The CounterPoint Music Festival will take place this weekend at the Kingston Downs, home of the Atlanta Steeplechase. The three-day music and arts festival will feature over 80 musical acts, including headliner Widespread Panic and The Roots, the house band on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event this Friday, May 22nd to help Apollo Staffing Company hire about 40 workers for manufacturing plants in Adairsville and Rome. The recruitment will be held from 10 am until 2 pm at the GDOL’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.
John Cowman, president of JLC Airshow Management, has announced that the United States Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team will be a part of the 2015 Wings Over North Georgia air show. The air show is set for October 3rd and 4th at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in Rome and will also feature the US Air Force F-22 Raptor, the GEICO Skytypers, the US Marine Corps MV-22, an appearance by the Charlie Daniels Band and the Smoke-n-Thunder BBQ Classic. For more information, visit www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com.
The US House of Representatives has passed the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (HR 2250) authored by Representative Tom Graves of Ranger, Georgia. The bill provides annual funding for the offices of members of the House of Representatives, the support agencies of Congress, security, services for visitors and Capitol operations and maintenance, according to a release from Graves’ office.
The Berry College eaglets are spreading their wings and taking flight. B4 and B5 hatched earlier this year in an eagle’s nest located in a tree between the college’s main entrance and the parking lot of the Steven J. Cage Athletic and Recreation Center. Both have made their first flights successfully, according to Rome News-Tribune Associate Editor (and wildlife enthusiast) Doug Walker. Though, he states, these flights were not without challenges.