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.
The Berry College women’s and men’s basketball teams each picked up wins at home last night.
The Rome City Commission has expressed that they are against a proposal from Floyd County to abolish the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and make it a county department. The Commission met in an early caucus session prior to their regular meeting last night to discuss the matter. Commissioner Wendy Davis, like other city officials, has expressed a desire to work in unity with the county, stating that city commissioners appear willing to continue working towards finding a compromise. The city aims to move forward in their discussions with the county.
The Georgia State Patrol certainly anticipates a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.
The Atlanta Hawks topped the Washington Wizards 107-102 in NBA action last night at Washington DC. Jeff Teague was the top scorer for Atlanta with 28 points. Last night marked the Hawks’ second straight win. They’ll aim for a three-peat tonight with a 7:30 pm match at home against the Toronto Raptors. The game will be televised on Sports South.
Contributions of desserts, coats and jackets, money and time are needed for the 26th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast. The free dinner will be served at the Rome Civic Center on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, from 11 am until 2 pm or until food runs out. It is being offered to those who may not be able to prepare and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner or who might otherwise have to eat alone.
Rome native Gretchen Corbin has been tapped by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to serve as the Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia upon the retirement of current Commissioner Ron Jackson in January. Her nomination awaits approval from the TCSG board. Corbin is currently the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, a position she has held since 2013.