Buzz: Free showing of ‘To Kingdom Come’ on Oct. 21. Repairs to US 411 in Bartow on Tuesday. Open house/ribbon cutting for Winthrop Memory Care on Nov. 1. Concert to benefit Elevation House.

Buzz: Free showing of ‘To Kingdom Come’ on Oct. 21. Repairs to US 411 in Bartow on Tuesday. Open house/ribbon cutting for Winthrop Memory Care on Nov. 1. Concert to benefit Elevation House.

Free showing of ‘To Kingdom Come’ set for Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.: The Coosa River Basin Initiative, Rome International Film Festival, Georgia Highlands College and the Berry College Environmental Studies program have teamed up to co-sponsor a special screening of the 2018 RIFF Audience Award winner for Featured Films, To Kingdom Come, at the Rome City Auditorium on Monday at 7p.m.

To Kingdom Come presents the multi-generational relationship between General Electric and the Rome community.  The story is told from the unique and diverse perspectives of the earliest employees of the Rome GE transformer plant, local riverkeepers who battled GE over the dumping of harmful pollutants, and scientific and medical experts.

The film is a community project, co-produced by Dr. Brian Campbell of Berry College and CRBI, with contributions from Berry College students and alumni, Georgia Highlands faculty, Paper Panda Audio Productions and an array of local musicians, including the Barbaric Yawps and Little Country Giants.  The score and soundtrack is a hauntingly beautiful musical compilation of blues and folk tunes, which provides an appropriate backdrop for this fascinatingly frustrating tale of Southern hospitality meeting Yankee ingenuity and disregard.

Admission is free with a suggested donation amount of $10.  All proceeds will be used to support Coosa River Basin Initiative in their ongoing work. For more.


Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will be repairing a one-mile stretch of U.S. 411 in Bartow County on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Motorists can expect some delays while the roadwork is under way. The project should be completed Tuesday, as long as the weather cooperates. Approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. WHERE: The right westbound lane of U.S. 411 mileposts 8 to 9.


Charles Williams REIC will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the new Winthrop Memory Care Center at 10 Highway 411, Rome, on Friday, Nov. 1. The open house will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.


Elevating Lives Concert featuring Josh Wilson set for Nov. 3: Benefiting Elevation House, the Sunday afternoon concert at Rome City Auditorium includes tickets for $20, $40 and $75 (the latter includes a VIP reception beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Seven Hills Building. To reserve tickets, please click here. / Expanded concert details.

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