Category Archives: Buzz

Polk County investigator misses Aug. 12 $356 million Powerball jackpot by one number; collects $50,000. Tonight’s jackpot: $700 million.

Polk County investigator misses Aug. 12 $356 million Powerball jackpot by one number; collects $50,000. Tonight’s jackpot: $700 million.

As tonight’s Powerball jackpot soars past $700 million, Pamelia Holland, 57,  of Cedartown already has claimed some prize money. Holland won $50,000 from the Aug. 12 Powerball drawing after purchasing her first ticket. Winning numbers from the Aug. 12 drawing were: 20-24-26-35-49 and the Powerball was 19. She had picked four of the winning number… Continue Reading

Share Button
Eclipse Gallery: 24 images mostly from across Northwest Georgia.

Eclipse Gallery: 24 images mostly from across Northwest Georgia.

          The digestible eclipse: Here’s a look at the line outside of Krispy Kreme doughtnuts on Turner McCall in Rome at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Hometown’s Natalie Simms says she spent 35 minutes in line waiting for the chocolate-dipped doughnuts (image to the right). The line already is stretching onto Turner McCall… Continue Reading

Share Button
Buzz: ‘Spelling Bee’ kicks off 61st season of Rome Little Theatre. Bridge work pending on old U.S. 41.

Buzz: ‘Spelling Bee’ kicks off 61st season of Rome Little Theatre. Bridge work pending on old U.S. 41.

  Rome Little Theatre kicks off its 61st season with the Broadway musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” running Sept. 1-10 at the Historic DeSoto Theatre with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. This musical tells the tale of six elementary school students participating in the highly competitive… Continue Reading

Share Button
Almost 99 years old, Rome’s Vance Luke maintains a rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his sixth trip to Africa this fall.

Almost 99 years old, Rome’s Vance Luke maintains a rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his sixth trip to Africa this fall.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Serving on annual mission trips to Africa and Mexico, volunteering five days a week up to 12 hours a day on a farm, going to church services and prayer meetings multiple times a week … this certainly doesn’t sound like the schedule of a person nearly 99 years old. But think… Continue Reading

Share Button
Buzz: Who’s who at the ‘Brew as more stars drop in at Rome City Brewing. Grand opening for food court is Saturday. Chiaha art grants available.

Buzz: Who’s who at the ‘Brew as more stars drop in at Rome City Brewing. Grand opening for food court is Saturday. Chiaha art grants available.

Where the elite eat: Rome City Brewing Co. (Brewhouse) has been home to some of the community’s top concerts, political events and youth sports banquets for more than five years. And in recent weeks, it has become the place to bump into everyone from Georgia’s first family to some cable television celebrities. Saturday night, the… Continue Reading

Share Button
Eclipse aftermath: Temperatures dropped 6 to 12 degrees during prime time. Watch a video from Rome Braves-Fireflies game and the ‘totality time out.’

Eclipse aftermath: Temperatures dropped 6 to 12 degrees during prime time. Watch a video from Rome Braves-Fireflies game and the ‘totality time out.’

From Columbia, S.C., as the Rome Braves played the Fireflies during the eclipse on Monday. Rome lost 6-5.  From the Fireflies: “A crowd of 9,629 fans – a new Spirit Communications Park record – was on hand Monday to not only view the first transcontinental solar eclipse in 99 years, but also to watch the… Continue Reading

Share Button
Over 150 students, parents and community members come together to ‘clear the path’ at Armuchee High School

Over 150 students, parents and community members come together to ‘clear the path’ at Armuchee High School

Over 150 students, parents and community members came together early Saturday for the Armuchee-Glenwood Education Foundation’s Walking Path Work Day at Armuchee High School. Several community businesses donated machinery, equipment and supplies for the project. “It was overwhelming to say the least,” says Buster Young, president of the AGEF. “We had a huge turnout of… Continue Reading

Share Button
Eclipse T-minus one day and counting: Viewing events at Tellus, Berry College and more. Latest forecast. How to safely watch the eclipse.

Eclipse T-minus one day and counting: Viewing events at Tellus, Berry College and more. Latest forecast. How to safely watch the eclipse.

  T-minus 1 day and counting until the highly anticipated total solar eclipse tomorrow. There are a number of viewing event including opportunities at Tellus Science Museum or even at Vahalla Stadium at Berry College (see listing below). It looks like the weather should cooperate, but it will be hot, so plan accordingly if you… Continue Reading

Share Button
Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K: Over $26,000 raised for Exchange Club’s Family Resource Center. Photos and complete results.

Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K: Over $26,000 raised for Exchange Club’s Family Resource Center. Photos and complete results.

A perfect morning of sunshine, cool temperatures, and low humidity greeted around 450 runners and walkers for the 32nd Annual Tillman Clocktower 5K & 2 Mile Health Walk. Overall male winner was Oscar Ogwaro with a time of 16:09.  Overall female winner was Katlyn Will with a time of 19:51. A favorite among area runners and walkers, this… Continue Reading

Share Button
POW – Parent Outreach Workshops – begins series of 60-minute sessions on Aug. 24, focusing on Internet safety.

POW – Parent Outreach Workshops – begins series of 60-minute sessions on Aug. 24, focusing on Internet safety.

On radio: Carol Willis of the Rome Floyd Commission on Children and Youth and Ginger Rowston of Rome City Schools will join us at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the Parent Outreach Workshops on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm Media release: Rome City Schools, in collaboration with The… Continue Reading

Share Button
Buzz: ‘Back the Blue’ license plates available. Freddie Giles’ benefit is Aug. 27. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. Habitat annual meeting Tuesday. New ‘brand’ for Cedartown.

Buzz: ‘Back the Blue’ license plates available. Freddie Giles’ benefit is Aug. 27. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. Habitat annual meeting Tuesday. New ‘brand’ for Cedartown.

From Floyd County Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne’s office: One of the latest specialty plates, Back the Blue, is now available. From Facebook: “Come to the tag office and order yours today. Show everyone that you Back the Badge!” In a follow-up post, the office says “this tag initially is $80.. Then if you have paid… Continue Reading

Share Button
Buzz: Tallatoona Community Action Partnership celebrates 50 years of services to families Sept. 9. More work for citizens SPLOST committee tonight.

Buzz: Tallatoona Community Action Partnership celebrates 50 years of services to families Sept. 9. More work for citizens SPLOST committee tonight.

Tallatoona Community Action Partnership has been helping families take their lead for more than 50 years in Northwest Georgia. To commemorate the occasion, TCAP will host a full day of activities on Sept. 9. The day will start with a free Community Resource Fair and close with the Tallatoona Jazz Concert in the Park featuring… Continue Reading

Share Button
Georgia DOT sets open house for rebranded 411 Connector for Aug. 24. The project is now known as the Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor.  With maps.

Georgia DOT sets open house for rebranded 411 Connector for Aug. 24. The project is now known as the Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor. With maps.

  A public information open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s new preliminary alternatives for the Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor (formerly known as the 411 Connector) is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Faith United Methodist Church at 501 Grassdale Road in Cartersville. Residents of Bartow… Continue Reading

Share Button
Buzz: No charge for cat, kitten adoptions through Aug. 31. League of Women Voters plans ‘Before the Ballot: Mobilizing Voters in Our Community’ for Aug. 26. Two Can Do catering mergers into Harvest Moon.

Buzz: No charge for cat, kitten adoptions through Aug. 31. League of Women Voters plans ‘Before the Ballot: Mobilizing Voters in Our Community’ for Aug. 26. Two Can Do catering mergers into Harvest Moon.

No charge for cat, kitten adoptions through Aug. 31: Because of an extraordinary number of citizen surrenders, Floyd County Public Animal Welfare Services is implementing temporary policy changes to address the feline population spike.  Effective immediately, there is no charge for feline adoptions through Aug. 31. Also, through partnerships with Floyd Felines and the Rome-Floyd… Continue Reading

Share Button