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Buzz: Job fair set for Oct. 22 at Rome Career Center. Georgia Highlands’ streamlines police hot lines. Georgia tax collections up slightly in September.

Buzz: Job fair set for Oct. 22 at Rome Career Center. Georgia Highlands’ streamlines police hot lines. Georgia tax collections up slightly in September.

The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with CGP Applied Technology to host a job fair on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway. CGP Applied Technology will be looking to hire tapeline operators. Job seekers interested in attending the event may visit employgeorgia.com to create an account so… Continue Reading

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Buzz: County Commission to recycle former ‘recycling’ center. Tree Walk Around Rome is Oct. 31.

Buzz: County Commission to recycle former ‘recycling’ center. Tree Walk Around Rome is Oct. 31.

  The Floyd County Commission is expected to approve the sale of the former Rome-Floyd Recycling Center at 405 Watters St. to Bella Roma owner Eddie Hasko for storage; sale price, $30,000. Hasko earlier said he’s use it for storage. The commission meets today  in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the… Continue Reading

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Lights! Cameras! Action! Rome? Two shoots under way here, Stranger Things and Black Widow.

Lights! Cameras! Action! Rome? Two shoots under way here, Stranger Things and Black Widow.

  We’re seeing reports of two shoots under way here, this one for Stranger Things and another on the upcoming Black Widow movie from Marvel. The latter production, a solo production of one of The Avengers, goes by the name Blue Bayou and dates back to July (see our earlier report). We’re not sure which one… Continue Reading

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Heard on the street: Caching translates into cha-ching for downtown restaurants (with an assist from Mountain Day). Plus: We take a bite out of that fast-food wait-time survey.

Heard on the street: Caching translates into cha-ching for downtown restaurants (with an assist from Mountain Day). Plus: We take a bite out of that fast-food wait-time survey.

The above testimony, from a crew visiting from the east coast of Florida, paid off big for downtown restaurants as well. We heard about huge crowds at Harvest Moon on Saturday night with a good 30 percent of those on hand representing the visiting geo caching crowd. Rome City Brewing Co. had a great weekend… Continue Reading

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Buzz: New convenience store just about ready in Armuchee. Two small group meetings of One Community United this week. County Commission meets Tuesday.

Buzz: New convenience store just about ready in Armuchee. Two small group meetings of One Community United this week. County Commission meets Tuesday.

    New convenience store close in Armuchee: Just below Sike Storey Road on Martha Berry Highway, the latest convenience store for the Armuchee community is well under way. The markings on the pumps indicate another BP is on the way. The store is on the west side of the away just above the old… Continue Reading

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The United Way of Rome/Floyd County transitioning to new Community Impact Model. Eight local organizations now being evaluated for 2020-21 grant funding.

The United Way of Rome/Floyd County transitioning to new Community Impact Model. Eight local organizations now being evaluated for 2020-21 grant funding.

Media release: As of 2019, there’s a new United Way in Rome & Floyd County. As has always been true, the local United Way is a completely independent, locally governed organization; the affiliation to United Way Worldwide is a membership, as with similar well known organizations like the Boys and Girls Club. Programs, decisions, and… Continue Reading

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Mountain Day 2019: Thousands come to celebrate Martha Berry’s 154th birthday and college’s homecoming.

Mountain Day 2019: Thousands come to celebrate Martha Berry’s 154th birthday and college’s homecoming.

  Thousands of Berry Alumni came home this weekend for the 105th annual Mountain Day Festivities. The Mountain Day weekend, a celebration of Martha Berry’s birthday (her 154th) and the college’s homecoming, is celebrated on the first Saturday in October to honor the college’s founder. The tradition brings students, faculty and staff, alumni, friends and… Continue Reading

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Coosa Valley Fair: A final look at the 71st edition of ‘fall’s finest festival.’ Pageant and other winners. Also: Entries pickup is today.

Coosa Valley Fair: A final look at the 71st edition of ‘fall’s finest festival.’ Pageant and other winners. Also: Entries pickup is today.

    Today: That’s a wrap on a very successful 71st edition of the Coosa Valley Fair. Below please find the list of pageant and other winners. This reminder: Please pick up for entries at Coosa Valley Fair is today from 1-4 p.m. at the Community Building.  PAGEANTS 2019 Pre-Teen Miss Coosa Valley Fair 10-12 yrs… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Cancer Navigators seeks community’s help to decorate wreaths for auction by Oct. 31. Northwest Georgia Housing Authority to speak at Monday’s Noon Optimist meeting.

Buzz: Cancer Navigators seeks community’s help to decorate wreaths for auction by Oct. 31. Northwest Georgia Housing Authority to speak at Monday’s Noon Optimist meeting.

Media release: Cancer Navigators invites members of the community to decorate and donate wreaths for its annual silent auction to be held in November. Undecorated wreaths are available for pickup from Cancer Navigators office, located on the third floor of the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren, M.D., Cancer Center, 225. W. Fifth St., Rome. Completed… Continue Reading

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Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Lingering drought ‘leading to decline, pest problems and non-recoverable damage.’ Tips on what to do.

Keith Mickler’s Rome Grown: Lingering drought ‘leading to decline, pest problems and non-recoverable damage.’ Tips on what to do.

      By Keith Mickler, County Coordinator and Agriculture Agent It’s hot, its dry and its October; what the heck is up with this crazy hot weather. There has been hardly any quantifiable rainfall in almost four weeks. We sure could use some rainfall to help relieve our parched landscapes. With that being said… Continue Reading

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Updated: Who’s ready to roll the dice and win Rome Opoly? Get the perfect Christmas present now for $19.98 at Walmart. Seriously.

Updated: Who’s ready to roll the dice and win Rome Opoly? Get the perfect Christmas present now for $19.98 at Walmart. Seriously.

First it was the classic board game itself, the hours-long quest for Boardwalk, Park Place and perhaps owning all four railroads as well. Next came the college editions. Now, they’re taking Monopoly back home with “Rome Opoly” and its on sale today at the East Rome Walmart and probably a few other spots. The price:… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Goo-Goo, Community Kitchen, Heritage First team up to benefit those served by the kitchen. Pepperell High hosts Fields of Faith Oct. 16. Atlanta Braves OK $10,000 grant for new Y interactive playground. Pepperell High Class of ’61 to dine together.

Buzz: Goo-Goo, Community Kitchen, Heritage First team up to benefit those served by the kitchen. Pepperell High hosts Fields of Faith Oct. 16. Atlanta Braves OK $10,000 grant for new Y interactive playground. Pepperell High Class of ’61 to dine together.

The Community Kitchen and the Goo-Goo Express car wash’s North Broad location are barely a few blocks apart. In a neighbor-helping-neighbor move, Goo-Goo is offering a free car wash on Oct. 21 for anyone who donates canned goods or cash to benefit the Community Kitchen. Even better, the deal is good at all three Goo Goo… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Southeastern Mills’ ribbon cutting is Oct. 10; Pepperell Middle groundbreaking is Oct. 15. Tallatoona heat assistance process announced.

Buzz: Southeastern Mills’ ribbon cutting is Oct. 10; Pepperell Middle groundbreaking is Oct. 15. Tallatoona heat assistance process announced.

  The ribbon cutting and open house for Southeastern Mills’ new distribution warehouse is set for Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 until 10:30 a.m. The distribution center is at 14 Superior Drive in Rome. The company purchased 15 acres last August from the Development Authority of Floyd County for $15,000 per acre. It is home to… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Film festival to showcase ‘Sgt. Will Gardner.’ Free Notary training Wednesday. Legal assistance available Oct. 11. Metropolitan’s United Methodist hosts “Men Who Cook” on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Buzz: Film festival to showcase ‘Sgt. Will Gardner.’ Free Notary training Wednesday. Legal assistance available Oct. 11. Metropolitan’s United Methodist hosts “Men Who Cook” on Sunday, Oct. 13.

In its 16th year, the Rome International Film Festival announces on of its marquee presentations, “Sgt. Will Gardner,” by Max Martini. Martini’s previous credits include films (Saving Private Ryan, 13 Hours, Captain Phillips, Pacific Rim) and television (The Unit). “Sgt. Will Gardner” explores the struggles of a troubled Iraq veteran who finds it difficult to reintegrate into society… Continue Reading

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At least three beer festivals brewing in October, early November in Rome, Fort Payne and Ball Ground.

At least three beer festivals brewing in October, early November in Rome, Fort Payne and Ball Ground.

Oct. 12: Mountain Town Hop Fest, Fort Payne (Ala.) Alabama’s first brewfest will take place at Rotary Pavilion on Oct. 12 from 2-6 p.m. (Central Time). More than 30 beers will be available including Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia craft beers along with food and music.  Tickets are $27 for general admission and $5 for designated drivers. Some… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Gas prices fall eight cents a gallon after September spike. Candidates forum is Tuesday. Euharlee Covered Bridge festival is Oct. 12.

Buzz: Gas prices fall eight cents a gallon after September spike. Candidates forum is Tuesday. Euharlee Covered Bridge festival is Oct. 12.

  Gas prices are dropping after spiking earlier this month. As of Sunday, the average gallon of gas was sold for $2.43 a gallon, down from $2.51 a week ago. Georgia’s average was down more than five cents a gallon week or week while the national average fell about two cents a gallon. From AAA:… Continue Reading

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Coosa Valley Fair 2019: The five things you need to know about ‘Fall’s Finest Festival’ as it rolls into town Oct. 1-5. Armbands, competitions, pageants — and food.

Coosa Valley Fair 2019: The five things you need to know about ‘Fall’s Finest Festival’ as it rolls into town Oct. 1-5. Armbands, competitions, pageants — and food.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net The Coosa Valley Fair rolls into Rome for the 71st year a week from Tuesday. Some 85,000-plus are expected to pack the fairgrounds starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 5 to celebrate “Fall’s Finest Festival” in Rome. Hometown Headlines spent some time with Coosa Valley Fair President Mike Elliott on the top five… Continue Reading

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