Two area high school football teams will continue their hunt for a state title tonight. The Calhoun Yellow Jackets will host Brooks County in round three of the Class AA playoffs. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm. Also tonight, Trion will be on the road to take on Emanuel County Institute in round two of the Class A playoffs (in the public school bracket). Kick off for that game is also 7:30 pm.
In baseball news, BJ Upton is officially an Atlanta Brave! He was introduced yesterday as Atlanta’s new centerfielder. Upton was given the number 2 Braves jersey after finalizing a five year, $75.25 million contract, the biggest ever given to a free agent by the Braves. Prior to joining the Braves, the 28-year-old had been with the Tampa Bay Rays.
Interested in helping out with a good cause over the holiday season (or, really, any time the of the year)? Consider making a contribution of time and/or money to Summit Quest Adventures, Inc. Summit Quest achieved non-profit status in 2010. It’s mission is to provide strength, hope and service to children and families affected by cancer. Executive Director William James created Summit Quest following the loss of his father to cancer.
In your local college basketball update, Georgia Highlands College’s 10th ranked Lady Chargers stayed perfect on the season with 89-54 road victory over GCAA rival Atlanta Metro College last night, improving the Lady Chargers’ record to 9-0. That was followed by a loss for the GHC Chargers to Atlanta Metro 71-57. GHC’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Middle Georgia Tech this Saturday in a pair of games that will be broadcast on the AM 1410 WLAQ and www.wlaq1410.com. The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm.
TUNE IN FOR THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP TOMORROW NIGHT ON WLAQ, ROME’S RADIO HOME FOR GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL!
Tomorrow will be a big day for college football as a number of conference championship games will be going on. One of those big games is the ACC Championship, in which Georgia Tech’s Yellow Jackets will face the Florida State Seminoles. Tip off is set for 8 pm in Charlotte, North Carolina. fThe game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech football. Air time for pre-game programming is 6 pm.
The Rome City School Board has voted unanimously to nominate Jeff Bearden as the city school system’s new superintendent. He is scheduled to begin his term on January 15th. Lucian Harris will serve as interim superintendent for the month of December and the first half of the month of January. Current superintendent Dr. Gayland Cooper is set to retire at the end of this week.
Support the local arts and get a little Christmas shopping done while you’re at it at the 2nd annual Winter Art Market, set for this Saturday, December 1st from 10 am until 6 pm and Sunday, December 2nd from 12 pm until 5 pm at the Rome Civic Center. The Art Market is being hosted by the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Last Stop Gift Shop.
The 10-1 Atlanta Falcons will be seeking to exact revenge on the New Orleans Saints tonight as the Falcons host the Saints in Thursday night NFL action at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons’ only loss of the 2012 season came at the hands of the Saints 31-27 in New Orleans on November 11th. Kick off for tonight’s game is set for 8:20 pm. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm.