Category Archives: Buzz

Buzz: GHC to screen “To Kingdom Come” on Feb. 21. Rome’s Arbor Day celebration planned for Feb. 15. Rome City Board of Education meets Tuesday.

Buzz: GHC to screen “To Kingdom Come” on Feb. 21. Rome’s Arbor Day celebration planned for Feb. 15. Rome City Board of Education meets Tuesday.

  Georgia Highlands College will be hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary “To Kingdom Come” featuring GHC students and faculty members at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Heritage Hall. The event is free and open to the public. “To Kingdom Come” follows the citizen investigation of environment concerns by examining the complexity of contamination… Continue Reading

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Scouts: Northwest Georgia’s first Scouts BSA troop for girls, Troop 113, now in session. Plus: Remember to leave groceries for this Saturday’s Scouting for Food collection.

Scouts: Northwest Georgia’s first Scouts BSA troop for girls, Troop 113, now in session. Plus: Remember to leave groceries for this Saturday’s Scouting for Food collection.

The Boy Scouts of America began a new era this week by officially welcoming girls into its flagship scouting program, Scouts BSA. Northwest Georgia’s first Scouts BSA troop for girls, Troop 113, held its first meeting on Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome. It is a sister troop to the existing boy Troop… Continue Reading

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Hearts United Gathering draws a big crowd to hear a witness of history and how both she and the country have changed.

Hearts United Gathering draws a big crowd to hear a witness of history and how both she and the country have changed.

  The Fourth Annual Hearts United Gathering drew another huge crowd to the Wilder Center at Rome First United Methodist Church to hear an eyewitness to different times courtesy of Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter off the late Gov. George Wallace. In addition to her moving delivery,  the Rome Symphony Orchestra entertained the crowd soon after doors opened at 5… Continue Reading

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Buzz: AirLife, Redmond Regional’s partner in providing emergency service, has entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia. ‘Almost, Maine’ opens tonight at the DeSoto. Preparations continue for Heart of the Community events this Saturday.

Buzz: AirLife, Redmond Regional’s partner in providing emergency service, has entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia. ‘Almost, Maine’ opens tonight at the DeSoto. Preparations continue for Heart of the Community events this Saturday.

  From WRGA, Hometown: AirLife 15, based at Redmond Regional Medical Center, started 24/7 operations back in August and has already responded to more than 200 requests for emergency service in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. On Thursday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM, Marcus Lindsey, Regional Business Development Manager at Air Methods –… Continue Reading

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Perhaps the most beloved face of the Rome and Calhoun Christmas parades has died.

Perhaps the most beloved face of the Rome and Calhoun Christmas parades has died.

    The Rome Christmas Parade has lost a special friend. Douglas Paul Rogers, who “helped” Santa each year amid 20,000 or more fans lining Broad Street in downtown Rome and also in Calhoun, has died. He was 62. His obituary tells of his love for his church, North Rome Church of God, and his passion… Continue Reading

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Parks & Rec shake-up: Cowling says he left on ‘good terms,’ is weighing job options.

Parks & Rec shake-up: Cowling says he left on ‘good terms,’ is weighing job options.

THE LATEST We contacted Kevin Cowling via Facebook on Thursday after hearing some updates on what’s next for him. One tip was that he had already landed a new job. What he had to say: “In all honesty, we separated on good terms. I’ve given them my 30 days per my contract and I haven’t… Continue Reading

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Today’s schedule: Called Floyd County Commission meeting on extending contract with Rome Braves; Hearts United Gathering featuring Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter off the late Gov. George Wallace.

Today’s schedule: Called Floyd County Commission meeting on extending contract with Rome Braves; Hearts United Gathering featuring Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter off the late Gov. George Wallace.

Noon today: The Floyd County Commission has a called meeting to discuss extending the contract with the Rome Braves (the Atlanta Braves Baseball Club). The Rome club begins its 17th season at State Mutual Stadium with the home opening on Thursday, April 11. This evening: Fourth Annual Hearts United Gathering to feature Peggy Wallace Kennedy, daughter… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Election day for much of Gordon, Murray counties. Development authority OKs pact with Rome, Floyd County. Fourth Annual H.U.G. begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Buzz: Election day for much of Gordon, Murray counties. Development authority OKs pact with Rome, Floyd County. Fourth Annual H.U.G. begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.

  Rome Floyd Development Development Authority OKs pact with city, county on economic development plan: During a called early Monday, members of the Rome Floyd Development Authority approved a plan involving Rome and Floyd County governments to manage economic development for the community. The concept was approved by the City Commission a week ago and… Continue Reading

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Midday Headlines:  Update on Harbin Clinic Gallery opening, including video and what’s next.

Midday Headlines: Update on Harbin Clinic Gallery opening, including video and what’s next.

  From Harbin Clinic: On Friday, nearly 500 people celebrated the grand opening of the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage in downtown Rome. The inaugural exhibit features the works of world-renowned folk artist Howard Finster as well as Finster-inspired Coca-Cola bottles painted by other Georgia folk artists. The Finster exhibit will be at the Harbin… Continue Reading

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The Mumbers’ Many Streams Ranch off Big Texas Valley Road, described as ‘a breathtaking mountain oasis,’ set for auction Feb. 16.

The Mumbers’ Many Streams Ranch off Big Texas Valley Road, described as ‘a breathtaking mountain oasis,’ set for auction Feb. 16.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Twenty years ago, local physician Dr. Matt Mumber and his wife, Laura, purchased 420 acres in the Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Floyd County with a dream to build a private retreat center. Now with multiple log cabins, sport court, pool, pond and more, this property now known as Many Streams… Continue Reading

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‘No, Rome, Ga.’ Watch Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl shoutout (kinda) in a wonderfully produced ‘open’ to CBS’ coverage. #noromegeorgia

‘No, Rome, Ga.’ Watch Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl shoutout (kinda) in a wonderfully produced ‘open’ to CBS’ coverage. #noromegeorgia

So it’s about 20 minutes before kickoff and you’re settling into your recliner. The hype begins for a CBS intro or commercial and — while watching with one eye, you see Peyton Manning.  Of course, you stop as usually anything the retired quarterback does on TV is hilarious. At about a minute in, you’re waiting… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the Headlines: Hearts United Gathering to hear from George Wallace’s daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, on Thursday. Heart of the Community events pack Saturday. Special state House election Tuesday.

Ahead of the Headlines: Hearts United Gathering to hear from George Wallace’s daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, on Thursday. Heart of the Community events pack Saturday. Special state House election Tuesday.

    Tuesday: Special election runoff to fill state House 5 seat (Gordon, Murray counties). Nearly 1,000 people voted early in the race between Republicans Matt Barton and Jesse Vaughn. The winner will join the in-progress General Assembly, filling the seat left open by the death of longtime Rep. John Meadows, R-Calhoun, who died Nov. 13. If you are… Continue Reading

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Legacy Church coming to corner of Avenue A just off Turner McCall. North Rome Church of God prepares for the 2019 Passion Play.

Legacy Church coming to corner of Avenue A just off Turner McCall. North Rome Church of God prepares for the 2019 Passion Play.

Coming soon: Legacy Church at off Turner McCall and Avenue A: One of the most visible spots on the Rome commute is getting a new tenant. Legacy Church is moving into the former Trinity United Methodist Church building at 522-24 Avenue A as the “available” sign by Martin’s Real Estate has come down. The church… Continue Reading

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Updated weekend in pictures: 170 butts, 270 racks of ribs smokin’ at First Baptist. 500 Finster fans help welcome Harbin Clinic Gallery. Scouting for Food under way. Celebrating World Read Aloud Day — and Floyd County Schools’ Middle School Honors Band.

Updated weekend in pictures: 170 butts, 270 racks of ribs smokin’ at First Baptist. 500 Finster fans help welcome Harbin Clinic Gallery. Scouting for Food under way. Celebrating World Read Aloud Day — and Floyd County Schools’ Middle School Honors Band.

  Here’s where to get your Super Bowl entrees today: First Baptist Church’s youth group is selling smoked butts and ribs this afternoon from 3 until 5 p.m. off First Street in downtown Rome. Most of what’s being cooked is presold but Chip Hood — who’s among those cooking this morning in the above photograph… Continue Reading

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Rome native and Model High graduate Vic Reynolds named director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Rome native and Model High graduate Vic Reynolds named director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Rome native Vic Reynolds,  currently the district attorney of Cobb County, has been named the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation by Gov. Brian Kemp. A former police officer, chief magistrate judge, prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney, Reynolds was elected District Attorney for Cobb County in 2012. He and his wife of 30 years, Holly (also… Continue Reading

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Bruce Day, executive director of Habitat for Humanity-Coosa Valley, to retire May 31 after 15 years of service.

Bruce Day, executive director of Habitat for Humanity-Coosa Valley, to retire May 31 after 15 years of service.

  Media release: Habitat for Humanity- Coosa Valley announces the retirement of Executive Director Bruce Day effective May 31. Day began his service as Executive Director on June 1, 2004, and will have completed 15 years of service through Habitat at the time of his retirement. Previously, he served as the Director of Christian Social Ministries… Continue Reading

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