Tonight’s a big night for a handful of area high school football teams as they head into the state playoffs. We’ll have high school football playoff action on 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the Model Blue Devils travel to Greater Atlanta Christian in the Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week. Matt Davis and Ian Griffin will provide the play by play story of the game, which will also be aired online at www.theridge957.com. They’ll go on the air with the pre-game at 7:15 pm; kick off is set for 7:30 pm.
Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech football is WLAQ AM 1410. The Yellow Jackets, who currently have an even 5-5 record and are 4-3 in the ACC, will host division rival Duke University tomorrow at 3:30 pm at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Air time for pre-game programming is 1:30 pm.
It’s time for high school basketball to get underway for area teams. Two tournaments will be held this weekend, including the Lady Tiger Thanksgiving Classic at Darlington School and the Pre-Thanksgiving Tournament at Rome High.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its Sheriff Santa program this week. Executive Assistant Mechelle Cliatt says the program is intended to help needy children in our community have a merry Christmas.
The Berry College men’s basketball team posted a 59-50 win over Covenant in the Vikings’ season opener at Berry’s Cage Center last night. The Vikings got off to a slow start in the first half of the game, but came back in the second half to take the final victory. The Vikes will hit the road to take on LaGrange tomorrow night at 8 pm. The game will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ and www.wlaq1410.com.
The Atlanta Falcons aim to get back to their winning ways this Sunday as they host the Arizona Cardinals at the Georgia Dome. 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. Air time for pre-game programming is 11 am.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 8.7 percent in October, down from 9.0 percent in September. Georgia’s jobless rate stood at 9.7 percent in October 2011.
The driver of a logging truck was killed yesterday after his vehicle overturned and his cab was hit head-on by an oncoming vehicle. The collision took place just before 2:30 pm. Jerry Wayne Boyd, age 44, was pronounced dead at the scene about 3 pm. His body has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.