If you are looking for something fun to do in the Greater Rome area over Labor Day weekend, you will certainly have option. Here are just a few activities planned locally for the holiday weekend:
Floyd County Environmental Health, in cooperation with Floyd County Animal Control and local veterinarians, will host a rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, September 19th from 1 pm until 4 pm in the parking lot of the Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12th Street in Rome.
The Atlanta Braves lost to the Miami Marlins 7-3 at Turner Field on Wednesday afternoon in the finale of a nine-game homestand, marking the Braves’ eighth straight loss.
Local leaders will get a taste of what it’s like to live in poverty during the first-ever Rome-Floyd Poverty Simulation to be held on Thursday evening from 5 pm until 7:30 pm at the Willingham Gymnasium at 560 N. Division Street.
The historic Clocktower in downtown Rome is in need of a make over. As such, the City of Rome has joined forces with the Rome Area Heritage Foundation to conduct a Clocktower Restoration Fundraising campaign to raise funds towards the restoration of the iconic clocktower. The goal is to raise $50,000 to complete project work to include replacing rotted wood panels, painting, installing new flooring and updating the landscape, according to Kristi Kent, Communications Director for the City of Rome. Kent says that a number of fundraising efforts are being held to help reach this goal, such as the sale of bricks that will be installed on the clocktower grounds and a crowdfunding page which is available at www.crowdrise.com/clocktower.
College football will take to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge tonight as the 16th ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets open their 2015 season at home versus Alcorn State. Kick off is set for 7:30 pm at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Pre-game programming will begin at 5:30 pm.
The Rome Braves won their final home game of the year 6-2 over the Greenville Drive on Wednesday night at State Mutual Stadium. The Braves will close out the season in Hickory, North Carolina with a five game series against the Drive tonight thru Monday. Tonight’s series opener is slated to get underway at 7 pm.
The Floyd County Board of Education has voted to recruit the assistance of the Georgia School Boards Association in the search for a new superintendent to lead the school system. According to this morning’s Rome News-Tribune, the measure was approved unanimously at the Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Current Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaniel is slated to leave the post at the end of this month, though he has the option to stay with the school system until an interim or permanent superintendent is found.