Category Archives: Buzz

Buzz: Highlands wraps up renovations of Dallas campus. Rome’s Downtown Development Authority board meeting is Thursday.

Buzz: Highlands wraps up renovations of Dallas campus. Rome’s Downtown Development Authority board meeting is Thursday.

Georgia Highlands College received a total of $4.1 million in state funding to renovate its Winn Building in Dallas near the current Paulding instructional site under the fiscal year 2019 state budget. A ribbon cutting is planned for September 28. The project has transformed the facility into a modern academic building, expanding degree and program… Continue Reading

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Newsletter. Our rant: ‘Sports tourism’ and putting 1,000 young people, families at risk? A closer look at $35 million Savoy auto museum. Calling it a season on our waterways. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter. Our rant: ‘Sports tourism’ and putting 1,000 young people, families at risk? A closer look at $35 million Savoy auto museum. Calling it a season on our waterways. Peaks & Valleys.

  RANT OF THE WEEK   The intersection of living life and saving lives. That’s a hard balance these days, for individuals and for communities. As we see COVID cases surge, hospitals at record capacity and the obituary page growing by the hour, we ask ourselves a lot of questions. No one wants to stay… Continue Reading

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Northwest Georgia remembers Sept. 11 in ceremonies from Rome to Cartersville to Calhoun. Photos and video.

Northwest Georgia remembers Sept. 11 in ceremonies from Rome to Cartersville to Calhoun. Photos and video.

Northwest Georgia remembers Sept. 11, 2001:  Commemorative services were held in Rome and Cartersvile to remember what happened 20 years ago. VIDEO: Rome/Floyd Fire Department:  From the city of Cartersville:  “What a fantastic 9/11 20th Anniversary Run To Remember 5K this morning…and a heartfelt ceremony to remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Several trees down on Kingfisher Trail in what could be erosion caused by high water.

Buzz: Several trees down on Kingfisher Trail in what could be erosion caused by high water.

  Something to keep an eye on if you’re on the Kingfisher Trail this weekend. It appears several trees have tumbled in, perhaps because of erosion, a few hundred feet from the point where Silver Creek flows into the Etowah River. Area waterways have been tested this summer following several tropical brushes and potent storms.… Continue Reading

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Kristy S. Brown named chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2021-22.

Kristy S. Brown named chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2021-22.

Media release: Kristy S. Brown has been appointed chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation Board of Governors for 2021-2022. The Heart of the Community Awards recognition program is sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Heart of the Community Foundation, Inc., and honors local citizens for their volunteer service to our community.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Braves bringing Target Golf to stadium in October. Pickleball tournament to benefit Family Resource Center. Traffic note: April Drive area.

Buzz: Rome Braves bringing Target Golf to stadium in October. Pickleball tournament to benefit Family Resource Center. Traffic note: April Drive area.

The Rome Braves’ first Target Golf event is set for Oct. 7 and 14 at State Mutual Stadium from 5 to 9 each night. Golfers of all ages and abilities will compete to win prizes from area restaurants and businesses. The unique golfing experience is a nine-hole target-style course, with tee boxes set up on… Continue Reading

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Buzz: More honors of Berry’s student journalists. Kemp names area residents to state boards.

Buzz: More honors of Berry’s student journalists. Kemp names area residents to state boards.

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI), College Media Association (CMA), and the Southeast Regional EMMY Awards recently recognized Berry College’s student-run multimedia website, Viking Fusion, and Department of Communication students in their respective competitions. All three competitions announced prize nominees and finalists in the last few weeks.   CBI National Student Production Awards finalists:  PSA – “Dangers of Dating,” by filmmaking students  Live Sports Broadcast, Berry Football vs.… Continue Reading

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Buzz: 2021 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, Oct. 2-9. Childhood actress from ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to speak on mental health. Reinhardt announces Floyd residents who made President’s List.

Buzz: 2021 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, Oct. 2-9. Childhood actress from ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to speak on mental health. Reinhardt announces Floyd residents who made President’s List.

The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale  is Oct. 2-9, at the Rome/Floyd County Library, 205 Riverside Parkway.  Hardbacks only. All proceeds from the Book Sale will benefit our Library and the Friends of the Library. Book Sale hours will be: SATURDAY, October 2–  10:00am —  4:30pm SUNDAY, October 3 —  1:00pm —  5:00pm MONDAY, October… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Household hazardous waste/electronics recycling set for Sept. 18; appointments required. Elections board meets Sept. 14. Grant writing workshop is Thursday.

Buzz: Household hazardous waste/electronics recycling set for Sept. 18; appointments required. Elections board meets Sept. 14. Grant writing workshop is Thursday.

The Community Foundation for Greater Rome will partner with the Rome-Floyd Chamber to host a Grant Writing workshop at the Chamber on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. Community Foundation executive director Ashley Garner will offer grant writing tips and strategies as part of the Chamber’s Nonprofit Roundtable series. With over 15 years in nonprofit fundraising… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the headlines: Speed zone enforcement starts near Rome High, Middle schools. Floyd Board of Education meets.

Ahead of the headlines: Speed zone enforcement starts near Rome High, Middle schools. Floyd Board of Education meets.

  TUESDAY ‘School Zone’ enforcement begins — even through Rome City Schools will be using ‘distance learning’ on Tuesday. The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. Agenda: Personnel changes, discussing facilities, education extra-penny tax update and approving the vaccine incentive for employees. NOTES… Continue Reading

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Buzz: PAWS reports 161 animals were adopted, reclaimed or rescued last month. Friend of the Library sets next silent auction.

Buzz: PAWS reports 161 animals were adopted, reclaimed or rescued last month. Friend of the Library sets next silent auction.

Public Animal Welfare Services: In August, we said “Happy Tails!” to 161 animals who were adopted, reclaimed, or rescued. Thank you to our community for the support in saving shelter pets. The Friends of the Library is offering five new showcases in our Fall Silent Auction.  All the showcases are highlighting books about our American West,… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: A day after First Friday was labeled a ‘super spreader’ amid the pandemic’s surge, it was on with the show in Rome. Bartow brew crew to the rescue. Weekend observations and Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: A day after First Friday was labeled a ‘super spreader’ amid the pandemic’s surge, it was on with the show in Rome. Bartow brew crew to the rescue. Weekend observations and Peaks & Valleys.

RANT OF THE WEEK So no second thoughts on First Friday? There was no mistake in assessing the concern local health leaders expressed at Thursday’s meeting with Rome and Floyd commissioners. The details shared by senior medical officers at Floyd, Harbin, Redmond and Public Health were stunning: Packed emergency rooms and hospitals; demoralized staff —… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services earns grant to help with arson investigations. Three with local ties named to state tourism group.

Buzz: Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services earns grant to help with arson investigations. Three with local ties named to state tourism group.

Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services recently received notification that it will receive a grant for a digital camera system with accessories to assist with arson investigations by the fire marshal’s office. The presentation from Georgia Arson Control is set for Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the headquarters station at 5435 Highway 20. Georgia Arson… Continue Reading

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Watch Rome’s Public Safety Committee discuss ‘downtown safety concerns’ during Thursday’s special meeting.

Watch Rome’s Public Safety Committee discuss ‘downtown safety concerns’ during Thursday’s special meeting.

Rome City Commission’s Public Safety Committee had a special called meeting Thursday in the City Auditorium. The agenda item was downtown safety concerns. Among the topics will be the result of a few brawls on a recent Friday as well as ongoing safety concerns in downtown as well as the adjoining Between the Rivers neighborhoods. On Monday,… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Georgia Downtown Association honors Ira, Libby Levy. New websites for Rome Police, Rome-Floyd Fire departments.

Buzz: Georgia Downtown Association honors Ira, Libby Levy. New websites for Rome Police, Rome-Floyd Fire departments.

As we wrote on our accompanying Facebook post about Ira and Libby Levy’s latest award: ” …. We also urge our friends at Georgia Downtown Association – est. 1988 to keep the Levys’ contact information. They’re not even close to being done.” The Rome Fire Department and Rome Police Department  announce the launch of their… Continue Reading

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