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Business on Broad Street not slowing down: Several transactions amid a few closings with a hint of more to come.

Business on Broad Street not slowing down: Several transactions amid a few closings with a hint of more to come.

So here’s the latest from what has been a very busy month or so on Broad Street. Harvey-Given Co.’s Collin Doss posted the above late Monday with a hint of more to come, perhaps by week’s end. Will 111 Broad St. line up with talk of another new restaurant headed to Rome’s premiere street address?… Read more

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Health: Floyd pledges $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance to help cut tobacco use, vaping among young Northwest Georgians.

Health: Floyd pledges $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance to help cut tobacco use, vaping among young Northwest Georgians.

  Media release: Floyd has pledged $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance – $50,000 from the Floyd Healthcare Foundation – in an effort to stem tobacco use and the rising tide of vaping among youth in Northwest Georgia. The alliance is working to provide anti-vaping and anti-smoking education in grades four through 12 in… Read more

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Newscast: Buzzing on Broad St. Second Amendment ‘sanctuary’ rally. Floyd’s $100K pledge. Rant: Guns and politics.

Newscast: Buzzing on Broad St. Second Amendment ‘sanctuary’ rally. Floyd’s $100K pledge. Rant: Guns and politics.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business on Broad Street not slowing down: Several transactions amid a few business closings with a hint of more to come. Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary County Rally’ set for Saturday in Armuchee; U.S. House, sheriff’s candidates expected to attend. Health: Floyd pledges $100,000 to… Read more

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Buzz: Sheriff’s candidates to address TEA Party luncheon today. Community Foundation announcement set.  Big drop in gas prices. Habitat seeks applications.

Buzz: Sheriff’s candidates to address TEA Party luncheon today. Community Foundation announcement set. Big drop in gas prices. Habitat seeks applications.

MEETINGS The three Republican sheriff’s candidates — Tom Caldwell, Ronnie Kilgo and Dave Roberson — are scheduled to address the Rome TEA Party at Tuesday’s noon meeting at Fuddrucker’s at Riverside Parkway and the Bypass in Rome. The meeting is open to all and guests are asked to order separately from the menu. This is… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball includes tonight’s games, latest girls’ rankings (Darlington rises to no. 9). Local college basketball updates. Community sports’ calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball includes tonight’s games, latest girls’ rankings (Darlington rises to no. 9). Local college basketball updates. Community sports’ calendar.

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.   BASKETBALL/High school: Girls’ weekly state rankings from the AJC: Complete list 3A girls: Sonoraville (14-6) is no. 10. 1A private girls: Darlington (17-2) is no. 9. No local boys teams ranked. Statewide list.   Tuesday’s games: Rome at Carrollton Darlington at North… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Dewey Keith Dill, Ms. Dinita Diane Ferguson, Otis Milner, Randa Farid Mixon, Mr. Terry Leslie Redden.

Obituaries: Mr. Dewey Keith Dill, Ms. Dinita Diane Ferguson, Otis Milner, Randa Farid Mixon, Mr. Terry Leslie Redden.

Mr. Dewey Keith Dill, age 64, of Rome, GA, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020, in a local hospital. Mr. Dill was born in Rome, GA on October 14, 1955, son of the former Marjorie Ward and the late Dewey Seals Dill.  He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Milburn F. and… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Broad Street buzzing even amid closings. Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary County Rally’ is Saturday. Floyd pledges $100,000 to fight youth tobacco, vaping use. Bitter cold start to the day.

Heritage First Headlines. Broad Street buzzing even amid closings. Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary County Rally’ is Saturday. Floyd pledges $100,000 to fight youth tobacco, vaping use. Bitter cold start to the day.

    MORNING REPORT Business on Broad Street not slowing down: Several transactions amid a few business closings with a hint of more to come. Second Amendment ‘Sanctuary County Rally’ set for Saturday in Armuchee; U.S. House, other candidates expected to attend. Health: Floyd pledges $100,000 to the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance to help cut tobacco use,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Another cold one on tap tonight with a low of 21; gradual warming trend expected.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another cold one on tap tonight with a low of 21; gradual warming trend expected.

  THE LATEST Another subfreezing night on the way. Be sure to drip some water and open up bathroom cabinet doors night as we’re heading down to 21 degrees. Light winds are expected to little to no wind chill — but low 20s is cold enough. FORECAST Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 21. North… Read more

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PAWS, Floyd County Public Works, 911 team up for a different type of dog rescue — one trapped 30 feet inside a drain pipe.

PAWS, Floyd County Public Works, 911 team up for a different type of dog rescue — one trapped 30 feet inside a drain pipe.

Adds Floyd County: “We appreciate the collaborated efforts of our Floyd County E-911 GA, Public Animal Welfare Services, and most especially Floyd County Public Works. Great work, team! #FloydCountyFocused #teamwork.” Read more

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Business: Rome Floyd County Development Authority meets Tuesday morning. Agenda: Synovus’ Scott Preston joins the board. Minutes from the December meeting.

Business: Rome Floyd County Development Authority meets Tuesday morning. Agenda: Synovus’ Scott Preston joins the board. Minutes from the December meeting.

    >Starting this year, Hometown Headlines plans to include the minutes from previous government meetings as well as the upcoming agenda.   The Rome Floyd County Development Authority meets Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in the board room of the Rome Floyd Chamber, 1 Riverside Parkway. The agenga is below, followed by the minutes. Changes include… Read more

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Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Freedom March (video and photos); special program (five photos);  and community service projects throughout Rome-Floyd County.

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Freedom March (video and photos); special program (five photos); and community service projects throughout Rome-Floyd County.

Video from City of Rome. Huge turnout for today’s Freedom March through Downtown Rome to celebrate life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade along Broad Street ended at the Rome City Auditorium for a program with keynote speaker Meredith Lilly, director of External Affairs for DeKalk County, Ga., and the MLK Jr. Community Choir.… Read more

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NBC takes closer look at ‘The Base,’ the neo-Nazi network and its connection to the three men arrested by Floyd County Police last week.

NBC takes closer look at ‘The Base,’ the neo-Nazi network and its connection to the three men arrested by Floyd County Police last week.

NBC News report takes a look at ‘The Base‘, the neo-Nazi network with ties to three Georgia men arrested by Floyd County Police on Thursday. NBC Report  The report highlights the FBI arrests of other alleged white supremacists and looks at the decentralized neo-Nazi movement. According to the report, ‘The Base’ has chapters across the U.S.… Read more

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Meet Lowery May: Roman recently named to University System’s Board of Regents feels “called to serve where we can” both locally and statewide.

Meet Lowery May: Roman recently named to University System’s Board of Regents feels “called to serve where we can” both locally and statewide.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been a busy three weeks for Rome’s Lowery May since Governor Brian Kemp called on Jan. 2 asking her to represent the 14th congressional district on the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents. Although it’s been a whirlwind with training and meetings, it’s an opportunity to serve others that May… Read more

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Buzz: Family Resource Center’s ‘Night at the Movies’ returns Feb. 25. Rome Middle School honors 360 students on President’s List Celebration.

Buzz: Family Resource Center’s ‘Night at the Movies’ returns Feb. 25. Rome Middle School honors 360 students on President’s List Celebration.

    The Exchange Club Family Resource Center is hosting its 20th annual ‘Night At The Movies’ on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The evening will begin with Hors D’Oeuvres at 6 p.m. at the 7 Hills Building (next door to the DeSoto Theatre) followed by the movie at 7:45 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium. From… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Chiefs and 49ers to faceoff in Super Bowl. High school and college basketball updates. Braves’ Hot Stove Gathering next Monday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Chiefs and 49ers to faceoff in Super Bowl. High school and college basketball updates. Braves’ Hot Stove Gathering next Monday.

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.     BASKETBALL/High school: Tuesday’s games: Rome at Carrollton Darlington at North Cobb Christian Pepperell at Rockmart Coosa at Model Dade County at Armuchee Gordon Central at Chattooga College: Berry Men’s basketball. Berry Vikings over Millsaps, 68-54. Next: At Birmingham-Southern, Friday… Read more

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Obituaries: James Michael Holcomb, Mr. Roy Russell Mullins, Sr., Mrs. Jacqueline Evonne Price, Mrs. Mary Lee Towe Prince and Mary Stanley.

Obituaries: James Michael Holcomb, Mr. Roy Russell Mullins, Sr., Mrs. Jacqueline Evonne Price, Mrs. Mary Lee Towe Prince and Mary Stanley.

Mr. Roy Russell Mullins, Sr., age 65, of Lindale, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Mullins was born in Rome, Georgia on January 25, 1954, son of the late Henry Russell Mullins, Jr. and the late Dorothy Hodges Mullins. In addition to his parents, Mr. Mullins was preceded in death… Read more

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CLEAR: Ledbetter interchange slowed by accident stalling traffic flowing from Turner McCall onto 411; all clear at 4:15 p.m.

CLEAR: Ledbetter interchange slowed by accident stalling traffic flowing from Turner McCall onto 411; all clear at 4:15 p.m.

  4:15 p.m. All clear. PREVIOUSLY Watch out for an accident that has traffic stalled as you merge from U.S. 27 on to U.S. 411 at the Ledbetter interchange. At 3:45 p.m. Monday, traffic is stacked up was you leave Rome heading toward Cartersville on U.s. 27 as well as entering the city from Cedartown.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Closer look at ‘The Base’ and local terrorism arrests. Meet Lowery May, newly appointed to University’s Board of Regents. Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Below freezing temps.

Heritage First Headlines. Closer look at ‘The Base’ and local terrorism arrests. Meet Lowery May, newly appointed to University’s Board of Regents. Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Below freezing temps.

    MORNING REPORT NBC News takes closer look at ‘The Base,’ the neo-Nazi network and its connection to the three men arrested by Floyd County Police last week. Meet Lowery May: Roman recently named to University System’s Board of Regents feels “called to serve where we can” both locally and statewide. Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Wind… Read more

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