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.
Saturday, November 15th is America Recycles Day, and Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful and the Rome Floyd Recycling Center are teaming up to host three collection events on that day.
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.
Two Ohio teams went head to head in Thursday Night Football last night, and the Cleveland Browns emerged as victors over the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 in an AFC North showdown at Cincinnati. The Browns improved to 6-3 and into a tie for first place in the division with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bengals fell to 5-3-1.
Two more days remain in the registration period for the 2014 Toys for Tots program. Registration will be offered today and tomorrow from 1 pm until 4 pm at Good Neighbor Ministries, 208 East Second Street in Rome.