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Homecoming, Flippin’ Tables & Keeping It Awkward

08 Oct

Happy Monday, West Georgia?

Today, we talked about the 7 things you should never try to save money on, courtesy of Shine on Yahoo.com. Many are constantly looking for a way to save money, but it’s not always necessarily a good thing. Sometimes cutting corners can cost you more in the long run or isn’t even worth it in the first place. It can lead to spending more money to correct a problem or the deal isn’t exactly what it seems.

We also talked about the 27 reasons why a billion people should not be allowed to use Facebook, courtesy of BuzzFeed.com. There are now one billion people on Facebook. It might seem like a good thing, but trust me it just means more shenanigans.

And just like that…it’s time for your updates!

NEWS

First commercial cargo flight heading to International Space Station -The SpaceX rocket, the first commercial flight to the International Space Station, lifted off Sunday night carrying an unmanned cargo capsule.

Sandusky begins grim transition to prison- In the moments immediately after a jury pronounced Jerry Sandusky guilty, the man who once ranked among the most admired figures in Pennsylvania and all of college football, began an uncertain journey into the abyss of the nation’s vast criminal justice system. 

Occupy Atlanta marks anniversary of protests- Protestors involved in a series of Occupy Atlanta demonstrations last fall returned to Woodruff Park Sunday, to mark the one year anniversary of the movement.

Home of UGA QB Murray, linebacker ‘egged and rolled’- A house shared by Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and senior linebacker Christian Robinson was “egged and rolled” Saturday, Robinson said on his Twitter account. Robinson believes the vandalism was a result of the Bulldogs’ 35-7 loss to South Carolina Saturday night.

Blaze destroys part of Carrollton flea market – Authorities are investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed part of a flea market in Carrollton early Sunday. The fire started around 4:30 a.m. at the West Georgia Flea Market on Highway 27 , according to Carroll County Fire Chief Jimmy Bearden.

WEATHER

Right Now:  Cloudy. Feels like 56°. Humidity is at 75%. Pressure is at 30.06 in.

Today: Mostly cloudy and cool w/ a few showers possible. 30% chance of rain.  Winds NE 10-15 mph.

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy. High of 70° and a low of 46°.

Wednesday:  Sunny and a little bit warmer.  Winds NW 5-15. High of 77° and a low of 54°.

**(Courtesy of WSB-TV Severe Weather Team 2. Based on update at 7:52 a.m. EDT.)

SPORTS

UWG

Wolves Football- The Valdosta State Blazers handed a tough loss to the West Georgia Wolves on Saturday afternoon, as the Wolves fell by a 42-7 count at University Stadium on Homecoming.

Wolves Soccer- went 1-1 on the Weekend with a 2-1 victory over Shorter and a 1-4 loss to Alabama-Huntsville  who played unsportsmanlike according to Play-by-Play announcer Bob.

Wolves Volleyball- The lady volleyball team will look to avenge the soccer team as they face Alabama-Huntsville tomorrow in the Coliseum at 7pm

NCAA FOOTBALL

Georgia Bulldogs crash and burn – In a career of special moments, Steve Spurrier added another one in South Carolina’s 35-7 victory over fifth-ranked Georgia on Saturday night. Connor Shaw threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, while Ace Sanders had a dazzling 70-yard punt return touchdown as South Carolina’s defense dominated Georgia.

Georgia Tech Falls to Clemson- Tajh Boyd threw for a career high 397 yards in No. 15 Clemson’s 47-31 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday. It is the fourth time the Tigers (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have gained more than 500 yards this season.

Florida Beats L-S-Who- This was old-school football at its best, the kind of performance only Southeastern Conference loyalists could love. Mike Gillislee ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns, bringing the 10th-ranked Gators to life in the second half as they upended No. 4 LSU 14-6 on Saturday.

MLB

Atlanta Braves- Braves fans will forever remember October 5th 2012. And we will ALWAYS remember an infield fly rule. Braves Country said goodbye to Chipper Jones in the worst way possible with an error filled one game Wild Card Play-Off. The 6-3 loss to the Cardinals ended the Braves postseason dreams. Opening day will also be a Home Opener at Turner on April 1st 2013.

NFL

Atlanta Falcons- The Falcons improved to 5-0 for the first time in club history with Sunday’s 24-17 win at Washington. Atlanta started the 2004 and 1986 seasons 4-0 but had never started a season with five straight wins. They will face the Oakland Raiders this Sunday.

Saints Win…Finally: Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas’ record, set from 1956 to 1960, by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game. Saints won their first game, defeating the San Diego Chargers 31-24.

Monday Night Football: Tonight’s MNF will see the undefeated Houston Texans take on the New York Jets at 8:30 p.m. kickoff.

Kenseth Wins At Talladega After Huge Last-Lap Crash- Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth won at the Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (October 7th) after a huge crash on the last lap took out 10 of the 12 Chase for the Sprint Cup title contenders.

ENTERTAINMENT

Mila Kunis named Esquire’s sexiest woman alive- Esquire magazine has bestowed its magical title of Sexiest Woman Alive this year on Kunis, who dethrones last year’s honoree, Rihanna.

Former Private Practice Star Audra McDonald Marries- Audra McDonald is now a married woman! The former “Private Practice” star tied the knot with her longtime love, actor Will Swenson, on Saturday night.

Amber Tamblyn Weds David Cross- Another Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star is off the market! Actress Amber Tamblyn, 29, married actor David Cross, 48, on Saturday. The longtime couple confirmed their engagement in August 2011 and is the first marriage for both.

Neeson doubles the take with $50M ‘Taken 2′ debut- Critics may not have liked “Taken 2,” but Liam Neeson’s action sequel has proved twice the hit among fans as the original movie was. “Taken 2″ led the box office with $50 million domestically over opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:

Actor Matt Damon is 42.

Actor Nick Cannon is 32.

Author R.L. Stine is 69.

Actor Chevy Chase is 69.

Singer Bruno Mars is 27.

Actress Sigourney Weaver is 63.

Actor Paul Hogan is 73.

Motorsports legend Travis Pastrana is 29.

Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson is 71.

Actor Ian Hart (Professor Quirrell, Harry Potter) is 48.

Well, that’s it for today’s show! Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning as we will give you the usual rundown of news, sports, weather, entertainment. Plus, we’ll have two new Bacon Reports to keep you in the know! Hope you guys & gals have an awesome Monday!

Until tomorrow… Rock on,  West Georgia!

~KH

 
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