Category Archives: Buzz

Buzz: It’s almost pickin’ and grinnin’ time at LCCL Strawberry Farm. What’s next for Rome chamber? We’ll have a better idea on Tuesday.

Buzz: It’s almost pickin’ and grinnin’ time at LCCL Strawberry Farm. What’s next for Rome chamber? We’ll have a better idea on Tuesday.

It probably is the no. 1 question we get asked each spring: “Are they picking strawberries yet?” Here’s the latest update from LCCL Strawberry Farm off Old Dalton Road in Armuchee (via Facebook): “The strawberries are loving this sunny, warm weather! Starting to get blooms and little green berries. Hopefully we will have some ready… Continue Reading

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No PowerBall winner from Saturday night so Wednesday’s jackpot soars to $750 million — maybe more. Odds of winning with $2 ticket: 1 in 292.2 million.

No PowerBall winner from Saturday night so Wednesday’s jackpot soars to $750 million — maybe more. Odds of winning with $2 ticket: 1 in 292.2 million.

  Some $625 million was on the line Saturday night for the semiweekly PowerBall drawing. As the above chart shows, there were no winners. Technically, no one in Georgia came close enough to win the $1 million second prize (all five white balls) and one person had four right with the PowerBall (5) to land… Continue Reading

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Darlington School to host Floyd County Special Olympics for some 300 area athletes on April 5.

Darlington School to host Floyd County Special Olympics for some 300 area athletes on April 5.

From Darlington School: Darlington’s freshman class will partner with Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation to host the Floyd County Special Olympics on the school’s campus on Friday, April 5. Young athletes numbering 300 and representing Rome City Schools, Floyd County Schools, DIGS, Floyd Training Center, and Network Day Service Center will participate in the annual event. “It is always a great… Continue Reading

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Buzz: New Jon Stewart film seeking extras for Rockmart filming. Isakson hosting Military Service Academy Day with Loudermilk on April 27. Rome and Floyd Commission meeting agendas.

Buzz: New Jon Stewart film seeking extras for Rockmart filming. Isakson hosting Military Service Academy Day with Loudermilk on April 27. Rome and Floyd Commission meeting agendas.

Rockmart will be on the ‘big screen’ again soon as Jon Stewart’s new movie “Irresistible” starring Steve Carell is now casting extras to work on scenes filming in Atlanta and Rockmart. The film will be a political satire feature, but no other details have been released yet. According to projectcasting.com, producers are looking for talent… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Downtown Rome Coke sign gets a fresh look. Master Gardeners to join Chieftains Herb & Plant sale April 13-14. No Steeplechase this spring.

Buzz: Downtown Rome Coke sign gets a fresh look. Master Gardeners to join Chieftains Herb & Plant sale April 13-14. No Steeplechase this spring.

  The Floyd County Master Gardener Volunteers will hold an “Ask An Expert About Plants Day” at the Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale on Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and also on Sunday, April 14, from noon until 3 p.m. at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds.  This annual fund raiser for Chieftains… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Blood donors sought in Cartersville in community drive set for March 29. West Rome Baptist Church’s annual yard sale April 5-6.

Buzz: Blood donors sought in Cartersville in community drive set for March 29. West Rome Baptist Church’s annual yard sale April 5-6.

  Blood donors are needed in Cartersville. The local blood supply continues to be at urgent levels for several blood types, and Blood Assurance is calling on the Cartersville – Bartow County community to come out on Friday, March 29, and save local lives. As the sole provider of blood and blood products for Cartersville… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Two road closures in Floyd, one today, one next week. ‘Frost/Nixon’ staged by Pumphouse Players in Cartersville starting Friday.

Buzz: Two road closures in Floyd, one today, one next week. ‘Frost/Nixon’ staged by Pumphouse Players in Cartersville starting Friday.

Two road closings from Floyd County Department of Public Works, one today and one next week:   Baby Doe Drive will be closed to through traffic at no. 102 just before the cul-de-sac to replace a failed cross drain on Wednesday, March 20, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.. Please plan to park outside of… Continue Reading

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Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

  Floyd County 4-H competed in the Northwest District Project Achievement contest held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on March 8-10.  Project Achievement is a public speaking, performing arts and food preparation competition where 4-H’ers choose a topic of interest and present a speech, perform or prepare a food item.  They are also required to submit… Continue Reading

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From condominiums and apartments to townhouses, more than 100 units coming to three sites in downtown Rome, offering unique living options.

From condominiums and apartments to townhouses, more than 100 units coming to three sites in downtown Rome, offering unique living options.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Over the next 18-20 months, an infusion of more than 100 condominiums, apartments and town houses are scheduled to be available in downtown Rome, giving several options for upscale living on or near Broad Street. The first project is nearing completion in the heart of downtown while foundation work is… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Special vote in Cave Spring Tuesday could decide the fate of the proposed distilling company. Armuchee High students in statewide cooking contest.

Big vote Tuesday for Cave Spring residents:The special vote, for registered voters in the city only, asks these questions: Whether to authorize the city issue licenses for the package sale of distilled spirits. Whether to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink. Whether to permit and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: New trolley on the road in Rome, Floyd County. Tallatoona has funds available for heating assistance. U.S. Air Force Academy Band to perform at Rome City Auditorium on April 9.

Buzz: New trolley on the road in Rome, Floyd County. Tallatoona has funds available for heating assistance. U.S. Air Force Academy Band to perform at Rome City Auditorium on April 9.

There’s a new trolley on patrol in Rome and Floyd County to help expand current public tour offerings as well as offer service for private rentals. The trolley has been named “Roman Rose” and will display the same Cherokee Rose as the “Ramblin’ Rome” Mobile Welcome Center in recognition of Rome’s Native American heritage. The… Continue Reading

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Service recognizing Vietnam veterans set for April 13 at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. Registration due by April 8; what to know.

Service recognizing Vietnam veterans set for April 13 at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. Registration due by April 8; what to know.

On Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m., Vietnam veterans from Floyd and the surrounding counties will have an opportunity to take part in a long overdue public recognition of their military service at a certificate and lapel pin presentation ceremony scheduled to take place at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church  at 702 Pleasant Valley Rd… Continue Reading

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