Chalk up another victory for the Rome Braves! The Braves beat the Greenville Drive 6-2 last night in game two of a three game series in Greenville, South Carolina. Edison Sanchez and Chase Anselment both hit home runs for the Braves.
Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter has been chosen to attend a 12-week training course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He is slated to leave for the academy in late September.
And a quick update on fundraising efforts from the 3rd annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge. Money has continued to pour into the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia after the big event on Saturday night at the Rome City Auditorium. Fund raising totals now exceed $80,000.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night; they are on the road again. They’ll be in New York tonight and tomorrow night for a brief two-game series with the Mets. After that, they’ll head to St. Louis for four games with the Cardinals this Thursday night thru Sunday afternoon.
It’s been nearly a month since officials broke ground on the new $40 million Polk Medical Center complex.
US Senator Johnny Isakson is not fond of the Obama administration’s recent decision to put a one year hold on the employer mandate laid out by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), but not on the individual mandate. Like 14th district US Representative Tom Graves, Isakson wants Obamacare to be de-funded completely.
The Rome Braves beat the Charleston Riverdogs 5-3 last night in the finale of a four game series at State Mutual Stadium. That allowed the Braves to take three of four from the Riverdogs to finish a seven game homestand that opened with a three game sweep of the Savannah Sand Gnats.
It won’t be too long until area high school football teams take the field for the 2013 season. WLAQ AM 1410 will get fans ready for the upcoming season with our annual High School Football Previews, which will air this weekend. These previews will give listeners an inside look at the season ahead from perspective of the head coaches. There will be a preview for each school in the Greater Rome area – Armuchee, Coosa, Darlington, Model, Pepperell, Rome and Unity Christian School. Each preview will be approximately 30 minutes in length and will air twice. The premiere broadcast will be this Saturday, August 24th at noon, immediately following Sports Talk Saturday with Matt D and Scott. The previews will be re-broadcast after Sunday afternoon’s Atlanta Braves game, roughly about 6 pm.