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, and we’ll have Northwest Georgia’s best high school football coverage for you on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410.
In your local college football update, Shorter University’s Hawks, who are 3-3 so far for the 2012 season, will host Ave Maria in non-conference play tomorrow at 1:30 pm at Barron Stadium. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Pre-game programming will begin with Hawk Talk at noon, followed by the Coach Phil Jones Show. The Killer B’s – Jim Bojo and Randy Bowen – will go on the air live with the pre-game show at 1 pm.
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The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will once again this year present Zombieland, a haunted house intended to raise funds for youth charities supported by the Sheriff’s Office. In fact, it opens tonight in a new location in front of Mount Berry Square Mall in the old Treasure Island building. It will be open nightly at 7:30 pm every Thursday thru Sunday for the rest of the month and the week of Halloween. The price of admission is $5 for children and $8 for adults.
Many area high school football teams will be returning to action tonight after having last weekend off, including the majority of Region 7AA. One big game that’s on tap for tonight is the “Battle of the Indians” in which Armuchee will host Chattooga. It is the Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week on 95.7 FM The Ridge. Jim Alred, new media director for the Rome News-Tribune, will also be there to cover the game for Gridiron Central on www.rn-t.com. He says that if either Indians team wants a shot at the playoffs this year, tonight’s game is a must-win.
The 5-0 Atlanta Falcons will be in search of their sixth straight win to open the 2012 season as they host the Oakland Raiders this Sunday afternoon at 1 pm at the Georgia Dome. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Northwest Georgia’s home for Atlanta Falcons football. Pre-game programming will begin at 11 am.
FIRE PREVENTION MONTH: PREVENT FIRES FROM SPREADING BY MAKING SURE YOUR SMOKE ALARM IS IN WORKING ORDER
October is Fire Prevention Month. Fire safety officials are working hard to promote fire safety across the country. Though they wish to prevent fires, fires do happen. The best way to be prepared for that is to make sure your smoke alarm is in proper working order, according to Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department. He says it’s also wise to clean dust and bugs from around the device.
Berry College will welcome New York Times best-selling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon to its campus tonight at 7 pm in the Cage Center as part of the Conson Wilson Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.