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Hometown’s Open Records request on Rome’s juvenile curfew produces 20-plus police reports, internal memos tracking juvenile crime, crowds mostly in downtown Rome.

Hometown’s Open Records request on Rome’s juvenile curfew produces 20-plus police reports, internal memos tracking juvenile crime, crowds mostly in downtown Rome.

  About this report: Tuesday morning, following the Rome City Commission’s 6-to-2 vote the night before to enact an 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew on juveniles 16 and under, Hometown Headlines filed an Open Records Request with the city. Our expressed intent was to share any and all information presented to commissioners in recent weeks while considering… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome ranging from $179,900 to $379,900

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome ranging from $179,900 to $379,900

Your first look at three homes in Rome ranging in price from $155,000 to $379,900, brought to you by Hardy Realty.  OPEN HOUSE,  1-3 p.m. Sunday: 2 NORMAN LANE –  4 bedroom, 4.5 bath brick home in Berry Forest with spacious back deck and private yard perfect for entertaining. $349,900. 14 NICKLAUS DR – 4 bedroom,… Read more

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Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; time to ensure all ages receive timely vaccinations to protect their health.

Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; time to ensure all ages receive timely vaccinations to protect their health.

  Media release: August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health.  “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Janet Eberhart, immunizations coordinator for the 10-county public health district.  “This National Immunization Awareness Month, we urge parents to… Read more

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Buzz: Cartersville brewery sends 100,000 cans of water to stricken California. Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome.

Buzz: Cartersville brewery sends 100,000 cans of water to stricken California. Dr. Gregory Harris joins Harbin Clinic Medical Oncology Rome.

This Bud’s water’s for you: Anheuser-Busch is delivering more than 100,000 cans of clean, safe emergency drinking water — processed in Cartersville — to Ukiah and Redding, Calif., at the request of the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts for the ongoing, devastating wildfires. The shipments are expected to arrive on Sunday. The water… Read more

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Health: A legion of superheroes expected for the Harbin Hero Hustle on Sept 29. Five nonprofits in the hunt for grand prize: Summit Quest, Living Proof Recovery, RLT Prime Timers, Sweet Cocoon, Murphy-Harpst.

Health: A legion of superheroes expected for the Harbin Hero Hustle on Sept 29. Five nonprofits in the hunt for grand prize: Summit Quest, Living Proof Recovery, RLT Prime Timers, Sweet Cocoon, Murphy-Harpst.

  Media release: Superheroes of all shapes and sizes will converge at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, for the third edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K Race and Health Walk. Registration is now open for the event, which saw more than 600 runners and walkers last year. This year, the race and walk move to Ridge… Read more

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Federal government report: Serious RN shortages at many Georgia nursing homes, including those in Rome.

Federal government report: Serious RN shortages at many Georgia nursing homes, including those in Rome.

    Please click here for additional details.   By Andy Miller Georgia Health News An analysis of Medicare data shows that nearly half of Georgia nursing homes recently were found “below average’’ or “much below average’’ in their staffing levels of registered nurses. RNs are the highest-trained caregivers required to be on staff in… Read more

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Buzz: Night work begins on repaving 3.2 miles from Turner McCall to the Bypass and Martha Berry. Democrats meet Thursday. Summer book auction set.

Buzz: Night work begins on repaving 3.2 miles from Turner McCall to the Bypass and Martha Berry. Democrats meet Thursday. Summer book auction set.

Work has just begun on a resurfacing project on Turner McCall Boulevard. This project includes 3.21 miles of milling and plant mix resurfacing, beginning just north of the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge (after Home Depot) and extending to the Bypass. A contract to resurface this portion of the highway was awarded to Northwest Georgia Paving,… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Three homes in Rome ranging in price from $155,000 to $379,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Three homes in Rome ranging in price from $155,000 to $379,900.

Your first look at three homes in Rome ranging in price from $155,000 to $379,900, brought to you by Hardy Realty. OPEN HOUSE, 2-4 p.m. Sunday: 10 LADONNA PLACE – 4 bedroom, 3 bath with beautiful detail! $379,900. 1833 OLD SUMMERVILLE ROAD – 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath with new HUGE back covered porch with cement floor and… Read more

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 Updated with video: Rome/Floyd Firefighters Memorial Plaza growing by the day. Latest photos.

 Updated with video: Rome/Floyd Firefighters Memorial Plaza growing by the day. Latest photos.

Video from the Rom/ Floyd Fire Department’s Facebook page.   The Rome/Floyd Firefighters Memorial Plaza is coming together rapidly at East Six Avenue and West First Street behind City Hall in downtown Rome.  Construction is expected to be completed later this summer. Brooks Building Group are the project managers and Cevian Design Lab designed the memorial. The plaza design incorporates the… Read more

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Additional photos from Tuesday’s mass casualty drill at State Mutual Stadium from Floyd Medical Center (Ryan Smith). Round two.

Additional photos from Tuesday’s mass casualty drill at State Mutual Stadium from Floyd Medical Center (Ryan Smith). Round two.

  Please click or double click on each image for a larger view. Background (from Tuesday): Media release: Floyd Medical Center will take part in an emergency response drill at State Mutual Stadium today conducted by Floyd Emergency Management Agency. Other participating agencies include Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County E-911, Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Rome Braves, among… Read more

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Photos from Tuesday’s mass casualty drill at State Mutual Stadium from Floyd Medical Center (Ryan Smith). Round one.

Photos from Tuesday’s mass casualty drill at State Mutual Stadium from Floyd Medical Center (Ryan Smith). Round one.

Please click or double click on each image for a larger view. Background (from Tuesday): Media release: Floyd Medical Center will take part in an emergency response drill at State Mutual Stadium today conducted by Floyd Emergency Management Agency. Other participating agencies include Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County E-911, Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Rome Braves, among others.… Read more

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Traffic headaches: Traffic almost back to normal at Rome’s ‘devil’s triangle;’  WRGA reports one injury. In Lindale: 911 says avoid area as railroad gates are stuck.

Traffic headaches: Traffic almost back to normal at Rome’s ‘devil’s triangle;’ WRGA reports one injury. In Lindale: 911 says avoid area as railroad gates are stuck.

  THE LATEST Traffic is almost back to normal at 2:50 p.m. PREVIOUS The above traffic map, from 1:40 p.m. Thursday, shows the jam at the triangle of Turner McCall, Second Avenue and Shorter Avenue with a little bit of Martha Berry Boulevard included as well. According to WRGA: “Five-vehicle accident at Turner McCall Boulevard… Read more

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Rome Police offering Pastoral Police Academy over eight nights beginning Aug. 6. How to apply.

Rome Police offering Pastoral Police Academy over eight nights beginning Aug. 6. How to apply.

Media release: The Rome Police Department will be conducting a Pastoral Police Academy beginning on Aug. 6. The academy gives our local clergy first-hand information on how and why the department operates and examines the culture of police work and the organization. It provides an excellent opportunity for our local pastors to interact with department… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Eight homes in Rome, Acworth from $114,900 to $674,500.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Eight homes in Rome, Acworth from $114,900 to $674,500.

Your first look at eight homes open for visits this Sunday from 1 until 3 p.m., 2 until 4 p.m. or 3:30 until 5 p.m. OPEN HOUSE, 1-3 p.m. 5 GRANITE WAY – 3 bedroom, 2 bath open concept home with office and screened porch in Keystone! $182,500. 1220 MT ALTO RD – 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath… Read more

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