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.
The United Way of Rome and Floyd County’s 2015 fundraising campaign is officially underway!
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.
Labor Day weekend is anticipated to be one of the heaviest traveled holiday periods of the year, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field. This has been designated as Week One by the Georgia High School Association, and for many area teams, it will be their first week of play. A number of others will enter their second week of play as they opened the season during Week Zero last Friday night.
The Atlanta Braves wrapped up a 10-game road trip with a 6-1 win over the New York Mets last night in the finale of a three-game set at New York’s Citi Field.
The Rome Braves concluded their final road trip of the season with a loss to the Kannapolis Intimidators, 7-5, in the finale of a three game series in Kannapolis, North Carolina last night.
Northwest Georgia’s home for Georgia Tech football in 2014 is 95.7 FM The Ridge. The Yellow Jackets will open the season tomorrow at home against Wofford. Kick off is set for 12:30 pm at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Pre-game programming will begin two hours prior to kick off.