Category Archives: Buzz

Rome City Commission to review final version of proposed smoking ordinance for Broad Street district on Monday; updates on how it will be enforced. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday.

Rome City Commission to review final version of proposed smoking ordinance for Broad Street district on Monday; updates on how it will be enforced. Floyd Commission meets Tuesday.

Rome City Commission meets Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. On the Agenda will be a second reading of the new proposed smoking ordinance for the Downtown Broad Street district. There are 13 guests on the agenda assumed to be speaking on the ordinance including representatives from Floyd Medical Center, Redmond Regional… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘Super Museum Sunday’ in Cave Spring today from 12-4 p.m. GDOT to host two public meeting on project including Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor. Shorter to present ‘Into the Woods’ in April.

Buzz: ‘Super Museum Sunday’ in Cave Spring today from 12-4 p.m. GDOT to host two public meeting on project including Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor. Shorter to present ‘Into the Woods’ in April.

The Cave Spring Community will be a part of the Georgia Historical Society’s “Super Museum Sunday” today from 12-4 p.m. The organizations hosting the event are the Cave Spring Downtown Development Authority, Fairview School, and the Cave Spring Historical Society.  Tours will begin at the Cave Spring Welcome Center located at 4 Rome Rd. Visitors can explore… Continue Reading

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A ‘Night to Shine’ for 175 special needs teens and adults in Rome. Photo gallery of special prom event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

A ‘Night to Shine’ for 175 special needs teens and adults in Rome. Photo gallery of special prom event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

It was definitely a ‘Night to Shine’ at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on Friday night as the church hosted the annual special needs prom event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. PVSBC was one of 655 churches around the globe hosting the event. Other churches in the region hosting a ‘Night to Shine’ event… Continue Reading

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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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