The 2017 Atlanta Steeplechase is scheduled for this Saturday! The event will take place at Kingston Downs off US Highway 411. In addition to horse racing, there will be shopping, Jack Russell Terrier races, skydiving, kids activities, the annual Hat Contest and more. Gates will open at 9 am. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.atlantasteeplechase.org.
Confluence 2017, the Rome-Floyd Chamber’s innovation conference, is officially underway! The two-day conference began on Thursday with a keynote address from George P. “Bud” Peterson, President of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Activities continue today through noon at the Historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome; highlights will include a keynote address from world renowned artist Janet Echelman.
Ladies of Northwest Georgia can now receive a free hereditary breast-and-ovarian cancer screening in conjunction with other women’s health services, courtesy of the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. The program is administered locally by the state Department of Public Health’s ten-county Northwest Health District.
The balmy conditions that have covered this area throughout the week are predicted to continue into the weekend. According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures will be in the low to mid 80s through early next week. Sunshine is in the forecast through Easter Sunday with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms predicted for Sunday night.
Supporters of the Coosa River Basin Initiative and other area riverkeepers were in attendance at a public hearing hosted by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Wednesday evening at the Rome-Floyd ECO River Education Center. The subject of the hearing was a new draft permit towards pollution control at Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond.
Get ready to enjoy free movies at Ridge Ferry Park starting on April 21st! Families are invited to bring their camper chairs and blankets to enjoy Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s “Ridge Ferry Films” outdoor movie series through September.
There will be a few changes for religious programming on 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 during this Easter weekend.
Eric L. Holland has been tapped to serve as the new principal for Rome High School. His appointment was approved unanimously by the Rome City Schools Board of Education on Tuesday night.