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Weekend observations: From the Cave Spring Arts Festival to three Rome Braves’ games in under 24 hours at State Mutual Stadium.

Weekend observations: From the Cave Spring Arts Festival to three Rome Braves’ games in under 24 hours at State Mutual Stadium.

Even a few storms didn’t slow the Cave Spring Arts Festival at Rolater Park over the weekend. In addition to arts and crafts, two real hits were homemade ice cream and some killer strawberry lemonade. How about a busy ball park on Saturday and Sunday? The Rome Braves and Asheville Tourists played three games in… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Rome/Floyd records 15th traffic death since Jan. 1. Dog Days of Summer a celebration and fund-raiser for Davies Shelters. Stalled week for fully vaccinated residents in NW Georgia. River District ArtsFest is June 26.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome/Floyd records 15th traffic death since Jan. 1. Dog Days of Summer a celebration and fund-raiser for Davies Shelters. Stalled week for fully vaccinated residents in NW Georgia. River District ArtsFest is June 26.

The latest: 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. Dog Days of Summer set for June 27 at River Dog both a benefit for the Davies Shelters and a good excuse to celebrate. NW Georgians who… Read more

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WBHF: Repairs under way on shallow sinkhole near Euharlee (Chulio) Road at Macedonia.

WBHF: Repairs under way on shallow sinkhole near Euharlee (Chulio) Road at Macedonia.

    “WBHF just spoke with Lamont Kiser with the Bartow County Water Department about the situation at Euharlee Road and Macedonia Road. Kiser said a small hole was caused by work conducted at the site last week. The sinkhole was only about 15 inches deep. They are working at the site but should be… Read more

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Dining: After a big week for restaurants, even more on the way in Rome, Cartersville. Menus: Lobrillo’s doubles down on dogs, sides. Southern Flavor brings the meats. Take the cow on vacation; maybe win mor’ chicken.

Dining: After a big week for restaurants, even more on the way in Rome, Cartersville. Menus: Lobrillo’s doubles down on dogs, sides. Southern Flavor brings the meats. Take the cow on vacation; maybe win mor’ chicken.

  On the way: Bids are sought for two Cartersville projects, still below radar right now. One is a restaurant with a permit value of $350,000; another is identified as a “sports bar” for $125,000. Newcomers we’ve already heard about in Cartersville include: Chipotle in front of Academy Sports at 405 E. Main St.  (Project… Read more

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Federal grand jury returns 61 counts against Atlanta CPA in expanding conservation easement investigation.

Federal grand jury returns 61 counts against Atlanta CPA in expanding conservation easement investigation.

In context: A lot of eyes on this update from the federal Department of Justice regarding the expanding conservation easement investigation. Local interest is high given Rome’s reputation as being what federal authorities have called a “hot bed” of easement involvement. Media release: A federal grand jury sitting in Atlanta returned an indictment last week… Read more

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Chattooga resident latest COVID victim; region at 668. No new cases in Floyd for fifth consecutive day per state health department.

Chattooga resident latest COVID victim; region at 668. No new cases in Floyd for fifth consecutive day per state health department.

The region has now lost 668 residents to COVID since March 2020. Another 95 residents have been identified as “probable” victims. VACCINATIONS Saturday Northwest Georgia: Chattooga loses 68th resident to COVID. Totals: 668 deaths; 94 probable deaths. 5 patients in Floyd, Redmond as of Thursday. 8 new cases in Northwest Georgia. Record: 404 on Jan.… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Three homes in West Rome and Old East Rome, ranging in price from $124,900 to $395,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Three homes in West Rome and Old East Rome, ranging in price from $124,900 to $395,000.

Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: From a West Rome home with new paint and refinished hard woods to a remodeled Old East Rome beauty to larger home on a cul-de-sac on Gables Drive, your search for a new home starts here. Open houses, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday Address: 504 E 10th St., Rome. Description:… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Around 400 customers without power Sunday morning from Saturday storms. Low to mid 90s at least into Wednesday; storms, rain should end today.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Around 400 customers without power Sunday morning from Saturday storms. Low to mid 90s at least into Wednesday; storms, rain should end today.

POWER OUTAGES at 7:20 a.m. Sunday. Georgia Power: Floyd: 126 customers. Polk: 97 customers. Bartow: 157 customers. Gordon: 8 customers. North Georgia EMC outages: 9 customers in Gordon County. OUTLOOK There will be a chance of thunderstorms across North and Central Georgia today, then mainly confined to parts of central Georgia Monday through Wednesday. Thunderstorms… Read more

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From the stands: A double header and Beach Night with the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

From the stands: A double header and Beach Night with the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Rome Braves take two from Asheville. On-the-field photos from Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves take two from Asheville. On-the-field photos from Mills Fitzner.

Game photos by Mills Fitzner. Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves take double header vs. Tourists Saturday night; series finale today at 2 p.m. Atlanta Braves lose fourth straight. Cave Spring Festival Road Race results; 6 area residents in top 10.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves take double header vs. Tourists Saturday night; series finale today at 2 p.m. Atlanta Braves lose fourth straight. Cave Spring Festival Road Race results; 6 area residents in top 10.

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   Rome Braves takes game one, 6-2, over Tourists. 5-run in fifth enough to win game two, 5-2. Media release: The Rome Braves (19-16) swept the Asheville Tourists… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Doris Evelyn “Dot” Batie, Mr. Devonta C. McClain.

Obituaries: Ms. Doris Evelyn “Dot” Batie, Mr. Devonta C. McClain.

  Mr. Devonta C. McClain, age 32, of Jacksonville, Fla. (formerly of Rome) transitioned June 12, 2021. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Ms. Doris Evelyn “Dot” Batie, age 97, of Cedartown transitioned June11, 2021. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home.   Read more

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Serious accident on Shorter Avenue Sunday evening.

Serious accident on Shorter Avenue Sunday evening.

    First responders are still on the scene of an accident with injuries that has part of Shorter Avenue tied up Sunday evening. The first reports said there were injuries from the collision. Please avoid the area as the accident scene is cleared. Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: After busy week of openings, more restaurants on the way; others update menus. Chattooga resident latest COVID victim. First Independence Day event June 26; what’s ahead. Storms should ease after today.

Heritage First Headlines: After busy week of openings, more restaurants on the way; others update menus. Chattooga resident latest COVID victim. First Independence Day event June 26; what’s ahead. Storms should ease after today.

The latest: Dining: After a big week for restaurants, even more on the way in Rome, Cartersville. Menus: Lobrillo’s doubles down on dogs, sides. Southern Flavor brings the meats. Take the cow on vacation; maybe win mor’ chicken. Federal grand jury returns 61 counts against Atlanta CPA in expanded conservation easement investigation. Chattooga resident latest… Read more

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Newsletter: 90-day open container test? We’ll drink to that. Zoning sign across from Tractor Supply attracts a lot of eyes. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: 90-day open container test? We’ll drink to that. Zoning sign across from Tractor Supply attracts a lot of eyes. Peaks & Valleys.

IN FOCUS: Open container proposal.   This is a test … of the open container proposal: With a fifth of the 21st Century already behind us, Rome officials again are being asked to consider an open container policy for the downtown and River District neighborhoods, at least on a trial basis. The current proposal involves… Read more

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Buzz: One Community United offers two movies ‘that educate, entertain and inspire’ this Thursday. Quilt auction to benefits library’s children’s department.

Buzz: One Community United offers two movies ‘that educate, entertain and inspire’ this Thursday. Quilt auction to benefits library’s children’s department.

One Community United sponsoring two free movies this Thursday. “Join us for a free showing of films that educate, entertain and inspire. Choose from either ‘Just Mercy’ or the Oscar-nominated ‘I Am Not Your Negro.’ Both movies are rated PG-13. Just Mercy will begin at 6:45 and I Am Not Your Negro at 7 p.m. The movies are… Read more

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