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ST. MARY’S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SERVE UP LABOR DAY TRADITION WITH ANNUAL BBQ TODAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Are you ready for some barbecue?  The Knights of Columbus of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome will be serving it up at their 46th annual Labor Day Barbecue at the Rome Civic Center today from 10 am until 2 pm or until food runs out.

RAINY LABOR DAY ON TAP

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Labor Day has started off on a rainy note for Rome and Northwest Georgia, and it appears the rain is here to stay for the rest of the day.  

CHIPPER’S HEROICS HIGHLIGHT NINTH INNING RALLY FOR ATLANTA BRAVES OVER PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves avoided being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies in dramatic fashion last night with an 8-7 win at Turner Field.  The Braves scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to claim the victory, which was secured by a three run walk-off homer from Chipper Jones.  

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON WLAQ TONIGHT AS GEORGIA TECH KICKS OFF SEASON AGAINST VIRGINIA TECH

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

College football will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 this evening as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets open their 2012 season in Blacksburg, Virginia against Virginia Tech.  Pre-game programming will begin at 6 pm.  Kick off is set for 8 pm.  

FOUR FATALITIES ON STATE’S ROADS SO FAR FOR LABOR DAY TRAVEL PERIOD

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Labor Day holiday travel period continues.  The Georgia State Patrol has reported that four people have been killed in traffic crashes so far for the holiday travel period, which began on Friday at 6 pm and continues thru midnight tonight.  None of those fatalities occurred in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.  State troopers have investigated some 255 traffic crashes that resulted in 185 injuries since the holiday travel period began.  

NEIL ARMSTRONG REMEMBERED

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Many people have been reflective over the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, in recent days since his passing on August 25th at the age of 82.  Joe Schulman, marketing director for the Tellus:  Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville, says that Armstrong’s work was ground breaking.
As Armstrong said upon setting foot on the moon, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

ROME BRAVES SET TO CLOSE OUT 2012 REGULAR SEASON WITH LABOR DAY GAME IN LEXINGTON, THEN OFF TO THE PLAYOFFS!!

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

The Rome Braves game against the Lexington Legends scheduled for yesterday was canceled due to impending inclement weather in Lexington, Kentucky.  The game will not be made up.  The 2012 regular season will come to a close today for the Braves and the Legends with a 12:05 pm game at Lexington’s Whitaker Bank Park.  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 11:50 am.  

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES

Written by Matt Davis on September 3, 2012. Posted in Sports

Just in case you missed them, here are Friday night’s high school football scores –

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