Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens spoke before members of the Rome Exchange Club during their regular meeting at the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds today. Olens, who emphasized that the focus of his speech was public safety and not politics, discussed the topics of sex trafficking and prescription drug abuse in the state of Georgia.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY THIS WEEKEND? HERE’S A VIRTUAL COMPENDIUM OF LOCAL EVENTS!
Those looking for something to do this weekend certainly have a wide array of options around the Greater Rome area.
Here’s a reminder that early voting will be offered this Sunday for the first time ever in Rome and Floyd County. Voters can cast their ballots on Saturday, October 25th from 9 am until 4 pm and Sunday, October 26th from 11 am until 4 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office, located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Early voting continues at the elections office next Monday, October 27th thru Friday, October 31st from 8 am until 5 pm daily, with a second location to be added at the Rome Civic Center. Polls will be open on election day, Tuesday, November 4th, from 7 am until 7 pm. For more information, call the Floyd County Elections Office at (706) 291-5167.
The search continues for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place near Darlington School last night. The robbery took place at Rhonda’s Shopette 1 at 1203 Cave Spring Road around 8 pm, after which the masked suspect took off towards Darlington School. The suspect has been described as between five feet seven inches to six feet tall; he was wearing a dark hoodie with a red shirt underneath. Those with any information pertaining to the case are asked to call 911.
A Model High School student was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Ward Mountain Road yesterday. Alexander “Alex” Brayden Crumbley, age 16 and a junior at Model, was reportedly traveling east around the 800 block of Ward Mountain Road as another vehicle was entering the roadway. Crumbley applied his brakes in an attempt to avoid a collision. He then left the roadway. He overcorrected, leading his Chevy Blazer to flip several times before coming to a stop. Crumbley was taken to Floyd Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Two other people were in the vehicle but were uninjured.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate for September dropped to 7.5 percent, down from 8.4 percent in August and from 8.5 percent in September 2013.
The Heart of the Community Foundation is currently accepting nominations for their 2015 Awards of Honor; they will do so through Monday, October 27, 2014. Nominations are being accepted for a Young Heart Award (age 35 or younger), a Business Community Service Award, four individual Awards of Honor and one Board of Governors Award.
The Chiaha Harvest Fair will be held this weekend at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Hours are 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday, October 25th and 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday, October 26th. The cider-sippin’, toe tappin’, fun for everyone festival enters its 50th year in 2014, according to event co-organizer Monica Sheppard.