Gas prices are back down following a jump with the announcement that the federal government shutdown has ended, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.
The Boston Red Sox are one win away from another World Series championship! The Red Sox took a 3-2 lead in the series with a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in game five last night at St. Louis’s Busch Stadium. Former Atlanta Brave David Ross gave the Sox the lead with a tiebreaking double in the top of the seventh. Jacoby Ellsbury added insurance with an RBI single in that inning. David Ortiz “Big Papi”put the Sox on the board with an RBI double in the first. Jon Lester took the win for Boston after giving up just one run and four hits, walking no one and striking out seven over seven and two-third innings. The only run that Lester surrendered was a solo homer to Matt Holiday in the bottom of the fourth. Koji Uehara got the save for the Sox last night. Adam Wainwright took the loss for St. Louis.
A second early voting location opens today at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. It will be open daily from 8 am until 5 pm through this Friday, November 1st, according to a Floyd County media release. Early voting continues during those same hours at the Floyd County Elections Office, located on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building at 12 East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.
The West Rome Animal Clinic on Shorter Avenue will soon be serving clients in a new facility. Ground was broken last week on the new clinic, which will be located behind the current facility, according to owner Dr. Dan Pate.
It was a tough night last night for St. Louis sports fans as not only did their Cardinals lose to the Boston Red Sox in game five of the World Series, their Rams lost to the Seattle Seahawks in Monday Night Football last night by a score of 14-9, also in St. Louis.
Planning on taking the kids trick or treating for Halloween this Thursday night? If you haven’t already gotten your youngsters’ costumes, here’s a tip from the Rome Fire Department – make sure they are flame proof. Fire safety educator Robert Owens urges consumers to look for costumes with labels indicating that they are flame proof or fire resistant. He adds that it’s a good idea to have a flash light or some type of lighted instrument handy.
The Rome City Commission will meet this evening. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public. Take a look at City Commissioners’ agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.