A local dentist office is under investigation following complaints of improper use of restraints and improper or unnecessary performance of dental work on children. Federal agents and the Rome Police Department officials executed a search warrant yesterday on Children’s Dentistry of Rome at 204 Redmond Road after receipt of those complaints. No charges have been filed as yet; the investigation is ongoing.
The Rome TEA Party hosted a 411 Connector Town Hall meeting last night at Grace Bible Church in Armuchee. The 411 Connector has been a hot topic of discussion for years now. Many people are asking, when is this project going to get off the ground? Questions such as these were addressed by TEA Party members, as well as Tom K. Perdue, Transportation Consultant with The Perdue Group.
Shorter University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams both picked up victories over Gulf South Conference rival West Alabama last night at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre. The Lady Hawks took a narrow 56-53 win in their game, improving their record to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the GSC. That was followed by a 100-83 win for the Hawks. The Hawks are 4-0 at home so far this season; they have a 5-1 overall record and are 1-0 in the GSC. Shorter’s basketball teams will travel to Carrollton to take on West Georgia on Sunday. The women will play at 3 pm, followed by the men at 5 pm. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
TUNE IN FOR THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP TOMORROW NIGHT ON WLAQ, ROME’S RADIO HOME FOR GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL!
Tomorrow will be a big day for college football as a number of conference championship games will be going on. One of those big games is the ACC Championship, in which Georgia Tech’s Yellow Jackets will face the Florida State Seminoles. Tip off is set for 8 pm in Charlotte, North Carolina. fThe game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech football. Air time for pre-game programming is 6 pm.
GREATER ROME CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PREZ URGING ROMANS TO STAY AT HOME AND SHOP ROME THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
Stay at home and shop in Rome this holiday season. That’s the message of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Al Hodge said in an interview on WLAQ’s Good Morning Rome on Thursday that when you shop locally, you support your friends and neighbors and stimulate the local economy.
The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 23-13 last night at the Georgia Dome. The win allowed the Falcons to improve their record to 11-1 and puts the Dirty Birds on the brink of clinching the NFC South. The Falcons will return to action next Sunday, December 9th on the road against the Carolina Panthers. Kick off is set for 1 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s home for Atlanta Falcons football.
Two area high school football teams will continue their hunt for a state title tonight. The Calhoun Yellow Jackets will host Brooks County in round three of the Class AA playoffs. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm. Also tonight, Trion will be on the road to take on Emanuel County Institute in round two of the Class A playoffs (in the public school bracket). Kick off for that game is also 7:30 pm.
In baseball news, BJ Upton is officially an Atlanta Brave! He was introduced yesterday as Atlanta’s new centerfielder. Upton was given the number 2 Braves jersey after finalizing a five year, $75.25 million contract, the biggest ever given to a free agent by the Braves. Prior to joining the Braves, the 28-year-old had been with the Tampa Bay Rays.