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Final demolition work begins on the former Magic Touch car wash adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

Final demolition work begins on the former Magic Touch car wash adjacent to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome.

  Heavy demolition work is beginning on the former Magic Touch car wash at 915 Broad St. next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rome. The church purchased the property at auction from Dulaney Estate Holdings LLC after the Dulaneys opened the Go-Go Express Car Wash on North Broad adjacent to Five Points. Matt Little of Little… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Kenneth Jones, M.D., named Floyd’s executive vice president/chief medical officer. Downtown Rome coffee break outside Heritage First on Friday.

Buzz: Kenneth Jones, M.D., named Floyd’s executive vice president/chief medical officer. Downtown Rome coffee break outside Heritage First on Friday.

Floyd President and CEO Kurt Stuenkel has named Kenneth Jones, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. The announcement comes nearly six months after the veteran physician was named interim CMO. Jones worked for several years as an emergency physician at Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center prior to the… Continue Reading

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Updated: By a 3-2 vote, Floyd County Commission rejects TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield Inn hotel. From Berry: ‘We are in additional conversations with the city about how to move the project forward.’

Updated: By a 3-2 vote, Floyd County Commission rejects TAD for Berry’s proposed Fairfield Inn hotel. From Berry: ‘We are in additional conversations with the city about how to move the project forward.’

WEDNESDAY Following the County Commission’s rejection of the TAD application, we asked Berry for what’s next in the project. Berry’s latest statement follows: “We are in additional conversations with the city about how to move the project forward.” TUESDAY Not so much a stunner but definitely a slap back from the Floyd County Commission on… Continue Reading

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Scouts announce 2020 District Award of Merit and Youth Leader Award of Merit honorees. 

Scouts announce 2020 District Award of Merit and Youth Leader Award of Merit honorees. 

  Media release: The Coosa District, which is comprised of Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties, announces the 2020 District Award of Merit and Youth Leader Award of Merit honorees.  These honorees have given to countless hours of dedicated service to youth and their families in Scouting and in their communities.  Additional information about each award… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Bobby Jones named interim executive director of South Rome Redevelopment Corp.

Buzz: Bobby Jones named interim executive director of South Rome Redevelopment Corp.

  At a Tuesday board meeting, the South Rome Redevelopment Corporation appointed Bobby Jones as interim executive director of the community development nonprofit. Jones steps in following the resignation of Charles Looney, who stepped down earlier this month to take a position closer to family in Columbia, South Carolina. A native of Rome, Jones is… Continue Reading

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Agenda: County Commission meeting this afternoon features critical review of TAD proposal for Tennis Center hotel.

Agenda: County Commission meeting this afternoon features critical review of TAD proposal for Tennis Center hotel.

  Tuesday: The Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration has set a called meeting for noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, to continue to play for the Nov. 3 election. The meeting is set for the County Commission’s caucus room. Tuesday: The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands celebrating 50th anniversary. Gas prices fall across Northwest Georgia — except in Polk.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands celebrating 50th anniversary. Gas prices fall across Northwest Georgia — except in Polk.

  Georgia Highlands College is celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall after opening in 1970 as Floyd Junior College. In fall 1970, Floyd Junior College opened in temporary offices in downtown Rome with the first college president David B. McCorkle leading 19 faculty members who taught 545 students. Soon after, in 1971, students were welcomed back… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Ramp off U.S. 411 onto Dean Avenue closed weekdays (through sunset) as tree work continues. The best detour.

Buzz: Ramp off U.S. 411 onto Dean Avenue closed weekdays (through sunset) as tree work continues. The best detour.

Watch out for a ramp closure off U.S. 411 onto Ga. 101. Georgia DOT and crews are continuing an extensive tree trimming project and this closure is part of that project. DOT is closing the ramp weekdays, from 7:30 a.m. until sunset, at least through this week and maybe longer, DOT spokesman Joe Schulman says.… Continue Reading

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Heart of the Community Foundation seeks nominees for 35th anniversary Awards of Honor. Deadline: Oct. 23.

Heart of the Community Foundation seeks nominees for 35th anniversary Awards of Honor. Deadline: Oct. 23.

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 35th anniversary of the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.  The… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Symphony presents Swingin’ Strings, a free, live-streamed concert tonight. Arts Festival at Rose Lawn today, Sunday in Cartersville. The Market open this morning at Gilbreath Park.

Buzz: Rome Symphony presents Swingin’ Strings, a free, live-streamed concert tonight. Arts Festival at Rose Lawn today, Sunday in Cartersville. The Market open this morning at Gilbreath Park.

Tonight: Rome Symphony Orchestra presents Swingin’ Strings, a free, live-streamed concert for your home enjoyment, in honor of front-line responders. The concert will feature a special appearance by the Rome Youth Symphony Orchestra. It begins at 7 p.m. Click here for access. The Market — an expanded concept including a farmer’s market, flea market, arts, community resources, food… Continue Reading

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23 Horseleg Creek Road — something of an attraction as Charles Craton had it built — is getting a new tenant: Charles Craton.

23 Horseleg Creek Road — something of an attraction as Charles Craton had it built — is getting a new tenant: Charles Craton.

There’s about to be a new tenant at 23 Horseleg Creek Drive following the sale last week. It is a person very familiar with the property and the community: Charles Craton. The resort-like home Craton had built more than a decade ago has changed hands a few times, including a $2.5 million sale to Carol… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Legends Cafe seeks pouring license for Shorter Avenue site at Monday’s ACC meeting. Floyd School Board meets today, Monday.

Buzz: Legends Cafe seeks pouring license for Shorter Avenue site at Monday’s ACC meeting. Floyd School Board meets today, Monday.

  Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday a 5 p.m., City Hall. The agenda includes: Issue a New Beer, Wine, and Liquor Pouring License at Legends Café Bar & Grill, 2214 Shorter Ave. (former M & J Home Cooking) to Michael Dean. Issue a New Beer Package License at Pop’s Food Mart, 1437 N. Broad St., to… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd County Police Department’s annual golf tournament to benefit Hospitality House on Nov. 6. ‘The Market’ moves to Gilbreath Center this Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Big honor for Georgia Highlands’ student from Cartersville.

Buzz: Floyd County Police Department’s annual golf tournament to benefit Hospitality House on Nov. 6. ‘The Market’ moves to Gilbreath Center this Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Big honor for Georgia Highlands’ student from Cartersville.

Money raised by the Floyd County Police Department in its upcoming golf tournament will benefit a community resource with more than 40 years of valuable service advocating for victims of domestic violence. Every year, for more than a decade, the police department has hosted a charity golf tournament at Stonebridge Golf Club to raise money for… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome City Commission retreat is today at Hawthorn. Second Cartersville Urgent Care opens. Booth cancels most of annual cowboy gathering.

Buzz: Rome City Commission retreat is today at Hawthorn. Second Cartersville Urgent Care opens. Booth cancels most of annual cowboy gathering.

  Rome City Commission retreat set for today at Hawthorn Suites: The agenda includes: Thursday,  9:30-11:30 a.m.  Transit Development Plan Implementation General Electric Property Cleanup of the Entrance Corridors and Neighborhoods Public Art Committee Update Business Friendly Community Update Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The second location for Cartersville Urgent Care is open. Located at… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Northwest Georgia gas prices range from $1.98 to $2.08. Men’s prayer breakfast returns Sept. 26.

Buzz: Northwest Georgia gas prices range from $1.98 to $2.08. Men’s prayer breakfast returns Sept. 26.

 Georgia gas prices  decreased at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.02 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cent less than a week ago, 6 cents more than last month, and 39 cents less than this time last year. “Georgia gas prices are drifting lower across the state,”… Continue Reading

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Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber writes poetry book ‘In the Awakening Season’ as outlet to keep ‘life balanced.’

Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber writes poetry book ‘In the Awakening Season’ as outlet to keep ‘life balanced.’

Trailer for Dr. Matt Mumber’s new poetry book, “In the Awakening Season.” By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net For the last 24 years, Dr. Matt Mumber has been taking care of cancer patients through his radiation oncology practice at the Harbin Clinic Cancer Center. And although helping his patients battle cancer is rewarding, he also has another… Continue Reading

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Today’s the deadline for ordering tickets or take out for One Table 2020 on Sept. 20.

Today’s the deadline for ordering tickets or take out for One Table 2020 on Sept. 20.

    The Fourth Annual ONE TABLE sponsored by One Community United is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m.  One Table is a gathering of local citizens of diverse backgrounds, races, creeds and religious beliefs who dine together on the John Ross Walking Bridge. The event is both a fundraiser and a symbolic representation of what One Community United… Continue Reading

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