A Rome man was arrested yesterday in connection with a structure fire on North Avery Road that occurred on June 22, 2014. According to a report from the Floyd County Police Department, Zachary Carter Blalock, age 39 and of a Garden Lakes Parkway address, was arrested on felony warrants for terroristic threats and acts under the Georgia Family Violence Act and arson in the first degree, also under the Family Violence Act. Blalock has also been accused of damaging an apartment in which the victim lived by the use of fire and made threats of a violent nature toward the victim.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Minnesota Vikings 41-28 in NFL action yesterday afternoon at Minneapolis.
Get ready to chow down on some tasty barbecue at the 8th annual Cave Spring Pig Out, slated for tomorrow (Saturday, September 27th) at Rolater Park in Cave Spring. Gates open at 10 am. Admission is $5 and free for children under 10. In addition to a barbecue competition, there will be kids activities, live music, arts and crafts, mule driven wagon rides and specialty food vendors.
It’s time for Friday Night Lights as area high school football teams take the field tonight for week five of the 2014 season. This will mark the beginning of region play for a number of teams, including the Model Blue Devils, who will travel to Dade County for a Region 7 AA showdown. The match will be featured as the Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Matt Davis will provide the play-by-play story and will be joined in the broadcast booth by Ben Poplin. They’ll take to the airwaves at 7:15 pm; kick off is set for 7:30 pm.
The Atlanta Braves concluded their 2014 season with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, allowing the Braves to take two of three from the Phillies over the weekend.
The South Rome Redevelopment Corporation will host a free community resource fair tomorrow from 1 pm until 3 pm at the South Rome Boys & Girls Club at 211 East Main Street. The purpose of the fair is to inform the public about services available in this area.
The Atlanta Braves closed out their final homestand of 2014 with a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates of 10-1 last night at Turner Field.