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Wisdom ride a labor of love for Billy Puryear of Armuchee

It was another routine third Saturday of October for Billy Puryear. For the past 35 years the Floyd County farmer has pulled on his jeans and boots, saddled his horse and led the John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride through Floyd County.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Country artist Cale Dodds to play The Brewhouse
Posted: October 16, 2014

Country artist Cale Dodds will play The Brewhouse on Oct. 25.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Tickets still available for annual John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride
Posted: October 14, 2014

ROME, GA. — The John Wisdom Wagon Train & Trail Ride will return to Rome this weekend for its 35th year, celebrating the life and legacy of the Civil War hero.

Friday 10/10/2014
Sunday performance of ‘Lux Aeterna’ to benefit Rome Symphony Orchestra
Posted: October 10, 2014

Local musical groups and even a few celebrities will come together Sunday for a performance at Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Chili Cookoff returns to Ridge Ferry Park Oct. 11
Posted: October 09, 2014

Nothing ushers in fall in Floyd County quite like the Trout Unlimited Chili Cookoff.

Monday 10/06/2014
Fall arts celebration returns to Darlington Friday
Posted: October 06, 2014

Darlington School’s Fall for the Arts Festival returns for its sixth year on Friday, Oct. 10, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Morris Chapel Lawn.

Sunday 10/05/2014
Vann Cherokee Cabin in Cave Spring named National Trail of Tears site
Posted: October 05, 2014

CAVE SPRING — The Vann Cherokee Cabin downtown was officially named a National Trail of Tears site on Saturday, making it the third site in Floyd County to have that distinction.

66th Coosa Valley Fair wraps with good weather
Posted: October 05, 2014

As bright lights dimmed over the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday night, organizers said attendance at the 66th installment was down a bit when compared to last year’s record-breaking results.

Saturday 10/04/2014
66th annual Coosa Valley Fair 2014 Competition Results
Updated: October 04, 2014 - 8:17 pm


Friday 10/03/2014
Students make fleece blankets for chemotherapy patients as tribute to beloved grandmother
Updated: October 03, 2014 - 10:48 am

A Darlington senior decided that the best way to pay tribute to her grandmother’s memory was to spread a little warmth.

Thursday 10/02/2014
'Country Boy' Earl Dibbles Jr. to play downtown Oct. 15
Posted: October 02, 2014

Country artist Granger Smith will bring his music and his famous alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. to the Brewhouse Music and Grill on Oct. 15.

Superstars of Wrestling Fan Fest comes to The Forum
Posted: October 02, 2014

WWE Hall of Fame member Mick Foley will be in Rome during the Superstars of Wrestling Fan Fest Weekend Nov. 13-15 at The Forum.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
66th annual Coosa Valley Fair opens today at 5 p.m.
Posted: September 30, 2014

The fairgrounds were bustling Monday morning as workers assembled rides and vendors readied their booths for the crowds expected this evening.

Monday 09/29/2014
Work of GHC instructor on display at Artevaggio Fine Art Gallery
Posted: September 29, 2014

For Georgia Highlands College art instructor Kathleen Flowers, a career change after 17 years turned out to be just the open door for which she was looking.

The Alvaro Bermudez Trio to perform concert at Darlington on Saturday
Posted: September 29, 2014

Darlington School will welcome The Alvaro Bermudez Trio to campus Saturday, Oct. 4, to perform a "Jazz on the Green" concert at 7:30 p.m. at Thatcher Hall's Johnson-Drummond Amphitheater. This event is free and open to the public.

Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges at the Coosa Valley Fair on Saturday, Oct. 4
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 3:14 pm

ROME, GA - Maggie Bridges, Miss Georgia 2014, will be at the Coosa Valley Fair on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Her day will begin by assisting with the Challenger Pageants at 10 a.m. Twelve young ladies will be presented for the titles of Little Miss and Miss Challenger Coosa Valley Fair.

Good weather forecast for week of Coosa Valley Fair
Posted: September 29, 2014

The Coosa Valley Fair begins Tuesday and ends Saturday, and it appears that weather is going to smile on the annual event, at least for the first three days.

Sunday 09/28/2014
Canter4Cure trail ride benefits Summit Quest
Posted: September 28, 2014

Participants in Saturday’s Canter4Cure trail ride got the chance to enjoy a three-hour horseback ride at Berry College while raising money to help kids with cancer.

Annual Pig Out raises money for Downtown Development Authority
Posted: September 28, 2014

CAVE SPRING – The secret to selling barbecue — cook it the way you like it.

Saturday 09/27/2014
Coosa Valley Fair returns next week with new shows
Updated: September 27, 2014 - 12:25 pm

The sights and sounds of the midway will mix with the best of down-home flavor next week during the 66th annual Coosa Valley Fair.

Things to do today in Rome and the surrounding area
Posted: September 27, 2014

The Rome Braves Redneck Rummage Sale will take place today at State Mutual Stadium from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission will be $5 per carload.