Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week eight of the 2014 season.
Berry College’s football team will continue their quest for the first-ever conference win in school history as hosts to Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix College tomorrow afternoon at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome. So far this season, Berry is 1-4 overall and 0-2 in their conference, while Hendrix is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the SAA. Tomorrow’s game is scheduled to get underway at 1 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Programming will begin with the Coach Tony Kunczewski Show at 12:30 pm. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, will go on air live from Barron Stadium at 12:45 pm.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September stood at 7.9 percent, down from 8.1 percent in August and from 8.0 percent in September 2013.
The Floyd County Schools are in the process of applying for a renewal of their charter to begin a new term in July 2015. As such, two public meetings will be held to receive comments and suggestions on the matter from the community. The first of those meetings is scheduled for this evening at 5 pm, with the second to be held on Thursday, October 30th at 5 pm. Both will be held at the Floyd County Board of Education on Riverside Parkway.
The San Francisco Giants are bound for the World Series for the third time since 2010. The Giants advanced to the Fall Classic with a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the National League Championship Series last night at AT&T Park in San Francisco. They were lifted to victory with a walk-off three-run homer from Travis Ishikawa in the bottom of the ninth. Madison Bumgarner was named MVP of the NLCS.
The New England Patriots edged the New York Jets 27-25 in Thursday Night Football last night in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Tom Brady contributed three touchdown passes, while Chris Jones successfully blocked a 58-yard field goal from Nick Folk in the final play of the game to secure the Pats’ victory. With the win, New England improved to 5-2 on the 2014 season. New York fell to 1-6.
It’s almost time for the 2014 Wings Over North Georgia airshow! Performers have already begun to arrive in Rome for the airshow, which will take place this Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field. One of the members of the US Air Force Thunderbirds, this year’s headline act, conducted a fly-over of the area yesterday, with the rest of the team scheduled to arrive in Georgia today from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
The Kansas City Royals are headed for the World Series! The Royals punched their ticket to the Fall Classic with a four game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series, which climaxed with a 2-1 Royals win in Game Four last night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. This will be the Royals’ first trip to the World Series since 1985. Lorenzo Cain was named Most Valuable Player in this year’s ALCS.