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Dining & Drink: LakePoint’s Starbucks taking shape. #eatweird: Jamwich celebrates 4 years. #eatdifferent: Vietnamese at Harvest Moon tonight. Update on Rock ‘n Roll. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Dining & Drink: LakePoint’s Starbucks taking shape. #eatweird: Jamwich celebrates 4 years. #eatdifferent: Vietnamese at Harvest Moon tonight. Update on Rock ‘n Roll. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Giggity’s Sports Bar & Grill is hiring at 227 Broad St. Open jobs include cook, bartender, server, and dish washer. D.J. Rickman will be there today and Thursday from 2 until 4 p.m. Giggity’s will open soon in the former Curlee’s Fish House site. Rickman also is looking for a cook/cashier at the Lowe’s Country… Read more

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Health: Discussions in Cedartown, Rome to focus on the warning signs of adolescent suicide, where to get help.

Health: Discussions in Cedartown, Rome to focus on the warning signs of adolescent suicide, where to get help.

Media release: Willowbrooke at Floyd has organized free community educational events in Floyd and Polk counties in September to help parents, teachers and families learn more about recognizing the warning signs of adolescent suicide and where to get help. “Our biggest hopes for anyone who attends is for them to feel empowered, to know what… Read more

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Health: Big turnout Saturday for the 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women.

Health: Big turnout Saturday for the 16th Annual Health Initiative for Men and Women.

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Health: How a Cartersville cardiologist switched from being a computer engineer to healthcare. Plus reminders: Health Initiative for Men & Women, Harbin’s Walk with a Doc both this morning.

Health: How a Cartersville cardiologist switched from being a computer engineer to healthcare. Plus reminders: Health Initiative for Men & Women, Harbin’s Walk with a Doc both this morning.

  Dr. Rajeeve Subbiah connects with Harbin Clinic Cardiology Cartersville: Dr. Rajeeve Subbiah was well on his way to a career in computer engineering when he realized something important was missing from his chosen profession. “I liked computer programming but it wasn’t very personal,” says Subbiah. “I wanted the sense of connection and fulfillment from helping people… Read more

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Shorter freshmen arrive for classes a few days after health department checked on removal of dumpsters from the ‘food service location’ and overdue payment of the food permit fee (outstanding $60 late fee as well).

Shorter freshmen arrive for classes a few days after health department checked on removal of dumpsters from the ‘food service location’ and overdue payment of the food permit fee (outstanding $60 late fee as well).

Members of Shorter University’s freshman class arrived Friday during Move In Day. According to the university: “A number of returning students, staff members, and church volunteers were on hand to help welcome the new students and to help unload cars. Classes for the fall semester begin Monday, Aug. 21.” You can see an expanded photo… Read more

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Candlelight vigil in downtown Rome draws a united community still numbed by the violence in Charlottesville.

Candlelight vigil in downtown Rome draws a united community still numbed by the violence in Charlottesville.

At 6:45 p.m. Thursday, the lawn in front of the Law Enforcement Center off Fifth Avenue was quiet. Even the parking lot in front of the main doors was still except for a vehicle or two. An hour later, amid a visible but discreet presence of police officers, nearly 200 people had gathered with cars… Read more

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Dining: Closer look at the menus for newcomers J.J. Sumo and 3-26 Philly CheeseSteaks. And did you hear the one about the governor at Rome City Brewing . . .?

Dining: Closer look at the menus for newcomers J.J. Sumo and 3-26 Philly CheeseSteaks. And did you hear the one about the governor at Rome City Brewing . . .?

J.J. Sumo Grill: This one is going to be interesting for the sushi and wrap fans. Serving lunch and dinner hours, J.J. Sumo gives you three options for $6,25: A white rice bowl, a roll or a wrap. In step one, you picked your style — bowl, wrap or roll with rice (brown rice is… Read more

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Antigua Mexican Restaurant a nice surprise — in dining and decor — in East Rome.

Antigua Mexican Restaurant a nice surprise — in dining and decor — in East Rome.

  Let’s get that familiar Rome Refrain out of the way, the one that comes whenever we write about another Mexican restaurant in town. OK, ready? Technically, Antigua Mexican Restaurant is not another in that genre; it replaces the former El Tapatio at 863 Cartersville Highway next to the East Rome Wal-Mart. And, specifically, it isn’t another Mexican restaurant; it… Read more

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Healthcare coalition assesses impact of a pandemic influenza outbreak. Dr. Clare Foss joins Harbin Clinic Dermatology Cartersville

Healthcare coalition assesses impact of a pandemic influenza outbreak. Dr. Clare Foss joins Harbin Clinic Dermatology Cartersville

    More than 115 members participated in the Region C Healthcare and Safety Preparedness Coalition tabletop exercise held Aug. 8 at West Georgia Technical College in Waco.  The exercise, a meeting to discuss a simulated emergency, was sponsored and conducted by the coalition and focused on county, community, and organizational preparedness and response to… Read more

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Candlelight vigil for Charlottesville set for Thursday night outside Law Enforcement Center in Rome.

Candlelight vigil for Charlottesville set for Thursday night outside Law Enforcement Center in Rome.

In response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, a candlelight vigil is set for 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rome/Floyd Law Enforcement Center off Fifth Avenue, organized by Turn Your Back on Hate. “We ask that the community join us in a candlelight vigil as we stand in solidarity with #Charlottesville.” Organizer Jessie Reed says the… Read more

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Buzz: No charge for cat, kitten adoptions through Aug. 31. League of Women Voters plans ‘Before the Ballot: Mobilizing Voters in Our Community’ for Aug. 26. Two Can Do catering mergers into Harvest Moon.

Buzz: No charge for cat, kitten adoptions through Aug. 31. League of Women Voters plans ‘Before the Ballot: Mobilizing Voters in Our Community’ for Aug. 26. Two Can Do catering mergers into Harvest Moon.

No charge for cat, kitten adoptions through Aug. 31: Because of an extraordinary number of citizen surrenders, Floyd County Public Animal Welfare Services is implementing temporary policy changes to address the feline population spike.  Effective immediately, there is no charge for feline adoptions through Aug. 31. Also, through partnerships with Floyd Felines and the Rome-Floyd… Read more

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Health: Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary donates $130,000 to Floyd, Polk Medical centers. Luncheon on Aug. 22 signals start of Fourth NAMIWalks.

Health: Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary donates $130,000 to Floyd, Polk Medical centers. Luncheon on Aug. 22 signals start of Fourth NAMIWalks.

Media release: Floyd Medical Center Auxiliary President Betty Ford presented Floyd President and CEO Kurt Stuenkel with checks totaling $130,000 at the group’s annual meeting. The biannual gift, which will be used for programs implemented at Floyd and Polk Medical Center, represents money raised from the Auxiliary’s many fundraisers held throughout the year, including proceeds… Read more

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Buzz: Pepperell freshmen put a new spin on pledging to graduate on time. Also: Knights of Columbus celebrate 50 years of Labor Day barbecue, serving community on Sept. 4.

Buzz: Pepperell freshmen put a new spin on pledging to graduate on time. Also: Knights of Columbus celebrate 50 years of Labor Day barbecue, serving community on Sept. 4.

One of the strongest statements any local school makes toward the goal of graduation is what Pepperell High School has done since moving into the new building 12 years ago. Each freshman is asked to take a pledge — with a signed hand print — to graduate on time with his or her class (2021).… Read more

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Health: The first round of winners from the Harbin Hero Challenge are . . .

Health: The first round of winners from the Harbin Hero Challenge are . . .

  Media release: The nominations have been counted and five local charities rose above the rest of the pack in the 2017 Harbin Hero Challenge. The five finalists in the contest are Living Proof Recovery, Summit Quest, Rome Floyd YMCA, Floyd County CASA and The Sweet Cocoon. All five charities receive a $500 donation from… Read more

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