The Rome Noon Optimist Club will hold their 52nd annual Pancake Breakfast tomorrow from 6 am until noon at the Rome Civic Center. Tickets are $5 and include all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and soft drinks. All proceeds will go towards Optimist youth projects in the community.
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.
Downtown Rome merchants are inviting the public to get into the holiday spirit with them at the Downtown Open House today from 4 pm until 7 pm and all day tomorrow. There will be a Kiddie Train and free trolley rides tomorrow from 11 am until 2 pm. And Santa Claus will visit with boys and girls and take trolley rides from 11 am until 4 pm. For more information, call the Rome Downtown Development Authority at (706) 236-4520.
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.