Area high school football teams are putting the finishing touches on their preparation for week seven of the 2013 season and will once again take the field tomorrow night.
The St. Louis Cardinals punched their ticket to the National League Championship Series with a 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in game five of the NLDS last night in St. Louis. The Cardinals will duke it out with the Los Angeles Dodgers to determine who will represent the National League in the 2013 World Series. Game one of the NLCS is set for tomorrow in St. Louis.
The 2013 Coosa Valley Fair is on the books! Fall’s Finest Festival, which concluded on Saturday evening, was highlighted by rides, food, games, exhibits and other attractions at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome.
The Greater Rome area experienced a rainy end to the weekend, and forecasters are calling for a rainy start to the work week. The National Weather Service predicts an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, mostly before 8 am. Highs will be around 73 today, with north winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour and gusts as high as 15 miles per hour. Skies will be mostly clear tonight with lows around 50. A slight chance of showers is ahead for tomorrow, but other than that, conditions should be pretty nice for this week with daytime highs in the mid to upper 70s and overnight lows in the low 50s. That’s good news for organizers of the Wings Over North Georgia air show, which is set for this Saturday and Sunday, October 12th and 13th at the Russell Regional Airport in Rome.
The Shorter University Hawks continue the search for their first win of the 2013 season this Saturday as hosts to 18th ranked Carson Newman College in the first-ever non-conference meeting between Gulf South Conference and South Atlantic Conference teams. Kick off is slated for 1:30 pm at Barron Stadium.
Good news for motorists – retail gas prices fell across the nation again last week. According to AAA, The Auto Club Group, this week’s average price for a gallon of regular gas is the lowest of the year.
The third annual Radiothon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association which aired on 95.7 FM The Ridge this past Friday brought in a total of $2,227.41.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-6 last night in game three of the National League Division Series in LA, allowing the Dodgers to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five set.