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Can-A-Thon: Some 85,000 cans and counting as donations to continue next week. Collection numbers are down from last year’s 120,000 total.

Can-A-Thon: Some 85,000 cans and counting as donations to continue next week. Collection numbers are down from last year’s 120,000 total.

Update: Salvation Army of Rome’s Captain Jason Smith says some 85,000 cans/boxes and counting have been donated during Friday’s Can-A-Thon at the Coosa Valley Fairgounds. “Additional cans and funds will be collected over the next week or so. It is down from previous years.” Pepperell High students collected 19,000 cans on their own, according to… Continue Reading

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Buzz: DOT seeks feedback on DOT bridge detour in Chattooga County. Berry students helping The Ruth and Naomi Project thanks to ceramic sale today. Cool recycling idea.

Buzz: DOT seeks feedback on DOT bridge detour in Chattooga County. Berry students helping The Ruth and Naomi Project thanks to ceramic sale today. Cool recycling idea.

A detour open house to discuss the Georgia DOT’s proposed project to replace the bridge on Old Highway 337 over Chelsea Creek in Chattooga County is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6, from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Menlo City Hall, at 3056 GA 337.  “We would like to hear the… Continue Reading

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Buzz:  ‘Scrooge the Musical’ opens Friday at DeSoto Theatre. Quick fix coming to I-75 exit in Gordon County.

Buzz: ‘Scrooge the Musical’ opens Friday at DeSoto Theatre. Quick fix coming to I-75 exit in Gordon County.

‘Scrooge the Musical,’ Rome Little Theatre’s holiday musical, opens Friday at the DeSoto Theatre. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays this weekend and Dec. 7-9.  Following the plot of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, audiences will witness the journey of the churlish Ebenezer Scrooge on a seemingly lonely… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Winter Art Market returns this weekend. Winter Wonderland due Friday-Sunday. Honors for Denim Marketing in Cartersville. Public Health urges hepatitis A prevention steps.

Buzz: Winter Art Market returns this weekend. Winter Wonderland due Friday-Sunday. Honors for Denim Marketing in Cartersville. Public Health urges hepatitis A prevention steps.

  The 2018 Winter Art Market returns Saturday and Sunday at the Rome Civic Center. The market will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. It features gifts from more than 50 local artisans and vendors including woodworking, jewelry, apparel, pottery, handmade soaps, photography and more. Food vendors will also be site and include: honey, jellies… Continue Reading

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Rome City Schools off Friday for semifinal game in Warner Robins. Tickets on sale today-Thursday at Barron Stadium.

Media release: Rome High School’s has advanced to round four of the state playoffs for Class 5A and will travel to compete against Warner Robins High School on Friday at 7:30 p.m. All Rome City Schools’ classes will be canceled on Friday.  The decision is because of transportation concerns and traffic conditions accompanied by the… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the Headlines: Another round of economic development debate by the City Commission tonight. A return of a downtown Calhoun favorite. High school football semi-finals — and a critical SEC Championship game.

Ahead of the Headlines: Another round of economic development debate by the City Commission tonight. A return of a downtown Calhoun favorite. High school football semi-finals — and a critical SEC Championship game.

Monday: Thurston’s Cafe returns to downtown Calhoun: Look for Thurston’s Cafe at 114 Court St. , which reopens today, to go right back to the top of the culinary favorites in Calhoun/Gordon County. The hours:  Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m  until 2 p.m.  Friday’s hours will be reserved for catering, says owner Mitzi Hutchinson. She sold the business  to David… Continue Reading

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Toys for Tots: With three weeks to go, more toys still needed to provide Christmas gifts to some 3,000 local children.

Toys for Tots: With three weeks to go, more toys still needed to provide Christmas gifts to some 3,000 local children.

  With just three weeks to go until the Greater Rome Toys for Tots distribution day on Dec. 15, more toys are still needed to provide Christmas gifts for some 3,000 local children in Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties. Coordinator Linda Hatcher is busy working on donations which are needed by the Dec. 10 deadline.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: South Rome Early Learning Center now participating in GOAL program. Rome Area Heritage Foundation trolley tours return Dec. 1.

Buzz: South Rome Early Learning Center now participating in GOAL program. Rome Area Heritage Foundation trolley tours return Dec. 1.

The South Rome Early Learning Center at Anna K. Davie Elementary School is now eligible to participate in the Georgia GOAL program; breakfast program to explain more. This program allows Georgia taxpayers to redirect part of their Georgia income taxes to the SRELC.  This is money you were going to have to spend in taxes anyway. Through this program, you get to… Continue Reading

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Sunday’s other headlines: Fog adds new concern to holiday travel. What does Saturday’s football mayhem mean to Georgia’s playoff chances? Our advice for Tuesday’s Christmas parade: Plenty of hot chocolate. Live from Christmas Tree City (almost).

Sunday’s other headlines: Fog adds new concern to holiday travel. What does Saturday’s football mayhem mean to Georgia’s playoff chances? Our advice for Tuesday’s Christmas parade: Plenty of hot chocolate. Live from Christmas Tree City (almost).

  Let’s be careful out there: Dense fog advisory for Northwest Georgia through 11 this morning (they added an hour). The fog adds to safety concerns as Northwest Georgians begin their treks home from the Thanksgiving holiday. The Georgia State Patrol reports 13 deaths on Georgia roads so far this holiday weekend; none locally. So… Continue Reading

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Latest Friday headlines: Paraglider pilot rescued from Weiss Lake. Quick work by Rome Police, Floyd EMS save customer’s life at West Rome Walmart. It’s all Christmas, all the time at WGAA in Cedartown.

Latest Friday headlines: Paraglider pilot rescued from Weiss Lake. Quick work by Rome Police, Floyd EMS save customer’s life at West Rome Walmart. It’s all Christmas, all the time at WGAA in Cedartown.

  From WEIS Radio: One person was taken to Floyd-Cherokee Medical Center after his powered paraglider crashed into Weiss Lake in Leesburg on Thursday afternoon. According to reports, the pilot experienced mechanical issues which caused complete power failure. He was able to deploy safety chutes before going into the lake. An area resident witnessed the… Continue Reading

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Watch a quick video of Woodland High band in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (with a special shout out at the end).

Watch a quick video of Woodland High band in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (with a special shout out at the end).

We know it isn’t the best video clip but we got about 30 seconds of Woodland High’s national exposure Thursday morning in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also getting a quick breakout was Abby Matthews, a WHS junior clarinet player who won the $10,000 Bob Hope scholarship for her essay — and another $10,000 for the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘The Berry Schools and World War I’ student documentary tells of war’s impact back home, too. Relief coming of I-75/Ga. 20 in Cartersville. Plus: Next week’s meetings.

Buzz: ‘The Berry Schools and World War I’ student documentary tells of war’s impact back home, too. Relief coming of I-75/Ga. 20 in Cartersville. Plus: Next week’s meetings.

Earlier this month, the Berry College History Department organized a week of events to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I, which was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. Among them was the Nov. 11 presentation of “Over the Top for Berry and Country: The Berry Schools and World War I,” a… Continue Reading

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