Category Archives: Buzz

Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors.

Word on the Tweet: Better business news? Updates on ‘The Base.’ Mounting flu concerns. Area politics. Restaurant rumors.

  Some Kiplinger-style updates on our nine key topics in Northwest Georgia: BUSINESS: This week should end on a plus note. A couple of things in the works are expected to gel before sunset. We’ll have the updates once final this afternoon or evening. We’re do for a little good news after a recent spike… Continue Reading

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Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $28,000 in grants to nonprofits.

Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $28,000 in grants to nonprofits.

Media release: In its fourth year of making grants, The Community Foundation for Greater Rome has awarded $216,000 from both the Rome Impact Fund and from multiple Donor Advised Funds. “We represent a collection of funds,” said Ashley Garner, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “Each year we are giving larger and larger sums of money… Continue Reading

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Buzz: The Floyd County Board of Education meets Monday, also Feb. 1. Roadwork ahead between Summerville, Lyerly.

Buzz: The Floyd County Board of Education meets Monday, also Feb. 1. Roadwork ahead between Summerville, Lyerly.

The Floyd County Board of Education will meet Monday, Jan. 27. The caucus is at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office and the meeting begins at 6 in the board room. A board work session has been reset for Saturday, Feb. 1, at 8 a.m. in the superintendent’s office. It should conclude by noon. The… Continue Reading

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Night to Shine 2020: Local churches partnering with Tim Tebow Foundation for special needs prom event on Feb. 7 in Floyd, Gordon, Bartow and Polk

Night to Shine 2020: Local churches partnering with Tim Tebow Foundation for special needs prom event on Feb. 7 in Floyd, Gordon, Bartow and Polk

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Four Northwest Georgia churches will be among the 720 churches worldwide hosting the “Night to Shine” special needs prom event in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation on Friday, Feb. 7. Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in Silver Creek will once again be hosting the event for the Rome-Floyd County… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Demonstration on new voting machines set for Feb. 1. County seeks honorees for African American History Month. City Commission committee assignments posted. ‘Valentunes VII’ is Feb. 15.

Buzz: Demonstration on new voting machines set for Feb. 1. County seeks honorees for African American History Month. City Commission committee assignments posted. ‘Valentunes VII’ is Feb. 15.

Please join the League of Women Voters of Rome-Floyd and Floyd County Chief Elections Clerk Robert Brady for a demonstration of the new Dominion Voting Machines on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. until noon at  St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Daniel Hall,  101 E. Fourth Ave.,  Rome. The event will include a presentation, Q&A, and hands-on training… Continue Reading

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PAWS, Floyd County Public Works, 911 team up for a different type of dog rescue — one trapped 30 feet inside a drain pipe.

PAWS, Floyd County Public Works, 911 team up for a different type of dog rescue — one trapped 30 feet inside a drain pipe.

Adds Floyd County: “We appreciate the collaborated efforts of our Floyd County E-911 GA, Public Animal Welfare Services, and most especially Floyd County Public Works. Great work, team! #FloydCountyFocused #teamwork.” Continue Reading

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Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Freedom March (video and photos); special program (five photos);  and community service projects throughout Rome-Floyd County.

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Freedom March (video and photos); special program (five photos); and community service projects throughout Rome-Floyd County.

Video from City of Rome. Huge turnout for today’s Freedom March through Downtown Rome to celebrate life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The parade along Broad Street ended at the Rome City Auditorium for a program with keynote speaker Meredith Lilly, director of External Affairs for DeKalk County, Ga., and the MLK Jr. Community Choir.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Family Resource Center’s ‘Night at the Movies’ returns Feb. 25. Rome Middle School honors 360 students on President’s List Celebration.

Buzz: Family Resource Center’s ‘Night at the Movies’ returns Feb. 25. Rome Middle School honors 360 students on President’s List Celebration.

    The Exchange Club Family Resource Center is hosting its 20th annual ‘Night At The Movies’ on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The evening will begin with Hors D’Oeuvres at 6 p.m. at the 7 Hills Building (next door to the DeSoto Theatre) followed by the movie at 7:45 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium. From… Continue Reading

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CLEAR: Ledbetter interchange slowed by accident stalling traffic flowing from Turner McCall onto 411; all clear at 4:15 p.m.

CLEAR: Ledbetter interchange slowed by accident stalling traffic flowing from Turner McCall onto 411; all clear at 4:15 p.m.

  4:15 p.m. All clear. PREVIOUSLY Watch out for an accident that has traffic stalled as you merge from U.S. 27 on to U.S. 411 at the Ledbetter interchange. At 3:45 p.m. Monday, traffic is stacked up was you leave Rome heading toward Cartersville on U.s. 27 as well as entering the city from Cedartown.… Continue Reading

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Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Freedom March in Rome today at 11:30 a.m. Parade in Cartersville at 2 p.m. Today’s schedule of events.

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Freedom March in Rome today at 11:30 a.m. Parade in Cartersville at 2 p.m. Today’s schedule of events.

The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration continues with parades in Rome and Cartersville today. Below please find the schedule of events for today. Forecast: It will be cold with temp around 32 degrees at 11 a.m. for today’s Freedom March in Downtown Rome. In Cartersville, temp will be around 36 degrees for the 2 p.m.… Continue Reading

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Education: Georgia Northwestern nominates 7 for Rick Perkins Award of Excellence.

Education: Georgia Northwestern nominates 7 for Rick Perkins Award of Excellence.

  Faculty and staff at Georgia Northwestern Technical College have nominated seven of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition.The Rick Perkins Award honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) most outstanding instructors. The award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns to Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Feb. 29 and to Rockmart on Feb. 15. Rome BOE will have work session Tuesday.

Buzz: Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns to Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Feb. 29 and to Rockmart on Feb. 15. Rome BOE will have work session Tuesday.

The popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns to Truett’s Chick-fil-A in Rome on Saturday, Feb. 29. Reservations will open on Feb. 10. Watch Truett’s Chick-fil-A’s Facebook page for more details. The Chick-fil-A in Rockmart at 1500 Chattahoochee Drive will also host a Daddy-Daughter Date Night with a 50’s theme on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 4-7 p.m.  Reservations… Continue Reading

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2:55 p.m. update: Water service now restored to Garden Lakes community after Rome Water Department crews work 10 hours to find and repair leak.

2:55 p.m. update: Water service now restored to Garden Lakes community after Rome Water Department crews work 10 hours to find and repair leak.

2:55 p.m. update: City of Rome Water Department says crews have resolved the issue in Garden Lakes and water service has been restored to all customers. The water might be slow flowing at first as full pressure returns. 2:30 p.m. update: Rome Water Department reports crews are still out in Garden Lakes working on the situation.… Continue Reading

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United Way’s Cathy Aiken-Freeman, now working with homelessness council, seeks community feedback on next steps.

United Way’s Cathy Aiken-Freeman, now working with homelessness council, seeks community feedback on next steps.

Media release: United Way’s Cathy Aiken-Freeman, Support Staff to the Interagency Council on Poverty & Homelessness, formerly the Homeless Task Force, is hosting community conversations in her new office in City Hall. The community is invited to meet one-on-one and share their thoughts on homelessness. These conversations are the first phase of developing a holistic, collaborative model… Continue Reading

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River District rezoning plan up for review in March. Starting today, planners are knocking on doors and sending 110 letters touting what ‘urban mixed use’ would mean to the reviving neighborhoods.

River District rezoning plan up for review in March. Starting today, planners are knocking on doors and sending 110 letters touting what ‘urban mixed use’ would mean to the reviving neighborhoods.

  >In August, Artagus Newell, planning director of Rome Floyd County, and Brice Wood, associate planner, joined Hometown Headlines’ John Druckenmiller to discuss changes coming to  the River District just across the Oostanaula from downtown and Broad Street. Please click the above box to hear what they had to say. THE LATEST: The city of Rome is… Continue Reading

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