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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome, Cedar Bluff, ranging in price from $57,000 to $530,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome, Cedar Bluff, ranging in price from $57,000 to $530,000.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Six homes in Rome, Cedar Bluff, ranging in price from $57,000 to $530,000. This week’s selection includes homes in downtown Rome as well as lakefront in Cedar Bluff. In-person viewing times are from 1-3 p.m., 2-4 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Please check each home for specific details. Can’t… Read more

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Minor 2.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Chickamauga, Ga. The second quake to hit in last two years.

Minor 2.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Chickamauga, Ga. The second quake to hit in last two years.

  The U.S. Geology Society (USGS) reports a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in Chickamauga, GA around 6:13 p.m. on Saturday.  Did you feel anything? If so, you can complete the report on the USGS website. This isn’t the first earthquake in the Northwest corner of the state. According to previous reports, another M2.6 earthquake rattled Chickamauga… Read more

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Commentary: Floyd County Democratic Party sends open letter to governments, law enforcement seeking local policies dealing with race relations. ‘We are grateful that we have experienced no recent situations…’

Commentary: Floyd County Democratic Party sends open letter to governments, law enforcement seeking local policies dealing with race relations. ‘We are grateful that we have experienced no recent situations…’

The Floyd County Democratic Party has sent an “open letter” to local governments and law enforcement concerning police policies, especially during the “difficult, tragic times in our country. “We are grateful that we have experienced no recent situations of the magnitude of the Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd cases in our community. We hope this is because our law enforcement agencies already… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Seven homes in Rome, priced from $228,000 to $574,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Seven homes in Rome, priced from $228,000 to $574,900.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Rome priced from $228,000 to $574,900. 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 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 3-5… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s virtual open house gallery: 17 homes you can tour from your desktop, laptop or smartphone whenever you want.

Hardy Realty’s virtual open house gallery: 17 homes you can tour from your desktop, laptop or smartphone whenever you want.

Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery: Welcome to a new way to tour the latest homes now available. This service offers a 3D digital tour of a home you can customize — even while social distancing and taking other safeguards. Plus this online open house tour is on your terms and open 24/7. It is a plus… Read more

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Calhoun Outlet Marketplace to reopen this weekend. Village Theatres (Rome, Berry cinemas) to wait a few more weeks.

Calhoun Outlet Marketplace to reopen this weekend. Village Theatres (Rome, Berry cinemas) to wait a few more weeks.

  The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports Simon Property Group will reopen its Georgia malls and retail centers as early as Friday in some cases. Among them is Calhoun Outlet Marketplace as well as Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and the Mall of Georgia. We have notes into the Calhoun location for specific updates and will share… Read more

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Gov. Brian Kemp’s latest briefing:  Coronavirus focus on boosting tests and preparing for possible patient surge. Also: Detailed updates on the Easter Sunday storms and aftermath.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s latest briefing: Coronavirus focus on boosting tests and preparing for possible patient surge. Also: Detailed updates on the Easter Sunday storms and aftermath.

    Above: Facebook Live copy of Gov. Brian Kemp’s update on the coronavirus outbreak and the Easter Sunday storms. Joining him: Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health; Homer Bryson, Director, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency; Adjutant General Tom Carden, Georgia National Guard. Some clarifications to Kemp’s comments below: There are… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s virtual open house gallery: Take a 3-D tour of 13 area homes from your desktop, laptop or smart phone.

Hardy Realty’s virtual open house gallery: Take a 3-D tour of 13 area homes from your desktop, laptop or smart phone.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery: Welcome to a new way to tour the latest homes now available in Rome, Lindale and Calhoun. This service offers a 3D digital tour of a home you can customize — even while maintaining social distancing and other safeguards during the ongoing pandemic. Plus this online open house tour is… Read more

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Resolution from Rome City Commission demands the governor, other state leaders ‘take immediate action to provide for rapid testing be made available to the residents of Rome and Floyd County.’

Resolution from Rome City Commission demands the governor, other state leaders ‘take immediate action to provide for rapid testing be made available to the residents of Rome and Floyd County.’

Rome city commissioners are signing a resolution backing up their anger with Gov. Brian Kemp and the state over the handling of testing surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in Rome and Floyd County. Specifically at issue is the slow pace of testing in the community where five deaths already have been recorded and more than 100… Read more

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Coping: State Labor department swamped with more claims in a week than in all of 2019. Changes at area grocers. A Zoom Rotary meeting with healthcare leaders?

Coping: State Labor department swamped with more claims in a week than in all of 2019. Changes at area grocers. A Zoom Rotary meeting with healthcare leaders?

Last week, the Georgia Department of Labor processed more claims in seven days than in all of 2019. The agency processed 390,132 claims during the week of March 29 through April 4, more than three times what was processed the week before. The labor department also issued payments of $41,786,386 in unemployment benefits to 168,319… Read more

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Buzz: University System of Georgia to recommend no tuition increase for ’20-21. Kislat named chamber’s membership/enterprise director.

Buzz: University System of Georgia to recommend no tuition increase for ’20-21. Kislat named chamber’s membership/enterprise director.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will meet Tuesday and will be asked to approve a recommendation of no tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.   If approved, there will be no increase for any USG student. Students will pay the same tuition rates at all 26 USG institutions for… Read more

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Updated: Power restored to North Rome area after car strikes power pole off N. Broad Street at Callahan Street. Roadway reopened after 6 hour closure.

Updated: Power restored to North Rome area after car strikes power pole off N. Broad Street at Callahan Street. Roadway reopened after 6 hour closure.

4 p.m. update: Power has been restored to the area and roadway has reopened to traffic. Earlier report: Approximately 211 customers in the North Rome area off North Broad Street are without power this morning after a vehicle struck a power pole in the area. Estimated restoration time is 3 p.m. according to the Georgia… Read more

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Changes: Darlington will continue to close campus, use distance learning through April 13. Secretary of State to mail absentee ballots to 6.9 million voters for May 19 primary.

Changes: Darlington will continue to close campus, use distance learning through April 13. Secretary of State to mail absentee ballots to 6.9 million voters for May 19 primary.

  Darlington School has announced that it will extend the closure of campus while facilitating distance learning through at least April 13. “We have continued to closely follow decisions made by the local, state, and federal government in addition to the CDC and WHO,” said Head of School Brent Bell in a letter to the… Read more

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Rome Ga. Cares, sheriff’s office distributes 139 cleaning bucket packages to seniors on Tuesday. 100 more ready to go; donations needed.

Rome Ga. Cares, sheriff’s office distributes 139 cleaning bucket packages to seniors on Tuesday. 100 more ready to go; donations needed.

THE LATEST Media release: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has 100 buckets ready to go out to our senior citizens. If you, or a loved one, is 65 years of age or older and is in need of basic cleaning supplies please reach out to one of the numbers listed below. Each bucket will contain basic… Read more

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Our changing lives: Today’s pop-up farmers market a solution to grocery wars? Jandy’s, LakePoint Station closing for now. More bucks from the ATM. Restaurants: Bartow grand opening delayed; Crawdaddy’s goes pickup only; corned beef and growlers to go.

Our changing lives: Today’s pop-up farmers market a solution to grocery wars? Jandy’s, LakePoint Station closing for now. More bucks from the ATM. Restaurants: Bartow grand opening delayed; Crawdaddy’s goes pickup only; corned beef and growlers to go.

The timing of the Rise N’ Shine pop up farmers market set for 4 until 6 this afternoon in the Swift & Finch parking lot is perfect. Anyone who’s been to local grocers in recent days can tell you why. Nevermind the supposed run on toilet paper. The demand has spread to produce sections where bagged… Read more

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