Family behind Roswell tennis center says plans ‘should not move forward at this time.’ Mayor also announces the item is off the agenda.  More than 24,000 sign petition opposing development of Big Creek Park.

Family behind Roswell tennis center says plans ‘should not move forward at this time.’ Mayor also announces the item is off the agenda. More than 24,000 sign petition opposing development of Big Creek Park.

  Krause family calls off plans for Roswell tennis center for now: This just posted on the Facebook page of Angela Krause Lincoln: After discussions with a council person and others involved with our prospective project, Angela Krause (tennis center), we are in agreement that this project should not move forward at this time. We… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunshine and highs in low 90s to start the week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunshine and highs in low 90s to start the week.

  OUTLOOK Sunshine and high near 90, same for Tuesday. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report FORECAST Monday: Sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 5 mph. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. North… Read more

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John McClellan: Look for nail-biter as Calhoun wins Corky Kell opener by 1; Rome by 14 over Marietta (both Thursday evening). Plus: Dragons over Darlington, easy night for Cartersville, Rockmart to fall to Cedartown.

John McClellan: Look for nail-biter as Calhoun wins Corky Kell opener by 1; Rome by 14 over Marietta (both Thursday evening). Plus: Dragons over Darlington, easy night for Cartersville, Rockmart to fall to Cedartown.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.  By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines The 2018 Georgia high school football season officially gets under way this week with all of the state’s eyes focused on Rome. Barron Stadium will be the site for Thursday night’s opening doubleheader of the… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s first picks of the season — close call Thursday for no. 1-ranked Calhoun. Rome Braves fall to West Virginia, 8-2; rematch tonight at home at 7 p.m. Latest on local college, Falcons football. Also: Tillman run/walk this Saturday.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s first picks of the season — close call Thursday for no. 1-ranked Calhoun. Rome Braves fall to West Virginia, 8-2; rematch tonight at home at 7 p.m. Latest on local college, Falcons football. Also: Tillman run/walk this Saturday.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     Rome Braves falls to West Virginia, 8-2. Media release: The West Virginia Power defeated the Rome Braves Saturday night at State Mutual Stadium 8-2 before a crowd of 1,931. The Power got an early 2-0 lead in the second inning on an… Read more

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Obituaries: Remembering Jean F. Johnson.

Obituaries: Remembering Jean F. Johnson.

  Jean F. Johnson, age 90, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Redmond Regional Hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born in Albany, Georgia on November 18, 1927, daughter of the late Jerre Willis Feagin, Sr. and the late Frances Whiteside Feagin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Fifth Avenue improvements still on the draft table. Long John Silver’s restaurants in West Rome, Calhoun close. J-Dub’s coming to Six Mile. High school football: John McClellan’s first picks for the new season. Plus: Rome, Calhoun start 2018 in the top spot; Cartersville no. 3.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Fifth Avenue improvements still on the draft table. Long John Silver’s restaurants in West Rome, Calhoun close. J-Dub’s coming to Six Mile. High school football: John McClellan’s first picks for the new season. Plus: Rome, Calhoun start 2018 in the top spot; Cartersville no. 3.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Floyd Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson on Hometown Radio Monday: No future school closings have been discussed; says the board and school administrators will student future trends to decide next options. Education Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report Extra: High School preseason rankings have Rome still at No. 1 in Class 5A and Calhoun at No. 1 in Class 3A.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Extra: High School preseason rankings have Rome still at No. 1 in Class 5A and Calhoun at No. 1 in Class 3A.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. The AJC’s Preseason rankings are out and Rome remains no. 1 in Class 5A and Calhoun is no. 1 in Class 3A. Other local teams ranked include Cartersville at no. 3 in 4A and Darlington at no.6 in A-Private. Read more. … Read more

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Education: Local school systems moving quickly on E-SPLOST projects with Rome High’s new practice field opening in two weeks and construction on Armuchee High’s new gym to start in October

Education: Local school systems moving quickly on E-SPLOST projects with Rome High’s new practice field opening in two weeks and construction on Armuchee High’s new gym to start in October

It’s been a busy summer for local schools as work continues on several projects funded through the 2017 Education Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Within the next two weeks, Rome High’s football team should be able to use their new practice field. “It is pretty much done, but we have some fine-tuning to finish… Read more

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Rome Police: 161 accidents last month, down 20%. Top cause: Following too closely.

Rome Police: 161 accidents last month, down 20%. Top cause: Following too closely.

  Here are the July accident statistics from the Rome Police Department: There were a total of 161 accidents reported during the month of July in Rome, with following too close being the main reason for the accidents. Accidents are down 20% from July 2017 with 206 reported. This is down from June 2018’s total… Read more

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Updated Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge raises $188,000 for Sexual Assault Center of NWGA, surpassing the $1 million raised over last 8 years

Updated Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge raises $188,000 for Sexual Assault Center of NWGA, surpassing the $1 million raised over last 8 years

Saturday night’s 8th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge raised a total of $188,000 for the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA, according to Director Kim Davis. Add this to the more than $830,000 raised over the last seven years and mean more than $1 million has been raised since the event started in 2010. Team Plant with… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome ranging from $179,900 to $379,900

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome ranging from $179,900 to $379,900

Your first look at three homes in Rome ranging in price from $155,000 to $379,900, brought to you by Hardy Realty.  OPEN HOUSE,  1-3 p.m. Sunday: 2 NORMAN LANE –  4 bedroom, 4.5 bath brick home in Berry Forest with spacious back deck and private yard perfect for entertaining. $349,900. 14 NICKLAUS DR – 4 bedroom,… Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Rome Braves game today features Atlanta Braves pitcher Sam Freeman.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Rome Braves game today features Atlanta Braves pitcher Sam Freeman.

Hometown Headlines’ Weekend Guide returns, sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. Below please find some of the key events for this Friday through Sunday. To be included in future editions, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com.  SUNDAY Rome Braves vs. West Virginia Power. 2 p.m. unday with $40 Family… Read more

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Education: Back to school on Monday for Unity Christian Schools. Montessori of Rome and Excel Christian Academy return Thursday. Darlington next week.

Education: Back to school on Monday for Unity Christian Schools. Montessori of Rome and Excel Christian Academy return Thursday. Darlington next week.

What to know: Three more schools head back to class this week: Monday, Aug. 13 Unity Christian School: What you need to know Thursday, Aug. 16 Montessori School of Rome: School calendar Excel Christian Academy: School calendar / School supply lists Monday, Aug. 20 Darlington School: School calendar   Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance today, high near 91. Sunshine to start week, rain expected again Thursday

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Slight rain chance today, high near 91. Sunshine to start week, rain expected again Thursday

  OUTLOOK Slight rain chance today, high near 91. Sunshine most of week, rain expected to return Thursday through end of week. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report FORECAST Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms… Read more

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