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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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What’s next: From dining via drive-through or curbside to boosting local business to meetings via Google Hangout, changes are under way.

What’s next: From dining via drive-through or curbside to boosting local business to meetings via Google Hangout, changes are under way.

    As the coronavirus threat grows, aggressive steps are under way that are changing the normal operation of our daily lives. Below are just some of the areas: HELPING OTHERS HOPE Alliance, Salvation Army, The Davies Shelters, AMP and the Community Kitchen will coordinate distribution of food donations on The Davies Farm Bus at… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Five homes in Rome priced from $99,000 to $389,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Five homes in Rome priced from $99,000 to $389,900.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Five homes in Rome, priced from $99,000 to $385,900. Open houses, 1 until 3 p.m. or 1 until 4 p.m. Address: 103 Timothy Ave., Rome.  Description: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath. Price: $175,000. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sunday. What to know: Located in Summerville Park, this lovely brick home over… Read more

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Five candidates in the red-hot congressional race to speak Tuesday at the Floyd County Republican Women meeting. Plus: Elections calendar.

Five candidates in the red-hot congressional race to speak Tuesday at the Floyd County Republican Women meeting. Plus: Elections calendar.

  Some of the GOP candidates for the hottest local race so far this election year is expected to pack Tuesday’s meeting of the Floyd County Republican Women. Set for Red Lobster on Shorter Avenue with the meal served at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting beginning at noon, the group will welcome five of the… Read more

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Private First Class Scott Kasmar, named Rome Police Department’s Officer of the Year, honored for heroics at Monday’s City Commission meeting.

Private First Class Scott Kasmar, named Rome Police Department’s Officer of the Year, honored for heroics at Monday’s City Commission meeting.

  Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting began with an accommodation and honor for Police Private First Class Scott Kasmar. City Commissioner Bonny Askew read a proclamation from Mayor Bill Collins, honoring Kasmare at the city’s officer of the year. As the following proclamation outlines, Kasmar was a critical player in not just police work but… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today:  Four homes in Rome and Rockmart, priced from $160,000 to $485,000 (photos and video).

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Four homes in Rome and Rockmart, priced from $160,000 to $485,000 (photos and video).

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: Four homes in Rome and Rockmart, priced from $160,000 to $485,000. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Address: 113 Druid Road, Rome. Description: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath. Price: $479,000. Hours: 1-3 p.m. What to know: Beautiful home on 10-plus acres that offers privacy and beauty! This estate has it… Read more

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Despite Chapter 11 filing, ‘for 3,000 scouts in North Georgia, nothing’s changing,’ says incoming executive.

Despite Chapter 11 filing, ‘for 3,000 scouts in North Georgia, nothing’s changing,’ says incoming executive.

  The Boy Scouts of America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protect with two stated objectives: “equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come. The BSA intends to use the Chapter 11 process to create a Victims Compensation Trust that would… Read more

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Updated with Kelley, Cedartown comments: Accident that killed Cedartown bicyclist in September the focus of a TV news report after coroner raises questions.

Updated with Kelley, Cedartown comments: Accident that killed Cedartown bicyclist in September the focus of a TV news report after coroner raises questions.

Tuesday updates:  OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF CEDARTOWN “The City of Cedartown is aware of an incident that occurred on September 11, 2019, which resulted in the tragic passing of Eric Keais.  Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Mr. Keais’s family. “As with any traffic event of this magnitude, the incident was… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes including five in Rome and one in Cartersville, priced from $174,000 to $1,289,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes including five in Rome and one in Cartersville, priced from $174,000 to $1,289,900.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday, Feb. 8: Six homes including five in Rome and one in Cartersville, priced from $174,000 to $1,289,900. Open houses, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday Address: 677 N. River Road, Rome. Description: 5 bedrooms, 6 bath, 2 half bath Price: $1,289,900. Hours: 1-3 p.m. What to know: Executive Riverside Estate in the… Read more

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Remembering Nelle Reagan: Funeral services set for Monday as community mourns loss of radio legend and a friend.

Remembering Nelle Reagan: Funeral services set for Monday as community mourns loss of radio legend and a friend.

Funeral services for Nelle Reagan will be Monday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel. Her obituary from Henderson & Sons Funeral Home: Mrs. Martha Linnell “Nelle” Holland Reagan, age 84, of Rome, GA, passed away Friday morning, February 7, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Reagan… Read more

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14th Congressional District scorecard: Nine Republicans are in the hunt for Northwest Georgia seat. And one Democrat. Who’s who.

14th Congressional District scorecard: Nine Republicans are in the hunt for Northwest Georgia seat. And one Democrat. Who’s who.

Good luck finding many differences among the nine Republicans who’ve announced plans to run for the seat in Congress that Tom Graves will give up at year’s end. In the past 48 hours, three more candidates stepped forward, joining what already has been a surprisingly “chippy” race. In their announcement statements or separate appearances at… Read more

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Hearts United audience hears about the issues facing Rome and Floyd County — and a concentrated effort to address them as a community. $26,000 pledged to help.

Hearts United audience hears about the issues facing Rome and Floyd County — and a concentrated effort to address them as a community. $26,000 pledged to help.

Millie Kim, pastor of Second Avenue United Methodist Church in Rome, talks about confronting the bigotry her daughter faced at Thursday’s Hearts United Gathering. Hometown video. There wasn’t really a keynote speaker at the fifth annual Hearts United Gathering on Thursday evening in the Wilder Center at Rome First United Methodist Church. In previous years,… Read more

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Politics: Latest test a success for Georgia’s new paper-ballot system; Floyd elections chief Robert Brady joins Druck Report podcast for more on the new machines on Friday.

Politics: Latest test a success for Georgia’s new paper-ballot system; Floyd elections chief Robert Brady joins Druck Report podcast for more on the new machines on Friday.

  Posting Friday: Floyd County Elections Chief Robert Brady joins us on The Druck Report podcast to talk about the new machines, what to expect when you vote in the presidential primary and in the May 19 state/local primary. We’re delaying the recording until Friday morning because of today’s weather threats. Quick video primer on… Read more

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