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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Historic 1925 mill home charm in Shannon Village.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Historic 1925 mill home charm in Shannon Village.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Shannon Village keepsake offers hardwood and pine floors, 9-foot ceilings. Open house, 2 until 4 p.m.  Address: 140 First St., Rome.  Description: 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. Price: $173,000  What to know: Historic 1925 mill home charm, Shannon Village with hardwood and pine floors, 9-foot ceilings, large custom handicap bathroom,… Read more

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Redmond Regional, RACA, area schools again unite for Rome Community HeART Project; drive-through reception is Monday.

Redmond Regional, RACA, area schools again unite for Rome Community HeART Project; drive-through reception is Monday.

Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Rome Area Council for the Arts once again are teaming up for the annual Rome Community HeART Project in celebration of National Heart Month. A special drive-through artist reception is set for 5 until 5:30 p.m. Monday outside the RACA office at the Rome Area Hitory Center in downtown… Read more

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Commentary: Northwest Georgia created a political Frankenstein now in the national spotlight. What will we do about it?

Commentary: Northwest Georgia created a political Frankenstein now in the national spotlight. What will we do about it?

  There’s a click you can make on Facebook that allows you to “unfollow” someone but stay friends. It lets you avoid the rhetoric you’d rather not see but still have access to the person in case there’s a need or a reason to be in touch in rhe future. That’s been our policy with Marjorie… Read more

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Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

Committee assignments for the local legislative delegation for this session.

  Below are the House committee assignments and how the Northwest Georgia delegation did. Full list. House Majority Whip: Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown Human Resources.  Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, chair Insurance, Eddie Lumsden, R-Armuchee, chair. Members, Matthew Gambill, R-Cartersville Economic Development and Tourism, Matthew Gambill, vice chair Members: Dempsey Judiciary, Mitchell Scoggins, R-Cartersville, secretary. Special Committee on Access… Read more

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Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

The drop off in GOP turnout from Nov to Jan was driven by Trump and most prominently in areas represented by Doug Collins and Marjorie Taylor Greene. These folks cost the GOP two senate seats and control of the Senate. Giving Biden and Dems a free hand. #gapol pic.twitter.com/TnmuV1CO9U — Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) January 16,… Read more

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Voting: ’60 Minutes’ examines Trump call to Georgia’s Secretary of State. Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration meets Tuesday to certify runoff results as well as review the election and operations as a search continues for a new clerk.

Voting: ’60 Minutes’ examines Trump call to Georgia’s Secretary of State. Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration meets Tuesday to certify runoff results as well as review the election and operations as a search continues for a new clerk.

The Sunday evening interview features Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and elections manager Gabriel Sterling. Reports CBS: “Gabriel Sterling, a top Georgia election official, tells 60 Minutes about some of the death threats he has received after President Trump attacked the integrity of the state’s elections.” The link: https://cbsn.ws/35sFTTw The Floyd County Board of Elections and… Read more

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The Christmas Miracle: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’

The Christmas Miracle: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.’

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and the brightest of new years — Hometown Headlines. Read more

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‘The Star of Bethlehem’ as Jupiter and Saturn ‘converge’ as seen from Myrtle Hill. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

‘The Star of Bethlehem’ as Jupiter and Saturn ‘converge’ as seen from Myrtle Hill. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Monday evening, the rare “intersection” of Jupiter and Saturn created what some are calling ‘The Star of Bethlehem’ visible just above the horizon starting around sunset through 9:30 p.m. Rome photographer Mills Fitzner captured these images from atop Myrtle Hill in downtown Rome.     Read more

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The rant of the YEAR: ‘Exhausted. Tired. Fatigued. Concerned. Discouraged. Drained. Overwhelmed. Unheard.’ And yet too many don’t care as healthcare become critical.

The rant of the YEAR: ‘Exhausted. Tired. Fatigued. Concerned. Discouraged. Drained. Overwhelmed. Unheard.’ And yet too many don’t care as healthcare become critical.

  Rant of the day year:  “We are worried. Exhausted. Tired. Fatigued. Concerned. Discouraged. Drained. Overwhelmed. Unheard.”– From a letter to our community about the state of our healthcare workers as the pandemic surges. And in response, we see: Cavalier photos and video of visiting candidates with most people without masks. Assembling 15 teams of… Read more

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Rant of the day: Why we’re ‘opting out,’ too — from covering those refusing to confront a killer.

Rant of the day: Why we’re ‘opting out,’ too — from covering those refusing to confront a killer.

Today’s Rant: Just saying no to those refusing to fight the pandemic. We saw a longtime Floyd County Republican Party member and a colleague crossing Broad Street on Saturday as they carried free signs for any retailer or restaurant choosing to let the community know they were opting out of Rome’s face-covering requirements. They were maskless,… Read more

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Rant: House Speaker wants lawmakers, not you, to elect the state’s elections chief. So goes power to the people …

Rant: House Speaker wants lawmakers, not you, to elect the state’s elections chief. So goes power to the people …

    Rant for Dec. 11: Not exactly power to the people. From today’s edition of Fantasy Election Results: House Speaker David Ralston wants the legislature first and then voters to OK a concept where lawmakers, not you, to pick the state’s election chief. Ralston is blaming the Secretary of State’s Office for the outcome of Georgia’s… Read more

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Rant: A tale of two Zooms, one with several city commissioners failing to walk back earlier comments on wearing masks; the other thanking colleagues for helping them with a very toughest year.

Rant: A tale of two Zooms, one with several city commissioners failing to walk back earlier comments on wearing masks; the other thanking colleagues for helping them with a very toughest year.

    Rant for Dec. 9: A tale of two Zooms: It was painful Tuesday morning to watch several Rome city commissioners who fought a mandatory mask decree in July suddenly see the light and espouse steps to likewise enlighten others as coronavirus continues to take a very heavy toll here. Their voices were needed… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: 8 options, from a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood Park to 7 units at The Village of Maplewood, all in Rome.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: 8 options, from a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood Park to 7 units at The Village of Maplewood, all in Rome.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today:  From a 4-bedroom, 3-bath home in Maplewood Park to seven units at The Village of Maplewood, all in Rome. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday Address: 2305 Villages Blvd., Rome.  Description: 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Price: $139,900.  What to know: Great condo with a storage unit at The… Read more

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Rant: Gabriel Sterling’s nuclear rant over election threats was pinpoint perfect; now how about one on the pandemic?

Rant: Gabriel Sterling’s nuclear rant over election threats was pinpoint perfect; now how about one on the pandemic?

    Rant of the Day, Dec. 2: We won’t even try to top the Rant of the Year by Gabriel Sterling of the Secretary of State’s Office who’s had it with threats to many involved in the 2020 elections process. Trump. Perdue. Loeffler. Any other spineless elected official too afraid to take a stand —… Read more

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