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SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP OPENS WITH GREENSBORO WIN OVER ASHEVILLE

Written by Matt Davis on September 11, 2012. Posted in Sports

And in an update from the South Atlantic League Championship series, the Greensboro Grasshoppers took a 6-3 victory from the Asheville Tourists in game one last night in Asheville, North Carolina.  The best-of-five series will continue with game two tonight in Asheville.

STATE’S BURN BAN TO SOON BE LIFTED

Written by Matt Davis on September 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The state’s burn ban will be lifted before too long.  The burn ban continues thru this month and will be lifted on October first, according to Daniel Carpenter, fire safety educator with the Rome Fire Department.  He says once the ban is lifted, Georgians will be able to burn yard debris and the like.  Trash burning will not be permitted.

ROME CITY COMMISSION TO MEET TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on September 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Rome City Commission will meet in regular session this evening.  They’ll convene in a caucus session at 5 pm, which will be followed by their regular meeting at 6:30 pm at City Hall (the City Auditorium) on Broad Street in downtown Rome.  Take a look at their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

BERRY COLLEGE ENTERPRISE FALL MARKET SET FOR SATURDAY

Written by Matt Davis on September 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The last Berry College Enterprise Fall Farmers Market of 2012 is set for this Saturday, September 15th from 7 am until 1 pm next to the Cage Center on the Berry campus.  According to a Berry media release, all of the Berry student-operated enterprises will showcase their products at the market.  Items will include live potted plants from Season’s Harvest, herbs from Martha’s Herbs, cheese from the Berry dairy cows by the Jersey Milk Enterprise, hand-made crafts from Viking Creations and more.  Vendors from the greater Rome community will also be on hand to offer home-canned vegetables, jams and jellies, bath and beauty products, wood working items and baked goods.  There will also be inflatables, cotton candy and face painting at Saturday’s Farmers Market.  And lunch will be available as the Berry Farms Angus Beef Enterprise will sell burgers for $5 from 11 am until 1 pm.

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH OBSERVATION CONTINUES THRU SEPTEMBER

Written by Matt Davis on September 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The observation of National Preparedness Month continues thru the month of September.  Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Scotty Hancock says that his organization will soon receive a shipment of NOAA weather radios that will be distributed to the public, including some for those with special needs.

LOCAL CEREMONY PLANNED TO REMEMBER 9/11 ATTACKS

Written by Matt Davis on September 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

Tomorrow marks the 11 year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the US.  A brief ceremony to remember the tragic event is scheduled for tomorrow at the Rome-Floyd County Law Enforcement Center.  It will begin at 8:46 am, the time the first plane crashed in to the World Trade Center.  It is open to the public.

FLOYD COUNTY COMMISSION TO MEET TOMORROW

Written by Matt Davis on September 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

The Floyd County Commission will meet tomorrow.  Their caucus session is set to begin at noon and will be followed by their regular meeting at 2 pm at the Floyd County Administration Building on East Fourth Avenue in downtown Rome.  You can view their agenda online at www.romefloyd.com.

FIRST FRIDAY, ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL MAKE FOR BUSY WEEKEND IN DOWNTOWN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on September 10, 2012. Posted in News/Weather

It was certainly a busy weekend in downtown Rome.  The final First Friday concert of 2012 took place on Broad Street on Friday night.  The Broad Street Block Party drew in excess of 4,000 people to downtown Rome, according to Rome Downtown Development Authority director Ann Arnold.  The event featured the music of Jerry On The Moon, Curiosity Shoppe and KneckDown.

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