The Harbin Clinic is a part of a winning consortium of an award from the National Cancer Institute. This will mean millions of dollars in grant money for the parties involved.
Today is opening day for Rome’s new ALDI grocery store! A ribbon cutting ceremony is slated for 8:45 am at the new store, located at 836 Turner McCall Boulevard. That will be followed by the official opening to the public at 9 am, which will be accompanied by product sampling and on-site sweepstakes to win ALDI gift certificates.
The Atlanta Falcons will play their final pre-season game of 2014 tonight against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The game is set for 6 pm at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. So far, the Falcons are 1-2 for the pre-season.
The Rome Braves beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 5-2 last night in the middle outing of a three game set in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
The theme for the 2014 Rome Christmas Parade has been announced. The parade, themed “A Holly Jolly Christmas”, is set for Tuesday, December 2nd (the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving). Applications will be available online only at www.romechristmasparade.com. Rules and regulations, which must be strictly followed, are also on the website. The deadline for entries into the Rome Christmas Parade is November 10th.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has reported that they will suspend all scheduled and on-going construction related lane closures in Northwest Georgia for Labor Day weekend. This suspension will begin on Friday, August 29th at noon and continue through Tuesday, September 2nd at 5 am.
The Atlanta Braves took a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets last night at New York’s Citi Field, allowing the Braves to snap a three-game losing streak.
Barbecue. It’s a Labor Day tradition. And what better way to end the unofficial last weekend of the summer than at the Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue? The event, hosted by the Knights of Columbus from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome, will be held at the Rome Civic Center on Monday, September 1st from 10 am until 2 pm or until food runs out.