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Photo gallery: The Force was strong at State Mutual Stadium for Star Wars night.

Photo gallery: The Force was strong at State Mutual Stadium for Star Wars night.

The Force was strong at State Mutual Stadium on Friday night for Star Wars night. Young and old alike enjoyed mingling the iconic characters including R2-D2, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren and more. Photos courtesy of Mills Fitzner; for more, please click gallery.   Read more

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Update: Hometown Headlines undergoing a few updates today.

Update: Hometown Headlines undergoing a few updates today.

Hometown Headlines is undergoing a few upgrades and updates today. Hopefully, you won’t notice any disruptions until we push the final button — and that should just be a blip. Allegedly. To be safe, we wanted to alert you to the background work planned for the day. Should we have down time, please go to… Read more

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Developing: Rome woman charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle; victim died from injuries sustained from a fall from the back of the vehicle.

Developing: Rome woman charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle; victim died from injuries sustained from a fall from the back of the vehicle.

Stephanie Renee Vicente, 35, of Hull Avenue surrendered at the Floyd County Jail on Tuesday afternoon to face first degree homicide by vehicle as well as reckless driving and unsecured load, according to jail reports. According to the police report on file at the jail: “Ms. Vicente did knowingly operate in a moving motor vehicle… Read more

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Health: Next Walk With a Doc set for May 19; vascular surgeon Dr. Frank Stegall Jr. to lead this edition.

Health: Next Walk With a Doc set for May 19; vascular surgeon Dr. Frank Stegall Jr. to lead this edition.

  From Hometown Headlines: It only took us three years to finally carve out less than an hour from a busy Saturday morning. We did so on a crisp April morning with a surprising large turnout at Bridgepoint Plaza. After some introductions, advice and a call to arms, the march was on. The Kingfisher Trail… Read more

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Buzz: One Community Now small group meets Thursday. Free pet adoptions this weekend. Floyd School Board meets Sunday evening (personnel). Legal help available May 11.

Buzz: One Community Now small group meets Thursday. Free pet adoptions this weekend. Floyd School Board meets Sunday evening (personnel). Legal help available May 11.

  One of One Community United’s small group, the Fuller Group,  meets Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Jerusalem Express on 330 Broad St. The meeting is open to all. Floyd County Animal Control will hold its free adoption event at 99 North Ave. on Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and… Read more

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Health: Local STD rates mirror national problem with high-risk 15-24 age group. Public health officials urge prevention, getting tested.

Health: Local STD rates mirror national problem with high-risk 15-24 age group. Public health officials urge prevention, getting tested.

  Media release: Nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases occur in the United States every year, costing the American healthcare system nearly $16 billion in direct medical costs alone, says a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. America’s youth shoulder a substantial burden of these infections. According to the report,… Read more

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Buzz: Cedar Valley Arts Festival this weekend. Honors for Rome Parking staff member. Mural project underway in South Rome. Free skin cancer screening May 4. Hanger Open House event in June.

Buzz: Cedar Valley Arts Festival this weekend. Honors for Rome Parking staff member. Mural project underway in South Rome. Free skin cancer screening May 4. Hanger Open House event in June.

The 54th Annual Cedar Valley Arts Festival is this Saturday and Sunday at Peek Park in Cedartown. Sponsored by the Cedartown Junior Service League, the festival features arts, crafts and food. Hours: Festival hours: Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more:  Arts festival Rome’s Downtown Development and Parking offices announce that parking staff… Read more

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Buzz: Meeting tonight with Between the Rivers’ residents. Senior Inforum is May 2. Special teen driving course June 9-10. Honors for Bartow County nurse.

Buzz: Meeting tonight with Between the Rivers’ residents. Senior Inforum is May 2. Special teen driving course June 9-10. Honors for Bartow County nurse.

  City to meet with Between the Rivers residents this evening: The City Manager’s Office is hosting a listening session for the Between The Rivers District residents and the Rome Police Department this evening beginning at 6 in the Commission Chambers at City Hall. Teresa Evans, RN, a Bartow County Health Department nurse for almost… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Patient safety scorecard gives As to Cartersville Medical, Gordon Hospital; B for Redmond Regional; C for Floyd Medical Center.

Georgia Health News: Patient safety scorecard gives As to Cartersville Medical, Gordon Hospital; B for Redmond Regional; C for Floyd Medical Center.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Fifteen Georgia hospitals scored an “A’’ grade on patient safety in the latest Leapfrog Group report. The ratings, released Tuesday, showed that 21 percent of hospitals evaluated in the state got a top grade. That’s a slightly higher percentage for Georgia hospitals than in the Leapfrog rankings issued last fall,… Read more

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Updated: Sticker for Neo Nazi group found on campus of Rodeph Sholom Congregation in downtown Rome; second such incident since October.

Updated: Sticker for Neo Nazi group found on campus of Rodeph Sholom Congregation in downtown Rome; second such incident since October.

WEDNESDAY’S UPDATE We have this comment from Dr. Jeff Peller, president of the congregation: “We are working closely with the Rome City Police regarding two recent incidents of anti-semitic vandalism at Rodeph Sholom. The Hebrew name of Rodeph Sholom means ‘pursuers of peace,’ and we, together with the support of others in our community, remain… Read more

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Buzz: Morgue’s grand opening is May 1. Harbor House ‘eat & meet’ superhero gathering Saturday. YMCA seeks summer counselors. Floyd School Board meets Tuesday.  Advocates seek help with duck derby.

Buzz: Morgue’s grand opening is May 1. Harbor House ‘eat & meet’ superhero gathering Saturday. YMCA seeks summer counselors. Floyd School Board meets Tuesday. Advocates seek help with duck derby.

Floyd County Morgue grand opening set for Tuesday, May 1: Coroner Gene Proctor invites the community to the facility that “has been designed with function and caring of Floyd County’s deceased in mind.” The morgue is at 431 Mathis Road SE in Rome. The grand opening is set from 10 a.m. until noon. Proctor and… Read more

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Child Abuse Prevention Month: Putting their best foot forward — helping children have strong starts in life.

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Putting their best foot forward — helping children have strong starts in life.

By Tina Bartleson, Director Exchange Club Family Resource Center This is the final article in April about Child Abuse Prevention Month, authored by representatives from local child abuse prevention agencies. Also: Please, join representatives to discuss child abuse prevention at 7:40 a.m. Monday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at… Read more

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Buzz: HackBerry Lab open house on Monday features 300 projects. Last day to register to vote is Tuesday (for primary). Rome City Commission meets tonight. Next Avengers’ film opens here Thursday.

Buzz: HackBerry Lab open house on Monday features 300 projects. Last day to register to vote is Tuesday (for primary). Rome City Commission meets tonight. Next Avengers’ film opens here Thursday.

HackBerry Lab open house today from 1-6 p.m.: “Come and see the latest tech invented by berrycollege students from 1-6 p.m. at the @HackBerryLab Prototyping Open House. 300+ prototypes will be on display. Friends, families, and children are welcome!” Click HackBerry Rome City Commission meets at 6:30 tonight. Full agenda here. Tuesday: Final day to… Read more

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