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Buzz: New Jon Stewart film seeking extras for Rockmart filming. Isakson hosting Military Service Academy Day with Loudermilk on April 27. Rome and Floyd Commission meeting agendas.

Buzz: New Jon Stewart film seeking extras for Rockmart filming. Isakson hosting Military Service Academy Day with Loudermilk on April 27. Rome and Floyd Commission meeting agendas.

Rockmart will be on the ‘big screen’ again soon as Jon Stewart’s new movie “Irresistible” starring Steve Carell is now casting talent to work on scenes filming in Atlanta and Rockmart. The film will be a political satire feature, but no other details have been released yet. According to projectcasting.com, producers are looking for talent… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Downtown Rome Coke sign gets a fresh look. Master Gardeners to join Chieftains Herb & Plant sale April 13-14. No Steeplechase this spring.

Buzz: Downtown Rome Coke sign gets a fresh look. Master Gardeners to join Chieftains Herb & Plant sale April 13-14. No Steeplechase this spring.

  The Floyd County Master Gardener Volunteers will hold an “Ask An Expert About Plants Day” at the Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and also on Sunday, April 14, from noon until 3 p.m. at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.  This annual fund raiser for Chieftains… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Blood donors sought in Cartersville in community drive set for March 29. West Rome Baptist Church’s annual yard sale April 5-6.

Buzz: Blood donors sought in Cartersville in community drive set for March 29. West Rome Baptist Church’s annual yard sale April 5-6.

  Blood donors are needed in Cartersville. The local blood supply continues to be at urgent levels for several blood types, and Blood Assurance is calling on the Cartersville – Bartow County community to come out on Friday, March 29, and save local lives. As the sole provider of blood and blood products for Cartersville… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Two road closures in Floyd, one today, one next week. ‘Frost/Nixon’ staged by Pumphouse Players in Cartersville starting Friday.

Buzz: Two road closures in Floyd, one today, one next week. ‘Frost/Nixon’ staged by Pumphouse Players in Cartersville starting Friday.

Two road closings from Floyd County Department of Public Works, one today and one next week:   Baby Doe Drive will be closed to through traffic at no. 102 just before the cul-de-sac to replace a failed cross drain on Wednesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.. Please plan to park outside of… Continue Reading

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Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

  Floyd County 4-H competed in the Northwest District Project Achievement contest held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on March 8-10.  Project Achievement is a public speaking, performing arts and food preparation competition where 4-H’ers choose a topic of interest and present a speech, perform or prepare a food item.  They are also required to submit… Continue Reading

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From condominiums and apartments to townhouses, more than 100 units coming to three sites in downtown Rome, offering unique living options.

From condominiums and apartments to townhouses, more than 100 units coming to three sites in downtown Rome, offering unique living options.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Over the next 18-20 months, an infusion of more than 100 condominiums, apartments and town houses are scheduled to be available in downtown Rome, giving several options for upscale living on or near Broad Street. The first project is nearing completion in the heart of downtown while foundation work is… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Special vote in Cave Spring Tuesday could decide the fate of the proposed distilling company. Armuchee High students in statewide cooking contest.

Buzz: Special vote in Cave Spring Tuesday could decide the fate of the proposed distilling company. Armuchee High students in statewide cooking contest.

Big vote Tuesday for Cave Spring residents:The special vote, for registered voters in the city only, asks these questions: Whether to authorize the city issue licenses for the package sale of distilled spirits. Whether to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink. Whether to permit and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: New trolley on the road in Rome, Floyd County. Tallatoona has funds available for heating assistance. U.S. Air Force Academy Band to perform at Rome City Auditorium on April 9.

Buzz: New trolley on the road in Rome, Floyd County. Tallatoona has funds available for heating assistance. U.S. Air Force Academy Band to perform at Rome City Auditorium on April 9.

There’s a new trolley on patrol in Rome and Floyd County to help expand current public tour offerings as well as offer service for private rentals. The trolley has been named “Roman Rose” and will display the same Cherokee Rose as the “Ramblin’ Rome” Mobile Welcome Center in recognition of Rome’s Native American heritage. The… Continue Reading

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Service recognizing Vietnam veterans set for April 13 at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. Registration due by April 8; what to know.

Service recognizing Vietnam veterans set for April 13 at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. Registration due by April 8; what to know.

On Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m., Vietnam veterans from Floyd and the surrounding counties will have an opportunity to take part in a long overdue public recognition of their military service at a certificate and lapel pin presentation ceremony scheduled to take place at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church  at 702 Pleasant Valley Rd… Continue Reading

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99 words (or less) news briefing: Rockmart’s FastTrac car wash due in May. Rome City Lux brew debut at RCBC. Big crowds for big weekend in downtown Rome, Cartersville.

99 words (or less) news briefing: Rockmart’s FastTrac car wash due in May. Rome City Lux brew debut at RCBC. Big crowds for big weekend in downtown Rome, Cartersville.

FastTrac Car Wash sets May opening in Rockmart: Tucked between Chick-fil-A and Martin’s Restaurant at 1464 Chattahoochee Drive in Rockmart is the latest Fast Trac Car Wash, part of a metro Atlanta group that promises a clean vehicle in three minutes as well as free vacuums. Fast Trac currently has stores in Marietta and Smyrna, both open from 8… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Church Bowling League updates on March 27. Rome TEA Party meets Tuesday. A Brush With Kindness returns. Honors for Berry students, Viking Fusion.

Buzz: Church Bowling League updates on March 27. Rome TEA Party meets Tuesday. A Brush With Kindness returns. Honors for Berry students, Viking Fusion.

  Metropolitan United Methodist Church will hold the organizational meeting for the Spring/Summer Session of the Church Bowling  League at 7 p.m Thursday, March 27, at Classic Bowling Center on Huffaker Road in West Rome.  Representatives from churches and all interested persons are invited to attend.  League bowling starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, and continues for 20 Thursday… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rest area reopens Monday on I-75 in Gordon County. The Rome–Floyd Recycling Center hosts an Electronics Recycling Event Saturday. Ezra Duo to perform Saturday at Berry. Geimer joins Floyd Primary Care in Piedmont, Ala.

Buzz: Rest area reopens Monday on I-75 in Gordon County. The Rome–Floyd Recycling Center hosts an Electronics Recycling Event Saturday. Ezra Duo to perform Saturday at Berry. Geimer joins Floyd Primary Care in Piedmont, Ala.

  From Georgia DOT: The rest area on I-75 north in Gordon County reopens at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 18, after a final inspection. It has been closed for renovations since January 2018. Visitors will notice numerous renovations including parking lot repair, drainage repair, parking lot re-striping, repair existing sidewalks, landscaping and more. The rest… Continue Reading

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Carnegie Building reopens Monday, March 25. Departments returning to the Broad Street campus will close part of March 21, all of March 22.

Carnegie Building reopens Monday, March 25. Departments returning to the Broad Street campus will close part of March 21, all of March 22.

Media release: The City of Rome announces the renovations to the Carnegie Building are almost complete. City departments that were relocated during renovation work will close temporarily starting at noon on Thursday, March 21, and will remain closed on Friday, March 22, to complete the move back to the Carnegie building. The departments that will… Continue Reading

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