Contributions of desserts, coats and jackets, money and time are needed for the 26th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast. The free dinner will be served at the Rome Civic Center on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, from 11 am until 2 pm or until food runs out. It is being offered to those who may not be able to prepare and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner or who might otherwise have to eat alone.
The Rome City Commission has expressed that they are against a proposal from Floyd County to abolish the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and make it a county department. The Commission met in an early caucus session prior to their regular meeting last night to discuss the matter. Commissioner Wendy Davis, like other city officials, has expressed a desire to work in unity with the county, stating that city commissioners appear willing to continue working towards finding a compromise. The city aims to move forward in their discussions with the county.
Rome native Gretchen Corbin has been tapped by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to serve as the Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia upon the retirement of current Commissioner Ron Jackson in January. Her nomination awaits approval from the TCSG board. Corbin is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, a position she has held since 2013.
The Northwest Georgia chapter of the American Red Cross now has a toll-free number. Those who live in the 14-county area served by Northwest Georgia Red Cross can call (844) 536-6226 to speak to a local Red Cross representative. Interested parties can send a fax to (706) 728-3446.
Former Atlanta Braves pitching ace John Smoltz has been included on baseball’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. This is Smoltz’s first year of eligibility for the honor. A candidate needs 75 percent of the vote from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in order to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Results will be announced on January 6th. The induction ceremony is set for July 26th.
Berry College basketball will take to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 tonight as both of the college’s teams have scheduled matches at home.
The Buffalo Bills annihilated the New York Jets 38-3 in Monday Night Football at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan last night. The game was relocated due to the massive snow fall that covered the Buffalo area last week. The Bills improved to 6-5 on the season, while the Jets fell to 2-9.
AAA, The Auto Club Group, anticipates that the 41.3 million Americans that will be hitting road this Thanksgiving will find the cheapest gasoline in five years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.82 on Sunday, 46 cents cheaper than the price on Thanksgiving Day in 2013.