In 1975, a film was made about a group of Nashville outlaws making music their own way. Forty years later, a filmmaker has celebrates the authenticity and expresses the feelings of the legendary original, via a community of contemporary ‘outlaws’ living and creating music in Nashville.
Spending hours in the heat each day pulling teeth for residents in a poor village in the Dominican Republic might not seem like the ideal vacation for most. But Rome’s Chris Kennan finds it incredibly fulfilling.
It may not be the Ryman Auditorium or the Grand Ole Opry, but on Wednesday mornings, the Charles C. Parker Center on Kingston Highway becomes the mother church of country music, if only for a few hours.
“Roosevelt Cabin was the place of all places where Miss Berry was at her best. That here she had lived during those early days of struggle, and that here she was apt to forget herself and those about her as she looked back upon the years and reviewed the road which she had traveled; that here, mirrored in her face and voice one caught more of Berry than in any other place.”
Each year Ricky Lockhart adds new activities to his summer Karate Camp. He’s been hosting the camps since the early 90s and in that time has tried to ensure that local kids learn a lot more than just martial arts.
For five weeks, Mike Burton has been going out to his woodshop for about three hours each day. There’s no air conditioning or fans in there. But he’s used to it. And he’s working on something pretty special.
Up until a few months ago, Kylie Devaron was homeless. He used to walk to the downtown area from Armuchee every day. Now he’s the president of a company called Rome Aquarium, all because one man took a chance on him.
The sharp squeaking of tennis shoes on shiny hardwood floors accompanied by a hard slapping sound against the wall and an occasional angry outburst usually means one thing at Rome’s YMCA — someone’s playing racquetball.
Each week, groups of cyclists depart from various Rome locations to ride miles and miles along Rome’s trails or streets or roads. Some are competition level rides and some aren’t. Most riders can find a group that suits their needs.
Fourteen young women from the greater Rome area began their debutante year Saturday evening when they were presented at the 26th Rome Symphony Debutante Ball. The ball was held at the Coosa Country Club and benefits the Rome Symphony Orchestra. The 2015 Rome Symphony Debutantes are:
If you’ve noticed a group of local guys throwing a ball back and forth and running around on a field in odd formations, you probably thought “these knucklehead obviously don’t know how to play football.”