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Dining & Drink: Rome Beer Fest — What to know about tickets, food and craft beer, including the debut of ‘When in Rome IPA’ from Rome City Brewing Co. Plus: Our podcasts on craft beer, the festival.

Dining & Drink: Rome Beer Fest — What to know about tickets, food and craft beer, including the debut of ‘When in Rome IPA’ from Rome City Brewing Co. Plus: Our podcasts on craft beer, the festival.

More about craft beer: >Above: The founders of Drowned Valley Brewing in Cartersville hope to open in November. >Above: Jay Shell of Rome City Brewing Co. on how he and Dr. Trent Prault combined their passion to create a Northwest Georgia destination.  >Above: Chris Kerr and Ali Booker, in a July interview, talk about the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: City Commission OK’s ‘urban camping’ ordinance.  Gas prices drop another four cents a gallon. Local range: $2.35 to $2.47 a gallon. Development Authority meets Wednesday.

Buzz: City Commission OK’s ‘urban camping’ ordinance. Gas prices drop another four cents a gallon. Local range: $2.35 to $2.47 a gallon. Development Authority meets Wednesday.

Notes from the City Commission: Quick  updates from Monday’s meeting: The commission approved the ‘urban camping’ ordinance by 8-1 vote. Wendy Davis, following an emotional discussion on with what’s missing from the proposal, voted no. The panhandling ordinance passed by the same vote; again, a no from Davis. Building Inspection Department Director Howard Gibson has… Continue Reading

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The BoilMasters: Food, fun and fellowship for Cartersville trio cooking up their low country boil to support local non-profits.

The BoilMasters: Food, fun and fellowship for Cartersville trio cooking up their low country boil to support local non-profits.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net What started out as three friends cooking a low country boil for their own Halloween party has evolved into an outlet to give back to the community. Cartersville residents Josh Brock, Bryan Canty and Tom Shinall, collectively known as the “BoilMasters,” now have quite a following for their popular events. “It… Continue Reading

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Look who’s lurking for you at BooFest this Friday. Armbands on sale at the Y for $7 through Thursday; $10 on Friday. What to know.

Look who’s lurking for you at BooFest this Friday. Armbands on sale at the Y for $7 through Thursday; $10 on Friday. What to know.

Come experience the magic of BooFest from the YMCA at Grizzard Park this Friday from 6 until 9 p.m. The weather looks perfect – 65 degrees and clear skies. Armbands are $7 per person today through Thursday and can be purchased at the YMCA at 810 Second Ave. for cash or credit. On Friday, the armbands go… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Honors for Rome native, the director at UT’s space institute. Honors for local gym. Tire recycling this Saturday at State Mutual Stadium.

Buzz: Honors for Rome native, the director at UT’s space institute. Honors for local gym. Tire recycling this Saturday at State Mutual Stadium.

Rome native Chris Crumbly, the University of Tennessee Space Institute’s Senior Director for Space and Defense Programs, has received  two awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Specifically, Crumbly received the 2019 Von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management from the AIAA Foundation and the 2019 Earl Pearce Professional of the Year Award… Continue Reading

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Pumpkins arrive at Trinity United Methodist Church; open daily now through Oct. 31.

Pumpkins arrive at Trinity United Methodist Church; open daily now through Oct. 31.

      The much-anticipated pumpkins arrived Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church at 606 Turner McCall Boulevard. The truck arrived right on time midday Sunday and sales started around 2 p.m. The church sells the pumpkins each year to support its youth program. The pumpkin patch will be open daily through Oct. 31. Hours… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Free showing of ‘To Kingdom Come’ on Oct. 21. Repairs to US 411 in Bartow on Tuesday. Open house/ribbon cutting for Winthrop Memory Care on Nov. 1. Concert to benefit Elevation House.

Buzz: Free showing of ‘To Kingdom Come’ on Oct. 21. Repairs to US 411 in Bartow on Tuesday. Open house/ribbon cutting for Winthrop Memory Care on Nov. 1. Concert to benefit Elevation House.

Free showing of ‘To Kingdom Come’ set for Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.: Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman of the Coosa River Basin Initiative offers this head’s up: “If you haven’t seen this film by local professor and filmmaker Brian Campbell, come join us Oct. 21 at the Rome City Auditorium. It’s a fascinating look at the… Continue Reading

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Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting has three key issues on current agenda: urban camping, panhandling and expanding areas for public alcohol consumption (including Barron Stadium).

Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting has three key issues on current agenda: urban camping, panhandling and expanding areas for public alcohol consumption (including Barron Stadium).

The penultimate Rome City Commission meeting before the Nov. 5 election has a few key topics to watch Monday evening. Up for second and final readings are the so-called “urban camping” and “panhandling” ordinances. Homeless advocates have worked with the city to review some of the changes outlined in both. You can read the current… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Youth Leadership Summit draws more than 500 students including some from Armuchee High. Season’s final Walk With a Doc is Oct. 19. Job fair Oct. 25 at Rome Career Center.

Buzz: Youth Leadership Summit draws more than 500 students including some from Armuchee High. Season’s final Walk With a Doc is Oct. 19. Job fair Oct. 25 at Rome Career Center.

  Youth summit draws more than 520 students:  To kick-off the sixth annual Youth Leadership Summit, more than 520 students and teachers from Northwest Georgia schools joined Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) at the Dalton Convention Center on Tuesday. The summit was started in 2014 to give Northwest Georgia students an opportunity to learn leadership skills… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Kiwanis Club of Rome sellings pecans just in time for Thanksgiving. Floyd County Police Department’s 10th annual golf tournament is Nov. 1, to benefit Elevation House.

Buzz: Kiwanis Club of Rome sellings pecans just in time for Thanksgiving. Floyd County Police Department’s 10th annual golf tournament is Nov. 1, to benefit Elevation House.

  The Kiwanis Club of Rome is peddling some of the world’s finest Georgia-grown pecans. They will arrive just in time for that pecan pie to be baked and enjoyed around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends. The cost is $12 per one-pound bag. The order deadline is Nov. 1 and the delivery is… Continue Reading

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Christian singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb to appear at Young Life of Rome/Floyd County event on Oct. 27.

Christian singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb to appear at Young Life of Rome/Floyd County event on Oct. 27.

Young Life of Rome/Floyd County presents an evening of story and song with Christian singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Rome City Auditorium. A Nashville native, Holcomb began her musical career by touring with her husband and his band, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors. After eight years and with the birth of… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Job fair set for Oct. 22 at Rome Career Center. Georgia Highlands’ streamlines police hot lines. Georgia tax collections up slightly in September.

Buzz: Job fair set for Oct. 22 at Rome Career Center. Georgia Highlands’ streamlines police hot lines. Georgia tax collections up slightly in September.

The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with CGP Applied Technology to host a job fair on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway. CGP Applied Technology will be looking to hire tapeline operators. Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so… Continue Reading

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Buzz: County Commission to recycle former ‘recycling’ center. Tree Walk Around Rome is Oct. 31.

Buzz: County Commission to recycle former ‘recycling’ center. Tree Walk Around Rome is Oct. 31.

  The Floyd County Commission is expected to approve the sale of the former Rome-Floyd Recycling Center at 405 Watters St. to Bella Roma owner Eddie Hasko for storage; sale price, $30,000. Hasko earlier said he’s use it for storage. The commission meets today  in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the… Continue Reading

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Lights! Cameras! Action! Rome? Two shoots under way here, Stranger Things and Black Widow.

Lights! Cameras! Action! Rome? Two shoots under way here, Stranger Things and Black Widow.

  We’re seeing reports of two shoots under way here, this one for Stranger Things and another on the upcoming Black Widow movie from Marvel. The latter production, a solo production of one of The Avengers, goes by the name Blue Bayou and dates back to July (see our earlier report). We’re not sure which one… Continue Reading

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