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Headlines ahead: What will be making news over the next seven days. Job fair, commission meetings, law enforcement memorial, household/hazardous waste recycling..

Headlines ahead: What will be making news over the next seven days. Job fair, commission meetings, law enforcement memorial, household/hazardous waste recycling..

ON OUR RADAR THIS WEEK Those Redmond rumors: In recent weeks, the rumors have crossed the many circles of Northwest Georgia’s medical community. From doctors to staffers to vendors and rivals, the exchanges all centered on a possible sale by HCA of Redmond Regional Medical Center and the adjoining surgical center. The potential buyers have been both… Continue Reading

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Sold-out Cody Johnson concert rocks Ridge Ferry Park.  Old Dominion coming in June.

Sold-out Cody Johnson concert rocks Ridge Ferry Park. Old Dominion coming in June.

Heard on the Tweet: Cody Johnson concert at Ridge Ferry Park tonight courtesy of @RF_ParksandRec popular enough for long lines. Seating in pods of four to observe social distance. pic.twitter.com/q6Hfv9sIjh — Hometown Headlines (@hometown) May 8, 2021   Cody Johnson was the first performer for the Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation’s summer concert series —… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Chief Justice extends state judicial emergency for 30 days; most court operations returning to normal.

Buzz: Chief Justice extends state judicial emergency for 30 days; most court operations returning to normal.

Under an order signed Saturday by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton, next Friday, May 14, deadlines will be reimposed on prosecutors for presenting cases to the grand jury involving detained adults and juveniles. The order is the 14th the Chief Justice has signed that extends for 30 days the Statewide Judicial Emergency… Continue Reading

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Heard on the Tweet: Some ‘Tropical’ grand opening specials today. Sneak peek at burgers, BBQ and a stunning building. The ‘Vax Meal’ deal:  Free burgers, dogs and maybe a TV. More ‘news blues’ in Cartersville.

Heard on the Tweet: Some ‘Tropical’ grand opening specials today. Sneak peek at burgers, BBQ and a stunning building. The ‘Vax Meal’ deal: Free burgers, dogs and maybe a TV. More ‘news blues’ in Cartersville.

  A collection of updates from our social media channels: Facebook, the Tweeter Machine and others… Item 1: The latest East Bend opening today, Tropical Smoothie Cafe Our take: Deals of the day. Free smoothies for a year for the 50 in line… $2.99, 24-ounce smoothies all day. Nice. Item 2: Blossom Hill barbecue and burgers:… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome bags garbage bags at Walker Mountain Landfill effective June 1. Berry’s outdoor campus reopens to public Sunday. Elections board meets Tuesday.

Buzz: Rome bags garbage bags at Walker Mountain Landfill effective June 1. Berry’s outdoor campus reopens to public Sunday. Elections board meets Tuesday.

Campus opens to public Sunday: The Berry College campus will reopen to the public beginning Sunday, May 9, until further notice. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the campus is accessible for outdoor recreation use only. The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, May 11, in the Community Room in… Continue Reading

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Alice and her five babies (cygnets) are putting on a show lakeside at Darlington. Here are the latest images.

Alice and her five babies (cygnets) are putting on a show lakeside at Darlington. Here are the latest images.

  This photo of Darlington’s swan, Alice, and her five cygnets swimming on Silver Lake was taken by eighth-grader Lily Ivester. Bonus points for those who knew baby swans are known as cygnets. An earlier photo of Alice and three of the youngsters has been viewed by 5,400 people on our Facebook feed, drawing 350-plus reactions.… Continue Reading

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Bartow Sole County Commissioner Steve Taylor named president of Georgia’s association of county commissioners.

Bartow Sole County Commissioner Steve Taylor named president of Georgia’s association of county commissioners.

Congratulations to Bartow County Sole Commissioner Steve Taylor on being sworn in as president of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, mostly identified as ACCG. Taylor has served as Bartow’s commissioner since January 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 and again in 2020. Taylor has led the county through much of the “boom” in industrial… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Lifeguards needed; pay is $10 and up. Busy week begins for PALs’ moms, kids. John Towers’ historic flight 102 years ago today.

Buzz: Lifeguards needed; pay is $10 and up. Busy week begins for PALs’ moms, kids. John Towers’ historic flight 102 years ago today.

Lifeguards needed; pay is $10 and up: Summer is almost here and the Northside Swim Center is getting ready to open. However, Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation is still in need of lifeguards. Lifeguard pay begins at $10 an hour and lifeguards can get a good amount of work over the summer. Lifeguards who already have certification… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Pepperell High students host community job fair Monday. Rome-Floyd Recycling Center’s Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics collection set for May 15. Exchange Club helps Bagwell Food Pantry.

Buzz: Pepperell High students host community job fair Monday. Rome-Floyd Recycling Center’s Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics collection set for May 15. Exchange Club helps Bagwell Food Pantry.

Pepperell High School’s Work Based Learning Program is hosting a communitywide job fair for students and adults on Monday, May 10, from 4 until 6 p.m. outside Pepperell High School (in the front parking lot, 3 Dragon Drive). Jobs will be available for all working ages. “We will have employers representing Floyd County Police, Fire, 911,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd County Democrats meet via Zoom Thursday. Darlington senior scholarship updates – and photo of 3 new ‘residents.’ Berry student earns Fulbright Award.

Buzz: Floyd County Democrats meet via Zoom Thursday. Darlington senior scholarship updates – and photo of 3 new ‘residents.’ Berry student earns Fulbright Award.

Darlington posted the above image on Monday, showcasing the three newest residents on the lake. The Floyd County Democratic Party will meet via Zoom this Thursday, May 6, from 7-8 pm. The guest speaker will be Arteen Afshar, who serves as the Political Director for the Young Democrats of Georgia. Afshar will report on the… Continue Reading

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Newswatch: Prayer breakfast returns Thursday. Big agenda for planning commission. Backyard BBQ Bash, Cody Johnson this weekend. Saturday: Scott Thompson concert.

Newswatch: Prayer breakfast returns Thursday. Big agenda for planning commission. Backyard BBQ Bash, Cody Johnson this weekend. Saturday: Scott Thompson concert.

  Thursday: The 2021 Rome Area Prayer Breakfast will be held at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds Community Building. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. to guests for seating. The program begins at 7 and ends promptly at 8:30. This year’s gifted keynote speaker is Sujo John, an author, international speaker, 911 survivor and founder of YouCanFreeUS – an international… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Model Middle’s Sara Grace Abernathy wins Optimist International GATEway District Oratorical contest. 2 called Floyd County Board of Education meetings on Wednesday. Prevention Week May 9-15. Baconfest this Saturday.

Buzz: Model Middle’s Sara Grace Abernathy wins Optimist International GATEway District Oratorical contest. 2 called Floyd County Board of Education meetings on Wednesday. Prevention Week May 9-15. Baconfest this Saturday.

Model Middle School eighth grader Sara Grace Abernathy recently won the Optimist International GATEway District Oratorical Contest.  While representing the Rome Noon Optimist Club, Sara Grace placed first place in the District finals held in Tucker after hundreds of students throughout Georgia and Eastern Tennessee over the last couple of months have competed in local… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Spring Creek Baptist Church gets a unique thank you for funding well in Uganda. Pepperell Class of 1971 meets Thursday to plan 50-year reunion.

Buzz: Spring Creek Baptist Church gets a unique thank you for funding well in Uganda. Pepperell Class of 1971 meets Thursday to plan 50-year reunion.

Great project by Spring Creek Baptist Church. Pepperell High School class of 1971 will meet this Thursday to discuss plans for a 50-year class reunion. If you attended, or graduated with Pepperell class of ’71, please join us Thursday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at Las Palmas Restaurant on Riverside Parkway. For more information, you can contact us… Continue Reading

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Dazzling downtowns: Rome, Cartersville kick off summer with arts, entertainment, Trevor, dining — and wine slushies. It continues today with May Market at Rose Lawn.

Dazzling downtowns: Rome, Cartersville kick off summer with arts, entertainment, Trevor, dining — and wine slushies. It continues today with May Market at Rose Lawn.

  With sunny skies, temperatures in the low 80s and a northeast breeze of 5 to 8 mph, the downtown communities of Rome and Cartersville couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the summer of 2021. Both towns hosted farmers markets to start the day. Cartersville gave way to the annual Duck… Continue Reading

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