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Art Rocks Athens Festival comes to Athens Memorial Day weekend

On Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, Art Rocks Athens will be opening a series of free exhibitions featuring visual arts, posters and graphics, historical artifacts from musicians and collectors, dance, film and live music performances in Athens.

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Friday 04/11/2014
Trail system connecting landmarks takes next steps
Posted: April 11, 2014

A unified trail system connecting landmarks in Calhoun and Gordon County is one step closer to reality.

Spring Art Market today and Saturday at Rome Civic Center
Posted: April 11, 2014

Connie Ray placed her jewelry on the table inside the Rome Civic Center.

Thursday 04/10/2014
Sinking cancer's battleship
Posted: April 10, 2014

No one knows for sure how many years Gordon Hospital has been involved in Gordon County’s Relay for Life, but most agree that it has been there since the beginning in 1994.

WINDS bring 'Across the Big Pond' back to the The Forum
Posted: April 10, 2014

The sounds of pipes, drums and the British Isles will fill The Forum on Saturday as “Across the Big Pond” returns to downtown Rome for the fourteenth year.

Young cast brings 'The Little Mermaid Jr.' to life on the DeSoto stage
Posted: April 10, 2014

Rome Little Theatre will present its production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” April 11-19 at the DeSoto Theatre.

The Forum hosts Stomp Battle
Posted: April 10, 2014

Rome residents will have the chance to hear and see some of the best step teams in the South as they compete in Stomp Battle 2014.

Tuesday 04/08/2014
'Jeans 4 Justice,' Celebrity Dance Challenge to benefit Sexual Assault Center
Posted: April 08, 2014

Whether it’s a walk downtown or a night of dance, there are chances for all to help out a local charity in their quest to assist victims of sexual assault and spread awareness.

Sunday 04/06/2014
300 participate in National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Walk
Posted: April 06, 2014

In 2005, Cheribeth Swanson went to the doctor with what she thought was a pinched nerve in her neck. After an MRI scan of her brain, the then 26-year-old was faced with a daunting diagnosis: multiple sclerosis.

Thursday 04/03/2014
‘Inspired Georgia’ exhibit leads to performances at Paradise Garden
Posted: April 03, 2014

A state art exhibit has found its way to Paradise Garden in Summerville and good things were sure to follow.

Chamber Players of the South presents 'Keep Calm and Listen to the Classics'
Posted: April 03, 2014

The Chamber Players of the South will present “Keep Calm and Listen to Classics” today at Heritage Hall Center Stage.

Tickets selling fast for CounterPoint Music Festival
Posted: April 03, 2014

Some ticket categories have already sold out for the CounterPoint Music Festival at Kingston Downs.

Thursday 03/27/2014
'Battle on the Mountain' brings bull riders to Berry
Posted: March 27, 2014

Berry College’s sixth annual Battle on the Mountain bull riding event takes place March 28.

Local author Tony Warren signs copies of new book on March 29
Posted: March 27, 2014

Author Tony Warren will be signing copies of his book “Lethe: The Life and Times of Dr. John de la Howe” at Dogwood Books on March 29.

History Museum hosts wine tasting, clock tower tours
Updated: March 27, 2014 - 8:05 am

The Rome Area History museum welcomes spring with two upcoming events.

Tuesday 03/25/2014
‘Spayghetti’, auction to benefit Animal Rescue Foundation
Posted: March 25, 2014

An evening of food and music is planned to help a local nonprofit continue to provide services and care to shelter and rescue animals in Floyd County.

Monday 03/24/2014
Berry College to host Walk MS 5K in April
Posted: March 24, 2014

ROME — Teams are registering now for the Walk MS: Georgia 2014 on April 5 at Berry College.

Little family raising funds to get service dog for their son
Posted: March 24, 2014

When Ethan Matthew Little was born prematurely at 28 weeks weighing only 2 pounds and 10 ounces, his parents — Rome-Floyd Fire Cpl. Philip Little and wife Lee Little — knew Ethan’s life would be different.

Couple designs furnishings, jewelry for Starving Artist Expo set for Saturday
Posted: March 24, 2014

He makes, reproduces and restores handcrafted furniture and cabinetry from the finest woods around. She uses her creative side to make colorful beaded jewelry and accessories with semi-precious stones and metals.

Fibbers contest set for April Fool’s Day at Rome Civic Center
Posted: March 24, 2014

When the Fibbers contest organizers say this year’s April 1 event will be the 238th at the Rome Civic Center, can you believe them?

City Commission to vote on trails update contract
Posted: March 24, 2014

The process of getting community input and determining the economic impact of Rome’s trails plan is moving forward.