William Carey 3-0 and took a 13-3 victory from Spring Hill.  Today’s schedule includes matches with Mobile at noon and Faulkner at 4 pm.  Tomorrow, the Lady Hawks will face Belhaven at noon and Auburn-Montgomery at 4 pm.

GREAT GUESTS LINED UP FOR SPORTS TALK SATURDAY ON WLAQ THIS WEEK

Written by Matt Davis on March 30, 2012. Posted in Sports

And here’s an invitation to tune in for this week’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410 tomorrow morning from 10:30 am until noon.  This week’s guests will include bracketologist Phil Carter, Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Famer Wayne Minshew (who is also a former pro baseball player and was the first beat writer for the Atlanta Braves with the Atlanta Journal and Constitution), and Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith.  You can listen to tomorrow’s program online at www.wlaq1410.com.

YOUNG LOCAL FILMMAKER TO PROMOTE SOUTH ROME DOCUMENTARY AT SPECIAL EVENT TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A young local filmmaker is working on a documentary about South Rome and will promote her project tonight during a special event at the Rome Area History Museum.  Xaivier Ringer is a 2004 graduate of Darlington School and a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University.  She hopes relay the rich history of the South Rome community through her documentary.  Ringer says that she’s had commitments from some notable people in the community to contribute to the project.  Those notables include Darlington School headmaster Tom Whitworth, Rome City Commissioners Jamie Doss and Bill Collins and former Commissioner Duane Reid, Heart of the Community recipient (and the proclaimed “Mayor” of South Rome) Shirley Denmon and more.

ATLANTA HAWKS LOSE HOME MATCH TO CHICAGO BULLS

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in Sports

In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Chicago Bulls 98-77 last night on the Hawks’ home court at the Philips Arena.  The Hawks will welcome the New York Knicks to Atlanta for a 7:30 pm tip-off tomorrow night.

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