22nd Chili Cookoff crowns its winners: Best site, judges’ choice and people’s choice.

22nd Chili Cookoff crowns its winners: Best site, judges’ choice and people’s choice.

  Here are your winners from Trout Unlimited’s 22nd Annual Chili Cookoff at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday: Best cook site: First place: Mike Ford Automotive Second place: Hillbilly Chili Third place: Fat Pat and Tubby’s Judges’ choice awards: First place: Hom’ Boy’s Chili Second place: Floyd County Wildlife Club Third place: Knockdown Chili People’s… Read more

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Updates on Harbin Hero Hustle: YMCA wins Harbin Hero Challenge. Race results. Photo gallery of the 600 super heroes running through Downtown Rome.

Updates on Harbin Hero Hustle: YMCA wins Harbin Hero Challenge. Race results. Photo gallery of the 600 super heroes running through Downtown Rome.

  Updated:  The YMCA won the Harbin Hero Challenge and the $1,000 grand prize from Harbin Clinic while West End’s running club won a special prize from Rome Floyd Parks and Rec.  Dustin Little won the men’s overall race, while Miriam Little was first overall female. Click here for results More than 600 participated in Saturday’s Harbin Hero… Read more

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Business: A sneak peek inside AR Workshop coming to 411 Broad St. in November

Business: A sneak peek inside AR Workshop coming to 411 Broad St. in November

Renovations continue at 411 Broad St. as AR Workshop Rome gears up for an early November opening. Owners Luann and Rick Harris had their doors open during Saturday’s Fiddlin’ Fest for a sneak peek. AR Workshop — short for the now-franchising Anders Ruff Workshop- is a new boutique DIY workshop that will offer hands-on classes for creating… Read more

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Election headquarters: Advance voting starts Monday. Latest political calendar. Sample ballots. Candidate profiles.

Election headquarters: Advance voting starts Monday. Latest political calendar. Sample ballots. Candidate profiles.

Election calendar / Candidate profiles, Q&As  / In-depth stories on the tax proposals / Sample ballots The calendar Getting published: Any announcement that is “open to all candidates” must now be accompanied by copies of the emails or notices sent to all candidates. We will not share any announcements without such information following some issues… Read more

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Buzz: Redmond Regional goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Floyd’s Pink Day returns Friday at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. Honors for Pepperell High band.

Buzz: Redmond Regional goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Floyd’s Pink Day returns Friday at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House. Honors for Pepperell High band.

Redmond Regional Medical Center has gone pink again and is shining a light each night this month in honor of #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. And this Friday, Oct. 20, Floyd Medical Center will be celebrating Pink Day at the Chick-Fil-A Rome Dwarf House from 6-9 a.m. From Facebook: “Come by and get your photo taken with our Paper… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight chance of rain today. Cooler temps to start the week with high near 70, low of 45 on Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight chance of rain today. Cooler temps to start the week with high near 70, low of 45 on Monday.

FORECAST Sunday: A slight chance of showers between 10am and 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry gets another win, Shorter another loss. UGA beats Missouri, Tech falls to Miami. Falcons host Dolphins today.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry gets another win, Shorter another loss. UGA beats Missouri, Tech falls to Miami. Falcons host Dolphins today.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL Norman’s No-Nos:  How did Norman pick ’em? Click No-Nos. Berry Vikings sports updates. Football: Berry won its 12th consecutive game today beating Hendrix, 34-10. Game recap Next Saturday: Berry at Millsaps, 2 p.m. Schedule Shorter Hawks sports updates. Football: Shorter shutout 48-0 by North Alabama. It’s the program’s 24th… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Evelyn Prater

Obituaries: Ms. Evelyn Prater

Ms. Evelyn Prater, age 95 of 713 Church St., Rockmart, GA passed on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Service for Ms. Prater will be Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 2 pm at Zion Habitation Of God’s Glory and Praise ( 972 Prior Station Rd. Cedartown, Ga.).  Ms. Prater will lie instate from 1 pm until the… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Sneak Peek at AR Woodworks coming to Broad St. Berry athletes honor fallen teammate. Busy Saturday downtown. YMCA wins Harbin Hero Challenge.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Sneak Peek at AR Woodworks coming to Broad St. Berry athletes honor fallen teammate. Busy Saturday downtown. YMCA wins Harbin Hero Challenge.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES 22nd Chili Cookoff crowns its winners: Best site, judges’ choice and people’s choice. Chili Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION: Business: A sneak peek inside AR Workshop coming to 411 Broad St. in November. Business Berry College Cross Country teams… Read more

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Berry College Cross Country teams pay tribute to teammate David Shankles who passed away earlier this week

Berry College Cross Country teams pay tribute to teammate David Shankles who passed away earlier this week

The Berry College women’s cross country team took the top spot at the Berry Invitational with the men’s team taking second in a strong meet with more than 30 teams. The Vikings ran with “Shankles” across the backs of their jerseys in honor of their teammate David Shankles who passed away earlier this week. “What an… Read more

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Busy Saturday Downtown: Photo gallery of Fiddlin’ Fest featuring music, car show, arts vendors and more until 10 p.m. tonight.

Busy Saturday Downtown: Photo gallery of Fiddlin’ Fest featuring music, car show, arts vendors and more until 10 p.m. tonight.

Looks like a great turnout for Saturday’s Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers along Broad Street. The event featured bluegrass music and vintage fun from noon until 10 p.m.There were two live music stages along with activities (including arts and crafts, car show and more) along every block of the festival with Broad Street closed in the… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Berry tops Hendrix, 34-10, for 12th consecutive win. Shorter falls again 48-0 to North Alabama.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Berry tops Hendrix, 34-10, for 12th consecutive win. Shorter falls again 48-0 to North Alabama.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Berry Vikings sports updates. Football: Berry won its 12th consecutive game today beating Hendrix, 34-10. Game recap:  One of the top offensive attacks in the country ran into a brick wall on Saturday afternoon, as the Berry College defense stifled the high-powered Warriors of Hendrix College in a… Read more

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Business: Work begins on 608 Broad St. (we hear an escape room). Also: Changes to Armuchee strip center; signs of life at West Rome Jack’s.

Business: Work begins on 608 Broad St. (we hear an escape room). Also: Changes to Armuchee strip center; signs of life at West Rome Jack’s.

Vacant for just over a year, look for a new tenant soon at 608 Broad St. Permits on file at the building department show $18,000 worth of work is under way at the former home of Cycle Therapy. We don’t have the breakdown on what’s coming in but the word of mouth we’re hearing from… Read more

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