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Buzz: Spring plant sale under way at Georgia Northwestern. #ThisPlaceMatters home tour comes to Rome.

Buzz: Spring plant sale under way at Georgia Northwestern. #ThisPlaceMatters home tour comes to Rome.

The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College continues today and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day of the sale will be a half-day on Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. Purchases may be made with cash or check. The sale is a way for GNTC to contribute to the… Continue Reading

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What’s ahead: Grand opening set for Burrell Square in South Rome. Cartersville sets groundbreaking for new gas office.

What’s ahead: Grand opening set for Burrell Square in South Rome. Cartersville sets groundbreaking for new gas office.

  Grand opening of Burrell Square in South Rome set for April 26: Laurel Street and the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. plan to celebrate the latest updates in the “newest affordable housing communities” beginning at 11 a.m. It is open to all. On radio Friday: Please join us from 7:40 until 8:30 a.m. on Hometown… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Robert Smyth sworn in as Exchange Club secretary. Scotty Hancock guest speaker at Toastmasters’ open house. Military day returns to Georgia Highlands.

Buzz: Robert Smyth sworn in as Exchange Club secretary. Scotty Hancock guest speaker at Toastmasters’ open house. Military day returns to Georgia Highlands.

Robert Smyth of Coosa Valley Credit Union recently was elected as the secretary of the Exchange Club of Rome. He was installed by John Paul Cooper, District Director of the Exchange Club, at the April 6 business meeting. The Exchange Club meets Fridays at noon at The Palladium. With an average attendance of over 200 people,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Civil Service association to meet Thursday. League of Women Voters continue Q&As with judicial candidates April 19.

Buzz: Civil Service association to meet Thursday. League of Women Voters continue Q&As with judicial candidates April 19.

The Rome Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Civil Service Employees will have its monthly meeting at the Landmark Restaurant on Martha Berry Highway in Rome on Thursday, April 12, starting at 11:15 a.m. and lasting until about 1 p.m. The guest speaker at this month meeting will be Brandon Ekey, Commander, Rome-Floyd… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Confluence, the annual innovation and technology conference, returns Thursday. Veteran combat aviator/test pilot to address Marine Corps League. What you need to know about local meetings this week.

Buzz: Confluence, the annual innovation and technology conference, returns Thursday. Veteran combat aviator/test pilot to address Marine Corps League. What you need to know about local meetings this week.

  THIS WEEK’S BIG DEAL: Confluence Confluence, the innovation and technology conference from the Rome Floyd Chamber, returns Thursday at the  DeSoto Theatre, 605 Broad St. It is a one-day conference of inspiration, technology and motivation for business leaders, manufacturers, technologists, educators, entrepreneurs and students. Confluence promises to provide the latest trends in innovation and technology,… Continue Reading

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What we like: Helping make downtown a destination. A jam-up job on a new breakfast spin. A creative way of talking about a lifesaving vaccination.

What we like: Helping make downtown a destination. A jam-up job on a new breakfast spin. A creative way of talking about a lifesaving vaccination.

  The draught destination: Rome City Brewing Co.’s new Tap Room at 333 Broad St. opened a week ago and, on Saturday, Jay Shell and Dr. Trent Prault started limited brewery tours (a great deal at $10 as it includes a flight of craft beer, usually an $8 cost on its own). Why we like it:… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Latest promotions at the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

Buzz: Latest promotions at the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

  Latest promotions from the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office: SGT. RON MORRIS The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office announces the promotion of Senior Deputy Ron Morris.  After 29 years of dedicated service, Morris is being promoted to the rank of sergeant. Ron is noted as being an “exceptional employee who goes beyond his duties each day.”… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Drug drop off event set for April 21 at Floyd County Jail. Special concert at Pleasant Valley South on April 22. Guided tours at Berry’s dairy on Saturday.

Buzz: Drug drop off event set for April 21 at Floyd County Jail. Special concert at Pleasant Valley South on April 22. Guided tours at Berry’s dairy on Saturday.

  Floyd Against Drugs and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office are hosting the annual drug drop off event at the Floyd County Jail on Saturday, April 21, from 9 .m. until noon. Members of the Knights of Columbus from Saint Mary’s Catholic Church also have offered to lend a hand to help the drive-up drop off… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ students get access to year-round Pell Grant funds. O negative blood type? Blood Assurance needs you.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ students get access to year-round Pell Grant funds. O negative blood type? Blood Assurance needs you.

Georgia Highlands College’s students now have access to year-round Pell Grant funds starting this summer. Before the change, students could only receive the Pell financial aid for fall and spring semesters, GHC’s Director of Financial Aid Donna Childres explained. Now, students can attend the summer semester and receive additional Pell funding. For example, if a student’s “expected… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd Democrats meeting Thursday; state, local candidates scheduled. Friends of the Library book sale on the way.

Buzz: Floyd Democrats meeting Thursday; state, local candidates scheduled. Friends of the Library book sale on the way.

The Floyd County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority at 560 N. Division St., Rome. Members and those interested will welcome local and state Democratic candidates for upcoming races including Stephanie Wright, Floyd County Commission Post 1; John Burnette… Continue Reading

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Upcoming spring festival and ribbon cutting for South Rome Apartments to “shine the light” on redeveloping community

Upcoming spring festival and ribbon cutting for South Rome Apartments to “shine the light” on redeveloping community

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net There is a lot to celebrate in the South Rome Community this spring. A time-honored tradition is returning as the South Rome Redevelopment Corporation hosts the South Rome Spring Festival on April 14. And then nearly two weeks later on April 26, the community will celebrate the completion of the South… Continue Reading

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Buzz: New location for pinwheels focusing on mission of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sexual Assault Center opening offices in Cartersville, Cedartown.  Renew our Rivers is Wednesday. More updates.

Buzz: New location for pinwheels focusing on mission of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sexual Assault Center opening offices in Cartersville, Cedartown. Renew our Rivers is Wednesday. More updates.

    The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia is opening up two satellite offices in surrounding communities. Through additional dunding from the Victims of Crime Act grant, a satellite office in Cartersville is now opened and another in Cedartown will open in May. The exact location of the new offices is kept confidential for privacy… Continue Reading

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Rome’s Town Green makes the cover of Landscape Architect magazine (and more inside).

Rome’s Town Green makes the cover of Landscape Architect magazine (and more inside).

Talk about some national exposure. Rome’s Town Green is on the cover and amply covered inside the current edition of Landscape Architect magazine. Our thanks to Ed Watters of Watters & Associates for the head’s up — and he should know the project as his firm did the planting and irrigation to the downtown landmark.… Continue Reading

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Preventing child abuse: Looking at the cost and long-term impact of child abuse (first in a series)

Preventing child abuse: Looking at the cost and long-term impact of child abuse (first in a series)

By Tina Bartleson, Executive Director Exchange Club Family Resource Center This is the first of four articles posting each Monday in April about Child Abuse Prevention Month authored by representatives from local child abuse prevention agencies. Starting Tuesday, April 3 and then each Monday following during the month of April, join representatives to discuss child… Continue Reading

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