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Berry eagles: Remaining egg has been buried in the nest so no eaglets this season.

Berry eagles: Remaining egg has been buried in the nest so no eaglets this season.

  More bad news from the Berry eagles’ nest: Sunday afternoon, “the female eagle buried the second egg under some nesting materials. While one or both eagles spent the night on branches near the nest, and the male eagle has been laying on the nest this morning, we believe that the second egg is nonviable.… Continue Reading

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Model High senior Pierce Fincher completes 1,000 pull-ups in 6-hour challenge; raises over $4,400 to benefit Community Kitchen of Rome.

Model High senior Pierce Fincher completes 1,000 pull-ups in 6-hour challenge; raises over $4,400 to benefit Community Kitchen of Rome.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Model High senior Pierce Fincher has never been one to shy away from a challenge.  So, as he was selecting an idea for his Senior Project required for graduation, Fincher decided to use his physical strength to help a local organization dear to his heart, the Community Kitchen of Rome. “Last… Continue Reading

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Week ahead: Floyd Board of Education to discuss 5-year facilities plan, Rome Alcohol Commission meeting this afternoon. Called Rome Redevelopment meeting Tuesday to discuss Celanese annexation.

Week ahead: Floyd Board of Education to discuss 5-year facilities plan, Rome Alcohol Commission meeting this afternoon. Called Rome Redevelopment meeting Tuesday to discuss Celanese annexation.

Monday: Floyd Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. in the Board Room at the FCS Central Office with caucus at 5 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office. The Board is expected to approve a 5-year facilities plan. Agenda Monday: The Rome Alcohol Control Commission meets at 5 p.m. at City Hall. On the agenda,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton resigning as of July 1. GHC offers nursing program updates. Part of Strawberry Lane closing Monday-Wednesday.

Buzz: Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton resigning as of July 1. GHC offers nursing program updates. Part of Strawberry Lane closing Monday-Wednesday.

  Chief Justice Melton has served the Peach State with honor, ensuring the highest ideals of justice are upheld in our state. All Georgians have benefitted from his steadfast commitment to the rule of law and public service, and we wish him and Kimberly well in this next chapter. https://t.co/V8V0QVoSYq — Governor Brian P. Kemp… Continue Reading

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A thank you note from the YMCA to our wonderful friends in the community. 10-image photo gallery of those helping our neighbors in need.

A thank you note from the YMCA to our wonderful friends in the community. 10-image photo gallery of those helping our neighbors in need.

Dear Reader: Do you ever wonder how Floyd County can logistically coordinate the large distribution of nutritious food in Rome that you read about in the local news? Are you familiar with the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” meaning that an ENTIRE community of people must interact with a child… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Father Austin Goggans of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Rome serves as House ‘Chaplain of the Day.’ United Way awarded $31,602 to help local groups with food, sheltering needs.

Buzz: Father Austin Goggans of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Rome serves as House ‘Chaplain of the Day.’ United Way awarded $31,602 to help local groups with food, sheltering needs.

Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) welcomed Father Austin Goggans, first vicar and parish priest at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Rome,  as he served as the “Chaplain of the Day” for the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. “Father Goggans is a minister to many” in Rome, Dempsey says. “He lives faithfully with… Continue Reading

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South Rome Alliance names Jake F. Hager as executive director. A Berry graduate, he was active in the community during his college years.

South Rome Alliance names Jake F. Hager as executive director. A Berry graduate, he was active in the community during his college years.

Media release: South Rome Alliance, formerly South Rome Redevelopment Corporation, has named Jake F. Hager its new executive director. Hager will be responsible for planning, organization, and direction of the local nonprofit’s operations and programs. He succeeds Bobby Jones who served as interim executive director after former executive director, Charles Looney, resigned last fall to move out… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Parks and Recreation start summer camp sign-ups; COVID precautions in place. $345,000 for Cedartown soccer renovation. Berry professor gets Smithsonian nod.

Buzz: Parks and Recreation start summer camp sign-ups; COVID precautions in place. $345,000 for Cedartown soccer renovation. Berry professor gets Smithsonian nod.

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation is opening registration for 2021 summer camps. Whether it’s a love for all things outdoors, building and competing with Lego and Nerf sets or tumbling, rolling and participating in lots of cool activities, our camps offer great opportunities for kids to get active and have fun. Registration is open for Kid vs. Wild, Lego Nerf… Continue Reading

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City Commission addresses impact of Greene’s hate speech on the ‘regular people’ of Rome including the city’s businesses and reputation. Rome’s mask mandated extended a month by unanimous vote.

City Commission addresses impact of Greene’s hate speech on the ‘regular people’ of Rome including the city’s businesses and reputation. Rome’s mask mandated extended a month by unanimous vote.

Greene concerns from the City Commission: Listen to the Facebook Live post beginning at 43:10 mark and lasting to almost the 1:00 mark). Several commissioners voiced concerns about the beating Rome is taking in the national media by Greene’s conduct in Washington. “She’s hurting the regular people in our community,” Commissioner Wendy Davis said. The… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Latest community guide released by Cartersville-Bartow Chamber. Floyd elections board meets today; Rome Downtown Development on Thursday.

Buzz: Latest community guide released by Cartersville-Bartow Chamber. Floyd elections board meets today; Rome Downtown Development on Thursday.

  The latest edition of the Community Guide & Business Directory has been printed and is now available at the Cartersville-Bartow Chamber. You can also view a digital version of the magazine online.  Meetings: Today: The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet today in the Community Room in the County Administration Building at 12… Continue Reading

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Week ahead: County Commission, Rome Board of Education meet today.

Week ahead: County Commission, Rome Board of Education meet today.

  Tuesday: The City of Rome’s Community Development Services Committee will meet via Zoom on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. On the Agenda, will be first readings of three rezoning requests. Second reading and public hearings will be Tuesday, Feb. 23. A Special Use Permit for a farm retreat at 45 Ellis Road, Rome. The planning staff recommends… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Avi Singh of Model Middle wins Floyd County Schools Gifted Oratorical Contest. Seed Swap is March 6.

Buzz: Avi Singh of Model Middle wins Floyd County Schools Gifted Oratorical Contest. Seed Swap is March 6.

  Avi Singh, a sixth-grade student at Model Middle School, has won the 2021 Floyd County Schools Gifted Oratorical Contest. The oratorical event was started in 2009 to allow gifted students to display their academic skills and connect with other students. The 2021 contest was the 12th annual competition and used the speech theme “Healing… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Pip watch’ begins for two eggs in Berry eagles’ nest. Floyd Democrats elect 2021-23 leaders. Honors for Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, intern.

Buzz: ‘Pip watch’ begins for two eggs in Berry eagles’ nest. Floyd Democrats elect 2021-23 leaders. Honors for Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful, intern.

  Floyd Democrats elect 2021-23 officers: The Floyd County Democratic Party recently held elections for their executive committee for 2021-23. Benjamin Amis will serve as chair. Other officers are Tom Lindsey, Vice-Chair of Membership and Campaigns; LaTonya Burrell, Vice-Chair of Programs; Ranesia Johnson, Vice-Chair of Finance; Tina Bucher, Communications Director; Jim Watkins, Secretary; and Sarah… Continue Reading

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Education: Darlington School junior Eli Mayes named Governor’s Honors semi-finalist. Rome School Board meets today at 11:30.

Education: Darlington School junior Eli Mayes named Governor’s Honors semi-finalist. Rome School Board meets today at 11:30.

  Semi-finalists for the statewide Governor’s Honors program have been announced and current Darlington School junior Eli Mayes has been selected to advance in the Chemistry category. “We are very proud of Eli for being selected as a semi-finalist in Chemistry for GHP,” said Chad Woods, Upper School director. “One of Eli’s many strengths is… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Updates on Greater Community Bank’s plans in Cartersville. Feb. 16 meeting of redevelopment committee to focus Riverside/Celanese annexation. Cartersville chamber names small business finalists.

Buzz: Updates on Greater Community Bank’s plans in Cartersville. Feb. 16 meeting of redevelopment committee to focus Riverside/Celanese annexation. Cartersville chamber names small business finalists.

  The Rome Redevelopment Committee will hold a called meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:00 PM in the Rome City Auditorium for purposes of discussing the possible annexation of the Riverside/Celanese Community.  This will be a hybrid, in-Peron/zoom/Facebook live meeting.  In-person participants will be required to socially distance and wear a face covering. From… Continue Reading

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