Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech football is WLAQ AM 1410. The Yellow Jackets improved their record to 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the ACC with a 42-24 win over division rival Duke University on Saturday in Atlanta. It’s now time for the rivalry that the whole state of Georgia looks forward to every year – Georgia vs. Georgia Tech. The big game will be played this year in at Sanford Stadium on the UGA campus in Athens. Kick off is set for noon.
An additional sign up date has been scheduled for the Floyd County Toys for Tots program. Parents or guardians of children thru age 12 can register at Good Neighbor Ministries, 208 East Second Street in Rome, from 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday, December 1st.
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.
High school basketball got underway for area teams over the weekend with a couple of tournaments, including the Lady Tiger Thanksgiving Classic at Darlington School and the Pre-Thanksgiving Tournament at Rome High. Both continue thru the first part of this week.
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.