Here’s where to get your Super Bowl entrees today: First Baptist Church’s youth group is selling smoked butts and ribs this afternoon from 3 until 5 p.m. off First Street in downtown Rome. Most of what’s being cooked is presold but Chip Hood — who’s among those cooking this morning in the above photograph — says he has extra tickets for walk-ups so please find him. What you’re smelling this morning if downtown: 170 butts and 270 racks of ribs. Ribs are $20 and the butts at $35. Again, pickup is from 3 until 5 p.m.
A dazzling exhibit showcasing the eclectic works of Howard Finster opened with a reception Friday night at the new Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage at 252 N. Fifth Ave. in Rome. It drew more than 500 guests. The Harbin Clinic Gallery exhibit will be up throughout March and the public can visit on Fridays from 2 until 6 p.m. The exhibit includes work and prints by Finster, as well as a collection of Coke bottles created by numerous area artists commemorating some of Finster’s most famous designs, and his love of painting painted Coke bottle cutouts. (Leanne Cook photo, above, Harbin Clinic photo, below). Plus: Link to 95 photos. Click Harbin Clinic Gallery
That’s Floyd County School Board Chairman Dr. Tony Daniel reading to students in Mrs. Hunt’s class at Glenwood Primary on Friday as part of World Read Aloud Day. Daniel was among dozens who spent time reading to students in area classrooms this year.
Ready to play: This photo was taken by Floyd County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson as the Floyd County Middle School Honors Band prepared to perform Friday evening at Coosa High School. “I am so proud of these young people and their band directors. What talent we have in FCS!”