Tragedy struck on Halloween morning as two people lost their lives in a two-vehicle wreck on Rockmart Highway near Spur 101. According to Officer Jerome Poole with the Floyd County Police, a Toyota Camry being driven by 26 year old Karen Worthington of Rome was traveling south on the Rockmart Highway when she veered into the northbound lane and crashed head on into a Chevrolet Silverado truck being driven by 56 year old William Lee Puckett of Rockmart. Worthington was killed in the collision, along with her passenger, 27 year old Zachary David Burgoyne of Rome. Puckett, the driver of the truck, was listed in stable condition last night at Floyd Medical Center.
Floyd County Animal Control will host an adoption day tomorrow. Dogs and cats will be up for adoption from 10 am until 3 pm. The cost is $20 per dog and $15 per cat. Refreshments will be available at the event, including hot dogs, chips and drinks. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and provide assistance, according to a Floyd County media release.
Today is the final day for early voting in the November 5th general election. It is being offered at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill and at the Floyd County Elections office on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome from 8 am until 5 pm.
College football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 tomorrow.
Members of the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce will get a sneak preview of the Chamber’s Business Expo 2013 tonight at The Forum in downtown Rome during a special Business After Hours event from 5 pm until 8 pm.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for what will be the second to last week of the regular season for most of those teams. Tune in for Northwest Georgia’s best high school football coverage on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410.
The Miami Dolphins beat the Cincinnati Bengals 22-20 in overtime last night in Thursday Night Football. Cameron Wake sacked Andy Dalton for a safety with a little more than six and a half minutes left in that OT to ensure the Dolphins’ victory.