Mohawk Industries announced plans for a $31 million expansion in Rome and Floyd County this morning during a special called meeting of the Rome Floyd County Development Authority. The expansion will mean the retention of 230 jobs, according to a release from the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce.
Donations are being sought across town for the local Toys for Tots campaign. Distribution is set for December 21st at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA action tonight at the Philips Arena. It will be the Clippers’ lone visit to Atlanta this season.
A Darlington sophomore has committed to play football at Auburn University. Tight end/defensive end Logan Rice announced on Tuesday his decision to play for Auburn upon graduating from Darlington in 2016, according to a media release from the school. His brother, Logan, also plans to attend Auburn and will be a preferred walk-on punter in this year’s class. Both are sons of Darlington history teacher Joey Rice.
Tonight’s the big night of the Rome Christmas Parade! The parade will traverse Broad Street in downtown Rome beginning at 6:30 pm. It will start at East First Avenue and end between Sixth and Eighth Avenues, where Santa Claus will light the Christmas tree located by the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Christmas at the Movies”. Ralph White will serve as Grand Marshal. More than 100 floats will be featured in the parade.