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Downtown Rome’s Clocktower seen in a new light(s) thanks to LED updates. Look for seasonal displays (Independence Day, Christmas, others).

Downtown Rome’s Clocktower seen in a new light(s) thanks to LED updates. Look for seasonal displays (Independence Day, Christmas, others).

Take that, Empire State Building. Downtown Rome’s Clocktower has been equpped with LED lights that will highlight seasonal events such as Independence Day (red, white and blue); blue, green and red for Hanukkah and Christmas; and others. City crews installed the lights on Monday, says Rome’s Kristi Kent. Facilities supervisor Wendy Reid in City Clerk Joe… Continue Reading

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Independence Day celebrations: Rome festivities return to Ridge Ferry Park on the Fourth of July. Local events start June 26 with the Lindale parade, festival. Cave Spring’s parade, fireworks are July 3; Cartersville splits it, July 3 and 4.

Independence Day celebrations: Rome festivities return to Ridge Ferry Park on the Fourth of July. Local events start June 26 with the Lindale parade, festival. Cave Spring’s parade, fireworks are July 3; Cartersville splits it, July 3 and 4.

After a year hiatus, the Patriotic Party in the park sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Sunday, July 4. The event, which begins in the afternoon, will have food vendors as well as live music from Down Time and Dalton Dover on the Coca-Cola Stage before the evening culminates in a… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Night at the Movies raises $9,000 for Exchange Club’s Family Resource Center. Dowdy named deputy director of Bartow County’s economic development office.

Buzz: Night at the Movies raises $9,000 for Exchange Club’s Family Resource Center. Dowdy named deputy director of Bartow County’s economic development office.

  21st Annual “Night at the Movies” raises more than $9,000. Since 1990, the annual “Night at the Movies” has benefitted the Exchange Club Family Resource Center. The latest edition, held last week, raised more than $9,000 alone. More than 200 people attemded this year. The event included movies, food served to guests instead of the usual… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Touki looks good but Hot Rods score late, win 7-3. Red Sox over Atlanta, 10-8. Maui News: Rome Braves manager Kanekoa Texeira ‘the most Hawaiian guy in Rome, Ga.’

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Touki looks good but Hot Rods score late, win 7-3. Red Sox over Atlanta, 10-8. Maui News: Rome Braves manager Kanekoa Texeira ‘the most Hawaiian guy in Rome, Ga.’

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL   Rome Braves: Toussaint looks good in rehab state but Braves drop opener vs. Hot Rods, 7-3.  Media release: Touki Toussaint made his first rehab appearance of the… Continue Reading

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Bid to remove ‘red tape’ in development code passes first review by Rome’s City Commission, 6-3, but new questions, concerns raised. Public kickoff of ULDC rewrite is tonight at 6:30.

Bid to remove ‘red tape’ in development code passes first review by Rome’s City Commission, 6-3, but new questions, concerns raised. Public kickoff of ULDC rewrite is tonight at 6:30.

    If the Rome City Commission 4-4 vote last month that stopped a bid for multifamily housing at Martin Luther King Jr. and Gibbons Street upset area builders, then Monday’s commission meeting aggravated the wound. A first reading to basically remove some of the “red tape” in the dated Unified Land Development Code —… Continue Reading

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Heard on the Tweet: What was that outdoor party at Doug’s Deli Downtown? Truett’s Chick-fil-A battling summer with the return of those peach shakes. More peaches: Blossom Hill’s fried pies.

Heard on the Tweet: What was that outdoor party at Doug’s Deli Downtown? Truett’s Chick-fil-A battling summer with the return of those peach shakes. More peaches: Blossom Hill’s fried pies.

What we’re seeing and hearing on social media this week . . . This might be the reason why Doug’s Deli Downtown is trimming hours this week, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Doug’s was the site of a rehearsal dinner Friday evening and it was a show-stopper on… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd County Public Works to replace failed cross-drain on Big Texas Valley Road June 21-23.

Buzz: Floyd County Public Works to replace failed cross-drain on Big Texas Valley Road June 21-23.

  Floyd County Public Works will be replacing a failed cross-drain on Big Texas Valley Road starting on Monday, June 21, 8 a.m. through Wednesday, June 23, at 4 p.m. The cross-drain is near address number 6825 which is approximately .75 miles south of Sike Storey Road. Traffic can access Big Texas Valley Road north of the… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. As Touki Toussaint prepares to pitch tonight for the Rome Braves, Mills Fitzner shares 7 photos from his 2016 championship run here. Honors for Rome reliever. Atlanta opens two-game set with Red Sox at home.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. As Touki Toussaint prepares to pitch tonight for the Rome Braves, Mills Fitzner shares 7 photos from his 2016 championship run here. Honors for Rome reliever. Atlanta opens two-game set with Red Sox at home.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL Touki Toussaint was one of the stars of the 2016 South Atlantic League champion Rome Braves in 2016. Rome photographer Mills Fitzner shares seven photos from… Continue Reading

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Dog Days of Summer set for June 27 at River Dog both a benefit for the Davies Shelters and a good excuse to celebrate.

Dog Days of Summer set for June 27 at River Dog both a benefit for the Davies Shelters and a good excuse to celebrate.

  By Leanne Cook Hometown Headlines On June 27, Devon Smyth is trading her practically permanently attached N-95 mask and gloves for a pair of sunglasses and flipflops. That’s when she and 99 others will leave behind the pandemic for the Davies Shelter’s Dog Days of Summer party, at (where else would you have a… Continue Reading

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Buzz: River District ArtsFest on June 26 to compliment what’s already been a big year in Rome’s hot neighborhoods. The Great Roman Write-in is July 17.

Buzz: River District ArtsFest on June 26 to compliment what’s already been a big year in Rome’s hot neighborhoods. The Great Roman Write-in is July 17.

  Rome’s River District can’t stay out of the headlines — and that’s a good thing. Restaurant openings, building revitalizations, streetscape updates, proposed large-scale redevelopment, even walk-and-talk tours. So what’s next? How about the River District ArtsFest set for Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Look for craft vendors and live music throughout the River… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves upended 9-0 by Tourists but take series, four games to two. Atlanta Braves’ Touki Toussaint to pitch with Rome Braves Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment.Atlanta Braves stop skid, beat Marlins 6-4. Both teams off today. Former Berry Vikings pitcher Collin McHugh gets 800th Major League strikeout.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves upended 9-0 by Tourists but take series, four games to two. Atlanta Braves’ Touki Toussaint to pitch with Rome Braves Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment.Atlanta Braves stop skid, beat Marlins 6-4. Both teams off today. Former Berry Vikings pitcher Collin McHugh gets 800th Major League strikeout.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL   Rome Braves hammered 9-0 by Asheville Sunday but take series, four games to two. Media release: The visiting Asheville Tourists (15-20) jumped on top early and poured it… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Atlanta Braves’ Touki Toussaint to pitch with Rome Braves Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: Atlanta Braves’ Touki Toussaint to pitch with Rome Braves Tuesday night as part of his rehab assignment.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.   In context: This will be a homecoming of sorts of Touki Toussaint who was a popular member of the 2016 edition of the Rome Braves before starting… Continue Reading

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Headlines ahead: What to know about Rome-to-Summerville commute this week; Rome commission meets tonight; a very busy Thursday.

Headlines ahead: What to know about Rome-to-Summerville commute this week; Rome commission meets tonight; a very busy Thursday.

MONDAY Traffic watch: That Rome-to-Summerville commute will be a little tricky again this week (see above). Rome City Commission, 6:30 p.m. Among the topics is looking at revisions to the land development code. Click agenda. TUESDAY Rome Braves open a six-game home stand vs. first-place Bowling Green. Games at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday… Continue Reading

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Weekend observations: From the Cave Spring Arts Festival to three Rome Braves’ games in under 24 hours at State Mutual Stadium.

Weekend observations: From the Cave Spring Arts Festival to three Rome Braves’ games in under 24 hours at State Mutual Stadium.

Even a few storms didn’t slow the Cave Spring Arts Festival at Rolater Park over the weekend. In addition to arts and crafts, two real hits were homemade ice cream and some killer strawberry lemonade. How about a busy ball park on Saturday and Sunday? The Rome Braves and Asheville Tourists played three games in… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves take double header vs. Tourists Saturday night; series finale today at 2 p.m. Atlanta Braves lose fourth straight. Cave Spring Festival Road Race results; 6 area residents in top 10.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves take double header vs. Tourists Saturday night; series finale today at 2 p.m. Atlanta Braves lose fourth straight. Cave Spring Festival Road Race results; 6 area residents in top 10.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL   Rome Braves takes game one, 6-2, over Tourists. 5-run in fifth enough to win game two, 5-2. Media release: The Rome Braves (19-16) swept the Asheville Tourists… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: 90-day open container test? We’ll drink to that. Zoning sign across from Tractor Supply attracts a lot of eyes. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: 90-day open container test? We’ll drink to that. Zoning sign across from Tractor Supply attracts a lot of eyes. Peaks & Valleys.

IN FOCUS: Open container proposal.   This is a test … of the open container proposal: With a fifth of the 21st Century already behind us, Rome officials again are being asked to consider an open container policy for the downtown and River District neighborhoods, at least on a trial basis. The current proposal involves… Continue Reading

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