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Heritage First Headlines. Brookings Institute: Rome a ‘faltering’ city; our counterpoints and what’s next. Update on Rome’s Bekaert operations. Rome’s Mr. & Mrs. Santa on the clock. John McClellan’s high school football playoff picks. Berry opens playoffs at home Saturday.

Heritage First Headlines. Brookings Institute: Rome a ‘faltering’ city; our counterpoints and what’s next. Update on Rome’s Bekaert operations. Rome’s Mr. & Mrs. Santa on the clock. John McClellan’s high school football playoff picks. Berry opens playoffs at home Saturday.

MORNING REPORT Analysis: Brookings Institute brands Rome among 48 ‘faltering legacy’ city. We disagree — but welcome advice to grow new economies here. Business: Bekaert moving hose wire reinforcement production from Rome to Arkansas. Also: More on the closing of the Shelbyville, Ky., plant. Tom and Ellie Hamby suit up for Christmas as demand soars for… Read more

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Analysis: Brookings Institute brands Rome among 48 ‘faltering legacy cities’ still recovering from textile industry’s decline. Overall, we disagree — but welcome advice to grow new economies here.

Analysis: Brookings Institute brands Rome among 48 ‘faltering legacy cities’ still recovering from textile industry’s decline. Overall, we disagree — but welcome advice to grow new economies here.

  This is part two of our look at the Brookings institute’s study of 141 small and midsized “legacy” communities and counties that have a significant history in manufacturing and experienced lower-than-expected job growth from 1970 to 2016. Part one, posted on Sunday, hailed the combined efforts of the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. Part one Perhaps… Read more

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Tom and Ellie Hamby suit up for Christmas as demand soars for Santa and Mrs. Claus. Their secrets: Careful scheduling (family first) and plenty of Airborne to avoid grinches known as germs.

Tom and Ellie Hamby suit up for Christmas as demand soars for Santa and Mrs. Claus. Their secrets: Careful scheduling (family first) and plenty of Airborne to avoid grinches known as germs.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Throughout November and December, you may notice the Jolly Ole’ Elf and his wife strolling through Rome in their shiny red suits giving a hearty “Ho, Ho, Ho” to the young and old. Tom and Ellie Hamby, better known as Santa and Mrs. Claus, have been bringing joy and smiles to… Read more

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Business: Bekaert moving hose wire reinforcement production from Rome to Arkansas. Also: More on the closing of the Shelbyville, Ky., plant.

Business: Bekaert moving hose wire reinforcement production from Rome to Arkansas. Also: More on the closing of the Shelbyville, Ky., plant.

Some updates today on several fronts regarding Bekaert and its operations in Rome and other parts of the country. Rome update: “… the job reduction in Rome (50 people) has not been completed. It will be phased, aligned with the move of hose wire reinforcement activities to Rogers, Ark.,” says Fabian Deceuninck, corporate communications at… Read more

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Newscast: Rome ‘faltering?’ We disagree — to a point. Bekaert updates. Mr. & Mrs. Claus suit up. Rant: Improving Rome? Start today.

Newscast: Rome ‘faltering?’ We disagree — to a point. Bekaert updates. Mr. & Mrs. Claus suit up. Rant: Improving Rome? Start today.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A busy news week begins with: Analysis: Brookings Institute brands Rome among 48 ‘faltering legacy’ city. We disagree — but welcome advice to grow new economies here. Bekaert moving hose wire reinforcement production from Rome to Arkansas. Also: More on the closing of the… Read more

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Buzz: First One Community Visit a success at Saint Mary’s. Where to watch Wednesday’s Democratic debate. Flu off to mild start this season. Gas prices dip again.

Buzz: First One Community Visit a success at Saint Mary’s. Where to watch Wednesday’s Democratic debate. Flu off to mild start this season. Gas prices dip again.

More than 30 members of One Community United filled the first five rows of the 11 a.m. Mass at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church on Sunday, Nov. 17. This was the first One Community Sunday, an outreach to visit a different church every three months. Saint Mary’s, with more than 2,200 families, is the largest Christian… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A couple of fall classics this week before rain returns Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A couple of fall classics this week before rain returns Thursday.

  OUTLOOK Next rain not due until Thursday; Tuesday and Wednesday look just fine. FORECAST Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Light west wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Northwest wind around 5 mph.… Read more

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John McClellan’s playoff picks for Friday night: Close wins for Rome, Rockmart; Darlington, Cartersville should do fine; season ends for Pepperell, Calhoun.

John McClellan’s playoff picks for Friday night: Close wins for Rome, Rockmart; Darlington, Cartersville should do fine; season ends for Pepperell, Calhoun.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports 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 state high school football playoffs move into the second round this weekend with six local teams still in the quest for a championship. Rome in Class 5A, Cartersville in Class 4A, Calhoun in… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: John McClellan’s high school playoff picks. Berry hosts Huntingdon in football playoffs Saturday.  Atlanta Falcons win again, 29-3 over Panthers. Rome Braves’ safe but possible minor league baseball cuts could include three league teams, Lookouts, Fire Frogs.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: John McClellan’s high school playoff picks. Berry hosts Huntingdon in football playoffs Saturday. Atlanta Falcons win again, 29-3 over Panthers. Rome Braves’ safe but possible minor league baseball cuts could include three league teams, Lookouts, Fire Frogs.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   Baseball’s minor league contraction plan hits close to home but Rome Braves are safe: The New York Times has a comprehensive list of some minor league baseball teams that would go away as Major League Baseball continues with a plan… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Mildred Beatrice Earwood, 100; Janice Lindsey York.

Obituaries: Mrs. Mildred Beatrice Earwood, 100; Janice Lindsey York.

Janice Lindsey York, age 62, of Cedartown, GA, passed away Saturday morning, November 16, 2019, in a Rome hospital. A lifelong resident of Cedartown, Jan was born in Rome, GA, on February 28, 1957, daughter of the late Henry David Lindsey and Frances Edwards Lindsey.  She was a graduate of Cedartown High School.  Jan was… Read more

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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

SAFETY TIPS: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000. Click for details. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s most wanted… Read more

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Berry Vikings open the 2019 NCAA Division III Football Championship vs. the Huntingdon College Hawks at home at noon Saturday.

Berry Vikings open the 2019 NCAA Division III Football Championship vs. the Huntingdon College Hawks at home at noon Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     Media release: The NCAA Division III Football Committee announced Sunday the field of 32 teams for the 2019 NCAA Division III Football Championship, with the Berry College Vikings selected to host the Huntingdon College Hawks on Saturday at noon… Read more

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Business: South Rome Redevelopment Corporation featured in latest report from national public policy group The Brookings Institution.

Business: South Rome Redevelopment Corporation featured in latest report from national public policy group The Brookings Institution.

Editor’s note: This is a two-part look at the Brookings Institution report. Part two coming Monday on some community concerns for Rome overall and our responses to them. South Rome Redevelopment Corporation is featured in a new report from The Brookings Institution as a positive example of organization’s partnering together to help underserved communities. The Brookings Institution is… Read more

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