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Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Keep on eye on the weather late Tuesday. Christmas tree lots already closing. Downtown honors

Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Keep on eye on the weather late Tuesday. Christmas tree lots already closing. Downtown honors

Ware Mechanical forecast: Cloudy, 52 today. Storm chances rising Tuesday night, early Christmas Eve Winter begins at 6:03 tonight, making this the shortest day (day light) and longest night of the year. Our “days” get longer starting Monday. Headlines: Downtown Rome honors partners for 2014 achievements. Downtown Week ahead: Rome City Commission to adopt 2015Read more

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Ware Mechanical forecast: Cloudy, 52 today. Storm chances rising Tuesday night, early Christmas Eve

Ware Mechanical forecast: Cloudy, 52 today. Storm chances rising Tuesday night, early Christmas Eve

The situation: The National Weather Service continues to caution residents about the possibility of severe weather late Tuesday going into Christmas Eve. “Strong and possibly severe thunderstorms” are possible along the line bringing the next cold front to our area starting Tuesday. We’ll have continuing coverage on Hometown Headlines as needed throughout the storm threat.Read more

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Downtown Rome honors partners for 2014 achievements

Downtown Rome honors partners for 2014 achievements

  Media release: The 2014 Downtown Rome Achievement Awards took place at the Historic DeSoto Theatre last week. The Downtown Development Authority  Outreach Committee, chaired by Barbara Ware, over sees the awards each year.  Thanks to Chris Jackson, Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation President, for hosting this great event.  Award presentations were made by DDA boardRead more

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Christmas tree sites already closing for the season. Salvation Army’s ‘Angel Tree’ recipients say ‘thank you’

Christmas tree sites already closing for the season. Salvation Army’s ‘Angel Tree’ recipients say ‘thank you’

That was fast. Christmas Tree City, a local holiday institution, closed its lot off Turner McCall and Hicks Drive by Kmart in Rome around midday Saturday. A truck just outside this picture had the signage in the back bed as the pop-up tree store was dissembled four days before the holiday. Another local landmark, Silver CreekRead more

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Here’s why you’re seeing those color-coded fire hydrants

Here’s why you’re seeing those color-coded fire hydrants

Your dogs might not be the only ones confused by the new-look fire hydrants popping up around Cedartown. There’s a reason. According to city officials, “In accordance with the National Fire Protection Association Standards, fire hydrants in the City of Cedartown have been repainted to feature a reflective silver base and either a light blue, green, orangeRead more

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Week ahead: Rome City Commission to adopt 2015 budgets, Christmas services and closings

Week ahead: Rome City Commission to adopt 2015 budgets, Christmas services and closings

Monday: The Rome City Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda is the adoption of 2015 budgets. Agenda A number of local churches will host Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. Churches Holiday closings: City of Rome offices will close at noon Christmas Eve and be closed all day ChristmasRead more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Falcons at New Orleans for division showdown for NFC South title

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Falcons at New Orleans for division showdown for NFC South title

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report The Atlanta Falcons travel to New Orleans for 1 p.m. division showdown with the Saints to determine the winner of the NFC South. Game Preview College football College football’s playoff pairings: Alabama vs. Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl; Oregon vs. Florida State in the Rose Bowl.  Winners face eachRead more

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Weekend: ‘Longest Night’ services today, Live Nativity continues (brief video)

Weekend: ‘Longest Night’ services today, Live Nativity continues (brief video)

Now-Christmas Eve: The Live Nativity from 7-9 p.m. on the front lawn of the Trinity United Methodist Church, 606 Turner McCall Blvd. Free. Sunday:  “The Longest Night” beginning at 6 p.m. This service Trinity United Methodist Church at 606 Turner McCall Blvd., is for those who perhaps have suffered a loss of a loved one or a relationship,Read more

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Ware Mechanical update: Severe weather threat late Tuesday, Wednesday for our area

Ware Mechanical update: Severe weather threat late Tuesday, Wednesday for our area

  The National Weather Service is paying increasing attention to the threat of severe weather in our area late Tuesday and into Wednesday as a collision between warmer air and the next cold front is expected. As the map above suggests, strong winds and even isolated tornadoes are possible. As we stated Friday, December tornadoesRead more

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Swift & Finch hopes to add food in year three as well as sell roasted coffee at local stores, farmers markets.

Swift & Finch hopes to add food in year three as well as sell roasted coffee at local stores, farmers markets.

By John Hines, Armuchee High School For the past two years, Swift & Finch at 600 Broad St. has been making and selling handmade coffee drinks and, amidst competition from local Starbuck’s branches, the Rome-based coffee shop is thriving. “We really take pride in hand-selecting our coffee. We source all of our beans, so our coffeeRead more

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House fires and their aftermath topped the list of emergency aid provided by the local Red Cross in 2014

House fires and their aftermath topped the list of emergency aid provided by the local Red Cross in 2014

From a media release: This year, Northwest Georgia Red Cross helped more people affected by home fires than all other disasters combined. Local volunteers responded at all hours of the day with food, blankets and comfort to help more than 677 people with nowhere else to turn after home fires from Jan. 1 to Dec. 18,Read more

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Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Swift & Finch to add food, maybe store sales. Stormy week ahead?

Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Swift & Finch to add food, maybe store sales. Stormy week ahead?

Ware Mechanical forecast: Just 20% rain chance today, little rain so far overnight. Drizzle expected Sunday-Monday. However, bigger storm system coming our way Tuesday. Today, high of 53, low of 36. Headlines: Swift & Finch hopes to add food in year three as well as sell roasted coffee at local stores, farmers markets.  Swift &Read more

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Ware Mechanical Forecast: Little rain expected today, Keep eye on storms coming in Tuesday

Ware Mechanical Forecast: Little rain expected today, Keep eye on storms coming in Tuesday

The situation: Just 20% rain chance today, little rain so far overnight. Drizzle expected Sunday-Monday. However, bigger storm system coming our way Tuesday. What we need to be watching is the next storm system, due on Tuesday. It could bring some severe weather (thunderstorms especially). See the weather advisory below. Tornadoes here in December? Remember itRead more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Darlington Lady Tigers win third consecutive trophy. Model boys take the tournament.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Darlington Lady Tigers win third consecutive trophy. Model boys take the tournament.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report High School Seven Hills Rotary-Rome News Holiday Basketball Tournament Darlington girls win tournament trophy, 57-48, over Model. The Model Blue Devils cruise past the Rome High Wolves, 58-37. read more

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Weekend: Toys for Tots distribution, Live Nativity begins and two “Longest Night” services

Weekend: Toys for Tots distribution, Live Nativity begins and two “Longest Night” services

  Saturday: Toys for Tots distribution day from 7 a.m. to noon at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Volunteers are still needed to help sort toys, contact Exchange Club member Meredith Brown, 706-506-3203. Saturday-Christmas Eve: The Live Nativity from 7-9 p.m. on the front lawn of the Trinity United Methodist Church, 606 Turner McCall Blvd. Free. readRead more

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