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Catholic Archdiocese welcomes new auxiliary bishop, the Rev. Joel M. Konzen.

Catholic Archdiocese welcomes new auxiliary bishop, the Rev. Joel M. Konzen.

Media release: Pope Francis has named The Rev. Joel M. Konzen, S.M., a Marist priest in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, as Auxiliary Bishop of The Archdiocese of Atlanta. Says Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory: “This morning, Pope Francis has once again demonstrated his great love for this local church by assigning The Reverend Joel M.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Free throw competition for kids up to 14 returns Saturday. Iwo Jima hero to speak to the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League on Saturday.

Buzz: Free throw competition for kids up to 14 returns Saturday. Iwo Jima hero to speak to the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League on Saturday.

Free throw competition is Saturday, Feb. 10. The Knights of Columbus of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church hosts the annual Free Throw Competition this Saturday at Saint Mary’s School on Seventh Street (behind Bojangles off Turner McCall). Competition starts at 9 a.m. for kids ages 9 through 11 and others will follow up to age 14.… Continue Reading

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The story behind Sunday’s Super Bowl ad on the Cartersville Anheuser Busch brewery’s getting water to hurricane, fire victims in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and California.

The story behind Sunday’s Super Bowl ad on the Cartersville Anheuser Busch brewery’s getting water to hurricane, fire victims in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and California.

You’ve probably heard about — and even viewed online — today’s scheduled Super Bowl commercial featuring efforts by the Cartersville brewery of Anheuser Busch to get much-needed water to hurricane victims in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico as well as fire-ravaged parts of California. So let us borrow a line from the late Paul Harvey… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Preparations under way for 2020 Census. Kroger to start ‘Scan, Bag, Go’ service. Armuchee’s LGST to meet on Monday.

Buzz: Preparations under way for 2020 Census. Kroger to start ‘Scan, Bag, Go’ service. Armuchee’s LGST to meet on Monday.

The 2020 Census will be here before we know it, and local governments, including the City of Rome and Floyd County are already preparing.  The U.S. government is required by the Constitution to take a count of the nation every ten years to determine how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Tractor Supply opens in Cedartown on Feb. 12. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday.

Buzz: Tractor Supply opens in Cedartown on Feb. 12. Floyd County Republican Women meet Tuesday.

    Tractor Supply Company will celebrate its grand opening in Cedartown with a community celebration featuring entertainment, giveaways and special events. The store itself opens Monday, Feb. 12. As part of the celebration from Thursday, Feb. 8 through Sunday Feb. 11, Tractor Supply customers will receive a 10 percent discount on all purchases. During the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Annual Scouting for Food drive returns; how to help. Truett McConnell president to speak to Exchange Club Feb. 9. Open house seeks comments on I-75 bridge.

Buzz: Annual Scouting for Food drive returns; how to help. Truett McConnell president to speak to Exchange Club Feb. 9. Open house seeks comments on I-75 bridge.

  Local Cub and Boy Scouts will be out the next two Saturdays promoting the annual Scouting for Food drive and collecting canned food items to benefit the Salvation Army and local food banks. This Saturday, Scouts will be placing door hangers to remind residents that they will be back on Saturday, Feb. 10, to… Continue Reading

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Nationally known advocate for recovery joins Highland Rivers.  Glenwood Primary’s local governance team meeting moves to Monday.

Nationally known advocate for recovery joins Highland Rivers. Glenwood Primary’s local governance team meeting moves to Monday.

Bill Carruthers, a nationally known advocate for recovery and the peer support movement, has joined Highland Rivers Health as director of peer workforce development. Carruthers, who has shared his personal story of addiction, mental illness and his journey to recovery throughout the nation, was most recently director of the peer program for Gateway Behavioral Health… Continue Reading

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Fifth edition of Rome Community HeARTS Project opens across downtown, stressing importance of heart health.

Fifth edition of Rome Community HeARTS Project opens across downtown, stressing importance of heart health.

  If you’re been in downtown Rome in recent days, you’ve seen the roll out of the 2018 edition of the Rome Community HeART Project. Here’s what to watch for in coming days: Media release: The Rome Area Council for the Arts and Redmond Regional Medical Center are collaborating again this year for the Rome Community HeART… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Paul Smith honored at Convention of Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs. Statewide candidates due at Thursday Floyd Democrats meeting.  Annual GOAL luncheon today.

Buzz: Paul Smith honored at Convention of Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs. Statewide candidates due at Thursday Floyd Democrats meeting. Annual GOAL luncheon today.

    This past weekend, a group of officers and members of the Coosa Valley Fair Association attended the 105th Annual Convention of Georgia Association of Agricultural Fairs in Atlanta. Paul Smith, longtime member and officer of the Coosa Valley association, received the highest award of state fairs, the James H. Drew Fairman of the Year Award.… Continue Reading

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Hearts of Hope: A different kind of date night to launch a $2 million capital campaign for Restoration Rome’s Center for Foster Care services.

Hearts of Hope: A different kind of date night to launch a $2 million capital campaign for Restoration Rome’s Center for Foster Care services.

On radio:  Dr. Courtney Cash, vice president of Development and Community Engagement for Global Impact International, joins us at 8:10 Monday morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM or online at wrga.streamon.fm. By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net On any given day, more than 350 children are living in foster care in Floyd County. It’s… Continue Reading

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Some familiar faces in the cast of characters of 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner event returning this March

Some familiar faces in the cast of characters of 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner event returning this March

The cast of characters is set for the 3rd annual Murder Mystery Dinner hosted by Floyd Against Drugs. You’ll notice some familiar faces at the March 15th fundraising event ‘Murder at the Skydale Sock Hop’ at the Forum River Center. The annual event helps FAD in their mission to mobilize the entire community to work together to reduce… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Goodwill Career Center hosting job fair on Feb. 14, New executive director for Paradise Garden, Seed Swap at Chieftains on Feb. 10.

Buzz: Goodwill Career Center hosting job fair on Feb. 14, New executive director for Paradise Garden, Seed Swap at Chieftains on Feb. 10.

  The Goodwill Career Center would like to invite you to our Monthly Job Fair, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The event is free for all. Space is available for up to 10 employers and community organizations.  You are welcome to bring supplemental signage, displays, application material, supplies, and other items you may… Continue Reading

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