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Buzz: Joel Snider new executive director of Community Foundation. Marine Corps Family Day is Saturday.

Buzz: Joel Snider new executive director of Community Foundation. Marine Corps Family Day is Saturday.

  The Community Foundation for Greater Rome announces Joel Snider as newly appointed executive director for the organization. The current executive director, Ashley Ellington, joins the Foundation board of directors while departing for a job at a local institution. “We are excited to retain Ashley as a member of our Board of Directors and are… Continue Reading

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Commissions honor local aviation pioneer Earl Tillman with street naming at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.

Commissions honor local aviation pioneer Earl Tillman with street naming at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.

There are a few names with impact to know when at the airport in Armuchee. The namesake is Richard B. Russell, the former Georgia governor and U.S. senator who led the Armed Forced Committee during the 1950s. There’s also Admiral John Towers, as in Tower Fields, considered a pioneer in naval aviation. Another is Earl Tillman,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Take a Hike Through History. CRBI’s Greenie Awards due Thursday. Comp plan workshop tonight in Shannon. Take a ride with the commissioners. Relay for Life this Friday.

Buzz: Take a Hike Through History. CRBI’s Greenie Awards due Thursday. Comp plan workshop tonight in Shannon. Take a ride with the commissioners. Relay for Life this Friday.

    Hike Through History presented by Harbin Clinic will be on May 11 at Myrtle Hill Cemetery from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An event to highlight Historic Preservation Month, Hike Through History is planned in conjunction with the Office of Downtown Development and the Rome-Floyd Planning Department. The event will feature live music… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Another shop offering ‘stacks of wax from way back’ is on the move. Gas prices up 25 cents in a month. Handcycle competition returns June 16-17.

Buzz: Another shop offering ‘stacks of wax from way back’ is on the move. Gas prices up 25 cents in a month. Handcycle competition returns June 16-17.

Who says vinyl is dead? Another album shop is on the move in Northwest Georgia, this time RockNShop, which offers “framed concert posters, vintage vinyl from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and more, (plus) music memorabilia, movie posters.” The shop currently is at  Copperwood Company but is moving next month to at West End Commons, suite 103 (between Angelo’s… Continue Reading

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Summer camps: Brazilian soccer, engineer creations, even a week of ‘road trips’ highlight summer events for kids this year.

Summer camps: Brazilian soccer, engineer creations, even a week of ‘road trips’ highlight summer events for kids this year.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With the end of the school year on the horizon, summer planning is well under way. There are endless opportunities for kids from day camps to overnight trips, from sports to music to outdoor adventures. There are even some unique options for studying history, making pottery and even a new… Continue Reading

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Buzz: You get two extra days to file that tax return. Rome Redevelopment Committee meets Monday. GDOL helping company hire CNAs for Summerville, LaFayette.

Buzz: You get two extra days to file that tax return. Rome Redevelopment Committee meets Monday. GDOL helping company hire CNAs for Summerville, LaFayette.

Although its April 15, you do have a reprieve on filing your income taxes for two days. Tax Day is on Tuesday, April 17 this year of a combination of factors. According to the IRS, “In 2018, April 15 falls on a Sunday, and this would usually move the filing deadline to the following Monday –… Continue Reading

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Rome, Floyd Police announce ‘zero tolerance’ with ‘criminal behavior’ in decks and at Town Green as parking debate builds again.

Rome, Floyd Police announce ‘zero tolerance’ with ‘criminal behavior’ in decks and at Town Green as parking debate builds again.

  In context: A media release Friday afternoon is the latest update in the downtown Rome parking debate. One of the issues cited about proposed free use of the parking decks has been safety, especially after hours. The following release was issued around 1:45 p.m. Friday, a day after the revised proposal for downtown parking… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Chieftains’ Herb and Plant sale today, Sunday at Fairgrounds. Berry professor to talk urban coyote populations. Funds available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Buzz: Chieftains’ Herb and Plant sale today, Sunday at Fairgrounds. Berry professor to talk urban coyote populations. Funds available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15, in the Community Building at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon-3 p.m. on Sunday. The sale will feature more than 30 varieties of herbs, native, and unique… Continue Reading

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Expanded details on new parking plan; community meeting is Tuesday evening. What you need to know.

Expanded details on new parking plan; community meeting is Tuesday evening. What you need to know.

    Media release: The City of Rome and the Downtown Development Parking Office invite the community to attend a public presentation on the latest updates to the proposed parking plan for downtown. The presentation, followed by a Q&A segment, will be held at the Rome City Auditorium on Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Alcohol Control Commission to review permits for larger Duke’s, Moroleon Mexican Restaurant on Monday. County Commission changes meeting hours. Updates from RACA; book sale under way at Rockmart Library.

Buzz: Alcohol Control Commission to review permits for larger Duke’s, Moroleon Mexican Restaurant on Monday. County Commission changes meeting hours. Updates from RACA; book sale under way at Rockmart Library.

Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday at 5 p.m with busy agenda: Planned this month are: Elect a commission chair (first meeting with new membership). Review beer pouring license for Moroleon Mexican Restaurant, 1802 B Redmond Circle, to Rosa Guzman. Issue a new Beer and Wine Pouring License at Duke’s Rome at 313 Broad St. to… Continue Reading

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Education: Special Olympians from local schools compete at Darlington Thursday. National honors for Berry student.

Education: Special Olympians from local schools compete at Darlington Thursday. National honors for Berry student.

  Berry student awarded Goldwater Scholarship: Berry College junior Sarah Cooper is one of 211 students in the nation to receive the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship – one of the most prestigious scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics fields. “Being awarded the Goldwater Scholarship … has shown me that I am capable of achieving my career… Continue Reading

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Part of June Street off Calhoun Road closed by crossdrain failure.

Part of June Street off Calhoun Road closed by crossdrain failure.

  From Floyd County Public Works: “June Street will be closed at the intersection of Calhoun Road to no. 31 June St. now until further notice. This closure will be in effect because Public Works is replacing a failed crossdrain under the roadway.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Traffic that normally utilizes this road… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Spring plant sale under way at Georgia Northwestern. #ThisPlaceMatters home tour comes to Rome.

Buzz: Spring plant sale under way at Georgia Northwestern. #ThisPlaceMatters home tour comes to Rome.

The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College continues today and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day of the sale will be a half-day on Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Purchases may be made with cash or check. The sale is a way for GNTC to contribute to the… Continue Reading

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What’s ahead: Grand opening set for Burrell Square in South Rome. Cartersville sets groundbreaking for new gas office.

What’s ahead: Grand opening set for Burrell Square in South Rome. Cartersville sets groundbreaking for new gas office.

  Grand opening of Burrell Square in South Rome set for April 26: Laurel Street and the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. plan to celebrate the latest updates in the “newest affordable housing communities” beginning at 11 a.m. It is open to all. On radio Friday: Please join us from 7:40 until 8:30 a.m. on Hometown… Continue Reading

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