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COOLER TEMPERATURES MOVING INTO NWGA

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

Cooler temperatures are moving into the Northwest Georgia area.  The National Weather Service predicts that highs will only be in the upper 60s by next Tuesday and Wednesday.  Overcast skies are on tap for today with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, which remain in the forecast thru early tomorrow.  Skies will clear off as we head into Easter weekend.  Highs over the next few days will be in the mid to upper 70s.  Lows will be in the low 50s tonight and are expected to dip into the 40s over the weekend and into early next week.

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.

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.

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.

MOVING DAY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE LATER THIS MONTH IN CEDARTOWN

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

Get ready to put your walking shoes on and get moving to raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease at the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day event scheduled for Saturday, April 21st in Cedartown.  Activities will commence at 9 am at the Welcome Center and Peeks Park.  After a successful pilot run with Moving Day events last year, the NPF has expanded the Moving Day effort to include more cities this year.  This is the fifth year that a Parkinson’s walk has been held in Cedartown; the walk was previously dubbed “The Walk for Hope”, according to James Trussell, Chief Volunteer Officer for the National Parkinson Foundation, Georgia chapter.

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!

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

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.”

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