Category Archives: Buzz

Newsletter: 90-day open container test? We’ll drink to that. Zoning sign across from Tractor Supply attracts a lot of eyes. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: 90-day open container test? We’ll drink to that. Zoning sign across from Tractor Supply attracts a lot of eyes. Peaks & Valleys.

IN FOCUS: Open container proposal.   This is a test … of the open container proposal: With a fifth of the 21st Century already behind us, Rome officials again are being asked to consider an open container policy for the downtown and River District neighborhoods, at least on a trial basis. The current proposal involves… Continue Reading

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Buzz: One Community United offers two movies ‘that educate, entertain and inspire’ this Thursday. Quilt auction to benefits library’s children’s department.

Buzz: One Community United offers two movies ‘that educate, entertain and inspire’ this Thursday. Quilt auction to benefits library’s children’s department.

One Community United sponsoring two free movies this Thursday. “Join us for a free showing of films that educate, entertain and inspire. Choose from either ‘Just Mercy’ or the Oscar-nominated ‘I Am Not Your Negro.’ Both movies are rated PG-13. Just Mercy will begin at 6:45 and I Am Not Your Negro at 7 p.m. The movies are… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves-Tourists delayed again; double header today beginning at 4 p.m. Former Berry football player named an assistant coach at Rhodes. New girls golf coach at Rome High.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves-Tourists delayed again; double header today beginning at 4 p.m. Former Berry football player named an assistant coach at Rhodes. New girls golf coach at Rome High.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL Rome Braves-Tourists delayed by field conditions; play two today beginning at 4 p.m. Media release: For the second time in four nights, the Rome Braves (17-16) were unable… Continue Reading

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Juneteenth celebration set for June 19. Arts festival, road race in Cave Spring this weekend. Master gardeners to answer questions at Bee Fest June 26.

Juneteenth celebration set for June 19. Arts festival, road race in Cave Spring this weekend. Master gardeners to answer questions at Bee Fest June 26.

  The event is open to all and will be held at Greater Mount Calvry Baptist Chuch at 445 E. 14th St., ponsored by Rome NAACP, Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Rome Lodge 79. Time: 4 until 7 p.m. 46th annual Cave Spring Arts Festival this Saturday, Sunday at Rolater Park with Saturday road race.… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. USA Track & Field event expects to draw big crowd in Rome June 23-26. Rome Braves edged 6-5. Atlanta Braves fall again in late innings, 4-3.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. USA Track & Field event expects to draw big crowd in Rome June 23-26. Rome Braves edged 6-5. Atlanta Braves fall again in late innings, 4-3.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Rome’s Office of Tourism and Rome Sports announce the 2021 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships will be held June 23-26 at  Barron Stadium and the throw center… Continue Reading

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Buzz:  Qualifying set for Aug. 16-20 for Rome City Commission, School Board seats. Singer/actor Alan Naylor joins the Rome Symphony Orchestra chamber players at Darlington June 26.

Buzz: Qualifying set for Aug. 16-20 for Rome City Commission, School Board seats. Singer/actor Alan Naylor joins the Rome Symphony Orchestra chamber players at Darlington June 26.

  Qualifying set for Aug. 16-20 for Rome City Commission, School Board seats: City Clerk Joe Smith says Rome will allow the maximum time to qualify for three Ward 2 seats on the City Commission and all seven posts on the Board of Education. Qualifying will start at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, and close… Continue Reading

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Floyd Against Drugs moves celebration of 20 years to June 17.

Floyd Against Drugs moves celebration of 20 years to June 17.

Floyd Against Drugs event reset for June 17 because of rain threat. FAD is celebrating its 20th anniversary from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Rome-Floyd Chamber. They’re calling the  celebration “20for$20” in hope that folks will come enjoy coffee from Java Joy sponsored by Dempsey Auction, meet the board of directors and consider giving a small… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves take two from visiting Tourists. Atlanta Braves fall in walkoff by Phillies. State athletic directors remember Phil Jones.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves take two from visiting Tourists. Atlanta Braves fall in walkoff by Phillies. State athletic directors remember Phil Jones.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL   The Rome Braves and Asheville Tourists . Media release: The Rome Braves (17-15) took both games of a Wednesday night doubleheader against the Asheville Tourists (13-18). Rome won… Continue Reading

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Gary Burkhalter, Floyd’s assistant county manager, retiring after 40 years of public service.

Gary Burkhalter, Floyd’s assistant county manager, retiring after 40 years of public service.

Retiring Assistant County Manager Gary Burkhalter was honored during Tuesday evening’s County Commission meeting Burkhalter joined the county more than 15 years ago as comptroller/finance director and was named assistant county manager in August 2015. He previously worked for the city of Rome and Bartow County schools. He’s a graduate of Pepperell High School and… Continue Reading

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Community, Plant Bowen volunteers help preserve the final resting place of 333 Black Pioneers. Read about the project and the legacy.

Community, Plant Bowen volunteers help preserve the final resting place of 333 Black Pioneers. Read about the project and the legacy.

Media release: The Plant Bowen Citizens of Georgia Power chapter started their Legacy Project to help the City of Euharlee restore Black Pioneers Cemetery. The cemetery was in use from approximately 1830-1900 and had over 300 graves. It was largely forgotten until 2002, when Euharlee Historical Society saved the site from development. Volunteers started by paving the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd County 4-H competes in district project contest; Lee Donahue elected to help represent northwest area.

Buzz: Floyd County 4-H competes in district project contest; Lee Donahue elected to help represent northwest area.

More than 300 seventh through 12th grade youth from 35 counties gathered at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton for the Northwest District Project Achievement. Floyd County was represented by six youth in five project areas. Those participating were able to refine their leadership, research, and public speaking skills while competing to continue to the… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves-Tourists hit with rain delay; resume game tonight at 5. Atlanta Braves rally, win 9-5 over Phillies. Atlanta Hawks fall to ’76ers; playoff series even, 1-1.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves-Tourists hit with rain delay; resume game tonight at 5. Atlanta Braves rally, win 9-5 over Phillies. Atlanta Hawks fall to ’76ers; playoff series even, 1-1.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL   The Rome Braves and Asheville Tourists hit with rain delay; resume at 5 this evening. Media release: Mother Nature brought Tuesday night’s series-opener between the Rome Braves (15-15)… Continue Reading

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Housing committee talks about infill incentives, using CARE dollars and potential housing needed in Shannon as Ball Corp. grows.

Housing committee talks about infill incentives, using CARE dollars and potential housing needed in Shannon as Ball Corp. grows.

Monday’s meeting of the Special Committee on Housing heard more about incentives for infill housing development, potentials for using uncommitted federal CARE dollars to help with new housing, use of Tax Allocation Districts to help some developers and other ways to help relieve housing concerns. Also discussed were changes to the city/county development guidelies. Additional… Continue Reading

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Make that Bike Ride Across Northwest Georgia as BRAG cruises through the area. Plus: What to watch for near Cedartown today.

Make that Bike Ride Across Northwest Georgia as BRAG cruises through the area. Plus: What to watch for near Cedartown today.

Some clips from a busy Monday for those taking part in the Bike Ride Across Georgia 2021 — and what to watch for today. >Follow all the BRAG updates here. Continue Reading

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