Category Archives: Buzz

Updated: Savoy Automobile Museum plans 2020 opening in Cartersville. Floyd Board of Education sets called meeting Thursday.

Updated: Savoy Automobile Museum plans 2020 opening in Cartersville. Floyd Board of Education sets called meeting Thursday.

  The Savoy Automobile Museum is coming to Cartersville in 2020. Look for a 60,000-square-foot “world-class automobile museum nestled on 34 acres off I-75, Exit 290” (about 1.5 miles west of the he Ga. 20 intersection with I-75), according to the museum’s Facebook page. Tom Shinall, Savoy’s director of development, joined us on Hometown Headlines… Continue Reading

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20-plus local churches unite to bring Dr. Tony Evans to Rome on June 29.

20-plus local churches unite to bring Dr. Tony Evans to Rome on June 29.

Media release: More than 20 local churches in partnership with a local ministry organization Covenant Kingdom Pastors are uniting to bring national pastor, author and speaker Dr. Tony Evans to Rome. He will be the featured speaker for the free community on Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at the Forum River Center. Evans is one of the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Police Explorers earn honors at  Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Academy.

Buzz: Rome Police Explorers earn honors at Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Academy.

  The Rome Police Department Explorers attended an Explorer Academy hosted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Academy in Montevallo, Ala. This training and class room lecture covered various law enforcement related topics such as de-escalation training, dealing with domestic violence, crime scene processing, DUI Investigation, Team Building, Traffic Stops, and many other courses. There were… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Home sales up 21.3% in May vs. same month last year; ‘inventory’ down 19%. League of Women Voters meet Thursday.

Buzz: Home sales up 21.3% in May vs. same month last year; ‘inventory’ down 19%. League of Women Voters meet Thursday.

May was a great month for the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: As the above graphic shows, home sales climbed 21.3 percent to 131 (vs. the same month last year). Also up: Average sales price of $184,964, up almost 28 percent. On the flip side: Inventory is low. There were 318 listings last month, down… Continue Reading

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Tyson Foods awards $25,000 to the YMCA of Rome & Floyd County’sYear Round Outreach Feeding Program ‘Learn, Grow & Thrive with the Y.’

Tyson Foods awards $25,000 to the YMCA of Rome & Floyd County’sYear Round Outreach Feeding Program ‘Learn, Grow & Thrive with the Y.’

The YMCA of Rome & Floyd County announces a $25,000 grant from the Tyson Foundation to support the Y’s Year Round Outreach Feeding Program – Learn, Grow & Thrive with the Y.  Building on Tyson Foods’ long-standing commitment to address hunger insecurity, this is the third consecutive year that the Rome Y has received a… Continue Reading

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Parrothead Paradise Night with Scott Thompson at the Rome Braves

Parrothead Paradise Night with Scott Thompson at the Rome Braves

The Parrot Heads were out in full force Saturday night for the annual Parrot Head Parade Night at State Mutual Stadium. Scott Thompson performed following the Braves’ game with Lexington. Photos by Mills Fitzner. For more game and fan photos, please click photo gallery. Please click or double click each photo for a larger image. Continue Reading

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Weekend: Walk With a Doc is today. Braves wrap up first half season at home. F&P 5K helps Harbor House.

Weekend: Walk With a Doc is today. Braves wrap up first half season at home. F&P 5K helps Harbor House.

  Harbin Clinic’s next Wak With a Doc is today at 9 a.m.  Harbin Clinic chiropractor Dr. Chris Nelson will give a brief health talk at Bridgepoint Plaza followed by a two-mile walk along the Kingfisher Trail. People of all ages and fitness levels will enjoy this chance to exercise and socialize. Walkers should wear light… Continue Reading

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Buzz: DNR Commissioner takes Rotarians on a numbers tour of the agency’s impact. NAMI Rome to talk suicide June 25.  Job fair set for Monday.

Buzz: DNR Commissioner takes Rotarians on a numbers tour of the agency’s impact. NAMI Rome to talk suicide June 25. Job fair set for Monday.

  Mark Williams called it “DNR 101” and he was on target — a good place to be for someone serving as Georgia’s commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. The veteran legislator from Jesup and Realtor/pine tree grower was tapped by then Gov.-elect Nathan Deal to take over DNR — and just how that… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Sing for Their Supper’ raises more than $7,000 for Community Kitchen; will return in 2019. Reminder: Scrap tire amnesty day is June 23.

Buzz: ‘Sing for Their Supper’ raises more than $7,000 for Community Kitchen; will return in 2019. Reminder: Scrap tire amnesty day is June 23.

  Sing for Their Supper a hit; will return for third year: Good news Wednesday on the outcome of last Friday’s Sing for Their Supper, a benefit to raise funds for the Community Kitchen. The event raised more than $7,000, double from the previous year. It was held at The Vogue, the newly restyled events… Continue Reading

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Updated: Accident knocked  out power to 315 in Chattooga County;  Ga. 114 reopens.

Updated: Accident knocked out power to 315 in Chattooga County; Ga. 114 reopens.

LATEST The power  has been restored and the highway is open. PREVIOUS A traffic accident has knocked out power to 315 Georgia Power customers near Chattoogaville Thursday morning. Restoration time is estimated to be 7 a.m. This note from Chattooga County Emergency Management, posted just after 5 a.m.: “Highway 114 from Taliaferro Springs Rd to… Continue Reading

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Some updates on parking issues, including deck maintenance and signage, from the Downtown Development Authority.

Some updates on parking issues, including deck maintenance and signage, from the Downtown Development Authority.

  As the downtown Rome parking changes continue to simmer, some of the long-neglected concerns that surfaced in the ongoing debate are being reviewed — and in some cases addressed. Below is a copy of the note sent  to members of Rome’s Downtown Development Authority regarding updates on parking concerns. The note was sent by… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Unity Christian rising senior designs new flag for Cedar Bluff. Christmas Parade seeks theme ideas. No Clocktower Handcycling this year. Blood Assurance, Rome Braves team up for ticket give away.

Buzz: Unity Christian rising senior designs new flag for Cedar Bluff. Christmas Parade seeks theme ideas. No Clocktower Handcycling this year. Blood Assurance, Rome Braves team up for ticket give away.

Evan Garnett, a rising senior at Unity Christian School, is pictured with Cedar Bluff Mayor Tammy Crane. He presented the flag he designed to the Cedar Bluff Town Council on Monday night. The cedar tree represents the town name, the blue for Wiess Lake, the white for surrounding cotton fields. Evan attends Saint Mary’s Catholic… Continue Reading

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Work to begin on resurfacing more than 14 miles of I-75 in Bartow County; project worth $10.3 million.

Work to begin on resurfacing more than 14 miles of I-75 in Bartow County; project worth $10.3 million.

From Georgia DOT: Work could begin soon on resurfacing Interstate 75 between Glade Road/Exit 278 and Chatsworth Highway/Exit 293 in Bartow County. Georgia DOT has just awarded a contract to C.W. Matthews, Contracting Co. of Marietta,  valued at $10.3 million, for a construction project to resurface a 14-mile portion of the freeway. The project includes… Continue Reading

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Downtown parking update: Ira Levy, Jerry Rucker seek changes to parking plan; McDaniel says ‘very small’ portion of Broad Street supports parking change. Next up: Amending key ordinances.

Downtown parking update: Ira Levy, Jerry Rucker seek changes to parking plan; McDaniel says ‘very small’ portion of Broad Street supports parking change. Next up: Amending key ordinances.

Parking issue discussed; meeting continues; watch webcast: Click here / Tonight’s agenda: City Commission Businessman Ira Levy speaks to the commission following his polling downtown property owners and business owners about the downtown parking debate. He wonders about ‘miscommunication’ between downtown businesses and Downtown Development Association. Levy then reads the eight points on the petition signed by… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Honors for Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price. Called Wednesday meeting for development authority. World Blood Donor Day is Thursday.

Buzz: Honors for Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price. Called Wednesday meeting for development authority. World Blood Donor Day is Thursday.

  Floyd County Juvenile Court Judge Greg Price was awarded the State Bar of Georgia’s “Lovett Award” by the Bar’s Child Protection and Advocacy Section at the Georgia Bar’s Annual Meeting at Amelia Island, Florida on June 8. The Lovett Award is given annually to the Juvenile Judge/Attorney who has a history of dedication to advocacy… Continue Reading

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