The 11th annual Rome International Film Festival begins tonight and continues thru Sunday. Films will be screened at the historic DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome.
The Georgia Department of Labor is scheduled to host a special recruitment in Rome for job seekers who qualify for OJT, a federal on-the-job training program intended to help get unemployed workers back into the labor force. The recruitment will be held next Thursday, September 11th from 9 am until 1 pm at the Rome Career Center, located at 462 Riverside Parkway.
The Atlanta Braves recovered from back-to-back shut outs with a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday afternoon in the finale of a three game series (and a six game homestand) at Turner Field.
The Coosa River Basin Initiative anticipates a busy start to the month of September as they have planned three events for the coming days, all of which are intended to celebrate local rivers.
Live music is slated to be a part of this year’s Wings Over North Georgia air show to be held October 18th and 19th at Rome’s Richard B. Russell Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field. Festivities for the evening of Saturday, October 18th include music from artists including The Holler and The Kamikaze Dali, the winners of the 5th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands hosted by 95.7 FM The Ridge, in addition to the Georgia Blues Brothers and the Kurt Thomas Band. There will also be a night air show and fireworks, according to John Cowman, President of JLC Airshow Management, the outfit which presents Wings Over North Georgia annually. The Smoke -n- Thunder concert series will follow a performance from the US Air Force Thunderbirds, the headline act for this year’s air show.
Berry College football will return to the airwaves of WLAQ AM 1410 this Saturday, September 6th! The Vikings will open the 2014 season in Maryville, Tennessee against the Scots of Maryville College. Kick off is set for 1:30 pm.
A Cedartown High School senior was killed in a wreck on Collard Valley Road on Tuesday morning. Karina Macedo, age 17, died from injuries sustained in the single-car accident that occurred at around 7:45 am. Two other students were hurt in the wreck; their identities have not been released. Officials say that the students were headed to school at the time of the accident.
It’s not too late to register to participate in the 20th annual Swing for the Kids Golf Classic to benefit the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth. The tournament will be held this Friday, September 5th at Stonebridge Golf Club. Registration will begin at 8 am and will be accompanied by a continental breakfast. A shotgun start is set for 9 am.