Category Archives: Buzz

Rome Cares sending three trucks to storm-ravaged Glades County in South Florida. ‘Thank you’ note arrives from Harvey victims in Texas.

Rome Cares sending three trucks to storm-ravaged Glades County in South Florida. ‘Thank you’ note arrives from Harvey victims in Texas.

  Rome Cares has secured the trucks needed to ship donated relief supplies to Glades County on the west side of Lake Okeechobee in South Florida. Donations to Rome Cares ended at 4 p.m. Friday and crews spent Saturday loading relief trucks with a trip down I-75 set for the coming week.   And as the… Continue Reading

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Results from Saturday’s Roman Rumble 5K benefiting Harbor House of Northwest Georgia

Results from Saturday’s Roman Rumble 5K benefiting Harbor House of Northwest Georgia

The 31st Annual Roman Rumble 5K Run and 2 Mile Health Walk took place Saturday morning at Ridge Ferry Park. The event benefits Harbor House. Background  Click here for 2017 Race Results Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rabies Clinic in Gordon on Sept. 30. “Sweet Home Alabama” to close this season’s Ridge Ferry Film series.

Buzz: Rabies Clinic in Gordon on Sept. 30. “Sweet Home Alabama” to close this season’s Ridge Ferry Film series.

Partially shot in Rome, the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” will close the Ridge Ferry Films on Saturday, Sept. 23, hosted by Parks and Recreation and sponsored by Heritage Auto Group and Parker Fibernet. Ridge Ferry Park will open at 5:30 p.m. for food and activities. The movie will begin at sundown. Activities include a free… Continue Reading

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Keith Mickler: Now is the time to get some revenge on those fire ant colonies.

Keith Mickler: Now is the time to get some revenge on those fire ant colonies.

  By Keith Mickler, county coordinator and agriculture agent Fire ants can ruin picnics, football games and outdoor enjoyment year-round. Treating fire ant colonies in the fall can help you edge out future colonies, lessening the likelihood they’ll steal your chips, nip at your toes and/or be a pain in the rear. If I can steal… Continue Reading

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Buzz: 25 graduate from GNTC/Georgia Power apprenticeship program. Myrtle Hill tours return. One Table fund-raiser is Sept. 24.

Buzz: 25 graduate from GNTC/Georgia Power apprenticeship program. Myrtle Hill tours return. One Table fund-raiser is Sept. 24.

  Georgia Power and Georgia Northwestern Technical College held a recent graduation ceremony on GNTC’s Floyd County Campus for the 2016-17 class of the Georgia Power Apprenticeship Program. The Apprenticeship Program began with Georgia Power taking a look at their workforce and realizing that many of their experienced mechanics and electricians would be retiring at the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Christmas Parade deadline is Nov. 10. Downtown Development board meets Thursday. 42nd annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn this Saturday, Sunday in Cartersville.

Buzz: Rome Christmas Parade deadline is Nov. 10. Downtown Development board meets Thursday. 42nd annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn this Saturday, Sunday in Cartersville.

  Deadlines for entries in the 2017 Rome Christmas Parade is Nov. 10. With a theme is “Peace on Earth,”  downtown Rome’s largest annual event returns Tuesday, Nov. 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Applications can be found at www.romechristmasparade.com.  The entry fee is $50.  Any application submitted after Nov. 10 will be charged an additional late… Continue Reading

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Rome Cares tracking Irma’s impact before next delivery; donation center closing Tuesday; reopens Wednesday at 8 a.m. (but you can give online).

Rome Cares tracking Irma’s impact before next delivery; donation center closing Tuesday; reopens Wednesday at 8 a.m. (but you can give online).

  Rome Cares is closed Tuesday but will reopen Wednesday at 8 a.m. Please see online donation information below. Rome Cares team awaiting Irma’s impact on Northwest Georgia: Sgt. Carrie Edge with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office says they are awaiting Irma’s arrival in Georgia before making a decision on where they will head next with supplies.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Harbin’s Walk With a Doc returns Sept. 16. GNTC Fall Mum sale. City and County Commission meetings on Monday, Tuesday.

Buzz: Harbin’s Walk With a Doc returns Sept. 16. GNTC Fall Mum sale. City and County Commission meetings on Monday, Tuesday.

Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc is set for Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. in Downtown Rome. The walk leaves from Bridgepoint Plaza, follows the Kingfisher Trail and is approximately two miles. People of all fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncologist Dr. JC Abdou is set to lead… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Fall farmers market at Berry on Saturday (watch the rap promo). Broadcast Theatre Guild plans auditions for ‘Sleepy Hollow.’ Healthcare Preparedness and Safety Coalition to meet.

Buzz: Fall farmers market at Berry on Saturday (watch the rap promo). Broadcast Theatre Guild plans auditions for ‘Sleepy Hollow.’ Healthcare Preparedness and Safety Coalition to meet.

Farmers market this Saturday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. sponsored by Berry College Student Enterprises. The details: “There will be several vendors from the local community as well as Berry College Student Enterprises. Products such as fresh produce, baked goods, artwork, beef, flowers, and handmade jewelry will be sold. We’ll also have a kids area with… Continue Reading

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Rome Cares’ convoy heading home; next delivery site (Irma or Harvey) to be determined. Donations continue today, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; current needs. Burkhalter on Hometown Radio on WRGA at 7:40 a.m. Friday.

Rome Cares’ convoy heading home; next delivery site (Irma or Harvey) to be determined. Donations continue today, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; current needs. Burkhalter on Hometown Radio on WRGA at 7:40 a.m. Friday.

  Friday report from ROME CARES Dropoff site at 1929 N. Broad St. now open. Latest updates: Click Floyd Sherff or on Facebook. Hours: 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. RomeGaCares Disaster Relief Hotline:  706-252-0978 The critical needs right now: -Cleaning supplies, bug spray and shovels. -While water is appreciated, the other items are far more needed at this point. -Another… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Beer festival returns Sept. 16 to Heritage Park. Georgia Living Well series coming to Parker Center. Legal assistance available Friday.

Buzz: Beer festival returns Sept. 16 to Heritage Park. Georgia Living Well series coming to Parker Center. Legal assistance available Friday.

The 10th Annual Rome Beer Festival, benefiting the Rome Area Council for the Arts, returns to Heritage Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, featuring more than 150 types of beer. The hours are 1 until 5 p.m. and the event will showcase local artists, vendors and live music. The Foundry Growler Station is  sponsoring the Home Brew Competition,… Continue Reading

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Georgia Highlands opens new year with faculty/staff honors; welcomes 16 new full-time faculty members.

Georgia Highlands opens new year with faculty/staff honors; welcomes 16 new full-time faculty members.

Media release: Georgia Highlands College kicked off another academic year by honoring its faculty and staff from each of its campuses for the 2016-2017 academic year at its annual in-service meeting. GHC also welcomed 16 new full-time faculty from varying educational experiences and backgrounds. The 2016-2017 awards and recipients were: Outstanding Administrator Award — Jennifer Hicks. This award is designed for administrators who consistently project a positive image… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘March to the Mountain’ to commemorate victims of Sept. 11, honor military, first responders. Transparency Committee chaired by Hufstetler, Dempsey meets Friday. Road closure on Kingston Highway next week.

Buzz: ‘March to the Mountain’ to commemorate victims of Sept. 11, honor military, first responders. Transparency Committee chaired by Hufstetler, Dempsey meets Friday. Road closure on Kingston Highway next week.

For the fourth consecutive year, nearly 300 people are expected to gather at the base of Pine Mountain to prepare for the March to the Mountain 9/11 Memorial Walk. Opening ceremonies will include the Pledge of Allegiance, a performance of the National Anthem, and a flyover. The march is a 6.5 mile walk to commemorate the victims… Continue Reading

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Call him kingpin: Rome’s Lawton Beasley rolls his first perfect game — 12 consecutive strikes.

Call him kingpin: Rome’s Lawton Beasley rolls his first perfect game — 12 consecutive strikes.

By Alexia Mendez Pepperell High School Lawton Beasley, a 13-year-old freshman at Rome High School, is now the youngest bowler in this area to complete 12 strikes in a row — a perfect game. He made history in August at Classic Lanes. His parents, Scott and Victoria Beasley, have been involved in bowling for many… Continue Reading

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