The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its Sheriff Santa program this week. Executive Assistant Mechelle Cliatt says the program is intended to help needy children in our community have a merry Christmas.
It’s just about playoff time for a number of Northwest Georgia high school football teams. Tune in for high school football playoff action tomorrow night on 95.7 FM The Ridge as the Model Blue Devils travel to Greater Atlanta Christian in the Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week. Matt Davis and Ian Griffin will provide the play by play story of the game, which will also be aired online at www.theridge957.com.
WLAQ AM 1410 is Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech football. The Yellow Jackets will host ACC rival Duke University this Saturday at 3:30 pm at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Air time for pre-game programming is 1:30 pm.
Provisional ballots from Tuesday’s General Election that are slated for a final count today could change the outcome of the race for Floyd County Clerk of Superior Court. Based on Tuesday night’s results, a margin of only 32 votes separates the candidates. Incumbent Barbara Penson received 15,514 votes compared to the 15,482 for her challenger, Mark McAllister.
The driver of a logging truck was killed yesterday after his vehicle overturned and his cab was hit head-on by an oncoming vehicle. The collision took place just before 2:30 pm. Jerry Wayne Boyd, age 44, was pronounced dead at the scene about 3 pm. His body has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.
The Shorter University women’s basketball team opened their 2012-2013 regular season with a loss to Columbus State University 74-70 in Columbus last night. The Lady Hawks overcame a 21-point half time deficit, but fell short of catching up to the Lady Cougars. The Lady Hawks are off until November 26th when they play their first home game of the season against Clark Atlanta.
Tune in for Atlanta Falcons football this Sunday on 95.7 FM The Ridge. The 8-1 Falcons are hoping to bounce back from their first loss of the season, which was handed to them last Sunday by the New Orleans Saints. Hopefully being at home will give the Falcons the advantage as they host the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday at 1 pm at the Georgia Dome. Pre-game programming will begin at 11 am.
The Coosa Valley Walk To End Alzheimer’s is tomorrow! The walk is being held at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Registration begins at 8:30 am with the walk to begin at 10 am.