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.
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.
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.
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 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.