Tuesday is Election Day. Polls will open at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm. Voters must be prepared to present a picture ID, such as a driver’s license, when they go to cast their ballots.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-20 in overtime at the Georgia Dome on Sunday. The Falcons rallied from a 17 point deficit to send the game into OT on a eight-yard touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to Julio Jones with 17 seconds left in regulation. But the Bucs clinched the victory on a 31-yard field goal from Connor Barth.
Here’s a reminder that today is the final day of early voting for the November 3rd municipal election. It will be offered from 8 am until 5 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office, located on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.
Former vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was elected as the 54th Speaker of the House on Thursday by the US House of Representatives. He was nominated for the position on Wednesday and succeeds John Boehner.
The Kansas City Royals have won the World Series! The Royals captured their first title since 1985 with a 7-2 win over the New York Mets in a marathon game five of the Fall Classic on Sunday night at Citi Field in New York. Christian Colon singled home the tiebreaking run in the 12th inning to lift the Royals to victory over the Mets, who remain without a World Series title since 1986. Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez was named series MVP.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Charlotte Hornets 94-92 in NBA action at Charlotte on Sunday. Kent Bazemore scored the most points for the Hawks with 20. Al Horford added 16 points and 12 rebounds.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will the site of a “Halloween Spooktacular” this Saturday evening from 7 pm until 9 pm. The free event is being presented in partnership with the Rome-Floyd Retired Educators Association.
A Georgia Lottery ticket worth $1.7 million has been sold in Cedartown. According to a Georgia Lottery press release, the Lady Luck 7 instant ticket was sold at the Paracha Mini Mart at 1999 Rockmart Highway. The winner, Clint East of Fayetteville, North Carolina, claimed his prize on October 21st at the Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta.