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Polk, Paulding family comes in second as $100,000 prize on ABC’s ‘Family Food Fight’ goes to the Maniyas. Watch the short video.

Polk, Paulding family comes in second as $100,000 prize on ABC’s ‘Family Food Fight’ goes to the Maniyas. Watch the short video.

  Oh so close for Polk County resident Eddie Benefield, along with his sister, Tammy Nichols and her husband, Chris.  But the Maniya family takes the $100,000 prize home following Thursday’s finale of Family Food Fight on ABC.     Reminder: The season finale airs tonight at 9 on ABC. From a media release: A Northwest… Continue Reading

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United Way of Rome & Floyd County adopts new model to ‘proactively address the root causes of complex community challenges no one agency can take on alone.’

United Way of Rome & Floyd County adopts new model to ‘proactively address the root causes of complex community challenges no one agency can take on alone.’

Media release: Instead of merely allocating funds to programs run by other nonprofit organizations, the United Way of Rome & Floyd County has been hard at work making substantial changes to the way it serves our community. Prioritizing transparency and community-wide collaboration, the organization is focused on doing more to proactively address the root causes of… Continue Reading

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We the Church buys 19.5 acres off Ga. 101 near Saddle Mountain. The Lighthouse, a nondenominational church, launches Aug. 25.

We the Church buys 19.5 acres off Ga. 101 near Saddle Mountain. The Lighthouse, a nondenominational church, launches Aug. 25.

We The Church purchases 19.5 acres off Ga. 101 and Saddle Trail. As configured, the site goes from Ga. 101 back to Chateau Drive and abuts Saddlebrook Downs subdivision to the north.  Tom Sipp of Hardy Realty had the listing. Records show the asking price was $295,000 and it sold for $246,000. Founded in January 2016,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y’s Food & Fun program. Blight/litter task force named. Moates joins Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville.  Chambers named to Georgia Council for the Arts.

Buzz: East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y’s Food & Fun program. Blight/litter task force named. Moates joins Floyd Urgent Care in Cartersville. Chambers named to Georgia Council for the Arts.

East Rome Walmart donates $1,500 to Y to help feed kids: From the YMCA: “We are grateful to East Rome Walmart Supercenter #5151 and manager Steve Roland for their generous support of our Food & Fun Year-Round Outreach Programs. Pictured during the check presentation are Executive Director Scott McCreless, right, and Community Outreach Director Stephanie… Continue Reading

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Update: Road is open. Earlier: Truck carrying 70,000 pounds of cargo stuck on Ward Mountain; Floyd Police believe the load will topple as the truck is moved.

Update: Road is open. Earlier: Truck carrying 70,000 pounds of cargo stuck on Ward Mountain; Floyd Police believe the load will topple as the truck is moved.

  UPDATE: The road has reopened. EARLIER: If you’re a fan of the late Harry Chapin, one of his classics — “30,000 pounds of bananas” — is going through your mind as you read this. Floyd County Police report that a truck carrying a 70,000-pound load is disabled and blocking Ward Mountain Road at Potts… Continue Reading

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RN-T: Judge allows state to drop original indictments in school thefts case; allows up to six months to bring new indictments.

RN-T: Judge allows state to drop original indictments in school thefts case; allows up to six months to bring new indictments.

The Rome News-Tribune reports that during motion hearings Monday, Superior Court Judge Jack Niedrach allowed the district attorney’s office to… and allowed the state no more than six months to bring new indictments. The decision stems from flaws in the original indictments and timing issues raised by attorneys for some of the 13 suspects in… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Video preview of Saturday’s Health Inititative for Men Plus Women. Ribbon cutting today for Redmond’s Outpatient Congestive Heart Failure Clinic. Plus how to help Tallatoona, other nonprofits.

Buzz: Video preview of Saturday’s Health Inititative for Men Plus Women. Ribbon cutting today for Redmond’s Outpatient Congestive Heart Failure Clinic. Plus how to help Tallatoona, other nonprofits.

    Saturday: The 18th Annual Health Initiative for Men Plus Women is set from 8 a.m. to noon at the Floyd County Health Department. You can get a preview — and event history — in the above edition of Community Watch courtesy of Georgia Highlands College. Ribbon cutting, open house this evening for Redmond Regional’s Outpatient… Continue Reading

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Toni Rhinehart named new Finance Director for the city of Rome.

Toni Rhinehart named new Finance Director for the city of Rome.

  Media release: Toni Rhinehart has been selected as the new Finance Director for the City of Rome. The previous Finance Director, Sheree Shore, recently retired after almost 35 years with the finance department. Rhinehart will be responsible for the planning, organizing and directing of the financial operations. She will oversee the administration of the… Continue Reading

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This week: From city, county and school board meetings to the Tillman Clocktower race and walk, a busy week ahead.

This week: From city, county and school board meetings to the Tillman Clocktower race and walk, a busy week ahead.

Tuesday-Friday: Corky Kell tickets on sale at Barron Stadium from noon until 2 p.m. and Aug. 19-22 from noon until 2 p.m. The tickets are good for both games on Aug. 22. $12 in advance; $17 at the gate on Aug. 22. Tuesday: The Floyd County Commission meets with a caucus at 4 p.m. and the meeting at… Continue Reading

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Updated: A record-breaking night as the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenges raises more than $202,000 for Sexual Assault Center of NWGA. Six photos.

Updated: A record-breaking night as the Rome Celebrity Dance Challenges raises more than $202,000 for Sexual Assault Center of NWGA. Six photos.

    It’s a wrap on the 2019 OTR Wheel Engineering Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge with a record $202,000 raised for the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA. Including this year’s donations, more than $1.2 million has been raised in the last nine years from the annual event modeled after the popular realty TV show “Dancing With… Continue Reading

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Buzz: World War II veteran Bob Lattimer presented with his medals. Main High School reunion includes parade today. Rome City Commission meets Monday evening.

Buzz: World War II veteran Bob Lattimer presented with his medals. Main High School reunion includes parade today. Rome City Commission meets Monday evening.

World War  veteran and Winthrop Court resident Bob Lattimer was honored Tuesday with a group of medals earned during his time in the service of our country. The medals were presented by U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ga., during a program at Winthrop attended by family and friends.  Lattimer earned the American Campaign Medal, The Asiatic… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd Urgent Care offices add ‘Save My Spot.’ Dempsey speaks at National Conference of State Legislature’s 2019 Legislative Summit.

Buzz: Floyd Urgent Care offices add ‘Save My Spot.’ Dempsey speaks at National Conference of State Legislature’s 2019 Legislative Summit.

A service aimed at making visits more convenient has been expanded to include all Floyd Urgent Care locations. Save My Spot, designed to cut down on the time patients have to spend in the waiting room, began earlier this summer in Rome, Cartersville and Centre, Alabama. The service is now also available at Floyd’s other… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell on WSB highlighting ‘patch’ used in rotator cuff surgery. Rome Noon Optimist Club adds 100th member as organization celebrates centennial year.  Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League meets Saturday. Library offers silent auction.

Buzz: Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell on WSB highlighting ‘patch’ used in rotator cuff surgery. Rome Noon Optimist Club adds 100th member as organization celebrates centennial year. Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League meets Saturday. Library offers silent auction.

Harbin Clinic’s Dr. Brad Bushnell featured on WSB, highlighting ‘patch’ used in rotator cuff surgery: Dr. Brad Bushnell of Harbin Clinic Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Rome recently was featured on the WSB TV segment, “The Daily 2” regarding his work with the Regeneten Bioinductive Implant, a “patch” used in shoulder surgeries to repair torn rotator cuffs. For… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Happy 90th, DeSoto! Roman Rumble returns Sept. 14 for two-legged and four-legged competitors. Blood drive today in response to recent shootings. Gas prices dip another for centers. Rome Downtown Development board meets Thursday.

Buzz: Happy 90th, DeSoto! Roman Rumble returns Sept. 14 for two-legged and four-legged competitors. Blood drive today in response to recent shootings. Gas prices dip another for centers. Rome Downtown Development board meets Thursday.

The 33rd Annual Roman Rumble is Saturday, Sept. 14, and is one of the longest-running 5K events in Rome. It takes place at Ridge Ferry Park, utilizing a paved path along the scenic Oostanaula River. It will include vendors, food trucks, inflatables, doggie costume contest and most lots of dogs. Hence the name “Ulti-mutt Health… Continue Reading

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The DeSoto turns 90 today. Activities include staging the photo taken nine decades ago, a look at the theater’s first ‘talkie’ and a preview of the locally produced ‘Tate’s Hell.’

The DeSoto turns 90 today. Activities include staging the photo taken nine decades ago, a look at the theater’s first ‘talkie’ and a preview of the locally produced ‘Tate’s Hell.’

The historic DeSoto Theatre celebrate 90 years. On Monday, there will be a photo recreation of the opening of the DeSoto 90 years ago at 5 p.m. (see above image) Following that, patrons are invited inside the theater for refreshments and a brief ceremony by City of Rome officials and Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation’s board members and… Continue Reading

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After 15 months of renovations and fundraising, the Ruth and Naomi Women’s Shelter set to open its doors on Tuesday

After 15 months of renovations and fundraising, the Ruth and Naomi Women’s Shelter set to open its doors on Tuesday

It’s been some 15 months of renovations and fundraising, but The Davies Shelters new Ruth and Naomi Women’s Shelter will finally be opening its doors at 2007 North Broad Street to those in need this Tuesday, August 6. “We are so excited to finally say that we will open the doors for our first guest at 5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

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