A Rome man has been charged with arson for intentionally setting fire to his home. According to a release from the Floyd County Police, Jason Lee Mull, age 39 and of 111 Plymouth Road, has been charged with felony arson in the first degree after setting fire to his residence, which was under a mortgage with Chase and had active insurance through Farm Bureau. The investigation into the matter followed a structure fire that was reported just before 5 am on Sunday, October 19th.
The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Houston Texans 30-23 in Monday Night Football last night at Pittsburgh. The Steelers took the lead with 24 points in the final minutes of the second quarter. With the win, the Steelers improved to 4-3 on the season. The Texans fell to 3-4.
US oil production has risen to its highest level since 1985, placing downward pressure on oil and gasoline prices, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that WTI crude settled at $82.75 on Friday after dropping below $80 a barrel for the first time in two years on Friday. The savings at the pump, created by the “US Shale Boom”, provides a little slack on consumers’ purse strings as the holiday season rapidly approaches.
The World Series gets underway tonight! The Kansas City Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in game one of the best-of-seven series; first pitch is set for 8 pm at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. This marks the Royals’ first trip to the Fall Classic since 1985 and the Giants’ third in the past five seasons.
The Atlanta Hawks picked up a 117-114 overtime victory over the Charlotte Hornets in NBA pre-season action last night at the Philips Arena. The Hawks will play their final pre-season game for 2014 tomorrow night in San Antonio against the Spurs. They’ll open the regular season on Wednesday, October 29th in Toronto against the Raptors.
More than 500 people got a first look at the new Polk Medical Center yesterday during a Grand Preview of the facility. The $40 million medical complex will officially open its doors on November 6th.
Governor Nathan Deal announced yesterday that he will sign an executive order to create an Ebola response team. According to a release from the Governor’s office, the team will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.