Zombies will invade downtown Rome at the second annual Zombiethon 5K and Apocalyptic Block Party this Saturday, October 25th to be hosted by the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and Downtown Development Authority and sponsored by the Harbin Clinic.
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence issued to a man convicted of killing two brothers in Walker County in 2002. The court unanimously upheld the convictions and two death sentences handed to Donnie Allen Hulett for the murders of Larry and Arvine Phelps. The pair were killed at the Mountain Top Boys’ Home on July 22, 2002.
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.
Another successful Wings Over North Georgia air show is on the books! The air show will probably break records where attendance is concerned for this year, though official numbers have not been tallied. The air show drew not only local residents but visitors from all over the world to the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome.
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.