Get out your nerd glasses and pocket protectors – Geek Week is about to begin in Rome, Georgia! The community-wide celebration of innovation, technology and all things geeky will begin on Saturday with the 2nd annual Rome-Floyd County Cardboard Challenge in Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s aviation training hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The event will be held from 9 am until noon; set up begins at 8:30 am.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week seven of the 2015 season.
The Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 27-20 in Thursday Night Football, thanks to in part to a pair of touchdown catches from Andre Johnson. The Colts improved to 3-2, while the Texans fell to 1-4.
For many residents of Rome and Northwest Georgia, a trip to the fair will undoubtedly be on the agenda for this weekend. The 67th annual Coosa Valley Fair opened on Tuesday and continues thru Saturday at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
The 20th annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off is scheduled for this Saturday at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Gates open at 10:30 am.
The Houston Astros have taken a 1-0 lead in their American League Division Series with the Kansas City Royals. Former Berry College pitcher Collin McHugh led the charge as the Astros posted a 5-2 victory in the series opener on Thursday night in Kansas City. McHugh allowed four hits, including a pair of solo home runs to Kendrys Morales, over six innings in a game that was interrupted by a 49-minute rain delay. He got the win, while Luke Gregerson was credited with the save. Yordano Ventura took the loss for Kansas City. The Astros and the Royals will go head to head again this afternoon at 12:30 pm.
College football will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 on Saturday.