Category Archives: Buzz

Over 200 Vietnam veterans honored during ceremony Saturday at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. Certificates still available for those who missed event.

Over 200 Vietnam veterans honored during ceremony Saturday at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church. Certificates still available for those who missed event.

Over 100 Vietnam veterans from Floyd and surrounding counties were recognized for their military service during a certificate and lapel pin presentation ceremony on Saturday. The event was hosted by Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in Silver Creek and included Georgia Department of Veterans Service Commissioner Mike Roby, who presented the state’s Certificate of Honor and the… Continue Reading

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Religion: Second Avenue Baptist Church hosts Community Holy Week services; expanded daily schedules. Also: Services set for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

Religion: Second Avenue Baptist Church hosts Community Holy Week services; expanded daily schedules. Also: Services set for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

  WEATHER NOTE: Please check with your church before attending this Palm Sunday in case of weather delays or cancellations. Please share Holy Week services: Hometown Headlines is publishing a collection of Holy Week services. We welcome all congregations but ask that you follow the format below. No PDFs or flyers, please. A simple text summary… Continue Reading

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Buzz: GDOT resurfacing of Hwy. 100 in Floyd/Polk counties completed. Chieftains’ Plant and Herb sale continues today. Agape Meal to be held Thursday at Metropolitan UMC.

Buzz: GDOT resurfacing of Hwy. 100 in Floyd/Polk counties completed. Chieftains’ Plant and Herb sale continues today. Agape Meal to be held Thursday at Metropolitan UMC.

From Georgia DOT: Here’s some good news for motorists on Highway 100 in Floyd & Polk counties. All work on the 10 mile project to resurface Hwy 100 has been completed. A big thank you for those who travel on Hwy 100 for their cooperation and patience. Enjoy the smoother and safer ride! The Chieftains Herb… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Berry’s Spring Market hours for today now 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday; to decide permits for downtown events. Retired educators award scholarship to GNTC student.

Buzz: Berry’s Spring Market hours for today now 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Alcohol Control Commission meets Monday; to decide permits for downtown events. Retired educators award scholarship to GNTC student.

  Hours updated for today’s spring market at Berry College. We’ll have additional updates today as needed. Rome’s Alcohol Control Commission meets at 5 p.m. Monday. Among the items on the agenda: Public Consumption of Alcohol at the Clocktower on May 25 and for Saturday events in downtown Rome on May 4, June 1, July… Continue Reading

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Arts: Armuchee High’s Harper Buffington earns Best of Show from Kiwanis Club in Art Showcase. RSO names Young Artist winners.

Arts: Armuchee High’s Harper Buffington earns Best of Show from Kiwanis Club in Art Showcase. RSO names Young Artist winners.

  With a scratchboard art entry, entitled Moo’ving On, Armuchee senior Harper Buffington captures the Best of Show title and a $1,000 educational scholarship in the Art Showcase hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Rome. Taking the second and third scholarship spots were Model sophomore Alexis Peed and Pepperell sophomore Jaiden Mickley. Winners of Kiwanis’ Art Showcase… Continue Reading

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Many Streams Ranch, ‘one of the most spectacular pieces of property in Floyd County’ amid 421 acres of panoramic views and a rustic retreat-style setting,  listed for $1.8 million.

Many Streams Ranch, ‘one of the most spectacular pieces of property in Floyd County’ amid 421 acres of panoramic views and a rustic retreat-style setting, listed for $1.8 million.

Two months ago, an auction didn’t bring the desired results so this time, Dr. Matt and Laura Mumber are taking a conventional approach for selling Many Streams Ranch, a $1.8 million listing with Hardy Realty for 421 acres in Big Texas Valley. The images — compelling video and still photos — almost make the sale on… Continue Reading

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Model High’s Tim Reynolds wins again at the Amateur Night at the Apollo.

Model High’s Tim Reynolds wins again at the Amateur Night at the Apollo.

  Tim Reynolds wins again Wednesday night at Amateur Night at the Apollo competition. This is the second win in a row for the superstar from Model High. Next up: another round in May and then the finals in November. We’ll have an expanded report later today. Reynolds Continue Reading

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Buzz: Nancy Loveday Smith to be presented with RACA’s Arts Champion Award. Dream Team event from Harbor House returns Saturday. TEA Party meets Tuesday. ‘Secret Church’ simulcast set for Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

Buzz: Nancy Loveday Smith to be presented with RACA’s Arts Champion Award. Dream Team event from Harbor House returns Saturday. TEA Party meets Tuesday. ‘Secret Church’ simulcast set for Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

    The Rome Area Council for the Arts has awarded the 2019 Rome Arts Champion Award to Nancy Loveday Smith. The award was established in 2012 to be given to annually to an organization or individual demonstrating the highest level of unselfish service to the community through the arts. Nominees are submitted by RACA… Continue Reading

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The Rome-Floyd Nonprofit Executive Roundtable to hold organizational meeting on Wednesday, April 24.

The Rome-Floyd Nonprofit Executive Roundtable to hold organizational meeting on Wednesday, April 24.

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome and the United Way of Rome & Floyd County are collaborating to co-sponsor a supportive peer learning and advocacy network for local nonprofit executives to be known as Rome-Floyd Nonprofit Executive Roundtable. Each month between February and November, the executive directors or chief executive officers of local nonprofit organizations are asked… Continue Reading

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Newsmakers: Georgia Northwestern’s Kathy Kerce honored by Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association. Roman/Darlington grad Abraham Johnson named ‘Amazing Student’ at UGA.

Newsmakers: Georgia Northwestern’s Kathy Kerce honored by Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association. Roman/Darlington grad Abraham Johnson named ‘Amazing Student’ at UGA.

  The Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association Board of Directors recently presented Kathy Kerce, director of the Lactation Consultant program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, with the Friend of SELCA Award. The award is given to an individual that is working to advance the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) within Georgia and the southeast… Continue Reading

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Buzz: From road updates to upcoming events to free legal help, what’s buzzing across Northwest Georgia.

Buzz: From road updates to upcoming events to free legal help, what’s buzzing across Northwest Georgia.

  Georgia DOT Maintenance crews will begin today their work on repairing the cable rail along Interstate 75 in Bartow County.  Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. It is Georgia DOT position that guardrail and cable rail maintenance and repair are essential to keeping our roadways… Continue Reading

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The State of Rome: City Manager Sammy Rich highlights mostly positive revenue indicators, closes with a long, glossy look at the tennis center. No detailed mentions of economic development,  downtown/river district growth.

The State of Rome: City Manager Sammy Rich highlights mostly positive revenue indicators, closes with a long, glossy look at the tennis center. No detailed mentions of economic development, downtown/river district growth.

  Rome City Manager Sammy Rich delivered the 2019 State of the City presentation at Monday’s City Commission meeting. Using charts, Rich showed where indicators the city tracks — general fund revenues, real estate, even volume at the landfill — were up, all indicating improving conditions. There were headaches, such as the need to do… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Specialize teen driver course returns June 22, Nov. 23 (not driver’s ed). Blood Assurance to salute Shaw Plant 15, its no. 1 manufacturing donor. Entrepreneurship and the Solar Industry at GHC April 24. Euharlee Easter Egg Hunt is April 20.

Buzz: Specialize teen driver course returns June 22, Nov. 23 (not driver’s ed). Blood Assurance to salute Shaw Plant 15, its no. 1 manufacturing donor. Entrepreneurship and the Solar Industry at GHC April 24. Euharlee Easter Egg Hunt is April 20.

With the support of Rome Police Department and Richard B. Russell Airport, Fear This Inc. will again be providing drivers training for teen drivers June 22 and Nov. 23. The course is designed to teach teen drivers the critical skills necessary to not panic in a roadway crisis and to arrive home alive. Teens will… Continue Reading

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The Davies Shelters take on new name, expanded mission with transitional housing, South Meadows Farm, Ruth and Naomi Shelter. How you can help.

The Davies Shelters take on new name, expanded mission with transitional housing, South Meadows Farm, Ruth and Naomi Shelter. How you can help.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Big things have been happening over the last 12 months for the William S. Davies Homeless Shelters. Given their growth and upcoming projects including the opening of a new women’s shelter this spring, development of the South Meadows Farm and future transitional housing, the organization is rebranding as The Davies Shelters… Continue Reading

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Meet the 2019 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge couples. Event set for Aug. 10 at the City Auditorium.

Meet the 2019 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge couples. Event set for Aug. 10 at the City Auditorium.

Media release: A variety of familiar faces will take the stage in the OTR Wheel Engineering Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at Rome City Auditorium. All proceeds raised by this event will benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. “We hope you will save the date and make… Continue Reading

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