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Celebrating 10 years and some 400,000 meals served: Rome-Floyd Community Kitchen continues to feed those in need thanks to local volunteers and donations.

Celebrating 10 years and some 400,000 meals served: Rome-Floyd Community Kitchen continues to feed those in need thanks to local volunteers and donations.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Ten years ago, several Rome churches came together with one mission…to feed those in need. That mission lead to the opening of the Rome-Floyd Community Kitchen in January 2009. And now, having served some 400,000 meals since opening its doors in the old Troy’s Barbecue building on Calhoun Avenue, it’s a… Continue Reading

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Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun to close as part of corporate collapse. Whatever happened to Shorter’s Corey Humphries.

Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun to close as part of corporate collapse. Whatever happened to Shorter’s Corey Humphries.

  Gymboree Outlet in Calhoun among stores closing nationwide: One of the favorites at Calhoun Outlet Marketplace is closing — Gymboree Outlet at 455 Belwood Road. It is part of the chain’s recent announcement that all Gymboree, outlet and Crazy 8 stores will close within a few months, citing a “changing retail environment.” The company… Continue Reading

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Today: Parade, speech, luncheon to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What to know.

Today: Parade, speech, luncheon to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What to know.

  The celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. concludes today in downtown Rome. Today’s schedule includes: The annual Freedom March down Broad Street as shown in this image from the 11 Alive camera atop City Hall around 11:45 a.m. The march began at 11:30 a.m. at First  Avenue and… Continue Reading

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Eclipsed! Moon, earth, sun put on a dazzling total lunar eclipse show overnight.

Eclipsed! Moon, earth, sun put on a dazzling total lunar eclipse show overnight.

Rome photographer Mills Fitzner put assembled a great series of photographs on on a cold, clear night to capture one of the most dynamic total lunar eclipses we’ll ever see. For a few more images, please click Mills Fitzner’s gallery. You’ll find dozens of photos from friends on Facebook and Instagram this morning as well.… Continue Reading

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Shutdown Day 31: Greater Community Bank offers relief for those hit by government furlough. Plus: More local offers to help those idled.

Shutdown Day 31: Greater Community Bank offers relief for those hit by government furlough. Plus: More local offers to help those idled.

As the federal government’s partial shutdown marks four weeks with no resolution on the table, state agencies and businesses are taking steps to help workers and their families. Hometown Headlines will be posting those efforts each day until there is a resolution. If your business is taking steps to help those hurt by the shutdown,… Continue Reading

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Night to Shine 2019: Four Northwest Georgia churches among those worldwide hosting annual special needs prom event in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

Night to Shine 2019: Four Northwest Georgia churches among those worldwide hosting annual special needs prom event in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Four Northwest Georgia churches will be among the 655 churches worldwide hosting the “Night to Shine” special needs prom event in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in Silver Creek will once again be hosting the event for the Rome-Floyd County… Continue Reading

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Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, mission continues today with Ecumenical Service. March on Monday at 11 a.m. on Broad Street. Day-by-day schedule.

Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, mission continues today with Ecumenical Service. March on Monday at 11 a.m. on Broad Street. Day-by-day schedule.

This weekend’s celebration continues today-Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on what would have been his 90th birthday this year. This year’s events include: Sunday, Jan. 20: An Ecumenical Service at North Broad Church of God at 5 p.m. featuring Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley of Atlanta, along with the… Continue Reading

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Northwest Georgia gets a prime seat for tonight’s total lunar eclipse. Skies will be clear — but expect wind chill in the low 20s. Key times to watch.

Northwest Georgia gets a prime seat for tonight’s total lunar eclipse. Skies will be clear — but expect wind chill in the low 20s. Key times to watch.

  With any luck, all the weekend rain and clouds should be out of our way late Sunday and early Monday for the last total lunar eclipse until May 2022. But if you plan to watch it, be prepared for overnight lows and wind chills in the 20s — or colder. Times to watch (From… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Lumsden named chair of House Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment committee. Retirement celebration for John Schroeder on Sunday. Rome Alcohol, Floyd Commissions meet Tuesday.

Buzz: Lumsden named chair of House Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment committee. Retirement celebration for John Schroeder on Sunday. Rome Alcohol, Floyd Commissions meet Tuesday.

State Rep. Eddie Lumsden (R-12) has been appointed chairman of the Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Committee of the House of Representatives. From Lumsden: “It is a relatively low key committee most of the time except during the redistricting process which occurs every ten years in the year after the census is taken. During that year the… Continue Reading

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Pastor Carey Ingram, Rome High’s Hannah Paul named the George Pullen Community Leadership Award winners by the Rome-Floyd Commission and Children and Youth.

Pastor Carey Ingram, Rome High’s Hannah Paul named the George Pullen Community Leadership Award winners by the Rome-Floyd Commission and Children and Youth.

  Pastor Carey Ingram, Hannah Paul named the George Pullen Community Leadership Award winners for this year by the Rome-Floyd Commission and Children and Youth: The winners were honored Thursday afternoon in a luncheon held by the commission at Restoration Rome. The award honors the late Dr. George Pullen, a longtime member of the Board… Continue Reading

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Buzz: DOT touching up three highways in Floyd County. League of  Women Voters meets Thursday evening.

Buzz: DOT touching up three highways in Floyd County. League of Women Voters meets Thursday evening.

    The League of Women Voters for Rome-Floyd County meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Daniel Hall, 101 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. This meeting will feature information about the state and federal legislative process as well as the league’s endorsement and actions to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Roadwork under… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd County Schools Ensemble Theatre presents My Fair Lady on Jan. 25-27. Free tickets remain for Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull speaking at Berry’s Shatto Lecture Series on Feb. 21.  Chieftains, One Book, Many Voices select Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier as 2019 book.

Buzz: Floyd County Schools Ensemble Theatre presents My Fair Lady on Jan. 25-27. Free tickets remain for Pixar Co-Founder Ed Catmull speaking at Berry’s Shatto Lecture Series on Feb. 21. Chieftains, One Book, Many Voices select Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier as 2019 book.

Floyd County Schools Ensemble Theatre presents My Fair Lady, the classic tale based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion with book, music, and lyrics by Lerner and Lowe. Often referred to as the show by which all other musicals are judged, My Fair Lady tells the tale of Professor Henry Higgins, a pompous phonetics professor who makes… Continue Reading

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