Friday night lights are set to shine tomorrow night as area high school football teams take the field. We’ll have Northwest Georgia’s best high school football coverage for you on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410.
In MLB playoff news, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1 last night in St. Louis to take a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series. The best-of-seven series continues with game four tonight at 8 pm in St. Louis. The game will be televised on FOX.
It was Debate Night in America last night as President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney went head-to-head in what turned out to be a heated debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The debate took on a town hall format, with questions from the audience on topics ranging from the economy to health care to the recent terror attacks in Libya. There was even a question related to how Romney compares to Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush.
The Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth has teamed up with Northwest Georgia Public Health to present Floyd County’s first-ever Teen Maze, a life-size interactive game intended to serve as a constructive learning experience for ninth-grade students from Rome High and all four Floyd County high schools including Armuchee, Coosa, Model and Pepperell.
In your local college football update, Shorter University’s Gulf South Conference showdown with 16th-ranked West Alabama scheduled for this Saturday will be nationally televised through ESPN and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS).
Shannon Pollitz, an English/language arts teacher of gifted eighth graders at Pepperell Middle School, has been named the 2013 Floyd County Schools Teeacher of the Year. The announcement was made at the October Floyd County School Board meeting held last night.
It was also Debate Night in Floyd County last night. Two debates were held locally. The first was hosted by the Rome/Floyd County NAACP, 100 Black Men of Rome and Northwest Georgia and the MLK Commission at the Rome Civic Center. The other was hosted by the Floyd County Republican Women at the Charles C. Parker Senior Center in Rome. Candidates that participated in the latter debate included: incumbent Barbara Penson and Mark McAllister, candidates for Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court; Garry Fricks and Irwin Bagwell, who are running to keep their seats on the Floyd County Commission; incumbent Barbara Massey Reece and her challenger for State House District 12 Eddie Lumsden; and Floyd County Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and his challenger, Cary Cooper.
Friday night lights will shine in just a couple of nights from tonight as area high school football teams take the field. And high school football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 on Friday night.