The Rome International Film Festival opens this evening and continues through Saturday night. The opening night film is entitled “Paper Clips”. The festival will conclude with “25,000 Mile Love Story” on Saturday night. Films will be screened all throughout the day tomorrow and Saturday at the Historic DeSoto Theatre and the Rome Area History Museum in downtown Rome. Tickets are $6 per film. Student admission is $2; armed forces admission is $4. One-day passes and two-day passes are available for $25 and $50, respectively. Get more information, a film schedule and tickets online at www.romeinternationalfilmfestival.com.
Are you a local business owner? Local entrepreneurs are encouraging other entrepreneurs to use technological advances to advance business, locally and world wide. Located in the heart of downtown Rome, Makervillage has been established to provide tools and equipment to promote fledgling businesses. Co-founder Tricia Steele, owner of SAI Digital, says five buildings have been rented on Clocktower Hill to serve as a hub for small business. Greg Richardson, managing partner for Civitum, also co-founded Makervillage as a way to make technological advancements more accessible to small business owners. Makervillage was the resulting product of research for 7hills Makerspace.
Excitement is building as the first game of the Berry College football team’s inaugural season is rapidly approaching. The Vikings will open the season on Saturday evening as host to the Scots of Maryville College. Kick off is set for 6 pm at Barron Stadium. Tomorrow is the last day of advance ticket sales. Tickets are $5 for general admission seating with a four ticket maximum for the general public. They remain on sale at Berry’s Krannert Center Information Desk through noon tomorrow. The Information Desk is open weekdays from 8 am until 10 pm. Game day tickets will be sold at the gate, based on availability.
The curtain is about to rise on the 2013 season for both Shorter University’s and Berry College’s football teams.
The Floyd County Police Department is asking for area residents to aid in their search for a suspect in a burglary that occurred last Thursday, August 29th in the area of Boulder Road in eastern Floyd County.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the New York Mets 5-2 yesterday afternoon at Turner Field, denying the Braves a three-game sweep of the Mets.
Tune into 95.7 FM The Ridge tomorrow night as we bring to you our first High School Football Game of the Week for 2013. Matt Davis and Ian Griffin will bring you the play by play story from the campus of Coosa High School as the Eagles play host to the Rockmart Yellow Jackets. The game will also air online at www.theridge957.com.
Area high school football teams move into week two of the 2013 season this Friday night.