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Business: 14.12 acres across from East Rome Walmart sold; no immediate development plans in hot area of town.

Business: 14.12 acres across from East Rome Walmart sold; no immediate development plans in hot area of town.

    With more than 1,000 new homes proposed just down nearby Chulio Road and another development with 1,241 residences brewing at the Bypass and U.S. 411, activity was bound to heat up on property near the East Rome Walmart. That latest domino has clicked as Martin Grantor Trust has purchased 14.12 acres across from Walmart… Read more

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Rome City Commission OKs annexation, rezoning of Pleasant Valley Preserve site (with stipulations). Earlier: Martha Berry project rezoning passes unanimously. Open container ordinance now permanent. Knox Box fire proposal passes.

Rome City Commission OKs annexation, rezoning of Pleasant Valley Preserve site (with stipulations). Earlier: Martha Berry project rezoning passes unanimously. Open container ordinance now permanent. Knox Box fire proposal passes.

   Click here to watch. / We’ve added “minute marks” to find it easily on the recording. City commissioners: Jim Bojo, Mark Cochran, Bill Collins, Wendy Davis, Jamie Doss, Craig McDaniel, Randy Quick, Sundai Stevenson. Excused: Bonny Askew. Tabled: Teen curfew ordinance revision postponed. (around 13-minute mark) Making open container ordinance in downtown Rome permanent. It… Read more

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Education: 15 Floyd County Schools’ students advance in Governor’s Honors Program.

Education: 15 Floyd County Schools’ students advance in Governor’s Honors Program.

Media release: Fifteen of Floyd County Schools (FCS) top students were selected to advance in the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) selection process! GHP is a four-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students with challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. The… Read more

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Euharlee Police Chief: Speeders in front of Euharlee Elementary, Woodland Middle to be targeted by Photo Speed Enforcement System.

Euharlee Police Chief: Speeders in front of Euharlee Elementary, Woodland Middle to be targeted by Photo Speed Enforcement System.

Media release from Police Chief Jody Matthews: Euharlee Police Department will begin an Automated Traffic Enforcement Speed Device program at two schools to increase safety for students, parents, teachers and anyone else traveling through the school zones. As a part of the program, speed studies were conducted across the county during school hours for a… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Floyd County Commission meets this afternoon; county School Board Wednesday morning.

Ahead of the headlines: Floyd County Commission meets this afternoon; county School Board Wednesday morning.

TUESDAY The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. Caucus will begin at 4 p.m. in the Caucus Room (Suite 204), followed by the Board Meeting at 6 p.m. in the Community Room (Suite 206).  The meetings are open to the public.  Everyone in… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Yo-yo ‘high’ temperatures this week: 66 today, 71 on Wednesday, 63 on Thursday and 58 on Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Yo-yo ‘high’ temperatures this week: 66 today, 71 on Wednesday, 63 on Thursday and 58 on Friday.

  OUTLOOK Probably three-fourths of an inch of rain due Thursday as the next front arrives. FORECAST Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind around 5 mph. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves vs. Astros in the World Series, tonight at 8 on Fox. This week’s high school football schedule. Berry’s Kinsey makes NFL debut. Vikings home, Shorter on the road this Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Braves vs. Astros in the World Series, tonight at 8 on Fox. This week’s high school football schedule. Berry’s Kinsey makes NFL debut. Vikings home, Shorter on the road this Saturday.

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. HIGH SCHOOL   John McClellan’s high school picks: Closer look at post-season playoffs plus who will win this Friday. McClellan. This week’s games… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Rochelle A. Cole, Ms. Faith Lorraine Elkins.

Obituaries: Ms. Rochelle A. Cole, Ms. Faith Lorraine Elkins.

  Ms. Faith Lorraine Elkins, age, 63, of Rome, Georgia, passed away on Monday October 25, 2021 at a local hospital. Homegoing service is incomplete, but will be announced later by Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. Ms. Rochelle A. Cole, age 37, of Rome transitioned October 16, 2021. Service for Ms. Cole will be Thursday, October… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Rome commission OKs annexation, rezoning for Pleasant Valley Preserve; also Martha Berry upgrade and open container ordinance. 300th COVID death in Floyd County. State at 50% fully vaccinated; region far behind.

Heritage First Headlines. Rome commission OKs annexation, rezoning for Pleasant Valley Preserve; also Martha Berry upgrade and open container ordinance. 300th COVID death in Floyd County. State at 50% fully vaccinated; region far behind.

Today’s first headlines: Business: 14.12 acres across from East Rome Walmart sold; no immediate development plans in hot area of town. Rome City Commission OKs annexation, rezoning of Pleasant Valley Preserve site (with stipulations). Earlier: Martha Berry project rezoning passes unanimously. Open container ordinance now permanent. Knox Box fire proposal passes. Floyd County records 300th… Read more

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Health: 50% of all Georgians now fully vaccinated; Northwest Georgia 8 to 13 points behind. Locally, women far outpace men in getting at least one COVID vaccination.

Health: 50% of all Georgians now fully vaccinated; Northwest Georgia 8 to 13 points behind. Locally, women far outpace men in getting at least one COVID vaccination.

Media release: As of Monday, 50% of all Georgians (5,154,793) are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC considers individuals fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a 2-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer) and two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (J&J). More than 56% of Georgians have received at least one dose of COVID… Read more

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Newsletter: Don’t blast Facebook for the ‘kidnap’ rumor; blame those who ’embellished’ it. Christmas is two months away– except in our stomachs. Newsmakers: Scott Moody, Josh Kerce, NW Georgia women. Peaks & Valleys: Including a chamber crusader and different COVID concerns.

Newsletter: Don’t blast Facebook for the ‘kidnap’ rumor; blame those who ’embellished’ it. Christmas is two months away– except in our stomachs. Newsmakers: Scott Moody, Josh Kerce, NW Georgia women. Peaks & Valleys: Including a chamber crusader and different COVID concerns.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING Why Facebook posts, not facts, mattered most in Rome last week: Word of an alleged crime outside of a Rome medical center quickly ballooned into a second report at another healthcare campus and a third report at a retail center and, soon afterward, a continuing dialogue on potential other cases. A report filed… Read more

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Dining: Chicken & dressing, cheesybeef casserole, salmon patties highlight this week’s final menu at Martha’s Skillet in Coosa.

Dining: Chicken & dressing, cheesybeef casserole, salmon patties highlight this week’s final menu at Martha’s Skillet in Coosa.

Martha Benton’s final week in Coosa began this morning at 6 a.m. By 7 p.m. Friday, Martha’s Skillet will call it a career after decades of service to the Coosa community. Perhaps appropriately, the menu for the week was posted — as always — on Sunday evening. It looks like Martha and crew are serving… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some risk of isolated severe storms in our area, mostly between 11 a.m. and 8 tonight. Cooler afternoons starting Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some risk of isolated severe storms in our area, mostly between 11 a.m. and 8 tonight. Cooler afternoons starting Tuesday.

  OUTLOOK Some bumpy weather possible today, mostly between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. in our area. Light rainfall. Above graphic: “A stormy start to the week is still likely, though the Slight Risk for Monday has been trimmed and now only includes Northeast Georgia. Stay alert if you’re outside during the afternoon, as storms will be… Read more

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Traffic study posted for proposed Pleasant Valley Preserve; DOT confirms interchanges at Chulo, Pleasant Valley off Bypass extension. ‘Live’ coverage of tonight’s Rome City Commission meeting — and where to watch city’s live feed.

Traffic study posted for proposed Pleasant Valley Preserve; DOT confirms interchanges at Chulo, Pleasant Valley off Bypass extension. ‘Live’ coverage of tonight’s Rome City Commission meeting — and where to watch city’s live feed.

      Updates: We’re planning live coverage of the meeting. You also can view the meeting here starting at 6:30 p.m. The traffic study by the developers of Pleasant Valley Preserve has been submitted to the city of Rome for consideration tonight at the City Commission meeting. The study included ample references to the… Read more

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