Rome-based nonprofit Cancer Navigators is in the midst of its major fundraiser of the year. Cast Off Against Cancer kicked off this Tuesday evening in conjunction with an open house event at Cancer Navigators’ new location at 310 West 10th Street in Rome. Executive Director Charlotte Atkins says that participating teams are always very enthusiastic about the fundraiser.
It’s gonna be a big weekend for the Cedartown Performing Arts Center. The Center will welcome The Amazing Kreskin to its stage tonight at 7:30 pm. That will be followed by a performance from Young Elvis and the Blue Suedes tomorrow night at 7:30 pm.
The US Department of Education made the decision yesterday to grant the state of Georgia a waiver from ‘No Child Left Behind’. US Senator Johnny Isakson is pleased with the measure, as he and Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge personally delivered the state’s request for a waiver from the law to US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
95.7 FM The Ridge and the Rome News-Tribune is partnering with the Cedartown Performing Arts Center to announce a call for entries into the 3rd annual 95.7 FM The Ridge/Rome News-Tribune “Battle of the Bands” Contest.
The nation’s economy has certainly stayed in the headlines and been a cause for concern for the past several years. As President Barack Obama indicated in his State of the Union address in late January, there are some signs that it is in recovery. In a recent interview on WLAQ AM 1410’s Good Morning Rome earlier this week, US Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia indicates that there is still plenty of more work to be done to revive the US economy.