The Rome City Commission will gather this evening. They’ll hold a caucus session at 5 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Both will be preceded by a celebration of the finalization of an agreement with General Electric for the transfer of ownership of 123 acres in West Rome, following years of preparation of a portion of the former GE Medium Transformer facility for donation to the City. The reception will be held at 4 pm. All sessions are open to the public.
The Atlanta Falcons remain undefeated on the 2015 season after beating the Washington Redskins 25-19 in overtime at the Georgia Dome on Sunday afternoon to give the Falcons their second 5-0 start in franchise history.
Get out your nerd glasses and pocket protectors – Geek Week is about to begin in Rome, Georgia! The community-wide celebration of innovation, technology and all things geeky will begin on Saturday with the 2nd annual Rome-Floyd County Cardboard Challenge in Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s aviation training hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The event will be held from 9 am until noon; set up begins at 8:30 am.
Advance voting begins today for the November 3rd general election. It will be offered every Monday thru Friday from 9 am until 4 pm through October 30th at the Floyd County Elections Office, located inside the Floyd County Administration Building at 12 East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Sunday voting will be available on October 25th from 9 am until 4 pm, also in the Elections Office.
In your MLB postseason update, the Houston Astros have taken a 2-1 lead in their American League Division Series with the Kansas City Royals. The Astros defeated the Royals 4-2 in game three on Sunday at Houston, thanks in part to a solo home run from Chris Carter in the bottom of the seventh. Game four of that series is set for today at 1 pm.
For many residents of Rome and Northwest Georgia, a trip to the fair will undoubtedly be on the agenda for this weekend. The 67th annual Coosa Valley Fair opened on Tuesday and continues thru Saturday at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
The 20th annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off is scheduled for this Saturday at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Gates open at 10:30 am.