In a bit of a ‘Friday Rewind’, the local observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month began earlier this week and continues throughout the month of April.
The Atlanta Braves were off yesterday and will return to action with a National League East showdown against the Washington Nationals today in DC. David Hale is scheduled to get the start for the Braves with first pitch set for 1:05 pm. The game will not be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 as we will be airing Rush Limbaugh at that time and are under contractual agreement to not pre-empt Rush. WLAQ will have the remainder of the Braves’ weekend series in Washington.
The Shorter University football team will close out their spring drills this evening at Barron Stadium in Rome. Their final practice is slated to get underway at 7 pm and will end with a controlled scrimmage. All the while that’s going on, Shorter will begin selling season tickets for all five home games of their upcoming 2014 season – along with an opportunity to see the Hawks play at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys in Texas – to commemorate their historic 10th anniversary season.
The man who was struck and killed by a train in Lindale has been
identified. Lanny Shane Huckaby, age 40, was pronounced dead on the scene just after 7 pm on Tuesday night. The incident occurred at the tracks north of the Maple Road/Park Avenue crossing. Huckaby’s body has been sent to the GBI crime lab to confirm his identity and determine the cause and manner of death.
The Rome Braves dropped their season opener to the Hagerstown Suns 4-0 last night in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena. It will the third and final meeting between the teams; Atlanta will be looking for the sweep tonight as they won the first two games of that series.
A pair of fires on North Fifth Avenue in Rome early Wednesday morning brings attention to the necessity of fire prevention education. That’s a job for the Fire Safety Educators at the Rome Fire Department. One of those educators, Robert Owens, says that having a fire safety presentation arranged for your workplace, church, or civic organization is as simple as making a phone call. That number is (706) 236-4540. Fire safety educators might even send a fire truck to your location!
The band von Grey is slated to make an appearance at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome this Saturday night, April 5th, at 7 pm.