Area high school football teams will once again take the field this Friday night as the end of the regular season draws ever nearer. And once again this Friday night, high school football will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge.
In Georgia Tech athletics news, director of athletics Dan Radakovich has resigned his position to take the same job at Clemson University. He will take over for retiring AD Terry Don Phillips. Georgia Tech’s Senior Associate Athletics Director Paul Griffin has agreed to serve as acting athletics director, according to the Georgia Tech athletics website. A nationwide search will be conducted to fill Georgia Tech’s director of athletics position.
Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton paid a visit to Rome late last week.
Plans are in the works for the 24th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast, sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County. The free dinner is offered to those in our community who, for whatever reason, may not be able to prepare and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner or would have to spend the holiday alone.
CURTAIN SOON TO RISE ON 2012-2013 FOR AREA COLLEGE BASKETBALL TEAMS, GHC READY FOR FIRST GAMES IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Won’t be too long until the 2012-2013 regular season gets underway for area college basketball teams. Georgia Highlands College is preparing to play their first games in school history later this week. The Lady Chargers will host Berry College in a scrimmage game this evening at 6 pm on GHC’s Floyd campus. The regular season will open for both GHC’s men’s and women’s teams at East Mississippi Community College this Thursday evening. They’ll play their first home games on Sunday against Wallace State.
A second early voting location opens today at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. It will be open daily from 8 am until 5 pm through Thursday. Early voting continues through Friday at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.
Halloween is coming soon. It’s this Wednesday, October 31st. If you haven’t gotten Halloween costumes for your kiddos (or yourself) yet, there are important standards of safety you’ll want to heed. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says to look for costumes with labels indicating they are fire proof or fire resistant. He also indicates that costumes should have some sort of reflective material so they can be seen in the dark. Carpenter also says to be on the lookout for those trick or treaters on Wednesday night, to ensure their safety as they hit the streets in search of treats. He urges drivers to slow down in areas where kids will be trick or treating.
The Atlanta Falcons remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly yesterday afternoon. The win leaves the Falcons 7-0 for the first time in franchise history.