The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host its annual River Revelry: A Biodiversity Bash this Saturday evening from 6 pm until 10 pm at Heritage Park in Rome.
The United Way of Rome and Floyd County will host its 2016 Campaign Kick Off this evening from 5:30 pm until 8 pm in the Special Events Building on the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office CHAMPS program will benefit from an old fashioned Red Back Hymnal benefit singing to be held on Saturday evening. The event is slated to get underway at 7 pm at Shorter Avenue Baptist Church, 1410 Shorter Avenue in Rome.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Metro Rome’s unemployment rate stood at 6.6 percent in July, up from 6.2 percent in June but down from 7.4 percent in July 2015.
Local resident Krige Schabort is bound for the 2016 Paralympics at Rio in September. He was celebrated during a pep rally on Wednesday at Johnson Elementary School, where his daughter is a student. Pictures of the rally, along with a video from WSB-TV are featured on the school’s Facebook page.
ACT scores across Georgia improved significantly in 2016, according to the Georgia Department of Education, which reported on Wednesday that the state’s average composite score of 21.1 was higher, for the first time ever, than the national average of 20.8 percent. Georgia students outperformed the nation in English, reading and science as well and scored the same as the national average in mathematics.
Apparently it’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas. The Rome Christmas Parade Committee has announced that the theme of this year’s parade will be “Christmas Through a Child’s Eye”. Applications are now available online at www.romechristmasparade.com. The deadline for entries is November 10th, after which a late fee will be applied.
Are you feeling lucky? That’s the question being asked by organizers of the Rome International Film Festival as they prepare for the 13th annual festival, set for September 15th through 18th.