What do local campaigners think about Tuesday night’s debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney? WLAQ News/The Ridge Report caught up with Layla Shipman with the Floyd County GOP and Wendy Davis with the Floyd County Democrats to find out.
It’s Friday, and that means time for high school football! Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field. Tune in for Northwest Georgia’s best high school football coverage on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410.
Tune in for Shorter University football tomorrow on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. The 4-3 Hawks will be in Livingston, Alabama to face 16th ranked West Alabama in Gulf South Conference action tomorrow at 4:30 pm. Coverage will begin with Hawk Talk at 3 pm, followed by the Coach Phil Jones Show at 3:30 pm. “The Killer B’s” – Jim Bojo and Randy Bowen will go on the air live from Livingston with the pre-game show at 4 pm.
In MLB playoff news, the Detroit Tigers are headed to the World Series after completing a four game sweep of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series with a 8-1 win last night in Detroit. Detroit’s Delmon Young was named the ALCS Most Valuable Player.
Members of an office pool in Rome have nabbed themselves a quarter-million dollar Mega Millions prize. Six co-workers at Syntec Industries matched the first five numbers from the October 12th Mega Millions drawing, winning a $250,000 prize, according to a Georgia Lottery press release.
Now that we’re getting deeper into the 2012 season for area high school football teams, is it possible to tell which ones might make it to the playoffs? Jim Alred, new media director for the Rome News-Tribune contends that the playoff picture is beginning to get a bit clearer with just a few more weeks of play in the regular season. He anticipates that Cartersville and Gordon Central will be playoff-bound as both teams are undefeated thus far, though that will change tonight as they face each other in Cartersville. Alred says that there are a number of other area teams that may reach the playoffs, based on what we’ve seen on the field so far this season, including Rome and Darlington.
Here’s a reminder that Northwest Georgia’s radio home for Atlanta Falcons football is 95.7 FM The Ridge. The red hot Falcons have a bye in this seventh week of NFL play. The Dirty Birds, who are currently the NFL’s only unbeaten team with a 6-0 record, will return to action on Sunday, October 28th on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.0 percent in September, down from 9.2 percent in August and from 9.8 percent in September 2011.