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Heard on the street: Caching translates into cha-ching for downtown restaurants (with an assist from Mountain Day). Plus: We take a bite out of that fast-food wait-time survey.

Heard on the street: Caching translates into cha-ching for downtown restaurants (with an assist from Mountain Day). Plus: We take a bite out of that fast-food wait-time survey.

The above testimony, from a crew visiting from the east coast of Florida, paid off big for downtown restaurants as well. We heard about huge crowds at Harvest Moon on Saturday night with a good 30 percent of those on hand representing the visiting geo caching crowd. Rome City Brewing Co. had a great weekend… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes in Rome/Floyd County, priced from $199,000 to $310,500.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes in Rome/Floyd County, priced from $199,000 to $310,500.

    Your first look at seven homes in Rome/Floyd County, priced from $199,000 to $310,500. Open Houses 1-3 p.m. 128 Central Grove Road, Rome. $310,500. 4 Bedroom 2 Bath. 296 Mountain Road, Rome. $294,000.4 Bedroom 2 Bath. 1465 Turner Road, Rome. $219,000. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath. 42 Wellington Way, Rome. $199,000. 4 Bedroom 2… Read more

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Updated: SAT score for Darlington a region high at 1175; 116 of 124 seniors took the exam. Also: Area public high school results.

Updated: SAT score for Darlington a region high at 1175; 116 of 124 seniors took the exam. Also: Area public high school results.

THE LATEST Darlington media release: SAT scores for students at Darlington School were above the local, state and national averages, according to data released by The College Board. Darlington posted a total mean score of 1175, 127 points higher than the state average of 1048, 136 points higher than the national average of 1039, and 73 points higher than the next… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at eight homes in Rome and White; prices range from $139,000 to $409,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at eight homes in Rome and White; prices range from $139,000 to $409,000.

    Your first look at eight homes in Rome and White; prices range from $139.000 to $409,000 Open Houses 1-3 p.m. 6 Saddlebrook Drive, Rome. $299,900. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath. 10 Ambleside Drive, Rome. $289,000. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath.  15 Boyd Road, Rome. $259,900. 4 Bedroom 2 Bath.  44 Hawk Spring Drive, Rome. $159,990. 3 Bedroom 2… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at eight homes in Rome, Cave Spring and White, priced from $114,900 to $449,000. With photo gallery.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at eight homes in Rome, Cave Spring and White, priced from $114,900 to $449,000. With photo gallery.

    The Hardy Realty Open House Gallery with your first look at eight homes in Rome, Cave Spring and White, priced from $114,900 to $449,000. Open Houses 1-3 p.m. 140 Highland View Pass, White.  $249,900. 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath 730 Avenue A, Rome. $225,000. 4 Bedroom 4 Bath. 7 Norwood St., Rome. $125,000. 2 Bedroom 2… Read more

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County Commission meets Friday to vote on increase to employee health insurance premiums, effective Oct. 1.

County Commission meets Friday to vote on increase to employee health insurance premiums, effective Oct. 1.

The Floyd County Commission will hold a special called meeting on Friday, Sept. 6, at noon in the Community Room, Suite 206, on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave. On the agenda: Approve the most recent proposal from CIGNA that includes third party administration services, aggregate and specific stop… Read more

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Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue a virtual sell out. Just 100 pounds of pork left over (and it will be gone soon).

Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue a virtual sell out. Just 100 pounds of pork left over (and it will be gone soon).

  Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue at Rome Civic Center another hit. Now 52 years strong, the doors opened at 10 a.m. and all but 100 pounds of pork sold out Monday afternoon. Options included barbecue plates, sandwiches or bulk sales of just about everything on the menu (beef, pork, chicken, Brunswick stew, baked… Read more

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Preparing for a monster: Massive Hurricane Dorian has local aftermath teams on the ready, including RomeGaCares, Salvation Army, Red Cross.

Preparing for a monster: Massive Hurricane Dorian has local aftermath teams on the ready, including RomeGaCares, Salvation Army, Red Cross.

  A hurricane, like most natural disasters, always pack a one-two punch. There’s the survival mode, from evacuations to hunkering down, as the storm’s fury rocks the region. And then comes the aftermath. Injuries, storm damage, feeding and shelter, restoring basic services. Throughout the Labor Day weekend, as Hurricane Dorian’s threat and intensity grew, crews… Read more

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This Week: Politics, planning commission, another huge weekend.

This Week: Politics, planning commission, another huge weekend.

TUESDAY The Floyd County Republican Women meet at Red Lobster on Shorter Avenue. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with the meeting at noon. This month’s guest: Rome attorney Joel Thornton. Rome Floyd Parks & Recreation starting Adult Men’s Flag Football League: Registration opens today and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 24. Players need to be 18 and… Read more

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Gallery: Asheville tops Rome, 7 to 2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Asheville tops Rome, 7 to 2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Gallery: Rome Braves beat Asheville, 8 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Rome Braves beat Asheville, 8 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Gallery: Rome Braves clips Columbia, 4 to 3. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Rome Braves clips Columbia, 4 to 3. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at six homes in Rome, priced from $170,000 to $519,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at six homes in Rome, priced from $170,000 to $519,000.

  Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today features six homes in Rome, priced from $170,000 to $519,000. Open Houses noon-2 p.m. 3 Coach Trail, Rome. $277,400. 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath. Open Houses 1-3 p.m. 3 Trillium Trail, Rome. $170,000. 4 Bedroom 3 Bath. Open Houses 2-4 p.m.  1210 Old Summerville Road, Rome.  $279,500. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath.… Read more

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Gallery: Dansby Swanson shines in first rehab game with the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Dansby Swanson shines in first rehab game with the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Gallery: Rome Braves stomp Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Rome Braves stomp Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Gallery: Kannapolis tops Rome  Braves, 4 to 2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Gallery: Kannapolis tops Rome Braves, 4 to 2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Throwback Thursday: Austin Riley (in 2016) and Dansby Swanson (2018) in previous games in Rome. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Throwback Thursday: Austin Riley (in 2016) and Dansby Swanson (2018) in previous games in Rome. Photos by Mills Fitzner

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