Rome attorney Billy Sparks was officially sworn in as Floyd County Superior Court Judge on Thursday at the State Capitol in Atlanta. Sparks was chosen in September by Governor Nathan Deal to fill the spot vacated by the newly retired Walter J. Matthews.
College football will air once again this Saturday on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410.
The impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew to the southeastern US has led to evacuations along Georgia’s coast, as well as in Florida and South Carolina. Many events have been cancelled due to the storm, and it remains in question as to whether or not other events proceed as planned.
In an MLB playoff update, the teams have been set for the National and American League Division Series.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight for a handful of area high school football teams as they take the field for week seven of the 2016 season. Floyd County high schools, along with a number of other area teams, have the night off for Fall Break.
Fall’s Finest Festival, the 68th annual Coosa Valley Fair, enters day three. Today is Senior Citizens Day at the fair, with free admission offered to those age 55 and older from 1 pm until 5 pm. There will be games and entertainment for local seniors. The Ms. Senior Coosa Valley Fair pageant for ages 60 and over will be held at 1 pm.
The Rome Police Department was among over 25 different law enforcement agencies honored during the 16th annual Governor’s Challenge awards program hosted by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety at the Macon Centreplex on Wednesday.
Space is still available for cook teams that want to compete for the title of “Chili Champ” at the 21st annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off, set for Saturday at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.