Category Archives: Buzz

Done deal: Three free hours of parking in downtown Rome Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. enforcement. What’s next: Fixing Downtown Development, city government disconnect.

Done deal: Three free hours of parking in downtown Rome Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. enforcement. What’s next: Fixing Downtown Development, city government disconnect.

  Tear down those 45 signs for downtown parking; they’re out of date: The Rome City Commission, by a 7-1 vote, approved the second reading allowing three hours of free parking in downtown and enforcement from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They also want to study data on parking being collected now by the license… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Part of Morrison Campground Road closed through Thursday per Colonial Pipeline work. Downtown chariot adds Friday lunch hour(s) service.

Buzz: Part of Morrison Campground Road closed through Thursday per Colonial Pipeline work. Downtown chariot adds Friday lunch hour(s) service.

Colonial Pipeline is doing construction on Morrison Campground Road between Fred Kelly and Sam Harris roads. The road in this area will be closed now until late Thursday. Detours are in place. Chariot adds Friday lunch hours: The tourism office is adding Friday lunch time hours to the Roman Chariot free shuttle service in downtown… Continue Reading

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A fresh slice of downtown: From biscuits, bread and produce to craft beer and Mangover burgers to riverside concerts, there’s a new buzz in Rome.

A fresh slice of downtown: From biscuits, bread and produce to craft beer and Mangover burgers to riverside concerts, there’s a new buzz in Rome.

  Saturday mornings are changing in Northwest Georgia. With two farmers markets now in Rome as well as another in downtown Cartersville, there’s a different buzz this summer especially as shoppers sample both the traditional farmers market at Ridge Ferry Park (also open on Wednesday mornings) as well as the month-old Between the Rivers Farmers… Continue Reading

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PopUp Shop’s ‘piemagedon’ is Tuesday as Gainesville-based baker comes to town. They’ve already presold 300 pies?! Also this week: Free gelato scoop Wednesday afternoon at Honeymoon Bakery.

PopUp Shop’s ‘piemagedon’ is Tuesday as Gainesville-based baker comes to town. They’ve already presold 300 pies?! Also this week: Free gelato scoop Wednesday afternoon at Honeymoon Bakery.

  Lisa Landry’s “incubator” adjoining Living & Giving, also known as the PopUp Shop, is courting food customers this Tuesday. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., “We are having a pie Pop Up in our PopUp Shop … We’re hosting Amanda Wilbanks and The Southern Baked Pie Co. from Gainesville. Her award-winning carmel pecan pie caught… Continue Reading

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Downtown merchant makes late plea to City Commission hours before parking vote. Three more sign up to talk parking tonight. Plus: Other meetings this week.

Downtown merchant makes late plea to City Commission hours before parking vote. Three more sign up to talk parking tonight. Plus: Other meetings this week.

  With a potential vote just hours away, a downtown Rome business owner has shared her email to city commissioners about streetside parking, kiosks and meters, and the long-term impact on customers. Lisa Smith of the Rabbit’s Nest of Rome in the 200 block shared the following note. Also, three more people have asked to… Continue Reading

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Update on Mill Street blues: Transformer work to again leave Cave Spring in the dark from midnight until 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Update on Mill Street blues: Transformer work to again leave Cave Spring in the dark from midnight until 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Monday update: We’re awaiting word on whether the early Monday morning work was successful. The Georgia Power outage map does not show any issues in Cave Spring this morning. At this point, we’re assuming round two is on for tonight as scheduled (outage from 12:01- 3 a.m. Tuesday).   From the City of Cave Spring:… Continue Reading

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“Nothing changes students’ hearts more than serving others”. Group of 53 students and leaders from Unity Christian School heading out for week-long mission trip to West Virginia.

“Nothing changes students’ hearts more than serving others”. Group of 53 students and leaders from Unity Christian School heading out for week-long mission trip to West Virginia.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s not often you find a group of teenagers willing to give up a week of their summer break, along with their cell phones, to help those in need. But that is exactly what 44 students from Unity Christian School will be doing this week as the group, along with nine… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd County Police and E-911 staff team up to help older couple with home repairs. ‘Stepping Stones’ garden workshop postponed. Floyd Board of Education meets June 17.

Buzz: Floyd County Police and E-911 staff team up to help older couple with home repairs. ‘Stepping Stones’ garden workshop postponed. Floyd Board of Education meets June 17.

About 30 member of Floyd County Police Department, Floyd E-911 and their families came together to help an older couple in need on Saturday. The group worked on the couple’s home in Garden Lakes to help with a major clean-up and needed repairs, including painting. Sgt. Chris Fincher says a number of local merchants donated… Continue Reading

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Betsy Allgood named new Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity

Betsy Allgood named new Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity-Coosa Valley is under new leadership as Betsy Allgood has been named the new Executive Director taking the helm from Bruce Day who retired May 31 after 15 years of service with the organization. Allgood comes to Habitat from a long-tenure with Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation where she served as Recreation Director for… Continue Reading

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City Commission agenda for Monday includes second reading of parking revisions; at least one speaker on the subject.

City Commission agenda for Monday includes second reading of parking revisions; at least one speaker on the subject.

Rome’s City commissioners will consider a second reading of Commissioner Craig McDaniel’s proposal to grant three hours of free parking daily and rolling back enforcement to 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday during Monday’s meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The amendment to the parking ordinance appears above. Three people have asked for time to… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Big honors for Exchange Club. Berry College Student Enterprises’ summer market set for July 20. Cartersville chamber hosts blood drive Wednesday. State tax revenue up 0.1% in May.

Buzz: Big honors for Exchange Club. Berry College Student Enterprises’ summer market set for July 20. Cartersville chamber hosts blood drive Wednesday. State tax revenue up 0.1% in May.

The Exchange Club of Rome has been elected Club Of The Year For Large Clubs at the Georgia District Convention held in Macon. Other honors for the Rome club include: Largest Membership Increase Best Club Bulletin (Large Club) – Greg Gaston-Editor Best Club Secretary (Large Club) – Robert Smyth Exchangite of the Year (Large Club)… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Board of Education has called meeting Monday. Floyd GOP to talk about running for office at June 27 meeting.

Buzz: Rome Board of Education has called meeting Monday. Floyd GOP to talk about running for office at June 27 meeting.

  The Rome Board of Education will have a called meeting on Monday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Superintendent’s Office at the Board of Education Administrative Offices at 508 E. Second St. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the final Intergovernmental contract and other documents associated… Continue Reading

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Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944:  Isakson leads delegation of fellow senators to Normandy. ‘The Longest Day’ to be shown at Rome City Auditorium.

Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944: Isakson leads delegation of fellow senators to Normandy. ‘The Longest Day’ to be shown at Rome City Auditorium.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, this week led a bipartisan Senate delegation to Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II. The 17-senator delegation joined President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at an official ceremony… Continue Reading

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Buzz: One Community United meetings tonight,  Saturday. Shriners car show is June 15. Chieftains, RACA behind Warriors of AniKituhwa performance, book auction at library.

Buzz: One Community United meetings tonight, Saturday. Shriners car show is June 15. Chieftains, RACA behind Warriors of AniKituhwa performance, book auction at library.

Two small group meetings of One Community United this week: The first is today at 5:30 p.m. at Las Palmas on Shorter Avenue. Up next: Saturday at 9 a.m. at Troy’s Barbecue (facilitator is Rick Stevenson). Second Annual Rome Shrine Car show is June 15; open to cars, trucks and tractors. Get ready for a… Continue Reading

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Buzz: First responders, Blood Assurance again team up on Heroes Unified community blood drive on June 25. Likely credit to be included in June power bill. Litter task force seeks members.

Buzz: First responders, Blood Assurance again team up on Heroes Unified community blood drive on June 25. Likely credit to be included in June power bill. Litter task force seeks members.

The Third Annual Heroes Unified community blood drive is Tuesday, June 25, from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. A bloodmobile will be stationed at the Law Enforcement Center as well as the Floyd County Jail, and an inside set up team will also be taking donations on the bottom floor classroom at the Law Enforcement Center. Donors… Continue Reading

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Georgia Highlands announces students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Georgia Highlands announces students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at… Continue Reading

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Parking updates: Separating downtown business owners by those who have own parking and those relying on street parking. Your letters to city commissioners. Jay Shell’s parking survey draws 850-plus responses.

Parking updates: Separating downtown business owners by those who have own parking and those relying on street parking. Your letters to city commissioners. Jay Shell’s parking survey draws 850-plus responses.

TODAY’S PARKING DEBATE We received a few phone calls and emails on Monday that were private  and we’ll respect that privacy. We all have a different definition of “secret parking meeting” we guess so we’ll leave it at that. Today’s question relates to The Druck Report from Monday and that is the business/property owners who… Continue Reading

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Newsmakers: Hannah Cook, Rome Little Theatre director, named Bartow Public Art Researcher. Dwight Hutchins, Darlington Class of 1982, elected to fourth term as chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Adairvsille’s Emma Smith appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Newsmakers: Hannah Cook, Rome Little Theatre director, named Bartow Public Art Researcher. Dwight Hutchins, Darlington Class of 1982, elected to fourth term as chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Adairvsille’s Emma Smith appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

  The Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors announces that the Grant for a Bartow Public Art Researcher has been awarded to Hannah Cook, Rome. The director of the Rome Little Theatre since 2016, she holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies Degree from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Va., and has… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Vacation Bible School season under way. Got talent? Georgia Dream Night is on the way. Floyd Board of Education meets Thursday. Floyd Democrats celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Auditions for ‘Mamma Mia’ set. Church Missions Conference planned in August.

Buzz: Vacation Bible School season under way. Got talent? Georgia Dream Night is on the way. Floyd Board of Education meets Thursday. Floyd Democrats celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Auditions for ‘Mamma Mia’ set. Church Missions Conference planned in August.

“Roar! Life is Wild; God is Good,” a Vacation Bible School event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church at 702 Pleasant Valley Road in Silver Creek is under way night through Thursday. It is free for the community and runs from 6-8:30 p.m. Each night, there’s supper at the Hungry Herd Café, games at the Stampeded Sports as… Continue Reading

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