Category Archives: Buzz

Week ahead: Planning Commission to discuss rezoning requests for Integrated Fibers expansion, Old Castle Lawn and Garden. COVID-19 Vaccine clinic on Saturday. Seed Swap at Chieftains Museum.

Week ahead: Planning Commission to discuss rezoning requests for Integrated Fibers expansion, Old Castle Lawn and Garden. COVID-19 Vaccine clinic on Saturday. Seed Swap at Chieftains Museum.

The Rome-Floyd Planning Commission will meet Thursday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. via zoom. There will be three rezoning requests before the commission according to the agenda: Rezoning request from Keith Bonnell with NCB Realty, LLC for property at 0 Westside Industrial Boulevard from Heavy Industrial/Light Industrial to Heavy Industrial for the expansion of Integrated… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Honors for Berry’s Campus Carrier. State to review 2018 Floyd election error. Marine Corps League offers scholarships. Pepperell High’s SADD earns state grant.

Buzz: Honors for Berry’s Campus Carrier. State to review 2018 Floyd election error. Marine Corps League offers scholarships. Pepperell High’s SADD earns state grant.

  The Berry College student newspaper, Campus Carrier, won 13 awards for journalism excellence in the 2020 Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper received the third-place award for general excellence in its division. The awards were announced via an awards ceremony on video. “I am really excited that the Carrier is recognized as… Continue Reading

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Buzz: About gas prices — let’s fill ‘er up with facts. Cartersville’s Jeff Lewis re-elected to state Transportation Board. Gas line delay at Burwell Creek Trail Head.

Buzz: About gas prices — let’s fill ‘er up with facts. Cartersville’s Jeff Lewis re-elected to state Transportation Board. Gas line delay at Burwell Creek Trail Head.

Some of the chatter on Facebook these days are running on empty when it comes to gas prices. As the above chart shows, gas prices remain lower than the peaks we’ve seen in the last three years, according to Gas Buddy. Prices hit bottom in April 2020 — right at the peak of the pandemic’s… Continue Reading

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Marathon Redevelopment Committee meeting hears a preference for the city’s West Third land (entertainment-based), housing and the River District. Tabled: Celanese annexation.

Marathon Redevelopment Committee meeting hears a preference for the city’s West Third land (entertainment-based), housing and the River District. Tabled: Celanese annexation.

  Stretching two hours and 15 minutes, Rome’s Redevelopment Committee on Wednesday touched some of the key issues before the community, including West Third Street, the River District and affordable housing. The local trail system, tax allocation districts and a few others also were updated during the hybrid Zoom/in-person meeting. West Third Street site: Two… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Christopher P. Twyman named Georgia Super Lawyers honoree for 2021. Flu pretty much a no-show so far this season. Cartersville designated a Georgia Exceptional Main Street community. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday.

Buzz: Christopher P. Twyman named Georgia Super Lawyers honoree for 2021. Flu pretty much a no-show so far this season. Cartersville designated a Georgia Exceptional Main Street community. Floyd GOP Women meet Tuesday.

  Cox Byington Twyman LLP announces Managing Partner Christopher P. Twyman has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyers honoree for 2021. Georgia Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This honor is limited to no more than… Continue Reading

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Today: Harbin’s Coffee with Cardiologists. Saturday: Heart of Community Awards. Earlier: Watch the Floyd County, Rome City commission meetings.

Today: Harbin’s Coffee with Cardiologists. Saturday: Heart of Community Awards. Earlier: Watch the Floyd County, Rome City commission meetings.

Wednesday: Harbin Clinic is hosting Coffee with Cardiologists in honor of February’s Heart Month. It is virtual Q&A  with six Harbin Clinic cardiologists representing Rome, Cartersville, and Calhoun. During the event set for 8 a.m., cardiovascular experts will discuss prioritization of heart health as it relates to maintaining overall wellness, easy and effective lifestyle changes to optimize heart function, and how… Continue Reading

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GBI investigating Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood; says it was prompted by a request from the sheriff’s office.

GBI investigating Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood; says it was prompted by a request from the sheriff’s office.

  Becky Hood, the current chair of the Gordon County Commission, is the subject of an investigation by the GBI. According to Natalie L. Ammons, the GBI’s deputy director of public affairs: The GBI agency was requested by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 26 to initiate an investigation.  The Sheriff’s Office and District… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation posts 2020 annual report; highlights achievements in spite of COVID. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday.

Buzz: Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation posts 2020 annual report; highlights achievements in spite of COVID. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday.

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation’s annual report details surprising accomplishments in the pandemic year. The Twitter post from the agency perhaps says it best: “Even though COVID made things rough, we managed to get in several sports season and events along with tons of projects at local parks and facilities. You can read about all of… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Gas prices jump as Texas freezes; up more than 50 cents a gallon since mid-November. Scouts present District Awards of Merit, Silver Beaver honors.

Buzz: Gas prices jump as Texas freezes; up more than 50 cents a gallon since mid-November. Scouts present District Awards of Merit, Silver Beaver honors.

Blame gas price surge on Texas weather conditions: As the state continues to reel from last week’s deep freeze, industry analysts say the impact is being felt by gas suppliers and, in turn, by motorists. The above chart tracks prices from last Memorial Day through mid November and then through Sunday. Georgia gas prices were averaging… Continue Reading

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Model High’s Ellie Getchell organizes CrossFit fundraiser in honor of her mom and raises over $6,000 to benefit Glioblastoma research.

Model High’s Ellie Getchell organizes CrossFit fundraiser in honor of her mom and raises over $6,000 to benefit Glioblastoma research.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net In developing her senior project, Model High’s Ellie Getchell knew she wanted to do something to not only help the community but also to support her mom who suffers from brain cancer. She organized “Lift up LG,” a fundraising event in honor of her mom, Laura Getchell, to support research efforts of the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Scouting for Food’ collects over 2,500 canned goods for The Salvation Army. Redmond’s Heart of Community Heart Walk, Cycle and Paddle returns Saturday.

Buzz: ‘Scouting for Food’ collects over 2,500 canned goods for The Salvation Army. Redmond’s Heart of Community Heart Walk, Cycle and Paddle returns Saturday.

The Boy Scouts of America, Rome Rotary and The Salvation Army teamed up Saturday for the annual Scouting for Food. The Scouts brought in 2,584 canned and non-perishable food items on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. “We are extremely thankful for the Scouts and the community for their support of our food pantry,”… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Old River Road work is continuing. Floyd Virtual Academy registration under way. Highlands Writers Conference returns Feb. 27 (virtual).

Buzz: Old River Road work is continuing. Floyd Virtual Academy registration under way. Highlands Writers Conference returns Feb. 27 (virtual).

  Floyd County Schools is now accepting applications for our virtual academy for next school year.  Floyd Virtual Academy will be available to students in grades 8-12 for the 2021-2022 school year.  Students must submit an application to be considered.  All applications will be evaluated for approval based on a variety of factors including graduation process, historical attendance, student motivation criteria, and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Zoom into Independence’ is Feb. 25. Habitat to dedicate 57th completed home. Forbes honors United Community Bank.

Buzz: ‘Zoom into Independence’ is Feb. 25. Habitat to dedicate 57th completed home. Forbes honors United Community Bank.

‘Zoom Into Independence’ on Feb. 25: Want to learn about Independent Living philosophy? Curious how our center can help you or someone you know who has a disability? Need an intro course into Independent Living? Our new one-session class is just the ticket. It i set for Thursday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Online… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Please note Shorter Avenue traffic issue for Friday. Model senior selected to attend Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. Buyers sought for Glenwood Primary.

Buzz: Please note Shorter Avenue traffic issue for Friday. Model senior selected to attend Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. Buyers sought for Glenwood Primary.

In an effort to advance the removal of the steel plates on Shorter Ave near Kirton St, the outside westbound lane of Shorter Avenue will be closed during the day Fri, Feb 19 to allow construction materials to cure. Weather permitting, this section will reopen on Sat, Feb 20. pic.twitter.com/ndkjLBIbgN — CityOfRomeGa (@CityOfRomeGa) February 17,… Continue Reading

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