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Buzz: Local gas prices down slightly as state average goes up. Chieftains Museum to reopen on July 8. Rome-Floyd Recycling to host electronics event on July 18.

Buzz: Local gas prices down slightly as state average goes up. Chieftains Museum to reopen on July 8. Rome-Floyd Recycling to host electronics event on July 18.

While the state average gas price is up about 2-cents over last week, local prices are down slightly. As of Monday, the local range was $1.95 in Floyd County to $1.97 in Chattooga County. The state report from AAA South: Georgia gas prices  increased slightly at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists… Continue Reading

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A Walking Miracle: Local mother survives near death diabetes ‘crash’ as baby is emergency delivered. New ‘Angel Eye’ app allows mom to see baby from distance.

A Walking Miracle: Local mother survives near death diabetes ‘crash’ as baby is emergency delivered. New ‘Angel Eye’ app allows mom to see baby from distance.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net When Rome native Kayla Holderfield was admitted to Floyd Medical Center just over three weeks ago for blood sugar issues while 31 weeks pregnant, she didn’t know she would be a walking miracle today. Diagnosed with gestational diabetes, Holderfield was keeping a check of her blood sugar levels but was… Continue Reading

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Your week ahead: Community Development Service Committee to discuss monuments at Myrtle Hill. Extended curbside hours at library. Rome Area History Center reopens, Clocktower tours resume.

Your week ahead: Community Development Service Committee to discuss monuments at Myrtle Hill. Extended curbside hours at library. Rome Area History Center reopens, Clocktower tours resume.

Today: The Sara Hightower Regional Library System is extending hours for curbside pickup starting today. Visit: https://shrls.org/curbside/rome-curbside/ Tuesday: The Rome Area History Center will have a soft re-opening.  The center is reopening slowly to help ensure social distancing. Tickets will be available in hourly time slots between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Entry is free, but tickets… Continue Reading

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Patriotic spirit shines during 35th annual Cave Spring Fourth of July Parade, plus photo gallery.

Patriotic spirit shines during 35th annual Cave Spring Fourth of July Parade, plus photo gallery.

Even a pandemic couldn’t diminish the patriotic spirit in Cave Spring during Saturday’s 35th annual Fourth of July Parade. Dozens lined the streets while participants walked or rode through the downtown Square in their best red, white and blue. Participants and spectators did their best to practice social distancing. “We were absolutely thrilled with the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: 20th annual Community Patriotic Program at First Baptist Church of Cave Spring at 6 p.m. ‘We Matter: A Peaceful Protest’ returns from 3-5 p.m.

Buzz: 20th annual Community Patriotic Program at First Baptist Church of Cave Spring at 6 p.m. ‘We Matter: A Peaceful Protest’ returns from 3-5 p.m.

Patriotic festivities will continue today with 20th Annual Community Patriotic Program at First Baptist Church of Cave Spring at 6 p.m. The celebration of America will be held outside in order to make social distancing possible. Enjoy songs, tributes and a salute to our veterans. Bring your own chair, sit with your family group, and… Continue Reading

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Independence Day 2020: Watch FB Live replay of Rome’s fireworks. Plus safety tips, link to ‘A Capital Fourth’ celebration.

Independence Day 2020: Watch FB Live replay of Rome’s fireworks. Plus safety tips, link to ‘A Capital Fourth’ celebration.

ROME Rome’s 2020 Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Redmond Regional Medical Center. The fireworks were launched from the top of Jackson Hill, allowing more people than ever to be able to enjoy the display from around town. Zambelli Fireworks, a company that boasts more than 100 years of experience of shooting fireworks displays all over the country… Continue Reading

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Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Some gardening tips that could lead to a little social distancing as well.

Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Some gardening tips that could lead to a little social distancing as well.

  By Keith Mickler County Coordinator and Agriculture Agent Working in the yard and garden definitely promotes social distancing at my homestead. Just think about it, who really wants to help the resident gardener (that would be me) in the heat and windup all dirty, sweaty and smelly. That’s right, no one. Thus, I am… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands sets virtual commencement, nurse pinning for later this month. ‘We Matter’ protest returns Sunday. Fawn spotted by Clocktower (two photos).

Buzz: Georgia Highlands sets virtual commencement, nurse pinning for later this month. ‘We Matter’ protest returns Sunday. Fawn spotted by Clocktower (two photos).

    Georgia Highlands College will be holding a virtual commencement and virtual nursing pinning ceremony at the end of July to celebrate the class of 2020. The pre-recorded 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be available for viewing on July 25th at 10AM. The virtual nursing pinning will be available for viewing on July 24 at… Continue Reading

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Armuchee Ruritan Club has flags flying already; a timely new flag at Saint Mary’s School courtesy of Coosa Valley Credit Union.

Armuchee Ruritan Club has flags flying already; a timely new flag at Saint Mary’s School courtesy of Coosa Valley Credit Union.

The flags are back out along Martha Berry Highway in celebration of our nation’s birthday, courtesy of the Armuchee Ruritan Club. The club would like to thank the following businesses and institutions for allowing us to place flags for the Independence Day holiday: Landmark Restaurant, Mapco, RaceTrac, Atlanta Postal Credit Union, Easy Living Yamaha, Subway,… Continue Reading

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‘Crime Supression Unit’ in use in downtown Rome for speed, noise and related issues. ‘No cruising’ ordinance, ‘speed tables’ being discussed.

‘Crime Supression Unit’ in use in downtown Rome for speed, noise and related issues. ‘No cruising’ ordinance, ‘speed tables’ being discussed.

    Rome’s Public Safety Committee met Wednesday to discuss downtown concerns and there could be some temporary relief on the way. The problem is the public apparently wasn’t notified about the meeting, including city commissioners, downtown interests and the media. Please see the note from City Manager Sammy Rich below. City Commissioner Mark Cochran,… Continue Reading

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Rome committee to discuss naming a citizens panel to study monuments in Myrtle Hill; it is a follow-up to June’s emotional Forrest debate.

Rome committee to discuss naming a citizens panel to study monuments in Myrtle Hill; it is a follow-up to June’s emotional Forrest debate.

  The aftermath an emotional, two-hour hearing/meeting on what to do about the Forrest monument in Myrtle Hill moves to the next step on July 8 as the Community Development Service Committee meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Sam King Room. Among the agenda items is consideration of “forming a citizens committee for purposes of… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Kiwanis Club peach orders due July 15. Georgia Northwestern to hold drive-through graduation on Aug. 11.

Buzz: Rome Kiwanis Club peach orders due July 15. Georgia Northwestern to hold drive-through graduation on Aug. 11.

  The Rome Kiwanis Club is selling peaches with proceeds providing scholarships for local students.  This past spring, we gave out $9,000 in scholarships.  Our supplier is Jaemor Farms near Gainesville. Members are now taking orders. The prepaid orders are due back by July 15.   Peaches will be available for pick up at State Mutual Stadium parking lot on… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Work to begin soon on stabilizing U.S. 27 (Taylor’s Ridge) in Chattooga County. DOT suspending holiday weekend road work.

Buzz: Work to begin soon on stabilizing U.S. 27 (Taylor’s Ridge) in Chattooga County. DOT suspending holiday weekend road work.

Media release: The first of two phases of stabilizing Highway 27 on Taylor Ridge will begin soon after The Georgia Department of Transportation recently awarded a contract for the first round of repairs to the roadway. Construction is expected to start in the next three to four months and be followed by a second round… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Gas prices rising just as fast as the temperature. Rome History Center returns July 7.

Buzz: Gas prices rising just as fast as the temperature. Rome History Center returns July 7.

Just in time for your Independence Day weekend travel, gas prices in Georgia continue to rise. As of Monday, the local range was $1.95 in Floyd County to $2.01 in Chattooga County. The state report from AAA South: Georgia gas prices  increased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying… Continue Reading

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Rome musician Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. ‘We all get along great. It’s just neat to listen to all their stories from years together.’

Rome musician Lee Shealy joins legendary Atlanta Rhythm Section. ‘We all get along great. It’s just neat to listen to all their stories from years together.’

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net After some 20-plus years playing keyboards in a few local bands and running his Ready or Not, Inc. sound business, Lee Shealy has a new gig to add to the list…keyboardist for the famed Atlanta Rhythm Section. “I’ve been around music my whole life and I just love it,” says Shealy.… Continue Reading

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