Category Archives: Buzz

Buzz: Airport commission elections new officers. Auditions set for Shakespeare Festival. Chick-fil-A brings back the peach shake — for a month.

Buzz: Airport commission elections new officers. Auditions set for Shakespeare Festival. Chick-fil-A brings back the peach shake — for a month.

Updates from Tuesday’s Floyd County Airport Authority meeting at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Towers Field: County Commission Chair Rhonda Wallace started the meeting as the board elected officers for the new year. Chip Hood will serve as chair while Steve Graves was elected vice chair Highlights included a financial update on the airport (which is showing… Continue Reading

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Traffic: Five injured, two seriously, in single-vehicle accident on I-75 north of Cass-White Road Tuesday evening.

Traffic: Five injured, two seriously, in single-vehicle accident on I-75 north of Cass-White Road Tuesday evening.

  From Bartow County Emergency Medical Service: Tuesday evening, EMS along with other agencies responded to a single-vehicle accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 300. The vehicle left the roadway, striking numerous trees before coming to a stop. EMS had three ambulances respond because of having five people with injuries. Three patients where transported to… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Oostanaula Lodge sponsors barbecue, blood drive July 29. Updates on Winter Arts Market. Homespun Festival 2017 is this weekend in Rockmart.

Buzz: Oostanaula Lodge sponsors barbecue, blood drive July 29. Updates on Winter Arts Market. Homespun Festival 2017 is this weekend in Rockmart.

The Floyd County Masonic Convention and Oostanaula Lodge # 113, F. & A.M. are offering their 44th annual fund-raising barbecue on Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 207 Tolbert St. just behind the gas station off North Broad Street. For $8, you get barbecue, cole slaw, beans, bread and a drink.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Facade improvements for Rome City Brewing expansion go before historical commission. Plus: Meet Coosa High’s new principal. Help wanted at two Sellers.

Buzz: Facade improvements for Rome City Brewing expansion go before historical commission. Plus: Meet Coosa High’s new principal. Help wanted at two Sellers.

    Rome’s Historic Preservation Commission meets at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to discuss an application from businessman Jay Shell and Rome City Brewing Co.  partner Dr. Trent Prault to make changes to the front and rear facades of 331 and 333 Broad St. It is part of their plan to expand Rome City Brewing to… Continue Reading

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Discovery Channel’s ‘Road Trip Masters’ to film episode in Rome later this month

Discovery Channel’s ‘Road Trip Masters’ to film episode in Rome later this month

Discovery Channel’s Road Trip Masters will be filming in Rome at the end of this month, July 31-Aug 3, for an episode to air during the 2018 season, according to officials with the Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau. According to the show’s website, “Road Trip Masters is a half-hour TV show hosted by two educators,… Continue Reading

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Pam Tebow returning to Rome for Haven Health Clinic’s annual Friends for Life Banquet on Sept. 19

Pam Tebow returning to Rome for Haven Health Clinic’s annual Friends for Life Banquet on Sept. 19

Pam Tebow, mother of famed athlete Tim Tebow, will be returning to Rome this fall for Haven Health Clinic’s Friends for Life Banquet on Sept. 19. Tebow was in town last November when Haven Health Clinic for Women, formerly known as The Pregnancy Center of Rome, hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at their… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome ECO Center now part of Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. Floyd SPLOST Committee meets again Thursday for more presentations.

Buzz: Rome ECO Center now part of Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail. Floyd SPLOST Committee meets again Thursday for more presentations.

From Rome ECO Center: We are so excited to announce that the Ridge and Valley Native Plant Garden located at the Rome-Floyd ECO Center is now a part of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail! The trail was established by the Former First Lady for the conservation of butterflies and their habitats. We are so proud that our… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome awarded historic preservation grant for Fairview School. Free outdoor movie at Ridge Ferry Aug. 11. NAMI hosting ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ conference.

Buzz: Rome awarded historic preservation grant for Fairview School. Free outdoor movie at Ridge Ferry Aug. 11. NAMI hosting ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ conference.

Rome is one of 7 Georgia municipalities selected to receive federal subgrants to support historic preservation activities. The City of Rome was awarded $23,000 for the stabilization of The Fairview School through the 2017 Historic Preservation Fund grant provided through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service. Other cities… Continue Reading

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Weekend: Outdoor fun for all from The Great Valley Expo at Lowrey Farms to Berry Farmers’ Market or Walk with a Doc.

Weekend: Outdoor fun for all from The Great Valley Expo at Lowrey Farms to Berry Farmers’ Market or Walk with a Doc.

Saturday The 10th anniversary of The Great Valley Expo at Lowrey Farms continues today. Gates are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the farm located at 2416 Turkey Mountain Rd. Alex Debogorski from Ice Road Truckers and Rubber Duck from Convoy will be making their appearance this year. There will be antique tractors & equipment… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Exchange Club of Rome wins national C.A.R.E. award. Coosa High ‘meet & greet’ with new principal on July 17. Eclipse lecture at Bartow History Museum. Firearms safety course July 29.

The Exchange Club of Rome and the Family Resource Center has won the National CARE Award for large clubs for the third year in a row. The CARE Award (Child Abuse Reduction Effort) is presented to an individual Exchange Club or groups of Exchange Clubs that sponsor the most effective and far-reaching child abuse prevention… Continue Reading

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Buzz: T-mobile now open on Turner McCall Blvd. Bank of the Ozarks has record second quarter earnings. Electronics recycling this Saturday.

T-mobile is now open at 205 Turner McCall Blvd., adjacent to Walgreens and across from Floyd Medical Center. This is the first store for the wireless phone company in Rome and it expands into Northwest Georgia. The next closest stores are in Cartersville and Dalton. Business hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.… Continue Reading

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County Commission backs Paul Smith Interchange, in honor of former state representative; OKs contract for Redmond to provide employee health clinic.

County Commission backs Paul Smith Interchange, in honor of former state representative; OKs contract for Redmond to provide employee health clinic.

    County media releases: A resolution renaming the intersection of U.S. 27 and the South Rome Bypass the Paul Smith Interchange in honor of the longtime state representative from Floyd County has been approved by the County Commission and now goes to the state Legislature for consideration. The interchange is at the bridge that… Continue Reading

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