Category Archives: Buzz

Buzz: Cartersville High student takes Berry math competition; CHS team finishes second overall, Rome High third. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. TEA Party lunch is Tuesday.

Buzz: Cartersville High student takes Berry math competition; CHS team finishes second overall, Rome High third. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. TEA Party lunch is Tuesday.

  The Fall High School Berry College Mathematics Contest was held at Berry College on Thursday, Nov. 16. Seven high school teams competed. The top three teams were: First, Tattnall Square Academy (Macon); second, Cartersville High School; and third, Rome High School. Top individual student winners were: First,  Matthew Slocum from Cartersville High School; second, Colleen Molton… Continue Reading

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Nonstop day: Pancake breakfast, ‘Super Bowl of local auctions,’ Berry NCAA football playoff, candy cane hunt, Walk With a Doc.

Nonstop day: Pancake breakfast, ‘Super Bowl of local auctions,’ Berry NCAA football playoff, candy cane hunt, Walk With a Doc.

SATURDAY The Rome Noon Optimist Club’s 57th Annual Pancake Breakfast, Rome Civic Center, 6 a.m.-noon. “This is one of the oldest fund raisers in our area and for a great cause. All proceeds will go to help fund local children services, performed by the Optimist Club.” Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Redmond’s Smokeout celebration brings new meaning to ‘cold turkey.’ Rome Floyd firefighters thank donors to planned memorial.

Buzz: Redmond’s Smokeout celebration brings new meaning to ‘cold turkey.’ Rome Floyd firefighters thank donors to planned memorial.

Talk about cold turkey: To celebrate Thursday’s Great American Smoke Out, Redmond Regional’s Lung Clinic provided smoking cessation education to staff and visitors. Everyone who pledged to quick smoking for 24 hours was eligible for a drawing to win a “cold turkey.” Congratulations to one of the visitors, Kandi Sanford, for taking the pledge and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: No DOT construction over the Thanksgiving holiday. Hufstetler, Dempsey host next transparency meeting. ‘Discover Darlington’ is Feb. 2. Plus: Owning local landmarks (kind of).

Buzz: No DOT construction over the Thanksgiving holiday. Hufstetler, Dempsey host next transparency meeting. ‘Discover Darlington’ is Feb. 2. Plus: Owning local landmarks (kind of).

DOT construction to stop during Thanksgiving break: The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstate highways and primary state roads in Northwest Georgia from 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, through 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. “Northwest Georgians have been very patient with our construction throughout the year,” says Dewayne… Continue Reading

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After successful ‘Stand Sunday,’ Restoration Rome sets open house Thursday evening to share updates on helping area foster children, families.

After successful ‘Stand Sunday,’ Restoration Rome sets open house Thursday evening to share updates on helping area foster children, families.

  Media release: Organized by the Restoration Rome Center for Foster Care Services, more than a dozen local churches participated in the national Stand Sunday movement. In honor of Orphan Sunday, Nov. 12, Stand Sunday is a movement among churches to stand on behalf of children in foster care and raise awareness of this growing crisis.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Tax time for homeowners. Great American Smokeout is Thursday; how to win a ‘cold turkey.’ Youth group reaches into the community. ‘Tellabration’ is Saturday.

Buzz: Tax time for homeowners. Great American Smokeout is Thursday; how to win a ‘cold turkey.’ Youth group reaches into the community. ‘Tellabration’ is Saturday.

  Tax time is here. Media release: Kevin Payne, Floyd County Tax Commissioner, would like to remind citizens that property taxes for Rome and Floyd County are due by Nov. 15 (Wednesday). Taxes can be paid by mail at P.O. Box 26 Rome, Ga. 30162, in person at the Historic Courthouse at 4 Government Plaza,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Latest look at the Christmas Parade lineup. Wright to discuss the Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership at Rotary today. Rec board meets. And meet the ‘Justice League’ champions.

Buzz: Latest look at the Christmas Parade lineup. Wright to discuss the Berry Center for Integrity in Leadership at Rotary today. Rec board meets. And meet the ‘Justice League’ champions.

  The Rome Christmas Parade committee has posted the second line-up for the Nov. 28 event. You can view it by tapping here. If your name is not on the line-up list, and you have sent in an application, please e-mail Janetrome@bellsouth.net. An updated list will be posted during the week. Late registration is available at… Continue Reading

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What you need to know this week: Potential Shorter updates from the Georgia Baptist Convention. The Optimists’ 57th Pancake Breakfast. The ‘Super Bowl of local auctions.’ Post-election updates.

What you need to know this week: Potential Shorter updates from the Georgia Baptist Convention. The Optimists’ 57th Pancake Breakfast. The ‘Super Bowl of local auctions.’ Post-election updates.

  Today, Tuesday: Shorter University and the 2017 Georgia Baptist Convention in Lawrenceville: It actually opened Sunday evening with a rally and continues with services tonight. Tuesday seems to be the day with the busiest agenda. Why we’re watching: Any potential movement on a series of rumors swirling from Shorter University. Staff, faculty and students… Continue Reading

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Preview begins Wednesday for most of the items (guns Friday) included in Richardson/school board auction set for Saturday.  What you need to know.

Preview begins Wednesday for most of the items (guns Friday) included in Richardson/school board auction set for Saturday. What you need to know.

It’s being called the “Super Bowl of local auctions” for good reason. Hundreds of pieces of property seized from the home of Derry Richardson, one of the suspects in the Floyd County Schools’ theft investigation, goes on sale Saturday morning at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Vehicles, grills, guns and real estate are among the items to… Continue Reading

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Remembering those who served, from the Marines’ birthday dinner to a solemn gathering at Myrtle Hill.

Remembering those who served, from the Marines’ birthday dinner to a solemn gathering at Myrtle Hill.

  Old and young celebrate Marine Corps’ birthday: The 242nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps was celebrated at the Palladium Friday evening by the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League. By tradition, the oldest and youngest Marines present share the first slices of the birthday cake. Lt. Gen. Willie Williams, of Huntsville, Ala., from left, was… Continue Reading

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Updated: Veterans Day celebration today at Coosa Middle, Saturday at Myrtle Hill and in Cedartown.  Parade also planned in Cartersville.

Updated: Veterans Day celebration today at Coosa Middle, Saturday at Myrtle Hill and in Cedartown. Parade also planned in Cartersville.

  SATURDAY The annual Veterans Day tribute at Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Rome is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus — in regalia — will serve with the American Legion Honor Guard in the honor guard formation. The event, off South Broad Street, is open to all. Video… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Candy Cane Hunt returns to Town Green Nov. 18. Master Gardener volunteer program returns in January.

Buzz: Candy Cane Hunt returns to Town Green Nov. 18. Master Gardener volunteer program returns in January.

The Fifth Annual Downtown Candy Cane Hunt presented by Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation in collaboration with the Downtown Development Authority is Saturday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m.  Children can kick-off the holiday season by grabbing as many candy canes and holiday candy as they can. The hunt is for children 10 and under and will… Continue Reading

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