In high school football news, the Region 7 AA showdown between Coosa and Darlington set for this Friday night is in the running to be featured as Fox 5′s Game of the Week. Online voting for the designation continues through this Thursday at noon. If the Coosa at Darlington match gets the most votes, Atlanta-based Fox 5 will be in Rome to cover it. Kick off is slated for 7:30 pm at Chris Hunter Stadium.
The Region 7 AA showdown between Coosa and Darlington set for this Friday night is in the running to be featured as Fox 5′s Game of the Week. Online voting for the designation continues through this Thursday at noon. If the Coosa at Darlington match gets the most votes, Atlanta-based Fox 5 will be in Rome to cover it. Kick off is slated for 7:30 pm at Chris Hunter Stadium.
The community, parents in particular, are invited to preview the Floyd County Teen Maze this evening from 6:30 pm until 7:30 pm at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome.
The Kansas City Royals hope that being on their home field will give them the advantage as the 2014 World Series returns to Kauffman Stadium tonight for game six. The San Francisco Giants currently lead the best-of-seven set 3-2. Yordano Ventura is slated to serve as the starting pitcher for Kansas City tonight, while Jake Peavy will get the start for San Francisco. First pitch is set for 8:07 pm. The game will be televised on FOX, with their coverage to begin at 7:30 pm.
The Atlanta Hawks will open the 2014-2015 season tonight! They’ll do so with a match in Toronto versus the Raptors. Tip off is slated for 7:30 pm. The Hawks will play their home opener this Saturday, November 1st at the Philips Arena against the Indiana Pacers.
The suspect in a robbery that took place at the Greater Community Bank branch on East Second Avenue in Rome yesterday has been booked into the Floyd County Jail. Michael Styles, age 49, was found in Polk County by Rockmart Police inside the trunk of a car being driven by 63-year-old Curtis Styles, who had been pulled over for suspected DUI. The younger Styles reportedly robbed the bank around 11:30 am. He has been charged with felony robbery. Charges are expected to be filed against the older Styles as well.
The Floyd County Commission will meet in regular session today. They’ll gather for a caucus session at 4:30 pm, to be followed by their regular meeting at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Both are open to the public.
The Washington Redskins topped the Dallas Cowboys 20-17 in overtime in Monday Night Football last night at Arlington, Texas, effectively ending the Cowboys’ six game winning streak. Kai Forbath kicked a 40-yard field goal to lift the Redskins to victory, thanks in part to a push from teammate and Texas native Colt McCoy. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo left the game in the third quarter due to an apparent injury, but returned before his team’s final drive of regulation.