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.
Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that he will sign an executive order to create an Ebola response team. According to a release from the Governor’s office, the team will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
Peyton Manning became the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes last night in the Denver Broncos’ 42-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Manning contributed four touchdown passes to bring his career total to 510, surpassing the previous record of 508 set by Brett Favre. The ball with which Manning accomplished this task will placed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
US oil production has risen to its highest level since 1985, placing downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that WTI crude settled at $82.75 on Friday after dropping below $80 a barrel for the first time in two years on Friday. The savings at the pump, created by the “US Shale Boom”, provides a little slack on consumers’ purse strings as the holiday season rapidly approaches.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Baltimore Ravens 29-7 in NFL action yesterday at Baltimore, marking the Falcons’ fourth straight loss.
This past weekend was undoubtedly a very special one for Berry College athletics. The Vikings football team notched their first conference win in school history with a 46-24 victory over Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix College on Saturday. One day prior, the college broke ground on its new athletic stadium. Valhalla will be home to Berry football, along with lacrosse and track and field. At the groundbreaking ceremony, Athletic Director Tom Hart expressed gratitude towards those who have supported construction of another on-campus facility that he believes will contribute to the health and educational experience of the Berry community.
Men will traipse around downtown Rome wearing high heels to raise awareness about domestic violence at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2014 to be hosted by the Hospitality House for Women, Incorporated today. The event will take place at Rotary Plaza, between The Forum and the courthouse. Registration begins at 11 am with the Walk to begin at noon.