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What we’re hearing: The drama that is Shorter. ‘Only’ 10 early showings locally of the new Star Wars tonight. Cole Swindell in Rome: A Georgia exclusive at RCBC. Coming Sunday: Heart of the Community honorees.

What we’re hearing: The drama that is Shorter. ‘Only’ 10 early showings locally of the new Star Wars tonight. Cole Swindell in Rome: A Georgia exclusive at RCBC. Coming Sunday: Heart of the Community honorees.

The drama that is Shorter University: It’s been another tough week on The Hill with five assistant football coaches sacked and now the termination of the no. 2 person in security, James Hall. Citing “policy violation,” Hall was served “separation” papers a few days after a confusing story in the Rome News in which he… Read more

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Crimewatch: Today’s reports from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails as well as Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Today’s reports from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails as well as Cartersville Police.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. http://bit.ly/drminiyar About this report: We update this report around 5 each morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8… Read more

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Updated: Rome to travel to Warner Robins next Friday, Dec. 15; 7:30 p.m. kickoff. All pre-sale tickets will be honored.

Updated: Rome to travel to Warner Robins next Friday, Dec. 15; 7:30 p.m. kickoff. All pre-sale tickets will be honored.

  THE LATEST From Rome High: “Rome will travel to Warner Robins for the 5A State Championship next Friday at 7:30. All pre-sale tickets will be honored.” You can hear the game on 99.5 FM The Jock. Calhoun 10, Peach County 0, start of the fourth quarter (3:05 p.m.) Earlier today: #ELCA claims the A-Private… Read more

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Dining: Slight delay for larger-than-expected Country House Buffet. Also big: The planned menu.

Dining: Slight delay for larger-than-expected Country House Buffet. Also big: The planned menu.

  Thursday was supposed to be opening day for The Country House Buffet off Hicks Drive near Goodwill in Rome. But the owners report a slight delay and the need for the final health inspections. According to the latest Facebook post: “Everything its ready, just waiting the health department inspección 😉😉😉😉….2 more weeks.”  We had… Read more

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Buzz:  Blood Assurance seeks applicants for Crystal Green scholarship. Good news for those seeking CDLs in Floyd. Assistant engineer joins DOT’s local office.

Buzz: Blood Assurance seeks applicants for Crystal Green scholarship. Good news for those seeking CDLs in Floyd. Assistant engineer joins DOT’s local office.

Applications sought for Blood Assurance/Crystal Green scholarship: Blood Assurance established the Crystal Green Memorial Scholarship fund for high school students dedicated to serving the needs of their community. The program offers a total of 12 one-year scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each. The scholarship was created in memory of Crystal Green, a young woman… Read more

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Health Department: Turkeys were the cause of the salmonella outbreak at Toyo Tire following a catered meal Nov. 14-15. At least 90 went to ER; five were hospitalized.

Health Department: Turkeys were the cause of the salmonella outbreak at Toyo Tire following a catered meal Nov. 14-15. At least 90 went to ER; five were hospitalized.

Media release: Preliminary findings implicate catered turkeys as the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak among employees attending an event at Toyo Tire in White, on Nov. 14-15, according the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District.  Laboratory investigation is ongoing. From Hometown/background: At least 90 workers were treated at area emergency rooms with… Read more

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Ristorante Mabianni –home of the most unique Italian food and name in Northwest Georgia — closing Dec. 29. Plus: Taverna adds brunch menu to Saturday mornings.

Ristorante Mabianni –home of the most unique Italian food and name in Northwest Georgia — closing Dec. 29. Plus: Taverna adds brunch menu to Saturday mornings.

Well, this stinks. Ristorante Mabianni, which quietly became a regional favorite for specialty Italian dishes in quaint downtown Adairsville, is closing Dec. 29. The owners are relocating to South Florida after two-and-a-half-years in Bartow County. They advertised “fresh Basil Pesto, Neapolitan Lasagna and Salads — Italian food made fresh for you” and they nailed it… Read more

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Buzz: A month after the ‘yes’ vote, SPLOST committee meets Thursday. Honoring ‘Terrific Students.’ Blood Assurance needs O-negative blood. Acworth woman wins $533,669. Darlington book fair at Barnes & Noble this weekend.

Buzz: A month after the ‘yes’ vote, SPLOST committee meets Thursday. Honoring ‘Terrific Students.’ Blood Assurance needs O-negative blood. Acworth woman wins $533,669. Darlington book fair at Barnes & Noble this weekend.

    The 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rome Floyd County Fire Department Headquarters at 409 E. 12th St. The meeting comes a month after voters in Rome, Cave Spring and Floyd County approved the latest SPLOST package by more than 2,000 votes. For more information, please… Read more

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Buzz: Best Western on U.S. 411 now a Red Roof Inn. Berry students rapping again to promote cheese, Christmas sale. Cartersville Purple Hurricanes show its not all Xs and Os, send storm relief to Florida opponent.

Buzz: Best Western on U.S. 411 now a Red Roof Inn. Berry students rapping again to promote cheese, Christmas sale. Cartersville Purple Hurricanes show its not all Xs and Os, send storm relief to Florida opponent.

New ‘flag’ for U.S. 411 hotel: The Best Western Executive Inn got a name change and new sign over the weekend. As of Dec. 1, it is now the Red Roof Inn. The signage at 216 Highway 411 near the East Rome Walmart was changed Saturday morning. Here’s the new look as of Sunday afternoon.… Read more

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Now’s the time to get that flu shot before all the Christmas and New Year’s activities.

Now’s the time to get that flu shot before all the Christmas and New Year’s activities.

Time to get that flu shot with Christmas and all the festivities three weeks away. Media release: The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are almost here and that means family gatherings and parties where people can be in close proximity of each other.  Don’t let the flu bring you down. National Influenza Vaccination Week is… Read more

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Your first look at 10 homes in Rome and Adairsville, with prices ranging from $158,000 to $334,500.

Hardy Realty open house gallery for Sunday: Your first look at 10 homes in Rome and Adairsville, with prices ranging from $158,000 to $334,500.

Your first look at nine homes in Rome and Adairsville, with prices ranging from $158,000 to $334,500. OPEN HOUSE, 1-3 p.m. 113 VININGS DR – 4 bedroom, 3 bath house in gated community. $309,000. 150 VININGS CT – 2 bedroom, 2 bath in gated community. $329,000. 227 MARGO TRAIL – 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath with updated kitchen. $158,000. … Read more

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Updated: Live from Atlanta, the 120 members of the Floyd County Marching Band, make TV debut as part of the Children’s Christmas Parade.

Updated: Live from Atlanta, the 120 members of the Floyd County Marching Band, make TV debut as part of the Children’s Christmas Parade.

Updated: The 120 members of Floyd County Schools’ united marching band made their television this morning on WSB during the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Children’s Christmas Parade. . Students from Armuchee, Coosa, Model and Pepperell high schools joined to form the marching band and first performed during Tuesday’s Rome Christmas Parade along Broad Street. Tim… Read more

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Steeplechase: New group plans earlier date and support of local charities including Boys & Girls clubs — but still lacks ‘Northwest’ in that title.

Steeplechase: New group plans earlier date and support of local charities including Boys & Girls clubs — but still lacks ‘Northwest’ in that title.

We have some updates today on the “new” Steeplechase now set for the first Saturday in April. It will be at Kingston Downs, straddling the Floyd-Bartow County border once again, but the name still lacks any regional indication. “Atlanta” is now gone, replaced by “The Georgia Steeplecase.” What to know: The new event is set… Read more

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