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Salvation Army’s new West Rome location sets grand opening, ribbon cutting for Aug. 29. Second Avenue store now closed.

Salvation Army’s new West Rome location sets grand opening, ribbon cutting for Aug. 29. Second Avenue store now closed.

  The Salvation Army of Rome announces the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its new family store at the Gala Shopping Center off Redmond and Shorter Avenue, set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.  The move represents a significant increase in the footprint of the store, allowing for more product sales. Supporters will not… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Junior Service League got supplies to 2,223 students in need this year. Highlands names vice president of academic affairs. League of Women Voters meets Thursday.

Buzz: Junior Service League got supplies to 2,223 students in need this year. Highlands names vice president of academic affairs. League of Women Voters meets Thursday.

Junior Service Leagues helped 2,223 kids with school supplies this year thanks to your support. The Junior Service League of Rome’s  League4Learning project provides school supplies for needy children in the Rome City and Floyd County school districts and is funded by JSL projects such as Poinsettia Sales, Garden Tour and Follies. Established in the 2004-2005… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Village Theatres gets a new home. Scouts’ annual popcorn sale under way.

Buzz: Village Theatres gets a new home. Scouts’ annual popcorn sale under way.

Movies’ headquarters on the move: Village Theatres Inc. has moved the corporate office to the Movies at Berry Square theater, in the lobby (adjacent to the mall). Village Theatres also owns Rome Cinemas off Shorter Avenue. The Gordon Floyd Joint Development Authority will meet this Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Gordon County… Continue Reading

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Family behind Roswell tennis center says plans ‘should not move forward at this time.’ Mayor also announces the item is off the agenda.  More than 24,000 sign petition opposing development of Big Creek Park.

Family behind Roswell tennis center says plans ‘should not move forward at this time.’ Mayor also announces the item is off the agenda. More than 24,000 sign petition opposing development of Big Creek Park.

  Krause family calls off plans for Roswell tennis center for now: This just posted on the Facebook page of Angela Krause Lincoln: After discussions with a council person and others involved with our prospective project, Angela Krause (tennis center), we are in agreement that this project should not move forward at this time. We… Continue Reading

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Updated Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge raises $188,000 for Sexual Assault Center of NWGA, surpassing the $1 million raised over last 8 years

Updated Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge raises $188,000 for Sexual Assault Center of NWGA, surpassing the $1 million raised over last 8 years

Saturday night’s 8th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge raised a total of $188,000 for the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA, according to Director Kim Davis. Add this to the more than $830,000 raised over the last seven years and mean more than $1 million has been raised since the event started in 2010. Team Plant with… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Commission to consider request for soccer field at YMCA. Floyd Commission to consider request for new wedding venue in Silver Creek. Rome BOE meets Tuesday.

Buzz: Rome Commission to consider request for soccer field at YMCA. Floyd Commission to consider request for new wedding venue in Silver Creek. Rome BOE meets Tuesday.

The Rome City Commission will meet Monday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda will be a first reading for a Special Use Permit for green space/soccer fields at 803, 805 and 807 Darlington Way for the YMCA. Property owners Fred and Mary Taylor have received permission from the Historic Preservation… Continue Reading

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Proposed $50 million tennis complex in Roswell could impact in Rome, but local officials see little direct competition and Rome’s “Southern Hospitality” playing key role.

Proposed $50 million tennis complex in Roswell could impact in Rome, but local officials see little direct competition and Rome’s “Southern Hospitality” playing key role.

  Thursday’s announcement in the Atlanta Journal Constitution of a proposed $50 million tennis complex in Roswell took local officials by surprise and with mixed reaction. While there will be an impact on the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College if the project is approved, officials believe there will be little direct competition since the new… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Portion of Blacks Bluff Road near Brushy Branch boat ramp to be reduced to one lane starting Monday. Floyd Democrats elect delegates for state convention.

Buzz: Portion of Blacks Bluff Road near Brushy Branch boat ramp to be reduced to one lane starting Monday. Floyd Democrats elect delegates for state convention.

Blacks Bluff Road will be reduced to one lane near Brushy Branch Boat Ramp. This lane closure will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday morning until notified further. This lane closure will be in effect for Public Works to repair the road. Traffic will be able to use this area, but… Continue Reading

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AJC: Small earthquake with 1.9 magnitude reported in Walker County near Villanow overnight Wednesday.

AJC: Small earthquake with 1.9 magnitude reported in Walker County near Villanow overnight Wednesday.

From the AJC: A small earthquake occurred in far northwest Georgia near Dalton late Wednesday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 1.9 magnitude quake was reported in Walker County near Villanow, which is less than 15 miles from Dalton and 90 miles from Atlanta. It was reported a few minutes before midnight Wednesday night. Earthquake levels… Continue Reading

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AJC: Massive $50 million tennis complex planned for Roswell with largest number of clay courts in country. There will be a big impact to Rome Tennis Center at Berry.

AJC: Massive $50 million tennis complex planned for Roswell with largest number of clay courts in country. There will be a big impact to Rome Tennis Center at Berry.

A surprising story in Thursday’s Atlanta Journal Constitution that will have a big impact in Rome…a new $50 million tennis complex planned for Roswell. According to the AJC, a family foundation plans to build a sprawling multimillion-dollar tennis complex in Roswell, including the largest concentration of clay courts in the nation. The proposed Angela Krause Tennis,… Continue Reading

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Less than 50 tickets remain for this Saturday’s 2018 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge; benefits Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

Less than 50 tickets remain for this Saturday’s 2018 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge; benefits Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

With less than 50 tickets available, this Saturday’s Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge will assuredly be sold out, mostly likely by today or Friday.  The 8th annual event will be at 7 p.m. at Rome City Auditorium. “Tickets sales have been going well and will most likely be sold out by Friday. Our teams are busy amping up… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Kiwanis Club’s Peach Sale raises $8,000. Tomato Sandwich Supper raises $18,000 for health clinic. Ken Pence to chair Blood Assurance Advisory Board. Front Line Awards Luncheon Aug. 14.

Buzz: Kiwanis Club’s Peach Sale raises $8,000. Tomato Sandwich Supper raises $18,000 for health clinic. Ken Pence to chair Blood Assurance Advisory Board. Front Line Awards Luncheon Aug. 14.

Media release: The Kiwanis Club of Rome would like to sincerely thank the community of Rome and Floyd County for the generous support of the club’s annual Peach Sale fundraiser.  This was the 11th year of the club’s annual peach sale.  The club pre-sold over 440 full boxes of peaches generating over $8,000 in proceeds, which… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue returns Sept. 3 with all your favorites and proceeds helping local community groups serving those in need.

Buzz: Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue returns Sept. 3 with all your favorites and proceeds helping local community groups serving those in need.

  Each Labor Day since 1967, hundreds of guests have purchased Rome’s best barbecue, Brunswick stew and baked beans prepared with recipes five decades old. During those 50 years, an estimated $250,000 in profits from the Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue have been reinvested into our community thanks to our patrons and our sponsors.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Sanctuary at Berry: Wildlife Photography by Gena Flanigen’ extended through Sept. 1. Free legal help available Friday. Downtown Development Authority meets Thursday.

Buzz: ‘Sanctuary at Berry: Wildlife Photography by Gena Flanigen’ extended through Sept. 1. Free legal help available Friday. Downtown Development Authority meets Thursday.

  Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum has extended its latest exhibit “Sanctuary at Berry: Wildlife Photography by Gena Flanigen” through Sept. 1. This exhibition features work by photographer Gena Flanigen and explores Berry College’s wild inhabitants, including a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. Flanigen, a retired educator, is a native of Rome. A self-taught… Continue Reading

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