Assistant Floyd County Manager Noah Simon has announced his resignation from that post to accept a position of City Manager for the City of Lexington, Virginia. Simon will be leaving Floyd County after more than two and a half years on the job.
Area high school football teams will take the field for week six of the 2014 season on Friday night. Perhaps the biggest game of the week locally will involve the Darlington Tigers and the Model Blue Devils. The Region 7AA showdown is set to take place on the campus of Model High School. The Blue Devils have accumulated a 5-0 record to open the season, an accomplishment they have not achieved since 1979, a year in which they went undefeated and won the state championship. The Tigers are 4-1; their only loss was to Murphy at the beginning of the season. Both teams opened region play with victories last Friday night; Model blanked Dade County 24-0 while Darlington downed Gordon Lee 25-14.
Fall’s Finest Festival, the 66th annual Coosa Valley Fair, opens tomorrow at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome. The fair will be in town through this Saturday, October 4th. Discounted armbands are available online at www.coosavalleyfair.com through midnight tonight at a cost of $16 each.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgia residents that if they plan to vote in the November 4th general election, they must be registered to do so by October 6th (next Monday).
The Kansas City Chiefs pounded the New England Patriots in Monday Night Football last night at Kansas City. Jamaal Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns for the Chiefs. With the win, Kansas City improves to 2-2 on the season. New England falls to 2-2.
Gas prices remained relatively stagnant last week, falling a mere three hundredths of a cent nationwide, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which states that refinery outages in both Canada and Texas have caused the steady decline in the price at the pump to come to a halt. The price has even spiked in some markets, such as the Pensacola metro area in Florida, which saw a six cent rise in the average price of gas.
A Rome man was arrested yesterday in connection with a structure fire on North Avery Road that occurred on June 22, 2014. According to a report from the Floyd County Police Department, Zachary Carter Blalock, age 39 and of a Garden Lakes Parkway address, was arrested on felony warrants for terroristic threats and acts under the Georgia Family Violence Act and arson in the first degree, also under the Family Violence Act. Blalock has also been accused of damaging an apartment in which the victim lived by the use of fire and made threats of a violent nature toward the victim.