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Buzz: Berry College Student Enterprise Program’s summer farmers market set for July 21. Development authority meets Wednesday.

Buzz: Berry College Student Enterprise Program’s summer farmers market set for July 21. Development authority meets Wednesday.

  Angus beef, artisan cheese and fresh vegetables are just some of the items available July 21 at the Berry College annual summer Farmer’s Market. The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Clara Bowl drive adjacent to the Ford buildings and is hosted by the Berry College Student Enterprise Program. Other… Continue Reading

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Georgia DOT: Entrance ramp to I-75 north at Exit 290 in Cartersville to be closed this Friday night, Saturday.

Georgia DOT: Entrance ramp to I-75 north at Exit 290 in Cartersville to be closed this Friday night, Saturday.

  Expect a detour off entrance ram to I-75 at Exit 290 overnight Friday into most of Saturday: The northbound entrance ramp from Ga. 20 onto I-75 at milepost 290 in Bartow County will be closed and traffic detoured off it the night of Friday, July 13, and will remain closed through most of the day… Continue Reading

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Buzz:  Hear history of Georgia’s gold rush tonight at 7. Rome commission meets this evening. Pig Out applications being accepted. Gas price update.

Buzz: Hear history of Georgia’s gold rush tonight at 7. Rome commission meets this evening. Pig Out applications being accepted. Gas price update.

Reminder: Tellus Science Museum Executive Director Jose Santamaria will speak about the Gold Rush in Georgia tonight at 7 at the Sarah Hightower Library in Rome. Guests will learn about the first gold rush in the country as part of the monthly meeting of the Rome Georgia Mineral Society. “Everyone knows something about the gold rush in… Continue Reading

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Updated with winners: Spirit of the Sun: Photo gallery of Kingfisher Classic and Chieftain’s Challenge paddleboard races along Rome’s rivers.

Updated with winners: Spirit of the Sun: Photo gallery of Kingfisher Classic and Chieftain’s Challenge paddleboard races along Rome’s rivers.

  Saturday’s Chieftain’s Challenge winners: 1 mile SUP (stand-up paddle): 1st: David Stephenson 2nd: Brandy Walker 3 mile kayak: 1st: William Newby 2nd: Todd Wheeler 3rd: Michael Miller 3 mile SUP: 1st: Neil Walsard 2nd: Michael Castelvecki 3rd: Ashley Castelevecki 6 mile kayak: 1st: Chris Rucker 6 mile SUP: 1st: Mike Sams 2nd: Doug Haney… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday with public hearings planned on tax increase, comprehensive plans and bond resolution. Marine Corp League meeting July 14.

Buzz: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday with public hearings planned on tax increase, comprehensive plans and bond resolution. Marine Corp League meeting July 14.

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 East 4th Avenue, Rome, Georgia. Caucus will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Caucus Room, Suite 204, followed by the Board Meeting at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are… Continue Reading

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Floyd Commission to raise 2018 property taxes by 1.54% over the rollback millage rate for overall increase of .144 mils. Public hearings begin Tuesday, July 10.

Floyd Commission to raise 2018 property taxes by 1.54% over the rollback millage rate for overall increase of .144 mils. Public hearings begin Tuesday, July 10.

Media release: The Floyd County Board of Commissioners today announced its intention to increase the 2018 property taxes it will levy this year by 1.54% over the rollback millage rate. Each year, the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the county.  When… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Tomato Sandwich Supper returns August 3. Tellus bringing Gold Rush talk to Rome. Electronics Recycling on July 21. Georgia Legal Services offered July 13.

Buzz: Tomato Sandwich Supper returns August 3. Tellus bringing Gold Rush talk to Rome. Electronics Recycling on July 21. Georgia Legal Services offered July 13.

Tellus Science Museum Executive Director Jose Santamaria will speak about the Gold Rush in Georgia on Monday July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sara Hightower Library in Rome, GA. Guests will learn about the first gold rush in the country as part of the monthly meeting of the Rome Georgia Mineral Society. Santamaria will… Continue Reading

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Weekend: Fishing tournament, paddle races and free concert Downtown, track & field championships, community yard sale for Davies Shelters.

Weekend: Fishing tournament, paddle races and free concert Downtown, track & field championships, community yard sale for Davies Shelters.

Friday-Sunday The 2018 USA Track & Field Georgia Region 4 Junior Olympic Championships at Barron Stadium.  What you need to know: Tentative schedule / Look for results here. Saturday The inaugural Spirit of the Sun Festival takes over Downtown Rome and local rivers. It begins at 7 a.m. with the Kingfisher Classic fishing tournament on the Etowah River between Grizzard Park… Continue Reading

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Rome City Commission to consider a referendum to move Sunday pouring hours up to 11 a.m.; First public hearing on 2018 millage rate is Monday.

Rome City Commission to consider a referendum to move Sunday pouring hours up to 11 a.m.; First public hearing on 2018 millage rate is Monday.

  The Rome City Commission will discuss a resolution to put a public referendum on the November ballot to change Sunday pouring hours.Georgia’s new “Brunch Bill” (S.B. 17) would allow cities to change Sunday alcohol pouring times from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m. if approved by a referendum. The referendum proposal goes on first reading… Continue Reading

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Comprehensive Plan 2040: From focused development in Lindale, Shannon to seeking alternative transportation and increasing tourism, plan draft now available for public review.

Comprehensive Plan 2040: From focused development in Lindale, Shannon to seeking alternative transportation and increasing tourism, plan draft now available for public review.

From focused development in Lindale and Shannon, including a targeted plan for the old Lindale Mill, to finding alternative modes of transportation in Rome and increasing tourism in Cave Spring, the proposed 2040 Rome-Floyd-Cave Spring Comprehensive Plan is now available online for public comment. In addition, the Rome-Floyd Planning Department will host three public hearings… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Superhero Saturday returns to Tellus on July 14. Rome School Board meets Tuesday. Paddle Georgia seeking ideas for 2019 trip.

Buzz: Superhero Saturday returns to Tellus on July 14. Rome School Board meets Tuesday. Paddle Georgia seeking ideas for 2019 trip.

Superhero Saturday returns to the Tellus Science Museum on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wear your favorite superhero costume and join us for a day of super fun! The Atlanta CW will be here with some of your favorite superhero friends for photo ops and fun.  Children can enjoy various make-and-take activities. Guests will also… Continue Reading

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Independence Day 2018: From a down home parade in Cave Spring to a Patriotic Party in the Park in Rome, Northwest Georgia celebrates the nation’s birthday.

Independence Day 2018: From a down home parade in Cave Spring to a Patriotic Party in the Park in Rome, Northwest Georgia celebrates the nation’s birthday.

From a down home parade in Cave Spring to watermelon eating contests, games and music at Ridge Ferry park followed by dazzling fireworks, Northwest Georgians celebrated our nation’s birthday on Wednesday. You’ll find several photos from the day below. Click here for KB Aerial Imaging video of Rome fireworks on Wednesday night. Click here for… Continue Reading

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