The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville is now officially the proud owner of a Moon rock! The rock was given to the museum by NASA and was retrieved by Tellus curator Julian Gray at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on Wednesday. Members of the media got a sneak preview of the Moon rock on Thursday.
The Rome Noon Optimist Club will be “flipping for youth” this Saturday, November 16th with their 53rd annual Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast will be served from 6 am until noon at the Rome Civic Center. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and soft drinks. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door.
It’s playoff time for a number of area high school football teams! WLAQ AM 1410 will have all the action tonight as the Model Blue Devils hit the road to take on Bowdon in the first round of the Class AA playoffs. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm. WLAQ/95.7 FM The Ridge Sports’ Matt Davis will bring you the play by play story, while local sports fanatic Phil Carter will provide color for tonight’s match-up, which will also air online at www.wlaq1410.com. They’ll go on air with the pre-game at 7:15 pm. Tune in just prior to our broadcast of the Model at Bowdon game for a playoff edition of This Week in Northwest Georgia Football, brought to you by the River City Bank. The show will air at 6:15 pm.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell to the No. 8 Clemson Tigers 55-31 in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown at Clemson last night. The loss dashed the Yellow Jackets’ hopes of winning the ACC Coastal Division. With it, the Jackets fell to 6-4 overall and 5-3 in conference play. The Tigers improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in the ACC.
Floyd County Public Works will host a Community Clean Up down in Lindale on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am until 2 pm. Public Works Director Michael Skeen says that the county will be collecting non-hazardous waste normally taken to the Walker Mountain Landfill. The collection will take place at the old property of the old Lindale Mill at the corner of South First Street and Park Avenue. Public Works is teaming with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful and Restore Lindale to present the Lindale Community Clean Up, according to Skeen.
The 2013 property taxes for Floyd County and the City of Rome are due today. According to a release from Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne, taxes can be paid at the Tax Commissioner’s office at the Historic Courthouse at 4 Government Plaza, by mail at P.O. Box 26, Rome, Georgia 30162, or online at www.floydcountytax.com.
The Shorter University football team ended its 2013 season on a victorious note with a 24-10 win over Point University last night in LaGrange. It marked the Hawks’ second win in their last three games – not a bad end to a season that was filled with adversity and left Shorter with a 2-9 overall record. The Hawks finished the season 0-6 in the Gulf South Conference, their second season to play in the NCAA Division II.
College basketball will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Shorter University Hawks head to Atlanta to take on Clark Atlanta. Tip off is set for 7 pm. Jim Bojo will bring you the story of the game, which will also air online at www.theridge957.com.