Today: Rome Braves host Columbia. Sunday is Family Fun Day with the $50 Family Fun Day Package (over $100 value) includes 4 tickets, 4 hamburgers OR hot dogs, 4 sodas, 4 popcorns, 4 hats + free Kid Zone inflatable wristbands. Game at 2 p.m.
- Current Atlanta Braves star Austin Riley is scheduled to rehab with the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium. Tickets: Rome Braves
Sunday: Chattooga County Agricultural Fair: Hours: Now under way at 40 Middle School Road in Summerville. Click for ticket information. Hours:
- Sunday: 2-9 p.m.
Latest water samples from the above locations courtesy of Coosa River Basin Initiative. Click tests.
CRBI conducted bacterial water monitoring at four sites that included Euharlee Road boat ramp, Neel’s Landing off of US 411, Grizzard Park (soccer fields), and Heritage Park on Aug. 22. The results of those monitoring efforts showed that
- 83.6 cfu/100mL of E.coli were present at Euharlee Road
- 52.9 cfu/100mL were present at Neel’s Landing (411)
- 59.8 cfu/100mL were present at Grizzard Park
- 191.8 cfu/100mL of E.coli were present at Heritage Park
- 161.6 cfu/100mL of E.coli were present at Georgia 156 (Oostanaula).
This means that the amount of E.coli found at each site, with the exception of Heritage Park and Georgia 156 (Oostanaula), is considered safe for recreational use by the state of Georgia. The levels of E.coli found at Heritage Park and Ga. 156 are considered to pose a moderate risk of illness.
On the rivers: Check here if you’re planning a day on the water:
- River Ratz Tubing & Kayak: 706-728-4160. Closed this Sunday because of the forecast.
- Euharlee Creek Outfitters: 770-607-1846.
Local river levels
- Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report
- Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers information hot line: Call for the water release schedule — 706-334-7213
Coming update next:
30th Running Water Pow Wow, Ridge Ferry Park, Aug. 31, Sept. 1: Gates open Saturday at 10 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy a weekend of dancing, food and crafts. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 children (5-18); under 5, free.
The Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue returns Monday, Sept. 2, at Rome Civic Center. Hundreds of guests have purchased virtual tons and gallons of Rome’s best barbecue, Brunswick stew and baked beans prepared with protected recipes that are more than five decades old. Doors open at 10 a.m. sharp and stay open until 2 p.m. or until sold out. Guests are welcome to dine in or carry out. Options include barbecue plates, sandwiches or bulk sales of just about everything on the menu. Also, the youth group of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church will offer baked goods for sale to cover holiday dessert needs. You can buy tickets at the door or from any member of the Knights of Columbus. For more, please call Saint Mary’s Catholic Church at 706-290-9000. Also, please see our website, www.kofcromega.us or www.facebook.com/kofcromega, for continuing updates.
The Armuchee Bluegrass Festival returns for Labor Day, Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Thursday: A Jam-A-Long and cookout at 6 p.m. Friday: Gates open 4:45 p.m., cost $10. Saturday: Gates open at 10:45 a.m., cost $12. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Details
Rome Braves host Asheville in their home season finale, Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Games will be at 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 1 p.m. Monday. Friday: The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free Atlanta Braves Cap. Saturday: The first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free Braves Foam Tomahawk. Sunday: The $50 Family Fun Day Package (over $100 value) includes 4 tickets, 4 hamburgers OR hot dogs, 4 sodas, 4 popcorns, 4 hats + free Kid Zone inflatable wristbands. Sunday: Ladies’ Night and Bark in the Park with dogs admitted inside the stadium free of charge with any paid adult admission to sections 113, 115, 117 or a General Admission ticket.