The Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville kicked off a $1.2 million Vision for the Future campaign this past Saturday, October 6th at a special luncheon that was hosted by WSB-TV chief meteorologist Glenn Burns.
In just a couple of nights from tonight, Friday night lights will shine as area high school football teams take the field. And, of course, high school football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 this Friday night.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many local institutions are observing it with a multitude of activities planned for the month, including the Floyd Healthcare Foundation. The Foundation will host the second annual Three Rivers Run this Saturday, October 13th at 8:30 am. The race will begin at the Floyd Corporate Support Center at 420 East Second Avenue and wind thru downtown Rome and along the Kingfisher Trail, a walking and biking path.
If you’ve been on Facebook lately, you may have noticed pictures of scarecrows on the pages of downtown Rome businesses. That’s because those businesses are participating the ‘Scarecrow Stroll’, which features a contest to see who has the best scarecrow in downtown. The scarecrows displayed in front of downtown stores. Romans can cast their votes for best scarecrow. The winner will be determined on November 5th and will receive $200 to be donated to the charity of their choice.
The NBA pre-season is officially underway, and the Atlanta Hawks will be in San Antonio to take on the Spurs tonight. Tip off is set for 8:30 pm.
If you plan to vote in the November 6th general election, you might want to go ahead and make sure you’re registered to do so. The deadline to register to vote in the November 6th election is today. Floyd County residents can register at the Elections Office located inside the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome. For more information, call (706) 291-5123. You can check your registration status online on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website at www.mvp.sos.state.ga.us.
Attention hunters!! The Rome-Floyd ECO Center will host a free seminar on whitetail deer hunting and management strategies this Thursday, October 11th at 7 pm at the ECO Center facility at Ridge Ferry Park.