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Buzz:  Rome’s Special Committee on Housing meets at 4:30 this afternoon. Downtown Rome merchants to hear more about open container trial this Friday morning. Rome Board of Education meeting set for Thursday morning. Today: Girl Scout recruiting event at the Palladium.

Buzz: Rome’s Special Committee on Housing meets at 4:30 this afternoon. Downtown Rome merchants to hear more about open container trial this Friday morning. Rome Board of Education meeting set for Thursday morning. Today: Girl Scout recruiting event at the Palladium.

The Downtown Development Authority’s Merchants’ Morning is at 8:30 this Friday morning at the River Arts District Playhouse, 233 N. Fifth Ave. The agenda includes discussing Rome’s open container trial, “including dates and times, the roll out, cups and more. We will be discussing how this will impact all of our businesses and downtown as… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Watch for morning fog. Mid to upper 90s at least through Saturday. Today’s heat index: 105 degrees.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Watch for morning fog. Mid to upper 90s at least through Saturday. Today’s heat index: 105 degrees.

  OUTLOOK Some patchy dense fog will restrict visibilities to less than one-half of a mile across at times over Northwest Georgia, including the Rome area. The fog should lift after 9 a.m. If driving this morning, slow down, use low-beam headlights and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.… Read more

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Rome Braves loses a close one to Asheville, 5-4. Photo gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves loses a close one to Asheville, 5-4. Photo gallery by Mills Fitzner.

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves open Asheville series with a 5-4 loss. Atlanta Braves pound the Mets. Texas, Oklahoma make SEC bid official. Local college updates. Atlanta Falcons updates. Community sports calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome Braves open Asheville series with a 5-4 loss. Atlanta Braves pound the Mets. Texas, Oklahoma make SEC bid official. Local college updates. Atlanta Falcons updates. Community sports calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. BASEBALL Rome Braves edged 5-4 by visiting Tourists: Media release. The Asheville Tourists (30-40) picked up a huge victory tonight at State Mutual Stadium, taking… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores from Tuesday.

FLOYD Pasquales, 80. Floyd County Prison/skillet, 91. West Rome Nutrition, 96. BARTOW McDonald’s, Canyon Parkway, 93. El Charro sports bar and grill, 96. Burger King, west side, 96. GORDON Applebee’s, 100. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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All clear….. Serious accident on I-75 southbound bridge near Emerson stalls traffic; please use U.S. 41.

All clear….. Serious accident on I-75 southbound bridge near Emerson stalls traffic; please use U.S. 41.

  All Sb lanes of I-75 are shut down at milepost 281 due to the wreck on the bridge. Southbound traffic is being diverted to exit 283. Expect significant delays in the area. @wbhfnews @dailytribnews @FOX5Atlanta @CBS46Traffic @WSBTraffic @11AliveTraffic @GADeptofTrans pic.twitter.com/eLabIFCGZH — Georgia DOT NW (@GDOTNW) July 28, 2021 Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Floyd commission ignores election board, reopens search for voter chief. What to know about the Buc-ee’s grand opening Aug. 23. COVID: 38 new cases, 19 in Rome hospitals. Weather: 96 degrees, heat index of 102.

Heritage First Headlines: Floyd commission ignores election board, reopens search for voter chief. What to know about the Buc-ee’s grand opening Aug. 23. COVID: 38 new cases, 19 in Rome hospitals. Weather: 96 degrees, heat index of 102.

Heritage First Headlines Commentary: Floyd County Commission ignores elections board recommendation to name Vanessa Waddell chief elections clerk, cops out by reopening search. Business: Doors opens at 6 a.m. Aug. 23 for Buc-ee’s in Calhoun. With 120 fuel stations and a 53,000-square-foot store, the mega convenience store is bringing 175 full-time jobs as well. COVID:… Read more

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Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame.

The Business Layoff and Closure listing, reported to the Georgia Department of Labor, shows 80 employees of Showa Group (Best Glove) of Menlo is laying off 80 people as of Aug. 22. It is the first major layoff reported as part of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The most recent reports from… Read more

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Update: More changes proposed for Floyd County elections operation — and rumblings about how the commission might handle recommendations on some personnel moves.

Update: More changes proposed for Floyd County elections operation — and rumblings about how the commission might handle recommendations on some personnel moves.

  Update: Keep an eye on this story later today. There is some push back developing over some of the personnel change, according to our political sources. It took a year-plus of chaos but more changes appear on the way for the Floyd County elections office. Squirreled away in the cramped first-level offices of the… Read more

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Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Media release: Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter continues to offer free virtual education programs to help all Georgia caregivers and their families. Launched in early April 2020, in response to the impact COVID-19 was having on those affected by dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association now offers a number of live education programs that can help those living with Alzheimer’s and their… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Updates on the 36th Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 21. Rome Braves open six-game home stand vs. Asheville tonight. Brody Malone updates. Berry coaching updates. GHSA on practices in extreme heat.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Updates on the 36th Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk set for Aug. 21. Rome Braves open six-game home stand vs. Asheville tonight. Brody Malone updates. Berry coaching updates. GHSA on practices in extreme heat.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. The 36th Annual Tillman Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk will take place on Aug. 21. A Peachtree qualifier, it is the… Read more

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All clear….. Two northbound lanes of I-75 blocked in Gordon County by wreck.

All clear….. Two northbound lanes of I-75 blocked in Gordon County by wreck.

Gordon County: Two right lanes of I-75 north are blocked at exit 320/State Route 136 due to a wreck. Estimated clearance time is one hour. pic.twitter.com/UfRsaZGe8m — Georgia DOT NW (@GDOTNW) July 27, 2021 Georgia DOT: ” This is a Georgia 511 Traffic alert. There is an accident on I-75 northbound at State route 136/Hill City… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Rome’s open container test begins Aug. 5; what to know. Showa Glove idling 80 workers. COVID: 56 weekend cases; 17 in Rome hospitals. Heat index of 105 today – and then temps to climb.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome’s open container test begins Aug. 5; what to know. Showa Glove idling 80 workers. COVID: 56 weekend cases; 17 in Rome hospitals. Heat index of 105 today – and then temps to climb.

Heritage First Headlines Starting Aug. 5, you can have an open container of alcohol in downtown Rome on Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., through Oct. 30 following 5-3 vote by City Commission. Business: Showa Glove laying off 80 at Menlo plant. Michael Mathews, longtime Russell airport chief, named to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame. COVID:… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms swirling to our east and west this evening; only light rain so far.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms swirling to our east and west this evening; only light rain so far.

OUTLOOK Heat index of 102 at 5 p.m. but approaching storm should cool things down a bit. FORECAST Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 105. Calm wind becoming… Read more

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Business: Bob Blumberg, downtown restaurant owner and Broad Street advocate, leaving Rome. Chamber, existing industries set manufacturing job fair set for Aug. 18 at GNTC.

Business: Bob Blumberg, downtown restaurant owner and Broad Street advocate, leaving Rome. Chamber, existing industries set manufacturing job fair set for Aug. 18 at GNTC.

  For more than a decade, Bob Blumberg has been all about downtown Rome. He invested heavily into rehabbing what later became Johnny’s New York Style Pizza on Broad Street and kept it hopping for a decade. During all that, he took another building across Broad Street and opened Seasons, a fine dining hub that… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission to hear at least 13 comments, decide on ‘test’ of downtown open container. County school board to hold hearings on millage rates. County Commission hearings Tuesday morning, afternoon.

Ahead of the headlines: Rome City Commission to hear at least 13 comments, decide on ‘test’ of downtown open container. County school board to hold hearings on millage rates. County Commission hearings Tuesday morning, afternoon.

MONDAY The second public hearing for the millage rate to be set by the Floyd County Board of Education will be Monday, July 26, at 11:30 a.m. and the third public hearing will be at 6 p.m. that day.  At 6:15 pm, the board will have a called board meeting to set the millage rate. … Read more

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Buzz: Regional honors for Sara Grace Abernathy. Ribbon cutting for Chattooga ag center this week. Rome/Floyd burn building ceremony is Aug. 2.

Buzz: Regional honors for Sara Grace Abernathy. Ribbon cutting for Chattooga ag center this week. Rome/Floyd burn building ceremony is Aug. 2.

  Sara Grace Abernathy, the Noon Optimist Club of Rome’s contestant in the oratorical championships, has been named the regional champion. Says the post from the club on Facebook: “Our club also awarded her $1,000 for making it to the highest level ever of a contestant from our club.” As an eighth-grader at Model Middle… Read more

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