Stormy weather closed out the weekend in the Greater Rome area. The National Weather Service reports that just under an inch and a half of rain fell at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community from early Sunday morning to Sunday evening. Heavy rains caused downed trees and power outages for nearly 2,000 Floyd County residents.
The Rome City Commission is slated to meet in regular session this evening. They will gather early for their caucus session today; that start time is 4 pm. The Commission’s regular meeting is slated to begin at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome.
GEORGIA TO HOST GEORGIA TECH IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL RIVALRY THIS SATURDAY; COVERAGE ON 95.7 FM THE RIDGE
The college football rivalry that fans across the state of Georgia eagerly anticipate every year is coming up this Saturday! Georgia will host Georgia Tech in a showdown between the hedges at UGA’s Sanford Stadium. Georgia is currently ranked No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, while Georgia Tech is ranked at No. 16. Saturday’s game is scheduled to get underway at noon and will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge, your local radio affiliate of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Do you plan spending some time in the kitchen this week, preparing a hearty Thanksgiving feast for your loved ones? Make sure you don’t leave that feast-in-the-making unattended! That is the message of the Rome Fire Department. Fire safety educator Robert Owens indicates that cooking fires are the most common among house fires, but they can be prevented if you remain focused on the task at hand.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Cleveland Browns 26-24 in NFL action yesterday at the Georgia Dome, ending a brief two-game winning streak for the Dirty Birds.
Have you made your Saturday morning breakfast plans yet? The Rome Noon Optimist Club urges you to join them for their 54th annual Pancake Breakfast, which is set for tomorrow, Saturday, November 22nd, from 6 am until noon at the Rome Civic Center. Attendees will be treated to pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and soft drinks. Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased from any member of the Rome Noon Optimist Club. Tickets are $6 at the door.
Lawmakers are weighing in on President Barack Obama’s proposed executive action on immigration. The President discussed his plans for immigration reform during a televised speech last night. Republicans have indicated that the move will provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.