Are you ready for some high school football? Tune into WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday night as the Darlington Tigers kick off their 2012 season in Knoxville, Tennessee against Christian Academy.
Wendy Davis with the Floyd County Democratic Party has been tapped to serve on the Democratic National Committee. She was chosen for the honor a week ago Saturday. She said that she is one of two women representing Georgia. She said that she is looking forward to representing this area in a recent interview on WLAQ’s Good Morning Rome with Elizabeth Davis, in which she also weighed in on Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s choice of running mate, Paul Ryan, from a Democrat’s perspective.
It was a busy weekend in Rome and Floyd County, for sure. One of the main events of the weekend was the second annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on Saturday night at the Rome City Auditorium. The event raised over $68,000 for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. Local orthodontist Dr. Joe Vargo and his partner Yensen Sierra Lambert won the People’s Choice Award, while Dr. Joe Burch with the Rome Radiology Group and partner Kathy Baird won the Judge’s Choice Award.
The Rome Braves’ series closer with the Lexington Legends scheduled for yesterday evening has been postponed due to wet grounds. It will be made up at a later date to be determined. According to the Braves, anyone with tickets to the game may exchange them for any home game remaining in the season or for a home playoff game.
The Atlanta Falcons are hoping to pick up their first pre-season win of 2012 this Friday night as they head to Miami, Florida to take on the Dolphins in NFL pre-season action. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm.
Today is the first day of school for Darlington School. Ann Paige Wilson, director of stewardship for Darlington School, looks for great enrollment at the school this year. Wilson says that Darlington has a diverse student body, with students from some 38 countries and 20-25 different states.
An explosion yesterday evening led to the destruction of the Sage Cottage restaurant in Adairsville. A gas leak could be what caused the fire. An investigation continues. No one was injured.
The Atlanta Falcons are still in search of their first pre-season win of 2012. They’ll be on the road to take on the Miami Dolphins in their third NFL pre-season game of the year this Friday night.