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Buzz: Scott Thompson’s Christmas Back Home returns Dec. 10, 11. New traffic flow for Rome High, Middle schools starts Monday.

Buzz: Scott Thompson’s Christmas Back Home returns Dec. 10, 11. New traffic flow for Rome High, Middle schools starts Monday.

The fifth annual edition of Christmas Back Home returns to the Rome City Auditorium on Dec. 10 and 11. Scott Thompson and friends will “play your treasured favorites and we’ve added in some new tunes to get you in the Christmas spirit. We thank you for making us your new family holiday tradition and we’ll see… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Something new to ‘dig’ at Chieftains. ‘Tree spotting’ coming to Lock and Dam Park.

Buzz: Something new to ‘dig’ at Chieftains. ‘Tree spotting’ coming to Lock and Dam Park.

 The Floyd County Master Gardeners will present “Tree Spotting with Terry Paige” on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Floyd County Lock and Dam located at 181 Lock and Dam Road, SW.  Everyone attending must check in at the Trading Post.  We will begin promptly at 12pm.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.  The tour will… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Public Safety Committee meets at 9 this morning. U.S. Army, Rome Police to sign recruitment partnership Oct. 26.

Buzz: Public Safety Committee meets at 9 this morning. U.S. Army, Rome Police to sign recruitment partnership Oct. 26.

The U.S. Army and Rome Police Department are scheduled to sign a partnership agreement on Oct. 26 , as part of the U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program at 1:30 p.m. at 5 Government Plaza. The PaYS Program is a strategic partnership between the Army and a cross section of private industry, academia… Continue Reading

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Movies at Berry Square, the last cinemas from the Village Theatres group owned by Dr. Gary Smith, has been sold.

Movies at Berry Square, the last cinemas from the Village Theatres group owned by Dr. Gary Smith, has been sold.

An era has ended for Rome/Floyd movie fans. The Movies at Berry Square has been sold to Georgia Theatre Co., a regional chain based in St. Simons Island, for $1.3 million, according to the Rome News-Tribune. GTC Movies has operates 263 auditoriums at 25 locations, the nearest to us being in Marietta and East Ellijay. We… Continue Reading

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Davis: Housing committee recommends buying, using 23 homes on regional hospital site in potential win-win deal.

Davis: Housing committee recommends buying, using 23 homes on regional hospital site in potential win-win deal.

  A proposal to buy 23 homes on the former Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital site and convert them into residences is in play in what could be a win-win scenario for all sides. City Commissioner Wendy Davis, who chairs Rome’s Special Committee on Housing, says that board has unanimously endorsed a plan to utilize the… Continue Reading

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What’s ahead this week: Floyd County Commission on Tuesday, Development Authority of Floyd County on Wednesday. Watch Monday’s City Commission meeting.

What’s ahead this week: Floyd County Commission on Tuesday, Development Authority of Floyd County on Wednesday. Watch Monday’s City Commission meeting.

  MONDAY:  Above: Click above to watch Monday night’s City Commission meeting; key agenda items below or click RCC Agenda Some of the items up for first reading a) Open Container Ordinance b) Knox Box Ordinance c) A21-10-01 – Request to annex the properties located at 572 Pleasant Valley Road and the portion of the 431… Continue Reading

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Buzz: How to sign up for Toys for Tots. Also: Rome Christmas Parade deadline is Nov. 15. Salvation Army Family Store returning to Second Avenue.

Buzz: How to sign up for Toys for Tots. Also: Rome Christmas Parade deadline is Nov. 15. Salvation Army Family Store returning to Second Avenue.

The Exchange Club of Rome announces that registration for children 0-12 years of age for this year’s Christmas toys from the nationally sanctioned Toys For Tots campaign has begun. Once again, this year’s registration, for Floyd County children only, will be through an online process reached by going to: rome-ga.toysfortots.org. Registration will be available on the site through… Continue Reading

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Newsletter: The anatomy of researching a rumor too good to be true. Changes for a dining favorite. Absent this year (almost): Absentee ballots. On radar this week. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: The anatomy of researching a rumor too good to be true. Changes for a dining favorite. Absent this year (almost): Absentee ballots. On radar this week. Peaks & Valleys.

WHAT WE’RE HEARING …   The anatomy of a rumor (especially when you hope it is true): The email popped in around 6 p.m. Oct. 1, after traditional business hours for most as the weekend was well under way. The tip came from one of our most reliable sources, a trusted colleague and friend for easily… Continue Reading

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Good deed kids: Cub Scout pack helps with a flat tire while doing a ‘good turn’ last week.

Good deed kids: Cub Scout pack helps with a flat tire while doing a ‘good turn’ last week.

The motto is “Do a Good Turn Everyday.” Last Thursday at 6:30 p.m. was a perfect time to do that. William Grizzard, the Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 42 at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, and the pack were preparing to meet when they noticed a truck with a flat tire. When they asked the driver… Continue Reading

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‘Service Sunday,’ with a goal of helping community members in need, set for Oct. 31 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome.

‘Service Sunday,’ with a goal of helping community members in need, set for Oct. 31 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome.

Trinity United Methodist Church will host a “Service Sunday” on Oct. 31 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a service event for the church’s neighbors who are struggling financially, hungry for a meal, homeless, in need of resources for food, etc., to find assistance and to let the church know how members and staff… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Darlington announces a ‘tuition rebalance’ for the next two years. New traffic flow at Rome High, Middle schools after fall break. Development Authority of Floyd County meets Oct. 13.

Buzz: Darlington announces a ‘tuition rebalance’ for the next two years. New traffic flow at Rome High, Middle schools after fall break. Development Authority of Floyd County meets Oct. 13.

  Beginning in 2022-2023, a Darlington education will be more affordable without sacrificing programming or the student experience thanks to a tuition rebalance. The new rates will remain in place through the 2023-2024 school year. Learn more: https://t.co/4cCKeZa7eZ pic.twitter.com/7niwqMOk2S — Darlington School (@DarlingtonTiger) October 6, 2021 Media release: Coming off of one of the most successful… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Housing committee meets today. Four blocks of Broad Street closing for Saturday’s Fiddlin Fest. Angel Tree applications begin at Salvation Army.

Buzz: Housing committee meets today. Four blocks of Broad Street closing for Saturday’s Fiddlin Fest. Angel Tree applications begin at Salvation Army.

  Special Committee on Housing meets today at 4:30 p.m. in the Sam King Room. Agenda follows: Four blocks of Broad Street closing for Saturday’s Fiddlin Fest. From the city: “Downtown residents, employees and customersshould plan accordingly as Broad Street will close to traffic Saturday morning at 7 for festival set-up and will reopen by… Continue Reading

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