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COOSA RIVER BASIN INITIATIVE’S RIVER REVELRY:  A BIODIVERSITY BASH ON TAP FOR SATURDAY NIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 26, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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.

UNITED WAY OF ROME AND FLOYD COUNTY TO KICK OFF 2016 FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on August 26, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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.

FCSO CHAMPS PROGRAM TO BENEFIT FROM RED BACK HYMNAL BENEFIT

Written by Matt Davis on August 26, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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.

UNEMPLOYMENT RISES IN METRO ROME, REMAINS THE SAME IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on August 25, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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.

SCHABORT CELEBRATED WITH PEP RALLY IN ADVANCE OF PARALYMPIC GAMES

Written by Matt Davis on August 25, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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.

GEORGIA ACT SCORES BEST NATIONAL SCORES

Written by Matt Davis on August 25, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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.

APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE

Written by Matt Davis on August 25, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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.

ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL TO BE HELD ONCE AGAIN THIS SEPTEMBER

Written by Matt Davis on August 24, 2016. Posted in News/Weather

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.

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