Online voting for the 5th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands to benefit Cancer Navigators continues through this Friday at midnight. Seven semifinalists are vying to be among the Final Four that will proceed to an on-stage showdown at the historic DeSoto Theatre on Saturday, August 9th.
Local students will soon be heading back to school. The Georgia Department of Revenue will aim to help back-to-school shoppers save a little money during the next Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend. It will begin at 12:01 am on Friday, August 1st and continue through 12:00 midnight on August 2nd.
The Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home has announced plans for its annual Low Country Boil and Barbecue. The event is set for Thursday, August 21st at the Rome Civic Center. Doors will open at 6 pm. The event will feature an open bar and an all-you-can-eat buffet of low country boil and barbecue provided by Two Can Do catering at 7:15 pm.
The price at the gas pump is the lowest since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group, which reports that the national and Florida average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline are on a 30-day streak of declines. Prices in Georgia and Tennessee have fallen 34 and 32 consecutive days, respectively.
Summertime is a good time to get out on the water. And one great way to learn about the history of Rome and Floyd County is on its rivers, according to Luke Chaffin, Special Projects Coordinator for the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau. Chaffin indicates that while summer tours aboard the Sulzbacher Roman Holiday riverboat are sold out, the public should stay tuned for details about a Fall Foliage Tour that is likely to be held in early October. He adds that the Roman Holiday is available for rental to those seeking to host a party on the riverboat.