The holiday shopping season has officially arrived! Many local residents began their hunt for Black Friday deals as early as last night and will continue to do so throughout the day today. Tomorrow will be observed as Small Business Saturday, a day in which support of local business is encouraged. And online shopping will take center stage to start the next week work week with Cyber Monday.
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it’s just about time for the post-Thanksgiving tradition that college football fans across the state eagerly anticipate every year. The big Georgia-Georgia Tech game is set for tomorrow (Saturday) at noon at Sanford Stadium on the campus of the University of Georgia. Georgia is currently 9-2 overall and ranked No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll; Georgia Tech is also 9-2 and ranked No. 16 in the AP poll. Their rivalry will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, your local radio affiliate of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Pre-game programming will begin at 10 am.
Berry College men’s basketball will return to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tomorrow as the Vikings host Rust College in a 3 pm outing at Berry’s Cage Center. Ben Poplin will bring you the play-by-play story of the game. Coverage will also be provided online at www.wlaq1410.com, and you can listen to the game by using the Tune In app on your smartphone.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in October, down from 7.5 percent in September and from 8.4 percent in October 2013.
What are you going to do with those Thanksgiving left-overs? While left over turkey and dressing is nice for humans, it is not recommended for pets. This is the message of Dr. Dan Pate with the West Rome Animal Clinic, who says that some foods are toxic to animals, such as chocolate, onions, grapes and raisins, and even ham and turkey. Dr. Pate indicates that his office gets many calls around the holidays pertaining to pets with health issues that are directly related to eating things that they shouldn’t have eaten.
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A Roman Thanksgiving tradition will be held today with the intentions of feeding those less fortunate and ensuring that they enjoy holiday fellowship. The 26th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast will take place at the Rome Civic Center from 11 am until 2 pm or until food runs out. It is being presented by the Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County. Contributions of desserts, coats and jackets, and money are still being accepted. Your help is also needed if you would like to volunteer to assist with the Love Feast. For more information, call (706) 234-2091. Financial contributions may be made by making your check payable to the “Thanksgiving Love Feast” and sending it to: P.O. Box 161, Rome, Georgia 30161.
Former Rome High School principal Mike Buck has been tapped to serve as the new Superintendent for the Rome City Schools, effective December 12th. The announcement was made at a called meeting of the city school board on Wednesday. Buck currently serves as Chief Academic Officer for the Georgia Department of Education.