GEORGIA VETERANS OF IRAQ WAR TO BE HONORED WITH PARADE THIS SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN ROME

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Downtown Rome will welcome Iraq veterans this Saturday with the Georgia Honors Iraq War Veterans parade.  The parade is set to get underway at 11 am and will feature Iraq War veterans from across the state.  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is scheduled to be in attendance, along with Congressmen Phil Gingrey and Tom Graves.  It will also feature a flyover from Tiger Flight, which will signal the start of the parade.  The parade will be followed by a special event at the Forum, which will feature refreshments, live music and children’s activities.  
Roads in downtown Rome are expected to close for this Saturday’s parade.
Today (June 14th) is Flag Day, by the way.

ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION TO FEATURE PATRIOTIC MUSIC FROM EIGHTH REGIMENT BAND, ROME SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

Rome and Floyd County’s annual 4th of July Celebration at Ridge Ferry Park this year will feature traditional patriotic music from Eighth Regiment Band of the Georgia Volunteer Infantry and the Rome Symphony Orchestra.  The event is being sponsored by the Harbin Clinic and the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority.  Gates will open at 6 pm, with the first concert set for 7 pm.  Fireworks will follow the Symphony concert, around 9:30 pm.

FLOYD COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN HOSTS CANDIDATES DEBATE, MORE TO COME

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Floyd County Republican Women hosted a GOP Candidates Debate Forum last night at the Charles Parker Senior Center on the Kingston Road in Rome.  
Elaine Watson, president of the Floyd County Republican Women, says that her organization is of a political and service oriented nature.  She indicates that more events will be held this election year to allow for a more informed voting public.

TIGER FLIGHT FOUNDATION FLIGHT TEAM TO PROVIDE FLYOVER AT SATURDAY’S IRAQ VETERANS PARADE

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

The Tiger Flight Foundation Flight Team will provide a Missing Man Flight for Rome’s Iraq Veterans Parade this Saturday, June 16th.  The parade will be held in downtown Rome beginning at 11 am.  The Missing Man flyover will signal the start of the parade.  It will be followed by a second flyover by a Naval Air unit.
According to a release from the organization, the Tiger Flight Foundation Flight Team is an all volunteer precision formation flight team based out of the Richard B. Russell Airport in Rome.  The Tiger Flight Team for Saturday’s parade will consist of Bill Janson as flight lead, Phil “Sonny” Cataldo as Break Pilot, Scott Willis as number three and David Wright as Ground Coordinator.