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Buzz: Rome celebrates 28 years as ‘Tree City’, Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday, CRBI’s Big Float returns June 2, Bartow Baptist Association hosting safety conference.

Buzz: Rome celebrates 28 years as ‘Tree City’, Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday, CRBI’s Big Float returns June 2, Bartow Baptist Association hosting safety conference.

  Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. with these agenda items: Approval for Public Consumption of Alcohol on Broad Street – 500 Block at Desoto Theatre and 7 Hills Community Room, to Historic Desoto Theatre Foundation – Runway Show (Feb. 23) Approval for Public Consumption of Alcohol at Sarah Hightower Regional… Read more

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Dining: Free chicken biscuit Tuesday morning at Dwarf House, other CFAs. Plus: Double the Mellow in Cartersville, Rome.

Dining: Free chicken biscuit Tuesday morning at Dwarf House, other CFAs. Plus: Double the Mellow in Cartersville, Rome.

  Free chicken biscuit Tuesday morning: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House is joining regional colleagues in offering a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from opening (6 a.m.) until 10:30 a.m. Also participating: the LakePoint location. Check with your local store for additional updates; none posted as of 10:30 a.m. Friday. Cartersville’s Mellow Mushroom returns… Read more

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Parking in downtown Rome: 1,075 spaces available most weekdays for shoppers, dinners, employees and residents. That includes streetside, deck and lot parking.

Parking in downtown Rome: 1,075 spaces available most weekdays for shoppers, dinners, employees and residents. That includes streetside, deck and lot parking.

Parking in downtown Rome continues to grow as a concern. On Monday, we examined some of the debate in The Druck Report column. On Tuesday, Mark Cochran of Cevian Design joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss possible solutions (an audio file of that interview is atop this page;… Read more

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Reminder about today’s Hearts United meetings, especially in light of the South Florida massacre.

Reminder about today’s Hearts United meetings, especially in light of the South Florida massacre.

  As Northwest Georgians this morning hear more about Wednesday’s second mostly deadly attack on a public school campus, a man who has had to rebuild a community shattered by similar violence is preparing to meet with local clergy and later those concerned about racial equality. Tonight’s Hearts United Gathering is focused on “racial healing… Read more

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Commentary: The mission of Harbor House and what happens in times of crisis in a child’s life. Plus: More than 6,000 children alone have been interviewed there since 1995.

Commentary: The mission of Harbor House and what happens in times of crisis in a child’s life. Plus: More than 6,000 children alone have been interviewed there since 1995.

Commentary by Joe Costolnick Executive Director, Harbor House Harbor House has been a major part of Rome and Floyd County for 23 years now, but unfortunately many residents of Floyd County simply do not know what Harbor House is, or the services that are provided there.  Simply put, Harbor House is a child advocacy center. … Read more

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No empty nest at Berry College: Latest eaglets — B10, B11 — have hatched. How to watch them grow. With three photos.

No empty nest at Berry College: Latest eaglets — B10, B11 — have hatched. How to watch them grow. With three photos.

This update from Berry College Eagles on Facebook: “B11 is here! Our second eaglet hatched around 10:28 p.m. (Tuesday) and is stealing our hearts just like B10. Here you can see them in a feeding session, along with an empty egg shell.” And what about the first hatching? “B10 has arrived! Late (Monday) night, our… Read more

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Ash Wednesday: Here’s a look at today’s services for the start of Lent.

Ash Wednesday: Here’s a look at today’s services for the start of Lent.

  Ash Wednesday is Feb. 14 and is the start of the Lenten season, continuing through Easter Sunday, April 1. Below please find a list of Ash Wednesday services. To continue, please use the exact same format (no PDFs) and email druck@hometownheadlines.com St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 E. Fourth Ave. Ash Wednesday         … Read more

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Buzz: Exchange Club’s Tomb of the Unknown replica appearances set. Master Gardeners offer pruning class March 3.

Buzz: Exchange Club’s Tomb of the Unknown replica appearances set. Master Gardeners offer pruning class March 3.

  The Exchange Club of Rome Americanism Committee announces the appearance schedule for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica.  While some other exhibits are still being finalized for March, April, and May, the following schedule is certain: Wednesday, 11 a.m.: The Palladium for Fidelis Beta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Monday, Feb. 19 –… Read more

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The Druck Report: ‘Kumbaya’ days ending in downtown Rome as parking problems expand.

The Druck Report: ‘Kumbaya’ days ending in downtown Rome as parking problems expand.

  About this column: Starting today and continuing on most Mondays, we’re offering The Druck Report, a home for analysis and commentary on critical issues in Northwest Georgia.  You could write that much-cliched book about success stories in downtown Rome. Sure, there have been business casualties but a lot of of those were self-inflicted by… Read more

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Buzz: Broad Street Guitars now making music downtown. Gas prices drop a bit; ‘expect volatility at the pump,’ AAA says.  

Buzz: Broad Street Guitars now making music downtown. Gas prices drop a bit; ‘expect volatility at the pump,’ AAA says.  

Broad Street Guitars had a soft opening over the weekend with regular hours now in place: Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The store is a spinoff of Stephens Music Co. at Etowah Crossing near Goodwill. Georgia gas prices declined 3 cents during the past week. Sunday’s state average of $2.46 is 6 cents higher than a… Read more

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Health: Polk Schools, health district report two cases of tuberculosis. Updates on what’s being done.

Health: Polk Schools, health district report two cases of tuberculosis. Updates on what’s being done.

  Two cases of tuberculosis have been reported within the Polk County School District, one at Cedartown Middle School and the other Cherokee Elementary. Apparently some Cedartown High School students “needed testing as a precaution due to them riding the bus,” according to a post from the school system on Facebook. Superintendent Laurie Atkins posted… Read more

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Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Your first look at five homes in Rome and Cloudland as well as The Lofts at Third & Broad.

Hardy Realty open house gallery for today: Your first look at five homes in Rome and Cloudland as well as The Lofts at Third & Broad.

Hardy Realty presents today’s open house gallery, featuring your first look at five homes in Rome and Cloudland as well as The Lofts at Third & Broad. OPEN HOUSE, 1-3 p.m. Sunday 4 SUNFLOWER PLACE – 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $175,500.  47 N EDENFIELD RIDGE – 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath. $450,000.   LITTLE RIVER HOMES… Read more

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