Are people really more giving during the holiday season? Rich Lampkin, Executive Director of the United Way of Rome and Floyd County, says that in the case of his organization, though some have had cut back on their giving in recent days, every contribution they receive adds up.
The Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that due to rain, there have been some changes for the Christmas Candlelight Processional and Concert scheduled for tonight. The Processional that was to begin at 6 pm has been canceled. The Christmas Concert is still on for 7 pm at the Forum in downtown Rome. Doors will open at 6 pm. The Westminster Presbyterian Handbell choirs will provide pre-event music from 6:15 pm until 7 pm. The 7 pm concert will feature the Three Rivers Singers, the Shorter Chorus, Northwest Georgia Winds, New Horizons Band and Deborah Popham. Narration will be provided by Dr. Betty Siegel, Distinguished Chair of the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Character and President Emeritus at Kennesaw State University, and Marvin Williams, Superintendent of Polk County Schools. Musicians set to participate in the concert are asked to report to the Forum ballroom at 6:15 pm. For more information, call the GRCVB at (706) 295-5576.
More syringes have been discovered in clothing at the Wal Mart in Cartersville. Three more have been found in recent days, bring the total number to seven. An investigation continues by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. Shoppers are warned to check clothes from that store before trying them on.
Romans are mourning a beloved entertainer and historian that has passed away. Dan Biggers, who has acted in film and television and served as director of Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum, died yesterday at the age of 80. Biggers’ most notable role was that of Dr. Frank Robb in the television series “In the Heat of the Night”. A celebration of his life is set for Wednesday at 2 pm at the Miller Richards Funeral Home Oaknoll Chapel.