Early voting begins today for the November 4th general election. It will be offered every Monday thru Friday from 8 am until 5 pm through October 31st at the Floyd County Elections Office located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. A second early voting location will be open from October 27th thru 31st at the Rome Civic Center. Early voting will also be offered on Saturday, October 25th from 9 am until 4 pm and Sunday, October 26th from 11 am until 4 pm at the elections office.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. The meeting will be streamed live online at www.romefloyd.com.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Chicago Bears 27-13 in NFL action yesterday at the Georgia Dome, marking the Falcons’ third straight loss.
The Coosa Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host their 19th annual Chili Cook Off tomorrow (Saturday, October 11th) at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Gates open at 10:30 am.
The United Way of Rome-Floyd County seeks support from the community for its current fundraising campaign. The 2015 campaign began in late August and continues through November. The goal is $1 million.
Today is Columbus Day. Observed annually on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day is intended to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492. It became a federal holiday in the United States back in 1937.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 in game two of the National League Championship Series last night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, tying the series at a game a piece.
The 67th annual Shrine Game is slated to take place tonight as the Armuchee High School Indians host Model High’s Blue Devils in a cross-county (and Region 7 AA) rivalry.