The Knight’s of Columbus from St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be serving up tradition at their annual Labor Day Barbecue today at the Rome Civic Center. Barbecue, Brunswick stew, baked beans and all the fixings will be available for dine-in or carry out from 10 am until 2 pm or until food runs out.
The Georgia Department of Public Safety has reported that five people have lost their lives on Georgia’s roads so far this Labor Day weekend. Three of those fatalities were investigated by the Georgia State Patrol, with the other two investigated by local agencies. No fatalities have been reported in Troop A, which covers Northwest Georgia.
The Rome Braves closed out the month of August with a 4-3 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats yesterday afternoon in game three of a four game series at State Mutual Stadium.
The United Way of Rome and Floyd County’s 2015 fundraising campaign is officially underway!
The community will roll out the red carpet later this week as the Rome International Film Festival is set to take place this Thursday, September 4th thru Sunday, September 7th. The festival will commence with the opening night film ”No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie” starring Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin and will conclude with an awards ceremony on Sunday.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 1-0 last night in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Turner Field.
Native American culture will be celebrated at the 25th annual Running Water Pow-Wow Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival to be hosted by the Native American Preservation Association of Georgia this weekend at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Pow-Wow hours are from 10 am until 10 pm on Saturday, August 30th and from 10 am until 6 pm on Sunday, August 31st. The event will feature Indian food, arts and crafts, educational and cultural programs, and audience participation.
Rome was among 13 Georgia cities recently awarded for outstanding achievement in urban design, economic development, organizational projects and downtown promotions at the annual Georgia Downtown Conference Awards of Excellence ceremony. The event was held on August 21st in Decatur and was the culmination of a week long conference for the state’s downtown developers, according to a release from the office of Governor Nathan Deal.