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 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.
Area high school football teams will take the field for week nine of the 2014 season tomorrow night.
The Atlanta Hawks topped the San Antonio Spurs 117-107 in their final pre-season game of 2014 last night in San Antonio. Jeff Teague led the Hawks in scoring with 21 points. The Hawks will open the 2014-2015 regular season next Wednesday night in Toronto against the Raptors.
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 Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 last night in game two of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, tying the series at a game apiece. The Royals surged ahead of the Giants with five runs in the bottom of the sixth, including a two-run homer from former Atlanta Brave Omar Infante. Kelvin Herrera got the win in relief for Kansas City, while Jake Peavy was tagged with the loss for San Francisco. The best-of-seven series moves to San Francisco for game three on Friday night. First pitch is set for 8:07 pm at AT&T Park.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel has been named the first Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year. Kimbrel accumulated a 1.61 ERA and struck out 95 batters in 61.2 innings during the past season, earning an NL-high 47 saves in 51 chances. He is the first pitcher in major league history to begin his career with four consecutive 40-save seasons.
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.