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Photo gallery, video: An ‘Electric’ crowd packs Downtown Rome for Saturday’s free concert on Broad Street

Photo gallery, video: An ‘Electric’ crowd packs Downtown Rome for Saturday’s free concert on Broad Street

  Quick video of the downtown crowd courtesy of Jay Shell, Rome City Brewing Co.     Continue Reading

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Buzz: Cartersville brewery sends 100,000 cans of water to stricken California. Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome.

Buzz: Cartersville brewery sends 100,000 cans of water to stricken California. Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome.

This Bud’s water’s for you: Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than 100,000 cans of clean, safe emergency drinking water — processed in Cartersville — to Ukiah and Redding, Calif., at the request of the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts for the ongoing, devastating wildfires. The shipments are expected to arrive on Sunday. The water… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Floyd County School Board meets Tuesday evening. Floyd County Republican Women lunch meeting is Tuesday.

Buzz: Floyd County School Board meets Tuesday evening. Floyd County Republican Women lunch meeting is Tuesday.

  The Floyd County Board of Education meets Tuesday, Aug. 7. Caucus begins at 5 p.m. in the superintendent’s office and the board meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the board room.  Prior to caucus, the board will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office for a closed meeting to discuss property and litigation… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Free concert in downtown Rome on Saturday. Learn about Bartow history on Aug. 15.

Buzz: Free concert in downtown Rome on Saturday. Learn about Bartow history on Aug. 15.

Downtown Rome Saturdays return this Saturday, Aug. 4 with a free concert on Broad Street featuring Electric Avenue, an ’80s pop-tribute band. The concert will be held from 7 until 10 p.m. and the stage will be next to Jefferson’s on Fourth Avenue. Access to Broad Street will be blocked to vehicle traffic in the… Continue Reading

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Dueling deer: A must watch quick video — two deer, each on their hind legs, in something akin to a boxing match at Berry College.

Dueling deer: A must watch quick video — two deer, each on their hind legs, in something akin to a boxing match at Berry College.

More than 31,600 people have watched this video of an on-campus deer fight from Berry College’s Hannah Atsma. From Berry College: You only THINK our deer are peaceful creatures… (In all seriousness, this is not uncommon behavior for deer — specifically does — to exhibit according to Berry Animal Science Professor George Gallagher.) Great video… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Night work begins on repaving 3.2 miles from Turner McCall to the Bypass and Martha Berry. Democrats meet Thursday. Summer book auction set.

Buzz: Night work begins on repaving 3.2 miles from Turner McCall to the Bypass and Martha Berry. Democrats meet Thursday. Summer book auction set.

Work has just begun on a resurfacing project on Turner McCall Boulevard. This project includes 3.21 miles of milling and plant mix resurfacing, beginning just north of the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge (after Home Depot) and extending to the Bypass. A contract to resurface this portion of the highway was awarded to Northwest Georgia Paving,… Continue Reading

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Memorial celebration concert coming Aug. 4 to honor life of Brother Robert Stevenson and his love of Gospel music.

Memorial celebration concert coming Aug. 4 to honor life of Brother Robert Stevenson and his love of Gospel music.

For more than 50 years, legendary Gospel music announcer and promoter Brother Robert L. Stevenson brought Gospel music to thousands through his “A Joyful Noise” radio program and special concert events until his passing earlier this year in January. His family is continuing that concert tradition and will honor his memory with a Memorial Celebration… Continue Reading

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Buzz: YMCA’s ‘Best Summer Ever’ program ends, supported in part by Food Lion; next up: Open house on Wednesday.

Buzz: YMCA’s ‘Best Summer Ever’ program ends, supported in part by Food Lion; next up: Open house on Wednesday.

For the fifth consecutive year, the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County has received $1,725 grant from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed local children. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has… Continue Reading

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Buzz: $15,000 donation for Boys and Girls Club of NW Georgia. Floyd Commission called meeting on Monday.

Buzz: $15,000 donation for Boys and Girls Club of NW Georgia. Floyd Commission called meeting on Monday.

The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Georgia received a $15,000 donation from RACE Rome from the Tri for the Kids event this past Spring at Darlington School. From the Boys and Girls Club: Thank you RACE Rome for your support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia! It is always a pleasure to partner with… Continue Reading

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Rome First United Methodist Church, partners announce SERVE ROME, sharing space and resources at the church’s administrative offices.

Rome First United Methodist Church, partners announce SERVE ROME, sharing space and resources at the church’s administrative offices.

Rome First United Methodist Church (Rome First) announces a new collaborative, non-denominational Community venture called SERVE ROME. SERVE ROME is a cooperative venture among Rome First and other non-profit agencies that will share space and resources to provide  individual community services and accomplish ministry goals.   A grand opening/ribbon cutting is scheduled for Sept. 10 at… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Cable repair under way on I-75 in Bartow. DNR updates on Operation Dry Water, Independence Day incidents. Free training for local farmers next month.

Buzz: Cable repair under way on I-75 in Bartow. DNR updates on Operation Dry Water, Independence Day incidents. Free training for local farmers next month.

A Georgia DOT maintenance crew is 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. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division has released the boating enforcement statistics for Operation Dry Water (June 29-July 1) and for… Continue Reading

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Georgia DOT reports all lanes now clear on I-75 at Red Bud Road in Gordon County.

Georgia DOT reports all lanes now clear on I-75 at Red Bud Road in Gordon County.

  THE LATEST Georgia DOT reports all lanes on I-75 near Red Bud Road in Gordon County are now clear and free to navigate (2:30 p.m. Wednesday)   PREVIOUSLY If you’re approaching the Red Bud Road intersection on I-75, get off now (try U.S. 41). It doesn’t matter, north or south. An accident has closed… Continue Reading

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The Eden Project’s goal: Help returning veterans, their families cope with challenges when their military service ends — including those with injuries.

The Eden Project’s goal: Help returning veterans, their families cope with challenges when their military service ends — including those with injuries.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Not every veteran has an easy time returning to civilian life after their military service. Some struggle with injuries, broken relationships from time apart or difficulty getting a job. And finding help isn’t easy. This is exactly where Bren Briggs found himself 12 years ago after suffering a devastating injury… Continue Reading

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Scott Weaver, chief investigator for the district attorney’s office, honored by Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia.

Scott Weaver, chief investigator for the district attorney’s office, honored by Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia.

Scott Weaver of Rome named Investigator of the year at the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia Summer Conference. He is chief investigator for District Attorney Leigh Patterson’s office. The seminar is being held now through Wednesday at Jekyll Island Convention Center Weaver’s name is a familiar one in law enforcement circles. He’s also known in the… Continue Reading

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