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TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 16TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLS BENEFIT

Written by Matt Davis on October 10, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The 16th annual Rome and Floyd County Empty Bowls Benefit has been set for Tuesday, November 13th from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Rome Civic Center.  Tickets are now available for the event at both of the Rome Visitors’ Center in downtown Rome and on Jackson Hill.  The cost is $25 until November 5th and will increase to $30 on November 6th.  Attendees will enjoy a soup and salad dinner and receive a bowl created by a local potter.  Proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Hospitality House for Women, according to a release from organizer Lisa Ingram.  Guests who bring a canned good for donation will be entered into a drawing to win a handmade ceramic piece by a local potter; chances to win will also be sold for $1.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Written by Matt Davis on October 10, 2018. Posted in Sports

High school football will return to the airwaves of 95.7 FM The Ridge and WLAQ AM 1410 on Friday night as area teams take the field for week nine of the 2018 season.

FIDDLIN’ FEST 2018 SET FOR SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN ROME

Written by Matt Davis on October 9, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

The 2018 Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers is set for Saturday, October 13th in downtown Rome.  The bluegrass street festival will feature live music on two stages, along with a car show, workshops, kids activities and more.

ATLANTA BRAVES’ POSTSEASON RUN DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Written by Matt Davis on October 9, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Braves’ run in the 2018 MLB postseason drew to a close with a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 on Monday evening in game four of the National League Championship Series at SunTrust Park.

HAWKS TO HOST SPURS IN NBA PRE-SEASON ACTION TONIGHT

Written by Matt Davis on October 10, 2018. Posted in Sports

The Atlanta Hawks will take on the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA pre-season match tonight.  The game is scheduled for 7:30 pm at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta.  Television coverage will be provided by Fox Sports Southeast.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER 6TH GENERAL ELECTION

Written by Matt Davis on October 9, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the November 6th general election.  Floyd County residents may register in person at the Elections Office, located at the county’s Administration Building on East 4th Avenue, as well as at other locations such as the library.  Check your current voter registration status via the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

GHC STAFFER TO APPEAR ON ‘JEOPARDY!’

Written by Matt Davis on October 9, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

A Georgia Highlands College staff member will appear on an episode of the hit TV game show “Jeopardy!” this month.

AAA:  GAS PRICES TAKE UNSEASONABLE HIKE

Written by Matt Davis on October 8, 2018. Posted in News/Weather

Gas prices in Georgia rose six cents last week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that Sunday’s state average of $2.78 a gallon was five cents more than a month ago and 25 cents more than this same time last year.

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