Only a few area high school football teams remain in the hunt for a state title. A couple will be moving into their first week of playoff action this Friday night. Darlington School has one of those teams. The Tigers will host Prince Avenue Christian in the first round of the Class A playoffs on Friday night in a game that will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, your radio home for Darlington football, and online at www.wlaq1410.com.
Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football is 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Falcons currently have a 9-1 record and will be looking for their tenth win of the season as they head to Tampa Bay, Florida to take on the Buccaneers on Sunday. Kick off is set for 1 pm.
Now that the November 6th General Election is behind us, the US Senate is back to work. The Senate reconvened last week after taking a break for the election. US Senator Johnny Isakson says that he and his colleagues have a lot of work to do before the end of the year, including tackling what’s being called the ‘Fiscal Cliff’. The Bush tax cuts are slated to expire at the end of the year. Isakson says Congress must do something by December 31st in order to avoid tax rates going up.
Planning on using a turkey fryer this week to prepare that Thanksgiving turkey? Use extreme caution if you do! This is the advice of Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department. He says to make sure you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS before you use that turkey fryer. Also, make sure that your turkey is completely thawed before frying it. Ice crystals can mean disaster!
Good news for Georgia Tech – its football team is bound for the ACC Championship Game! The Yellow Jackets will face Florida State in the big game on December 1st in Charlotte, North Carolina.
High school basketball is officially underway with a couple of tournaments that each conclude tonight.
WANNA VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME, TALENTS, MONEY TO A GOOD CAUSE THIS TURKEY DAY? HELP OUT WITH THE ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LOVE FEAST!!
Thanksgiving is just three days away. If you want to help those less fortunate than you this Thanksgiving, consider lending a helping hand to the 24th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast. The Feast is set for this Thursday, November 22nd from 11 am until 2 pm (or until food runs out) and will be served to anyone who might not otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal or might have to spend the holiday alone, according to the Reverend Terrell Shields with the Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County, the organization that presents the Thanksgiving Love Feast.
The Atlanta Falcons returned to their winning ways with a 23-19 win over the Arizona Cardinals yesterday at the Georgia Dome. With the win, the Falcons moved to 9-1 on the 2012 season.