Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week four of the 2015 season.
College football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday.
The statue of former First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson is slated to be unveiled today during a special ceremony at 5:30 pm at the Town Green in downtown Rome. Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal will be in attendance for the unveiling.
Pepperell High School’s Homecoming Parade is set for this afternoon. According to a Floyd County Schools media release, the parade will begin at 5 pm at the railroad track by the old mill facility and will make its way down Park Avenue to Dragon Drive and Pepperell High School.
The Atlanta Braves were blanked by the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 in the finale of a three game interleague series at Turner Field on Thursday night, allowing the American League East-leading Blue Jays to take the series 2-1. It marked the Braves’ 90th loss this season.
The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August stood at 5.9 percent, down slightly from 6.0 percent in July and more than a full percentage point from 7.1 percent in August 2014.
Candidates for the Republican party’s nomination for President in 2016 duked it out during a pair of presidential debates that aired on CNN on Wednesday evening. While front-runner Donald Trump once again got plenty of air time, other candidates were given an opportunity to share their thoughts on subjects such as President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran, the charge to defund Planned Parenthood and immigration.