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Buzz:  Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell serves as doctor of the day at state Capitol. Five Brinson Askew Berry attorney honored.

Buzz: Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell serves as doctor of the day at state Capitol. Five Brinson Askew Berry attorney honored.

Dr. Brad Bushnell, of Harbin Clinic’s Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine practice, served as doctor of the day at the Georgia Capitol on Thursday. It’s part of the program put on by the Medical Association of Georgia since 1999. The goal: To provide free minor medical care for state lawmakers and capitol staff. During his rounds,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Y buying mini-bus thanks to Community Foundation grant; additional grants. Big day for 4-H team.  Local photo/video contest returns.

Buzz: Y buying mini-bus thanks to Community Foundation grant; additional grants. Big day for 4-H team. Local photo/video contest returns.

  The Community Foundation for Greater Rome announces its second year of  Community Impact grants awarded to the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County, Young Life of Rome, and Summit Quest. The foundation: Granted the YMCA $25,000 to purchase a 15-passenger bus. The YMCA’s grant recognizes the challenge of transportation in Rome and Floyd County… Continue Reading

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Buzz: County Commission to meet with health providers over opioid crisis today at noon. ‘From Death to Life’ coming to Rome First United Methodist Church March 28. Bartow History Museum plans Celtic Family Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 17.

Buzz: County Commission to meet with health providers over opioid crisis today at noon. ‘From Death to Life’ coming to Rome First United Methodist Church March 28. Bartow History Museum plans Celtic Family Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 17.

Today, the Floyd County Commission will host the first of two opioid discussions with local healthcare providers.  The first is scheduled for today at noon in the Commissioners Caucus Room, Suite 204.  The second is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, at noon in the Community Room located on the second floor of the County Administration… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Star students to be honored Friday. Tickets available for Night at the Movies. TEA Party lunch is Tuesday. Gas prices dropping again.

Buzz: Star students to be honored Friday. Tickets available for Night at the Movies. TEA Party lunch is Tuesday. Gas prices dropping again.

The Exchange Club of Rome in conjunction with the Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce will present the area’s Star Students at the next meeting, Friday, Feb. 23, at noon, at the Palladium, Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. For more: 706-/506-2499. Tickets are still available for “Night at the Movies” on Tuesday,… Continue Reading

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Dr. Renee Carleton of Berry College on what’s next for the latest eaglets. Audio interview.

Dr. Renee Carleton of Berry College on what’s next for the latest eaglets. Audio interview.

Known as B10 and B11, the latest eaglets in the news behind the Krannert Center at Berry College hatched earlier this week (updates at Berry College Eagles on Facebook. Dr. Renee Carleton, D.V.M., associate professor of biology at Berry, joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM on Thursday to talk about what’s next… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome/Floyd’s new GIS site now available (much like the old one). Read the Floyd County annual report. Railroad work in Cartersville. EmployABILITY seminars start in March. 

Buzz: Rome/Floyd’s new GIS site now available (much like the old one). Read the Floyd County annual report. Railroad work in Cartersville. EmployABILITY seminars start in March. 

  The Rome-Floyd Planning Department announces that the former GIS site has been replaced with a parcel viewer provided by Atlas Geographic Data Inc. To access the new site simply visit RomeFloyd.com, and select the “GIS” link under the dropdown for “Online Services” or click here or the above image. The new website is the… Continue Reading

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Parking in downtown Rome: 1,075 spaces available most weekdays for shoppers, dinners, employees and residents. That includes streetside, deck and lot parking.

Parking in downtown Rome: 1,075 spaces available most weekdays for shoppers, dinners, employees and residents. That includes streetside, deck and lot parking.

Parking in downtown Rome continues to grow as a concern. On Monday, we examined some of the debate in The Druck Report column. On Tuesday, Mark Cochran of Cevian Design joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss possible solutions (an audio file of that interview is atop this page;… Continue Reading

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Reminder about today’s Hearts United meetings, especially in light of the South Florida massacre.

Reminder about today’s Hearts United meetings, especially in light of the South Florida massacre.

  As Northwest Georgians this morning hear more about Wednesday’s second mostly deadly attack on a public school campus, a man who has had to rebuild a community shattered by similar violence is preparing to meet with local clergy and later those concerned about racial equality. Tonight’s Hearts United Gathering is focused on “racial healing… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Night at the Movies, benefiting the Family Resource Center, returns Feb. 27. Expect brief Cartersville government phone outage Thursday.

Buzz: Night at the Movies, benefiting the Family Resource Center, returns Feb. 27. Expect brief Cartersville government phone outage Thursday.

Tickets are still available for “Night at the Movies” on Tuesday, Feb. 27.  Join the Exchange Club Family Resource Center at Rome Cinemas for hors d’ oeuvres provided by some of Rome’s favorite restaurants and caterers, along with refreshing beverages and libations.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with your choice of movies beginning at 7. Proceeds… Continue Reading

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Ash Wednesday: Here’s a look at today’s services for the start of Lent.

Ash Wednesday: Here’s a look at today’s services for the start of Lent.

  Ash Wednesday is Feb. 14 and is the start of the Lenten season, continuing through Easter Sunday, April 1. Below please find a list of Ash Wednesday services. To continue, please use the exact same format (no PDFs) and email druck@hometownheadlines.com St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 E. Fourth Ave. Ash Wednesday         … Continue Reading

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Registration opens for the 2018 Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon set for March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day, of course. Get ready for another sea of green foam.

Registration opens for the 2018 Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon set for March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day, of course. Get ready for another sea of green foam.

  It’s time to get out your green, glowing gear and get ready to race along a flat, fast 5K course and party with more than 600 of your closest friends in a giant wall of foam. The 2018 Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon is just around the corner, and the seventh edition of one of the… Continue Reading

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South Rome Apartments already a success; two sites are at capacity and Burrell Square is filling quickly.  ‘There has been a ton of interest . . .’

South Rome Apartments already a success; two sites are at capacity and Burrell Square is filling quickly. ‘There has been a ton of interest . . .’

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Take a drive down South Broad Street into South Rome and its hard to miss the transformation. Over the last few years, we’ve seen the rise of a new Anna K. Davie Elementary School, a new South Rome Boys and Girls Club and the Etowah Terrace Senior Living apartments. Continuing the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Broad Street Guitars now making music downtown. Gas prices drop a bit; ‘expect volatility at the pump,’ AAA says.  

Buzz: Broad Street Guitars now making music downtown. Gas prices drop a bit; ‘expect volatility at the pump,’ AAA says.  

Broad Street Guitars had a soft opening over the weekend with regular hours now in place: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The store is a spinoff of Stephens Music Co. at Etowah Crossing near Goodwill. Georgia gas prices declined 3 cents during the past week. Sunday’s state average of $2.46 is 6 cents higher than a… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Commission to decide on Mount Berry Tax Allocation District. Two local students crowned Knights’ Free Throw Competition winners. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday. Rome BOE meets Tuesday at Rome High.

Buzz: Rome Commission to decide on Mount Berry Tax Allocation District. Two local students crowned Knights’ Free Throw Competition winners. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday. Rome BOE meets Tuesday at Rome High.

  The goal was set: Make as many free throws as possible with 15 total attempts. On a rainy Saturday morning, two young men took to the gymnasium at Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Rome with special basketballs sanctioned by the national office of the Knights of Columbus. More than a dozen Knights from Council 4410 of… Continue Reading

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