‘Scrooge the Musical,’ Rome Little Theatre’s holiday musical, opens Friday at the DeSoto Theatre. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays this weekend and Dec. 7-9. Following the plot of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, audiences will witness the journey of the churlish Ebenezer Scrooge on a seemingly lonely Christmas Eve night. ‘Scrooge the Musical’ is directed by David Clonts and produced by Suzanne Clonts. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $12 for children. Tickets can be purchased by visiting romelittletheatre.com or by calling the Rome Little Theatre box office at 706-295-7171. .
The Georgia Department of Transportation has approved $184,138 in Quick Response Program funding to improve the safety and efficiency of the I-75 exit ramp to U.S. 41 in Gordon County. Work on this project, awarded to Bartow Paving Co. of Cartersville and should be completed in three weeks. The contractor will add a left turn lane to the I-75 South exit ramp to US 41 in order to enhance safety and improve the flow of traffic at this location. “Upon completion, this Quick Response project will help improve the flow of traffic in the area, make it safer and help the public get where they need to go in Gordon County,” said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the DOT office in Cartersville. Work on this project will occasionally require lane closures, night work, shoulder closures and pacing of traffic. Motorists should be aware of the advanced warning signs and watch out for contractor personnel and vehicles in this work zone.