Latest Heritage First Headlines. 3-hour free parking, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. enforcement passes first test before City Commission; needs another vote June 10 but in effect now. Teen, second suspect sought in shooting. Gas line expansion planned on westside. Greater Community Bancshares offers stock buy back. Nothing but 90s on the way.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. 3-hour free parking, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. enforcement passes first test before City Commission; needs another vote June 10 but in effect now. Teen, second suspect sought in shooting. Gas line expansion planned on westside. Greater Community Bancshares offers stock buy back. Nothing but 90s on the way.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT City Commission votes 5-2 to allow three-hour free parking on Broad Street; enforcement hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. begins now; second reading June 10. Parking Rome Police seek 16-year-old male, another suspect following Friday night shooting in Garden Lakes community that left woman… Read more

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City Commission votes 5-2 to allow three-hour free parking on Broad Street; enforcement hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. begins now; second reading June 10.

City Commission votes 5-2 to allow three-hour free parking on Broad Street; enforcement hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. begins now; second reading June 10.

  Rome City commissioners voted 5-2 on Monday night to add a third free hour of parking on downtown streets and to rollback enforcement hours to 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A second reading is scheduled for June 10 barring a called meeting, City Manager Sammy Rich said. He added that he’ll… Read more

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Graduation 2019: Huge weekend of commencement ceremonies starts Thursday night; forecast: Mid 90s, sunny skies.

Graduation 2019: Huge weekend of commencement ceremonies starts Thursday night; forecast: Mid 90s, sunny skies.

Below please find a county-by-county list of this year’s remaining high school commencement ceremonies. One bit of advice: Please dress comfortably for any outdoor ceremony. The current forecast through Saturday calls for highs in the mid 90s under sunny skies. We’ll have updates on downtown Rome parking throughout the week. FLOYD Model High School: Graduation:… Read more

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Buzz: Summerville Park to host 12th Annual Yard Sale on Saturday. Gas prices drop another 4 cents — but for how long?

Buzz: Summerville Park to host 12th Annual Yard Sale on Saturday. Gas prices drop another 4 cents — but for how long?

  The neighborhood of Summerville Park will hold its 12th annual yard sale this Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. until noon.  Since 2008, Rome’s original “Heritage Neighborhood” has been hosting the community’s largest residential yard sale during the weekend of Memorial Day.  The event is organized by the Summerville Park Neighborhood Association. In addition to… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Talk about a summer swelter. Look for 90 today, 98 by Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Talk about a summer swelter. Look for 90 today, 98 by Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Be prepared for record heat by the weekend. We’ll be in the 90s through Memorial Day with the hottest temperatures due over the weekend. FORECAST Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Calm wind. Wednesday: Sunny,… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves drop finale to Columbia, 4-2; tonight-Friday, in Augusta. Rockmart High splits Monday doubleheader with Jeff Davis; deciding game three is Wednesday. Berry College sets fall soccer schedule.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves drop finale to Columbia, 4-2; tonight-Friday, in Augusta. Rockmart High splits Monday doubleheader with Jeff Davis; deciding game three is Wednesday. Berry College sets fall soccer schedule.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. SPORTS HEADLINES The Berry College men’s soccer team has released the team’s 2019 schedule. The Vikings open the season at home on Aug. 31 against DePauw as part of the 2019 Berry Invitational. The tournament will also feature Sewanee and Brevard. The… Read more

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Obituaries:  Stevie “Cornbread” Jenkins, Mr. Chalmus Chester McMichen, Cornelia Linnenkohl Milford.

Obituaries: Stevie “Cornbread” Jenkins, Mr. Chalmus Chester McMichen, Cornelia Linnenkohl Milford.

Mr. Chalmus Chester McMichen, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Mr. McMichen was born in Rome, Georgia on July 6, 1929, son of the late Ray Vaughn McMichen and the late Lillian Beatrice Crowe McMichen.  He was also preceded in death by his first… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Community safety: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000.” Click for details. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Tuesday Cartersville Police reports: May 10 1 /… Read more

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Business: $22 million investment by Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light and International Paper to run greatly expanded service to IP through West Rome.

Business: $22 million investment by Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light and International Paper to run greatly expanded service to IP through West Rome.

  A partnership of Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light and International Paper is combining to run a much larger gas service line from Coosawatee to the IP plant in West Rome, a project valued at more than $22 million, says Bryan Batson of Atlanta Gas Light. While four times larger than the existing line, the… Read more

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Business: Greater Community Bancshares announces stock repurchase of up to $650,000.

Business: Greater Community Bancshares announces stock repurchase of up to $650,000.

  Media release: Greater Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Greater Community Bank, announces that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program that will enable the company to repurchase up to $650,000 of its common stock. “The Board’s decision to repurchase stock was based on the strength of the company’s balance sheet and capital… Read more

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Rome Police seek 16-year-old male, another suspect following Friday night shooting in Garden Lakes community that left woman in critical condition.

Rome Police seek 16-year-old male, another suspect following Friday night shooting in Garden Lakes community that left woman in critical condition.

THE LATEST From Rome Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett: “In reference to this shooting, a suspect has been identified and warrants have been issued for armed robbery. The suspect is a 16-year-old African American male. Due to his age, his name is not released at this time. He will be charged as an adult… Read more

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Fifth Avenue River District adds community bakery, commercial kitchen, third new business amid growth plans that could top $30 million.

Fifth Avenue River District adds community bakery, commercial kitchen, third new business amid growth plans that could top $30 million.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net  Sunflour Community Bakery opens this week in Rome’s growing River District of Fifth Avenue, West Third Street and Avenue A. With renovation work under way at a few other nearby buildings, along with the planned $2 million special sales tax project for improving streetscapes, it’s just the start of more things to come… Read more

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