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Health: More than 150 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27).

Health: More than 150 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27).

Media release: More than 150 nominations have been cast so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge and a strong list of great local charities are vying for the top five spots. Some familiar names top the first leader’s list with: Living Proof Recovery garnering 27 percent of the vote so far. Summit Quest (20… Read more

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Buzz: ‘As Time Goes By’ garden proposed for Clocktower’s Neely Hill. Patchwork under way on Ga. 20 in West Rome.

Buzz: ‘As Time Goes By’ garden proposed for Clocktower’s Neely Hill. Patchwork under way on Ga. 20 in West Rome.

With a $10,000 goal, the Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association is launching a project to create a garden on Neely Hill beside the Rome Clocktower. Landscape artist, John Schulz, has designed a new garden titled, As Time Goes By.  “As the clock chimes to announce the time of day, the garden will follow time through… Read more

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People: Chris Kerr named chair of Heart of the Community Foundation. Champion joins Floyd Urgent Care/Calhoun as nurse practitioner.

People: Chris Kerr named chair of Heart of the Community Foundation. Champion joins Floyd Urgent Care/Calhoun as nurse practitioner.

Chris Kerr has been elected chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation. Kerr is a commercial and residential sales agent at Hardy Realty. A native of Rome, Chris returned in 2015 after working in New York and Los Angeles for 18 years. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and… Read more

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Health: Floyd Medical Center denied permission to start $16.6 million open heart surgery program. Redmond’s CON for new obstetrics services under appeal.

Health: Floyd Medical Center denied permission to start $16.6 million open heart surgery program. Redmond’s CON for new obstetrics services under appeal.

Floyd Medical Center has been denied a certificate of need by the Georgia Department of Community Health to open a $16.6 million open heart surgery program. Floyd was seeking to add two new operating rooms, 6,400 square feet of new construction and 5,450 square feet of renovation space for the program. It faced opposition from… Read more

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Rome Police Capt. Chris DeHart participates in police leadership training in Israel

Rome Police Capt. Chris DeHart participates in police leadership training in Israel

Media release: Christopher DeHart, a captain in the Rome City Police Department, has returned after an intensive two weeks of public safety leadership training with Israel’s top policing executives. He joined police chiefs, sheriffs, and public safety commissioners and officials—and a senior corporate security manager—in a 21-member delegation of senior law enforcement officials from Georgia, Alabama,… Read more

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Buzz: County Commission meets this morning at 8. Floyd County remote sites closed Independence Day. GHC gets $4.1 million for Paulding site update.

Buzz: County Commission meets this morning at 8. Floyd County remote sites closed Independence Day. GHC gets $4.1 million for Paulding site update.

  The Floyd County Commission will hold a special called meeting on Friday, June 29, at 8 a.m.  in the Community Room in the Floyd County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. The meeting is open to the public. All Floyd County remote Sites will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for Independence Day.… Read more

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Demolition under way on Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. Reaction: ‘Makes my heart a little sad’ to ‘See you in November.’

Demolition under way on Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. Reaction: ‘Makes my heart a little sad’ to ‘See you in November.’

 It might be the most photographed event of the year in Northwest Georgia. Just hours into the actual demolition work, we’re already seeing — and posting — photos and videos from the demolition of the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue. Crews were busy just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, starting both on the building… Read more

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Memorial services scheduled for Saturday, Sunday for rising Sonoraville High senior who died in train accident; counselors due at school this afternoon.

Memorial services scheduled for Saturday, Sunday for rising Sonoraville High senior who died in train accident; counselors due at school this afternoon.

Funeral services are set for Sunday for a rising Sonoraville High student killed in a vehicle-train accident in Calhoun, Tenn., last Thursday. Jazzmyne Ashworth died in the accident that also claimed the life of her father and his fiancee, according to multiple Chattanooga-area news reports. Expanded report On Wednesday, Sonoraville High plans to have counselors… Read more

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Buzz: Part of Horseleg Creek Road to be closed today for tree removal. ‘Thank a Hero’ luncheon this afternoon. SPLOST update Thursday.

Buzz: Part of Horseleg Creek Road to be closed today for tree removal. ‘Thank a Hero’ luncheon this afternoon. SPLOST update Thursday.

Horseleg to be closed this morning for tree removal: On Tuesday, June 26, a Georgia Power contractor will have Horseleg Creek Rd closed to through traffic to remove a dead tree.  Because of the size of the tree, a crane is needed and will require the entire road to be closed.  The road will be… Read more

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Health: Eight physicians graduatd from Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program; one to practice in Rockmart.

Health: Eight physicians graduatd from Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program; one to practice in Rockmart.

Media release: Eight physicians have graduated from Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program. The graduates are Emma Catherine Vetro Atherton-Staples, D.O., Erik Randall Ewing, M.D., Brianna Nicole Fox, M.D., Greta Seiriol Ramirez Gania, D.O., John Patrick McCaskey, M.D., Nathaniel Runne, M.D., Cameron Daniel, Straughn, D.O. and Katherine Porter Taylor, M.D. The Floyd Family Medicine Residency Program… Read more

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Health: Holy hashtags, Batman! The Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and health walk return — as does the #harbinherochallenge with voting starting July 2.

Health: Holy hashtags, Batman! The Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and health walk return — as does the #harbinherochallenge with voting starting July 2.

Media release: Heroes are getting ready to run, walk, fly and maybe even crawl into Rome for the 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk on Sept.  29. But before the race can soar into action, the Harbin Heroes need your help in selecting five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes in Rome, Menlo and Centre, Ala., with prices ranging from $124,900 to $799,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes in Rome, Menlo and Centre, Ala., with prices ranging from $124,900 to $799,900.

  Your first look at seven homes in Rome, Menlo and Centre, Ala., with prices ranging from $124,900 to $799,900. Open house, 1-3 p.m.  1220 MOUNT ALTO RD – 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with a gorgeous view. $399,000. 510 E. 9TH ST – 4 bedroom, 2 bath on huge lot. $259,900. 318 BROW RD – MENLO, GA! 3… Read more

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Health: Health Initiative for Men and Women returns Aug. 18. Summit Quest, cancer society seek volunteers to drive patients to treatment.

Health: Health Initiative for Men and Women returns Aug. 18. Summit Quest, cancer society seek volunteers to drive patients to treatment.

The 17th Annual Health Initiative for Men +Women is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Floyd County Health Department. Free health screenings will be available. It is presented by the 100 Black Men of Northwest Georgia as well as the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. For vendor information, please contact Allison… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns July 21 with Dr. Brandon Miller who calls it a ‘great opportunity for physicians and patients to develop relationships and work together to live healthy lives.’

Health: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns July 21 with Dr. Brandon Miller who calls it a ‘great opportunity for physicians and patients to develop relationships and work together to live healthy lives.’

Harbin Clinic’s next Walk with a Doc is set for Saturday, July 21. Harbin Clinic ENT Dr. Brandon Miller will present a short health talk at Bridgepoint Plaza at 9 a.m. before leading a two-mile walk along the Kingfisher Trail. “I love Walk with a Doc,” says Dr. Miller. “The program offers a great opportunity… Read more

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