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Another drowning at Lake Weiss

Authories in Cherokee County Alabama say 70 year old Jerry Wayne Clowdus of Gaylesville drowned at Lake Weiss Wednesday after he went into the water to retrieve his boat that had floated away from a dock with his wife in it.  The incident occurred near the Cobia Bridge a short time after authorities had been alerted to the tragedy. 

Tom Sawyer Day on the Oostanaula River

The Rome Little Theatre and Coosa River Basin Initiative are teamiing up to host this special float from Ridge Ferry Park to Heritage Park on August 16. There is a $15 fee and lunches will be provided.  The event is being held to promote The RLT production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer the last two weekends in August.

DU Greenwings event at Arrowhead compound

The Rome Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host a youth outdoor adventure shooting event at the Georgia DNR Arrowhead lakes compound on Floyd Springs Road.  Registration begins at 9 am with the activities starting at 10.  There is a $15 fee but that gets youth a membership in the DU Greenwings organization, a free lunch with hot dogs and a drink.  DNR personnel will offer hunter safety and shooting tips.

Eagle project maps trails

William Douglas, a candidate for the Eagle Scout badge with Troop 113 in Rome has completed the marking of the various trails on Jackson Hill in the heart of Rome. Each of the trails is marked with a color coded sign  Douglas tied the various trails to historic themes. Lee's Loop is named for General Robert E. Lee.  Norton's Knob takes on the name of Fort Norton which topped the hill during the Civil War and Sherman's Shortcut is of course named fror Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.  Copies of the maps are available in  the Boswell Cabin at the Jackson Hill Trailhead

Public meeting to consider trails in Rome August 4

A public meeting to consider the bicycle and pney Forum. People unable to make the public meeting can also visit with the master plan consultants from ALTA Tuesday August 5, between 8-10 a.m. and 3-5 p.m. in the same location.

Ga DNR banding doves, wood ducks

Georgia DNR employees are participating in a study of the movement of America's most popular games bird, the mourning dove. Birds are being trapped and banded in the Rome area by intern Lindsey Cline.  When a banded bird is killed, hunters are asked to call the toll-free hotline number on the dove to report where the bird was killed and provide other info from the band.  A wood duck banding project is slated to begin on August 6 with essentially the same objectives.


Upcoming Events

August 2 - Indian Mounds Paddle on the Etowah River - Cartersville

Event sponsored by the Coosa River Basin Initiative

August 9 - Oostanaula River Paddle - Gordon to Floyd County

Highway 156 ramp in Calhoun to Hwy 140 ramp north of Rome, sponsored by Coosa RIver Basin Initiative

August 16 - Tom Sawyer Day on the River - Rome

Rome Little Theatre and Coosa River Basin Initiative combine to host floats from Ridge Ferry Park to Heritage Park.

August 16 - Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Event - Rome

Ducks Unlimited will host an outdoor adventure day at the Arrowhead lakes Ga DNR compound on Floyd Springs Road north of Rome

August 22-23 Weiss Lake Regatta - Leesburg, Al

The annual sailboat races hosted by the Rome Sailing Club on Weiss Lake.  Enjoy boats typically sailing in little wind and high humidity!

August 23 - River Revelry- Rome, Ga

The annual biodiversity bash hosted by the Coosa River Basin Initiative at Heritage Park at the confluence of the rivers in downtown Rome.

Saturday October 11 - Trout Unlimited Chili Cook-off

One of the great annual family-friendly events in Rome's Ridge Ferry Park annually  This event features close to 100 cookers with all kinds of chili.

Saturday November 1 - Bicycle Days  Cave Spring

Plans are still in the works for Cave Spring's first to be annual Bicycle Days event as the city embraces outdoor recreational tourism.

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