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Buzz: Rome Board of Education has called meeting Monday. Floyd GOP to talk about running for office at June 27 meeting.

Buzz: Rome Board of Education has called meeting Monday. Floyd GOP to talk about running for office at June 27 meeting.

  The Rome Board of Education will have a called meeting on Monday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Superintendent’s Office at the Board of Education Administrative Offices at 508 E. Second St. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the final Intergovernmental contract and other documents associated… Continue Reading

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Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944:  Isakson leads delegation of fellow senators to Normandy. ‘The Longest Day’ to be shown at Rome City Auditorium.

Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944: Isakson leads delegation of fellow senators to Normandy. ‘The Longest Day’ to be shown at Rome City Auditorium.

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, this week led a bipartisan Senate delegation to Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II. The 17-senator delegation joined President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at an official ceremony… Continue Reading

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Buzz: One Community United meetings tonight,  Saturday. Shriners car show is June 15. Chieftains, RACA behind Warriors of AniKituhwa performance, book auction at library.

Buzz: One Community United meetings tonight, Saturday. Shriners car show is June 15. Chieftains, RACA behind Warriors of AniKituhwa performance, book auction at library.

Two small group meetings of One Community United this week: The first is today at 5:30 p.m. at Las Palmas on Shorter Avenue. Up next: Saturday at 9 a.m. at Troy’s Barbecue (facilitator is Rick Stevenson). Second Annual Rome Shrine Car show is June 15; open to cars, trucks and tractors. Get ready for a… Continue Reading

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Buzz: First responders, Blood Assurance again team up on Heroes Unified community blood drive on June 25. Likely credit to be included in June power bill. Litter task force seeks members.

Buzz: First responders, Blood Assurance again team up on Heroes Unified community blood drive on June 25. Likely credit to be included in June power bill. Litter task force seeks members.

The Third Annual Heroes Unified community blood drive is Tuesday, June 25, from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. A bloodmobile will be stationed at the Law Enforcement Center as well as the Floyd County Jail, and an inside set up team will also be taking donations on the bottom floor classroom at the Law Enforcement Center. Donors… Continue Reading

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Georgia Highlands announces students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Georgia Highlands announces students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List.

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the spring 2019 President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at… Continue Reading

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Parking updates: Separating downtown business owners by those who have own parking and those relying on street parking. Your letters to city commissioners. Jay Shell’s parking survey draws 850-plus responses.

Parking updates: Separating downtown business owners by those who have own parking and those relying on street parking. Your letters to city commissioners. Jay Shell’s parking survey draws 850-plus responses.

TODAY’S PARKING DEBATE We received a few phone calls and emails on Monday that were private  and we’ll respect that privacy. We all have a different definition of “secret parking meeting” we guess so we’ll leave it at that. Today’s question relates to The Druck Report from Monday and that is the business/property owners who… Continue Reading

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Newsmakers: Hannah Cook, Rome Little Theatre director, named Bartow Public Art Researcher. Dwight Hutchins, Darlington Class of 1982, elected to fourth term as chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Adairvsille’s Emma Smith appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Newsmakers: Hannah Cook, Rome Little Theatre director, named Bartow Public Art Researcher. Dwight Hutchins, Darlington Class of 1982, elected to fourth term as chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. Adairvsille’s Emma Smith appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

  The Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors announces that the Grant for a Bartow Public Art Researcher has been awarded to Hannah Cook, Rome. The director of the Rome Little Theatre since 2016, she holds a Master of Arts in Communication Studies Degree from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Va., and has… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Vacation Bible School season under way. Got talent? Georgia Dream Night is on the way. Floyd Board of Education meets Thursday. Floyd Democrats celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Auditions for ‘Mamma Mia’ set. Church Missions Conference planned in August.

Buzz: Vacation Bible School season under way. Got talent? Georgia Dream Night is on the way. Floyd Board of Education meets Thursday. Floyd Democrats celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month. Auditions for ‘Mamma Mia’ set. Church Missions Conference planned in August.

“Roar! Life is Wild; God is Good,” a Vacation Bible School event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church at 702 Pleasant Valley Road in Silver Creek is under way night through Thursday. It is free for the community and runs from 6-8:30 p.m. Each night, there’s supper at the Hungry Herd Café, games at the Stampeded Sports as… Continue Reading

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Dining: How to ‘observe’ National Doughnut Day on Friday. Just another Mobile Monday at Truett’s Chick-fil-A this month during lunch hour.

Dining: How to ‘observe’ National Doughnut Day on Friday. Just another Mobile Monday at Truett’s Chick-fil-A this month during lunch hour.

  The Sweet Bar joins in National Doughnut Day celebration this Friday. “Join us on Friday, June 7, and receive a free glaze doughnut with any purchase! (One doughnut per transaction and while supplies last). We will be offering some new toppings, so you don’t want to miss out on this party.” The folks at… Continue Reading

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Evans Family leveling 20 acres of land along U.S. 411 near Tractor Supply. Property already seeing interest from national restaurant chain, national service station.

Evans Family leveling 20 acres of land along U.S. 411 near Tractor Supply. Property already seeing interest from national restaurant chain, national service station.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net We could see a new national restaurant chain or national service station chain add locations along U.S. 411 in Rome in the near future. If you’ve driven along highway headed into Rome, you can’t miss all the site work underway on approximately 20 acres of land across from Tractor Supply. Property owner… Continue Reading

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Rome River Jam: 13,500 expected for annual event that not only brings entertainment, but supports the community. Over $20,000 donated to local charities.

Rome River Jam: 13,500 expected for annual event that not only brings entertainment, but supports the community. Over $20,000 donated to local charities.

  This year 12th edition of Rome River Jam will be the biggest one yet with some 13,500 expected for the sold out event on Saturday, June 22, at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, the first time its been back at the venue since 2014. This year’s headliner is country music star Luke Combs with special guests… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Wings Over North Georgia airshow canceled for Labor Day weekend. Summer Feeding sites in Rome/Floyd. Georgia Press Association awards for Rome,  Cartersville, Calhoun and Summerville newspapers.

Buzz: Wings Over North Georgia airshow canceled for Labor Day weekend. Summer Feeding sites in Rome/Floyd. Georgia Press Association awards for Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun and Summerville newspapers.

From Wings Over North Georgia: The 2019 Wings Over North Georgia air show scheduled for Aug 31 – Sept 1 (Labor Day Weekend) been canceled. All tickets purchased for the 2019 event will be refunded beginning Monday through our ticketing agency, ETIX. All reserved camping and vendor deposits & fees will be refunded through the… Continue Reading

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