Category Archives: Buzz

Health: Redmond Regional glowing red for heart health awareness month. Floyd teaches bus drivers about Stop the Bleed.

Health: Redmond Regional glowing red for heart health awareness month. Floyd teaches bus drivers about Stop the Bleed.

Putting the red in Redmond Regional this month: The heart spotlight is back at Redmond Regional Medical Center as part of the hospital’s heart health month celebration. The annual campaign is designed to help boost awareness of heart disease and preventative steps.   Floyd County Schools bus drivers and transportation maintenance staff are the latest… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Adventure Film Festival Rome returns Feb. 23. Bartow Schools achieve AP Honor status. Annual ‘Night at the Movies’ for Exchange Club Family Resource Center Feb. 26. Audrey Assad performs at Berry on Sunday.

Buzz: Adventure Film Festival Rome returns Feb. 23. Bartow Schools achieve AP Honor status. Annual ‘Night at the Movies’ for Exchange Club Family Resource Center Feb. 26. Audrey Assad performs at Berry on Sunday.

Adventure Film Festival Rome is a one-night film festival, featuring almost three hours of groundbreaking independent films. The event, held at Rome’s Historic DeSoto Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 23, will bring together art and adventure in evening that is certain to entertain and inspire. This year’s collection of films will allow guests to paddle the Inside Passage in… Continue Reading

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Buzz: YMCA offers 100 scholarships for free swim/water safety lessons. CASA training set for Saturdays in March; how to help. Finster Fest 2019 gets $10,000 arts grant.

Buzz: YMCA offers 100 scholarships for free swim/water safety lessons. CASA training set for Saturdays in March; how to help. Finster Fest 2019 gets $10,000 arts grant.

The YMCA of Rome and Floyd County is launching Safety Around Water, a program to engage and educate parents about the importance of water safety skills and provide more of America’s youth access to water safety lessons. The program will focus on reaching African American and Hispanic communities in Rome and Floyd County where risk of drowning among children… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Update on open house Tuesday for 411 Connector project.  ‘Untamed: Our Words in Our Voices’ women’s empowerment production set for Feb. 22-23. Pruning tips available Saturday.

Buzz: Update on open house Tuesday for 411 Connector project. ‘Untamed: Our Words in Our Voices’ women’s empowerment production set for Feb. 22-23. Pruning tips available Saturday.

  Join Rome City Arborist Terry Paige and Floyd County Extension Agent Keith Mickler for a pruning demonstration on Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at Chieftains Museum. Courtney W. Davidson, who recently moved to Rome from Lexington, presents Kentucky in August, “Untamed: Our Words in Our Voices,” an evening of empowering women in theater. Tapping… Continue Reading

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Education: Rome High senior Anthony Linatoc earns four-year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers free GED practice test Feb. 28.

Education: Rome High senior Anthony Linatoc earns four-year Army ROTC scholarship to North Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers free GED practice test Feb. 28.

  Rome High School senior and  Air Force Junior ROTC student Anthony Linatoc, center, proudly displays his award of a four-year scholarship to the Army ROTC program at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega. Retired Air Force Col. Seaborn Whately (left) and retired Air Force Master Sgt.  Keith Thrash (right) are the lead instructors… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Ducks Unlimited Dinner is March 8. Rome TEA Party invites Republican groups, community to Feb. 19 meeting.

Buzz: Ducks Unlimited Dinner is March 8. Rome TEA Party invites Republican groups, community to Feb. 19 meeting.

The Rome Ducks Unlimited Dinner Event is coming up on March 8 at the Forum beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s membership dinner includes an all-you-can-eat buffet with American, Italian and Cajun food stations; raffles as well as live and silent auctions; plus networking opportunities. Various levels of ticket packages and sponsorships remain. For  more:… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Tickets on sale for the 19th Annual Night at the Movies benefiting the Family Resource Center. Helping parents cope class begins Wednesday. Sixth Annual Seed Swap is March 2. Y’s pop-up fitness class is at the civic center Friday.

Buzz: Tickets on sale for the 19th Annual Night at the Movies benefiting the Family Resource Center. Helping parents cope class begins Wednesday. Sixth Annual Seed Swap is March 2. Y’s pop-up fitness class is at the civic center Friday.

Tickets are available for the 19th Annual Night at the Movies set for Feb. 26. Patrons will enjoy in a delicious variety of hors d’ oeuvres provided by some of Rome’s favorite restaurants and caterers, along with refreshing beverages and libations. The doors to Rome Cinemas (Shorter Avenue) open at 6 p.m. and guests can enjoy… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Dub’ Darville retiring at Shorter. Another 411 Connector open house set for Feb. 26 in Cartersville; ’roundabouts’ part of the plan. Mary Louise Lever’s spin on cheesecake takes the cheese (and first place).

Buzz: ‘Dub’ Darville retiring at Shorter. Another 411 Connector open house set for Feb. 26 in Cartersville; ’roundabouts’ part of the plan. Mary Louise Lever’s spin on cheesecake takes the cheese (and first place).

  ‘Dub’ Darville retiring from Shorter this spring: For more than three decades, Dub Darville has been a rock on “The Hill,” Shorter University. The rock plans to leave soon after spring graduation. The decision in his words: “I began collegiate teaching at Columbus State University in 1976 at the ripe old age of 23.… Continue Reading

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Today’s agenda: Blood drive at law enforcement center from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Rome City Commission to decide fate of downtown smoking ordinance (watch meeting online).

Today’s agenda: Blood drive at law enforcement center from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Rome City Commission to decide fate of downtown smoking ordinance (watch meeting online).

Today’s blood drive has something extra for Floyd County employees: Sure, the incentive is there — free refreshments (snacks) for all donors courtesy of The Sweet Bar, Swift & Finch and Doug’s Deli Downtown. But for county employees, there’s another perk — a free police escort to the Law Enforcement Center if they donate blood… Continue Reading

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Updated: Berry students awarded $27,000 for entrepreneurial ideas in annual ‘pitch’ competition

Updated: Berry students awarded $27,000 for entrepreneurial ideas in annual ‘pitch’ competition

  From Berry College: Congratulations to senior Ben Umberger for winning the 2019 Pitch Competition! Ben was not only awarded the top prize of $10k Henry & Clara Ford Fund for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, but also an additional $1,000 for the audience pick for the Berry Best Idea. Ben owns Umberger Farms Cattle Company, a… Continue Reading

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Heart of the Community honors 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’. Plus community grants awarded to some local organizations during HOC Heart Walk-Cycle-Paddle event.

Heart of the Community honors 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’. Plus community grants awarded to some local organizations during HOC Heart Walk-Cycle-Paddle event.

  Eleven of Rome’s “unsung” heroes were honored Saturday night at the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor gala “An Affair of the Heart.”  For 32 years, Redmond Regional Medical Center has sponsored these awards to recognize and honor individuals whose commitment through volunteer service has made this community a better place in which to… Continue Reading

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Local cancer physician, Dr. Matthew Mumber, selected as one of 8 writers nationwide to write a daily poem throughout February as part of fundraiser for Tupelo Press.

Local cancer physician, Dr. Matthew Mumber, selected as one of 8 writers nationwide to write a daily poem throughout February as part of fundraiser for Tupelo Press.

Dr. Matthew Mumber, a local radiation oncologist with Harbin Clinic, has always enjoyed writing since his college days at the University of Virginia. He’s written two health and wellness books over the years, but now he’s decided to take on a new challenge…writing poetry. Mumber is one of eight writers selected to participate in 30/30… Continue Reading

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Keith Mickler: The savage treatment of our majestic Crape Myrtles. Tips on proper way to prune these trees.

Keith Mickler: The savage treatment of our majestic Crape Myrtles. Tips on proper way to prune these trees.

By Keith Mickler, county coordinator and agriculture agent Blue in the face; does that term ring a bell, ever used it before? If you know the meaning of blue in the face that’s where I am at when it comes to stopping the most savage and heinous pruning I have every witnessed on one tree in… Continue Reading

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Rome City Commission to review final version of proposed smoking ordinance for Broad Street district on Monday; updates on how it will be enforced. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday.

Rome City Commission to review final version of proposed smoking ordinance for Broad Street district on Monday; updates on how it will be enforced. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday.

Rome City Commission meets Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. On the Agenda will be a second reading of the new proposed smoking ordinance for the Downtown Broad Street district. There are 13 guests on the agenda assumed to be speaking on the ordinance including representatives from Floyd Medical Center, Redmond Regional… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Super Museum Sunday’ in Cave Spring today from 12-4 p.m. GDOT to host two public meeting on project including Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor. Shorter to present ‘Into the Woods’ in April.

Buzz: ‘Super Museum Sunday’ in Cave Spring today from 12-4 p.m. GDOT to host two public meeting on project including Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor. Shorter to present ‘Into the Woods’ in April.

The Cave Spring Community will be a part of the Georgia Historical Society’s “Super Museum Sunday” today from 12-4 p.m. The organizations hosting the event are the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority, Fairview School, and the Cave Spring Historical Society.  Tours will begin at the Cave Spring Welcome Center located at 4 Rome Rd. Visitors can explore… Continue Reading

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A ‘Night to Shine’ for 175 special needs teens and adults in Rome. Photo gallery of special prom event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

A ‘Night to Shine’ for 175 special needs teens and adults in Rome. Photo gallery of special prom event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

It was definitely a ‘Night to Shine’ at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on Friday night as the church hosted the annual special needs prom event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. PVSBC was one of 655 churches around the globe hosting the event. Other churches in the region hosting a ‘Night to Shine’ event… Continue Reading

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