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Newsmakers: Dr. Dana Nichols, interim GHC president, resigning June 30. Former Shorter, Darlington basketball coach Chad Warner joins Furman staff.

Newsmakers: Dr. Dana Nichols, interim GHC president, resigning June 30. Former Shorter, Darlington basketball coach Chad Warner joins Furman staff.

interim at ghc   Another change coming to Georgia Highlands this summer: Dr. Dana Nichols, a longtime member of the Georgia Highlands College community who has served as interim president since Don Green left, plans to leave June 30. Her normal duties include serving as provost and chief academic officer, a position she was appointed… Read more

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Nearly 2,600 advance votes so far; final day is Friday. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on May 24. Elections board meets Tuesday evening.

Nearly 2,600 advance votes so far; final day is Friday. Precincts open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on May 24. Elections board meets Tuesday evening.

THE LATEST Latest advance/absentee voting numbers: Advance ballots cast May 2-15: 2,574. Absentee ballots mailed/received April 26 through May 12: 569 requested and mailed / 197 received / 5 rejected. Click here to track the advance and absentee ballot counts. To request an absentee ballot, please call 706-291‑5167 From the secretary of state:  As the third week of… Read more

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Secretary of state disqualifies Jeff Lewis from state Senate race; appeal planned.

Secretary of state disqualifies Jeff Lewis from state Senate race; appeal planned.

Friday update: From the Rome News-Tribune: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger upheld on Friday an administrative law judge’s opinion that Jeff Lewis was ineligible to qualify as a candidate in the state Senate District 52 race. Lewis released a statement vowing to appeal, to the Georgia Supreme Court if necessary. Meanwhile, signs will be posted… Read more

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You can vote from 1 until 5 p.m. today in the primary. So far, more than 2,400 ballots have been cast. Sample ballots posted. Elections board meets Tuesday.

You can vote from 1 until 5 p.m. today in the primary. So far, more than 2,400 ballots have been cast. Sample ballots posted. Elections board meets Tuesday.

THE LATEST   Latest advance/absentee voting numbers: Advance ballots cast May 2-12: 2,211. Absentee ballots mailed/received April 26 through May 12: 569 requested and mailed / 197 received / 5 rejected. Click here to track the advance and absentee ballot counts. To request an absentee ballot, please call 706-291‑5167 From the secretary of state: As the second week… Read more

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Rome Braves win in a walk off, 3-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves win in a walk off, 3-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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A different look at the meeting on the mound prior to Thursday’s Braves-Dash game. By Mills Fitzner.

A different look at the meeting on the mound prior to Thursday’s Braves-Dash game. By Mills Fitzner.

The pregame ritual of exchanging lineup cards and other key updates. The Rome Braves went on to get the win, 3-2, over Winston-Salem. Read more

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Education Day at the Rome Braves draws 4,000-plus kids. Photos: Mills Fitzner.

Education Day at the Rome Braves draws 4,000-plus kids. Photos: Mills Fitzner.

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‘The Historic Black and Slave Cemeteries of Rome, Ga.’ is a stunning look at black history, some of those who made it and where they rest.

‘The Historic Black and Slave Cemeteries of Rome, Ga.’ is a stunning look at black history, some of those who made it and where they rest.

Berry College’s Viking Fusion takes a closer look at “The Historic Black and Slave Cemeteries of Rome, Ga.,” in a 30-minute documentary by reporter Addison Howard. Mixing interviews with Bill Collins, Rome’s first black mayor and longtime city commissioner, historian Lavada Dillard, North Rome community activist Charles Love and others, Howard takes viewers from Zuber Cemetery… Read more

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Advance voting begins 12-day run on Monday.

Advance voting begins 12-day run on Monday.

  THE LATEST Latest advance/absentee voting numbers: Advance ballots cast Monday-Wednesday: 685. No updates since then; link is below. Absentee ballots mailed/received through Wednesday: 310 mailed / 35 received / 3 rejected. Click here to track the advance and absentee ballot counts. To request an absentee ballot, please call 706-291‑5167 Key dates: Today-May 20: Advance voting… Read more

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Junior Service League of Rome celebrates huge year thanks to community support; shares nearly $50,000 with area partners.

Junior Service League of Rome celebrates huge year thanks to community support; shares nearly $50,000 with area partners.

Media release: The Junior Service League of Rome has had an exceptional year, with record-breaking Poinsettia Sales and Follies fundraising totals. The organization raised $16,000 for the League for Learning Program, $5,600 for the Chieftains Museum, and nearly $50,000 to give out to worthy organizations in our community! In 2022, a pilot grant program was… Read more

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Greensboro tops Rome Braves, 7-6. Gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Greensboro tops Rome Braves, 7-6. Gallery by Mills Fitzner.

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Rome Braves overpower Greensboro 11-0; Atlanta’s Drew Waters joins team for rehab. Gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves overpower Greensboro 11-0; Atlanta’s Drew Waters joins team for rehab. Gallery by Mills Fitzner.

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People: Connie, Mike Sams trade Rome for oyster capital. Guyton will serve in a regional role as chief financial officer of the AdventHealth Southeast Region

People: Connie, Mike Sams trade Rome for oyster capital. Guyton will serve in a regional role as chief financial officer of the AdventHealth Southeast Region

  Sentimental journey down Broad; next stop Apalachicola: By the time you read this, Mike and Connie Sams should be in the oyster capital of Florida. The longtime owners of River Dog recently sold the business (now Cosmic Dog Outpost at 1 Broad St.) and hit the road Friday morning. Facebook fans probably saw a few… 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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