The search for an escaped rapist ended with his arrest in Polk County yesterday. Winford Reece Ellis, age 39, had been on the run since April 12. He had been incarcerated at the Atlanta Transitional Center and was scheduled for release in September, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.
The Senior Promotions Council of the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority will present the 26th annual Senior Inforum on Wednesday, May 7th from 10 am until 1 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. Doors will open at 9:30 am. The event will take on a Hee-Haw theme this year and will feature food, entertainment and opportunities for seniors to learn about the services offered to them in this community.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 yesterday afternoon at Turner Field en route to their sixth series win of the season.
The Rome Braves fell to the Greensboro Grasshoppers 7-2 in the finale of a three game series between the teams yesterday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium, allowing the Grasshoppers to take two of three from the Braves. Greensboro plated seven runs before the Braves ever even got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that metro Rome’s unemployment rate dropped to 7.2 percent in March, down from 7.5 percent in February and almost two percentage points from 9.0 percent in March 2013.
Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60 yesterday, legislation intended protect the rights of licensed concealed carry permit holders.
Eighteen high school student athletes have committed to play football at Berry College this fall, Vikings head coach Tony Kunczewski has announced.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Indiana Pacers in game three of the first round of the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs tonight. Tip off is slated for 7 pm at the Philips Arena.