Category Archives: Politics

Politics: The nation is watching as a critical final month gets under way before the May 24 primaries. Congressional forum tonight in Rome; state House and Senate on Tuesday. Today also is your last chance to register to vote.

Politics: The nation is watching as a critical final month gets under way before the May 24 primaries. Congressional forum tonight in Rome; state House and Senate on Tuesday. Today also is your last chance to register to vote.

Amid Saturday’s 80-plus degree heat, a familiar face was spotted off Turner McCall, installing a sign for a candidate. We called out that we both were too old for such activities; we didn’t quite catch the response which might have been a good thing. It was another sign that a key final month ending with… Read more

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Politics: WSB TV holds the first gubernatorial debate of the 2022 primary tonight at 7. Update on next week’s forums. Monday is the last day to register to vote in May 24 primary.

Politics: WSB TV holds the first gubernatorial debate of the 2022 primary tonight at 7. Update on next week’s forums. Monday is the last day to register to vote in May 24 primary.

What’s new: WSB TV holds the first gubernatorial debate of the 2022 primary at 7 p.m. Sunday. Also available on WSB Now. The candidates: Republicans Brian Kemp and David Perdue.  The panel includes:  WSB-TV Political Reporter Richard Elliot, WSB-TV Community & Public Affairs Director Condace Pressley, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Political Reporter Greg Bluestein, and Univision 34… Read more

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Newsletter: Rare social media moves after restaurant sign flare-up. ‘Hive’ buzzing in the River District. Slow start for the Braves. On radar: A surprise new restaurant. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Rare social media moves after restaurant sign flare-up. ‘Hive’ buzzing in the River District. Slow start for the Braves. On radar: A surprise new restaurant. Peaks & Valleys.

  Appalachian Grill temporarily off Yelp! after window sign ‘debate;’ restaurant’s Facebook page ‘not available.’ It is the bible for diners. Yelp! has become the go-to for help in making dining choices with the contributed reviews driving its popularity. Yelp! especially is handy when traveling. But now we’re seeing a Cartersville restaurant, Appalachian Grill, on… Read more

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Politics: Update on next week’s forums as site moved to Rome City Auditorium. Two days left to register to vote in May 24 primary.

Politics: Update on next week’s forums as site moved to Rome City Auditorium. Two days left to register to vote in May 24 primary.

https://twitter.com/wsbtv/status/1517609840201318400 Here’s what to know: Key dates: Monday, April 25: The final day to register to vote in the May 24 primary if you’re new or lapsed voter. Register 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the elections office at 18 E. 12th St. Click here to check your registration status. May 2: Advance voting begins at the… Read more

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Newsletter: As strawberry season begins, a new twist: hot-selling poppyseed dressing. Dean Avenue mainstay sells for $1.44 million. How much is a congressional seat worth? Closing in on $20 million. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: As strawberry season begins, a new twist: hot-selling poppyseed dressing. Dean Avenue mainstay sells for $1.44 million. How much is a congressional seat worth? Closing in on $20 million. Peaks & Valleys.

WHAT’S TRENDING… Also blooming at LCCL Strawberry Farm . . . Like we need another reason to visit LCCL Strawberry Farm in Armuchee, they’ve rolled out something this year already that already is in demand: Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing. If you’ve tried some of the store brands featuring poppyseeds, this is a must for you. We… Read more

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Hometown’s Newsletter moves to Tuesdays and Fridays starting this week.

Hometown’s Newsletter moves to Tuesdays and Fridays starting this week.

The Hometown Headlines Newsletter shifts to Tuesdays and Fridays beginning this week. One of our newest features, the Newsletter takes a different look at what’s happening around town as well as what’s on the way. Business and dining usually are good starting points but we blend other key local topics as well. On Tuesday, for… Read more

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2022 primary countdown: Deadline near to register to vote in May 24 primary. Updates on local, state candidate forums. Who’s on the primary ballot.

2022 primary countdown: Deadline near to register to vote in May 24 primary. Updates on local, state candidate forums. Who’s on the primary ballot.

Countdown to the May 24 primaries: April 25: The final day to register to vote in the May 24 primary. May 2: Advance voting begins at the elections office at 18 E. 12th St. and the Anthony Recreation Center at 2901 Garden Lakes Blvd. NW.. Please click here for which races are on the ballot May 24:… Read more

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Newsletter: Area’s only TV station joins broadcast giant. Vittles: Fill it up at Fuel barbecue; May return for Pizza Farm. Popcorn & Politics: Local forums a ‘go’ despite GOP. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Area’s only TV station joins broadcast giant. Vittles: Fill it up at Fuel barbecue; May return for Pizza Farm. Popcorn & Politics: Local forums a ‘go’ despite GOP. Peaks & Valleys.

  MEDIA: ‘Gray’ Sky over Chattooga The company that brought Monica Kaufman Pearson back to metro Atlanta’s TV screens is on the move closer to us. Gray Television, a broadcasting giant based in Atlanta and growing rapidly, has purchased “low power TV service” Sky 21 — WKSY in Summerville. WZQZ 1190 AM and 99.1 FM had the first… Read more

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Rome due to return to the big screen in October with ‘Spirit Halloween’ including scenes shot at the pop-up store once home to Toys R Us.

Rome due to return to the big screen in October with ‘Spirit Halloween’ including scenes shot at the pop-up store once home to Toys R Us.

  We now know Claremont House gets a big splash in the season four trailer for Netflix’s Stranger Things, premiering on the smaller screens on May 27. But what about Rome’s return to the big screen, the first since Marvel’s Black Widow? That’s set for this October with a hauntingly familiar name: Spirit Halloween. The… Read more

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Newsletter: New ‘Stranger Things’ trailer shows creepy Claremont House. Floyd GOP says skip One Community forums; at least one Republican says he’ll attend. Rant: That restaurant ‘sign’ and who’s right — and left. Peaks: Easter baskets for kids in need; ‘Remedy’ for community groups.

Newsletter: New ‘Stranger Things’ trailer shows creepy Claremont House. Floyd GOP says skip One Community forums; at least one Republican says he’ll attend. Rant: That restaurant ‘sign’ and who’s right — and left. Peaks: Easter baskets for kids in need; ‘Remedy’ for community groups.

STRANGER THINGS/Claremont House update:   It look like we now know what actor Gaetano John “Gaten” Matarazzo III did last summer — when he wasn’t hanging out at Schroeder’s New Deli on Broad Street. The latest trailer for Matarazzo’s hit “Stranger Things” season four premiere on May 27 is out and there a few fast looks… Read more

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Newsletter: 19 years ago tonight, the Rome Braves played their first home game. What has changed off Braves Boulevard since then: Apartments, a ‘connector,’ retail and in May, Rocket Wash. What next with Cave Spring Elementary? Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: 19 years ago tonight, the Rome Braves played their first home game. What has changed off Braves Boulevard since then: Apartments, a ‘connector,’ retail and in May, Rocket Wash. What next with Cave Spring Elementary? Peaks & Valleys.

  THE BALL PARK, 20 YEARS IN THE MAKING . . .   Nineteen years ago, on this night, April 11, 2003,  the Rome Braves played their first home game off the Bypass and Riverside Parkway. Technically, the 20th season of the team is under way although 2020 was skipped because of pandemic concerns across… Read more

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Newsletter: Broad Street’s next exotic spot: a Kava den. Fuel opens with a Kentucky-style barbecue, sweet potato pie. Floyd elections office: Comedy or drama? (McDonald guest stars) A debate about the debate. Peak to some hero cops.

Newsletter: Broad Street’s next exotic spot: a Kava den. Fuel opens with a Kentucky-style barbecue, sweet potato pie. Floyd elections office: Comedy or drama? (McDonald guest stars) A debate about the debate. Peak to some hero cops.

BUSINESS BUZZ Traveling Gypsies and Kava Den hopes to open by May 1: The 500 block of Broad Street continues to be one of the more eclectic parts of downtown. Recent additions include PAM Studios (which is set for a chamber Business After Hours on April 21). It also is home to Yummy Thai, a… Read more

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Statements from Georgia U.S. senators Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Statements from Georgia U.S. senators Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock on the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Above: U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaks in support of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as associate justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Statement from U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., a member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, who voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Jackson… Read more

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Newsletter: Plenty of changes for Servicemaster by Twins, Rome Cleaners (moves, sales, etc.) Another brunch option in downtown Rome — and a second retailer moves to Broad. 10 invites for 14th District forum; who will show? Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Plenty of changes for Servicemaster by Twins, Rome Cleaners (moves, sales, etc.) Another brunch option in downtown Rome — and a second retailer moves to Broad. 10 invites for 14th District forum; who will show? Peaks & Valleys.

BUSINESS BUZZ Larry Alford and his brother Barry hosted a Rome Floyd Chamber business after hours 15 years ago just off U.S. 411 east of the Bypass in a big warehouse/office building formerly home to Smith Steel & Supply. The ServiceMaster part of the business was growing and so, too, their other investments. In place… Read more

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