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PLANS FOR THE PERC PUT ON HOLD – FOR THE TIME BEING

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

Plans for a cafe and community arts center known as the PERC (an acronym for “Peacefully Engaging the Rome Community”) have been put on hold for the time being as the primary financial contributor to the project has had to withdraw his support.

HEALTH INITIATIVE FOR MEN AND WOMEN SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The 16th annual Health Initiative for Men and Women, sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Rome, is set for Saturday from 8 am until noon at the Floyd County Health Department, 16 East 12th Street in Rome.

HARBIN CLINIC TO HOST ANOTHER WALK WITH A DOC

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Harbin Clinic’s next Walk with a Doc is scheduled for Saturday at 9 am.  This month, the walk will be led by Cedartown Family Medicine physician Dr. Heather Pryor.  It will depart Bridgepoint Plaza at 9 am.  The walk route follows Kingfisher Trail and is approximately two miles.  People of all fitness levels are encouraged to attend.

IT’S TIME FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL! 

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2017. Posted in Sports

The 2017 regular season has arrived for a handful of area high school football teams!  Tune in for the Northwest Georgia High School Football Game of the Week tonight on 95.7 FM The Ridge.  In this week’s match-up, the Armuchee Indians will travel to LaFayette to face the Ramblers.  Matt Davis will bring you the play by play story and will be joined in the broadcast booth by Ian Griffin and Brian Lovering.  Air time is 7 pm; kick off is 7:30 pm.  Coverage will be provided online at www.theridge957.com.

ATLANTA BRAVES TOP COLORADO ROCKIES IN SERIES FINALE

Written by Matt Davis on August 18, 2017. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 10-4 on Thursday in the finale of a four game set at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, leading to a 2-2 split in the series.  Thus, the Braves wrapped up their seven game road trip with three wins and four losses.

GDOL:  GEORGIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS THE LOWEST ITS BEEN IN A DECADE

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the state’s unemployment rate is the lowest that it’s been in over a decade.  Georgia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the sixth straight month to 4.7 percent in July, a decline from 4.8 percent in June and from 5.3 percent in July of 2016.

‘TILLMAN RACE’ TO BENEFIT EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

The 32nd annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk to benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center is coming up this Saturday, August 19th in downtown Rome.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR CHARLOTTESVILLE TO TAKE PLACE IN ROME THIS EVENING

Written by Matt Davis on August 17, 2017. Posted in News/Weather

A Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville will be held this evening in front of  the Rome-Floyd County Joint Law Enforcement Center in downtown Rome.  It is being organized by Turn Your Back on Hate and is scheduled to get underway at 8 pm.  For more information about the event, search for Candlelight Vigil for #Charlottesville on Facebook.

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