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From Floyd County Police: The documents in “exhibit 1” in the case against the three murder conspiracy/overthrow suspects. It also references “television media” as future targets. Warning: Obscene language.

From Floyd County Police: The documents in “exhibit 1” in the case against the three murder conspiracy/overthrow suspects. It also references “television media” as future targets. Warning: Obscene language.

The following is a copy of the document identified as Exhibit 1 in this case.  We caution you that there are “f bombs” in parts of the 18-page document as well as some slurs. Likewise, there are references to plotting two murders and even mention of “future targets,” all being in the “television media.”  There… Read more

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Reminder: DOT open house on Turner McCall bridge replacement is this evening from 5 until 7 p.m. No agenda or schedule; information stations on hand.

Reminder: DOT open house on Turner McCall bridge replacement is this evening from 5 until 7 p.m. No agenda or schedule; information stations on hand.

    Media release: The Georgia DOT is holding an open house this evening at the Rome Civic Center from 5 until 7 p.m. to discuss proposed plans to replace the Turner McCall Boulevard bridge over the Etowah River and Norfolk Southern Railroad. The replacement bridge will include four lanes of traffic plus additional width… Read more

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Education: Rome High’s Grand Finale, Rome Middle’s Grand Illusion unite for one performance on Monday, Jan. 27, at Rome City Auditorium. Collins, Fisher to again lead Rome School Board.

Education: Rome High’s Grand Finale, Rome Middle’s Grand Illusion unite for one performance on Monday, Jan. 27, at Rome City Auditorium. Collins, Fisher to again lead Rome School Board.

Romans have a rare chance to see two local, award-winning show choirs perform before they begin the 2020 competition season. On Monday, Jan. 27 at the Rome City Auditorium, the Rome High School and Rome Middle School show choirs will take the stage and preview their shows for the 2020 season. The event starts at… Read more

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Buzz: Northwest Georgia Bridal Expo is Jan. 26 in Cartersville. Litter task force meets this afternoon.

Buzz: Northwest Georgia Bridal Expo is Jan. 26 in Cartersville. Litter task force meets this afternoon.

  Jan. 26: The Northwest Georgia Bridal Expo returns to the Clarence Brown Conference Center where brides, along with their special guests, will be able to meet top wedding professionals.  Attendees will enjoy a runway show of bridal gowns and tuxedos, try delicious cake and catering samples, speak one-on-one with venue managers and wedding planners,… Read more

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EagleWatch 2020: Egg no. 2 has arrived in the nest behind Krannert Center at Berry College. What to know.

EagleWatch 2020: Egg no. 2 has arrived in the nest behind Krannert Center at Berry College. What to know.

Egg no. 2 arrived Tuesday evening. Here’s the latest …       The first egg of the new season is in the eagles nest at Berry College. The watch is on to see if another egg (or two) is on the way. They usually come a few days apart. This is much hope this… Read more

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Headlines ahead: Ball groundbreaking. General Assembly assembles. Vote for Rome’s mayor, pro tem. Berry, Shorter start new semesters.

Headlines ahead: Ball groundbreaking. General Assembly assembles. Vote for Rome’s mayor, pro tem. Berry, Shorter start new semesters.

  MONDAY Legislators assemble. A who’s who from our area: State senators: (click for bio and contact information on each) Bill Heath Chuck Hufstetler Bruce Thompson Full Senate State representatives: (click for bio and contact information on each) Matt Barton Katie Dempsey Matthew Gambill Trey Kelley (Also serves as House Majority Whip) Eddie Lumsden Mitchell Scoggins Full House  … Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Eleven homes from Rome to Kingston, priced from $105,000 to $499,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Eleven homes from Rome to Kingston, priced from $105,000 to $499,900.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday, Jan. 12: Eleven homes from Rome to Kingston, priced from $105,000 to $499.900. Below please find your first look at each home, a description of the home and a link to additional details and photographs. The homes appear in three sets with open house hours of 1-3… Read more

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United Way’s Alli Mitchell on meeting with U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, other United Way executives in Washington last week.

United Way’s Alli Mitchell on meeting with U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, other United Way executives in Washington last week.

Media release: United Way of Rome & Floyd County Executive Director Alli Mitchell joined United Way executives from across the country on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. this week as part of the United Way Presidents Forum. The executives came together to advocate for priority causes in their local communities and leverage the power of the… Read more

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Republican Allison Watters to seek second term on the Floyd County Commission.

Republican Allison Watters to seek second term on the Floyd County Commission.

Republican Allison Watters announces she will seek a second four-year term on the Floyd County Commission. Her announcement follows: “Today, I am announcing my intention to seek a second term as Floyd County Commissioner Post 3. “It has been a high honor to serve the citizens of Floyd County the past three years. Working well… Read more

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Zen Ramen & Sushi Burrito (seriously) getting great reviews in Cartersville. First bites at Sammy’s American Grill.

Zen Ramen & Sushi Burrito (seriously) getting great reviews in Cartersville. First bites at Sammy’s American Grill.

>Above: The ‘hype’ video for the new restaurant; heavy on decor and design. Yes, you read that name correctly: Zen Ramen & Sushi Burrito. It is perhaps the coolest name since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And based on 27 Facebook reviews to date, the food and settings are pretty cool as well (4.9 out of… Read more

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Politics: While the Republican sheriff’s hopefuls were the entree at the Floyd GOP Women’s meeting Tuesday, the contenders for an opening seat in Congress provided a high-calorie dessert.

Politics: While the Republican sheriff’s hopefuls were the entree at the Floyd GOP Women’s meeting Tuesday, the contenders for an opening seat in Congress provided a high-calorie dessert.

Those famous Red Lobster biscuits weren’t the only things in demand at lunchtime on Tuesday. Available seats in the meeting room also were at a premium as members of the Floyd County Repubican Women greeted an overflow crowd to hear from GOP sheriff’s hopefuls Tom Caldwell, Ronnie Kilgo and Dave Roberson. Guests who usually arrive… Read more

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State: 96 people died in Georgia residential, commercial fires in 2019; latest victim was from Paulding County on New Year’s Eve.

State: 96 people died in Georgia residential, commercial fires in 2019; latest victim was from Paulding County on New Year’s Eve.

  Media release: Shortly after 11 p.m. on Dec. 31, the Paulding County Fire Department responded to a residential fire located at 244 Trace Road in Dallas. After the fire was extinguished, emergency personnel discovered the body of an adult male in the area of the collapsed basement. He would become the 82nd Georgia to… Read more

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Merry Christmas and the brightest of years.

Merry Christmas and the brightest of years.

  A Merry Christmas greeting from Hometown Headlines. To the brightest of new years! Read more

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Today’s Christmas services, 10 a.m. and noon.

Today’s Christmas services, 10 a.m. and noon.

CHRISTMAS St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 Broad St., Rome: 10 a.m. English Noon Spanish St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 42 Ash St. Christmas Day at 10 a.m., no nursery.. Read more

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Christmas Eve, Christmas services.

Christmas Eve, Christmas services.

  Please share your Christmas religious service schedule by emailing druck@hometownheadlines.com. Please use the exact format below. No PDFs of flyers; text only. CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 Broad St., Rome: Christmas Eve Masses: 11 p.m. English (choir begins at 10 p.m.) Christmas Day Masses: 10 a.m. English Noon Spanish St.… Read more

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Desoto Theatre’s Holiday Hangout featuring Broad & 3rd: Photo gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Desoto Theatre’s Holiday Hangout featuring Broad & 3rd: Photo gallery by Mills Fitzner.

The DeSoto Theatre was the site of the Holiday Hangout on Saturday evening. Broad & 3rd was on stage to an appreciative crowd. Rome photographer Mills Fitzner provided this 20-photo gallery of the band, featuring many of the faces you know across Northwest Georgia. The band features Ed Hunt, Tom Beck, Hal Richards, Nelson Payne, Lisa Smith, Hal Ruland and Bill… Read more

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Video that caught our eye involving Northwest Georgia: Stunning gymnastics, Darlington’s Christmas car pool karaoke, Santa Corps on the prowl, Barry Loudermilk compares impeachment and Christ’s trial.

Video that caught our eye involving Northwest Georgia: Stunning gymnastics, Darlington’s Christmas car pool karaoke, Santa Corps on the prowl, Barry Loudermilk compares impeachment and Christ’s trial.

The above video of the Rome Aerial Gymnastics team is one of the more intent sports-themed videos we’ve seen. Great visuals, great audio (music and narration). If you’re not a fan of the sport now, this might change your mind. There are more Facebook-fueled videos than ever in 2019 as this cut from Darlington shows.… Read more

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House majority votes to impeach Trump; now moves to Senate for trial in January. Republicans Graves, Loudermilk both voted no on two articles.

House majority votes to impeach Trump; now moves to Senate for trial in January. Republicans Graves, Loudermilk both voted no on two articles.

For the third time, a U.S. president has been impeached. Wednesday night, a majority of House members voted in favor of two articles of impeachment facing Donald Trump. The outcome: Abuse of power, 230 yes, 197 no. How they voted (U.S. representatives Tom Graves, Barry Loudermilk of Northwest Georgia both voted no) Obstruction of Congress,… Read more

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