-Rome's Salvation Army Captain Douglas McClure is being deployed to Oklahoma to provide emotional and spiritual care to those affected by the recent tornadoes and to those who are serving the affected. He leaves Monday for his deployment that will last 14 days according to Facebook post.
-For a $10 donation to The Salvation Army you can text the word "STORM" to 80888.
-Sunday only: Papa John's Pizza is helping disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma by donating $1 from every order to Oklahoma's Salvation Army relief efforts. Papa Johns
Downtown Rome's star-spangled Memorial Day tribute
Take a drive along Broad Street this Memorial Day weekend to see a tribute to those who gave their lives serving our country.
American flags are posted along both sides of Broad. It made for a dazzling display Friday afternoon in the downtown neighborhoods.
-Dazzling, rain-free holiday weekend is under way
-Saturday: Low of 49.
-Sunday: Mostly sunny, high of 82, low of 55.
-Memorial Day: Mostly sunny, high of 89, low of 58.
-Tuesday: Sunny, high of 88, low of 61.
-Forecast / radar / mobile
Today's latest headlines:
-OTR Wheel Engineering awarded Kaizen Award from Kubota. Details
-Mohawk, Quick Start announce training alliance for Summerville jobs: News release: Calhoun-based Mohawk Industries is expanding the company’s manufacturing operations in Summerville, creating 500 jobs over the next five years. Quick Start is providing training support for the new jobs producing the company’s bulk filament fibers. “Quick Start is excited to be a part of the growth and success of our longtime partner Mohawk Industries,” said Jackie Rohosky, Technical College System of Georgia assistant commissioner for economic development programs and head of Quick Start. “We’re excited to help create these quality jobs in Georgia.” Quick Start is developing and delivering job-specific training for Mohawk’s new employees in such areas as plant safety, product quality, new equipment operation, raw material processing, threading, and Mohawk manufacturing procedures. Georgia Northwestern Technical College is the third partner in the training agreement, available to assist Mohawk with ongoing training programs after the Quick Start training is completed.
-The Grainger Foundation supports Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation and Roman Open Charities Inc. Grainger
-Honeymoon Bakery receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade honors hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Details
-Also: Ready the customer reviews on Honeymoon Bakery
-May 28: Tim Reynolds, a Model High graduate, will be playing a show from 8-10 p.m. at Schroeder’s New Deli Downtown. He will be playing the violin and in addition, accompanied by a couple of his friends from Berklee College of Music, Jake Finch and Dylan Jones. The trio's playlist will include acoustic covers and originals. Cover charge $5.
-May 31-June 2; June 7-9: Rome Little Theatre presents 'Shakespeare in Hollywood' at the DeSoto Theatre. Performances: Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Details
-Thursday and Friday's Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Floyd, Bartow counties. Click Dining
Hometown Headlines Radio Edition
-7-9 a.m., WRGA 1470 AM. Listen online.
-Please join our guests Monday including:
-Matt Pearce of the Small Business Development Center on summer employment and interns.
-Jessica Brady of AAA South on summer travel and vacation destinations.
-Sgt. Mike Barr on new laws regarding boating and alcohol on Georgia waterways.
-Kim Hatcher on where to go, what to do at Georgia state parks this summer.
-Floyd County Jail reports:
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-Floyd County Sheriff's Office on Facebook
-Rome Police Department on Facebook.
-Floyd County Police on Facebook
-Floyd County's Most Wanted on Facebook
-Rome Braves fall short again 8-7 to Asheville on Saturday.
-Rome on the road Sunday in Asheville and then home on Memorial Day (5 p.m. first pitch).
-June 9: Rome Braves add 'Faith Day,' Jonny Diaz concert.
-Game photos by Mills Fitzner. More photos
Inside today's Hometown
-More glitz, same message for 2013 Vacation Bible Schools. Buzz
-The latest home sales report for Greater Rome. Business.
-Latest health news from across Northwest Georgia. Health
-Summer Camp, Vacation Bible School listings. Rome Kids
-Where to find jobs in Northwest Georgia. CareerBuilder
Latest updates from Georgia Trend Daily:
Georgia groups react to Senate immigration bill
Economy: Growing fast, at last - Georgia Trend Exclusive
Reed: 'Harbor deeping will happen'
Civil rights firebrand's fraud case in Georgia now has others treading softly
Former Gov Roy Barnes says indicted state Rep. Tyrone Brooks did nothing wrong
Ga. Power recognized by Hispanic Network Magazine for diversity
Reduced fees help lure businesses to Kennesaw
No degree? Good-paying jobs still exist
$220 Ben Carter outlet mall gets go-ahead
State Bank declares quarterly dividend
Athens unemployment continues downward creep, hits 5.6 percent
Columbus unemployment rate slides to 7.9 percent in April; city is no. 45 in development rankings
Hometown events calendar
May 28: Rome-Floyd Library ready for summer reading program. This year's session goes from May 28 through July 18 and is again in two sections: "Dig into reading," for kids newborn to fifth graders and "Beneath the surface" for those ages sixth grade on up. Got more on the free program, please go to the library's Facebook page.
May 28: Northwest Georgia Auburn Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Rome Area History Museum for a catered indoor tailgate party program featuring David Housel, Athletic Director Emeritus, and Auburn Mascot, Aubie The Tiger. Cost is $20 for adults and children under 10 free. Contact: Pat Bagby for reservations: 706-232-1786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28: Floyd County Commission meets at 6 p.m. Agenda
May 28: Tim Reynolds, a Model High graduate, will be playing a show from 8-10 p.m. at Schroeder’s New Deli Downtown. He will be playing the violin and in addition, accompanied by a couple of his friends from Berklee College of Music, Jake Finch and Dylan Jones. The trio's playlist will include acoustic covers and originals. Cover charge $5.
May 30: Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold their southern location Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m. at The Forum. The college will present approximately 300 graduates with awards at the ceremony for summer 2012, fall 2012, and spring 2013 graduates. Program and List of Graduates
A Forum on Common Core State Standards hosted by the Rome Tea party, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Charles C. Parker Senior Center, 1325 Kingston Road. Featured Speaker/Panelists: State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge; State Senator Chuck Hufstetler; Senior Fellow American Principles Project Jane Robbins. Details: Mike Morton, Chairman, Rome Tea Party 706 346 3400.
May 30-June 2: Clocktower Classic returns to Rome. Four stages, including the downtown criterium, are planned this year. Details
May 31: Nine Basic Law Enforcement recruits will graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held in the Conference Center in Building 400 at GNTC’s Gordon County Campus.The speaker at the ceremony will be Tom Bojo, GNTC’s dean of Academic Affairs and Gordon County Campus manager. The ceremony will honor a graduate with an award for academic distinction and the “Top Gun” award for excellence in marksmanship. Basic Law Enforcement Graduates:Cassie L. Defoor, Tyler S. Gebelein, Matthew G. E. Harvey, Joseph A. Land, Joseph A. Lewis, Shade R. Nix, John L. Thatcher Jr., Ricky G. Turner and Judd V. Whitfield.
May 31-June 1: 333 on Broad and Acts of Random Theatre present 'You Bet Your Life's in Jeopardy!' Details
May 31-June 2; June 7-9: Rome Little Theatre presents 'Shakespeare in Hollywood' at the DeSoto Theatre. Performances: Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Details
May 31-June 15: Push-pin Civil War Art show at the studios of Blacktop, 204 Broad St. Free to all from June 1-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 'Set up' on May 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Details: Wes Ellis at email@example.com.
June 1: The Rome Floyd Parks & Recreation Authority's Farmers Market returns to Ridge Ferry Park with markets held each Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 a.m. The market will run through October. Click Farmers
June 1: Streets Alive returns to downtown Rome from 2-5 p.m. Details
-New: Bike parade beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Broad Street and Third Avenue sponsored by Cycle Therapy. Decorate your bike, bike trailer or other cycling vehicles to join the parade just before the Clocktower Classic Handcycling events.
There will be prizes for the best decorated bike.
June 3: U.S. Rep. Tom Graves to host Senior Citizen Fair from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the YMCA, 810 E. Second Ave. The event is free and open to all.
June 6: Greater Rome Chamber's Mid-Year Celebration 'All Aboard the Grad Train' for Excellence in Education from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Conference Center. Details
June 7-8: The
Bridge ‘Que returns to Frankie Harris Park in Euharlee. Details
The Rome High football team will be hosting its annual Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. at Stonebridge Golf Club. Entry fee is $300 per foursome. For more information and hole sponsorship opportunities, please see www.RomeWolvesAthletics.net/football.
June 8: Rome Symphony plans pops concert, July Fourth performance. RSO
June 8-9: The Paradise Garden Foundation announces that Finster Fest 2013 is set for Dowdy Park in Summerville. Finster
June 22: Kiwanis Club of Rome hosts first volley ball showdown at the Thornton rec center (North Floyd Park). Details
June 23: RACE Rome and Rome Orthopaedic Center’s Fifth Annual Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon at Darlington School. Details / Updates
Aug. 17: Floyd County Republicans' annual Tillman Hangar Event set: The barbecue and rally begins at 11 a.m. at Earl Tillman's hangar at Richard B. Russell Airport/Towers Field. Elected officials as well as candidates for office are scheduled to attend. See the group's Facebook events page.
Sept. 14: Duck Dynasty's Jase Robertson to speak at Rome Youth for Christ's 40th anniversary event. This fall, Rome Youth for Christ will celebrate 40 years in Rome/Floyd County and as part of the celebration, the group asked Jase Robertson to help commemorate the event. Robertson is one of the star’s of A&E’s hit show, Duck Dynasty, which is filming its fourth season in West Monroe, La. Robertson will share stories from the show, the family's duck call business known as Duck Commander, his family and his faith. Youth for Christ invites you to join the special night with all proceeds benefiting the local work the group does with at-risk teens. Tickets will go on sale soon and you can email the office to get more details on the event or information on becoming a corporate sponsor. Click email or go to the group's Facebook page
Rome Rotary meets at noon Thursdays at Coosa Country Club:
Loran Smith, Associate Director of Public Relations and Development, UGA Athletic Association.
Doug Walker / Bob Simmons, “The Return of Eagles to NW Georgia”
Leslie Hunt Anderson, President & CEO, Georgia Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s Update”
Officer Installation for new Rotary year
Exchange Club of Rome meets at noon Fridays at The Palladium:
May 31: Miss Rome