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Power restored to 955 customers in the Kingston area this afternoon.

Power restored to 955 customers in the Kingston area this afternoon.

Afternoon update: Power has been restored.         Georgia Power reports 955 customers are without service in Kingston Wednesday afternoon. Repairs should be completed by 3:30 p.m. Kingston city government has reported the outage and is monitoring updates. Click Kingston Read more

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Rome Braves overpower Hickory Crawdads, 6-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves overpower Hickory Crawdads, 6-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Update on Ratliff’s in downtown Rome: The congregation at Metropolitan United Methodist Church thanks Dennis for ‘a legacy of excellence.’ Earlier: Ratliff Coastal Service Center closes as site to become convenience store.

Update on Ratliff’s in downtown Rome: The congregation at Metropolitan United Methodist Church thanks Dennis for ‘a legacy of excellence.’ Earlier: Ratliff Coastal Service Center closes as site to become convenience store.

  This is what a community is all about. For three decades, Dennis Ratliff and team ran one of Rome’s most appreciated repair shops. He recently sold the property and will do some work at his home in Shannon. But before all is done, his longtime neighbors at Metropolitan United Methodist Church wanted to say… Read more

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Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Campaign Watch: Rally set for this morning to get state to reopen Rome Career Center, closed since the first wave of the pandemic.

Campaign Watch: Rally set for this morning to get state to reopen Rome Career Center, closed since the first wave of the pandemic.

  Rally planned for this morning to reopen state Labor Department offices: Georgia might be “open for business” but labor department offices remain closed, which is the focal point of a rally set for this morning at 462 Riverside Parkway beginning at 10 a.m. At issue: “The Georgia Department of Labor Career Centers have been… Read more

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Local Salvation Army joins response teams assisting Hurricane Ida victims. How you can help.

Local Salvation Army joins response teams assisting Hurricane Ida victims. How you can help.

  Media release: The Salvation Army’s Captain Tim Blevins (left) and two of Rome’s trained disaster volunteers, Michelle Dyer (center) and Frank Bibb (right), left Tuesday morning to travel to New Orleans to serve people affected by Hurricane Ida with food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care. They will join eight other canteens and teams… Read more

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‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m.  Friday near Heritage Park.

‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m. Friday near Heritage Park.

  An “anti-mandate” rally is set for Friday along the footpath of the Levy wall at Heritage Park in Rome. The assembly permit filed with the Rome Police Department shows the assembly will be from 3:30 until 7 p.m. The assembly type is listed as “peaceful assembly.” The application shows the assembly “designees” as Britney… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath cottage in the Village of Maplewood. Plus four nearby townhomes.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath cottage in the Village of Maplewood. Plus four nearby townhomes.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: Plenty of room and storage in this cottage at Rome’s Village of Maplewood. Plus four single-level townhomes also in the Village. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m.  Address: 201 Maplecrest Lane, Rome. Description: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath. Price: $382,000. What to know: This spacious cottage with an office sits… Read more

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Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Images courtesy of the Rome-Floyd Fire Department. The ribbon was cut on the new Burn Building training center for the Rome-Floyd Fire Department Friday morning at 168A North Ave. Joining firefighters on site were city and county leaders. The building was made possible thanks to the voter-approved special penny sales tax in the November 2017 election. Read more

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Kevin Gurley Scholarship Foundation postponing block party because of health/safety concerns.

Kevin Gurley Scholarship Foundation postponing block party because of health/safety concerns.

The Kevin Gurley Scholarship Foundation is postponing the scheduled block party set for Saturday, Aug. 28, because of health concerns. “We feel this is in the best interest for everyone’s health and safety,” says Foundation President Kelley Fuller. ” … we just have everyone’s best interest in mind… We will be back when it’s safe and be… Read more

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GBI arrests a Dalton man for the death of Adairsville resident.

GBI arrests a Dalton man for the death of Adairsville resident.

Media Release:  On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained arrest warrants for Christopher Napolean Barrett II for Murder, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Felony Theft by Taking. Barrett, a 35-year-old Dalton resident, was found in possession of David Casler-Tyrrell’s vehicle in McMinn County, Tennessee. Barrett was in custody in… Read more

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Northwest Georgia’s ties to the Tokyo Olympics: From Darlington to Shorter to Trion High, two have medals to prove their mettle; a third is a rising star.

Northwest Georgia’s ties to the Tokyo Olympics: From Darlington to Shorter to Trion High, two have medals to prove their mettle; a third is a rising star.

 Above from US Gymnastics: “Brody Malone wraps up his Tokyo campaign on a strong note with a 4th-place finish in the Horizontal Bar Final! This is the 5th straight Olympics the men have placed top-5 in the event! Way to go, Brody! #Tokyo2020 Brody Malone: Sure you know Brody Malone is from Summerville and graduated from… Read more

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Automated enforcement of traffic lights around Rome-area schools to begin Sept. 7.

Automated enforcement of traffic lights around Rome-area schools to begin Sept. 7.

      Media Release: The City of Rome Police Department has commenced a thirty-day Warning Period to notify and help drivers adjust to Automated Enforcement of School Zones. The initial school zone cameras are installed at the school zone for Rome High and Rome Middle schools. During the Warning Period, the City will be… Read more

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Buzz:  Friday night fun. Tomato sandwiches for good and a concert on Rome’s Town Green.

Buzz: Friday night fun. Tomato sandwiches for good and a concert on Rome’s Town Green.

The eighth Tomato Sandwich Supper benefiting the Free Clinic of Rome drew more than 140 people Friday evening to the First United Methodist Church of downtown Rome’s Wilder Center to enjoy music, a silent auction, and entertainment by the Georgia Mountain Music Club, in addition to the main draw — freshly-made tomato sandwiches. According to Free Clinic of Rome… Read more

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Weather Alert: Caution now in Floyd, Polk, Bartow Counties. Weather alert expired for Chattooga and Gordon.

Weather Alert: Caution now in Floyd, Polk, Bartow Counties. Weather alert expired for Chattooga and Gordon.

  From the National Weather Service: A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN PAULDING, SOUTHEASTERN FLOYD, NORTHEASTERN POLK AND SOUTHWESTERN BARTOW COUNTIES THROUGH 415 PM EDT… At 350 PM EDT…a strong thunderstorm was near Taylorsville, or 11 miles southeast of Rome…moving southeast at 25 mph. HAZARD…40 to 50 mph wind…pea sized hail and frequent cloud… Read more

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