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Heritage First Headlines: A ‘tad’ more time for mall’s tax break review. West Rome IGA gone. CRBI to celebrate 25 years. Muschamp headlines local hall of fame inductees.

Heritage First Headlines: A ‘tad’ more time for mall’s tax break review. West Rome IGA gone. CRBI to celebrate 25 years. Muschamp headlines local hall of fame inductees.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. Business: Just a tad more time before vote on mall’s tax break. All quiet at West Rome IGA. Roman Record on the move? Business Education: Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership. GNTC Buzz: Big weekend for… Read more

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Business: Just a tad more time before vote on mall’s tax break. All quiet at West Rome IGA. Roman Record on the move?

Business: Just a tad more time before vote on mall’s tax break. All quiet at West Rome IGA. Roman Record on the move?

Watching and waiting: You’ll need to wait for the next meeting of the Rome City Commission to find out the potential fate of a bid to create the city’s third tax allocation district, this one benefiting the owners of Mount Berry Square and some surrounding property. Commissioner Bill Collins, who chairs redevelopment, presented a brief… Read more

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Rome’s first Adventure Film Festival on March 3 to benefit Higher Ground.

Rome’s first Adventure Film Festival on March 3 to benefit Higher Ground.

The inaugural Adventure Film Festival Rome is set for March 3 at the DeSoto Theatre in Rome. Hosted by local non-profit Higher Ground, this one-day, community-driven event showcases a collection of the year’s most groundbreaking independent films that inspire activism through adventure. Discover the joy and misery of absolute solitude while biking the frozen Yukon… Read more

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Buzz: Big weekend for Floyd County 4-H members. Cartersville, Summerville earn ‘Live Work Play’ honors. Valentines production set. Parks and Rec board to meet.

Buzz: Big weekend for Floyd County 4-H members. Cartersville, Summerville earn ‘Live Work Play’ honors. Valentines production set. Parks and Rec board to meet.

    This weekend, Floyd County 4-H had seven youth participate in three livestock shows in a period of three days.  Each one of these exhibitors gained real world experience in agriculture.  While the Floyd County 4-H Livestock Show Team was successful, the youth of Floyd County 4-H are walking away with much more than… Read more

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CRBI to celebrate 25 years of protecting the Coosa at annual membership meeting Jan. 30.

CRBI to celebrate 25 years of protecting the Coosa at annual membership meeting Jan. 30.

  Media release: From stopping the pollution of the Chattooga River in Trion to protecting hundreds of acres of land along the Etowah River, the Coosa River Basin Initiative has worked to save the Coosa River and its tributaries since 1993. Tuesday, Jan. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Rome Floyd ECO River Education… Read more

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Education: Fall academic honors lists from Darlington, Georgia Highlands.

Education: Fall academic honors lists from Darlington, Georgia Highlands.

  Darlington releases fall semester Academic Honors: “Students in grades 6-12 are recognized based on their grade average for the semester, as follows: Headmaster’s List, 95 or higher average with no grade below 90; Director’s List, 90 or higher average with no grade below 85. Grades for students in Honors or Advanced Placement courses are… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Spring’s over; low 50s today and Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Spring’s over; low 50s today and Wednesday.

OUTLOOK Spring break is over as we drift back to “normal” temperatures for this time of year, at least through Friday. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday: Mostly… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Local Hall of Fame inductees announced. Former Shorter assistant named head football coach at Cumberland. Shorter splits pair with Mississippi College. High school basketball updates. Big weekend for gymnastics.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Local Hall of Fame inductees announced. Former Shorter assistant named head football coach at Cumberland. Shorter splits pair with Mississippi College. High school basketball updates. Big weekend for gymnastics.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS SPORTS BUZZ . . .   2018 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame class includes Will Muschamp, Eric Floyd,  Nae Nae Daniels Saxton and Jamane Spivey. Hall of Fame Longtime Shorter assistant football Coach Tim Mathis is the new head coach for the Cumberland University Phoenix.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mother Pauline Anderson, Mrs. Mary Ann Hamilton Bray, Mr. F. Joseph Butler Jr., Mr. Sol W. Collins Jr., Mrs. Muryline Black Evans, Mr. Jordan Devante Gibbons, Mrs. Mary Ann Nance Land, Mrs. Ramonda Ann Washington, Mr. Hilburn Gerald Youngblood.

Obituaries: Mother Pauline Anderson, Mrs. Mary Ann Hamilton Bray, Mr. F. Joseph Butler Jr., Mr. Sol W. Collins Jr., Mrs. Muryline Black Evans, Mr. Jordan Devante Gibbons, Mrs. Mary Ann Nance Land, Mrs. Ramonda Ann Washington, Mr. Hilburn Gerald Youngblood.

Mrs. Mary Ann Nance Land, age 82, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Land was born on July 9, 1935, in Dekalb County, Alabama daughter of the late Floyd Ragsdale and the late Mary Blankenship Ragsdale. On June 25, 1949, at the age of fourteen, Mrs.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 61 (U) for Calhoun restaurant.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 61 (U) for Calhoun restaurant.

  FLOYD CAPTAIN D’S SEAFOOD  1715 TURNER MCCALL BOULEVARD BLVD ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: January 22, 2018 Score: 88, Grade: B GRAVY BOAT 1413 DEAN ST ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: January 22, 2018 Score: 71, Grade: C JERUSALEM EXPRESS  330 BROAD STREET ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: January 22, 2018 Score: 82, Grade:… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updated five times daily; reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Updated five times daily; reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police.

About this report: We update this report around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These… Read more

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Education: Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

Education: Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership.

Media release: Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program. Listed are students chosen as semi-finalists for the GOAL award showing (from left to right) the student’s name, hometown, program of study, GNTC… Read more

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2018 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame class includes Will Muschamp, Eric Floyd,  Nae Nae Daniels Saxton and Jamane Spivey.

2018 Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame class includes Will Muschamp, Eric Floyd, Nae Nae Daniels Saxton and Jamane Spivey.

  The Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame will welcome four inductees at the 2018 Sports Hall of Fame banquet ceremony on Feb. 26 at Berry College’s Krannert Center. Tickets are on sale. The 2018 inductees are Eric Floyd for Professional Athlete, Will Muscahmp for Lifetime Achievement and Amateur Athlete, Nae Nae Daniels Saxton for Amateur… Read more

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‘Night to Shine 2018,’ a prom-like experience for special needs teens and young adults, set for Feb. 9 with a few new twists. Here’s how to help.

‘Night to Shine 2018,’ a prom-like experience for special needs teens and young adults, set for Feb. 9 with a few new twists. Here’s how to help.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church is once again bringing the community together to give local special needs teens and adults a night of their own. In partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, the church will be one of 540 churches around the globe hosting the “Night to Shine” special needs prom… Read more

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