The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department is holding a couple of fund raisers for their K9 unit. One is a raffle for a shot gun. Tickets are $5 or get three for $10; they remain on sale thru September 22nd. In addition, Shane’s Rib Shack in Rome will host a Spirit Night for the FCSO K9 unit on Thursday, September 19th from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm.
The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening. Commissioners are expected to review a proposed change in the current parking ordinance for downtown Rome. The measure, which would extend the normal two-hour limit, has already been approved by the Downtown Development Authority.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 yesterday afternoon, allowing the Phillies to complete a three game sweep of the Braves over the weekend in Philadelphia.
The 15th annual First Friday Concert Series will conclude this evening with another Broad Street Block Party in downtown Rome. The September concert will be held on the 300 and 400 blocks of Broad Street from 7 pm until 10 pm and will feature the music of Infinity Show Band.
In spite of an increase in oil prices as the debate of a possible US air strike Syria continues, gas prices are beginning their usual descent following the Labor Day weekend, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group.
The Atlanta Falcons opened the 2013 regular season with a loss to the New Orleans Saints 23-17 yesterday afternoon in New Orleans.
History was made for Berry College athletics on Saturday evening as the Vikings football team played its first-ever game. The Vikes opened the regular season with a loss to Maryville College 37-0, but one could say that their inaugural season started off successfully as scores of fans packed the stands of Barron Stadium to witness history. Game two of the Vikes’ inaugural season is set for this Sunday at 2 pm at Darlington School against LaGrange College JV.
The 10th annual Rome International Film Festival is officially underway! It kicked off last night with opening night festivities and the opening night film “Paper Clips”. Films will be screened all day today and tomorrow at the historic DeSoto Theatre and the Rome Area History Museum in downtown Rome.