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Buzz: 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women set for Saturday, Aug 19. GHC’s Six Mile Post has a banner year.

Buzz: 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women set for Saturday, Aug 19. GHC’s Six Mile Post has a banner year.

  Hosted by the 100 Black Men of Rome-Northwest Georgia Inc. and the  Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, the 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women is set for Saturday, Aug 19, at the Floyd County Health Department on East 12th Street. The hours are 8 a.m. until noon. What’s available: Free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol,… Read more

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Buzz: Rome attorney David Guldenschuh named president of the Balanced Budget Amendment Foundation. Latest special tax proposals to be presented this evening.

Buzz: Rome attorney David Guldenschuh named president of the Balanced Budget Amendment Foundation. Latest special tax proposals to be presented this evening.

The Washington D.C.-based Balanced Budget Amendment Foundation, a non-profit charitable arm of the Committee for Fiscal Responsibility, announces that Rome attorney David Guldenschuh has been named president by the Board of Directors. The foundation was established in 2005 and reorganized in 2016 to raise funds to educate state legislators nationwide and the public on the… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern prepares for new Move On When Ready students. Bartow County Public Health reminds parents of needed back-to-school shots, screenings.

Education: Georgia Northwestern prepares for new Move On When Ready students. Bartow County Public Health reminds parents of needed back-to-school shots, screenings.

  Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold face-to-face orientations in July for high school students participating in the Move On When Ready Dual Enrollment Program. The orientations will last approximately 1-2 hours and are only for high school students who are enrolled in the MOWR program at Georgia Northwestern. These sessions are separate… Read more

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$50 million later, Handel defeats Ossoff in the most expensive congressional race in history.

$50 million later, Handel defeats Ossoff in the most expensive congressional race in history.

Republican Karen Handel gets the win over Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Sixth Congressional District race that saw more than $50 million in expenses. The Secretary of State’s office shows it 51.96 percent Handel vs. 48.1 percent for Ossoff. There are votes to count by the Associated Press and others are calling it for Handel.… Read more

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Buzz: Snake Night returns to E.C.O. Center on June 29. Brewer named recruiter for Floyd Family Medical Residency Program. Plus: Making Hypertufa planters.

Buzz: Snake Night returns to E.C.O. Center on June 29. Brewer named recruiter for Floyd Family Medical Residency Program. Plus: Making Hypertufa planters.

  Snake Night returns to the E.C.O. Center June 29: One of the most popular events of the year returns to the E.C.O. Center on Thursday, June 29. Snake Night is set at the center at Ridge Ferry Park at 393 Riverside Parkway with programs set for 6, 7 and 8 p.m. followed by a… Read more

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Updated: Martin’s restaurant joining rush to Rockmart with shop planned next to El Nopal. Opening date: Middle of September. New jobs: 25.

Updated: Martin’s restaurant joining rush to Rockmart with shop planned next to El Nopal. Opening date: Middle of September. New jobs: 25.

  Yet another restaurant is joining the menu on U.S. 278 in Rockmart between Ga. 101 and Ga. 113. Rising next to El Nopal is Martin’s, especially known for its breakfast biscuits and chili dogs.  The company is based in Mableton in Cobb County and currently has stores at 1214 West Ave. and on 896… Read more

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Buzz: Changes to downtown hot spots go before Historic Preservation Commission on June 21. Plus: meeting updates.

Buzz: Changes to downtown hot spots go before Historic Preservation Commission on June 21. Plus: meeting updates.

  Keep an ear out for the June 21 Historic Preservation Commission meeting set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Carnegie Training Room. Among the items up for consideration are Plans by Wayne Robinson to continue renovation of 247 Broad St., the former Gingers. Robinson has heard considerable conversations about his options for the site, including… Read more

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GHC alumna from Polk County follows her passion to ‘save the world’ and now helps those with same addictions she has overcome.

GHC alumna from Polk County follows her passion to ‘save the world’ and now helps those with same addictions she has overcome.

Media release: Wrayanne Glaze Parker’s story doesn’t start with much promise. She grew up in Polk County, Georgia, spending most of her childhood and young adult life struggling with drug and alcohol addictions. But she knew this was not the life she wanted. So she moved to a long-term treatment program in Rome to break her… Read more

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President Trump nominates Georgia attorney Christopher Wray with King & Spalding to lead FBI

President Trump nominates Georgia attorney Christopher Wray with King & Spalding to lead FBI

  President Trump is nominating Atlanta attorney Christopher A. Wray to be the new Director of the FBI. Wray is an attorney with international law firm King & Spalding with offices based in Atlanta. According to his biography from King & Spalding, “Wray is a litigation partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., and Atlanta offices. Mr. Wray chairs… Read more

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Updated: Trevor Hubbard, Coosa High principal since 2010, reassigned to central office duties.

Updated: Trevor Hubbard, Coosa High principal since 2010, reassigned to central office duties.

  Floyd County Schools media release: Trevor Hubbard has accepted the position of Buildings and Grounds Facilitator with Floyd County Schools.  Previous to his new position, Mr. Hubbard was most recently the Principal of Coosa High School.  As the Buildings and Grounds Facilitator, he will be working closely with Dr. Glenn White, Director of Student… Read more

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Buzz: Farmers Market begins season Saturday at Ridge Ferry Park. Firehouse Subs opens in Calhoun. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Free legal assistance.

Buzz: Farmers Market begins season Saturday at Ridge Ferry Park. Firehouse Subs opens in Calhoun. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday. Free legal assistance.

  Firehouse Subs opens at 1131 S. Wall St. in Calhoun: The shop opened last week and the hours are 10:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. Firehouse now has shops in Rome off Turner McCall, in Cartersville at 413 E. Main St. near Taco Bell, and this new one in Calhoun. Farmers… Read more

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Politics: Rome City Commissioner Sue Lee to seek third term. What you need to know about Rome’s elections this fall.

Politics: Rome City Commissioner Sue Lee to seek third term. What you need to know about Rome’s elections this fall.

  Rome City Commissioner Sue Hamler Lee, who represents Ward 2, will seek a third term in November.  In making her decision, Lee said, “So many important changes have been made ni our community during my terms and I would be honored to continue to be part of the amazing future of our great city.… Read more

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Floyd School Board meets Tuesday; students earn Rotary scholarships. Bridge work on Park Avenue. Blood Assurance offers donors a chance at a vacation.

Floyd School Board meets Tuesday; students earn Rotary scholarships. Bridge work on Park Avenue. Blood Assurance offers donors a chance at a vacation.

  Floyd County Board of Education: The monthly board is Tuesday, June 6, at 8 a.m. and will be held in the office of Dr. John Jackson, superintendent. Teacher training will be taking place in the Media Center and board rooms.  The 8:30 a.m. second public hearing on the proposed budget also will be held… Read more

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