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A ‘United’ breakfast as dozens gather for One Community United small group in Rome

A ‘United’ breakfast as dozens gather for One Community United small group in Rome

Close to three dozen people, from all parts of Rome/Floyd County, met for breakfast Saturday morning as one of the small groups of One Community United. This group gathers at Troy’s barbecue on North Broad each second Saturday. Among those attending: Community leaders, Realtors, business owners, entrepreuners, healthcare administrators and others. The meetings are open… Continue Reading

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Buzz: GOP candidate for Secretary of State to be in Rome on Wednesday. Saint Mary’s School Fall Bazaar coming Sept. 22.

Buzz: GOP candidate for Secretary of State to be in Rome on Wednesday. Saint Mary’s School Fall Bazaar coming Sept. 22.

  Brad Raffensperger, the Republican candidate for Georgia Secretary of State, will be at the Floyd County Republican Party headquarters on Wednesday, Sept. 12, beginning at 4:30 p.m. The office is at 420 Broad St. inside the former Fricks Furniture building. Saint Mary’s School Fall Bazaar is set for Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. until… Continue Reading

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Rabies vaccination clinic set for Sept. 22 at the health department. $10 per dog or cat.

Rabies vaccination clinic set for Sept. 22 at the health department. $10 per dog or cat.

Media release: Floyd County Environmental Health, along with Floyd County Animal Control and local veterinarians, will conduct a rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs Saturday, Sept. 22 from 1 until 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Floyd County Health Department, 16 E. 12th St.  Animals must be healthy, at least 12 weeks… Continue Reading

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Quick reads: GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of the year, this one in Dade County. Wellness check for Harbin Clinic administrator changes her life as national healthcare report documents. Rome City Brewing adding hours, Rhino Ribs cooking.

Quick reads: GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of the year, this one in Dade County. Wellness check for Harbin Clinic administrator changes her life as national healthcare report documents. Rome City Brewing adding hours, Rhino Ribs cooking.

  GBI investigates 61st officer-involved shooting of 2018; this one in Dade County. What happened: “On Sept. 6, the GBI was requested by the Georgia State Patrol to investigate an officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 4 p.m.,  Trooper Joe Geddie was attempting to make a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Crush the Crisis’ is today in Cartersville, Satursday at Redmond Regional. New Antioch Baptist Church to honor firefighters Sunday. Arts Festival at Rose Lawn returns Sept. 15-16.

Buzz: ‘Crush the Crisis’ is today in Cartersville, Satursday at Redmond Regional. New Antioch Baptist Church to honor firefighters Sunday. Arts Festival at Rose Lawn returns Sept. 15-16.

Media release: On Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Redmond Regional Medical Center will host “Crush the Crisis” – an opioid drug take-back event – in partnership with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Floyd Against Drugs. The event will be held at Redmond Regional. All community members are invited to drop off unused… Continue Reading

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Buzz: I-75 express lanes open Saturday; tips on what to know (you’ll want a PeachPass). Recycling Center plans Sept. 15 Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling Event. Beer festival returns Sept. 22.   

Buzz: I-75 express lanes open Saturday; tips on what to know (you’ll want a PeachPass). Recycling Center plans Sept. 15 Household Hazardous Waste/Electronics Recycling Event. Beer festival returns Sept. 22.   

The Northwest Corridor Express Lanes, which line I-75 into metro Altanta, are scheduled to open for southbound traffic mid-morning on Saturday, Sept. 8. The project adds approximately 30 miles of express lanes along I-75 from Akers Mill Road to Hickory Grove Road, and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Road. The first 14 days of operation… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Etowah River Water Trail Rodeo is Sept. 22; includes paddle and dinner. Hicks joins Floyd Healthcare Foundation; Ross on Highland Rivers board. Legal help set for Sept. 14.

Buzz: Etowah River Water Trail Rodeo is Sept. 22; includes paddle and dinner. Hicks joins Floyd Healthcare Foundation; Ross on Highland Rivers board. Legal help set for Sept. 14.

On Sept. 22, dozens of paddlers from across North Georgia and beyond will launch on the Etowah River in Bartow County to celebrate the river and raise funds to create a 163-mile-long boating trail stretching from near Dahlonega to Rome. The Etowah River Water Trail Rodeo will feature a 6-mile paddle on the Etowah from… Continue Reading

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SERVE ROME announces ribbon cutting, grand opening for Sept. 24. Six groups already in partnership at Rome First United Methodist Church.

SERVE ROME announces ribbon cutting, grand opening for Sept. 24. Six groups already in partnership at Rome First United Methodist Church.

  Media release:  Rome First United Methodist Church (Rome First) announces the grand opening of a new collaborative, non-denominational community venture called SERVE ROME. It is a cooperative venture between Rome First and other non-profit agencies that are sharing space and resources to provide  individual community services and accomplish ministry goals. A grand opening/ribbon cutting… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Summer gas prices the highest in four years; threat from Tropical Storm Gordon could send them higher. Politics: Floyd Democrats meet Thursday.

Buzz: Summer gas prices the highest in four years; threat from Tropical Storm Gordon could send them higher. Politics: Floyd Democrats meet Thursday.

  From AAA South: Millions of motorists traveling over the weekend paid the most expensive Labor Day gas prices in four years. Prices could get even more expensive, depending on the path and severity of Tropical Storm Gordon. The National Hurricane Center expects Gordon to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall somewhere between the… Continue Reading

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Photo gallery: Another great turnout for Downtown Rome Saturday’s Block Party on Broad.

Photo gallery: Another great turnout for Downtown Rome Saturday’s Block Party on Broad.

A huge turnout for Saturday night’s Block Party on Broad as part of Downtown Rome Saturdays. The free concert featured The Unusual Suspects, who paid tribute to the Allman Brothers and Tom Petty. Photo gallery courtesy of Cindy Kelley. Continue Reading

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Buzz: Winter Wonderland Carnival & Ice Festival coming to Rome (Nov. 29-Dec. 2). Local photographer wins Booth Western Art Museum guild awards.

Buzz: Winter Wonderland Carnival & Ice Festival coming to Rome (Nov. 29-Dec. 2). Local photographer wins Booth Western Art Museum guild awards.

Winter Wonderland Carnival & Ice Festival coming to Rome: This holiday season, Romans will experience the magic of a true Winter Wonderland-themed festival designed to celebrate culture, delight families and unify the community. The first Winter Wonderland Carnival & Ice Festival will be from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2 at the Forum in downtown Rome.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Dr. Martin Lynch named director of outpatient wound care at Floyd. Republican Women meet for lunch Tuesday. Grand opening for Restaurante y Tienda Tropical in Calhoun this weekend.

Buzz: Dr. Martin Lynch named director of outpatient wound care at Floyd. Republican Women meet for lunch Tuesday. Grand opening for Restaurante y Tienda Tropical in Calhoun this weekend.

  Martin Lynch, M.D., has been named Director of Outpatient Wound Care at Floyd.  Dr. Lynch earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his residencies in general and thoracic surgery at the University… Continue Reading

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Updated: What’s buzzing: Rome Braves back in the playoffs — but fewer fans saw it happen this season. The next great restaurant rumors.

Updated: What’s buzzing: Rome Braves back in the playoffs — but fewer fans saw it happen this season. The next great restaurant rumors.

  Rome Braves see 3 percent fewer fans in 2018: With the final regular season game set for tonight at State Mutual Stadium (7 p.m. vs. Greenville), the Rome Braves will see the annual average attendance in the 2,287 tickets sold per game range, down 3.1 percent from 2,374 in the 2017 season and 2,405… Continue Reading

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Christmas 2018: Rome parade is Nov. 27; theme is ‘The King is Born.’ Entry fee: $100. Cedartown’s ‘Blue Christmas’ parade is Dec. 6.

Christmas 2018: Rome parade is Nov. 27; theme is ‘The King is Born.’ Entry fee: $100. Cedartown’s ‘Blue Christmas’ parade is Dec. 6.

  The Christmas in Rome Committee met this week and announced that applications for the 2018 Rome Christmas Parade are now available on the parade website at or on its Facebook page. The date of the 2018 parade is Tuesday, Nov. 27, with a rain date of Nov. 29. Start time: 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Firefighters at Walmarts, Kroger this weekend collecting for MDA. Tumor Trooper Run/Walk returns Oct. 6.

Buzz: Firefighters at Walmarts, Kroger this weekend collecting for MDA. Tumor Trooper Run/Walk returns Oct. 6.

Beginning Thursday through Saturday, the Rome/Floyd Fire Department will have firefighters at both Walmarts in Rome between 10 a.m.and 8 p.m., collecting money for MDA. We will have firefighters located at Kroger Thursday through Saturday between 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. also collecting money. Come out and help us to “Fill the Boot” so we… Continue Reading

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