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Buzz: CRBI’s Harvest Moon paddle is Thursday evening. Mountain Day arrives at Berry. 40 years for Jowers-Sklar Insurance. RSO’s first ‘concerts and cocktails’ set. Kelley leads Oct. 21 Walk With a Doc. 3 Rivers Singers open season.

Buzz: CRBI’s Harvest Moon paddle is Thursday evening. Mountain Day arrives at Berry. 40 years for Jowers-Sklar Insurance. RSO’s first ‘concerts and cocktails’ set. Kelley leads Oct. 21 Walk With a Doc. 3 Rivers Singers open season.

  The Coosa River Basin Initiative’s annual Harvest Moon Paddle is set for Thursday on the Coosa River. The six-mile nighttime paddle coinciding with the full moon will launch from Heritage Park in downtown Rome at about 7:45 p.m. and arrive at Lock and Dam Park about 10:30 p.m. Paddlers will view the Harvest Moon… Read more

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With settlement reached in the civil part of the Floyd School System theft case, auction set for Nov. 18 includes the home, 50-plus guns, other items seized from suspect Derry Richardson.

With settlement reached in the civil part of the Floyd School System theft case, auction set for Nov. 18 includes the home, 50-plus guns, other items seized from suspect Derry Richardson.

    With settlement of the civil suit against him now in court files, a court-ordered auction of the onetime home of Derry Richardson — the ex-maintenance manager for Floyd County Schools — as well as hundreds of other items authorities say were purchased with gains from illicit operation go up for auction Saturday, Nov. 18.… Read more

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Health commentary: It’s past time to erase the stigma of mental illness (Oct. 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week)

Health commentary: It’s past time to erase the stigma of mental illness (Oct. 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week)

  By Melanie Dallas, LPC, and CEO of Highland Rivers Health Mental illness is sometimes called the invisible illness – but for very different reasons than people might call high blood pressure a silent killer. While both invisible and silent would seem to imply stealthy, secretive diseases, hypertension is referred to as a silent disease because… Read more

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Health: Blood Assurance on standby to assist Las Vegas hospitals; how and where to donate locally. Link to the latest updates from the massacre scene.

Health: Blood Assurance on standby to assist Las Vegas hospitals; how and where to donate locally. Link to the latest updates from the massacre scene.

  Mandalay Bay Massacre: For the latest from Las Vegas, we recommend the Review-Journal website. Click Updates On radio: Mandy Perry of Blood Assurance’s Rome office will join us at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM or listen at wrga.streamon.fm. Media release:  Blood Assurance is on standby to send blood… Read more

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Buzz: Harbin Oncologist Dr. Melissa Dillmon named an advocacy champion by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Secretary of State opens satellite office in Cartersville.

Buzz: Harbin Oncologist Dr. Melissa Dillmon named an advocacy champion by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Secretary of State opens satellite office in Cartersville.

Harbin Clinic Oncologist Dr. Melissa Dillmon has been named an advocacy champion by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Advocacy Champions are ASCO volunteers, who have been active in ACSO’s efforts throughout the year. Advocates meet with federal lawmakers and agencies as well as send letters to members of Congress and engage with state lawmakers… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd Board of Elections testing new ballot system. Rome E.C.O. Center hosting Garden Party for butterfly trail. Noted archaeologist to speak at Chieftains.

Buzz: Floyd Board of Elections testing new ballot system. Rome E.C.O. Center hosting Garden Party for butterfly trail. Noted archaeologist to speak at Chieftains.

The Floyd County Board of Elections is test printing election ballots in house at the offices in the Floyd County Administration building in downtown Rome. The department will be able to test the new system leading to Election Day on Nov. 7. The new system allows BOE staff to print ballots on demand instead of… Read more

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Graduation rates up across Georgia; Pepperell High tops among Floyd public schools at 96.2%; Calhoun is region’s best at 97.7%

Graduation rates up across Georgia; Pepperell High tops among Floyd public schools at 96.2%; Calhoun is region’s best at 97.7%

  State media release: Georgia’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth straight year, from 79.4 percent in 2016 to 80.6 percent in 2017. This is the first year Georgia’s graduation rate has risen above 80 percent using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law. Fifty Georgia school districts recorded 2017 graduation rates… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd School Board meets at 1 this afternoon to discuss pending litigation. Kiwanis Club announces new officers.  Chieftains Museum Fall Plant Sale under way.

Buzz: Floyd School Board meets at 1 this afternoon to discuss pending litigation. Kiwanis Club announces new officers. Chieftains Museum Fall Plant Sale under way.

      The Floyd County Board of Education will have a Called Board meeting today at 1 p.m. in superintendent Dr. John Jackson’s office. The board will go into a closed meeting to discuss pending litigation; no action is scheduled to be taken. The state’s Open Meetings law allows elected boards to meet behind… Read more

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Religion: Model High’s stadium to host 2017 Fields of Faith rally on Oct. 11. Metropolitan United Methodist Church’s annual ‘Men Who Cook’ is Sunday, Oct. 8.

Religion: Model High’s stadium to host 2017 Fields of Faith rally on Oct. 11. Metropolitan United Methodist Church’s annual ‘Men Who Cook’ is Sunday, Oct. 8.

  Media release: Students from Rome and Floyd County will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Model High School’s Woodard Tuggle Stadium, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the 14th annual national Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Fields of Faith event. The rally… Read more

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State accepts big hikes in rates for ’18 insurance exchange, according to Georgia Health News.

State accepts big hikes in rates for ’18 insurance exchange, according to Georgia Health News.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News State insurance officials Wednesday gave approval to premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year’s insurance exchange in Georgia. The officials said that the huge rate hikes assume that subsidies for insurers to lower consumers’ out-of-pocket costs will not be paid next year by… Read more

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Corrected: Darlington’s ACT average score of 24.8 best in five years. Previous: Scores from Northwest Georgia high schools and what they could mean for college admission.

Corrected: Darlington’s ACT average score of 24.8 best in five years. Previous: Scores from Northwest Georgia high schools and what they could mean for college admission.

  Sept. 25. One correction: Pepperell High’s score was 21.3 Media release: Darlington’s ACT scores reached a new high this year, exceeding both the state and national averages once again. Darlington’s average score of 24.8 topped both the state average of 21.4 and the national average of 21 by 3.4 points and 3.8 points, respectively. This continues… Read more

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CRBI moves to Cotton Block in the former home of River Dog Paddle Co.

CRBI moves to Cotton Block in the former home of River Dog Paddle Co.

  The Coosa River Basin Initiative has a new home — and it couldn’t ask for a better location.  A mainstay in the 400 block of Broad Street for years, CRBI is now bundled if you will with some neighbors of similar interests at 5 Broad St. Says Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director & Riverkeeper: “We’re still… Read more

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Updated: Comment from Rome Schools superintendent. Previously: Video of Rome Middle teacher pummeled by brawling students stuns community as well as viewers of metro Atlanta’s most-watched newscast.

Updated: Comment from Rome Schools superintendent. Previously: Video of Rome Middle teacher pummeled by brawling students stuns community as well as viewers of metro Atlanta’s most-watched newscast.

LATEST UPDATE We received the following comment for Rome City Schools Superintendent Lou Byars Thursday night in response to our questions Wednesday night about the WSB video: “There was a video recently sent out that is of a past incident that occurred at Rome Middle School.  At Rome City Schools,we are committed to ensuring the… Read more

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