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City Commission votes 5-2 to allow three-hour free parking on Broad Street; enforcement hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. begins now; second reading June 10.

City Commission votes 5-2 to allow three-hour free parking on Broad Street; enforcement hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. begins now; second reading June 10.

  Rome City commissioners voted 5-2 on Monday night to add a third free hour of parking on downtown streets and to rollback enforcement hours to 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A second reading is scheduled for June 10 barring a called meeting, City Manager Sammy Rich said. He added that he’ll… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Summerville Park to host 12th Annual Yard Sale on Saturday. Gas prices drop another 4 cents — but for how long?

Buzz: Summerville Park to host 12th Annual Yard Sale on Saturday. Gas prices drop another 4 cents — but for how long?

  The neighborhood of Summerville Park will hold its 12th annual yard sale this Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m. until noon.  Since 2008, Rome’s original “Heritage Neighborhood” has been hosting the community’s largest residential yard sale during the weekend of Memorial Day.  The event is organized by the Summerville Park Neighborhood Association. In addition to… Continue Reading

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Fifth Avenue River District adds community bakery, commercial kitchen, third new business amid growth plans that could top $30 million.

Fifth Avenue River District adds community bakery, commercial kitchen, third new business amid growth plans that could top $30 million.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net  Sunflour Community Bakery opens this week in Rome’s growing River District of Fifth Avenue, West Third Street and Avenue A. With renovation work under way at a few other nearby buildings, along with the planned $2 million special sales tax project for improving streetscapes, it’s just the start of more things to come… Continue Reading

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(Updated) #savedowntownrome: Parking enforcement through 8 p.m. in effect; standoff goes before city at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Watch where you park if you attend both; you could go beyond two-hour limit. Poll draws 1,600 responses (so far).

(Updated) #savedowntownrome: Parking enforcement through 8 p.m. in effect; standoff goes before city at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Watch where you park if you attend both; you could go beyond two-hour limit. Poll draws 1,600 responses (so far).

New at 1 p.m. Monday The city of Rome has posted updates on free downtown parking options as well as the extended free shuttle service on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. No changes in the new 8 a.m.-8 p.m. parking enforcement times that went into effect Monday. Three more people have asked to… Continue Reading

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#savedowntownrome: At least one person to address City Commission on Monday about downtown parking. Hometown poll draws 1,400 responses in 10 hours (vote now).  Commission caucus at 5 p.m. Monday to address parking.

#savedowntownrome: At least one person to address City Commission on Monday about downtown parking. Hometown poll draws 1,400 responses in 10 hours (vote now). Commission caucus at 5 p.m. Monday to address parking.

SUNDAY UPDATES Citizens ask to address City Commission on Monday: At least one person has requested five minutes to speak before the Rome City Commission at Monday evening’s meeting. Downtown businessman Jay Shell — who opened 333 on Broad a decade ago, moved to Brewhouse Music & Grill and now with partner Dr. Trent Pault has… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Memorial Day Event planned a Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, May 26-27. West Rome Walmart’s grand re-opening for new online grocery pickup. Service coming to East Rome store soon.

Buzz: Memorial Day Event planned a Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, May 26-27. West Rome Walmart’s grand re-opening for new online grocery pickup. Service coming to East Rome store soon.

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Heard on the Tweet: ‘Business-related’ chamber announcement Monday. ‘Political Rewind’ to tape in Cartersville. Elevated I-75 lanes called ‘unprecedented success.’ Rome home sales dip but average prices rises in April.

Heard on the Tweet: ‘Business-related’ chamber announcement Monday. ‘Political Rewind’ to tape in Cartersville. Elevated I-75 lanes called ‘unprecedented success.’ Rome home sales dip but average prices rises in April.

The Rome Floyd Chamber has a 9:45 a.m. Monday media briefing set that is “business-related.” But whether that is industry arrival or expansion or personnel isn’t known as of this morning. But we’re still checking. It is anything but business-as-usual since “The Big Switch” snapped economic development from the chamber into a city/county department. Personnel… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum hosting free community day on May 25. Reminder about changes at the Floyd County Tag Office next week for system upgrades.

Buzz: Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum hosting free community day on May 25. Reminder about changes at the Floyd County Tag Office next week for system upgrades.

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum will host a free community day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The event is being held to commemorate the last day of Oak Hill’s temporary exhibition, “From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher.” Visitors can enjoy the exhibition all day in The Martha… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Gold medal in math for Armuchee Middle. County, city school boards set called meetings. Updates from Elevation House, TEA Party, RACA-V3.

Buzz: Gold medal in math for Armuchee Middle. County, city school boards set called meetings. Updates from Elevation House, TEA Party, RACA-V3.

  Ascend Education announces Armuchee Middle School has received a 2019 Gold Medal.  The award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best demonstrate a dedication to ensuring that all students become successful at math. The strategies employed by this year’s Gold Medal honorees made use of Ascend Math, an online individualized… Continue Reading

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#downtownshowdown: As Floyd Schools lease deck to ease some graduation parking headaches, city rolls out new lease/permitting system for existing, new customers.

#downtownshowdown: As Floyd Schools lease deck to ease some graduation parking headaches, city rolls out new lease/permitting system for existing, new customers.

 TODAY’S PARKING HEADLINES Floyd County Schools leasing Third Avenue deck.  ‘We believe a graduation ceremony is a joyous occasion.’ More changes to downtown parking regarding permits, scanners and leasing. No implementation delays on new parking enforcement as of this morning. Questions about downtown Rome parking: We’ve received several emails and texts about parking in… Continue Reading

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Tim Reynolds returns to Amateur Night at the Apollo in Wednesday night performance.

Tim Reynolds returns to Amateur Night at the Apollo in Wednesday night performance.

You can watch violin superstar/Model High graduate Tim Reynolds’ performance by clicking here and moving the cursor to around 54 minutes. We’ll have the final vote later this morning. The vote already is over from Wednesday night. Continue Reading

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Buzz: June 6 luncheon in Summerville to mark 75th anniversary of D-Day, salute World War II veterans. Finster Fest 2019 set for Memorial Day weekend.

Buzz: June 6 luncheon in Summerville to mark 75th anniversary of D-Day, salute World War II veterans. Finster Fest 2019 set for Memorial Day weekend.

In observance of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, World War II veterans and their families or guests are invited to a lunch on Thursday, June 6, at noon at the Civic Center in Summerville.  World War II veterans from Chattooga County and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend. The program will begin at noon… Continue Reading

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