Attention local musicians! The deadline to enter the 4th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands is TOMORROW (Tuesday, April 16th)! The contest is being hosted by 95.7 FM The Ridge in partnership with State Mutual Insurance, the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, the Rome-News Tribune, the Rome Area Council for the Arts and Cancer Navigators.
The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau is now booking tours aboard the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday. The GRCVB is now in charge of booking for the City of Rome’s public river boat. Special Projects Coordinator Luke Chaffin says that some special tours have been planned for this spring and summer and even into the fall on the Roman Holiday. They will kick off on Sunday, May 5th at 2 pm with “Spirits of the Civil War” narrated by Mike Ragland. The tour will depart from Heritage Park.
The Masters golf tournament wrapped up yesterday at the Augusta National golf course. Adam Scott of Australia is this year’s winner of the Green Jacket. He is the first Australian to win the Masters.
Floyd Medical Center is emphasizing the importance of advance healthcare decision-making by participating in National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) tomorrow, April 16th.
Today is April 15th – the deadline to file your taxes! Tax preparers nationwide expect a busy day today. Looking for tax help? Trained AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be providing free help and free electronic filing for one more day – today – from 1 pm until 4 pm at the Rome-Floyd County Library on Riverside Parkway. Those seeking tax help from AARP Tax-Aide volunteers must remember to bring last year’s tax return and all available information for this year. For more information, call Local Coordinator Gordon Leiter at (706) 234-0931.
High school baseball will return to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 this afternoon as the Darlington Tigers host Trion. First pitch is set for 5 pm. Matt Davis and Steve Conrad will bring you the play by play story of the game, which will also be aired online at www.wlaq1410.com.
The Rome Braves took a 2-1 victory from the Savannah Sand Gnats yesterday afternoon in the closer of a two game set in Savannah.