Stephen Self’s Rhino Smokehouse is now open in the Armuchee Village shopping center, 3349 Martha Berry Highway.

The restaurant is a brick and mortar version of Self’s popular self-contained food truck. The menu features gourmet barbecue, certified Angus beef steaks, and a variety of chicken dishes, pork chops and fresh seafood. Including both Atlanta salmon, smoked trout and catfish.

The restaurant is open Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

People who suffer from any of a number of food allergies are encouraged to check with the chef to make sure any meal is prepared to order and void of any ingredients that might trigger an allergic reaction. Self suggests that guests check with their waitress prior to placing an order...

Self still offers pickup and full service catering for all types of events including weddings, corporate meals and special events in addition to the food truck.

BRAG event to roll through Floyd County Sept. 30

The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia organization has grown from one big event a year to include several shorter rides including the U.S. Bicycle Route 21 Ride from Chattanooga to Atlanta Sept. 29 – Oct. 1.

The ride will leave Chattanooga for Summerville on Sept. 29, coming through western Floyd County and on to Rockmart Sept. 30, finishing with a ride from Rockmart to Atlanta on Oct. 1. The daily rides are 59, 58 and 43 miles.

The route from Summerville to Rockmart comes down Ga. 100, onto the Alabama Highway, to Fosters Mill Road, Livingston Road, Blacks Bluff Road back to Fosters Mills Road into Cave Spring and then into Polk County, where riders will hook up with the Silver Comet Trail near Cedartown and continue to Rockmart.

Additional information and registration details are available at www.brag.or/21 online.

Tallatoona registering pre-schoolers

The Tallatoona Community Action Partnership is still accepting applications for its Head Start three and four-year-old pre-school program 2017-2018 term.

The Head Start program was initiated in 1964 through what was known as the Office of Economic Opportunity. It is designed to make sure as many underprivileged children are able to enter school ready to succeed.

Head Start focuses on both social and cognitive skills and seeks to instill a love for learning in each child.

The Tallatoona Community Action Partnership has operated the program in the Rome area for more than 50 years. In addition to the educational component, the agency provides some health and nutrition services that are vital to a youngsters learning success. .

The early childhood development program is available to eligible families at no cost.

Anyone with questions may contact Ayana Williams, Micdalia Rosario or Melinda Ledbetter at 770-382-5421. 

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