This week: Government meetings, baseball and Paddle Georgia with street party in Calhoun, Journey’s End celebration in Rome.

This week: Government meetings, baseball and Paddle Georgia with street party in Calhoun, Journey’s End celebration in Rome.

Paddle Georgia file photo
Paddle Georgia file photo. Join CRBI’s Joe Cook on Hometown Headlines Radio each morning this week at 7:20 a.m. for updates.


Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets today at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Among the items on the agenda are applications for pouring license from Goat’s General Store (Mike Elliott at 222 Broad St.); a beer, wine and liquor pouring license at Safari Hospitality Management, 301 Tribune St. (The Forum), sought by  B. Michael Bankston; and a beer pouring license at Troy’s BBQ, 1024 N. Broad St., to Sondra A. Wendt. 

Bartow County Board of Education: Meets at 6 p.m. Agenda 


The next monthly meeting for the South Rome Redevelopment Agency (SRRA) and the South Rome Redevelopment Corporation (SRRC) will be held at 4 p.m. in the Carnegie Building Training Room, 607 Broad Street, Rome, GA.

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners meets at 6:00 p.m. in the first floor conference room at the Gordon County Administration Building, 201 Wall Street, in Calhoun. Agenda


Paddle Georgia is hosting a street party at the Calhoun Depot with music, food, canoe and kayak rides and canoe tug-o-wars. Festivities begin at 5:30; the event is open to the public. The party is part of Georgia River Network’s annual Paddle Georgia taking place June 18-24 on the Conasauga and Oostanaula rivers. More than 400 people are expected for the seven-day, 103-mile canoe and kayak adventure that begins near Chatsworth and ends in downtown Rome. The event will also feature food vendors, a DJ and dancing and canoe and kayak test rides in the Cedar Creek Park pool. Test rides begin at 5:30; tug-o-wars begin at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Georgia River Network, Coosa River Basin Initiative, New Echota Rivers Alliance, the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau and Calhoun Downtown Development Authority.  To register, click here


Rome Braves open 4-game homestand vs. Charleston through Sunday. Games at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets


Paddle Georgia, 7-day, 103-mile canoe and kayak trip culminates with a Journey’s End celebration and feast hosted by Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) at Heritage Park in Rome. Members of the community are invited to attend the event, which includes a traditional fish fry meal. The celebration is from 2-8 p.m., with dinner at 6. Tickets for the meal ($15) are available by clicking here. Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, June 22.

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