A Roman Thanksgiving tradition will be held today with the intentions of feeding those less fortunate and ensuring that they enjoy holiday fellowship. The 26th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast will take place at the Rome Civic Center from 11 am until 2 pm or until food runs out. It is being presented by the Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County. Contributions of desserts, coats and jackets, and money are still being accepted. Your help is also needed if you would like to volunteer to assist with the Love Feast. For more information, call (706) 234-2091. Financial contributions may be made by making your check payable to the “Thanksgiving Love Feast” and sending it to: P.O. Box 161, Rome, Georgia 30161.
Former Rome High School principal Mike Buck has been tapped to serve as the new Superintendent for the Rome City Schools, effective December 12th. The announcement was made at a called meeting of the city school board on Wednesday. Buck currently serves as Chief Academic Officer for the Georgia Department of Education.
If you want to watch some football on this Thanksgiving Day, the NFL (and network television) will offer opportunities for you to do it all day long and into the evening. Here’s the schedule:
The Georgia State Patrol certainly anticipates a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in October, down from 7.5 percent in September and from 8.4 percent in October 2013.
The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Eastern Conference-leading Toronto Raptors 126-115 in a high-scoring pre-Thanksgiving match last night at the Philips Arena. Jeff Teague was the top scorer for Atlanta with 24 points. Al Horford also added 23 points, and Kyle Korver contributed 19 points. With their loss, the Hawks fell to 7-6 overall and 5-2 at home. They’ll remain at home to face the New Orleans Pelicans this Friday night at 7:30 pm.
An estimated 46.3 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. That travel period officially begins today and continues through Sunday, November 30th. AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins predicts that roadways will be busy across the nation. He anticipates an increase of 1.9 million travelers over last year.
The Reverend Carey Ingram, pastor of Lovejoy Baptist Church, has been tapped to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rome Christmas Parade. The announcement was made during a special breakfast at the Coosa Country Club on Tuesday morning. This year’s parade is set for next Tuesday evening, December 2nd. It will make its way down Broad Street beginning at 6:30 pm. This year’s theme is “Holly Jolly Christmas”. For more information, visit www.romechristmasparade.com.