Award-winning journalist Lee Walburn is publishing a compilation of his favorite columns from the past five decades – “Just My Type, 50 Years Preserved in Ink.” But he won’t reap the proceeds from the sale of the book. The cancer survivor has determined to give those proceeds to Rome-based Cancer Navigators.
The National League East Champion Atlanta Braves wrapped up the 2013 regular season in victorious fashion yesterday with a 12-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field.
As the month of September winds down, so does the observation of National Preparedness Month. But preparedness for potential disasters shouldn’t stop there. Because disaster can strike at any time, people should remain vigilant year round. This is the message of the American Red Cross. Sarah Egan, Emergency Services Program Manager for the Northwest Georgia Red Cross, urges the public to make a kit and have a plan. Your emergency preparedness kit should include bottled water and enough food to last for three days. Also, as much as you can, make sure that you let your loved ones know if you will be relocating from the disaster area.
The National League East Champion Atlanta Braves nabbed a 3-2 walk off win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night at Turner Field in game two of a three game series. Andrelton Simmons drove home the winning run on a two-out, walk off single that scored Justin Upton. It marked the Braves’ 24th final at-bat victory of the season.
The Atlanta Falcons lost to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 30-23 in Sunday night NFL action last night at the Georgia Dome. With the loss, the Falcons fell to 1-3 for the 2013 season. The Patriots remain undefeated on the season with a perfect 4-0 record.
A wreck on US Highway 27 early Tuesday morning has led to the death of a Summerville woman, and the driver of a tractor trailer truck has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with the case. The wreck occurred around 7 am. According to Major Tom Ewing with the Floyd County Police, the driver of the tractor trailer truck failed to yield right of way when he pulled out of the parking lot of the Kangaroo convenience store on US 27 across from the Floyd County Industrial Park near Georgia Highlands College. His truck was struck by a woman who was traveling south on US 27. The woman died in the wreck. She has been identified as 56-year-old Trudie R. Casey, who was pronounced dead at Floyd Medical Center at 7:48 am.
The National Parkinson Foundation, Georgia Chapter, encourages the public to get moving for Parkinson’s Disease at the annual Moving Day event, set for Saturday, October 26th at State Mutual Stadium, the home of the Rome Braves. This will be the third annual Moving Day to be held in Rome. Registration will begin at 9:30 am. The day’s activities will include a 1.25 mile walk around the stadium and a drumming circle, among other things, according to James Trussell, Chief Volunteer Officer for the NPF, Georgia Chapter.
College football will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tomorrow night as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets host ACC rival Virginia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm. Pre-game programming will begin at 5:30 pm.