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ROME FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH SEEKS TO ALLEVIATE CHALLENGES FACING TODAY’S YOUTH

Written by Matt Davis on August 22, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Local restaurants participated yesterday in Too Hot To Cook, a benefit for the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth.  A portion of those restaurants’ proceeds will help the Commission in their mission to help the youth of our community.  Executive Director Carol Willis says a recent study reveals that teen pregnancy is the biggest problem facing youth these days, followed by substance abuse.  Bullying and mental health issues are also big challenges facing today’s youth for which the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth seek to provide assistance.  The Commission has a five year Floyd County Family Connection plan to tackle such issues.  

ROME BRAVES TOP HICKORY CRAWDADS IN RAIN-SHORTENED GAME IN NC

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

The Rome Braves beat the Hickory Crawdads 5-4 in a rain-shortened, five inning game last night in Hickory, North Carolina.  The Braves posted one run in the first, three in the second and one in the third take an early 5-0 lead.  The game entered its first rain delay in the fifth, after which the Crawdads posted four runs before the game was called.  Navery Moore got the win for Rome, while Kevin Matthews took the loss for Hickory.

BEASLEY NAMED ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR AT BERRY COLLEGE

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

Berry College’s head baseball coach David Beasley has been named an Assistant Athletics Director at the college, Berry’s Director of Athletics Todd Brooks announced yesterday.  According to a Berry sports release, along with general fundraising, Beasley’s duties will include creating an athletics booster club and establishing and maintaining a Berry Athletics Hall of Fame.  Beasley will continue on in his role as head baseball coach at Berry.

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.    

GDOL TO HELP WITH HIRING OF CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AT HAYS STATE PRISON

Written by Matt Davis on August 22, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor will assist Hays State Prison in filling about 60 jobs for correctional officers at the Chattooga County prison.  According to a GDOL media release, the recruitment is scheduled for next Thursday, August 30th from 4 pm until 6 pm at the prison’s training building at 777 Underwood Street across from the Wal-Mart in Trion.

ATLANTA BRAVES DROP SECOND STRAIGHT TO WASHINGTON NATIONALS IN DC

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

The Atlanta Braves lost to the Washington Nationals for the second straight night 4-1 last night in DC.  Nats ace Stephen Strasburg limited the Braves to one run on four hits in six innings.  The Braves’ lone run was scored in the top of the sixth as Freddie Freeman was called out on a sac fly that brought Martin Prado to home plate.  

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.

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.

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