Today is the last day to purchase $20 tickets for the 2014 Empty Bowls benefit. The 12th annual event is set for Tuesday, November 11th from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill.
The Indianapolis Colts took a 40-24 victory from Eli Manning and the New York Giants in Monday Night Football last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Andrew Luck threw for four touchdowns to lift the Colts to victory. Adam Vinatieri also contributed four field goals and is perfect on 20 tries this year. With their win, the Colts improve to 6-3 on the season. The Giants fall to 3-5; their loss last night was their third straight.
The race for US Senate between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn has been garnering quite a bit of national attention in recent days. Former GOP Senate candidate Jack Kingston contends that the future of the US Senate hangs in the balance with this particular race, which could result in a runoff.
The national average for regular unleaded gasoline fell below $3 per gallon on Saturday for the first time since December 22, 2010, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that more than sixty percent of US gas stations are currently selling gas at lower than $3 a gallon, while twenty-three states currently have averages under the $3 mark. Motorists in the Southeastern United States are enjoying some of the cheapest gas prices in the country. The average price of gas in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee is the 20th, 12th and 2nd lowest in the nation, respectively.
The Floyd County Commission will hold a Special Called Meeting this Thursday, November 6th at 8 am in the Community Room, Suite 206, of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. The meeting is related to parking deck bonds refinancing.
Tomorrow is election day! Polls will open at 7 am and close at 7 pm for the November 4th general election, which will determine the fate of two Floyd County Commission posts and one state House seat, the position of Governor of Georgia, a post on the US Senate and a number of statewide offices.
The month of November is poised to start off with a bang as a number of activities are scheduled to take place around the Greater Rome area this weekend, the first full weekend of the month.
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 43-23 in Sunday Night Football last night at Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six touchdowns to lift the Steelers to victory and set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games. Roethlisberger’s 12 touchdown passes in the last two games surpassed the mark of 11 set by Tom Flores for Oakland in 1963, which was matched in 2007 by New England’s Tom Brady.