The Heart of the Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for their 2015 Awards of Honor; they will do so through Monday, October 27, 2014. Nominations are being accepted for a Young Heart Award (age 35 or younger), a Business Community Service Award, four individual Awards of Honor and one Board of Governors Award.
Area high school football teams will take the field for week nine of the 2014 season tomorrow night.
The Atlanta Hawks topped the San Antonio Spurs 117-107 in their final pre-season game of 2014 last night in San Antonio. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 21 points. The Hawks will open the 2014-2015 regular season next Wednesday night in Toronto against the Raptors.
PEACH STATE MARCHING FESTIVAL TO FEATURE BANDS FROM GEORGIA, ALABAMA AND TENNESSEE AT BARRON STADIUM
The sound of marching bands will fill the air at Barron Stadium this Saturday with the 41st annual Peach State Marching Festival. Bands from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee will participate in the competition, which is set to begin at 10:15 am and continue through late into the evening.
The Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 last night in game two of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, tying the series at a game apiece. The Royals surged ahead of the Giants with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, including a two-run homer from former Atlanta Brave Omar Infante. Kelvin Herrera got the win in relief for Kansas City, while Jake Peavy was tagged with the loss for San Francisco. The best-of-seven series moves to San Francisco for game three on Friday night. First pitch is set for 8:07 pm at AT&T Park.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel has been named the first Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year. Kimbrel accumulated a 1.61 ERA and struck out 95 batters in 61.2 innings during the past season, earning an NL-high 47 saves in 51 chances. He is the first pitcher in major league history to begin his career with four consecutive 40-save seasons.
The Chiaha Harvest Fair will be held this weekend at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Hours are 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday, October 25th and 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday, October 26th. The cider-sippin’, toe tappin’, fun for everyone festival enters its 50th year in 2014, according to event co-organizer Monica Sheppard.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp has released a cumulative summary of statewide early voting totals as of October 21st (yesterday). So far, some 206,674 ballots have been cast statewide. The top five counties with the highest voter turnout include Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett and Henry.