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Business: Bob Blumberg, downtown restaurant owner and Broad Street advocate, leaving Rome. Chamber, existing industries set manufacturing job fair set for Aug. 18 at GNTC.

Business: Bob Blumberg, downtown restaurant owner and Broad Street advocate, leaving Rome. Chamber, existing industries set manufacturing job fair set for Aug. 18 at GNTC.

  For more than a decade, Bob Blumberg has been all about downtown Rome. He invested heavily into rehabbing what later became Johnny’s New York Style Pizza on Broad Street and kept it hopping for a decade. During all that, he took another building across Broad Street and opened Seasons, a fine dining hub that… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission to hear at least 13 comments, decide on ‘test’ of downtown open container. County school board to hold hearings on millage rates. County Commission hearings Tuesday morning, afternoon.

Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission to hear at least 13 comments, decide on ‘test’ of downtown open container. County school board to hold hearings on millage rates. County Commission hearings Tuesday morning, afternoon.

MONDAY The second public hearing for the millage rate to be set by the Floyd County Board of Education will be Monday, July 26, at 11:30 a.m. and the third public hearing will be at 6 p.m. that day.  At 6:15 pm, the board will have a called board meeting to set the millage rate. … Read more

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Buzz: Regional honors for Sara Grace Abernathy. Ribbon cutting for Chattooga ag center this week. Rome/Floyd burn building ceremony is Aug. 2.

Buzz: Regional honors for Sara Grace Abernathy. Ribbon cutting for Chattooga ag center this week. Rome/Floyd burn building ceremony is Aug. 2.

  Sara Grace Abernathy, the Noon Optimist Club of Rome’s contestant in the oratorical championships, has been named the regional champion. Says the post from the club on Facebook: “Our club also awarded her $1,000 for making it to the highest level ever of a contestant from our club.” As an eighth-grader at Model Middle… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves drop series finale, 8-6; home Tuesday vs. Asheville. Atlanta Braves get good outing from Touki but fall 2-1 to Phillies. Berry football news. Falcons’ latest updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves drop series finale, 8-6; home Tuesday vs. Asheville. Atlanta Braves get good outing from Touki but fall 2-1 to Phillies. Berry football news. Falcons’ latest updates.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL Rome Braves downed by Bowling Green rally, 8-6. Media release: The Bowling Green Hot Rods (50-22) overcame a four-run deficit in a comeback… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Alva Jean Broome, Mr. Robert Lawrence “Larry” Best Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Alva Jean Broome, Mr. Robert Lawrence “Larry” Best Jr.

Mrs. Alva Jean Broome, age 79, of Rome, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at her residence. Mrs. Broome was born in Cassville, Georgia on March 21, 1942, the daughter of the late Henry Radford Hibbert and Minnie Kate Baldwin Hibbert.  She was a member of Cornerstone Church.  She loved puzzles (which she… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: As new COVID cases climb, little change in local vaccination numbers. Bob Blumberg — who pumped cash, sweat into Broad Street’s growth — leaving Rome. Overdue changes for Floyd elections staff proposed. Today’s heat index: 104.

Heritage First Headlines: As new COVID cases climb, little change in local vaccination numbers. Bob Blumberg — who pumped cash, sweat into Broad Street’s growth — leaving Rome. Overdue changes for Floyd elections staff proposed. Today’s heat index: 104.

Heritage First Headlines COVID: Little change in local vaccination rates even as cases, hospitalizations climb. Region at 28.8%; state now at 40%. More women stepping up than men. Business: Bob Blumberg, downtown restaurant owner and Broad Street advocate, leaving Rome. Chamber, existing industries set manufacturing job fair set for Aug. 18 at GNTC. More changes… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Still some rain, storms in our area this evening. Heat index so far today: 103 degrees.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Still some rain, storms in our area this evening. Heat index so far today: 103 degrees.

OUTLOOK Heat index at 103 degees at 5:30 p.m. Monday FORECAST Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 104. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph. Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers… Read more

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Summerville, ‘Friendship Capital of the World,’ to celebrate friendship week today through Saturday. Festival has connection with Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun Rotary as well as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Summerville, ‘Friendship Capital of the World,’ to celebrate friendship week today through Saturday. Festival has connection with Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun Rotary as well as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

By Leanne Cook Hometown Headlines The world is watching the Olympic Games in Tokyo this week — including Trion High’s own Brody Malone (click sports), while Georgia commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996. Here in Northwest Georgia,  Summerville is simultaneously celebrating its contribution to the 1996 Olympics with World Friendship… Read more

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Another look at ‘the red moon,’ from above Weiss Lake. A gallery from Mills Fitzner.

Another look at ‘the red moon,’ from above Weiss Lake. A gallery from Mills Fitzner.

Rome photographer Mills Fitzner took this sequence of images of the full moon from a boat landing over Weiss Lake. The July full moon is known as the “buck moon” as it coincides with when new antlers begin to grow on bucks. Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Hot and humid with a heat index near 100 today, 104 Monday. Thursday’s high: 97 degrees.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Hot and humid with a heat index near 100 today, 104 Monday. Thursday’s high: 97 degrees.

  OUTLOOK:  Hot and humid all week, with a chance of showers daily, ranging from 30% to 50%.  Keep your umbrella handy and watch for fog in the mornings. FORECAST Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves snap losing streak to beat Bowling Green 6-5. Atlanta Braves crush Phillies 15-3. Olympics: Big night for Chattooga’s Brody Malone. Inaugural Red Top Road Race results.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves snap losing streak to beat Bowling Green 6-5. Atlanta Braves crush Phillies 15-3. Olympics: Big night for Chattooga’s Brody Malone. Inaugural Red Top Road Race results.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL BRAVES WIN!@Gsaunders32’s RBI double in the ninth propels Rome (34-37) to their first victory of the week.@c_mill2 2-3 (3B), RBI, R@KevinJosephina 2-4… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Harold Atwater. Mr. Gary Steber.

Obituaries: Mr. Harold Atwater. Mr. Gary Steber.

  Mr. Harold Atwater, age 90, of Raeford, North Carolina passed on Friday July 23, 2021 after an extended illness. Homegoing services are incomplete but will be announced later by Herring Funeral Care & Cremations. Local survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Patricia & Rev. Robert Carson, Jr. Please keep the Atwater & Carson family lifted in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: With ties to the ’96 Olympics and today, Summerville celebrates ‘Friendship Capital of the World.’ More than 300 families served by ‘Give a Kid a Chance.’ Rome open container test on Monday’s commission agenda. Weather: Another summer sizzler.

Heritage First Headlines: With ties to the ’96 Olympics and today, Summerville celebrates ‘Friendship Capital of the World.’ More than 300 families served by ‘Give a Kid a Chance.’ Rome open container test on Monday’s commission agenda. Weather: Another summer sizzler.

Heritage First Headlines “Give A Kid a Chance” event serves 300 families with free smoke detectors, free car seat exams and replacements, backpacks, and a hot lunch. Story and photos. Summerville, “Friendship Capital of the World,” to celebrate friendship week today through Saturday. Festival has connection with Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun Rotary as well as the 1996… Read more

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“Give a Kid a Chance” event served 300 families with free smoke detectors, free car seat exams and replacements, backpacks, and a hot lunch.

“Give a Kid a Chance” event served 300 families with free smoke detectors, free car seat exams and replacements, backpacks, and a hot lunch.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the BLESS Coalition and Crosspoint Community Church to present “Give A Kid A Chance” Saturday at the Floyd County Jail. More than 300 families drove through the event, meeting at each stop with Floyd County public service workers and members of the Bless Coalition. Each family received book bags filled… Read more

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Floyd tells employees vaccinations required. Rome First United Methodist Church, citing rising rates, says staff, volunteers must be masked Sunday. 313 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in a week. 17 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond Friday; another awaiting test results.

Floyd tells employees vaccinations required. Rome First United Methodist Church, citing rising rates, says staff, volunteers must be masked Sunday. 313 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in a week. 17 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond Friday; another awaiting test results.

  Floyd to employees: Vaccinations required. Floyd sent an email to employees this week, “letting them know that we will require them to be vaccinated against COVID 19,” spokesman Dan Bevels confirms. No deadline has been set, however. The email came several weeks after Georgia Health News in partnership with WebMD began publishing a series of stories… Read more

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