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Newsmakers: Dr. Dana Nichols, interim GHC president, resigning June 30. Former Shorter, Darlington basketball coach Chad Warner joins Furman staff.

Newsmakers: Dr. Dana Nichols, interim GHC president, resigning June 30. Former Shorter, Darlington basketball coach Chad Warner joins Furman staff.

interim at ghc   Another change coming to Georgia Highlands this summer: Dr. Dana Nichols, a longtime member of the Georgia Highlands College community who has served as interim president since Don Green left, plans to leave June 30. Her normal duties include serving as provost and chief academic officer, a position she was appointed… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the Headlines: River clean-up set for today; how to help. Floyd Board of Education meeting, too. Development authorities meet Tuesday, Wednesday.

Ahead of the Headlines: River clean-up set for today; how to help. Floyd Board of Education meeting, too. Development authorities meet Tuesday, Wednesday.

MONDAY Floyd County Public Works will close Industrial Park Boulevard beginning at Highway 27 to Superior Drive  to perform paving operations.  Residents needing access to Superior Drive will be detoured to Booze Mountain Road.  Floyd County Board of Education meeting.  Caucus will begin at 5 p.m., the board meeting at 6. Agenda TUESDAY The Rome… Continue Reading

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Total eclipse of the moon… the ‘blood moon’ at that. Photos from the National Weather Service.

Total eclipse of the moon… the ‘blood moon’ at that. Photos from the National Weather Service.

  While you were sleeping… : There was a total lunar eclipse over our area and much of North American late Sunday into today. The National Weather Service says the timing was from 11:29 p.m. until 12:53 a.m. Continue Reading

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Photos from Darlington’s commencement ceremony plus a link to watch the recorded event.

Photos from Darlington’s commencement ceremony plus a link to watch the recorded event.

You can watch the ceremony by clicking the arrow below: Continue Reading

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Weekend: Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

Weekend: Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

SUNDAY The Wizard of Oz. Show time at the DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street is 2:30 p.m. Sunday. From Rome Little Theatre, the show is directed by Mandy Maloney; produced by Daphne Arthur; with musical direction by James Willis and choreography by Hannah Camacho. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors and $15 per… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: Greene’s security needs behind high-priced SUV, six-digit protection costs, campaign says. Rome’s Gretchen Corbin on lottery’s 30th anniversary. Updates on sushi — and craft beer. A packed Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Greene’s security needs behind high-priced SUV, six-digit protection costs, campaign says. Rome’s Gretchen Corbin on lottery’s 30th anniversary. Updates on sushi — and craft beer. A packed Peaks & Valleys.

POPCORN & POLITICS: It’s not easy being Greene. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s congressional opponents are turning wheels with a copy of a $92,679.60 vehicle purchase for a “campaign vehicle” in November. But, according to her team, there’s more to it than tax, tag and title — as well as much more about her overall security. A search… Continue Reading

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Weekend: Peace Officers Memorial is today at 11 a.m. Darlington begins next round of graduations. Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

Weekend: Peace Officers Memorial is today at 11 a.m. Darlington begins next round of graduations. Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

FRIDAY FRIDAY-SATURDAY Darlington’s commencement weekend speakers will include retiring Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss (’63) at Baccalaureate and Darlington trustee Gretchen Corbin, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp., at commencement. Baccalaureate will take place Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in Morris Chapel. Commencement will be held Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m.… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the Headlines: Downtown Development meets Thursday; Peace Officers Memorial Service on Friday.

Ahead of the Headlines: Downtown Development meets Thursday; Peace Officers Memorial Service on Friday.

  THURSDAY Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Carnegie Training Room. Agenda follows. FRIDAY The Peace Officers Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. at the Law Enforcement Complex Memorial Plaza. Continue Reading

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Darlington honors outstanding faculty, staff members at annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Called Rome Board of Education meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

Darlington honors outstanding faculty, staff members at annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Called Rome Board of Education meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

  Darlington School honored outstanding faculty and staff members at the annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 5. Annivesaries: The following faculty and staff members were recognized for their five-year anniversaries: Andrew Beckman, Brent Bell, Kristen Bell, Tori Brown, Sam Clark, Kristy Garrett, Chloe Garth-Fielder, Barbara Kuckhoff, Jennifer… Continue Reading

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Dr. Mike Hobbs is the new ‘Charger in charge’ at Georgia Highlands.

Dr. Mike Hobbs is the new ‘Charger in charge’ at Georgia Highlands.

    Dr. Mike Hobbs replaces Dr. Don Green who left last summer after six years to serve as president of Point Park University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Dana Nichols, GHC’s chief academic officer and provost, had served as interim. Media release: The Board of Regents voted today to name Dr. Mike Hobbs as the sole finalist… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: Elder’s Ace Hardware’s move from east to west (Rome) expected by June 1. A lull in medical projects? Ice cream on a roll again and other business updates. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Elder’s Ace Hardware’s move from east to west (Rome) expected by June 1. A lull in medical projects? Ice cream on a roll again and other business updates. Peaks & Valleys.

  Elder’s Ace Hardware looking at late May/early June opening at Shorter Avenue location. The 32,000 square feet inside the former IGA at Shorter Avenue and Division Street should give way to a new home for Elder’s Ace Hardware by the first of the month. A soft opening had been discussed for as soon as… Continue Reading

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Georgia Northwestern answering needs with resource centers on all six campuses.

Georgia Northwestern answering needs with resource centers on all six campuses.

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has opened Resource Centers on all six campuses to assist Special Populations students. Daizha Staples, Special Populations coordinator at GNTC, manages the new program, which operates through the Office of Student Success. She also oversees all of GNTC’s food pantries and clothing closets. The resources are available on the… Continue Reading

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AAA: Gas prices up 12 cents in a week, $1.08 a gallon year over year. Locally, the average was $3.80 to $3.82 a gallon with the lowest found in Cartersville.

AAA: Gas prices up 12 cents in a week, $1.08 a gallon year over year. Locally, the average was $3.80 to $3.82 a gallon with the lowest found in Cartersville.

  In context: Even with state gas taxes on hold through this month, the cost of a gallon of gasoline is climbing again. A release from AAA shows the varying prices across the state with Rome listed among the lower options. We tracked three family gas purchases on Sunday and found a bit of a… Continue Reading

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‘The Historic Black and Slave Cemeteries of Rome, Ga.’ is a stunning look at black history, some of those who made it and where they rest.

‘The Historic Black and Slave Cemeteries of Rome, Ga.’ is a stunning look at black history, some of those who made it and where they rest.

Berry College’s Viking Fusion takes a closer look at “The Historic Black and Slave Cemeteries of Rome, Ga.,” in a 30-minute documentary by reporter Addison Howard. Mixing interviews with Bill Collins, Rome’s first black mayor and longtime city commissioner, historian Lavada Dillard, North Rome community activist Charles Love and others, Howard takes viewers from Zuber Cemetery… Continue Reading

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