Today is Columbus Day. Observed annually on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day is intended to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492. It became a federal holiday in the United States back in 1937.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 in game two of the National League Championship Series last night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, tying the series at a game a piece.
The 67th annual Shrine Game is slated to take place tonight as the Armuchee High School Indians host Model High’s Blue Devils in a cross-county (and Region 7 AA) rivalry.
Rome and Floyd County’s first-ever Cardboard Challenge will be held tomorrow from 9 am until noon at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. The local Challenge is the brainchild of Chris Carey, president of Logical Systems, Inc. and was inspired by similar events that have been held worldwide over the last few years. Cardboard creations are anticipated to include arcade games, robots and the like.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Chicago Bears 27-13 in NFL action yesterday at the Georgia Dome, marking the Falcons’ third straight loss.
The Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host their 19th annual Chili Cook Off tomorrow (Saturday, October 11th) at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Gates open at 10:30 am.
ZOMBIELAND: THE RESURRECTION TO OPEN TONIGHT AS FUNDRAISER FOR FLOYD SHERIFF’S YOUTH INITIATIVE AND CANCER NAVIGATORS
Zombies are slated to invade Rome as the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department’s Zombieland: The Resurrection will open tonight at 10 John Davenport Drive.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week seven of the 2014 season.