Georgians who really know how to wield an axe will be celebrated at the Georgia Guitar Explosion tomorrow night (Saturday, November 8th) at the DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. The concert will feature performances by the AJ Ghent Band, the Glenn Phillips Band and Tinsley Ellis. At the end of the show, Ellis will lead the group in a combined jam session. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the concert to begin at 7:30 pm.
The 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place tomorrow (Saturday, November 8th) at the shoals side of Ridge Ferry Park in Rome. Registration will begin at 9 am with the walk to begin at 10 am. Walk co-chair Charisse Durham says that the Walk will be accompanied by special festivities at the park. In addition, awards will be distributed to top fundraisers.
Plans are currently being made for the 26th annual Thanksgiving Love Feast, sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County. The free dinner will be served at the Rome Civic Center on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th, from 11 am until 2 pm or until food runs out. It is being offered to those who may not be able to prepare and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner or who might otherwise have to eat alone.
Friday night lights are set to shine tonight as area high school football teams take the field for the final week of the 2014 regular season.
CRBI INVITES THE PUBLIC TO ‘EAT A FISH AND SAVE A RIVER’ AT WLAQ/95.7 FM THE RIDGE FISH FRY AND GREEN EXPO
The Coosa River Basin Initiative invites you to “eat a fish and save a river” tomorrow, Saturday, November 8th, at the 13th annual WLAQ/95.7 FM The Ridge Fish Fry and Green Expo. The event will be held from 11 am until 3 pm at the Rome First United Methodist Church.
GREATER ROME CHAMBER TO URGE LOCAL RESIDENTS TO STAY AT HOME AND SHOP ROME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON AT ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO
The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce will issue their annual call for local residents to stay at home and shop in Rome during the holiday season at their 27th annual Business Expo tomorrow (Saturday, November 8th). The event will be held from 10 am until 3 pm at The Forum in downtown Rome. This year’s theme is “All Seasons: Shop Rome!”.
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for October totaled $1.55 billion for an increase of $87 million, or 5.9 percent, compared to October 2013. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled $6.24 billion for an increase of $298.5 million, or five percent, compared to the previous fiscal year, when net tax revenues totaled $5.94 billion after four months. Year-to-date gross tax revenues, before refunds and distributions to local governments, totaled nearly $8.2 billion, which marked an increase of $453.5 million, or 5.9 percent, compared to October 2013.
The Berry College football team will play their final road game of the 2014 season tomorrow at Sewanee, The University of the South. The Vikings hope to notch their first ever road victory in program history in their Southern Athletic Association bout with the Tigers. Berry is currently 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the conference, while Sewanee is 1-7 overall and 0-4 in conference play. Tomorrow’s kick off is slated for 2:30 pm. Broadcast coverage of the game will be provided on WLAQ AM 1410 and www.wlaq1410.com. Pre-game programming will begin with the Coach Tony Kunczewski Show at 2 pm. Ben Poplin, the voice of the Berry Vikings, will go on air live from Sewanee at 2:15 pm.