Zombies will invade downtown Rome at the second annual Zombiethon 5K and Apocalyptic Block Party this Saturday, October 25th to be hosted by the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and Downtown Development Authority and sponsored by the Harbin Clinic.
A Rome man has been charged with arson for intentionally setting fire to his home. According to a release from the Floyd County Police, Jason Lee Mull, age 39 and of 111 Plymouth Road, has been charged with felony arson in the first degree after setting fire to his residence, which was under a mortgage with Chase and had active insurance through Farm Bureau. The investigation into the matter followed a structure fire that was reported just before 5 am on Sunday, October 19th.
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Houston Texans 30-23 in Monday Night Football last night at Pittsburgh. The Steelers took the lead with 24 points in the final minutes of the second quarter. With the win, the Steelers improved to 4-3 on the season. The Texans fell to 3-4.
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence issued to a man convicted of killing two brothers in Walker County in 2002. The court unanimously upheld the convictions and two death sentences handed to Donnie Allen Hulett for the murders of Larry and Arvine Phelps. The pair were killed at the Mountain Top Boys’ Home on July 22, 2002.
The World Series gets underway tonight! The Kansas City Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in game one of the best-of-seven series; first pitch is set for 8 pm at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. This marks the Royals’ first trip to the Fall Classic since 1985 and the Giants’ third in the past five seasons.
The Atlanta Hawks picked up a 117-114 overtime victory over the Charlotte Hornets in NBA pre-season action last night at the Philips Arena. The Hawks will play their final pre-season game for 2014 tomorrow night in San Antonio against the Spurs. They’ll open the regular season on Wednesday, October 29th in Toronto against the Raptors.
More than 500 people got a first look at the new Polk Medical Center yesterday during a Grand Preview of the facility. The $40 million medical complex will officially open its doors on November 6th.