Matt Davis and Scott Wheeler invite you to join them for this weekend’s edition of Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com as they welcome guests Milt Travis and Jacob Travis. Milt is the head boys basketball coach for Rome High School. His son Jacob serves as head coach for the Model High boys. The program will air from 10:30 am until noon on Saturday. You can also listen by using the TuneIn app.
The victim of a shooting incident was listed in critical condition late Wednesday at Floyd Medical Center. According to a release from Ron Hunton with the Floyd County Police, the shooting was reported at a Lindale residence. An investigation revealed that 20-year-old Tyler Huffman of Lindale was shot once in the abdomen. Ronnie Jacob Owens, age 17, of Valley Head, Alabama, has been identified as the shooter. He was charged with reckless conduct and booked into the Floyd County Jail.
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce has announced that Mitch Free will be the keynote speaker for the second day of Confluence, Rome’s innovation and technology conference. The event is set for February 20th and 21st at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
The Berry College women’s basketball team beat Agnes Scott College 59-46 last night in a non-conference match in Atlanta. Megan Walsh was Berry’s top scorer for the second straight game with 14 points. With the win, the Vikings improved to 7-6 on the season. Both Berry’s women’s and men’s basketball teams will be back in action this Saturday night against Southern Athletic Association rival Oglethorpe University, also in Atlanta. The women will play at 6 pm, followed by the men at 8 pm. The games will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com.
The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly continues. Wednesday’s activities were highlighted by Governor Nathan Deal’s State of the State address. In his speech, the Governor pledged increased funding for education. He also expressed enthusiasm that the state’s economy is in recovery and announced intentions to crack down on crime.
When Rome City Manager John Bennett retires at the end of June, community leaders across the board agree that his will be big shoes to fill.
The Rome Braves have announced the line up of guests slated to appear at their 2014 Hot Stove Gathering. The event is set for Monday, January 27th from 5:30 pm until 7 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. The Rome Braves field staff will be on hand, including new manager (and former Rome Braves player) Jonathan Schuerholz, pitching coach Gabe Luckert, hitting coach Bobby Moore and trainer Kyle Damschroder. Former Atlanta and Rome pitcher Chuck James will also be in attendance, along with former Rome Braves Wes Timmons, Jon Mark Owings, Shae Simmons and Robert Hefflinger. The list of guests also features Atlanta Braves Director of Minor League Operations Ronnie Richardson, minor league training staff coordinator Mike Graus, Atlanta Braves scout Brian Bridges, former Atlanta Braves third base coach and current manager of the Gwinnett Braves Brian Snitker and Rome Braves General Manager Mike Dunn.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will host the University of West Florida in a pair of Gulf South Conference matches tonight. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.