Category Archives: Buzz

Buzz: It’s July 15; have you planned your Christmas party yet? Here’s one option. Also: TEA Party meeting Tuesday features Lincoln-Douglas style debate on pro choice vs. pro life. Gas prices up another 7 cents a gallon; still below a year ago.

Buzz: It’s July 15; have you planned your Christmas party yet? Here’s one option. Also: TEA Party meeting Tuesday features Lincoln-Douglas style debate on pro choice vs. pro life. Gas prices up another 7 cents a gallon; still below a year ago.

Ho, ho, wow?! Courtyard gets a jump on Christmas: You’re probably seen the Christmas displays already at …. but here’s a different one for you. Courtyard Rome Riverwalk is going red and green this Friday from 4 until 6 p.m. for a Christmas in July Open House. The concept: “It’s never too early to start… Continue Reading

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Buzz: $5 movies coming to Rome City Auditorium. Called Rome Board of Education meeting Monday. Exchange Club of Rome celebrates 83rd anniversary.

Buzz: $5 movies coming to Rome City Auditorium. Called Rome Board of Education meeting Monday. Exchange Club of Rome celebrates 83rd anniversary.

The City of Rome is hosting a Summer Movie Series at the Rome City Auditorium starting Friday, July 19. Seven movies will be shown and include animated features, action, drama and western. Tickets for each show are $5 a person and can be purchased at the door the day of each show.  Cash and credit card… Continue Reading

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Updated: Summer events, gateway signage (see six examples) dominate Rome Downtown Development Authority meeting.

Updated: Summer events, gateway signage (see six examples) dominate Rome Downtown Development Authority meeting.

  The July Downtown Development Authority meeting, called to order by chair Bob Blumberg. Attending Commissioner Jamie Doss, City Manager Sammy Rich, Megan Watters, Connie Sams, parking  manager Becky Smyth, Megan Treglown Item one: Improvements to 100 Broad St. (Pro Performance/Vicchrilli). $1,000 facade grant, part of a $35,000 overall improvement including rooftop upgrades. Vote: Approved… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Robert Stevenson Memorial Concert returns Saturday, Aug. 3, with an all-star line-up. Busy Monday for Floyd County School Board. Author of ‘Smokelore,’ a barbecuer’s bible, to speak July 25.

Buzz: Robert Stevenson Memorial Concert returns Saturday, Aug. 3, with an all-star line-up. Busy Monday for Floyd County School Board. Author of ‘Smokelore,’ a barbecuer’s bible, to speak July 25.

Stellar Award Winners Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites and Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers headline the Robert Stevenson Memorial Concert on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Rome City Auditorium. Also performing will be The Gospel Legends, Slim’s Supreme Angels and Darrell McFadden & the Disciples. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and are… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd job fair July 25. New assignments for Rome educators. Berry summer market is July 20. County Commission called meeting July 17. Local ticket holder misses $165 million jackpot by one number.

Buzz: Floyd job fair July 25. New assignments for Rome educators. Berry summer market is July 20. County Commission called meeting July 17. Local ticket holder misses $165 million jackpot by one number.

Job fair set for July 25 to fill 20-plus positions. Media release: The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with Floyd County for an upcoming job fair. The event will be held on July 25 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway.  Floyd County currently has more than 20… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Soulfest returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Aug. 3; what to know. Three local groups work with United Way to share $44,000 for food, shelter. Training session to close Georgia Department of Veterans Service July 22-26.

Buzz: Soulfest returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Aug. 3; what to know. Three local groups work with United Way to share $44,000 for food, shelter. Training session to close Georgia Department of Veterans Service July 22-26.

  The Fourth Annual Soulfest is happening Saturday, Aug. 3, at Ridge Ferry Park. This year’s headliners include Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. Also do are local favorites The Infinity Show Band, Something for the Soul, Tara Sabree and the Seduction Band. Tickets: General admission is $60, VIP is $125 and kids under 10 are free.… Continue Reading

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Summerville Park neighbors ask City Commission for help — and soon — to stop Sleep Inn at Martha Berry and Charlton. ‘There’s already stuff happening.’

Summerville Park neighbors ask City Commission for help — and soon — to stop Sleep Inn at Martha Berry and Charlton. ‘There’s already stuff happening.’

  Summerville Park neighbors Carol Greissinger and Eric McDowell appeared before the Rome City Commission Monday evening, seeking some sort of assistance in stopping the planned Sleep Inn from building on Martha Berry and Charlton Street. The hotel, with 52 rooms and three stories planned, has the needed zoning. The neighborhood successful challenged a bid… Continue Reading

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Religion: Morrison Campmeeting’s 151st edition begins Friday; what to know. First Baptist Church in Cave Spring offers ‘In the Wild’ July 15-19.

Religion: Morrison Campmeeting’s 151st edition begins Friday; what to know. First Baptist Church in Cave Spring offers ‘In the Wild’ July 15-19.

The 151st Morrison Campmeeting begins this Friday, July 12, and continues through Sunday, July 21, in the rustic setting in eastern Floyd County. All are invited  “under the Arbor” for an experience that “will take you back to a time where life was simpler and slower.”   Families come from Georgia, Alabama, Texas and Kentucky to the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd County Schools adding online registration this week. Ali Booker named executive director of the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Former Congressman Bob Barr named to Judicial Qualifications Commission.

Buzz: Floyd County Schools adding online registration this week. Ali Booker named executive director of the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Former Congressman Bob Barr named to Judicial Qualifications Commission.

From Floyd County Schools: “Within the next 48 hours, you will receive an email from noreplyregistration@powerschool.com with instructions about our new online registration process and how to get started. Online Registration is now available and required for all students. This replaces many paper forms sent home at the beginning of the school year. “If you… Continue Reading

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Service restored to 425 customers without power in Chattooga County earlier today.

Service restored to 425 customers without power in Chattooga County earlier today.

  POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED to customers in all three areas. Two major power outages have residents in Summerville and Chattooga County hot this afternoon. With the afternoon high at 99 degrees and a heat index of 102 at 5 p.m., the Georgia Power outage map shows two clusters of outages — 257 people mostly… Continue Reading

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Week ahead: Rome Commission to hear West Third rezoning, Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, new student registration for Floyd Schools. Pop-up free food market returns. Ribbon cutting for Next Door at LivingProof Recovery.

Week ahead: Rome Commission to hear West Third rezoning, Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, new student registration for Floyd Schools. Pop-up free food market returns. Ribbon cutting for Next Door at LivingProof Recovery.

What’s ahead in Northwest Georgia this week: MONDAY Rome City Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m. Hot topics: Rezoning for proposed West Third Street restaurant; update to East Bend TAD agreement. Caucus at 5 p.m. City Auditorium/stage presentation. Agenda TUESDAY Floyd County Commission meets in the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. Caucus will begin… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Upcoming meetings for One Community United. Rome City Schools plans ‘Super Showcase’ on July 25. Open house for new Main Elementary set for Aug. 1.

Buzz: Upcoming meetings for One Community United. Rome City Schools plans ‘Super Showcase’ on July 25. Open house for new Main Elementary set for Aug. 1.

This week’s One Community United small groups meetings: The easy thing is both will be at Troy’s Barbecue on North Broad Street. First up is the Tuesday session at 7:30 a.m. with Dr. Jon Hershey. Next Saturday (July 12), the 9 a.m. meeting is facilitated by Rick Stevenson. Both are open to all. Students will… Continue Reading

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Charles Wimpee — Korean War vet and retired semi driver — has a new career: Folk artist. His works go on display at Harbin Clinic Gallery July 13.

Charles Wimpee — Korean War vet and retired semi driver — has a new career: Folk artist. His works go on display at Harbin Clinic Gallery July 13.

    Media release: The Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage announces its third exhibit, “A Painted Life,” featuring the works of folk artist Charles Wimpee. The gallery will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon starting July 13 through Aug. 24. Also, on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, the public… Continue Reading

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