Rome ballot: 7 challengers, 3 incumbents in hunt for 7 school board seats so far. Commission: 3 incumbents, 1 challenger qualify.

Rome ballot: 7 challengers, 3 incumbents in hunt for 7 school board seats so far. Commission: 3 incumbents, 1 challenger qualify.

    With three days of qualifying left, Rome voters will have some decisions to make for both school board and city commission this fall. Rome City Board of Education All seven seats are on the ballot with each winner serving a four-year term. The current board members are: Elaina Beeman, Will Byington, Faith Collins,… Read more

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Business: Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop making a comeback in downtown Rome. Giggity’s adds red paint as takeover of Curlee’s continues.

Business: Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop making a comeback in downtown Rome. Giggity’s adds red paint as takeover of Curlee’s continues.

    Joe Murray and the Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop are making a comeback at 7 W. Fourth Ave. at corner of Tribune Street across from The Forum. The iconic shoe sign was hanging in the window late Saturday. Attorney Bill Byington, one of the owners, says longtime tenant Arlette Drummond still runs Drummond Tax Service… Read more

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Eclipse Gallery: 24 images mostly from across Northwest Georgia.

Eclipse Gallery: 24 images mostly from across Northwest Georgia.

          The digestible eclipse: Here’s a look at the line outside of Krispy Kreme doughtnuts on Turner McCall in Rome at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Hometown’s Natalie Simms says she spent 35 minutes in line waiting for the chocolate-dipped doughnuts (image to the right). The line already is stretching onto Turner McCall… Read more

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Buzz: ‘Spelling Bee’ kicks off 61st season of Rome Little Theatre. Bridge work pending on old U.S. 41.

Buzz: ‘Spelling Bee’ kicks off 61st season of Rome Little Theatre. Bridge work pending on old U.S. 41.

  Rome Little Theatre kicks off its 61st season with the Broadway musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” running Sept. 1-10 at the Historic DeSoto Theatre with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. This musical tells the tale of six elementary school students participating in the highly competitive… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A break in the heat starts Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A break in the heat starts Thursday.

OUTLOOK Today: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible over north and central Georgia, mainly this afternoon and early evening. As a cold front approaches northwest Georgia late tonight, the chances of thunderstorms will increase toward daybreak Wednesday morning across extreme northwest Georgia. The primary hazards will be gusty winds, frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall. Wednesday-weekend: Thunderstorms will… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves edged in eclipse game, 6-5; open penultimate home stand tonight. Latest high school football updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves edged in eclipse game, 6-5; open penultimate home stand tonight. Latest high school football updates.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL John McClellan’s high school picks: Solid wins by Rome, Cartersville, Darlington; Calhoun to fall to Dalton.  McClellan Georgia High School Football Daily: Tuesday This weekend’s games: Coosa: Hosts Coahulla Creek Darlington: Hosts Gaston, Ala. Model: Hosts Sonoraville. Pepperell: At Ridgeland. Rome: Hosts Harrison. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Marjorie Laurene Everett, Mrs. Doris Jean Bishop Williams, Mr. H.B. Winters.

Obituaries: Mrs. Marjorie Laurene Everett, Mrs. Doris Jean Bishop Williams, Mr. H.B. Winters.

Mrs. Doris Jean Bishop Williams, age 72, of Centre, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Williams was born in Farrell, Alabama on December 26, 1944, daughter of the late Gib Bishop and the late Laura Grace Smith Bishop. She was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Bruce… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  FLOYD HARDEE’S  2300 SHORTER AVE ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: August 21, 2017 Score: 87, Grade: B BARTOW HILTON GARDEN INN (Food Service Inspections) 24 LIBERTY DR CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 View inspections: August 21, 2017 Score: 95, Grade: A Julians Kitchens  119 SE TENNESSEE ST CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 View inspections: August 21, 2017 Score:… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: It looks like Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop has a new home downtown. Giggity’s goes red as new sports bar prepares to open. Busy ballot for Rome school board this fall. Eclipse 2017: The pictures. Slight break in heat on the way.

Heritage First Headlines: It looks like Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop has a new home downtown. Giggity’s goes red as new sports bar prepares to open. Busy ballot for Rome school board this fall. Eclipse 2017: The pictures. Slight break in heat on the way.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail and Polk County Jail. MORNING EDITION Business: Blue Ribbon Shoe Shop making a comeback in downtown Rome. Giggity’s adds red paint as takeover of Curlee’s continues. Downtown Qualifying under way in Rome: Another new school board… Read more

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Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss, currently serving as mayor, seeks new term.

Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss, currently serving as mayor, seeks new term.

Veteran Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss, also serving as Rome’s mayor, will see a new term in November. That means all three commissioners up for re-election are running including Wendy Davis and Sue Lee. All represent Ward Two. Media release from Jamie Doss: After much thought and prayer, I have decided to seek re-election to the… Read more

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Almost 99 years old, Rome’s Vance Luke maintains a rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his sixth trip to Africa this fall.

Almost 99 years old, Rome’s Vance Luke maintains a rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his sixth trip to Africa this fall.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Serving on annual mission trips to Africa and Mexico, volunteering five days a week up to 12 hours a day on a farm, going to church services and prayer meetings multiple times a week … this certainly doesn’t sound like the schedule of a person nearly 99 years old. But think… Read more

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Buzz: Who’s who at the ‘Brew as more stars drop in at Rome City Brewing. Grand opening for food court is Saturday. Chiaha art grants available.

Buzz: Who’s who at the ‘Brew as more stars drop in at Rome City Brewing. Grand opening for food court is Saturday. Chiaha art grants available.

Where the elite eat: Rome City Brewing Co. (Brewhouse) has been home to some of the community’s top concerts, political events and youth sports banquets for more than five years. And in recent weeks, it has become the place to bump into everyone from Georgia’s first family to some cable television celebrities. Saturday night, the… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school picks: Solid wins by Rome, Cartersville (TV), Darlington; Calhoun to fall to Dalton.

John McClellan’s high school picks: Solid wins by Rome, Cartersville (TV), Darlington; Calhoun to fall to Dalton.

  By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines A 30-point fourth quarter scoring barrage by Unity Christian, Cedartown’s win over Rockmart in the Battle of Polk County, and a closer than expected game between Calhoun and Douglass highlighted the first weekend of the 2017 high school football season in Northwest Georgia. This coming weekend will be… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves play 16 innings, hang on for 11-6 win over Columbia. John McClellan’s picks for a huge weekend in high school football. Atlanta Falcons fall 17-13 to Steelers.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves play 16 innings, hang on for 11-6 win over Columbia. John McClellan’s picks for a huge weekend in high school football. Atlanta Falcons fall 17-13 to Steelers.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL John McClellan’s high school picks: Solid wins by Rome, Cartersville (TV), Darlington; Calhoun to fall to Dalton.  McClellan Georgia High School Football Daily: Closer look at the polls plus the close call for Calhoun. Monday High school poll shows Rome, Cartersville holding… Read more

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