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.
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.
The Atlanta Falcons will face the Miami Dolphins in NFL pre-season action tonight. Tip off is scheduled for 8 pm at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. The game will be televised on NBC.
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.
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.
The Atlanta Braves fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-9 in 11 innings on Wednesday night in game three of a four game series at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Rome Braves beat the Kannapolis Intimidators 7-4 at State Mutual Stadium on Wednesday night; it was Rome’s seventh straight win. The Braves will conclude their series with the Intimidators tonight at 7 pm.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative seeks to crack down on fracking by encouraging tougher laws from state and local leaders.