Category Archives: Buzz

Buzz: Honors for two Model High seniors. What’s planned next week to mark Manufacturing Day 2021.

Buzz: Honors for two Model High seniors. What’s planned next week to mark Manufacturing Day 2021.

Model High School Principal Kevin Strickland announced today that seniors Liam Marshall and Quillen Lynn have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these Scholastically talented seniors.… Continue Reading

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Call it an ‘E.C.O. boost:’ Rome’s environmental education center due for a refit next year.

Call it an ‘E.C.O. boost:’ Rome’s environmental education center due for a refit next year.

  One of the more popular attractions in the region, the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center at Ridge Ferry Park — has been in service for a decade, thanks in part to revenue from a 2006 extra-penny tax. It is due for a refit, again using extra tax revenue, and some incredible designs courtesy of Jones Pierce Studios of… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ virtual hub has surged from 660 initial users to more than 2,800. RHS Interact Club joined Rome Rotary on Thursday. Salvation Army plans parking lot sale at East First Avenue on Saturday. Rome marks Georgia Cities Week Oct. 3-9.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ virtual hub has surged from 660 initial users to more than 2,800. RHS Interact Club joined Rome Rotary on Thursday. Salvation Army plans parking lot sale at East First Avenue on Saturday. Rome marks Georgia Cities Week Oct. 3-9.

  Rome High School Interact Club students joined Rome Rotary on Thursday at the Coosa Country Club. The Interact Club is a branch of Rotary Youth Programs, basically a high school Rotary Club. Sarah Brown, Rome High School Honors Astronomy teacher and Advisor to the Interact Club, explained the mission of the Interact Club, “Rooted in… Continue Reading

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Rome City Commission: No $25 million bond proposal for road repaving on Nov. 2 ballot; plan is to use other funds for specific targets.

Rome City Commission: No $25 million bond proposal for road repaving on Nov. 2 ballot; plan is to use other funds for specific targets.

    Rome City commissioners met in a special meeting Wednesday evening to debate whether to ask voters Nov. 2 to approve a $25 million bond to repave 235 miles through the city. It was as heated a commission meeting as we’ve seen in some time (courtesy of Zoom). At issue was whether to hurriedly… Continue Reading

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Education: Berry grad earns $8,500 fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Georgia Highlands gets healthcare education accolades.

Education: Berry grad earns $8,500 fellowship from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Georgia Highlands gets healthcare education accolades.

  A Berry College graduate has been awarded a fellowship of $8,500 by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi to pursue a dual Juris Doctor and Ph.D. in economics and law. Hunter Berry of Harlem, Ga., earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and cyber-security from Berry in May while maintaining a 3.93 GPA and graduating with honors. As… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Annual Drug Drop set for Oct. 23 at Redmond Regional. Special called Rome City Commission meeting this evening to discuss bond for citywide paving.

Buzz: Annual Drug Drop set for Oct. 23 at Redmond Regional. Special called Rome City Commission meeting this evening to discuss bond for citywide paving.

Today: Special Called Rome City Commission Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Sam King Room to discuss bond for citywide paving. Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Symphony Orchestra announces three new board members. For the third time since 2016, Apple names Darlington an Apple Distinguished School. Rome-Floyd Development Authority meets this morning.

Buzz: Rome Symphony Orchestra announces three new board members. For the third time since 2016, Apple names Darlington an Apple Distinguished School. Rome-Floyd Development Authority meets this morning.

The Rome Symphony Orchestra announces three new members to its Board of Directors. Lauren Bowling Seeger, Jessica Lindsey and Molly Kelly Steeves were voted onto the board this summer in advance of the symphony’s 100th season. Lauren Bowling Seeger is a Rome native and the owner of Beehive Digital, a content marketing consultancy. Seeger is perhaps… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the Headlines: Floyd County Board of Education meets tonight; ACC meeting canceled. Rome City Commission ‘meet the candidates’ via Zoom is Tuesday.

Ahead of the Headlines: Floyd County Board of Education meets tonight; ACC meeting canceled. Rome City Commission ‘meet the candidates’ via Zoom is Tuesday.

  MONDAY The Floyd County Board of Education meets with caucus at 5 p.m. and the board meeting at 6 p.m. Update: After Monday’s board meeting, the board will go into a closed meeting for personnel discussions to be followed by a work session. The state’s Open Meetings law allows governments to meet outside the public… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: You’re now part of a $6.45 million, 336-acre gamble on industrial development. Feeling lucky? Pandemic Living: Time for tough love, tougher choices. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: You’re now part of a $6.45 million, 336-acre gamble on industrial development. Feeling lucky? Pandemic Living: Time for tough love, tougher choices. Peaks & Valleys.

So what happens with 336 acres to develop in Rome, Floyd County? One of the prime reasons listed for the lack of new economic development has been the lack of industrial sites. In back-to-back months, the Rome-Floyd Development Authority has spent $6.45 million to buy farm land on U.S. 411 east of Rome and the former… Continue Reading

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Nominations sought for the 2022 Heart of the Community Awards. Deadline is Oct. 22.

Nominations sought for the 2022 Heart of the Community Awards. Deadline is Oct. 22.

Media release: Nominations are being accepted for the annual program that honors individuals who have worked tirelessly to improve the community through volunteerism. The Heart of the Community Foundation, Inc. and its Board of Governors are accepting nominations of potential recipients for the 36th anniversary of the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.  The… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Salvation Army salutes outgoing chair Doug Lansing. Rome, Cartersville students named to statewide advisory council. Floyd School Board meets Monday.

Buzz: Salvation Army salutes outgoing chair Doug Lansing. Rome, Cartersville students named to statewide advisory council. Floyd School Board meets Monday.

  Two area students named to state Student Advisory Council: State School Superintendent Richard Woods has selected 66 Georgia high-school students to serve on his 2021-2022 Student Advisory Council. Throughout the year, these students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom. The local members include: Alanna Meier,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Recycled litter to help form trail artwork reminding residents not to litter. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday.

Buzz: Recycled litter to help form trail artwork reminding residents not to litter. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday.

Artfully Aware: A Trash to Treasure Collective is a new collaboration among Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful (KRFB), Rome Area Council for the Arts (RACA), and Trails for Recreation and Economic Development of Rome/Floyd Co. (TRED). The project aims to highlight the large amount of litter polluting our trails, roadways and rivers by recycling it into… Continue Reading

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Update on Ratliff’s in downtown Rome: The congregation at Metropolitan United Methodist Church thanks Dennis for ‘a legacy of excellence.’ Earlier: Ratliff Coastal Service Center closes as site to become convenience store.

Update on Ratliff’s in downtown Rome: The congregation at Metropolitan United Methodist Church thanks Dennis for ‘a legacy of excellence.’ Earlier: Ratliff Coastal Service Center closes as site to become convenience store.

  This is what a community is all about. For three decades, Dennis Ratliff and team ran one of Rome’s most appreciated repair shops. He recently sold the property and will do some work at his home in Shannon. But before all is done, his longtime neighbors at Metropolitan United Methodist Church wanted to say… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Household Hazard Waste/Electronics recycling event this Saturday; call for an appointment. Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation plans a ribbon cutting ceremony at Shag Williams Park on Sept. 21. Hancock sworn in. GNTC’s outdoor mum sale next week. Blood Assurance offering Sickle Cell tests.

Buzz: Household Hazard Waste/Electronics recycling event this Saturday; call for an appointment. Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation plans a ribbon cutting ceremony at Shag Williams Park on Sept. 21. Hancock sworn in. GNTC’s outdoor mum sale next week. Blood Assurance offering Sickle Cell tests.

Please remember you need to call and make an appointment first. Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation plans a ribbon cutting ceremony at Shag Williams Park in Shannon on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 11:30 a.m. It officially opens several recently completed SPLOST projects. The ceremony celebrates the completion of several amenities at the park and facility, including… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the headlines: County Commission, Rome Board of Education meet today; Downtown Development Authority on Thursday.

  TUESDAY Rome City Schools Board of Education meets Tuesday: The caucus will be held at 4 p.m. in Room A211 at Rome City Schools College and Career Academy at 990 Veterans Memorial Highway NE.  The regular meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. in Room A201. COVID note: All attendees will be required to wear a… Continue Reading

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