The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority has announced an $85,000 donation from Advance Polymer Technology (APT) to the Barron Stadium Complex and the Rome Throws Center. Barron will be the launch site for Rekortan G-13, APT’s latest track technology.
The Berry College football team will conclude their 2014 season tomorrow evening with a non-conference match at home against Southeastern University. The Southeastern Fire, based out of Florida, are a part of the NAIA, of which Berry was once a member. Berry is currently 2-7 overall, while Southeastern is 6-3 overall. Tomorrow night’s match between the Vikings and the Fire is slated to get underway at 6 pm at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Pre-game programming will begin with the Coach Tony Kunczewski Show at 5:30 pm. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, will go on air live from Barron Stadium at 5:15 pm.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the shooting incident that took place last Saturday night near the Alabama state line. According to a media release from the Floyd County Police Department, Ansley McGhee has been charged with false statements and party to a crime of aggravated battery. In addition, Craig Jones and Regina Jones each face charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. The trio was arrested on Tuesday.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is teaming up with the Rome and Floyd County Police Departments and the Rome/Floyd County Child Abduction Response Team to host an Internet Safety seminar tonight. The free seminar is slated to get underway at 6 pm in the Municipal Court Room of the Law Enforcement Complex in downtown Rome. At the event, parents can learn about the free GBI Child ID app for smartphones and how it can be used to assist law enforcement in locating missing children. State Representative Katie Dempsey will serve as the moderator.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for opening round action of the state playoffs.
The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills 22-9 in Thursday Night Football last night at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. Ryan Tannehill threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns to lift the Dolphins to victory over their AFC East rivals. The Dolphins improved to 6-4, while the Bills fell to 5-5.
‘HAPPY LITTLE ELVES’ IN FLOYD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEEKS TO BRIGHTEN THE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR CHILDREN, SENIORS THROUGH SHERIFF’S SANTA PROGRAM
The ‘happy little elves’ in the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department seek to make Christmas a little merrier this year for less fortunate children in our community through their Sheriff’s Santa program.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for portions of north and central Georgia that is slated to take effect tonight at 10 pm and remain in effect until 10 am tomorrow morning. Overnight and early morning lows are expected to dip down into the mid 20s to near freezing.