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Honored Shorter mainstay Carmen Acevedo Butcher offers commentary on why she left — and on her new life at Berkeley.

Honored Shorter mainstay Carmen Acevedo Butcher offers commentary on why she left — and on her new life at Berkeley.

  Her’s was one of the quieter exits from Shorter (she still calls it College, not University). Amid the exodus of noted arts experts, members of the one of the nation’s top small-college sports administrations and a gifted crop of rising college administrators, Carmen Acevedo Butcher’s departure didn’t grab local headlines. It should have —… Continue Reading

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Buzz: A salute to Admiral John Towers,  monument dedication set for Friday. One last look at the chili cook-off. Tallatoona has details on heating assistance for low income residents.

Buzz: A salute to Admiral John Towers, monument dedication set for Friday. One last look at the chili cook-off. Tallatoona has details on heating assistance for low income residents.

Monument dedication for Admiral John Towers this Friday. The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. and will feature Bill King playing the National Anthem on the trumpet (veteran military band member). Included will be a brief biography of the local aviation hero. Also, two of  his granddaughters are presenting to the Rome Area History Museum a radial… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Entries sought for Rome Community HeART Project. Soul food dinner is Oct. 28.  College Day at Pepperell High; ‘international day’ for Floyd elementary students.

Buzz: Entries sought for Rome Community HeART Project. Soul food dinner is Oct. 28. College Day at Pepperell High; ‘international day’ for Floyd elementary students.

The Rome Area Council for the Arts and Redmond Regional Medical Center announce the return of the Rome Community HeART Project. Submissions are being accepted from artists, classes, businesses, non-profits, and civic organizations within the community.  Each year, the public is invited to decorate large cement hearts and heart garlands to be displayed throughout Downtown… Continue Reading

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The Broad Street Boom: The busy year will end with even more restaurants, retailers and living spaces on the way. If rumors are true, 2018 will be even bigger.

The Broad Street Boom: The busy year will end with even more restaurants, retailers and living spaces on the way. If rumors are true, 2018 will be even bigger.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With new retailers, businesses and restaurants, along with a few departures, it’s been a busy year on Broad Street in downtown Rome with more on the way before the year ends. You really need a score card to keep up with all the changes this year. We’ve seen the departures of J.R.… Continue Reading

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Empty Bowls returns for 15th year on Nov. 14. Gas prices drop but still at least 25 cents more per gallon prior to Hurricane Harvey.

Empty Bowls returns for 15th year on Nov. 14. Gas prices drop but still at least 25 cents more per gallon prior to Hurricane Harvey.

  Media release: The Rome and Floyd County Empty Bowls 15th Annual Benefit will take place Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center. The public is invited to attend and tickets are available starting today at the Rome Visitors’ Center. Cost: $20 until Nov. 6; $25 afterward. Each guest receives a soup… Continue Reading

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22nd Chili Cookoff crowns its winners: Best site, judges’ choice and people’s choice.

22nd Chili Cookoff crowns its winners: Best site, judges’ choice and people’s choice.

  Here are your winners from Trout Unlimited’s 22nd Annual Chili Cookoff at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday: Best cook site: First place: Mike Ford Automotive Second place: Hillbilly Chili Third place: Fat Pat and Tubby’s Judges’ choice awards: First place: Home Boy’s Chili Second place: Floyd County Wildlife Club Third place: Knockdown Chili People’s… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Redmond Regional goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Floyd’s Pink Day returns Friday at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. Honors for Pepperell High band.

Buzz: Redmond Regional goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Floyd’s Pink Day returns Friday at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. Honors for Pepperell High band.

Redmond Regional Medical Center has gone pink again and is shining a light each night this month in honor of #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. And this Friday, Oct. 20, Floyd Medical Center will be celebrating Pink Day at the Chick-Fil-A Rome Dwarf House from 6-9 a.m. From Facebook: “Come by and get your photo taken with our Paper… Continue Reading

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Busy Saturday Downtown: Photo gallery of Fiddlin’ Fest featuring music, car show, arts vendors and more until 10 p.m. tonight.

Busy Saturday Downtown: Photo gallery of Fiddlin’ Fest featuring music, car show, arts vendors and more until 10 p.m. tonight.

Looks like a great turnout for Saturday’s Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers along Broad Street. The event featured bluegrass music and vintage fun from noon until 10 p.m.There were two live music stages along with activities (including arts and crafts, car show and more) along every block of the festival with Broad Street closed in the… Continue Reading

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Updated: 10th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes gets under way in downtown Rome. New: Photo gallery.

Updated: 10th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes gets under way in downtown Rome. New: Photo gallery.

Above please find a pre-walk look at the 10th anniversary of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event where men wear ladies shoes and march down Broad Street as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We’ll have additional updates this afternoon. Continue Reading

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Saturday planner: A legion of superheroes on the run. Some fancy fiddlin.’ Noise and toys at Tellus. A magical music tour.  (Plus football and chili).

Saturday planner: A legion of superheroes on the run. Some fancy fiddlin.’ Noise and toys at Tellus. A magical music tour. (Plus football and chili).

WHAT’S IN DOWNTOWN ROME 10 a.m.: The Harbin Hero Hustle returns to the streets of downtown Rome on Saturday.  Five local charities competing for the $1,000 prize from Harbin Clinic. Those in the running include: Rome Floyd YMCA, Summit Quest, The Sweet Cocoon, Floyd County CASA, Living Proof Recovery.  Here’s how to sign up Expanded… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Chick-fil-A customers turn out to help build trust fund for slain detective’s son. Two Darlington seniors named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Buzz: Chick-fil-A customers turn out to help build trust fund for slain detective’s son. Two Darlington seniors named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Good crowds were spotted at both Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Rome and the new Chick-fil-A in Rockmart Wednesday evening as customers dined knowing that a portion of the evening’s sales would go toward a trust fund for the 3-year-old son of fallen Polk County Police Detective Kristin Hearne. At 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, both drive-through lanes… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Pumpkin Patch up and running at Trinity United Methodist Church. What’s brewing downtown:  Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale.

Buzz: Pumpkin Patch up and running at Trinity United Methodist Church. What’s brewing downtown: Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale.

  Four months in the making: Find out what’s brewing at Rome City Brewing Co. This really is one of RCBC’s most anticipated craft beers yet – Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale. Dr. Trent Pault and Jay Shell have been nurturing this one for four months and it will premiere at 5 p.m. Friday. Included: Prizes, corn… Continue Reading

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Worst. Day. Ever. Facebook was down for under an hour. Looks like all the cat photos, recipes and politics are up now.

Worst. Day. Ever. Facebook was down for under an hour. Looks like all the cat photos, recipes and politics are up now.

    From Breaking 911: “Facebook & Instagram are down for thousands of users worldwide; cause of outage unknown.” What we’ve found: Facebook seems to be running fine on our iPhones. Snarky comment: Now if a few executive Twitter accounts go dark, that might be a good thing . . . Continue Reading

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