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Business: South Rome Redevelopment Corporation featured in latest report from national public policy group The Brookings Institution.

Business: South Rome Redevelopment Corporation featured in latest report from national public policy group The Brookings Institution.

Editor’s note: This is a two-part look at the Brookings Institution report. Part two coming Monday on some community concerns for Rome overall and our responses to them. South Rome Redevelopment Corporation is featured in a new report from The Brookings Institution as a positive example of organization’s partnering together to help underserved communities. The Brookings Institution is… Continue Reading

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Buzz:  Berry professors to host ‘Impeachment in an Era of Toxic Partisanship: A Primer’ on Tuesday. Flexible Learning Day/No School for Rome City Schools on Friday. Plus: Floyd School Board, economic development meet this week.

Buzz: Berry professors to host ‘Impeachment in an Era of Toxic Partisanship: A Primer’ on Tuesday. Flexible Learning Day/No School for Rome City Schools on Friday. Plus: Floyd School Board, economic development meet this week.

Berry College government professors will host a conversation Tuesday called “Impeachment in an Era of Toxic Partisanship: A Primer.” The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Berry’s Evans Auditorium, will include a question and answer session. Questions may also be pre-submitted by the community. Please submit questions here . Berry College Associate Professors of Government Michael… Continue Reading

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Buzz: “Making a Difference” documentary about Cedartown-based Community Share Ministries to premiere Sunday at 6 p.m., Rome City Auditorium

Buzz: “Making a Difference” documentary about Cedartown-based Community Share Ministries to premiere Sunday at 6 p.m., Rome City Auditorium

Making a Difference, a documentary about locally-based Community Share Ministries, will premiere at the Rome City Auditorium on Sunday, November 17 at 6 p.m.  The film gives an inside look into a local ministry that has helped provide for those in need in Cedartown and the surrounding communities, according to Katherine Dudley, a filmmaker and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Georgia Northwestern awarded $10,000 from Grainger Foundation. GHC enrollment at more than 6,600 students this fall. Kiwanis to celebrate centennial. How to make ‘Tomato Cage Christmas Trees.’

Buzz: Georgia Northwestern awarded $10,000 from Grainger Foundation. GHC enrollment at more than 6,600 students this fall. Kiwanis to celebrate centennial. How to make ‘Tomato Cage Christmas Trees.’

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation was recently presented with a donation of $10,000 from The Grainger Foundation to be used for books, simulators, supplies and fees for the new Diesel Equipment Technology program on the Whitfield Murray County Campus. “Once again the community is showing their dedication to technical education by investing in possible future… Continue Reading

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Property tax deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. What you need to know.

Property tax deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. What you need to know.

  Media release: The 2019 property taxes for Floyd County and the City of Rome are due by Friday, Nov. 15. Taxes can be paid in the Tax Commissioner’s office at the Historic Courthouse, 4 Government Plaza, by mail at P.O. Box 26 Rome, GA. 30162, or online at www.floydcountytax.com. Taxes may be paid either with… Continue Reading

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Education: Two Georgia Northwestern students earn Marine Corps League grants. Area high schools competing in Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge next Tuesday.

Education: Two Georgia Northwestern students earn Marine Corps League grants. Area high schools competing in Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge next Tuesday.

  Two Georgia Northwestern Technical College students were recently chosen by the Jake Puryear Detachment 1020, Rome Marine Corps League to receive grants of $1,000 each based on letters submitted by the students to the league. The league awarded Calhoun resident George News the Bobby Blair grant. News is pursuing an Air Conditioning Technology degree… Continue Reading

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Buzz: 7th Annual Rome Community HeART Project seeks submissions. Recycling Center hosts Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday. TEA Party meets Nov. 19.

Buzz: 7th Annual Rome Community HeART Project seeks submissions. Recycling Center hosts Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday. TEA Party meets Nov. 19.

Rome Area Council for the Arts and Redmond Regional Medical Center are teaming up again for the Seventh Annual Rome Community HeART Project in celebration of National Heart Month. Once again, artists will be given a blank canvas on which to create their piece. The canvases will be photographed and enlarged into outdoor banners that will… Continue Reading

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Heard on the Tweet: Another November business surprise this week? A toast with your toast this Sunday. Late start for mall Santa this year. A good week for ‘missing persons.’

Heard on the Tweet: Another November business surprise this week? A toast with your toast this Sunday. Late start for mall Santa this year. A good week for ‘missing persons.’

  Another business surprise due this week? That’s the tip we received on Saturday. We’ve seen some surprising headlines in Northwest Georgia in recent weeks — the Floyd Medical Center/Atrium deal, the sale of Chicken Salad Chick’s owners, the three local Goo-Goo Express stops under new ownership and Bob Blumberg’s decision to drop the Johnny’s New… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Forum on Ice returns Sunday with ice slide. GNTC board elects new chair, vice chair.  Tree Walk canceled. Berry lecture to bridge healthcare and cultural differences with Hispanic communities.

Buzz: Forum on Ice returns Sunday with ice slide. GNTC board elects new chair, vice chair. Tree Walk canceled. Berry lecture to bridge healthcare and cultural differences with Hispanic communities.

  Preparations are under way for Rome’s second annual Forum on Ice that debuts Sunday. The Ice Rink inside the Forum River Center is coming back to Rome for a second season with a new feature, a 100-foot long ice slide for inner tubes as well as a 4000 ,square foot ice skating rink that… Continue Reading

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Meet the ‘Sausage Dogs,’ a team with 200 years experience who will light the griddles again Nov. 23 for the Noon Optimist Club’s Pancake Breakfast.

Meet the ‘Sausage Dogs,’ a team with 200 years experience who will light the griddles again Nov. 23 for the Noon Optimist Club’s Pancake Breakfast.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net There’s a group of men who get up in the wee hours of the morning to cook some 600 pounds of sausage patties on the Saturday before Thanksgiving…a tradition many have done for the last 30 years. They’re known as the ‘Sausage Dogs’ of the Rome Noon Optimist Pancake Breakfast, working… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Slow week for new flu cases in Georgia. Gas prices drop anywhere from a penny to 12 cents a gallon across Northwest Georgia.

Buzz: Slow week for new flu cases in Georgia. Gas prices drop anywhere from a penny to 12 cents a gallon across Northwest Georgia.

The fifth week of flu reports show the season is off to a mild start, based on Georgia Department of Health data. So far, 31 people have been hospitalized for the illness. Most are in 18-49 age group, or 11 in all. Six others were 50-64 and eight were 65 and older. Three patients were between newborn… Continue Reading

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Remembering all our veterans across Northwest Georgia: Observances planned in Rome, Cartersville, Cave Spring and Cedartown today.

Remembering all our veterans across Northwest Georgia: Observances planned in Rome, Cartersville, Cave Spring and Cedartown today.

  >>The above photo, from Equipment Outlet, shows some of the flags lining Martha Berry this Veterans Day courtesy of the Armuchee Ruritan Club. >>This morning’s weather: Look for sunny skies and 58 degrees with a 3-mph breeze at 11 a.m. Myrtle Hill Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Monday: The annual Laying of the Wreaths… Continue Reading

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Veterans: Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League to celebrate the 244th birthday of Marine Corps. Adairsville opens Veterans Memorial Park. Armuchee Ruritan Club salutes area veterans. Rome, Cartersville, Cedartown set Veterans Day event on Monday.

Veterans: Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League to celebrate the 244th birthday of Marine Corps. Adairsville opens Veterans Memorial Park. Armuchee Ruritan Club salutes area veterans. Rome, Cartersville, Cedartown set Veterans Day event on Monday.

Members of the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League, celebrated the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps with a banquet Saturday night at the Palladium (Coosa Valley Fairgrounds). The group hosted Col.l James Lenderman (retired) who recounted his experiences as a helicopter pilot participating in the 1980 aborted mission to free the American hostages held… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Harlem Globetrotters bringing their ‘Pushing the Limits’ tour to Darlington March 16; how to get tickets. ‘Blessings and Bluegrass’ today at Morrison Campground. Floyd DFCS hosting Holiday Blanket Drive.

Buzz: Harlem Globetrotters bringing their ‘Pushing the Limits’ tour to Darlington March 16; how to get tickets. ‘Blessings and Bluegrass’ today at Morrison Campground. Floyd DFCS hosting Holiday Blanket Drive.

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their  “Pushing the Limits” World Tour to Darlington on Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at harlemglobetrotters.com.  As part of the tour, the Globetrotters will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the four-point shot, a shot 30-feet from the basket which they introduced to the sport in 2010.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: One week left for Christmas parade registration; grand marshal to be announced Nov. 26. Rome studying transit changes, what’s next.

Buzz: One week left for Christmas parade registration; grand marshal to be announced Nov. 26. Rome studying transit changes, what’s next.

  The Rome Christmas Parade will be held on Tuesday, Dec 3. The theme this year is “Let it be Christmas Everywhere” and it begins at 6:30 p.m. at First Avenue and Broad Street, concluding with the tree lighting by City Hall. Applications can be found at romechristmasparade. The fee is $100. Deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 15. After… Continue Reading

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