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Tonight’s MegaMillions jackpot sits at $1.6 billion. Wednesday’s Powerball a cool $620 million. What to know about both.

Tonight’s MegaMillions jackpot sits at $1.6 billion. Wednesday’s Powerball a cool $620 million. What to know about both.

  Mega Millions’s jackpot has ballooned to $1.6 billion – the largest in U.S. history. All that is up for grabs at 11 this evening. What to know: The Mega Millions cash option is 904 million. The chances of winning the big one: 1 in 302 million. Tickets: $2 each. Overall odds of winning any… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Actor Judge Reinhold to headline 15th annual Rome International Film Festival Nov. 1-4. Rome/Floyd County N.A.A.C.P.’s annual Soul Food Dinner/Auction/Chance Giveaway is Nov. 3.

Buzz: Actor Judge Reinhold to headline 15th annual Rome International Film Festival Nov. 1-4. Rome/Floyd County N.A.A.C.P.’s annual Soul Food Dinner/Auction/Chance Giveaway is Nov. 3.

Actor Judge Reinhold will headline the 15th annual Rome International Film Festival with screenings of two of his films planned, Over Her Dead Body and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Reinhold has been in over 75 motion picture and television shows, including Stripes, Ruthless People, the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy and the Disney Christmas franchise,… Continue Reading

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Rome City Commission to consider increasing parking fees, new rules on Broad Street. Floyd County Commission to approve dog park at Ridge Ferry Park.

Rome City Commission to consider increasing parking fees, new rules on Broad Street. Floyd County Commission to approve dog park at Ridge Ferry Park.

  The Rome City Commission is expected to approve increased parking violation fees for Downtown Rome as well as a new parking rules during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Agenda On the agenda, is a new parking resolution that will extend the 2-hour parking limit downtown from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: The Spires at Berry College breaks ground. New inductees for Rome Exchange Club. Tallatoona CAP taking appointments for home heating assistance. Update on Riverside, Lindale sidewalk projects.

Buzz: The Spires at Berry College breaks ground. New inductees for Rome Exchange Club. Tallatoona CAP taking appointments for home heating assistance. Update on Riverside, Lindale sidewalk projects.

On Thursday, Nov. 1, Tallatoona CAP will begin accepting appointments for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for senior households 65 and older, and homebound households. Appointments for the general public will be accepted beginning Dec. 1. Appointments are provided on a first come first served basis until funds are exhausted. Floyd County residents who qualify will… Continue Reading

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Buzz: New Antioch Baptist features barbecue, bluegrass — and worship — on Sunday. Honors for Shaw’s employee recruiting.

Buzz: New Antioch Baptist features barbecue, bluegrass — and worship — on Sunday. Honors for Shaw’s employee recruiting.

New Antioch Baptist Church in Shannon invites you to attend BBQ and Bluegrass this Sunday with special guests, Dixie Jubilee. Music in Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with a barbecue lunch in the Activity Building immediately following the Worship Service. New Antioch Baptist Church is at 4553 Calhoun Road NE (in the Shannon Community, near the intersection… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Berry Chief of Staff Debbie Heida named a ‘Pillar of the Profession.’ 2018 Strike Out Child Abuse is Nov. 6. Cartersville’s Christmas Parade is Dec. 6; sign up online.

Buzz: Berry Chief of Staff Debbie Heida named a ‘Pillar of the Profession.’ 2018 Strike Out Child Abuse is Nov. 6. Cartersville’s Christmas Parade is Dec. 6; sign up online.

  The National Association of Student Affairs Administrators has named Berry College Chief of Staff Debbie Heida a “Pillar of the Profession” for her service to students and higher education. Each year, the organization recognizes a series of distinguished individuals who have served as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and higher education. Each individual… Continue Reading

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Buzz: River District community feedback sought Friday, Saturday; zoning meeting is Oct. 30. Knights of Columbus blood drive is Dec. 3. Honors for 4-H’s Abbie Salmon.

Buzz: River District community feedback sought Friday, Saturday; zoning meeting is Oct. 30. Knights of Columbus blood drive is Dec. 3. Honors for 4-H’s Abbie Salmon.

  The Rome community is invited to participate in planning efforts focused on the future of Rome’s River District. Nelson/Nygaard, a consultant firm housed in Atlanta, will be stationed in front of the Rome Area History Museum on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 until 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon until 3… Continue Reading

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Deadline for Heart of the Community Awards of Honor nominations is Saturday. Here’s what you need to know.

Deadline for Heart of the Community Awards of Honor nominations is Saturday. Here’s what you need to know.

Nominations for the 2019 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor awards, the annual program that honors individuals who have worked tirelessly to improve the community through volunteerism, due due by Saturday. According to Chris Kerr, Chairman of the Board of Governors, the awards committee searches for individuals who have given their time and talents to… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Five area school systems honored for ‘Farm to School innovation.’ Part of Halls Valley Road to close Wednesday, Thursday.

Buzz: Five area school systems honored for ‘Farm to School innovation.’ Part of Halls Valley Road to close Wednesday, Thursday.

Five local school systems among 84 statewide recognized for Farm to School Innovation at 2018 Golden Radish Awards: The award recognizes Georgia school districts for best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in curriculum. This year, the… Continue Reading

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It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

  It’s a huge week in terms of grand openings and ribbon cuttings in Northwest Georgia. Blend all the projects together and you’re talking about an estimated $200 million in combined investment that has wrapped up or else is getting under way. Three of the four projects are based in Cartersville while the fourth –… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Home sales dip slight in September; inventory increases. Lowest gas prices in Northwest Georgia? Floyd, Chattooga counties.

Buzz: Home sales dip slight in September; inventory increases. Lowest gas prices in Northwest Georgia? Floyd, Chattooga counties.

September snapshot from the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: A look at last month’s data compared to the same month a year ago: Home sales: 89, a 3.3 percent drop. Average sales price: $160,139, up 2.9 percent. Active listings: 380 homes, up 2.4 percent. New listings: 119, up 2.6 percent. Gas prices declined over the weekend and that trend… Continue Reading

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Mega Millions jackpot grows to estimated $654 million after no winning tickets sold. Next drawing is Tuesday.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to estimated $654 million after no winning tickets sold. Next drawing is Tuesday.

    From CBS News: No one won the $548 million jackpot in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. That means the estimated jackpot climbs to $654 million, which would be the fourth-largest prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers were 4-24-46-61-70 and Mega Ball: 7. The jackpot has been growing since it was last won July 24.… Continue Reading

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Great turnout for 11th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

Great turnout for 11th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

They started to assemble at 11 a.m. at Rotary Plaza and by lunch time, were on Broad Street in downtown Rome to call attention to domestic violence. It marked the 11th edition of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and the turn out, support and fall weather couldn’t have been better. Continue Reading

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Buzz: Heritage First Bank, Salvation Army launch ‘Bankers for Blankets.’ Unity Christian School’s Honor the Heroes event feeds over 450 first responders.

Buzz: Heritage First Bank, Salvation Army launch ‘Bankers for Blankets.’ Unity Christian School’s Honor the Heroes event feeds over 450 first responders.

  Heritage First Bank, Salvation Army launch ‘Bankers for Blankets.’ This update from Heritage First Bank: “An important part of our mission as a local community bank is to serve our community. Friday morning, we announced our fall community service project, “Bankers for Blankets.” “Now through November, all locations of Heritage First Bank will be collecting… Continue Reading

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Morning Report: Sneak peek at Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A (opens Wednesday). Don Neo’s, Last Stop Gift Shop seek beer permits. Latest on Summerville barbecue spot.  Ana’s out at Scores, plans solo shop. $22,000 is something to smile about.

Morning Report: Sneak peek at Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A (opens Wednesday). Don Neo’s, Last Stop Gift Shop seek beer permits. Latest on Summerville barbecue spot. Ana’s out at Scores, plans solo shop. $22,000 is something to smile about.

FOOD & DRINK Don Neo’s, Last Chance Gift Shop seek beer permits: Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday at 5 p.m. to hear two applications: A beer pouring license for Don Neo’s Tacos & Elotes, 330 Broad St., to Nelson Yanes and to a beer package license for the Last Stop Gift Shop, 402 Civic Center Drive (which will… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Firefighters Memorial Plaza dedication is Oct. 20. ‘Bones of My Grandfather’ author to speak to Marine Corps League Saturday. CRBI annual fish fry is Nov. 10. Part of Leisure Drive to close Monday, Tuesday.

Buzz: Rome Firefighters Memorial Plaza dedication is Oct. 20. ‘Bones of My Grandfather’ author to speak to Marine Corps League Saturday. CRBI annual fish fry is Nov. 10. Part of Leisure Drive to close Monday, Tuesday.

The Rome-Floyd Fire Department and the City of Rome invites the public to the dedication of the Rome Firefighters Memorial Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until noon. The memorial plaza honors all firefighters, past and present, in recognition of the public service these men and women provide to protect our community. The memorial is… Continue Reading

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