Many Rome and Floyd County residents were disappointed (but maybe not surprised) at the news last week that the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that the contract to play its National Championship Game at Barron Stadium will end a couple of years early. The current agreement between the NAIA and the Rome Host Committee will end after the 2013 game.
The second annual Moving Day to benefit the National Parkinson Foundation’s Georgia Chapter is set for this Saturday, October 27th from 9 am until 1 pm at State Mutual Stadium, home of the Rome Braves.
The Floyd County Board of Education has named two finalists in the search for a new Floyd County Schools superintendent. Current superintendent Dr. Lynn Plunkett is set to retire at the end of November. She has served as Floyd County Schools superintendent for the past five years.
The third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney was held last night on the campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The primary focus of the sit-down, face-to-face debate was foreign policy, though matters related to the US economy did arise during the debate.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.
Robert Timothy Spriggs, age 29 and of Rome, has been sentenced to life without parole following a 2009 shooting incident that resulted in the death of one person and injury to another. Spriggs was recently charged in the shooting death of 45-year-old John Gregory Davis at his Old Dalton Road home on November 17, 2009. He also shot another relative of his former girlfriend on Clinton Drive that day. Spriggs pleaded guilty but mentally to a long list of charges on October 12th.
High school football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 this Friday night.