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YOUNG LOCAL FILMMAKER TO PROMOTE SOUTH ROME DOCUMENTARY AT SPECIAL EVENT TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

A young local filmmaker is working on a documentary about South Rome and will promote her project tonight during a special event at the Rome Area History Museum.  Xaivier Ringer is a 2004 graduate of Darlington School and a 2008 graduate of Georgetown University.  She hopes relay the rich history of the South Rome community through her documentary.  Ringer says that she’s had commitments from some notable people in the community to contribute to the project.  Those notables include Darlington School headmaster Tom Whitworth, Rome City Commissioners Jamie Doss and Bill Collins and former Commissioner Duane Reid, Heart of the Community recipient (and the proclaimed “Mayor” of South Rome) Shirley Denmon and more.

ISAKSON JOINS SENATE VETERANS JOBS CAUCUS TO KICK OFF “I HIRE VETERANS” INITIATIVE

Written by Matt Davis on March 29, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

US Senator Johnny Isakson yesterday joined fellow members of the Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus in hosting an event to kick off their “I Hire Veterans” initiative.  According to a release from Isakson’s office, the initiative encourages members of the Senate and American businesses to show their commitment to hiring veterans by displaying a simple logo – “I Hire Veteran” – in their offices.

THE WORLD IS COMING TO TOWN WITH ROME INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY

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

The world will be in Rome, Georgia’s own backyard this Saturday, March 31st at the ninth annual Rome International Festival.  The festival will be held from 11 am until 3 pm at Bridgepoint Plaza downtown.  One of the event’s organizers, Ann Pullen, says it will be a musical and culinary extravaganza with offerings from around the world.

HARRIS ARTS CENTER TO BE FILLED WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC THIS SPRING

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

Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Famer Wayne Minshew isn’t just a fan of sports, he’s also a supporter of the arts.  He is looking forward to a flurry of activity this spring at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, which will kick off on Saturday, April 14th with the opening of New Harmonies:  Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition on the early traditions of American music which will tour the state thru November 26, 2013.  Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal will be among those in attendance for the grand opening of the exhibit, which will be making its first stop in Calhoun.  Minshew says he’s looking forward to it.  He says that the exhibit will be among many musical offerings to be held over a six week period at the Harris Arts Center.

THREE FLOYD COUNTY STUDENTS SELECTED FOR GOVERNOR’S HONORS PROGRAM

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

Three Floyd County high school students have been selected to participate in the 2012 Governor’s Honors Program.  Bennett Garland and Molly Young, juniors at Armuchee High School and Kaitlyn Childers, a sophomore at Pepperell High, have been selected as finalists and will participate in the four-week program this summer.  According to a Floyd County Schools media release, Garland was selected in the area of social studies, Young was selected in biology, and Childers was selected in mathematics.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS TO TAKE THE STAGE IN CEDARTOWN THIS SATURDAY

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

The 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune Battle of the Bands will take the stage at the Cedartown Performing Arts Center this Saturday night, March 31st, at 7:30 pm.  The list of competitors has been narrowed to the Top 5, thanks to an online voting process that was offered on the Rome News-Tribune’s website.  Matt D of Matt D and Mullins in the Morning on 95.7 FM The Ridge says those in attendance at Saturday’s event will be treated to some great musical entertainment.

POLK MEDICAL CENTER TO MARK TRANSFER OF MANAGEMENT TO FLOYD HEALTHCARE INC WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ON SUNDAY

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

A big day is ahead for this Sunday, April 1st at Polk Medical Center as the  hospital marks the transfer of its management to Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc.  According to a release from Floyd Medical Center, a flag raising ceremony will begin the day at 7 am at the hospital as a visual representation of Polk Medical Center’s becoming a part of the Floyd family.  The Floyd Emergency Medical Services Honor Guard will lead the ceremony  as the American and Floyd flags are raised over the facility.  A health fair will be held later that day to showcase services available at Polk Medical Center.  It is scheduled from 2 pm until 5 pm in the hospital’s parking lot under an enclosed tent.  There will be a number of health screenings and other offerings at the health fair (at no cost), including blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, height, weight, body mass index, balance, stroke risk assessment, EKG, lung function, grip strength and child identification kits.

FIRST LADY SANDRA DEAL TO ATTEND OPENING OF SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT AT CALHOUN’S HARRIS ARTS CENTER

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

Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal will be at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun on Saturday, April 14th for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the statewide tour of New Harmonies:  Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition on the early traditions of American music.  According to a release from the Georgia Humanities Council, the exhibit will visit 12 communities in Georgia from April 14th, 2012 thru November 26th, 2013.  The statewide tour is being sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

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