The Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off is only a couple months away and readers might want to know just how the money raised at this event is spent by TU. The answer is fairly simple — almost all the funds are spent for the education of our youth and adults in the state of Georgia as well as conservation and stream enhancement projects.
ARMUCHEE FIELD DEDICATION — Armuchee High School will name its football field to honor former coach Namon Wiseman on Friday. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. and naming of the football field at 7:05 p.m., just prior to the first home football game. All former players, students, teachers and alumni are encouraged to attend. For more information call 706-236-1888.
The 11-year-old Rome Gladiators finished in second place in the Southern AAU Back-to-School Championship at Osborne High School. The team is made up of Jaxon Pate (from left), Braxton Wade, Brady Groce, Bryson Thacker, Bowden Heathcock, Braden Bell, head coach Kelly Fountain and Reece Fountain. (contributed photo)
It is nearly impossible for someone to not know a veteran. Almost everyone has an uncle, aunt, cousin, brother, father, mother or grandparent who has served, or you yourself may have served in the military.
RUSHMORE FOOTBALL CAMP — Camp RushMore Football Training presented by Marcus Dixon and friends is being held through Friday at the Rome City Throws Center on Riverside Parkway from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. The camp is for ages 8-18 and the cost is $40 per person, which includes a T-shirt and lunch. Team rates, sibling discounts and scholarships are available. For more details call 404-512-9819 or email email@example.com.
The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome Soccer Club’s Select teams finished the regular season with four wins and six losses this last weekend, bringing the season record to 43-48-15. They are now preparing for the postseason tournaments.
The Unified Football and Cheerleading Jamboree, presented by the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority and the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Georgia, got underway Saturday at Riverview Park and at the Boys & Girls Club in West Rome. The event will take today and Monday off before finishing Tuesday. The event features Pee Wee, Junior Pee Wee and Mites teams.
Shea Dale with Imagine Studio for Hair & Art announced today that the 2nd Annual Run for Moore Life Memorial 5K Run and 1-mile Health Walk will take place on November 1st, 2014 at the Shoals Entrance of Ridgeferry Park. Registration will take place from 7 a.m. Race begins at 8 a.m., Health Walk at 9 a.m.
Join RACE Rome as we host the Tri for the Kids Youth Triathlon. Tri for the Kids is a USAT sanctioned event that will take place on May 4th at 1:00 p.m. at Darlington School. The event will raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia.
The Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority has canceled baseball and softball games scheduled to be played today. Monday's games will be played Wednesday, April 16 and Tuesday's games will be played Friday, April 19.
The Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority is offering a free junior tennis clinic Saturday at the Rome-Floyd Tennis Center. The clinic will provide an introduction to the sport of tennis and is open to children ages 6 through 18. Participants will be divided into different groups according to age and skill level.
Many of my fellow trout anglers will tell you that the most enjoyable part of trout fishing s being in a pretty location with clean cold water cascading over the boulders creating pleasing backdrop as you make the perfect cast in hopes of catching a fish. They will ay that just being there is a joy and that if they catch a fish it is just “icing on the cake”.
The Snake Creek Gap Mountain Bike Time Trials have returned to the Pinhoti trail. This race will be the first in a series of three races on Saturday January 4, beginning the 2014 time trials. The event will be headed up by the Northwest Georgia Southern Off-road Bicycle Association (NWGA-SORBA).
Hotels in Rome and Floyd County can expect more than 1,000 visitors this weekend, including junior tennis players and their families from around the Southeast, for the Southern Closed Doubles Championship.