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ISAAC TO BRING RAIN TO GREATER ROME, NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Greater Rome area is expected to get some rain as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac (which is reportedly on the verge of becoming a Hurricane).  A 60-70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms hovers in the forecast thru Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

ATLANTA BRAVES SHUT OUT BY SAN DIEGO PADRES IN SERIES OPENER AT PETCO PARK

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves were shut out by the San Diego Padres 3-0 last night in the opener of a three game series in San Diego.  Paul Maholm took the loss for the Braves; he gave up two runs (a two run homer to Yasmani Grandal in the second) and eight hits in six and two-third innings of work.  The Padres’ Casey Kelly in his Major League debut (while Luke Gregerson got the save).

ATLANTA FALCONS TO PLAY FINAL PRE-SEASON GAME OF 2012 IN JACKSONVILLE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Falcons will play their final NFL pre-season game of 2012 this Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida against the Jaguars.  Kick off is set for 6:30 pm.

RNC KICKS OFF BUSY TIME FOR US SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON

Written by Matt Davis on August 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson will be in Tampa, Florida this week for the Republican National Convention.  He said in an interview on WLAQ’s Good Morning Rome late last week that he’s looking forward to welcoming the Romney/Ryan ticket to the South.

ROME BRAVES TO OPEN FINAL HOME STAND OF THE REGULAR SEASON TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves were off yesterday and return to action tonight with their final home stand of the 2012 regular season.  The three game series with the Augusta Greenjackets will continue thru Thursday night and will serve as Fan Appreciation Homestand at State Mutual Stadium.  Former Atlanta Brave Javier Lopez is scheduled to be at tonight’s game.  VIP tickets are available for a private meet and greet.  First pitch of tonight’s game is set for 7 pm.  The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.  Rome Braves radio voice JB Smith will go on the air with the pre-game show at 6:45 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWS TO AIR ONCE AGAIN THIS EVENING ON WLAQ; THIS WEEKEND’S AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

Speaking of our High School Football Previews on WLAQ AM 1410 – you have one more opportunity to hear them this evening at 5 pm.  Local coaches speak with WLAQ’s Matt Davis and Jim Bojo about what they expect for their teams in the 2012 season.  We’ll have interviews with the head coaches of Armuchee, Coosa, Darlington, Model, Pepperell, Rome and Unity Christian School.  The previews will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com.  Tune in for the High School Football Previews this evening and stay tuned for the Atlanta Braves games in San Diego against the Padres.

WES DURHAM, VOICE OF GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS AND ATLANTA FALCONS, READY FOR BUSY, SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALL SEASON

Written by Matt Davis on August 28, 2012. Posted in Sports

Football season is, for all intents and purposes, here.  One person that is particularly excited about it is Wes Durham, the voice of the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.  Durham was a guest on Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott this past Saturday and said he anticipates a great Georgia Tech football team under head coach Paul Johnson.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on August 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll convene in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

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