Category Archives: Buzz

Latest Friday headlines: Paraglider pilot rescued from Weiss Lake. Quick work by Rome Police, Floyd EMS save customer’s life at West Rome Walmart. It’s all Christmas, all the time at WGAA in Cedartown.

Latest Friday headlines: Paraglider pilot rescued from Weiss Lake. Quick work by Rome Police, Floyd EMS save customer’s life at West Rome Walmart. It’s all Christmas, all the time at WGAA in Cedartown.

  From WEIS Radio: One person was taken to Floyd-Cherokee Medical Center after his powered paraglider crashed into Weiss Lake in Leesburg on Thursday afternoon. According to reports, the pilot experienced mechanical issues which caused complete power failure. He was able to deploy safety chutes before going into the lake. An area resident witnessed the… Continue Reading

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Watch a quick video of Woodland High band in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (with a special shout out at the end).

Watch a quick video of Woodland High band in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (with a special shout out at the end).

We know it isn’t the best video clip but we got about 30 seconds of Woodland High’s national exposure Thursday morning in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Also getting a quick breakout was Abby Matthews, a WHS junior clarinet player who won the $10,000 Bob Hope scholarship for her essay — and another $10,000 for the… Continue Reading

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Buzz: ‘The Berry Schools and World War I’ student documentary tells of war’s impact back home, too. Relief coming of I-75/Ga. 20 in Cartersville. Plus: Next week’s meetings.

Buzz: ‘The Berry Schools and World War I’ student documentary tells of war’s impact back home, too. Relief coming of I-75/Ga. 20 in Cartersville. Plus: Next week’s meetings.

Earlier this month, the Berry College History Department organized a week of events to mark the centenary of the armistice that ended fighting in World War I, which was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. Among them was the Nov. 11 presentation of “Over the Top for Berry and Country: The Berry Schools and World War I,” a… Continue Reading

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Thanksgiving: What you need to know about today —  Woodland High in Macy’s parade; annual Love Feast; on the road; weather.

Thanksgiving: What you need to know about today — Woodland High in Macy’s parade; annual Love Feast; on the road; weather.

Woodland High Marching Band in today’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Coverage begins at 9 a.m. on NBC with the band scheduled to get some national exposure between 11:25 and 11:45 a.m. Some students, staff and chaperones made the trip to New York on Tuesday and they spent part of Wednesday touring the city and attending… Continue Reading

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William S. Davies to serve as grand marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade on Tuesday. Latest parade updates.

William S. Davies to serve as grand marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade on Tuesday. Latest parade updates.

        The Christmas in Rome Committee announces that William S. “Bill” Davies will serve as the 2018 Grand Marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade. Parade organizer Jerry Rucker says that “Each year we select someone as grand marshal who has given back so much of their time and talents to the community.  Bill… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Quick look at new Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Redmond employees help donate $194,000 to area charities. Harbin Clinic offices closed Thursday; immediate care open Friday. Cartersville to name new electric director. Shaw keeps military in mind for employment.

Buzz: Quick look at new Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Redmond employees help donate $194,000 to area charities. Harbin Clinic offices closed Thursday; immediate care open Friday. Cartersville to name new electric director. Shaw keeps military in mind for employment.

  Sneak peek at Truett’s Chick-fil-A: The new restaurant on Shorter Avenue opens Dec. 13 — three weeks and a day from today. Hiring continues as well. This from Instagram: “Join our herd! We are looking for servers to join the Truett’s Chick-fil-A team. We offer flexible schedules, competitive pay and a fun working environment. Visit… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome City Schools’ nurses add breathing aide to their on-campus treatments. Gas prices dip as Thanksgiving travel begins; Rome among those with cheapest prices in the state. Highland Rivers gains two board members.

Buzz: Rome City Schools’ nurses add breathing aide to their on-campus treatments. Gas prices dip as Thanksgiving travel begins; Rome among those with cheapest prices in the state. Highland Rivers gains two board members.

Some extra relief for Rome City Schools students with breathing issues: Last week, at the monthly staff meeting of school nurses who serve Rome City Schools, each nurse was presented with a nebulizer, two packs of tubing and two single-dose units of Albuterol. The items were donated by Floyd Medical Center, which administers the school… Continue Reading

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Ahead of the Headlines: Some ‘homework’ before this next step in the economic development proposal. Meet the grand marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade (on Tuesday). It’s bell-ringing time. Five local teams still in high school playoff hunt.

Ahead of the Headlines: Some ‘homework’ before this next step in the economic development proposal. Meet the grand marshal of the Rome Christmas Parade (on Tuesday). It’s bell-ringing time. Five local teams still in high school playoff hunt.

Some homework before we start today: Please read Sunday’s Rome News story by Doug Walker on lingering questions about the proposal to move industrial recruitment from the Rome Floyd Chamber to a city/county-appointed panel. The story captures some of the intense questions — that went unanswered — about the entire plan. Here’s the link to… Continue Reading

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Local Christmas tree vendors gearing up for busy season: Christmas Tree City opens Monday on Braves Boulevard. Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farms opens Friday. Home Depot trees arrive.

Local Christmas tree vendors gearing up for busy season: Christmas Tree City opens Monday on Braves Boulevard. Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farms opens Friday. Home Depot trees arrive.

  The familiar ‘Christmas Tree City’ sign is up at the corner of Braves Boulevard at the Rome Bypass as the family-owned business prepares for its 41st year of selling trees. Guy and Jud Rutland will be opening up again this year across from State Mutual Stadium on Braves Boulevard, next door to the new… Continue Reading

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Search under way for new Executive Director of Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth as Carol Willis set to retire in March 2019.

Search under way for new Executive Director of Rome-Floyd Commission on Children and Youth as Carol Willis set to retire in March 2019.

  Carol Willis, longtime executive director of the Rome-Floyd County Commission on Children and Youth, will be retiring in March 2019 after 11 years with the organization. A search is now underway to find her successor to lead the collaborative organization that works to improve conditions of children and families within Floyd County as part… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Salvation Army’s Coat Drive begins Nov. 23-Dec.21. Blood Assurance blood drive on Black Friday. Chieftains Museum to celebrate 200 years in 2019.

Buzz: Salvation Army’s Coat Drive begins Nov. 23-Dec.21. Blood Assurance blood drive on Black Friday. Chieftains Museum to celebrate 200 years in 2019.

From the Salvation Army of Rome: New and gently used coats and winter gear will be accepted Nov. 23-Dec. 21 at the following locations: ServiceMaster by Twins Rome Cleaners Hawthorn Suites Maximum One Realty River City Bank The Salvation Army All sizes are needed, from newborn to adult 4X. This year’s goal is to provide any… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Rome Home third in Berry high school mathematics competition. Three River Singers’s Christmas program Dec. 15. Boston Butt sale benefits Pleasant Hill Baptist youth.

Buzz: Rome Home third in Berry high school mathematics competition. Three River Singers’s Christmas program Dec. 15. Boston Butt sale benefits Pleasant Hill Baptist youth.

  The Fall High School Berry College Mathematics Contest was held at Berry College on Thursday, Nov. 15. Six high school teams competed. The top three teams were: First, Tattnall Square Academy (Macon); second, Starr’s Mill High School (Fayetteville); and third, Rome High School. Top individual student winners were: first, Kyle Robinson from Starr’s Mill High School;… Continue Reading

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Buzz: Property taxes due today; Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne says $60 million already been collected. Two options for Master Gardener classes in 2019.

Buzz: Property taxes due today; Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne says $60 million already been collected. Two options for Master Gardener classes in 2019.

Property tax bills due this evening.  From the Floyd County Tax Commissioner’s Office: “Don’t forget that you can still mail your property tax bill. As long as it is postmarked by Nov. 15, it will not be considered late. Mail to P.O. Box 26 Rome, Ga.  30162. Tax Commissioner Kevin Payne joined us at 8:40… Continue Reading

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