A Trion man faces a murder charge following a shooting incident at the Callier Forest Apartments in Rome yesterday. The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Dominique Alexander Spear. He was shot during an altercation in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 131 Dodd Boulevard by 20-year-old Kyle Timmons, who turned himself into police following the incident. Timmons has been charged with murder and aggravated assault. He was held in the Floyd County Jail without bail last night.
Georgia Highlands College has been honored by University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby as the recipient of the Chancellor’s Service Excellence Student Improvement Initiative Team Award. According to a GHC media release, the service excellence awards recognize employees or teams who perform well above their expected responsibilities.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 last night in game two of a four game series at Turner Field, marking the Braves’ fifth straight loss. Their loss was the Pirates’ gain as the Bucs clinched their second straight playoff berth with their victory over the Braves, who have fallen to 4-16 for the month of September.
Men will traipse around downtown Rome wearing high heels to raise awareness about domestic violence at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2014 to be hosted by the Hospitality House for Women, Incorporated on Friday, October 17th. The event will take place at Rotary Plaza, between The Forum and the courthouse. Registration begins at 11 am with the Walk to begin at noon.
A Nobel Peace Prize winner is coming to Rome, Georgia. Dr. Muhammad Yunus, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance, will deliver a keynote address to be hosted by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce this Sunday, September 28th at the Rome City Auditorium. His topic will be “Social Enterprise”, inspired by his latest book, “Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs”.
The Model High School football team has been ranked the number 10 team for Class AA in the latest Georgia Sports Writers Football Poll, for which results were released yesterday.
A man who fled from police and wrecked his car in the process was reportedly in critical condition last night at Floyd Medical Center.
State Senator Chuck Hufstetler has been awarded the Healthcare Access Champion by Georgia Watch. The honor was bestowed upon him at the organization’s 2014 Consumer Champion Gala on Thursday, September 18th.