Ford, Gittings and Kane Jewelers at 312 Broad Street in downtown Rome is offering the public an opportunity to bid on jewelry (and potentially walk away with that jewelry at a very low price) and, at the same time, contribute to two local charities.
The Atlanta Braves kicked off a 10-game road trip with a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, marking the Braves’ fourth straight win.
High school football will return to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 this Friday night as the Darlington Tigers open their 2014 season at Murphy, North Carolina. It will be a season of change for Darlington as the Tigers will be playing in Region 7AA this year.
What has turned out to be one of the biggest events of the year in Rome and Floyd County, the 4th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge took place on Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd at the Rome City Auditorium. Ten celebrity couples displayed their fancy footwork in an effort to raise funds for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.
The First Baptist Church of Lindale is joining the Ice Bucket Challenge craze. The church will conduct the challenge this Sunday in honor of member Freddie Giles, a 49-year-old who has ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge for the Freddie Giles Foundation will take place at FBCL, 26 Park Street in Lindale, this Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm. Water and ice will be supplied. All donations are tax-deductible; every cent will go to the Foundation.
The Rome Braves took the night off last night and will return to State Mutual Stadium tonight to open a six game homestand that will include three games each with the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Charleston Riverdogs. It will be one of the Braves’ final homestands of the season; their 2014 season will conclude on Labor Day, which is now less than two weeks away.
The Floyd County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for a missing couple from Port Sulfur, Louisiana. The FCPD has released pictures related to the case on their Facebook page, including one of the pair’s 2006 Kia Sorento SUV, white with gold, in which they had been traveling. The couple, Demetrious Billiot, age 77, and Willie Pearl Billiot, age 83, are still missing.
Gas prices continued to slide last week, according to AAA – The Auto Club Group, which reports that gasoline is priced at or below $3.20 in metro markets such as Columbus, Chattanooga, Memphis, Orlando and Tampa.