Halloween is coming soon. It’s this Wednesday, October 31st. If you haven’t gotten Halloween costumes for your kiddos (or yourself) yet, there are important standards of safety you’ll want to heed. Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department, says to look for costumes with labels indicating they are fire proof or fire resistant. He also indicates that costumes should have some sort of reflective material so they can be seen in the dark. Carpenter also says to be on the lookout for those trick or treaters on Wednesday night, to ensure their safety as they hit the streets in search of treats. He urges drivers to slow down in areas where kids will be trick or treating.
The Atlanta Falcons remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team with a 30-17 victory over Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly yesterday afternoon. The win leaves the Falcons 7-0 for the first time in franchise history.
In college football news from over the weekend, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fell to the Brigham Young Cougars 41-17 this past Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. With the loss, the Jackets fall to 3-5 overall for the 2012 season. They’ll hit the road to take on Maryland this coming Saturday at 12:30 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s radio home for Georgia Tech football.
The Floyd County Superior Court Judges have appointed, by unanimous decision, attorney C. Gregory Price to fill the two year unexpired term of retiring Juvenile Court Judge Timothy A. Pape.
Plans are in the works for the 24th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast, sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County. The free dinner is offered to those in our community who, for whatever reason, may not be able to prepare and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner or would have to spend the holiday alone.
Just in case you missed them, here are your area high school football scores from this past Friday night -
The San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series with a 4-3 win in 10 innings in game four of the Fall Classic last night at Detroit’s Comerica Park. It marks the Giants’ second title in three seasons. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval was named the series MVP.
The Rome TEA Party held a Charter School Amendment Town Hall meeting last night at Grace Bible Church in Rome. The goal of the meeting was to answer the many questions brought up by Amendment 1, the Charter Schools Amendment.