Berry College’s football team will be on the road tomorrow to face Southern Athletic Association rival Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. The Vikings aim to build upon the momentum they gained from picking up their first-ever varsity win last weekend over Washington University at Barron Stadium. Now, they have their eyes on their first-ever conference win. Tomorrow’s kick off is set for 1:30 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Programming will begin with the Coach Tony Kunczewski Show hosted by Matt Davis at 1 pm. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, will go on air live from Centre College at 1:15 pm.
The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans 33-28 in Thursday Night Football at Houston last night. The Colts led 24-0 by the end of the first quarter; however, the Texans avoided a blowout by coming within five points of the Colts early in the fourth quarter. With the win, Indianapolis improved to 4-2. Houston fell to 3-3.
A Rome woman died following a two-vehicle wreck on US 411 yesterday. According to reports, Virginia Horn, age 87, died of injuries sustained when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle as she was attempting to turn left onto the highway from Tractor Supply Company. Her 1991 Honda Accord collided with a 1995 Toyota Avalon being driven by Nancy Taylor of Euharlee. Horn was taken to Floyd Medical Center where she was pronounced dead just before 2 pm. Taylor was also taken to FMC for treatment of minor injuries and has been released.
The 4th annual Radiothon in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will air tomorrow on 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Radiothon is set for 6 am until 6 pm and will include interviews with special guests from the medical field, senior care organizations and the Alzheimer’s Association, along with other resources for dealing with the disease.
Geek Week 2014 continues in Rome and Floyd County. Established by Floyd Medical Center’s IT Department, Geek Week is now coordinated by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce’s Technology SquareTable.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for the month of September totaled $1.81 billion for an increase of $86.25 million, or five percent, over the month-ended September 2013. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $4.69 billion for an increase of $211.25 million, or 4.7 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $4.48 billion through September. In addition, year-to-date gross tax revenues totaled $6.09 billion, an increase of $317 million, or 5.5 percent, compared to month-ended September 2013.
Area high school football teams will take the field for week seven of the 2014 season tomorrow night.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets aim to stay perfect on the 2014 season as they host Duke in an ACC battle this Saturday. It will be Georgia Tech’s Hall of Fame game. The 5-0 Yellow Jackets have been ranked 22nd in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Duke’s Blue Devils are 5-1 and 0-1 in the ACC. Saturday’s kick off is set for 12:30 pm at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge.