Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for the final week of the 2014 regular season.
Two Ohio teams went head to head in Thursday Night Football last night, and the Cleveland Browns emerged as victors over the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 in an AFC North showdown at Cincinnati. The Browns improved to 6-3 and into a tie for first place in the division with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals fell to 5-3-1.
Two more days remain in the registration period for the 2014 Toys for Tots program. Registration will be offered today and tomorrow from 1 pm until 4 pm at Good Neighbor Ministries, 208 East Second Street in Rome.
The new Polk Medical Center opened at 6 am this morning. The 65,000 square foot medical complex is located at Georgia 278 and Kelly Road in Cedartown.
The Berry College football team will play their final road game of the 2014 season tomorrow at Sewanee, The University of the South. The Vikings hope to notch their first ever road victory in program history in their Southern Athletic Association bout with the Tigers. Berry is currently 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the conference, while Sewanee is 1-7 overall and 0-4 in conference play. Tomorrow’s kick off is slated for 2:30 pm. Broadcast coverage of the game will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Pre-game programming will begin with the Coach Tony Kunczewski Show at 2 pm. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, will go on air live from Sewanee at 2:15 pm.
Saturday, November 15th is America Recycles Day, and Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful and the Rome Floyd Recycling Center are teaming up to host three collection events on that day.
Rome Middle School’s award winning Show Choir “Grand Illusion” is slated to benefit from the first ever Miles of Music 5K/10K to be held this Saturday, November 8th. The race will start and finish at The Forum in downtown Rome. Its course will go through the downtown area and the river trails. Registration begins at 7 am with the race to begin at 8 am. The cost for registration is $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K through tomorrow, Thursday, November 7th. The cost increases to $30 and $35, respectively, on race day. Rome-based GoGo Running is handling race logistics. Proceeds from the Miles of Music 5K/10K will go to the “Grand Illusion” Show Choir. For more information about the event, look for it on Facebook.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the reigning NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 94-92 last night in San Antonio. It marked the Spurs’ 17th straight victory at home. DeMarre Carroll and Paul Millsap led the Hawks in scoring with 17 points. The Hawks fall to 1-2 on the season and have yet to pick up a win on the road. They remain on the road to face the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night, after which they will return to their home court at the Philips Arena in Atlanta to host the New York Knicks on Saturday night.