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Movies, TV film in Northwest Georgia: Adairsville roads closing for movie shoot today (Dr. Sleep?) Plus: Trailer for ‘The Mule,’ which had scenes filmed here in July, now out. Last week, TV production crew was at State Mutual Stadium.

Movies, TV film in Northwest Georgia: Adairsville roads closing for movie shoot today (Dr. Sleep?) Plus: Trailer for ‘The Mule,’ which had scenes filmed here in July, now out. Last week, TV production crew was at State Mutual Stadium.

  So what’s the movie? Nothing official but a lot of chatter concerns “Dr. Sleep,” a Stephen King sequel to “The Shining.” The sequel is shooting in the Atlanta area this week after wrapping up  production in coastal Georgia. So far, no call for local extras that we’ve seen. From Adairsville Police: “Road closures and detours… Continue Reading

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Coosa Valley Fair results: Cecilia Estock crowned Miss Coosa Valley Fair, Carolyn Smyth crowned Miss Teen Coosa Valley Fair. Plus Miss Challenger pageant winners and all the competition results. Pick up entries today from 1-4 p.m.

Coosa Valley Fair results: Cecilia Estock crowned Miss Coosa Valley Fair, Carolyn Smyth crowned Miss Teen Coosa Valley Fair. Plus Miss Challenger pageant winners and all the competition results. Pick up entries today from 1-4 p.m.

  2018 Junior Miss Coosa Valley Fair 12-14 yrs Prettiest Eyes: Jordan Poe Prettiest Hair: Gracie Ruth Watson Prettiest Smile: Jordan Poe Most Photogenic: Gracie Ruth Watson 4th Runner-Up: Valeria Aguirre 3rd Runner-Up: Rachel Buttrum 2nd Runner-Up: Alyssa Miller 1st Runner-Up: Gracie Ruth Watson Winner: Jordan Poe 2018 Pre-Teen Miss Coosa Valley Fair 10-12 yrs… Continue Reading

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Final Day of Coosa Valley Fair: Gates open from 10 a.m. to midnight. Complete schedule; what you need to know.

Final Day of Coosa Valley Fair: Gates open from 10 a.m. to midnight. Complete schedule; what you need to know.

Please check our companion page for results from all the Coosa Valley Fair judging. TODAY: 10 a.m.-midnight. 10 to 11 a.m. — Pre-opening special: Carload admitted for $10 (No trucks or vans) 10 a.m.-11 p.m. — Armbands $25-Unlimited Rides until closing. 10:00 a.m.- close — Wayne’s Train, trackless train ride, $3/ride 10 a.m.-10 p.m. —… Continue Reading

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Buzz: GNTC holding Fall Plant sale now through Oct. 12. Rome Board of Education meets Tuesday.

Buzz: GNTC holding Fall Plant sale now through Oct. 12. Rome Board of Education meets Tuesday.

  The Horticulture program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College is holding a small Fall Plant Sale at the greenhouses and Building L located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome through Friday, Oct. 12. The sale hours are from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays, the sale takes… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Dr. Chris Robinson joins Redmond’s Outpatient Wound and Hyperbarics Center as the new supervising physician. Shaw named Home Depot’s Environmental Partner of the Year.  Berry, Chieftains partner on Cherokee language lecture.

Buzz: Dr. Chris Robinson joins Redmond’s Outpatient Wound and Hyperbarics Center as the new supervising physician. Shaw named Home Depot’s Environmental Partner of the Year.  Berry, Chieftains partner on Cherokee language lecture.

  Redmond Regional Medical Center announces that Dr. Chris Robinson, MD has joined Redmond’s Outpatient Wound and Hyperbarics Center as the new supervising physician.  Robinson is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Southeastern Society… Continue Reading

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RomeGaCares team back home after distributing relief kits, fans, water to those in need in North Carolina.

RomeGaCares team back home after distributing relief kits, fans, water to those in need in North Carolina.

WEDNESDAY UPDATES “RomeGaCares is finally back in Rome/ Floyd!  These last few weeks have been extremely impactful. We want to thank you all for supporting our disaster relief efforts in Columbus County. We made some amazing friends and helped a lot of people who desperately needed it- they were so grateful! Way to go Rome/ Floyd and… Continue Reading

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Buzz: More road work on U.S. 41 in Cartersville. Air Force ROTC car wash Oct. 13. Fall preview day at GHC on Thursday. Free legal help Oct. 12.

Buzz: More road work on U.S. 41 in Cartersville. Air Force ROTC car wash Oct. 13. Fall preview day at GHC on Thursday. Free legal help Oct. 12.

  From Georgia DOT: Work could begin soon on resurfacing U.S. 41/Joe Frank Harris Parkway in the city of Cartersville. Georgia DOT recently awarded a contract to Northwest Georgia Paving Inc. of Calhoun, valued at $1.7 million, for a construction project to resurface a portion of the highway in Bartow County. The project includes 1.759… Continue Reading

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Updated with photos: Comedy at the ballpark: Extras needed at State Mutual Stadium today for season three shooting of IFC’s ‘Brockmire’ starring Hank Azaria.

Updated with photos: Comedy at the ballpark: Extras needed at State Mutual Stadium today for season three shooting of IFC’s ‘Brockmire’ starring Hank Azaria.

One eagle-eyed resident spotted some extra curricular activity at State Mutual Stadium as well as a few signs indicating some new filming under way in Rome. Crews are due at the stadium off the Bypass and Armuchee Connector early today to get some footage for season three of “Brockmire.”  The official notice: “Extras Casting Atlanta… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Pink Day detours to Riverside Parkway this Friday. Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A due later this month. Rome Little Theatre’s performances of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ open Friday, Oct. 5 at the DeSoto Theatre.

Buzz: Pink Day detours to Riverside Parkway this Friday. Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A due later this month. Rome Little Theatre’s performances of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ open Friday, Oct. 5 at the DeSoto Theatre.

Temporary switch for Floyd’s Pink Day this Friday: For years, Floyd Medical Center’s Pink Day — part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — has been based at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue. As work continues to transform it into Truett’s Chick-fil-A, opening late fall, Floyd has followed customers to the Riverside Parkway “container” location.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Doug’s Deli Downtown expanding hours during weekdays. Entries for Coosa Valley Fair competitions for homemaking, fine arts, photography and flower show are due today between 1-4 p.m.

Buzz: Doug’s Deli Downtown expanding hours during weekdays. Entries for Coosa Valley Fair competitions for homemaking, fine arts, photography and flower show are due today between 1-4 p.m.

Doug’s Deli Downtown at 606 Broad St. is expanding their business hours and will now be open Monday-Friday until 5:30 p.m. to serve the early dinner crowd. The restaurant will continue to close at 3 p.m. on Saturday and be closed on Sundays. From Doug’s Deli Facebook: “It’s the moment you all have been waiting… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Redmond donates AED’s to Floyd County government. Great Locomotive Chase Festival returns Oct. 5-7. Berry dedicates new Sam Spector MBA Classroom.

Buzz: Redmond donates AED’s to Floyd County government. Great Locomotive Chase Festival returns Oct. 5-7. Berry dedicates new Sam Spector MBA Classroom.

Redmond Regional Medical Center donated seven automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the Floyd County Government.  Lisa Adrian, the hospital’s director of occupational health, presented the AED’s to County Manager Jamie McCord, Assistant County Manager, Gary Burkhalter and Sandi McCollum, Wellness Coordinator.  Barbara Gibson, FNP, onsite clinical services manager of occupational health, noted that AED’s are an… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Tonight’s Rocks of Hope suicide awareness event canceled because of the forecast. More honors for Restoration Rome. Cartersville/Bartow County get new EMS service Monday morning.

Buzz: Tonight’s Rocks of Hope suicide awareness event canceled because of the forecast. More honors for Restoration Rome. Cartersville/Bartow County get new EMS service Monday morning.

  Rocks for Hope–Suicide Awareness Event set for this evening has been canceled because of the rainy forecast: Healing Hearts, the Floyd County Suicide Prevention Coalition, offers Rocks for Hope/Remembering and Stopping had planned several events this evening as part of awareness and prevention month. Restoration Rome Center for Foster, Adoption, and Family Services recently was named a… Continue Reading

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Thursday’s ‘Rome Remembers Burt’ is both a tribute to the late actor who was here last year for the film festival and a prelude to 2018 event set for Nov. 1-4.

Thursday’s ‘Rome Remembers Burt’ is both a tribute to the late actor who was here last year for the film festival and a prelude to 2018 event set for Nov. 1-4.

Elvis Presley had a love of jelly doughnuts. But what was one of the late Burt Reynolds’ favorite indulgences? It also included jelly — pineapple jelly — and peanut butter (Jif, by the way). Burt’s only request during his stay at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham during last year’s Rome International Film Festival was his… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Trinity United Methodist Church’s pumpkins arrive midday Sunday; sales to start soon. Harbin’s Walk With a Doc season finale is Oct. 20 with Dr. Paul Brock. Bridge replacement coming to Chattooga County.

Buzz: Trinity United Methodist Church’s pumpkins arrive midday Sunday; sales to start soon. Harbin’s Walk With a Doc season finale is Oct. 20 with Dr. Paul Brock. Bridge replacement coming to Chattooga County.

    The pumpkins arrive at Trinity United Methodist Church this Sunday afternoon — unloading only; no sales just yet. The pumpkin patch will quickly come together but first, there’s the offload of several thousand pumpkins of all sizes beginning at 12:30 p.m. (ETA). We’ll have additional updates on the actual pumpkin patch and sale… Continue Reading

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Rome’s Vance Luke celebrates 100th birthday and still keeps rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his seventh trip to Africa set for January.

Rome’s Vance Luke celebrates 100th birthday and still keeps rigorous volunteer schedule as well as mission work, including his seventh trip to Africa set for January.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Friends and family from around the globe came together Sunday to celebrate one special man, Rome’s own Vance Luke. He will turn 100 years old on Tuesday and his family, friends and fellow church members at First Presbyterian Church of Rome celebrated his life of service that still includes annual mission… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Live from The Apollo, Tim Reynolds (incredible achievement for Model grad). Serve Rome grand opening, ribbon cutting today at 3:30 p.m.

Buzz: Live from The Apollo, Tim Reynolds (incredible achievement for Model grad). Serve Rome grand opening, ribbon cutting today at 3:30 p.m.

  We could fill a website with the success former Model High phenom Tim Reynolds has had since his days in Rome to Berklee College of Music in Boston and beyond. And now comes word of another achievement. Here’s how Tim describes it on his Facebook page: “Always dreamed of doing this since I was… Continue Reading

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One Table bridges community groups, conversation in gathering on the pedestrian bridge Sunday evening. Photo gallery: Nine images (and growing; please share your photos).

One Table bridges community groups, conversation in gathering on the pedestrian bridge Sunday evening. Photo gallery: Nine images (and growing; please share your photos).

  The pedestrian bridge connecting Town Green to West Third Street was filled Sunday evening with those supporting One Community United’s annual One Table event. The five-course meal was designed to encourage one-on-one conversations with people from all parts of the community. Donors paid $100 for two tickets to the catered dinner. Attending were folks… Continue Reading

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