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WINGS OVER NORTH GEORGIA AIR SHOW TO WOW THE CROWDS AT RUSSELL AIRPORT THIS WEEKEND

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A big weekend is in store for residents of Rome and Northwest Georgia as the Wings Over North Georgia air show descends upon the Richard B. Russell Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field.  The air show is set for today thru Sunday and is expected to draw more than 70,000 attendees.  It will be headlined by the Canadian Forces Snowbirds jet team, one of three military jet teams in North America.  It will also feature military demonstrations, civilian aerobatic stars, on-ground aircraft displays and a Kidz’ Zone Play Area.  Other highlights of the air show will include the Smoke-n-Thunder Barbeque Classic and Auto Show and a concert by country music star Aaron Tippin tonight.

WIN A TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS!! CONTEST TO PROMOTE RLT PRODUCTION OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

How would you like to win a trip to New Orleans?  The Rome Little Theatre, in partnership with 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410, is offering a chance to do just that with a contest intended to promote the theatre’s production of the Tennessee Williams classic A Streetcar Named Desire.  The show will take the stage at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome October 12-14 and 19-21.

ROME NATIVE FEATURED IN ‘PITCH PERFECT’

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A Rome native is a cast member in the feature film, Pitch Perfect, which opens in theatres today.  Rose Davis, a 2009 graduate of Armuchee High School, is in several scenes and sings as part of a rival a cappella group in the film.  Davis is a senior vocal performance major at Tulane University.  She will be a guest on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome next Wednesday, October 3rd at 8:30 am.

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE BREAST CENTER AT FLOYD

Written by Matt Davis on September 28, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A one-day arts and crafts fair will be held tomorrow to benefit The Breast Center at Floyd.  The event is set for 9 am until 5 pm in the parking lot of the Harbin Clinic’s Tony E. Warren MD Cancer Center, 255 West Fifth Street in Rome, according to a media release from Floyd Medical Center.  There will be arts, crafts, food and a silent auction.

GDOL: UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN IN METRO ROME, NORTHWEST GEORGIA

Written by Matt Davis on September 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that the preliminary unemployment rate for metro Rome declined to 10.3 percent in August, down from 10.6 percent in July.  Metro Rome’s jobless rate stood at 11.7 percent in August 2011.

CHAMBER EXECUTIVE EXCITED ABOUT FOSS MANUFACTURING COMPANY COMING TO ROME

Written by Matt Davis on September 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

New jobs will be coming to Rome and Floyd County with the establishment of New Hampshire-based Foss Manufacturing Company.  The company announced plans earlier this week to open a manufacturing and distribution operation in Rome, a move that will mean a $15 million investment and 150 new jobs over three years.

DAVIS, VARGO NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTER OF NWGA

Written by Matt Davis on September 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia has announced the addition of Matt Davis of WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge radio stations and Dr. Joe Vargo of Vargo Orthodontics to its Board of Directors.

WINGS OVER NORTH GEORGIA COMING TO ROME

Written by Matt Davis on September 27, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Rome and Floyd County will host the Wings Over North Georgia air show this Friday, September 28th thru Sunday, September 30th at the Russell Airport.  In addition to a multitude of planes, there will also be the Smoke n Thunder Barbecue Classic and Auto Show.  For more information about the event, visit www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.org.

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