The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority has announced that Richard Garland has announced his resignation as its Executive Director effective January 1, 2015.
The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Sam Parker, the LaFayette police officer who was convicted in 2009 of the murder of his wife Theresa. The state’s highest court ruled that evidence of previous domestic violence were relevant in the case. Sam Parker shot and killed Theresa Parker in 2007 and hid the body, which was found years later. Sam Parker is currently serving his sentence at Long State Prison in South Georgia.
Atlanta Braves fans are forced to bid farewell to one of its favorites as Jason Heyward has been traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. Heyward, along with relief pitcher Jordan Walden, are being sent to the Cards in exchange for pitcher Shelby Miller and minor leaguer Tyrell Jenkins, also a pitcher, in a move clearly intended to bolster the Braves’ pitching staff. Heyward is eligible for free agency next year.
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Tennessee Titans 27-24 last night in Monday Night Football in Nashville. The Steelers notched 14 points in the fourth quarter to surge ahead of the Titans and take sole possession of second place in the AFC North. Pittsburgh is now 7-4 on the season, while Tennessee falls to 2-8.
It’s cold out there! And the National Weather Service predicts that today’s high is only going to reach 36 degrees in the Greater Rome area. Tonight’s low is expected to dip down into the upper teens.
US Senator Johnny Isakson announced yesterday that he intends to seek re-election in 2016. He made the announcement while surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia’s elected officials at the State Capitol in Atlanta.
The Berry College women’s basketball team opened their 2014-2015 season with a huge 106-31 victory over Wesleyan at home last night. The 106 point total is the second most in program history and sets an NCAA Division III record for Berry. Twelve of the thirteen Vikings who played in last night’s game scored points. They were led by Mel McLean, who contributed 17 points and five three-point baskets. Emma Cook also added 17 points and seven rebounds. The Berry women’s next opponent is Toccoa Falls; the teams will go head to head this Friday night at 6 pm at the Cage Center.
Motorists continue to enjoy the lowest gas prices in four years, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded dropped for the 52nd consecutive day on Sunday, falling 45 cents since September 26th. During that same period, gas prices fell 49 cents in Georgia, with the streak of declines extending to 43 days.