Obituaries: Mr. Randolph Rose “Randy” Michael, Jr., Ms. Stephanie Mosley and Mrs. Betty L. West

Obituaries: Mr. Randolph Rose “Randy” Michael, Jr., Ms. Stephanie Mosley and Mrs. Betty L. West

Mr. Randolph Rose “Randy” Michael, Jr., age 79, of Rome, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Michael was born in Marietta, GA on July 26, 1938, son of the late Randolph Rose Michael, Sr. and the late Lorene Smith Michael.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Angie Brown… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Berry dedicates new events pavilion at Oak Hill. Memorial Day remembrance event returns to Fairgrounds. Photos from Saturday’s graduations, more ahead this week. More rain possible.

Heritage First Headlines: Berry dedicates new events pavilion at Oak Hill. Memorial Day remembrance event returns to Fairgrounds. Photos from Saturday’s graduations, more ahead this week. More rain possible.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Berry College dedicates new $1 million events pavilion at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum. Berry Remembering the Fallen: Memorial Day Remembrance event returns to Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on May 28. Members of Rome Exchange Club lay wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier. Memorial Day… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes, condos and business spots, priced from $215,000 to $775,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes, condos and business spots, priced from $215,000 to $775,000.

  Your first look at seven homes, condos and business spots, priced from $215,000 to $775,000. OPEN HOUSE 1-3 p.m. 47 N EDENFIELD  – 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath with finished basement. $425,000. THE LOFTS AT THIRD & BROAD –  26 total residences with ONLY 12 remaining! 6 total street level retail shops with ONLY 4 remaining!… Read more

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Storm Aftermath update: Autry Road at Kirby Road closed in Floyd County. All other roads cleared following overnight storms. No injuries reported. Flooding also reported in Bartow, Gordon counties.

Storm Aftermath update: Autry Road at Kirby Road closed in Floyd County. All other roads cleared following overnight storms. No injuries reported. Flooding also reported in Bartow, Gordon counties.

FLOYD 12:30 p.m. Update from Floyd E-911: All roads have been cleared and no issues traveling at this time with the exception of Autry Road at Kirby Road at will be closed until further notice. 11 a.m. update: Comcast Internet is down from storms and impacting several businesses in Downtown Rome from scanning credit cards for… Read more

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Business: Dixie Color, Inc. to invest $19 million in new facility in Trion, create 100 new jobs.

Business: Dixie Color, Inc. to invest $19 million in new facility in Trion, create 100 new jobs.

Gov. Nathan Deal has announced Dixie Color, Inc., a color resin pellets manufacturing company, will create 100 jobs and invest more than $19 million in a new Dixie Specialty Fibers facility in Trion. New jobs will include production, management, supervisory, technician and administrative positions. “Georgia offers a wealth of resources for innovative companies like Dixie… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Another Broad Street building sold. Remembering Judge Robert Walther. High school graduation updates. Over 2,500 advance voters. Rain all weekend.

Heritage First Headlines: Another Broad Street building sold. Remembering Judge Robert Walther. High school graduation updates. Over 2,500 advance voters. Rain all weekend.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Business: Another Broad Street building sold. Cartersville’s new Discount Tire rising quickly, hiring now underway for Ross store. Living & Giving named one of “Top 50 Retail Stars” in nation. Business Politics: Advance voting ends with 2,574 votes in Floyd. Lower than expected turnout… Read more

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Business: Another Broad Street building sold. Cartersville’s new Discount Tire rising quickly, hiring now underway for Ross store. Living & Giving named one of “Top 50 Retail Stars” in nation.

Business: Another Broad Street building sold. Cartersville’s new Discount Tire rising quickly, hiring now underway for Ross store. Living & Giving named one of “Top 50 Retail Stars” in nation.

Another Broad Street building is off the market and with a familiar buyer. Allstar Properties has purchased 202 Broad St., the current home of Frios and Cevian Design Lab. Over the last couple of years, Allstar has purchased a number of downtown properties including 111 Broad St., 200 E. 2nd Ave. and 205 E. 1st… Read more

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Updated: One killed, one injured in 3-vehicle crash involving tractor-trailer in Gordon County

Updated: One killed, one injured in 3-vehicle crash involving tractor-trailer in Gordon County

From Georgia State Patrol: Sgt. Kris Hemphill says the GSP Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating a 3-vehicle crash that occurred Friday night around 9:24 p.m. on Hwy. 61 at Covington Bridge Road in Fairmount. A tractor-trailer driven by Leo Avila, age 53, of Chattanooga was traveling southbound on Hwy. 61 when he struck a GMC Sierra… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting ends with 2,574 votes in Floyd. Lower than expected turnout in Bartow with 1,652 voters. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Politics: Advance voting ends with 2,574 votes in Floyd. Lower than expected turnout in Bartow with 1,652 voters. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday.

491 advance voters on Friday; the busiest day this election cycle: The largest day of this cycle’s advance vote occurred Friday with 491 votes cast with 230 downtown, 140 at the Rome Civic Center and 121 at Garden Lakes Baptist Church. The cumulative total since April 30 now stands at 2,574 votes. What’s trending: A look… Read more

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Education: 20 local students earn “Cord of Courage” from Blood Assurance. Connections Club of Rome awards scholarships. Honors for GHC’s Six Mile Post.

Education: 20 local students earn “Cord of Courage” from Blood Assurance. Connections Club of Rome awards scholarships. Honors for GHC’s Six Mile Post.

Media release:Floyd County Schools had 20 students from the 2018 graduation class to earn Blood Assurance’s Cord of Courage; 16 earning a Cord of Courage and four earning a Super Cord of Courage. The Cord of Courage program is designed to recognize a student’s lifesaving efforts throughout his/her high school career. Donations are awarded certain… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain chances likely all weekend. Scattered thunderstorms during afternoon, evening hours.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain chances likely all weekend. Scattered thunderstorms during afternoon, evening hours.

  OUTLOOK Rain chances between 20-50% possible throughout all weekend. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms can be expected across the area each day through Thursday. On any given day, A few storms could be strong with the main hazards being gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rainfall. The best chance for thunderstorms each day will be… Read more

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Buzz: Downtown Rome hosting Spirit of the Sun Festival on July 7. Rome Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. Master Gardeners workshop on June 9.

Buzz: Downtown Rome hosting Spirit of the Sun Festival on July 7. Rome Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday. Master Gardeners workshop on June 9.

Downtown Rome to host inaugural Spirit of the Sun Festival on Saturday, July 7 as part of the Downtown Rome Saturdays series.  Media release: To highlight Rome’s natural beauty and the three rivers that run downtown, the Downtown Development Association’s Promotions Committee is bringing full day of fun by the river. To kick off the day,… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome High tops North Paulding in spring game. Rome Braves beat Asheville. Berry softball falls in first game of NCAA Super Regionals, must win games today.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome High tops North Paulding in spring game. Rome Braves beat Asheville. Berry softball falls in first game of NCAA Super Regionals, must win games today.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Game release: A potent passing attack mixed with a punishing running game and some tenacious defense helped propel Rome High to a 54-12 victory over North Paulding in a scrimmage game at Berry College’s Valhalla Stadium on Friday night. The two-time defending Class 5A state… Read more

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