A local murder case made it all the way to the US Supreme Court on Monday. Timothy Tyrone Foster, age 47, is currently on death row in connection with the 1986 rape and murder of an elderly woman. He was 18 years old at the time of the crime, of which he was convicted in 1987. At issue – the manner in which prosecutors selected the all-white jury that determined Foster’s fate. A decision on the matter is expected to handed down by the nation’s highest court in the spring.
The Carolina Panthers remain as the NFC’s only unbeaten team after picking up a 29-26 overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts in Monday Night Football at Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers nabbed the victory on a 52-yard field goal from Graham Gano in OT. With it, they improved to 7-0 on the 2015 season and extended their regular season winning streak to 11 straight games. The Colts fell to 3-5.
The Atlanta Hawks will be in Miami, Florida tonight to face the Heat in NBA action. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 pm and will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast.
The Junior Service League of Rome is currently in the midst of their annual Poinsettia Sale. Orders will be taken through November 10th.
Network Day Service Center will benefit from an evening of music and dancing scheduled for this Friday, November 6th. Dancing Under the “Network” Stars will be held at the center, located at 402 West 10th Street in Rome, from 7 pm until 10 pm. Attendees will be treated to live music from Greg Robbins and the Pollard Greens band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.
It’s party time in Kansas City! There’s no doubt that the party hasn’t stopped in Kansas City, Missouri since the Royals clinched the 2015 World Series with an exciting 7-2 extra-inning victory over the New York Mets in game five on Sunday night in New York. It marks the Royals’ first title since 1985. A championship parade will be held in Kansas City this afternoon at 1 pm Eastern.
The price of gasoline dropped again last week as it continues to adjust to increased supplies and low oil prices, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average price for gasoline was $2.19 on Sunday, down two cents from last week.
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.