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Georgia Northwestern’s 2021 Spring drive-through commencement ceremony: Words and more than 60 pictures.

Georgia Northwestern’s 2021 Spring drive-through commencement ceremony: Words and more than 60 pictures.

    Media release: Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) nine-county service area participated in a vehicle procession outside of the Floyd County Campus (FCC), in Rome on Thursday, May 6, to safely celebrate their success in completing their program of study. The 2021 Spring Drive-Thru Commencement Ceremony began at 7 p.m. with a vehicle… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s annual Brown Dinner honors faculty, staff.

Education: Darlington’s annual Brown Dinner honors faculty, staff.

  Darlington School honored outstanding faculty and staff members at the annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 6. The following faculty and staff members were recognized for their five-year anniversaries: Jennifer Bagby, Justin Bruce, Jennifer Collins, Chuck Flaherty, Kayla Heflin, Allison Holst, Molly Jordan, Brendan Leezer, Kurt Luitwieler,… Read more

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Buzz: Rome bags garbage bags at Walker Mountain Landfill effective June 1. Berry’s outdoor campus reopens to public Sunday. Elections board meets Tuesday.

Buzz: Rome bags garbage bags at Walker Mountain Landfill effective June 1. Berry’s outdoor campus reopens to public Sunday. Elections board meets Tuesday.

Campus opens to public Sunday: The Berry College campus will reopen to the public beginning Sunday, May 9, until further notice. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the campus is accessible for outdoor recreation use only. The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, May 11, in the Community Room in… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get outdoors; this will be the best day of the weekend. Warmer, gusty on Mother’s Day with rain returning.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get outdoors; this will be the best day of the weekend. Warmer, gusty on Mother’s Day with rain returning.

  OUTLOOK A chance of thunderstorms will return to portions of north and central Georgia on Sunday night and remain through Thursday. FORECAST Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. West wind around 5 mph. Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Calm wind. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Model’s Riley Dooley to continue cheering career at Jacksonville State. Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves both fall. Spring high school football updates. The latest from the Falcons. State high school championships at tennis center today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Model’s Riley Dooley to continue cheering career at Jacksonville State. Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves both fall. Spring high school football updates. The latest from the Falcons. State high school championships at tennis center today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Congratulations to Model High Senior Riley Dooley who will continue her education and cheerleading career at Jacksonville State University. Front row- Dooley Family pictured… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Melvin Boatner, Mr. Jerry Eugene Cavin, Mrs. Nancy Irene Kempt,  Benjamin Edward (Ben) Whittington.

Obituaries: Mr. Melvin Boatner, Mr. Jerry Eugene Cavin, Mrs. Nancy Irene Kempt,  Benjamin Edward (Ben) Whittington.

 Benjamin Edward (Ben) Whittington died on Thursday, May 6, at a local hospital following a brief illness. Ben was born on June 26, 1939, in Rome, son of the late Alice Garner Wright and stepfather Lt. Col. Robert Wright. Ben grew up in Rome living with his maternal grandparents, the late Dr. Sam and Bonnie… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Friday.

FLOYD Girls Scout Camp, 100. Blossom Hill BBQ & Burgers, 100 (pre-opening). BARTOW Wendy’s, Adairsville, 95. Subway, Joe Frank Harris Parkway, 91. America’s Cafe,  Joe Frank Harris Parkway, 100. Fresh Donuts, Adairsville, 100. GORDON No reports.. POLK Tacos El Camino, Cedartown, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Heard on the Tweet with a ‘Tropical’ opening; a peek at the new barbecue place; ‘vax meal deal;’ and news blues. COVID: 41st ‘probable’ death; Voccio update. Packed Saturday with concerts, tennis, college graduation.

Heritage First Headlines. Heard on the Tweet with a ‘Tropical’ opening; a peek at the new barbecue place; ‘vax meal deal;’ and news blues. COVID: 41st ‘probable’ death; Voccio update. Packed Saturday with concerts, tennis, college graduation.

The latest: Heard on the Tweet: Some ‘Tropical’ grand opening specials today. Sneak peek at burgers, BBQ and a stunning building. The ‘Vax Meal’ deal: Free burgers, dogs and maybe a TV. More ‘news blues’ in Cartersville. Floyd records 41st ‘probable’ death on Friday. 10% of Floyd County residents have now tested positive for coronavirus. Weekly update… Read more

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All clear. Earlier: Evening accident had Ga. 101 at Wax Road tied up.

All clear. Earlier: Evening accident had Ga. 101 at Wax Road tied up.

This accident scene has been cleared.        The commute on Ga. 101 is stacked up this Friday evening by an accident at the intersection of Wax Road and Ga. 101 just above the post office. Traffic is stalled northbound heading into Rome and slowed in the southbound lanes. Witnesses reported hearing a loud… Read more

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Jobs: State changing requirements for unemployment benefits; applicants must show at least three job search contacts each week.

Jobs: State changing requirements for unemployment benefits; applicants must show at least three job search contacts each week.

The following is from a release from the Georgia Department of Labor: What to know: Prior to the pandemic, to be eligible to receive unemployment benefits, claimants were required to register for Employment Services at employgeorgia.com, to actively search for work, and to submit weekly work search reports. These requirementswere temporarily waived during the state’s shelter in place limitations but will be reinstated in the… Read more

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14 sign at Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy’s 4th Annual Georgia Future Educators Signing Day.

14 sign at Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy’s 4th Annual Georgia Future Educators Signing Day.

See details below… AM group: Front row (L to R) Jamison Powell, Alexa Murdock, Emily Weems, Susana Quinones Villarreal – Back row (L to R) Lori Hayes, Alison Burkhalter, Mary Katherine West PM group: Front row (L to R) Madison Sloan, Madeline Silver, Caitlin Twilley, Marly Scoggins – Back row (L to R) Miya Blanton,… Read more

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Education: Rome High’s Andrew Harrell overcomes broken back, to receive associate’s degree from Georgia Northwestern as well. Highlands honors Perry with leadership award.

Education: Rome High’s Andrew Harrell overcomes broken back, to receive associate’s degree from Georgia Northwestern as well. Highlands honors Perry with leadership award.

An 18-year-old dual enrollment student is getting ready to receive an associate degree in Applied Technical Management and a diploma in Welding and Joining Technology from Georgia Northwestern Technical College  as well as his high school diploma from Rome High School when he graduates this May. Andrew Harrell is taking six college level courses at… Read more

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Alice and her five babies (cygnets) are putting on a show lakeside at Darlington. Here are the latest images.

Alice and her five babies (cygnets) are putting on a show lakeside at Darlington. Here are the latest images.

  This photo of Darlington’s swan, Alice, and her five cygnets swimming on Silver Lake was taken by eighth-grader Lily Ivester. Bonus points for those who knew baby swans are known as cygnets. An earlier photo of Alice and three of the youngsters has been viewed by 5,400 people on our Facebook feed, drawing 350-plus reactions.… Read more

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Bartow Sole County Commissioner Steve Taylor named president of Georgia’s association of county commissioners.

Bartow Sole County Commissioner Steve Taylor named president of Georgia’s association of county commissioners.

Congratulations to Bartow County Sole Commissioner Steve Taylor on being sworn in as president of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, mostly identified as ACCG. Taylor has served as Bartow’s commissioner since January 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 and again in 2020. Taylor has led the county through much of the “boom” in industrial… Read more

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