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Buzz: Pop-up food market at Coosa High this Wednesday. ‘Night at the Movies’ returns tonight to benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center.

Buzz: Pop-up food market at Coosa High this Wednesday. ‘Night at the Movies’ returns tonight to benefit the Exchange Club Family Resource Center.

From Floyd County Schools:“Every family goes home with around 50 pounds of food. Fresh fruits and veggies, dry goods, bakery items, dairy, meats, etc. (items may vary). No income levels, no requirements. This is a market partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. No smoking is allowed.” 21st Annual “Night at the Movies” returns Tuesday, benefits Exchange… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves open up six tonight vs. Asheville at State Mutual Stadium. Atlanta Braves in Philly. Saban’s contract extended until 2028 at Alabama. Hawks vs. ’76ers tonight.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves open up six tonight vs. Asheville at State Mutual Stadium. Atlanta Braves in Philly. Saban’s contract extended until 2028 at Alabama. Hawks vs. ’76ers tonight.

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 The Rome Braves . Media release: The Rome Braves lost their first series of the season in last week’s trip to Bowling Green. The Braves won just one of… Continue Reading

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Headlines ahead: Rome Board of Education and County Commission meet today. Chamber minority business conference Friday.

Headlines ahead: Rome Board of Education and County Commission meet today. Chamber minority business conference Friday.

TUESDAY Rome Board of Education meets: 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. Agenda The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet at the County Administration… Continue Reading

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Gas prices trickle down just a bit although RaceTrac in Cartersville was down to $2.69 a gallon (average a month ago was $2.70).

Gas prices trickle down just a bit although RaceTrac in Cartersville was down to $2.69 a gallon (average a month ago was $2.70).

  TODAY’S UPDATES Sunday averages from AAA show a little improvement; cheaper gas is available if you look for it: In our drive-by journalism research from Saturday — from Rome to Cartersville and back — prices down at select locations. The above photo shows $2.69 a gallon at RaceTrac on U.S. 41 in Cartersville, about where we were… Continue Reading

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The weekend in 54 photos: From First Friday to the farmer’s market to Old Dominion’s concert, a photo tour of a busy 24-plus hours.

The weekend in 54 photos: From First Friday to the farmer’s market to Old Dominion’s concert, a photo tour of a busy 24-plus hours.

We thank Mills Fitzner (First Friday), Leanne Cook (farmer’s market), Lindsey Jones (Old Dominion), the band itself and Monica Sheppard (Spirit of the Sun) for their images: >Plus 21 more photos below.   More from First Friday; photos by Leanne Cook.https://t.co/nunH3L9EkB — Hometown Headlines (@hometown) June 6, 2021 Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rough road trip ends with 7-2 loss for Rome Braves. Atlanta Braves win 4-2, take series vs. Dodgers. Atlanta Hawks win series opener vs. 76ers. The Falcons trade Julio Jones to Tennessee. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rough road trip ends with 7-2 loss for Rome Braves. Atlanta Braves win 4-2, take series vs. Dodgers. Atlanta Hawks win series opener vs. 76ers. The Falcons trade Julio Jones to Tennessee. Community sports updates.

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 The Rome Braves drop fifth straight to Hot Rods, 7-2. Media release:  The Bowling Green Hot Rods (19-11) set their new season-high with their fifth consecutive win on Sunday,… Continue Reading

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Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market: Opening day sees everything from quail eggs (and biscuits) to regal corn to stitched crafts (‘Believe in yourself. And aliens.’)

Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market: Opening day sees everything from quail eggs (and biscuits) to regal corn to stitched crafts (‘Believe in yourself. And aliens.’)

Story and photos by Leanne Cook Hometown Headlines Some sellers have been coming to the Ridge Ferry Park Farmer’s Market every week for 40-plus years while Saturday’s season premiere was a first time for others. You can snag fresh, Rome-grown honey and veggies, a quail egg biscuit, heirloom tomatoes (in about two weeks) and listen… Continue Reading

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Weekend watch: Packed Old Dominion concert at Ridge Ferry Park and Spirit of the Sun on Rome’s rivers. More today: Sunday: Dover Quartet performing at the DeSoto Theatre in a fund-raiser for the foundation. 3 p.m.

Weekend watch: Packed Old Dominion concert at Ridge Ferry Park and Spirit of the Sun on Rome’s rivers. More today: Sunday: Dover Quartet performing at the DeSoto Theatre in a fund-raiser for the foundation. 3 p.m.

  Spirit of the Sun Festival and Chieftan’s Challenge race River Dog Outpost & Paddle Company’s Spirit of the Sun Festival and Chieftain’s Challenge Race kicked off the 2021 Southern Stoke Paddle Series. Flatwater short and long races for stand up paddlers, kayaks & single or double-blade crafts paddling up and downstream, touching on each… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves pinned by Bowling Green, 7-5. Atlanta Braves beat the Dodgers 6-4. Community sports: Your links to upcoming area races.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves pinned by Bowling Green, 7-5. Atlanta Braves beat the Dodgers 6-4. Community sports: Your links to upcoming area races.

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 The Rome Braves fall to Bowling Green, 7-5.  Ruben Cardenas and Evan Edwards homered in Braves takedown. Media release: Home runs by Ruben Cardenas and Evan Edwards lifted… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: The Insider look at replacing Rush on local radio; dueling convenience stores; downtown commute dilemma. Plus: Peaks & Valleys; what we’re watching.

Newsletter: The Insider look at replacing Rush on local radio; dueling convenience stores; downtown commute dilemma. Plus: Peaks & Valleys; what we’re watching.

Welcome to a different idea from Hometown Headlines, something we’ve been thinking about as the community takes a break from the weekday news cycle. We offer: The Insider: Replacing Rush at WLAQ. Mega convenience store battles. Downtown traffic remedies needed. What we’re watching: Blowback from that 4-4 City Commission vote on Gibbons Street and what’s next… Continue Reading

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First Friday: Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos entertains a big crowd on a beautiful night at Town Green (15+ photos). Plus: More concerts today plus four farmers markets.

First Friday: Andrews Brothers Dueling Pianos entertains a big crowd on a beautiful night at Town Green (15+ photos). Plus: More concerts today plus four farmers markets.

Photos by Mills Fitzner. A beautiful night for dogs, kids, piano music and greeting friends at the first First Friday concert in downtown Rome. The crowd danced, sang along, and drank lots of adult slushees from local businesses. Well-known local soccer coach Fernando De Barros and his wife Maggie De Barros win the prize for… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome photo, video winners on display starting next week; reception is Tuesday.

Buzz: Rome photo, video winners on display starting next week; reception is Tuesday.

  The Rome’s tourism office invites the public to the Photo Exhibition featuring images by local photographers that showcase the community. The exhibition will be held at the Rome Area History Center June 8-19. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, June 8, from 5 until 7 p.m. and prizes will be awarded; light refreshments… Continue Reading

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves lose on the road to Bowling Green 7-3; Atlanta Braves fall to Dodgers 9-5; Post-season honors for Berry baseball’s Tyler Calvert. Shorter Hawks: Baseball season in review.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves lose on the road to Bowling Green 7-3; Atlanta Braves fall to Dodgers 9-5; Post-season honors for Berry baseball’s Tyler Calvert. Shorter Hawks: Baseball season in review.

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 The Rome Braves lost on the road Friday night to Bowling Green, 7-3. Media release: Niko Hulsizer and Jacson McGowan both hit two-run homers in a 7-3 Bowling… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Don’t miss the stories behind the produce at the Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market tomorrow in Hometown Headlines.

Buzz: Don’t miss the stories behind the produce at the Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market tomorrow in Hometown Headlines.

  Coming for Sunday — Quail and goose eggs, Rome-grown honey, doing good with pecans and 40 years of veggie sales. Plus, how much of Marti Walstad‘s homemade quail biscuit can Mary Hardin Thornton eat in one bite? Continue Reading

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