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Watch a recorded edition of the Cartersville Christmas Parade. Plus: The winners from the record 128 entries and more parade highlights.

Watch a recorded edition of the Cartersville Christmas Parade. Plus: The winners from the record 128 entries and more parade highlights.

From the Cartersville Exchange Club: “It was a great night to ring in the Christmas season with the Cartersville Exchange Club Christmas Parade. No doubt a  warm evening  but we feel confident the warm weather added to the tremendous turnout of spectators-a record crowd for sure! The Exchange Club would like to once again thank… Continue Reading

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Summerville parade is tonight; Saturday’s parades are in Lindale, Cave Spring, Cedartown and Kingston.

Summerville parade is tonight; Saturday’s parades are in Lindale, Cave Spring, Cedartown and Kingston.

FRIDAY The Summerville Christmas Parade, 7 p.m., with the theme, “An Old-Fashioned Christmas.” SATURDAY The Lindale Christmas Parade is Saturday. We Invite our community to participate at no charge. This year is special as we celebrate our 90th Christmas Season with the “Star Between the Stacks.” This year we have a theme, “A Lindale Christmas… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Kevin Allen, friends bring ‘Soul of Christmas’ to the DeSoto Dec. 19. 10th annual Winter Arts Market at Rome Civic Center Saturday, Sunday.

Buzz: Kevin Allen, friends bring ‘Soul of Christmas’ to the DeSoto Dec. 19. 10th annual Winter Arts Market at Rome Civic Center Saturday, Sunday.

Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation and Kevin Allen Music present ‘The Soul of Christmas’ on Dec. 19. The Soul of Christmas is a musical concert that will include Christmas songs and others in a Jazzy, Bluesy, and Soulful way. It will be a Musical concert full of artists and songs that we all love and cherish. The Kevin Allen Music… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Timothy Reynolds to perform at two events; proceeds benefit Rome for the Rescues. What to know.

Buzz: Timothy Reynolds to perform at two events; proceeds benefit Rome for the Rescues. What to know.

Two chances to help a great cause and hear from one of the region’s top talents, Timothy Reynolds. Tickets are $75 each (includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer). These gatherings will be limited seating. Purchase tickets at romefortherescues.org/. Continue Reading

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Rome Christmas Parade 2021: The winning entries, video, photos.

Rome Christmas Parade 2021: The winning entries, video, photos.

Rome Christmas Parade. Best in Parade – Pridemore and Cox Orthodonics (above video, Polar Express) Adult 1st Place – Floyd Republican Party 2nd Place – Bloomin T’s Boutique 3rd Place – Coosa Valley Credit Union 4th Place – Floyd Home Health Care 5th Place – Pruitt Hospice 6th Place –  McClain Sealock Post 136 of the American Legion Children 1st Place –… Continue Reading

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With the Toys for Tots facing increased calls for assistance, the Rome campaign gets a huge boost from Hardy Realty. Plus some great news for the Santa Bike Patrol (thanks, Walmart).

With the Toys for Tots facing increased calls for assistance, the Rome campaign gets a huge boost from Hardy Realty. Plus some great news for the Santa Bike Patrol (thanks, Walmart).

A year ago at this time, Linda Hatcher had counted some 400 requests from Floyd County families alone for assistance for Christmas. As of Tuesday, hours before the midnight deadline, that Floyd County number alone was at 818. Hatcher, who coordinates the Toys for Tots program that served 3,000 families in Floyd, Polk and Chattooga… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Salvation Army’s ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is this Friday — with drive-through donations available. ‘A Bing Crosby Christmas’ at Civic Auditorium Dec. 20.  Also: Recycling center adds cardboard area.

Buzz: Salvation Army’s ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is this Friday — with drive-through donations available. ‘A Bing Crosby Christmas’ at Civic Auditorium Dec. 20. Also: Recycling center adds cardboard area.

The Salvation Army of Rome’s 2021 “Stock our Shelves” (SOS) canned food drive is this Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and features drive-through service at 317 E. First Ave. or 310 E. Second Ave. Area residents are asked to donate canned and non-perishable food for future distribution in Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties. For more: 706-291-4745. “A Bing… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: With a month to go, how will we remember 2021? Housing boom grows louder. What we’re watching: End of the elections board and return of the King? Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: With a month to go, how will we remember 2021? Housing boom grows louder. What we’re watching: End of the elections board and return of the King? Peaks & Valleys.

SO HOW DO WE END 2021? With a month and change to go, the year 2021 has been mixed with good news and sadness. We’ll always remember 2020 as the year the pandemic began and how much of our lives changed — short-term and long-term. And while this year has supposedly been a year of… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the headlines: Floyd County commissioners meet Monday. Rome Board of Education retreat in Atlanta Tuesday. City of Rome job fair Wednesday.

Ahead of the headlines: Floyd County commissioners meet Monday. Rome Board of Education retreat in Atlanta Tuesday. City of Rome job fair Wednesday.

  MONDAY The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet for a Commission Budget Workshop on Monday, Nov. 29, from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. in the Caucus Room, Suite 204 of the Floyd County Administration building, 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. TUESDAY The Rome Board of Education will hold a Board Retreat on Tuesday, Nov.… Continue Reading

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The Christmas Tree rush is on, from retailers to Silver Creek’s rural setting (10 cool yule photos).

The Christmas Tree rush is on, from retailers to Silver Creek’s rural setting (10 cool yule photos).

>Above: 10 photos from the Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farm courtesy of Franklin Doss. The first round of Christmas trees, cut and live, as well as other garnishes are heading into Northwest Georgians’ homes this weekend. From retailers such as Home Depot to Kroger, the displays are up. And then there are the holiday favorites,… Continue Reading

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The Georgia Thunderbolts’ ‘Take it Slow’ gets airtime on Paramount+’s Mayor of Kingstown on Sunday as Rome’s big TV week continues. Casting call for RLT’s ‘Morningside.’

The Georgia Thunderbolts’ ‘Take it Slow’ gets airtime on Paramount+’s Mayor of Kingstown on Sunday as Rome’s big TV week continues. Casting call for RLT’s ‘Morningside.’

This already has been a big week for Rome as Megan Ware and Kate White from Honeymoon Bakery won the scary gingerbread competition on The Food Network on Monday. (See background) Next comes Paramont+’s Mayor of Kingstown streamer starring Jeremy (“Hawkeye”) Renner this coming Sunday night. The show features the cut “Take it Slow” from Rome-based… Continue Reading

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Updated: Movie crew to capture scenes from Rome’s Christmas parade on Nov. 30. Grand marshal is Doug Walker. Plus: Latest lineup (75 floats, six bands and …) .

Updated: Movie crew to capture scenes from Rome’s Christmas parade on Nov. 30. Grand marshal is Doug Walker. Plus: Latest lineup (75 floats, six bands and …) .

  From the parade breakfast at Coosa Country Club Tuesday morning. Parade Co-Chair Janet Byington reports 75 floats, six bands and “something special” from the Rome Braves are signed up so far for the parade on Nov. 30. Lisa Smith of the Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a movie crew will be taping the parade, including key… Continue Reading

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Buzz: AdventHealth Gordon updates visitor policy. Rome Board of Education will hold a Board Retreat on Tuesday, Nov. 30,

Buzz: AdventHealth Gordon updates visitor policy. Rome Board of Education will hold a Board Retreat on Tuesday, Nov. 30,

  The Rome Board of Education will hold a Board Retreat on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta located at 2844 Cobb Parkway SE, Atlanta. The retreat begins at 8:30 a.m.   Continue Reading

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Ahead of the headlines: Most school systems out for Thanksgiving. County Commission on Tuesday. Plus: We’ll learn who will be the grand marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade set for Nov. 30

Ahead of the headlines: Most school systems out for Thanksgiving. County Commission on Tuesday. Plus: We’ll learn who will be the grand marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade set for Nov. 30

  MONDAY Thanksgiving break for schools: Floyd, Rome City, Cartersville City, Bartow County Schools, Gordon County Schools, Calhoun City Schools, Polk County Schools. Rome City Commission meets: How the city plans to spend the pandemic relief money ($9.7 million) including the $1 million “housing incentive.” Watch the meeting video here. TUESDAY: Grand marshal to be named… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Thursday’s Love Feast will be take-out only. Here’s how to help. Rome Floyd County Development Authority sets called meeting for Nov. 30.

Buzz: Thursday’s Love Feast will be take-out only. Here’s how to help. Rome Floyd County Development Authority sets called meeting for Nov. 30.

Please note this year’s Love Feast on Thanksgiving Day is take-out only, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or whenever food runs out. Recently, more than 3,100 people were fed on Thanksgiving Day. Coats and jackets can be donated the Wednesday night before. They may be dropped off at the Civic Center during specified times… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: Gordon County is surging because of e-commerce, pandemic changes to the economy and location. More Varsity rumors, ‘A. Dam’ good idea and a couple of anniversaries.

Newsletter: Gordon County is surging because of e-commerce, pandemic changes to the economy and location. More Varsity rumors, ‘A. Dam’ good idea and a couple of anniversaries.

    INSIDE THE HEADLINES: Is Gordon County the new Bartow? In less than 12 months, projects together covering nearly 8 million square feet and worth a combined $735 million have been proposed near the two main corridors, I-75 and U.S. 41. Especially hot: the southern end of the county around the Union Grove interchange.… Continue Reading

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Home is where the ‘heart’ is this Thanksgiving: 150-year-old church oak, felled by lightning, finds renewed legacy in pair of heart-shaped tables, reclaimed keepsakes for Cartersville widower, family. 

Home is where the ‘heart’ is this Thanksgiving: 150-year-old church oak, felled by lightning, finds renewed legacy in pair of heart-shaped tables, reclaimed keepsakes for Cartersville widower, family. 

  By C.C. Wilson III For Hometown Headlines This is the sequel to a story written by C.C. Wilson III in December 2020 for Hometown Headlines. You can read it here. Home is where the heart is this Thanksgiving. And now equally sorrowful voids in both heart and home are fully filled for Cartersville widower… Continue Reading

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