Get your tickets NOW for the 2018 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge! This is the encouragement of Severo Avila, the features editor for the Rome News-Tribune and one of the contestants in this year’s event, slated for the evening of Saturday, August 11th at 7 pm at the Rome City Auditorium.
More than 20 local churches, in partnership with local ministry organization Covenant Kingdom Pastors, have united to bring nationally acclaimed pastor, author and speaker Dr. Tony Evans to Rome. Evans will serve as the featured speaker on Friday, June 29th at 7 pm at the Forum River Center.
The victim of a Friday night shooting has died as a result of injuries sustained in the incident. Debbie Burnett, Assistant Chief of the Rome Police, reported on Monday that Crystal Dawn Vega died as a result of a gunshot wound, and her body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab for an autopsy. Nakotah Smith has been listed as a person of interest by investigators; he is also suspected in a burglary at Vega’s home on Sunday.
Do you plan to spend some time in the great outdoors this summer? Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites now offer a Summer Camping Deal whereby patrons may receive 50 percent off in August if they camp at a state park for two or more nights in June or July. Kim Hatcher, Public Affairs Coordinator, says that details about the offer are available online at www.gastateparks.org. Additional discounts are frequently posted on social media.
The heat is on in Northwest Georgia! High temperatures are expected to be around 93 today with heat index values of 98, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service. Skies will be mostly sunny and accompanied by a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.