Happy Halloween! Whatever you do to celebrate the holiday, make sure you do it safely. Robert Owens, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, urges parents to carefully supervise their young trick or treaters this evening.
A second suspect has been apprehended in the September 18th armed robbery and assault of a taxi driver. According to a release from the Floyd County Police Department, a male juvenile aged 16 has been charged in connection with the case. His arrest, along with the earlier arrest of 21-year-old Timothy Linell Long, resulted from information received after two composite sketches were released to the public. The sketches were drawn by Kelly Lawson of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Boston Strong. It’s a phrase we’ve been hearing a lot since mid-April and one we will likely hear quite a bit in the coming days as the Boston Red Sox are the 2013 World Series Champions! The Red Sox clinched the title with a 6-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in game six of the Fall Classic last night at Boston’s Fenway Park. It marks Boston’s third World Series win in the past 10 years and the first that they have won at home since 1918.
Election Day is one week from today. Polls will open across Floyd County at 7 am and remain open until 7 pm next Tuesday, November 5th.
The Rome Little Theatre seeks to entertain the masses and support a friend tonight with a special Halloween showing of their production of Frankenstein to benefit Holly Moore. Money raised from the show will help off set costs related to Moore’s battle with cervical cancer, which began back in May 2009.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the US Travel Association have released a study which indicates $125.09 million in domestic traveler expenditures in Floyd County during the year 2012, up 6.7 percent from 2011, according to a release from the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Atlanta Hawks opened their 2013-2014 regular season with a loss to the Dallas Mavericks 118-109 last night in Dallas, Texas. Jeff Teague led
Gas prices are back down following a jump with the announcement that the federal government shutdown has ended, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.