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Buzz: Eaglet is thriving but not much hope for second egg in Berry nest. Floyd’s replacement election board appointees sworn in.

Buzz: Eaglet is thriving but not much hope for second egg in Berry nest. Floyd’s replacement election board appointees sworn in.

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Pirelli joining Berry, The Nature Conservancy in bid to restore a longleaf pine habitat on campus.

Pirelli joining Berry, The Nature Conservancy in bid to restore a longleaf pine habitat on campus.

From a media release: Pirelli North America is partnering with the Berry College Longleaf Pine Project – a collaboration between the college and The Nature Conservancy in Georgia to restore rare and essential longleaf pine habitat a few miles away from Pirelli’s U.S. factory. The mountain is part of the Berry College campus, and is home… Continue Reading

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Amid a wind chill of 29 degrees, area residents marched at midday Monday to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Amid a wind chill of 29 degrees, area residents marched at midday Monday to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  The M.L.K. Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia is sponsoring its annual King Celebration Weekend: 11:30 a.m. Monday: March and drive-through lunch. The annual communitywide march will take place in Downtown Rome in-person, starting at 11:30 a.m. The march will begin at the corner of First Avenue and Broad Street, continues down Broad Street and finishes… Continue Reading

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Floyd County seeks nominations of those ‘who have made an impact’ on the community.

Floyd County seeks nominations of those ‘who have made an impact’ on the community.

As part of African American History Month, Floyd County is recognizing members of our community who have made an impact. Last year, the county honored Paula Jasper, Bishop Norris K. Allen Sr., Sarah Dahlice Malone, Rev. Terrell Shields and the late Battalion Chief Daniel “Danny” Lee. The county is asking for nominations for those to… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: ‘Coosa Enquirer’: Inquiring minds want to know? ‘Hard Ball’ playing hardball in state politics. Tiny Emerson’s big future. Peaks & Valleys: COVID reporting; South Rome upgrades.

Newsletter: ‘Coosa Enquirer’: Inquiring minds want to know? ‘Hard Ball’ playing hardball in state politics. Tiny Emerson’s big future. Peaks & Valleys: COVID reporting; South Rome upgrades.

    ‘The Coosa Enquirer.’ Exactly what do you call a story with Marjorie Taylor Greene, Charles Craton and the Coosa Country Club? So Charles Bethea’s essay in The New Yorker is out about Greene’s sneaky admission into Coosa Country Club (it is true it never went to the membership committee per what members told… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the headlines: Floyd’s new elections board has full agenda for Tuesday’s first meeting. Also: Alcohol Control Commission, development authority meet.

Ahead of the headlines: Floyd’s new elections board has full agenda for Tuesday’s first meeting. Also: Alcohol Control Commission, development authority meet.

MONDAY Area schools, most offices closed today for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. TUESDAY The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet at 10 a.m. in the Community Room, Suite 206 in the County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. Agenda items include the move to East 12th Street office; new West… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Train track repairs beginning today in Rome. Friends of the Library set first auction of new year.

Buzz: Train track repairs beginning today in Rome. Friends of the Library set first auction of new year.

Train track updates begin today. What to know: Trains The Friends of the Library is offering the first Silent Auction for 2022.  All the five showcases feature books and other items catering to a wide variety of hobbies and interests.  The showcases contain “Super Heroes and Villains: Comics and Graphic Novels”,   “Cooking, Baking and… Continue Reading

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Eagle watch 2022: The first of two eggs in the Berry eagles’ nest has hatched; meet B-15. And B-16 might be close behind.

Eagle watch 2022: The first of two eggs in the Berry eagles’ nest has hatched; meet B-15. And B-16 might be close behind.

How to watch it all live: NEST CAM VIEW 1 NEST CAM VIEW 2 APPROACH CAM EAGLE UPDATES PREVIOUSLY Egg no. 2 arrived in the Berry eagles’ nest arrives.  Below please see a list showing how many eggs were laid each year and the outcomes. It looks like five-plus weeks between eggs laid and actual… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: Call him the Mayor Whisperer. Why we have 4 GOP candidates in that state Senate race. 3-Dot Buzz:  Of trains and dining and … Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Call him the Mayor Whisperer. Why we have 4 GOP candidates in that state Senate race. 3-Dot Buzz: Of trains and dining and … Peaks & Valleys.

POPCORN & POLITICS: A different look at campaigns and candidates… Call him the Mayor Whisperer: A year ago, Bill Collins was seeking another term as mayor amid a challenge from Craig McDaniel. The votes going in were pretty clear — a four-four tie with Commissioner Mark Cochran holding the deciding vote. He went McDaniel and that’s… Continue Reading

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Groundbreaking set for Jan. 28 on $20 million South Meadows community in South Rome.

Groundbreaking set for Jan. 28 on $20 million South Meadows community in South Rome.

The South Rome Alliance, Laurel Street developers and Goldman Sachs (investors) will join community and area leaders in breaking ground on a $20 million, 80-unit South Meadows affordable residential development at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at 12 Pollack St. off South Broad in South Rome. This is the latest in a series of new housing options in the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome’s Clocktower turning 150 years old; what’s planned to mark the anniversary. Latest update on railroad/street updates.

Buzz: Rome’s Clocktower turning 150 years old; what’s planned to mark the anniversary. Latest update on railroad/street updates.

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Help wanted: Floyd County posts elections supervisor job; pay from $59,000 to $94,400. Top elections post has been open for 14 months amid nonstop changes mostly from the county.

Help wanted: Floyd County posts elections supervisor job; pay from $59,000 to $94,400. Top elections post has been open for 14 months amid nonstop changes mostly from the county.

What to know: The posting comes Jan. 12, some 14 months after chief elections clerk Robert Brady was fired — but in March 2021 later allowed to resign. The top elections spot has been open since with Vanessa Waddell serving as interim director. She was picked by the former elections board to search as chief… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the headlines: Thursday: Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m.

Ahead of the headlines: Thursday: Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m.

    THURSDAY Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m., Carnegie conference room: EARLIER THIS WEEK TUESDAY The Rome Board of Education meets. The caucus will be held at 4 p.m. in Room A211 at Rome City Schools College and Career Academy at 990 Veterans Memorial Highway NE.  The regular meeting will start at 5:45… Continue Reading

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Rome’s new mayor is Sundai Stevenson; Mark Cochran is pro tem. Also, Elaina Beeman joins the commission.

Rome’s new mayor is Sundai Stevenson; Mark Cochran is pro tem. Also, Elaina Beeman joins the commission.

  Sundai Stevenson is Rome’s new mayor following a 5-4 vote with incumbent Craig McDaniel finishing second. She was nominated by Bill Colllins with a second from Bonny Askew In the second vote, for mayor pro tem, Mark Cochran also won by a 5-4 vote over Randy Quick. The majority votes for each: Bonny Askew,… Continue Reading

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