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Exactly a year ago, a public hearing was split over what to do with Rome’s Forrest monument. It was removed five months ago. In Memphis last week, more dramatic steps were taken.

Exactly a year ago, a public hearing was split over what to do with Rome’s Forrest monument. It was removed five months ago. In Memphis last week, more dramatic steps were taken.

Exactly a year ago, a public forum in Rome was split on what to do about the Forrest monument in Myrtle Hill. While Rome officials continue to review the final fate of the monument removed five months ago, authorities in Memphis have taken more dramatic steps. Media reports — including the above from Fox 13… Read more

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Heard on the Tweet: What was that outdoor party at Doug’s Deli Downtown? Truett’s Chick-fil-A battling summer with the return of those peach shakes. More peaches: Blossom Hill’s fried pies.

Heard on the Tweet: What was that outdoor party at Doug’s Deli Downtown? Truett’s Chick-fil-A battling summer with the return of those peach shakes. More peaches: Blossom Hill’s fried pies.

What we’re seeing and hearing on social media this week . . . This might be the reason why Doug’s Deli Downtown is trimming hours this week, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Doug’s was the site of a rehearsal dinner Friday evening and it was a show-stopper on… Read more

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State Patrol: Calhoun motorcyclist dead, 51-year-old man charged following collision.

State Patrol: Calhoun motorcyclist dead, 51-year-old man charged following collision.

According to the Georgia State Patrol: On June 13,  at 1:35 p.m., the Calhoun Police Department requested assistance from the Georgia State Patrol Post 43 Calhoun with a fatal crash in the city. A passenger car driven by 51-year-old Eddie Lee Hampton of Calhoun was traveling west on Fairmount Highway just east of Lovers Lane… Read more

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COVID: Polk County posts 15th ‘probable’ death. State updates vaccination totals; nearly 7,000-person gain here in four days. 6 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday, up 1.

COVID: Polk County posts 15th ‘probable’ death. State updates vaccination totals; nearly 7,000-person gain here in four days. 6 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond on Tuesday, up 1.

Tuesday Northwest Georgia: Polk County records 15th “probable” death to COVID. Regional deaths: 668 deaths; 96 probable deaths. 5 patients in Floyd, Redmond as of Friday. 1 fewer case in Northwest Georgia (numbers adjusted from Monday). Record: 404 on Jan. 22. State: 9 deaths reported. Pandemic daily record: 187 on Feb. 12, 2021 292 new… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd County Public Works to replace failed cross-drain on Big Texas Valley Road June 21-23.

Buzz: Floyd County Public Works to replace failed cross-drain on Big Texas Valley Road June 21-23.

  Floyd County Public Works will be replacing a failed cross-drain on Big Texas Valley Road starting on Monday, June 21, 8 a.m. through Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m. The cross-drain is near address number 6825 which is approximately .75 miles south of Sike Storey Road. Traffic can access Big Texas Valley Road north of the… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Steamy Monday (102-degree heat index) gives way to a brief cool down — brief as in heat returns Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Steamy Monday (102-degree heat index) gives way to a brief cool down — brief as in heat returns Thursday.

  MONDAY’S NUMBERS A high of 95 with a heat index reaching 102 degrees. (Normal high: 87; record high, 99). OUTLOOK A brief dip into the upper 80s before the low 90s return Thursday through Saturday. FORECAST Today: Sunny, with a high near 89. Light northwest wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the morning.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. As Touki Toussaint prepares to pitch tonight for the Rome Braves, Mills Fitzner shares 7 photos from his 2016 championship run here. Honors for Rome reliever. Atlanta opens two-game set with Red Sox at home.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. As Touki Toussaint prepares to pitch tonight for the Rome Braves, Mills Fitzner shares 7 photos from his 2016 championship run here. Honors for Rome reliever. Atlanta opens two-game set with Red Sox at home.

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. BASEBALL Touki Toussaint was one of the stars of the 2016 South Atlantic League champion Rome Braves in 2016. Rome photographer Mills Fitzner shares seven photos from… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Helen L. Lee, Ms. Ruth Davis Rice.

Obituaries: Mrs. Helen L. Lee, Ms. Ruth Davis Rice.

Ms. Ruth Davis Rice, age 88, of Rome transitioned June 12, 2021. Complete service arrangements is forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Mrs. Helen L. Lee, age 59, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at her residence. Helen was born in Cartersville, Georgia on August 28, 1961, daughter of the late Furman… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday. 70/C for Bartow sports grill.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Monday. 70/C for Bartow sports grill.

FLOYD Spartan Smoothies, 97. Taqueria de Leon, base and mobile, 100. BARTOW McDonald’s, Cass-White, 96. Jefferson’s, 90. Maine Street Coastal Cuisine, 94. Neena’s New York Style Pizza, 85. Second Half Sports Pub, 70. Last inspection: 88 on Nov. 10. 1-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(2)(a)-(l)(n)(o)] Observed person in charge not performing duties; PIC was not properly trained in… Read more

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Floyd Police: 72-year-old man dies from injuries sustained when his SUV slammed into an embankment off the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road. 15th fatality this year.

Floyd Police: 72-year-old man dies from injuries sustained when his SUV slammed into an embankment off the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road. 15th fatality this year.

A 72-year-old Rome man is the 15th person to die on area roads so far this year. Sherman Waites died in a single-vehicle accident on the Bypass near Blacks Bluff Road on Saturday afternoon, according to Sgt. Chris Fincher of the Floyd County Police Department. Deputy Coroner Connie Chandler confirmed Waites died at Floyd Medical… Read more

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Dog Days of Summer set for June 27 at River Dog both a benefit for the Davies Shelters and a good excuse to celebrate.

Dog Days of Summer set for June 27 at River Dog both a benefit for the Davies Shelters and a good excuse to celebrate.

  By Leanne Cook Hometown Headlines On June 27, Devon Smyth is trading her practically permanently attached N-95 mask and gloves for a pair of sunglasses and flipflops. That’s when she and 99 others will leave behind the pandemic for the Davies Shelter’s Dog Days of Summer party, at (where else would you have a… Read more

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Buzz: River District ArtsFest on June 26 to compliment what’s already been a big year in Rome’s hot neighborhoods. The Great Roman Write-in is July 17.

Buzz: River District ArtsFest on June 26 to compliment what’s already been a big year in Rome’s hot neighborhoods. The Great Roman Write-in is July 17.

  Rome’s River District can’t stay out of the headlines — and that’s a good thing. Restaurant openings, building revitalizations, streetscape updates, proposed large-scale redevelopment, even walk-and-talk tours. So what’s next? How about the River District ArtsFest set for Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Look for craft vendors and live music throughout the River… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 94 with a heat index of 100 today; cooler Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 94 with a heat index of 100 today; cooler Tuesday and Wednesday.

  OUTLOOK There will be a chance of thunderstorms across North and Central Georgia Monday, then mainly confined to parts of central Georgia Tuesday. Dry conditions expected Wednesday through Friday. FORECAST Monday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 11am and 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat… Read more

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