The annual public meeting of the Hospitality House for Women is set for this evening at 6 pm at the Seven Hills Building on Broad Street next to the DeSoto Theatre. The Board of Directors as well as the staff of the Hospitality House for Women and the Hospitality House Thrift Store will participate in the program. Refreshments will be served.
The San Francisco Giants took a 3-2 lead in the World Series with a 5-0 shut out win over the Kansas City Royals in game five of the Fall Classic last night at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game, giving up just four hits to get the win for the Giants and becoming the first pitcher to throw a World Series shutout since the Florida Marlins’ Josh Beckett over the New York Yankees in 2003.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO IN ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY THIS WEEKEND? HERE’S A VIRTUAL COMPENDIUM OF LOCAL EVENTS!
Those looking for something to do this weekend certainly have a wide array of options around the Greater Rome area.
The search continues for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place near Darlington School last night. The robbery took place at Rhonda’s Shopette 1 at 1203 Cave Spring Road around 8 pm, after which the masked suspect took off towards Darlington School. The suspect has been described as between five feet seven inches to six feet tall; he was wearing a dark hoodie with a red shirt underneath. Those with any information pertaining to the case are asked to call 911.
The Atlanta Falcons fell to the Detroit Lions 22-21 in NFL action yesterday at Wembley Stadium in London, England, marking the Falcons’ fifth straight loss. Atlanta led by a score of 21-0 at halftime, but Detroit came charging back in the second half. Matt Prater lifted the Lions to victory with a 48-yard field goal on the final play of the game. This came just seconds after Prater’s failed attempted at a 43-yard field goal.
Georgia’s Attorney General Sam Olens spoke before members of the Rome Exchange Club during their regular meeting at the Palladium on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds today. Olens, who emphasized that the focus of his speech was public safety and not politics, discussed the topics of sex trafficking and prescription drug abuse in the state of Georgia.
Here’s a reminder that early voting will be offered this Sunday for the first time ever in Rome and Floyd County. Voters can cast their ballots on Saturday, October 25th from 9 am until 4 pm and Sunday, October 26th from 11 am until 4 pm at the Floyd County Elections Office, located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. Early voting continues at the elections office next Monday, October 27th thru Friday, October 31st from 8 am until 5 pm daily, with a second location to be added at the Rome Civic Center. Polls will be open on election day, Tuesday, November 4th, from 7 am until 7 pm. For more information, call the Floyd County Elections Office at (706) 291-5167.
Friday night lights will shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for week nine of the 2014 season.