Category Archives: Buzz

Business: Construction on new Love’s Travel Shop in Calhoun slated to begin later this summer; projected opening in spring with up to 70 jobs.

Business: Construction on new Love’s Travel Shop in Calhoun slated to begin later this summer; projected opening in spring with up to 70 jobs.

Construction on a new Love’s Travel Stop at I-75 and Union Grove in Gordon County is schedule to begin later this summer with projected opening in Spring 2019, according to Kealey Dorian with Love’s corporate office. At nearly 14,000 square feet, the building will include Love’s normal offerings as well as a Burger King and Subway,… Continue Reading

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Morrison Campground: Families from around the Southeast gathering this week to celebrate 150 years of “old fashioned arbor-style” revivals.

Morrison Campground: Families from around the Southeast gathering this week to celebrate 150 years of “old fashioned arbor-style” revivals.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Nestled in eastern Floyd County, Morrison Campground has been a place of spiritual revival and memory-making for generations of families across the Southeast for the last 150 years. The Christian revival church camp meets this week as it has every July for 10 days for “old fashion arbor-style” revivals and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: MarsFest coming to Tellus on July 28. Honors for Darlington’s Yearbook. Polk County’s Homespun Festival return July 20-21 in Rockmart.

Buzz: MarsFest coming to Tellus on July 28. Honors for Darlington’s Yearbook. Polk County’s Homespun Festival return July 20-21 in Rockmart.

MarsFest coming to Tellus Science Museum: On Saturday, July 28, Mars will be at opposition, meaning the red planet and the Sun will be on directly opposite sides of the Earth. This will be just a few days before Mars is closest to Earth in its orbit at a distance of only 35.9 million miles.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: The lumber and the Lofts along Broad Street. The Great Valley Expo returns July 20-21.

Buzz: The lumber and the Lofts along Broad Street. The Great Valley Expo returns July 20-21.

  The lumber and the Lofts: You’ve seen the stacks of wood on Third Avenue off Broad Street, destined to become part of condos and retail under construction in the heart of downtown Rome. With six retail spots on the ground floor, what’s above includes 26 residential units — all known as The Lofts at… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Realtors sold 101 houses last month. Also: May sales reports for Bartow, Gordon counties. Love’s coming to Gordon County — with Burger King, Subway. Twice Is Nice sale returns in August.

Buzz: Rome Realtors sold 101 houses last month. Also: May sales reports for Bartow, Gordon counties. Love’s coming to Gordon County — with Burger King, Subway. Twice Is Nice sale returns in August.

Even with 101 homes sold in June, the Greater Rome Board of Realtors couldn’t match a stronger showing a year earlier. Sales were down 11.4 percent from June 2017. On the upside: The average price of a home sold last month was up by almost 6 percent,to $178,804. Some other stats from the month: Active listings: 335,… Continue Reading

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Georgia DOT: Entrance ramp to I-75 north at Exit 290 in Cartersville to be closed tonight, Saturday.

Georgia DOT: Entrance ramp to I-75 north at Exit 290 in Cartersville to be closed tonight, Saturday.

  Expect a detour off entrance ram to I-75 at Exit 290 overnight, into most of Saturday: The northbound entrance ramp from Ga. 20 onto I-75 at milepost 290 in Bartow County will be closed and traffic detoured off it the night of Friday, July 13, and will remain closed through most of the day Saturday,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome for the Rescues party raised $56,000 for animal welfare efforts. Atherton-Staples to help at Floyd Primary Care in Rockmart, Heyman HospiceCare.

Buzz: Rome for the Rescues party raised $56,000 for animal welfare efforts. Atherton-Staples to help at Floyd Primary Care in Rockmart, Heyman HospiceCare.

  The Rome for the Rescues fundraiser on June 22 was a certified hit. The party — held at The Vogue on Broad Street — raised $56,000 for animal welfare efforts in Rome/Floyd County. That’s $14,000 more than was raised at last year’s event. A portion of the money will be used to put a permanent… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘As Time Goes By’ garden proposed for Clocktower’s Neely Hill. Patchwork under way on Ga. 20 in West Rome.

Buzz: ‘As Time Goes By’ garden proposed for Clocktower’s Neely Hill. Patchwork under way on Ga. 20 in West Rome.

With a $10,000 goal, the Myrtle Hill-Oak Hill Memorial Association is launching a project to create a garden on Neely Hill beside the Rome Clocktower. Landscape artist, John Schulz, has designed a new garden titled, As Time Goes By.  “As the clock chimes to announce the time of day, the garden will follow time through… Continue Reading

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LivingProof in Rome becomes a model for community recovery programs. ‘The thing about a recovery program is it’s yours … you own the process.’

LivingProof in Rome becomes a model for community recovery programs. ‘The thing about a recovery program is it’s yours … you own the process.’

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It was nearly four months ago when Seth Holley found himself at rock bottom. His alcohol addiction had taken over his life, made a mess of his marriage and left him with little hope. But with the encouragement of friends, Holley stepped foot inside LivingProof Recovery, a local recovery community organization,… Continue Reading

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People: Chris Kerr named chair of Heart of the Community Foundation. Champion joins Floyd Urgent Care/Calhoun as nurse practitioner.

People: Chris Kerr named chair of Heart of the Community Foundation. Champion joins Floyd Urgent Care/Calhoun as nurse practitioner.

Chris Kerr has been elected chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation. Kerr is a commercial and residential sales agent at Hardy Realty. A native of Rome, Chris returned in 2015 after working in New York and Los Angeles for 18 years. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Berry College Student Enterprise Program’s summer farmers market set for July 21. Development authority meets Wednesday.

Buzz: Berry College Student Enterprise Program’s summer farmers market set for July 21. Development authority meets Wednesday.

  Angus beef, artisan cheese and fresh vegetables are just some of the items available July 21 at the Berry College annual summer Farmer’s Market. The market will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Clara Bowl drive adjacent to the Ford buildings and is hosted by the Berry College Student Enterprise Program. Other… Continue Reading

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Georgia DOT: Entrance ramp to I-75 north at Exit 290 in Cartersville to be closed this Friday night, Saturday.

Georgia DOT: Entrance ramp to I-75 north at Exit 290 in Cartersville to be closed this Friday night, Saturday.

  Expect a detour off entrance ram to I-75 at Exit 290 overnight Friday into most of Saturday: The northbound entrance ramp from Ga. 20 onto I-75 at milepost 290 in Bartow County will be closed and traffic detoured off it the night of Friday, July 13, and will remain closed through most of the day… Continue Reading

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