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Buzz: Coosa Middle team wins county and district stock market game. Cyndi Westmoreland joins Synovus. First Baptist Church of Lindale’s annual Beast Feast March 23.

Buzz: Coosa Middle team wins county and district stock market game. Cyndi Westmoreland joins Synovus. First Baptist Church of Lindale’s annual Beast Feast March 23.

  A team of Coosa Middle School students has been named the winning team in the Fall 2018 Georgia Stock Market Game in both Floyd County Schools and the 14th Congressional District. Coosa Middle School students Ethan Spearman, Pablo Vicente-Cruz and Chloe Hardin of Mrs. Tonya Palmer’s seventh-grade Social Studies class swept the competition in the… Continue Reading

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What’s next for Dalton Dover: Gig at Rome City Brewing on Saturday; on Hometown Radio Friday. Plus: His audition gets Blake Shelton’s attention on ‘The Voice’ as country legend to coach the Polk native. New: Dalton to perform Saturday at Rome City Brewing.

What’s next for Dalton Dover: Gig at Rome City Brewing on Saturday; on Hometown Radio Friday. Plus: His audition gets Blake Shelton’s attention on ‘The Voice’ as country legend to coach the Polk native. New: Dalton to perform Saturday at Rome City Brewing.

Watch Dalton Dover’s blind audition and Black Shelton’s reaction THE LATEST Hear Dalton Dover at 8:40 a.m. Friday as he joins us on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm. See Dalton Dover perform this Saturday at Rome City Brewing Co. “Fresh off his hot week performing on The… Continue Reading

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Pepperell High grad Baleigh Nelson, fellow students at Samford on a mission to Romania to share the gift of ‘freedom in the arts.’

Pepperell High grad Baleigh Nelson, fellow students at Samford on a mission to Romania to share the gift of ‘freedom in the arts.’

A 2018 graduate of Pepperell High School is among a group of Samford University School of the Arts students headed to Iasi, Romania, on a 13-day mission with a single goal: “Influence the community and freedom in the arts.” They call themselves We Are Art and have a very active Facebook page that has chronicled… Continue Reading

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Lent begins with today’s Ash Wednesday services.

Lent begins with today’s Ash Wednesday services.

  Lent begins Wednesday — Ash Wednesday as observed by many denominations. Area churches have scheduled the following services as the prelude to the Easter season begins: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 42 Ash St. Ash Wednesday services at 6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 N. Broad St. Ash Wednesday English Masses at 5 p.m. at… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Relive the ‘Rat Pack’ this Saturday night. Former CNN executive to speak at Berry March 25. Chieftains, Berry team up on lecture. Tallatoona welcomes Gospel recording artist Yolanda Adams for March 16 fundraiser.

Buzz: Relive the ‘Rat Pack’ this Saturday night. Former CNN executive to speak at Berry March 25. Chieftains, Berry team up on lecture. Tallatoona welcomes Gospel recording artist Yolanda Adams for March 16 fundraiser.

Rome’s Own Clock Tower Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Sam Baltzer, will perform a ‘Rat Pack RAT-trospective’ starring three performers with Rome roots:  Curtis Reed, Greg Robbins and Thunder Pinard. Hits will include Fly Me to the Moon, My Way, Strangers in the Night, That’s Amore, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, Mr. Bojangles, I’ve Got to Be… Continue Reading

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Hometown Radio interview with Rome, Floyd County school representatives on the launch ‘Purposity’, connecting students’ needs with potential local donors. Key milestone already reached (more welcome).

Hometown Radio interview with Rome, Floyd County school representatives on the launch ‘Purposity’, connecting students’ needs with potential local donors. Key milestone already reached (more welcome).

  Hear the radio interview: Kaitlyn Wilson, left, and Kirsten Thornante joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM Tuesday to talk about the goals and potential impact of Purposity. The program, a joint venture by Rome City and Floyd County schools, lets the community see some of the needs of area students… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Gas prices at highest point so far this year with spring break around the corner. Part of Everett Springs Road closing Wednesday. ‘Transportation 101’ set for March 13. GHC brings back STEM boot camp. Chieftains/Seasons Events cooking with herbs.

Buzz: Gas prices at highest point so far this year with spring break around the corner. Part of Everett Springs Road closing Wednesday. ‘Transportation 101’ set for March 13. GHC brings back STEM boot camp. Chieftains/Seasons Events cooking with herbs.

Just in time for spring break, Georgia gas prices set a 2019-high of $2.30 per gallon, after rising for the 18th consecutive day, for a total of 16 cents. Sunday’s state average of $2.30 per gallon is 2 cents more than a week ago, and 16 cents more than last month. Despite the uptick, Georgia motorists are still… Continue Reading

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Updated: Waiting on Popeye’s in Rockmart. Watch party at Rome City Brewing tonight as Dalton Dover hopes to see his blind audition on NBC’s The Voice. Floyd Urgent Care opens in Armuchee.

Updated: Waiting on Popeye’s in Rockmart. Watch party at Rome City Brewing tonight as Dalton Dover hopes to see his blind audition on NBC’s The Voice. Floyd Urgent Care opens in Armuchee.

Watching and waiting for Popeye’s in Rockmart: It seems LakePoint in Emerson has been home to so much fast-food development in recent years but a close second is the strip on U.S. 278 in Rockmart between Ga. 101 and Ga. 113. Zaxby’s, Jefferson’s, Captain D’s, Chick-fil-A and Martin’s have all arrived in recent years and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Berry College needs your vote to become a ‘Top Adventure College’. Braves’ Rummage sale returns March 9. Berry Forensics team with 25th consecutive championship.

Buzz: Berry College needs your vote to become a ‘Top Adventure College’. Braves’ Rummage sale returns March 9. Berry Forensics team with 25th consecutive championship.

Berry College is one of 32 schools currently in the running for Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Top Adventure College Tournament 2019. The 32 competing colleges and universities are placed in a bracket of head-to-head match ups. Five rounds of voting will narrow the list down to one winner! Blue Ridge Outdoors says, “The initial 32 colleges and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Exchange Club presents $20,000 check to Family Resource Center. Rotary honors ‘Terrific Kids’ for February. CRBI’s annual meeting/awards set for March 28.

Buzz: Exchange Club presents $20,000 check to Family Resource Center. Rotary honors ‘Terrific Kids’ for February. CRBI’s annual meeting/awards set for March 28.

    On Feb. 22, The Exchange Club of Rome presented the Exchange Club Family Resource Center with a donation of $20,000 to support its work in parent education and the prevention of child abuse in Northwest Georgia. The money comes from revenue from the Coosa Valley Fair, which goes to the Exchange Club of… Continue Reading

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Weekend Guide: Tickets on sale at 10 this morning for Rome River Jam featuring Luke Combs. Seed Swap, Armuchee follies, writers conference are Saturday.

Weekend Guide: Tickets on sale at 10 this morning for Rome River Jam featuring Luke Combs. Seed Swap, Armuchee follies, writers conference are Saturday.

FRIDAY Ticket sales start at 10 this morning for  Rome River Jam 2019, featuring country superstar Luke Combs. This year’s concert is returning to Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 22. Promoter Jay Shell says also scheduled to appear are Jobe Fortner, Drew Parker and Ashland Craft.  The parking lot opens at 1 p.m. with the gates opening at 4 p.m. and the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Georgia DOT finishes I-75 resurfacing project two months early in Bartow. Floyd Republican Women meet Tuesday. Compassionate Paws seeks volunteers.

Buzz: Georgia DOT finishes I-75 resurfacing project two months early in Bartow. Floyd Republican Women meet Tuesday. Compassionate Paws seeks volunteers.

From Georgia DOT: All construction work on the 15-mile project to resurface I-75 between Glade Road and Chatsworth Highway in Bartow County has been completed two months ahead of schedule. A big shout-out for the project’s team. They had an almost flawless construction plan that made it possible to complete a project of this magnitude in… Continue Reading

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Updated: Berry posts archive of Q & A webcast on the loss of the two eaglets.

Updated: Berry posts archive of Q & A webcast on the loss of the two eaglets.

THE LATEST From Berry College:  At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, Berry produced a live stream a Q&A on the loss of the eagles with Berry Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Renee Carleton and Berry College Elementary School teacher Lewis Byrne. The session lasts 28 minutes. To view it, please click Webcast PREVIOUS More sad news concerning… Continue Reading

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Dalton Dover, fans waiting for his ‘blind audition,’ judges’ reaction on this season’s The Voice.

Dalton Dover, fans waiting for his ‘blind audition,’ judges’ reaction on this season’s The Voice.

Polk County’s Dalton Dover not sure when his audition will air on NBC’s The Voice: This update from Dover’s Facebook page late Tuesday: “There seems to be some confusion from my recent posts, so I thought I’d type it out as well so everyone’s in the loop! “The Voice’s blind audition episodes will be airing every… Continue Reading

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Buzz:  LaDonna Collins named executive director of the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth. Breaking Down Barriers Men’s Conference is March 8. Cartersville to name new parks and rec director.

Buzz:  LaDonna Collins named executive director of the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth. Breaking Down Barriers Men’s Conference is March 8. Cartersville to name new parks and rec director.

 LaDonna Collins will be the next Executive Director of the Rome Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth.  She will begin working with Carol Willis, the retiring director, on March 1 and work with Carol until her retirement in March 31, says Matthew Peer, president of the Board of Directors. Collins has a wide background in… Continue Reading

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