After a week of record-high temperatures, residents of Greater Rome can look forward to a cool down this weekend. Highs are only expected to get into the upper 60s today, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight lows tonight will dip into the 40s. Saturday’s temperatures will follow a similar trend, with a slight warm-up into the mid 70s forecasted for Sunday.
College football will return to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 on Saturday as the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide hosts No. 6 Texas A&M in an SEC showdown between two undefeated teams. Kick off is set for 3:30 pm (Eastern) at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Air time for pre-game programming is 12:30 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks wrapped up their NBA pre-season schedule with 97-81 win over the Chicago Bulls at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday night. The Hawks finished the pre-season with five wins and two losses. They’ll open the regular season next Thursday night in Atlanta versus the Washington Wizards.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.1 percent in September, up from 4.9 percent in August but down from 5.6 percent in September 2015.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week nine of the 2016 season.
In an MLB playoff update, the Chicago Cubs took a 3-2 lead in the National League Championship Series with an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five on Thursday night in LA. Game six will be played on Saturday night at 8 pm in Chicago.
The 43rd annual Peach State Marching Festival is scheduled for this Saturday at Barron Stadium. Thirty-one bands from Georgia and Alabama will compete this year, according to a press release from the Rome Band Boosters Association.
Just over 900 residents of Floyd County voted early in the November 8th general election on Wednesday, according to the Elections Office. This brings the total to just under 3,000 ballots cast locally for the first three days of early voting.