Category Archives: Buzz

Heart of the Community to honor 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’ on Feb. 9.

Heart of the Community to honor 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’ on Feb. 9.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, eleven of Rome’s “unsung” heroes will be honored at the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor gala called “An Affair of the Heart.”  For 32 years, Redmond Regional Medical Center has sponsored these awards to recognize and honor individuals whose commitment through volunteer service has made this community a better… Continue Reading

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Local physician Dr. Dixon Freeman selected as one of 20 athletes in the country to represent USA Curling Team in Can-Am Cup in 2019. Plus, Atlanta Curling Club bringing curling experience to Rome on Dec. 22.

Local physician Dr. Dixon Freeman selected as one of 20 athletes in the country to represent USA Curling Team in Can-Am Cup in 2019. Plus, Atlanta Curling Club bringing curling experience to Rome on Dec. 22.

Local physician Dr. Dixon Freeman, an OB/GYN with Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic, has been selected as one of 20 curling athletes in the country to represent the USA Curling Team for the inaugural Can-Am Cup of Curling in November 2019. The Can-Am Cup is a men’s curling exchange modeled on the popular Scot Tour. It… Continue Reading

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Local law enforcement’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ program to help some 60 local children have a brighter Christmas; Funds still needed to support event.

Local law enforcement’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ program to help some 60 local children have a brighter Christmas; Funds still needed to support event.

  Christmas will be brighter for some 60 Rome and Floyd County children thanks to the efforts of the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the 2018 edition of Shop with a Cop. Saturday’s 17th annual event was staged at the Walmart in East Rome. “We had approximately 60 children since we had… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Commission to hear presentation on River District Plan during Monday’s meeting. Tellus Science Museum hosting Lunch & Learn on Earthquakes in Georgia.

Buzz: Rome Commission to hear presentation on River District Plan during Monday’s meeting. Tellus Science Museum hosting Lunch & Learn on Earthquakes in Georgia.

  From Tellus Science Museum: Last week residents of Georgia felt a magnitude 4.4 earthquake that originated in mid-eastern Tennessee. This was the strongest earthquake felt in Georgia in 15 years, but Georgia experiences many smaller earthquakes each year. Why do earthquakes occur in the Southeast and what are the chances of a powerful earthquake… Continue Reading

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Downtown Development Authority awards honor those behind The Vogue, Courtyard. Plus: We offer a few others that made significant contributions to the ‘crossroads of Northwest Georgia.’

Downtown Development Authority awards honor those behind The Vogue, Courtyard. Plus: We offer a few others that made significant contributions to the ‘crossroads of Northwest Georgia.’

  The Downtown Development Authority’s Christmas “coffee break” also serves as the time to present its annual awards. Here are the 2018 DDA awards winners: Volunteer of the Year – Mike Sams (River Dog) William M. Fricks Award – Mary Hardin Thornton (formerly with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful) Quality of Life Award – Forum on… Continue Reading

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Updated Buzz: Cole Swindell adds a second show on Dec. 28. City, county school boards to meet with legislators on Tuesday.

Updated Buzz: Cole Swindell adds a second show on Dec. 28. City, county school boards to meet with legislators on Tuesday.

LATEST HEADLINES Second Cole Swindell show added at Brewhouse: “Because of popular demand, Cole Swindell has added a second show on Friday, Dec. 28. “Tickets on sale now:  bit.ly/CSRomeGA2 RSVP – facebook.com/events/2184260775236437 PREVIOUSLY Cole Swindell returns to Brewhouse Music & Grill on Dec. 27; tickets on sale this morning. Looking for a stocking stuffer for the music fans in your family?… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Shop With a Cop, sponsored by the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police, set for Saturday. More than 200 graduates for Georgia Northwestern. Called development authority meeting Friday.

Buzz: Shop With a Cop, sponsored by the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police, set for Saturday. More than 200 graduates for Georgia Northwestern. Called development authority meeting Friday.

  The annual Shop With a Cop program, sponsored again by the Coosa Valley Fraternal Order of Police, will host 49 kids this Saturday at the East Rome Walmart. Families will visit with police and enjoy breakfast before beginning a $200 shopping spree with police escort per child. Walmart has been very gracious and is a… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Chieftains adds ‘Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People’ in January. Ryan Fincher of Cedartown, a Georgia Northwestern alum, adding to his welding ‘hardware.’ Downtown board meeting canceled. New chair, vice chair for county commission.

Buzz: Chieftains adds ‘Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People’ in January. Ryan Fincher of Cedartown, a Georgia Northwestern alum, adding to his welding ‘hardware.’ Downtown board meeting canceled. New chair, vice chair for county commission.

  Beginning Jan. 16, Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home will present “Of Influence: Portraits of Cherokee People,” a traveling exhibition on loan from the Oklahoma History Center and funded by a grant from the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Ranging from 1845 to the 1960s, this portrait collection presents people of influence in the Cherokee tribe.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Second flu death in Georgia so far this season (since Sept. 30). Business: Rhonda Smith joins Greater Community Bank’s Calhoun office.

Buzz: Second flu death in Georgia so far this season (since Sept. 30). Business: Rhonda Smith joins Greater Community Bank’s Calhoun office.

The flu has claimed a second Georgian’s life this season. The Georgia Department of Health’s “Flu Activity in Georgia” report for the week ending Dec. 1 shows a second person older than age 65 has died from the flu. Another 28  people were hospitalized during that week, boosting the seasonal total to 111 (since Sept.… Continue Reading

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First Christian Church, no longer a local congregation, shares its holdings with area nonprofits, others.  ‘It’s a reflection of the resurrection. Our ministry will go on in a new way.’

First Christian Church, no longer a local congregation, shares its holdings with area nonprofits, others. ‘It’s a reflection of the resurrection. Our ministry will go on in a new way.’

      The members of First Christian Church sold their building on Second Avenue in April; stopped worshipping together last month and informed their denomination office they are no longer a congregation.   But their ministry will go on in new ways. In November, the remaining members voted to give away the proceeds from the… Continue Reading

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Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House to Living Proof Recovery’s ‘Next Door’ expansion.

Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House to Living Proof Recovery’s ‘Next Door’ expansion.

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has awarded its third cycle of grants from the Community Impact Fund to the Free Clinic of Rome, Elevation House, Living Proof Recovery, Coosa River Basin Initiative, and Communities in Schools.  Other funds at the Community Foundation have awarded additional grants to Living Proof Recovery, the Davies Homeless Shelter… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Monday-Friday: Time for some to vote again — advance voting, that is — for  registered voters living in parts of Floyd and Bartow counties, represented by House District 14. Please see our Politics page for updates on how to vote in advance and where. And please see Natalie Simms’ candidate profiles today. Wednesday: Championship football… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Del Taco sets Dec. 28 opening in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’ Floyd welcomes 150 to Sunday’s ‘preemie’ party.

Buzz: Del Taco sets Dec. 28 opening in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’ Floyd welcomes 150 to Sunday’s ‘preemie’ party.

    Del Taco opening in Calhoun Dec. 28:  The franchise is opening at 250 E. Ga. 53 in Calhoun. Operating partner Billy Jensen says the group is “very excited” about the new location. As for additional growth here? “We have some sites that we like in Rome, Ga., but have not made any commitments… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Bring One for the Chipper returns Jan. 5. Lane closure on the Bypass at the bridge over Oostanaula River due today.

Buzz: Bring One for the Chipper returns Jan. 5. Lane closure on the Bypass at the bridge over Oostanaula River due today.

  While some of us don’t even have the live trees all the way up quite yet, others are thinking about just the opposite: What happens when the ornaments and lights come off after Christmas? A familiar answer is: Let those trees help area anglers build better fish habitats in our lakes. You can do… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Proposed no-smoking ordinance for downtown Broad Street district to be discussed at Monday’s City Commission meeting. Ordinance would prohibit smoking at Broad Street businesses/restaurants, Town Green, parking decks and Bridgepoint Plaza.

Buzz: Proposed no-smoking ordinance for downtown Broad Street district to be discussed at Monday’s City Commission meeting. Ordinance would prohibit smoking at Broad Street businesses/restaurants, Town Green, parking decks and Bridgepoint Plaza.

Rome City Commission meets Monday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. On the Agenda will be a first reading of the new proposed smoking ordinance for the Downtown Broad Street district. The new smoking ordinance would prohibit smoking in the Broad Street District, the Town Green park, all downtown paring decks managed by… Continue Reading

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