Category Archives: Buzz

What we’re hearing: The drama that is Shorter. ‘Only’ 10 early showings locally of the new Star Wars tonight. Cole Swindell in Rome: A Georgia exclusive at RCBC. Coming Sunday: Heart of the Community honorees.

What we’re hearing: The drama that is Shorter. ‘Only’ 10 early showings locally of the new Star Wars tonight. Cole Swindell in Rome: A Georgia exclusive at RCBC. Coming Sunday: Heart of the Community honorees.

The drama that is Shorter University: It’s been another tough week on The Hill with five assistant football coaches sacked and now the termination of the no. 2 person in security, James Hall. Citing “policy violation,” Hall was served “separation” papers a few days after a confusing story in the Rome News in which he… Continue Reading

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300 children expected at the annual Shop With a Hero in Bartow on Saturday. Development authority meets Tuesday.

300 children expected at the annual Shop With a Hero in Bartow on Saturday. Development authority meets Tuesday.

Law enforcement agencies in Bartow County are prepared for a huge turnout for the 10th Annual Bartow County Shop With A Hero program. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, this Saturday the event will bring together approximately 300 local children and their families at the Clarence Brown Conference Center (5450 Highway 20, Cartersville) to kick off… Continue Reading

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A Grinch on the loose? Rome Police offer tips on keeping deliveries safe. Regional tourism panel has its own suggestions for local legislative delegation.

A Grinch on the loose? Rome Police offer tips on keeping deliveries safe. Regional tourism panel has its own suggestions for local legislative delegation.

From Rome Police: In the past several days, Rome and Floyd County residents have reported thefts of packages being delivered and left on porches. Please be aware that this time of year, there are those who will keep a vigilant watch for your hard earned Christmas gifts to be delivered and do their shopping from… Continue Reading

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What to do about that storm debris: County saws pull it to the edge of the road and call for pickup. Plus: The policy from the city of Rome.

What to do about that storm debris: County saws pull it to the edge of the road and call for pickup. Plus: The policy from the city of Rome.

What to do about that storm debris: Michael Skeen, Floyd County’s public works director, joined us on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition Tuesday morning on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss what should be done with all the debris from the weekend snowstorm. Skeen says county homeowners should drag the limbs to the side of your… Continue Reading

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Two Churches, Two Directions: Life Church of Rome can’t get into its expanded new home fast enough; First Christian Church accepts its need to downsize.

Two Churches, Two Directions: Life Church of Rome can’t get into its expanded new home fast enough; First Christian Church accepts its need to downsize.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Whether a church has been around for more than 100 years or less than a decade, finding adequate facilities to meet the changes in membership are always a challenge. Two local churches are facing situations on opposite ends of the spectrum as Life Church of Rome eagerly awaits the completion of… Continue Reading

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Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe: Colorful celebration moves from Saint Mary’s Church to Forum for Mass, food and music.

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe: Colorful celebration moves from Saint Mary’s Church to Forum for Mass, food and music.

  St. Mary’s Catholic Church is celebrating the annual Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe this afternoon at The Forum with events that are open to all. The celebration commemorates the legend of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a peasant farmer (now St. Juan Diego). Sunday’s events started at 12:30 p.m. with… Continue Reading

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Buzz: GNTC graduate Shadae Yancey-Warren named Alumna of the Year by the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation

Buzz: GNTC graduate Shadae Yancey-Warren named Alumna of the Year by the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation

(Media release) Shadae Yancey-Warren of Rome and Mark Haney of Marietta were named the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Alumni of the Year by the TCSG Foundation Thursday evening. The TCSG Foundation recognizes outstanding alumni of TCSG affiliated colleges each year at its “A Taste of TCSG” event. Governor Nathan Deal, along with TCSG… Continue Reading

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Buzz:  Blood Assurance seeks applicants for Crystal Green scholarship. Good news for those seeking CDLs in Floyd. Assistant engineer joins DOT’s local office.

Buzz: Blood Assurance seeks applicants for Crystal Green scholarship. Good news for those seeking CDLs in Floyd. Assistant engineer joins DOT’s local office.

Applications sought for Blood Assurance/Crystal Green scholarship: Blood Assurance established the Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship fund for high school students dedicated to serving the needs of their community. The program offers a total of 12 one-year scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. The scholarship was created in memory of Crystal Green, a young woman… Continue Reading

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Hometown Text expanding in year two. Please sign up for free alerts (including Friday night’s football championship updates, possible winter weather).

Hometown Text expanding in year two. Please sign up for free alerts (including Friday night’s football championship updates, possible winter weather).

For many of us, our phones have become life lines. We want important information as it happens, whether from a loved one or friend sending a text to finding out about what’s happening in our world. Some of us even get reports on our watches these days. A year ago, Hometown Headlines began testing a… Continue Reading

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Buzz: A month after the ‘yes’ vote, SPLOST committee meets Thursday. Honoring ‘Terrific Students.’ Blood Assurance needs O-negative blood. Acworth woman wins $533,669. Darlington book fair at Barnes & Noble this weekend.

Buzz: A month after the ‘yes’ vote, SPLOST committee meets Thursday. Honoring ‘Terrific Students.’ Blood Assurance needs O-negative blood. Acworth woman wins $533,669. Darlington book fair at Barnes & Noble this weekend.

    The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rome Floyd County Fire Department Headquarters at 409 E. 12th St. The meeting comes a month after voters in Rome, Cave Spring and Floyd County approved the latest SPLOST package by more than 2,000 votes. For more information, please… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Democrats meet Thursday; plan ‘bake-off.’ Bring One for the Chipper returns Jan. 6. Chamber’s prelegislative breakfast is Thursday.

Buzz: Democrats meet Thursday; plan ‘bake-off.’ Bring One for the Chipper returns Jan. 6. Chamber’s prelegislative breakfast is Thursday.

  The 2018 edition of Bring One for the Chippers is Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Home Depot off Hicks Drive and Turner McCall Boulevard in Rome. Donors will receive a seedling as well as arbor advice. Rome Floyd Chamber’s Pre-legislative Breakfast is Thursday from 8 until 9:30 a.m. at… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Best Western on U.S. 411 now a Red Roof Inn. Berry students rapping again to promote cheese, Christmas sale. Cartersville Purple Hurricanes show its not all Xs and Os, send storm relief to Florida opponent.

Buzz: Best Western on U.S. 411 now a Red Roof Inn. Berry students rapping again to promote cheese, Christmas sale. Cartersville Purple Hurricanes show its not all Xs and Os, send storm relief to Florida opponent.

New ‘flag’ for U.S. 411 hotel: The Best Western Executive Inn got a name change and new sign over the weekend. As of Dec. 1, it is now the Red Roof Inn. The signage at 216 Highway 411 near the East Rome Walmart was changed Saturday morning. Here’s the new look as of Sunday afternoon.… Continue Reading

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The Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe returns Sunday with parade along Broad Street followed by Mass, celebration, dining and games at The Forum.

The Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe returns Sunday with parade along Broad Street followed by Mass, celebration, dining and games at The Forum.

  St. Mary’s Catholic Church will celebrate the annual Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 10. Commemorating the legend of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a peasant farmer (now St. Juan Diego), the Festival starts at 12:30 p.m. with a procession featuring a float and attendants in native costume… Continue Reading

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