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Elderly couple shot to death in Floyd County

Elderly couple shot to death in Floyd County

ROME, Ga. – Law enforcement authorities in Floyd County are trying to piece together the deaths of two people in a home on Terhume Road on Friday.

James Steven Reeves, 69, and 71-year-old Myra Wilson Reeves were found shot to death in the home at about 3:10 p.m.

Rome Police Officer Jerome Poole says that while this is being considered a homicide, there is not an active search in the area for a shooter.

Neighbors in the mostly rural area near the home where the deaths took place said they learned of the incident from the news, not from local police. The neighbors said they were not warned of any danger in the area, despite no arrests having been made in the case.

Investigators from the Floyd County Police Department have been searching for evidence from inside the home. They have also been working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on the case.

2 bodies found at Floyd Co. home

FLOYD COUNTY, Ga. -- Two bodies were found at a home in Rome, Ga. on Friday.

According to authorities, the bodies were found at a home on Terhune Road.

Police say there is no active search for a shooter, and that the deaths are being treated as a homicide.

Stay with 11Alive.com and our Facebook for more details.

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

Weekend roadwork: Sign structure and bridge repairs

(WXIA) -- Drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid the southwest side of Interstate 285 this weekend, as construction crews will complete road projects in the area.

Weekend roadwork will take place on several other stretches of highway and interstate throughout metro Atlanta as well. The rainy weather may delay some projects.

Planned work includes:

Coweta County
* 1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed between two miles north of Highway 34 and McCollum-Sharpsburg Road from 8 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sweeping.

Winston Churchill exhibition coming to Rome

Winston Churchill exhibition coming to Rome

ROME, Ga. -- A new exhibition at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will honor Sir Winston Churchill and his passion for art.

The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting opens Friday, Feb. 13 at the Rome museum. It will feature six of Churchill's paintings, as well as more than 100 hundred artifacts that highlight his ties to Georgia.

Churchill began painting in 1915, when he was 40 years old. According to his writings, art helped pull him out of a dark time in his life and allowed him to become one of the greatest prime ministers in U.K. history.

"If it weren't for painting I could not live. I couldn't bear the strain of things," Churchill wrote.

Art historian Ernest Gombrich took it a step further, saying Churchill's "painting may have helped to save Western civilization."

Run a half in 2015 | Berry Half

Run a half in 2015 | Berry Half

ROME, Ga. -- If a half marathon is on your list of goals for 2015, Georgia will host several 13.1-mile races throughout the year.

This year's Berry Half Marathon will be Saturday, Mar. 28 on the world's largest college campus. The relatively flat course treats runners to views of Rome's forest land, Berry's historic buildings and the area's 1,200 deer.

Participants will receive goodie bags and short-sleeve technical T-shirts, while finishers will be given medals.

For those who aren't ready to tackle a half marathon, the Berry Half also offers 5K and 10K options.

Registration prices are:

Half Marathon
* $70 through Mar. 22, $75 after
* $80 on race day

* $35 through Mar. 27
* $40 on race day

* $30 through Mar. 27
* $35 on race day

Learn more and sign up at berryhalf.com.

The weekend roadwork is spreading

The weekend roadwork is spreading

(WXIA) -- As 2015 rolls on, Georgia Department of Transportation crews will roll too -- to sites across metro Atlanta, where they will work on weekend road projects. (At least it will be sunny!)

This weekend, drivers are encouraged to avoid travel on the west side of Interstate 20 and the east side of I-285, if possible. Delays and lane closures are expected in both areas. All work is weather permitting.

Some of the scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
* 2 eastbound lanes of I-285 will be closed at I-75 Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for bridge joint repairs.

DeKalb/Fulton counties
* 3 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between I-20 and Ga. 400 from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Sonny's BBQ guests to decide Pitmaster Showdown winner

Sonny's BBQ guests to decide Pitmaster Showdown winner

(WXIA) -- Sonny's BBQ customers will help decide the restaurant chain's next menu item.

Three people have made the finals in this year's Sonny's BBQ Pitmaster Showdown. The winner will have his or her sandwich added to the menu.

Guests are invited to sample each creation and then vote for a winner at sonnysbbq.com. The contest ends Sunday, Feb. 22.

This year's finalists include:

The B.O.M.B.
Jason Bowmar, Richmond, Ky.
B.O.M.B. stands for brisket, onion straws, mac & cheese and BBQ sauce. $9.99

The Lucille
Gene Upshaw, Orlando, Fla.
Turkey and thick-cut bacon topped with lettuce, tomato, mayo and bacon jelly. $8.99

The Whole Hog
Josh McCall, Ocala, Fla.
Slow-smoked sliced pork, pulled pork and jalapeño-cheddar hot links. $7.99