The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets opened their 2012 football season with a loss to 16th ranked Virginia Tech 20-17 in over time last night in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Jackets were stopped short of a come back on a 17-yard field goal from the Hokies’ Cody Journell.
The Atlanta Falcons’ regular season opener is just around the corner! The ‘Dirty Birds’ will open the 2012 regular season on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday, September 9th. Kick off is slated for 1 pm. Catch all the action of Atlanta Falcons football in 2012 on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
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.
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”.
Tune in for the first Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week of 2012 on 95.7 FM The Ridge this Friday as the Armuchee Indians travel to Adairsville to take on the Tigers. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm. (A note to Rome Braves fans: Friday night’s game two of the South Atlantic League Southern Division playoffs at Asheville will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ.)
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.
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.
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.