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An ‘Affair of the Heart’ for the 10 honorees of Heart of the Community Awards presented Saturday night. With photos.

An ‘Affair of the Heart’ for the 10 honorees of Heart of the Community Awards presented Saturday night. With photos.

    It was an “Affair of the Heart” in Downtown Rome on Saturday night as this year’s Heart of the Community Awards of Honor were presented during the annual event at The Forum River Center. Ten local “unsung heroes” — Mike Burnes, Annette Morris, Lenora Santoro, Charles Smith,  Scott Smith, Jay Shell, Stephanie McElhone, Elm Street… Read more

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Dining: After 30 years in Cartersville, Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant to close its doors March 11. Dalton restaurant to remain open.

Dining: After 30 years in Cartersville, Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant to close its doors March 11. Dalton restaurant to remain open.

After 30 years in business, Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant in Cartersville will be closing its doors on March 11, 2018. Owner Christian Martin plans to keep the Dalton restaurant, located at 1235 Cleveland Hwy., open. Martin posted this message to customers late Saturday: To our customers, My name is Christian Martin. I am the current owner… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Up to 40% rain chance today, high near 65. Rain in forecast everyday this week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Up to 40% rain chance today, high near 65. Rain in forecast everyday this week.

  OUTLOOK After a high of 72 degrees on Saturday, look for high near 65 today with 20-40% rain chance. There is a chance of rain everyday this week, including a chance of thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday as a strong upper level disturbance moves into Georgia. Otherwise, no hazardous weather is expected. FORECAST Sunday: A 20… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Darlington, Rockmart, Cartersville and Trion advance in state basketball tourney. Victories for both Berry teams, start SAA tournament play on Friday. Other college sports updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Darlington, Rockmart, Cartersville and Trion advance in state basketball tourney. Victories for both Berry teams, start SAA tournament play on Friday. Other college sports updates.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS SPORTS HEADLINES: Rome native and Darlington graduate Brad Bohannon is off to a 2-0 start in his first season as the Head Baseball Coach at the University of Alabama after beating Valparaiso on Friday and Saturday. Alabama Today’s GHC Baseball game has been moved… Read more

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Obituaries: Audrey Climer, Leslie Lucas, Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas and Mrs. Ethel Ruth Thompson

Obituaries: Audrey Climer, Leslie Lucas, Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas and Mrs. Ethel Ruth Thompson

Mrs. Beverly Fay Thomas, 82, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018 in Cedartown. She was born on March 24, 1935 in Rome, the daughter of the late James Brown Price and the late Annie Bell Scott Price. She worked for 30 years for the Probate Court and Judge Harry Johnson and then… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Floyd School board to discuss school safety on Tuesday. Los Reyes closing in Cartersville. My Simply Southern Home moving to Rome. Heart of the Community Awards’ photos.

Heritage First Headlines: Floyd School board to discuss school safety on Tuesday. Los Reyes closing in Cartersville. My Simply Southern Home moving to Rome. Heart of the Community Awards’ photos.

  First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. Education: Floyd County Board of Education to discuss school safety on Tuesday. All ideas “on the table” from hiring more resource officers to arming teachers to more mental health professionals. Education Dining: After 30 years in Cartersville, Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant to close its doors March… Read more

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Updated Health: Statewide flu-related deaths continue to rise with 79 confirmed so far this season.

Updated Health: Statewide flu-related deaths continue to rise with 79 confirmed so far this season.

Officials with the Georgia Department of Public Health announced that there have now been at least 79 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia this flu season, up from 66 deaths last week. According to the AJC, of the 13 new deaths this week, one was a pediatric patient. Overall, the majority of these deaths have been individuals… Read more

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Floyd School officials investigating incident at Armuchee High School after student posts potentially threatening photo on social media. No students harmed, no weapons on campus.

Floyd School officials investigating incident at Armuchee High School after student posts potentially threatening photo on social media. No students harmed, no weapons on campus.

Floyd County school officials are investigating a situation at Armuchee High School involving a student posting a potentially threatening photo on social media. Lenora McEntire with Floyd County Schools says no students were harmed and student in question did not have any weapons on school property. After the photo was seen on social media, school officials took… Read more

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Updated Health: Photo gallery from Redmond’s Loving Hearts Move event. Later today, Heart of Community Awards ceremony.

Updated Health: Photo gallery from Redmond’s Loving Hearts Move event. Later today, Heart of Community Awards ceremony.

Saturday morning’s rain and cloudy skies didn’t dampen the Loving Hearts Move event. There was a great turnout for the community walk-cycle-paddle event hosted by Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation at the Town Green. From Heart of the Community: “Thank you to everyone who braved the rainy, misty morning… Read more

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Fatal house fire that killed elderly Gordon County man earlier this week has been ruled accidental.

Fatal house fire that killed elderly Gordon County man earlier this week has been ruled accidental.

  Media release: Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has ruled a Wednesday, Feb. 14 mobile home fire that claimed the life of elderly Gordon County man accidental. Killed by the fire was Alvin Leon Graham, 75. His home located at 460 Apple Road in Ranger, Ga., was destroyed by the blaze. Firefighters discovered… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Convenience store/deli coming to Redmond Rd. State flu-related death continue to rise. Floyd Schools investigating potentially threatening photo from Armuchee High student. More rain for weekend.

Heritage First Headlines: Convenience store/deli coming to Redmond Rd. State flu-related death continue to rise. Floyd Schools investigating potentially threatening photo from Armuchee High student. More rain for weekend.

  First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. Business: Convenience store/deli planned off Redmond across from entrance to The Spires at Berry College. Also: Updates to the continuing care retirement center’s residences.   Business Health: Statewide flu-related deaths continue to rise with 79 confirmed so far this season. Flu Floyd School officials investigating incident at Armuchee… Read more

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Business: Convenience store/deli planned off Redmond across from entrance to The Spires at Berry College. Also: Updates to the continuing care retirement center’s residences.

Business: Convenience store/deli planned off Redmond across from entrance to The Spires at Berry College. Also: Updates to the continuing care retirement center’s residences.

    As presales continue for The Spires at Berry College off of the Connector near Redmond, we’re seeing the first signs of adjacent development. Look for a “mega” convenience store near 1320 Redmond Road that will feature a sit-down deli by the folks who operate the successful one at The Rock Store off Kingston… Read more

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Education: Floyd County Schools will hold its Kindergarten Roundup on March 5-16.

Education: Floyd County Schools will hold its Kindergarten Roundup on March 5-16.

(Media release) Floyd County Schools (FCS) will have its Kindergarten Roundup for the 2018-19 school year will from March 5-16. During this time, FCS will be visiting and screening current prospective kindergarten students in all FCS Lottery Pre-K classes as well as those at the following child care centers with a parent or guardian’s permission:… Read more

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Buzz: Rome celebrates 28 years as ‘Tree City’, Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday, CRBI’s Big Float returns June 2, Bartow Baptist Association hosting safety conference.

Buzz: Rome celebrates 28 years as ‘Tree City’, Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday, CRBI’s Big Float returns June 2, Bartow Baptist Association hosting safety conference.

  Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. with these agenda items: Approval for Public Consumption of Alcohol on Broad Street – 500 Block at Desoto Theatre and 7 Hills Community Room, to Historic Desoto Theatre Foundation – Runway Show (Feb. 23) Approval for Public Consumption of Alcohol at Sarah Hightower Regional… Read more

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