A Rome native has a role in a feature film that is in theatres now! Rose Davis, a 2009 graduate of Armuchee High School, has a role in Pitch Perfect.
The Braves Miracle Field of Rome will kick off its fall season on Saturday, October 20th. The Rome Braves and the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority are seeking volunteers for the season that runs thru November 17th, according to a Braves media release.
Fall’s Finest Festival, the 64th annual Coosa Valley Fair, got underway yesterday and continues thru Saturday at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds in Rome.
Of course, election season is here. The Rome/Floyd County NAACP, 100 Black Men of Rome and Northwest Georgia and the MLK Commission has scheduled a political forum for Tuesday, October 16th at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill Drive. The forum is set to begin at 5 pm with a meet and greet to be followed by three minute statements from the candidates. It will end with a public question and answer period and closing statements by the candidates.
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney went to head-to-head in their first debate for this election cycle last night at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. The candidates focused primarily on domestic issues, including health care, the economy and education. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan will face each other in a Vice Presidential debate next Thursday, October 11th at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Two more Presidential debates have been scheduled for later this month. The first is set for Tuesday, October 16th at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The last has been scheduled for Monday, October 22nd at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
ATLANTA BRAVES CLOSE OUT REGULAR SEASON WITH SHUT OUT WIN OVER PITTSBURGH PIRATES…NOW, ON TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!
The Atlanta Braves closed out the 2012 regular season with a 4-0 shut out win over the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park. Ben Sheets pitched one scoreless inning to start the game in his final Major League appearance as he announced earlier this week his intentions to retire after that game. Sheets had an inspiring comeback with the Braves in the second half of the season after being sidelined by Tommy John surgery a couple of years ago. Yesterday marked his first appearance since late August as he has been on the disabled list.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of that, the Redmond Women’s Center will host a Women’s Health Retreat on Thursday, October 18th from 3 pm until 7 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome. Redmond marketing director Andrea Pitts says it will be a day geared towards breast health, as well as women’s overall health. The AmeriBreasts walk through exhibit will be on display at the event. There will also be screenings, cooking demonstrations and more.
ATLANTA BRAVES DROP SECOND IN A ROW TO PITTSBURGH PIRATES, PREPARE TO CLOSE OUT REGULAR SEASON TODAY
The Atlanta Braves lost for the second night in a row to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 last night in Pittsburgh. Braves starter Tommy Hanson took the loss; he gave up five runs and nine hits over six innings.