Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens spoke before members of the Rome Exchange Club during their regular meeting at the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds today. Olens, who emphasized that the focus of his speech was public safety and not politics, discussed the topics of sex trafficking and prescription drug abuse in the state of Georgia.
Here’s a reminder that early voting will be offered this Sunday for the first time ever in Rome and Floyd County. Voters can cast their ballots on Saturday, October 25th from 9 am until 4 pm and Sunday, October 26th from 11 am until 4 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office, located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Early voting continues at the elections office next Monday, October 27th thru Friday, October 31st from 8 am until 5 pm daily, with a second location to be added at the Rome Civic Center. Polls will be open on election day, Tuesday, November 4th, from 7 am until 7 pm. For more information, call the Floyd County Elections Office at (706) 291-5167.
Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week nine of the 2014 season.
BERRY COLLEGE IN THE HUNT FOR FIRST-EVER ROAD VICTORY AT BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN, GA TECH AT PITT THIS SATURDAY
The Berry College football team has made program history in their second season of play with two wins, including their first-ever conference win, under their belts. Now they aim to pick up their first-ever road win with a match against Southern Athletic Association rival Birmingham-Southern tomorrow in Birmingham, Alabama. The outing is scheduled to get underway at 2 pm and will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Our broadcast will begin with the Coach Tony Kunczewski Show at 1:30 pm, in which WLAQ/The Ridge Sports’ Matt Davis catches up with Berry head football coach Tony Kunczewski. Ben Poplin will bring you the play-by-play story of the game and will go on air live from Birmingham at 1:45 pm.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY THIS WEEKEND? HERE’S A VIRTUAL COMPENDIUM OF LOCAL EVENTS!
Those looking for something to do this weekend certainly have a wide array of options around the Greater Rome area.
The search continues for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place near Darlington School last night. The robbery took place at Rhonda’s Shopette 1 at 1203 Cave Spring Road around 8 pm, after which the masked suspect took off towards Darlington School. The suspect has been described as between five feet seven inches to six feet tall; he was wearing a dark hoodie with a red shirt underneath. Those with any information pertaining to the case are asked to call 911.
John Hart has been named the new president of baseball operations for the Atlanta Braves. Hart has served as interim General Manager since the Braves fired Frank Wren last month. He has agreed to a three-year contract with the Braves. His previous experience includes stints as GM for the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians.
The Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers 35-21 in Thursday Night Football at Denver last night. Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders connected for three touchdowns in the Broncos’ victory. Denver improved to 6-1, while San Diego fell to 5-3 on the season.