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With numerous options on the market and more on the way, loft apartments fueling boom in downtown living in Rome and Cartersville.

With numerous options on the market and more on the way, loft apartments fueling boom in downtown living in Rome and Cartersville.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net The vibrant downtown areas of Rome and Cartersville are spurring a boom in residential growth as young professionals and retirees seek downtown living options.  Rome’s Broad St. already has some 60-plus loft apartments on the market with more to come including condominiums. Along Cartersville’s Main St., though options are more limited,… Continue Reading

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Dual weekend fundraisers raise nearly $50,000 to benefit local animal rescue organizations and fund initiatives to curb pet overpopulation.

Dual weekend fundraisers raise nearly $50,000 to benefit local animal rescue organizations and fund initiatives to curb pet overpopulation.

It was a weekend of dual events benefiting rescue animals. The second annual ‘Rome for the Rescues’ party at Lawrence Plantation was a big success on Friday. Organizer Allison Watters says 390 tickets were sold for the evening of dining and entertainment, plus a live and silent auction. “We raised over $50,000, but we do still… Continue Reading

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The Sweet Cocoon moving forward with plans for retreat for disabled children; hosting 3rd annual Butterfly Ball on Aug. 26.

The Sweet Cocoon moving forward with plans for retreat for disabled children; hosting 3rd annual Butterfly Ball on Aug. 26.

Local nurse Amanda Bohannon and her Sweet Cocoon Foundation are continuing to move ahead with plans to build a respite/retreat home for families with disabled or seriously ill children in Northwest Georgia despite a recent set back. The organization had a contract on a parcel of land that fell through back in April. But Bohannon says… Continue Reading

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Buzz of the Week: Heroes Unified community-wide blood drive on Monday. Rome Young Republicans meeting Thursday. Greater Community Bank closing West Rome branch on Friday.

Buzz of the Week: Heroes Unified community-wide blood drive on Monday. Rome Young Republicans meeting Thursday. Greater Community Bank closing West Rome branch on Friday.

  The heroes of Rome and Floyd County are coming together to sponsor a community wide blood drive on Monday, June 26 at the Law Enforcement Center, 5 Government Plaza. You can show your support for the men and woman of these eight organizations: Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Rome/Floyd County Fire Department,… Continue Reading

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NBC’s The Voice top 5 finalist Zach Seabaugh to headline Calhoun’s Star Spangled Celebration on Independence Day.

NBC’s The Voice top 5 finalist Zach Seabaugh to headline Calhoun’s Star Spangled Celebration on Independence Day.

  The annual Star Spangled Celebration returns on Independence Day to the Northwest Georgia Fairgrounds on Hwy. 53 in Calhoun. This year’s event headliner is Zach Seabaugh, a Top 5 finalist on NBC’s show The Voice, representing Team Blake. “He’s a phenomenal artist and we are excited to have him entertain in Calhoun,” says Bud… Continue Reading

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VBS 2017: Busy week ahead with several Vacation Bible School programs this week.

VBS 2017: Busy week ahead with several Vacation Bible School programs this week.

Busy week for several Vacation Bible School events at local churches. Here is an updated listing of VBS events around the area: Rome First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Third Ave. Create Academy and Create Academy Jr. offered June 28 Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (only until noon for 3-4 year old in Junior… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Familiar spot on First Street new home of Cotton Block Picker. County Commission meets Tuesday. Special scout mission.

Buzz: Familiar spot on First Street new home of Cotton Block Picker. County Commission meets Tuesday. Special scout mission.

  The City Market of Rome is becoming Cotton Block Pickers, the latest in a series of changes for the building just off Broad Street and the Cotton Block across from SunTrust. It recent years, it has been used as a photo studio, bedding and later an antiques market. For booth space, email cottonblockpickers@gmail.com. The… Continue Reading

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Independence Day weekend 2017: Plenty of parades, activities and red, white and blue

Independence Day weekend 2017: Plenty of parades, activities and red, white and blue

  Local communities are gearing up for annual Independence Day celebrations. Several events and fireworks displays will take place on Saturday, July 1. Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun will celebrates will festivities and fireworks on Tuesday, July 4. Here is a current listing of upcoming events celebrating the Red, White and Blue. Adairsville July 1: Adairsville… Continue Reading

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Buzz: 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women set for Saturday, Aug 19. GHC’s Six Mile Post has a banner year.

Buzz: 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women set for Saturday, Aug 19. GHC’s Six Mile Post has a banner year.

  Hosted by the 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia Inc. and the  Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, the 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women is set for Saturday, Aug 19, at the Floyd County Health Department on East 12th Street. The hours are 8 a.m. until noon. What’s available: Free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome attorney David Guldenschuh named president of the Balanced Budget Amendment Foundation. Latest special tax proposals to be presented this evening.

Buzz: Rome attorney David Guldenschuh named president of the Balanced Budget Amendment Foundation. Latest special tax proposals to be presented this evening.

The Washington D.C.-based Balanced Budget Amendment Foundation, a non-profit charitable arm of the Committee for Fiscal Responsibility, announces that Rome attorney David Guldenschuh has been named president by the Board of Directors. The foundation was established in 2005 and reorganized in 2016 to raise funds to educate state legislators nationwide and the public on the… Continue Reading

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Your quick guide to the summer of 2017, from Independence Day to summer camps to Vacation Bible School.

Your quick guide to the summer of 2017, from Independence Day to summer camps to Vacation Bible School.

    Your guide to the summer of 2017: Please use this quick reference item to find out more about continuing events this summer across Northwest Georgia. Have one to add? Please send it to druck@hometownheadlines.com Independence Day weekend, July 1-4: Independence Day Summer camps: There’s still time to register and a ton of stuff to… Continue Reading

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Johnson Elementary’s LaDonna Turrentine new principal at Coosa High. She joins us on Hometown Radio at 7:40 this morning on WRGA 98.7 FM.

Johnson Elementary’s LaDonna Turrentine new principal at Coosa High. She joins us on Hometown Radio at 7:40 this morning on WRGA 98.7 FM.

On radio: LaDonna Turrentine, the new principal of Coosa High School, joins us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition at 7:40 this morning on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm. Media release: Effective July 1, 2017, Mrs. LaDonna Turrentine will be the new face leading the way at Coosa High School. The Floyd County Board of Education approved… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Great turnout for ALS fund-raiser for Freddie Giles at Shane’s. Rome Fire Lt. Leigh Rush headed to World Police and Fire Games. New Dollar General in Gore to hire 13.

Buzz: Great turnout for ALS fund-raiser for Freddie Giles at Shane’s. Rome Fire Lt. Leigh Rush headed to World Police and Fire Games. New Dollar General in Gore to hire 13.

  Rome Fire Cpl. Leigh Rush has qualified to represent Rome-Floyd County at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles this August.  The competition held every two years, will host more than 65 countries competing in 65 Olympic-Style sports. Rush currently stands as the seventh fittest firefighter in the world for the… Continue Reading

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