A suspect has been named in the shooting incident in South Rome that resulted in a fatality on Tuesday.
Parke Wilkinson has been tapped to serve as the Principal of the new Anna K. Davie Elementary School during the 2015-2016 school year. The Rome City Schools made the announcement on Wednesday. Wilkinson is currently the Principal of East Central Elementary School.
The Atlanta Hawks extended their franchise record for consecutive wins to 17 straight games with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night at the Philips Arena in Atlanta.
The Floyd County Police Department continues their investigation into the double homicide that occurred on Terhune Road last Friday.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate for December stood at 6.8 percent, up from 6.7 percent in November but down from 7.7 percent in December 2013.
The sale of News Publishing Company, the parent company of the Rome News-Tribune, to Marietta-based Times-Journal Incorporated has been approved in US Bankruptcy Court. Judge Mary Grace Diehl approved the $3.05 million sale on Wednesday. The transfer will become effective on Sunday, according to this morning’s Rome News.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team picked up their first conference win of the season with a 70-50 upset of No. 23 Miami on Wednesday night in Coral Gables, Florida. Marcus Georges-Hunt led the Yellow Jackets in scoring with 24 points. Last night marked the Jackets’ first win since December 30th. They are now 10-10 overall and 1-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Jackets will be back on their home court at the McCamish Pavilion on Saturday to host ACC rival NC State. Tip off is slated for noon. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech athletics.
Online voting is now open for the 7th annual Harbor House Adult Spell Off!