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Help the Salvation Army can hunger today. Darlington’s 37th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols to be live streamed on Sunday. Latest scholarship updates.

Help the Salvation Army can hunger today. Darlington’s 37th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols to be live streamed on Sunday. Latest scholarship updates.

Today’s the day to help the Salvation Army can hunger: Here’s how to help.   Darlington School will  welcome the holidays this year with the 37th annual Festival of Lessons & Carols, which returns to Morris Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Darlington “Y” Cabinet and led primarily… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd Police, TRED seek support for Santa Bike Patrol — up to 30 bikes for kids in need. Auction set for Fuddruckers’ memorabilia. Art how today, next two Thursdays.

Buzz: Floyd Police, TRED seek support for Santa Bike Patrol — up to 30 bikes for kids in need. Auction set for Fuddruckers’ memorabilia. Art how today, next two Thursdays.

  The Floyd County Police Department is partnering with TRED to benefit Santa Bike Patrol, a Christmas benefit to give bicycles to children. GMC Value-Mart has already pledged support and will be helping us with a Boston butt fundraiser at their store in December. The police department sees a variety of circumstances and situations that… Continue Reading

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Drive-through Christmas parade delivers big crowd at State Mutual Stadium. See who won this year.

Drive-through Christmas parade delivers big crowd at State Mutual Stadium. See who won this year.

Missed the parade? Just click the above for a great view. Media release: Rome needed a Christmas parade this year.  The police estimated between 6,000 and 7,000 cars came through the parade held in drive-through fashion at State Mutual Stadium Tuesday evening. Every car had at least four people (with small children in their PJs) and some… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Flu season continues mild start; Bartow County Public Health offers drive-up shots. Plus: Business notes.

Buzz: Flu season continues mild start; Bartow County Public Health offers drive-up shots. Plus: Business notes.

The flu season continues to be mild with just three hospitalizations and no outbreaks reported through Nov. 21 (see above chart). A year ago, there had been 88 people hospitalized and 10 outbreaks, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Healthcare leaders continue to urge area residents to get flu shots his year. Remember,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Junior Service League accepting Community Partnership applications. Rome Board of Education annual retreat today at Courtyard.

Buzz: Junior Service League accepting Community Partnership applications. Rome Board of Education annual retreat today at Courtyard.

  The Junior Service League of Rome announces that the 2021-2022 Community Partnership Application is now open.  The program provides opportunities for selected organizations via year-long volunteer placement, group service projects, member drives and community funding.  This year, the league is accepting applications for volunteers and member drives only.  Partnerships will run from June 2021 through May 2022.… Continue Reading

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Amid pandemic, Tom and Ellie Hamby still ‘making spirits bright’ as Santa and Mrs. Claus don face masks, social distance. Look for them at Tuesday’s parade (map, latest updates).

Amid pandemic, Tom and Ellie Hamby still ‘making spirits bright’ as Santa and Mrs. Claus don face masks, social distance. Look for them at Tuesday’s parade (map, latest updates).

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Since first donning their red suits in 2003, Tom and Ellie Hamby, better known as Santa and Mrs. Claus, haven’t experienced a Christmas season quite like this year. Given the COVID pandemic, a lot has changed in how the community is celebrating this holiday season but the Hambys are doing their… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Five new Eagle Scouts for Troop 34 in Rome.

Buzz: Five new Eagle Scouts for Troop 34 in Rome.

  Five young men with Troop 34 became Eagle scouts on Saturday,  the highest rank offered in Scouting. The ceremony took place at Lock and Dam Park. The rank of Eagle Scout represents years of hard work. It also requires completion of a service project to the community or a non profit organization. From left… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A creates a ‘winter wonderland’ of lights to bring Christmas cheer during a tough year.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A creates a ‘winter wonderland’ of lights to bring Christmas cheer during a tough year.

  Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue is bringing the Christmas ‘cheer’ to customers this holiday season. A multitude of lights and decorations adore the restaurant complete with a drive-through canopy of lights creating a winter wonderland effect. Given a chaotic year because of the COVID pandemic, Operator Greg Major says that is “exactly why we… Continue Reading

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Week ahead: Drive-Through Rome Christmas Parade set for Tuesday. Planning Commission meets Thursday. ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is Friday.

Week ahead: Drive-Through Rome Christmas Parade set for Tuesday. Planning Commission meets Thursday. ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is Friday.

  Tuesday: The Rome Christmas Parade is set for the State Mutual Stadium parking areas from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme this year will expand to become ”Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting the Heroes of 2020.”  The Red and Gold Parking areas of the Braves stadium will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with floats, lights,… Continue Reading

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From Hometown Headlines: We’re no longer posting articles, news releases about nonessential public gatherings, at least through Jan. 31, because of spreading coronavirus threat.

From Hometown Headlines: We’re no longer posting articles, news releases about nonessential public gatherings, at least through Jan. 31, because of spreading coronavirus threat.

Effective today, Hometown Headlines is suspending all posts involving public gatherings with potential crowds of 25 or more at least until Jan. 31. This includes potential news stories, media releases, indoor high school or college sporting events, entertainment and other nonessential assemblies. We likewise will not accept any advertising for such events. Anything that has… Continue Reading

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‘Stock Our Shelves,’ the Salvation Army’s annual can-a-thon, has a different touch this year. Here’s how you can help on Dec. 4 from the front seat of your car.

‘Stock Our Shelves,’ the Salvation Army’s annual can-a-thon, has a different touch this year. Here’s how you can help on Dec. 4 from the front seat of your car.

There’s a different way to help the Salvation Army’s annual canned food drive “Stock our Shelves” this year. Schools and churches already have been collecting canned and non-perishable food items and we collections are under way. This year, the Salvation Army has added a day of community giving on Friday, Dec. 4, from 7:30 a.m.… Continue Reading

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Parade week begins Tuesday (it will feel like Christmas!) with more on Thursday and Saturday.

Parade week begins Tuesday (it will feel like Christmas!) with more on Thursday and Saturday.

  Dec. 1: The Rome Christmas Parade Committee is set for the State Mutual Stadium parking areas on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme this year will expand to become ”Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting the Heroes of 2020.”  The Red and Gold Parking areas of the Braves stadium will be transformed into… Continue Reading

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Love Feast take-out event is today at Rome Civic Center. Legends in West Rome offering free Thanksgiving meal, showers.

Love Feast take-out event is today at Rome Civic Center. Legends in West Rome offering free Thanksgiving meal, showers.

  Thanksgiving Day: The Love Feast at the Rome Civic Center is continuing this year but with pandemic precautions including a decision to go take-out only. Deliveries also are planned. The hours are 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or the food runs out. Donations are being accepted including takeout trays, foil, plates and desserts (cakes, pies, etc.)  Cash… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Westminster Presbyterian Church presents a virtual Hanging of the Greens Sunday evening. Ga. 53 bypass to I-75 near Calhoun just about ready.

Buzz: Westminster Presbyterian Church presents a virtual Hanging of the Greens Sunday evening. Ga. 53 bypass to I-75 near Calhoun just about ready.

    Join Westminster Presbyterian Church for our virtual Hanging of the Greens service this Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the traditions involved in the Advent season? Come and explore the meaning of the Advent colors and wreath; the holly, evergreens, and poinsettias. Additionally, discover the meaning of the… Continue Reading

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Cedartown cancels ‘reverse’ Christmas parade, citing lack of entrants. Plus: Updates on Rome, Cartersville, Summerville parades.

Cedartown cancels ‘reverse’ Christmas parade, citing lack of entrants. Plus: Updates on Rome, Cartersville, Summerville parades.

The city of Cedartown, the first to announce plans for a “reverse Christmas parade” to offset coronavirus concerns, has had to cancel the Dec. 5 event. “We’ve had to make the decision to cancel the reverse Christmas parade due to lack of interest. We get it. Many churches aren’t meeting, or when they do, it’s… Continue Reading

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Anchored by a replica of the Clocktower, the new playground equipment at Ridge Ferry Park is now open. Ribbon cutting is Dec. 7.

Anchored by a replica of the Clocktower, the new playground equipment at Ridge Ferry Park is now open. Ribbon cutting is Dec. 7.

The new playground at Ridge Ferry Park is open and ready for use. Crews completed construction on the playground over the weekend and have removed the barriers, allowing people to come out and enjoy the new equipment. The playground was part of the 2017 SPLOST package. Construction began with the removal of old equipment in… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd awarded patient safety, medical excellence honors. Love Feast dropoff, coat drive is tonight; take-out event is Thursday. Legends in West Rome offering free Thanksgiving meal, showers.

Buzz: Floyd awarded patient safety, medical excellence honors. Love Feast dropoff, coat drive is tonight; take-out event is Thursday. Legends in West Rome offering free Thanksgiving meal, showers.

Floyd Medical Center has been recognized as a leader in the nation, state and region for patient safety and medical excellence by CareChex Awards by Quantros: For Patient Safety in Overall Medical Care, Floyd has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital in the state and local market and Top 10 Percent in the Nation, Top 100 in… Continue Reading

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