The Chiaha Harvest Fair will be held this weekend at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Hours are 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday, October 25th and 10 am until 5 pm on Sunday, October 26th. The cider-sippin’, toe tappin’, fun for everyone festival enters its 50th year in 2014, according to event co-organizer Monica Sheppard.
Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp has released a cumulative summary of statewide early voting totals as of October 21st (yesterday). So far, some 206,674 ballots have been cast statewide. The top five counties with the highest voter turnout include Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett and Henry.
The San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in game one of the World Series last night in Kansas City, marking the Royals’ first loss of the 2014 postseason. The Giants took an early lead with three runs in the top of the first inning, including a two-run homer from Hunter Pence. Madison Bumgarner rendered the Royals scoreless until the seventh inning; he got the win for San Francisco. James Shields took the loss for Kansas City. Game two is set for tonight at 8 pm at Kauffman Stadium. It will be televised on FOX.
Darlington School has named Tommy Atha and Josh Hembree their Coaches of the Year for 2013-2014, according to a media release from the school. Atha has been recognized for his role in the boys division as head coach of varsity football, while Hembree has been honored in the girls division as head coach of both the varsity basketball and varsity golf teams.
PEACH STATE MARCHING FESTIVAL TO FEATURE BANDS FROM GEORGIA, ALABAMA AND TENNESSEE AT BARRON STADIUM
The sound of marching bands will fill the air at Barron Stadium this Saturday with the 41st annual Peach State Marching Festival. Bands from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee will participate in the competition, which is set to begin at 10:15 am and continue through late into the evening.
Halloween is just around the corner! Berry College will get into the spirit of the season as their Scary Berry haunted hayride and walking trail is set to open this Thursday. Scary Berry is hosted annually by the Berry College Block and Bridle Club. It will be open from 8 pm until 12 am this Thursday and from 8 pm until 1 am on Friday and Saturday. Admission is $3 for children ages 12 and under and $7 for adults. Berry students, faculty and staff and Shorter University students will be admitted for $5 with a college ID. The ride will begin in the parking lot behind Hermann Hall. You must wear closed-toed shoes to participate in the walking trail.
The Berry College football team has reached some milestones in their second season of play. One of those milestones was their first-ever conference win, which they obtained this past Saturday with a 46-24 victory over Southern Athletic Association rival Hendrix College at Barron Stadium. The Vikings are now 2-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play. Both of their wins happened on their home turf; now they are on a mission to reach another milestone – to pick up the first-ever road victory in program history. The Vikes will travel to Birmingham, Alabama to face Birmingham-Southern this Saturday. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, believes there is great potential for the Vikes to beat the Panthers.
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.