Forecasters predict that Northwest Georgia residents will get a taste of fall this week where temperatures are concerned.
The Atlanta Braves were swept in Chicago with a loss to the Cubs 9-3 in the finale of a four game series at Wrigley Field on Sunday. Thus ends a seven game road trip that opened in San Diego and left the Braves 0-7.
The sales tax overpayment facing Rome and Floyd County governments, and both school systems, continues to be a hot topic of discussion among city and county leaders, as well as local legislators. The overpayment resulted from an accounting error on the part of a local entity from 2005-2012.
Former Georgia Northwestern Technical College president Dr. Craig McDaniel has announced his intentions to run for the Ward 3 post on the Rome City Commission being vacated by Kim Canada.
The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority will host National Night Out in the City of Rome with a special event on Friday night, August 28th from 5 pm until 9 pm at Banty Jones Park, located at 212 East 13th Street.
The Rome Braves fell to the Asheville Tourists 13-1 in the finale of a four game set at State Mutual Stadium on Sunday. The Tourists exploded for 11 runs in the first inning en route to the victory. The Braves are off tonight and will be back in action on Tuesday night with the opener of a four game series in Lexington, Kentucky against the Legends.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host their annual River Revelry: A Biodiversity Bash this Saturday night at Heritage Park in downtown Rome. The event will be held from 6 pm until 11 pm and will feature live music from Jerry on the Moon, silent and live auctions, boat rides on the Roman Holiday and the CRBI’s Arnemetia patrol boat, a Barbecue Battle among various backyard and pro cook teams and the coronation of the King and Queen of River Revelry, along with a paddle to the party site at Heritage Park that will depart Ridge Ferry Park at 5:30 pm.
The Rome Exchange Club will host a community-wide Yard Sale this Saturday, August 22nd from 7 am until noon at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. According to a club press release, proceeds from the event will go towards the purchase of children’s safety car seats. The Yard Sale will take place under a covered pavilion, and there will be plenty of free parking. You can still reserve a space in which to sell your items at the sale by calling Scottie Edwards at (706) 346-5998. You can also call that number if you have items you would like to donate, and someone will pick up those items.