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Health: Polk County resident becomes state’s sixth person to die from West Nile virus this year.

Health: Polk County resident becomes state’s sixth person to die from West Nile virus this year.

Media release: Public Health officials have confirmed Georgia’s sixth West Nile virus death this year, an elderly Polk County resident with underlying health conditions that contributed to the death, and are reminding the public to take precautions to prevent the mosquito-borne disease. “Even though we’re having cooler weather, it’s still mosquito season until our first… Read more

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Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.

Hometown Radio: Q&A on the $80 million education tax extension with Dr. John Jackson, Floyd Schools, and Lou Byars, Rome City Schools.

  Below please find almost 30 minutes of questions and answers about the proposed $80 million education tax extension. Dr. John Jackson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, and Lou Byars, superintendent of Rome City Schools, joined the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM on Oct. 12 to take questions on the proposal. You’ll… Read more

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Buzz: Entries sought for Rome Community HeART Project. Soul food dinner is Oct. 28.  College Day at Pepperell High; ‘international day’ for Floyd elementary students.

Buzz: Entries sought for Rome Community HeART Project. Soul food dinner is Oct. 28. College Day at Pepperell High; ‘international day’ for Floyd elementary students.

The Rome Area Council for the Arts and Redmond Regional Medical Center announce the return of the Rome Community HeART Project. Submissions are being accepted from artists, classes, businesses, non-profits, and civic organizations within the community.  Each year, the public is invited to decorate large cement hearts and heart garlands to be displayed throughout Downtown… Read more

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Empty Bowls returns for 15th year on Nov. 14. Gas prices drop but still at least 25 cents more per gallon prior to Hurricane Harvey.

Empty Bowls returns for 15th year on Nov. 14. Gas prices drop but still at least 25 cents more per gallon prior to Hurricane Harvey.

  Media release: The Rome and Floyd County Empty Bowls 15th Annual Benefit will take place Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center. The public is invited to attend and tickets are available starting today at the Rome Visitors’ Center. Cost: $20 until Nov. 6; $25 afterward. Each guest receives a soup… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Trump’s halt to insurer payments: What it all means for Georgia.

Georgia Health News: Trump’s halt to insurer payments: What it all means for Georgia.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News On one level, the White House’s pledge late Thursday to stop cost-sharing payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act won’t make a major difference in Georgia. That’s because three of the four health insurers offering coverage on the state exchange have already factored in the likely elimination of the… Read more

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Saturday planner: A legion of superheroes on the run. Some fancy fiddlin.’ Noise and toys at Tellus. A magical music tour.  (Plus football and chili).

Saturday planner: A legion of superheroes on the run. Some fancy fiddlin.’ Noise and toys at Tellus. A magical music tour. (Plus football and chili).

WHAT’S IN DOWNTOWN ROME 10 a.m.: The Harbin Hero Hustle returns to the streets of downtown Rome on Saturday.  Five local charities competing for the $1,000 prize from Harbin Clinic. Those in the running include: Rome Floyd YMCA, Summit Quest, The Sweet Cocoon, Floyd County CASA, Living Proof Recovery.  Here’s how to sign up Expanded… Read more

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Health: Recognizing the signs of alcohol dependency, opioid addiction subject of Willowbrooke at Floyd seminars. Highland Rivers earns three-year accreditation renewal.

Health: Recognizing the signs of alcohol dependency, opioid addiction subject of Willowbrooke at Floyd seminars. Highland Rivers earns three-year accreditation renewal.

How to recognize the signs of alcohol dependency and opioid addiction and where to get help will be the focus of two, free community education events organized by \ in Polk County and Floyd County in November. The event in Polk County will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at… Read more

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Buzz: Chick-fil-A customers turn out to help build trust fund for slain detective’s son. Two Darlington seniors named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Buzz: Chick-fil-A customers turn out to help build trust fund for slain detective’s son. Two Darlington seniors named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Good crowds were spotted at both Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Rome and the new Chick-fil-A in Rockmart Wednesday evening as customers dined knowing that a portion of the evening’s sales would go toward a trust fund for the 3-year-old son of fallen Polk County Police Detective Kristin Hearne. At 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, both drive-through lanes… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic introduces DaTScan Imaging for patients with concerns about Parkinson’s.

Health: Harbin Clinic introduces DaTScan Imaging for patients with concerns about Parkinson’s.

  Media release: For those experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, Harbin Clinic’s newest diagnostic test can help answer tough questions, optimize treatment regimens and give patients peace of mind. Home to the only imaging equipment in Northwest Georgia that performs this type of scan, Harbin Clinic Imaging Rome is now offering DaTscan Imaging for those… Read more

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Health: CDC report says suicide rates are higher in rural areas’ NAMI’s Bonnie Moore says ‘it’s harder to get services’ in those areas.

Health: CDC report says suicide rates are higher in rural areas’ NAMI’s Bonnie Moore says ‘it’s harder to get services’ in those areas.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News While suicide rates have increased across the United States, the highest percentages are in rural counties, a new CDC report reveals. That differential may reflect not only economic factors, but also insufficient access to  mental health treatment in rural areas, experts say. Overall, suicide death rates for rural counties… Read more

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What we’re watching: Tonight’s public consumption vote before the Rome City Commission; the deserved buzz about Sam’s Burger-Deli in Armuchee; and four streakers (not that type!)

What we’re watching: Tonight’s public consumption vote before the Rome City Commission; the deserved buzz about Sam’s Burger-Deli in Armuchee; and four streakers (not that type!)

  Rome City Commission is a must-see webcast this evening: The “public consumption of alcohol” proposal for parts of downtown Rome gets a final reading before the City Commission tonight as the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. A packed chambers is expected and we remind you that live webcast is available as well by going… Read more

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Updated: Downtown Rome will be hopping this Saturday: Harbin Hero Hustle first, then Fiddlin’ Fest, football and Rome Symphony’s season premiere.

Updated: Downtown Rome will be hopping this Saturday: Harbin Hero Hustle first, then Fiddlin’ Fest, football and Rome Symphony’s season premiere.

Downtown Rome will be packed Saturday thanks to the Harbin Hero Hustle, followed by Fiddlin’ Fest and college football. Please note that Broad Street will be closed from First Street to Fourth Avenue (Second Avenue will be open) as part of the music festival. Here’s what’s planned: 10 a.m.: The Harbin Hero Hustle returns to… Read more

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome and Mentone, Ala., priced from $89,900 to $419,900.

Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome and Mentone, Ala., priced from $89,900 to $419,900.

OPEN HOUSE 1-3 p.m. 120 ECHOTA CIRCLE – 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $110,000. 462 COUNTY RD 637, MENTONE, Ala. – 3 bedrooms, 3 bath. $224,000.  10 MOUNTAIN CREST – 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath on almost 3 acres! $419,900. 126 ETOWAH DRIVE – 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath. $419,000. OPEN HOUSE 2-4 p.m. 26 JOHN ROSS DR – 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $89,900. OPEN HOUSE 3:30-5:30 p.m. 7… Read more

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