Do you remember where you were when you first heard about the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001? That was the question of the day yesterday as the nation observed the 13th anniversary of what was the deadliest tragedy in American history.
The Exchange Club of Rome will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, penned in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. The event is set for this Sunday, September 14th at 2 pm at the Rome Senior Citizens Center at 406 Riverside Parkway. Tents will be provided, along with seating in the open field by the center which offers a clear view of the flagpole on Jackson Hill. A massive new flag will be raised above Jackson Hill by Rome City Commissioners and other dignitaries on Sunday afternoon. The flag, which is 30 feet wide and 42 feet long, is a replica of the one that flew over Ft. McHenry 200 years ago that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner. It is a gift of the Exchange Club of Rome. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Rome City Auditorium. The decision will be made by noon on the day of the event.
The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will face the Texas Rangers in a three game interleague series at Arlington, Texas over the weekend. Alex Wood is scheduled to serve as the starting pitcher for Atlanta, while Derek Holland will get the start for Texas in tonight’s series opener. First pitch is set for 8:05 pm. The game will not be aired on WLAQ AM 1410 as we will be broadcasting high school football tonight, though we will air the remainder of the series.
Tune in for Atlanta Falcons football this Sunday on 95.7 FM The Ridge! The Dirty Birds will be in Cincinnati to take on the Bengals at 1pm. Air time for pre-game programming is 11 am.
A Rome woman lost her life in a two-vehicle wreck on Redmond Circle at Veterans Memorial Highway yesterday. Amy Michelle Brigham, age 48, was pronounced dead on the scene just after 2:30 pm. Brigham was reportedly attempting to turn left onto Veterans Memorial in a Chrysler Sebring when her vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo that was traveling east on Redmond Road. Witnesses indicated that the driver of the Jeep ran a red light. The driver of the Jeep and her female passenger were hospitalized for injuries sustained in the wreck.
It’s time for Friday night lights as area high school football teams are slated to take the field for week three of the 2014 season tonight.
Berry College’s football team will play their second game of the 2014 season tomorrow evening at LaGrange College. The Vikings picked up their first and only victory in program history over LaGrange’s JV team last year.
Today marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Two planes that had been hijacked by Al Queda crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, while another crashed into the Pentagon in Washington DC. A fourth hijacked plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.