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Celebration of life for the Rev. Melissa Kean set for 11:40 a.m. Thursday (Eastern). How to watch the service.

Celebration of life for the Rev. Melissa Kean set for 11:40 a.m. Thursday (Eastern). How to watch the service.

  From St. Michael’s: Live stream broadcast will begin at 9:40 AM Mountain Time (11:40 Eastern Time). To access the online bulletin and follow along, go to www.stmikeschurch.com and you will find the service information on the homepage. Watch live online with Vimeo or Facebook.   Obituary: The Reverend Melissa L. Kean, age 30, of Rome,… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Two homes, from Pear Street in downtown Rome to the banks of the Oostanaula River.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Two homes, from Pear Street in downtown Rome to the banks of the Oostanaula River.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Two homes, one in the Pear Street community Between the Rivers and an estate along the banks of the Oostanaula River off Old Dalton Road. Priced from $339,900 to $949,900. Open houses, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday Address: 15 Pear St., Rome. Description: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath. Price:… Read more

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Media: As football returns, local radio station punts sports in favor of more country — Finebaum included just as the SEC season begins.

Media: As football returns, local radio station punts sports in favor of more country — Finebaum included just as the SEC season begins.

  The pandemic also has claimed Northwest Georgia’s only 24-hour sports station. The Jock at 99.5 FM and 1360 AM is gone with My K Country taking its place. The station is part of the Rome Radio Partners cluster. It is the equivalent of what people say each time another Mexican restaurant opens in Northwest… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Get the first look at seven homes in Rome, priced from $230,000 to $389,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Get the first look at seven homes in Rome, priced from $230,000 to $389,900.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Rome are featured this weekend, from College Heights to North Quarters, and priced from $230,000 to $389,900. Open houses, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday Address: 122 Westmore Road, Rome. Description: 3 bedrooms, 3 bath. Price: $279,000. What to know: Charming cottage that was built as a… Read more

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Coosa Valley Fair postponed until Fall 2021

Coosa Valley Fair postponed until Fall 2021

(Media release) In consideration of health and safety concerns for our entrants, vendors, volunteers, and patrons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coosa Valley Fair Association Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Coosa Valley Fair until fall 2021. “For many months now, we have been closely monitoring the number… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Five homes to tour, four in Rome and one in Menlo, priced from $245,000 to $695,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Five homes to tour, four in Rome and one in Menlo, priced from $245,000 to $695,000.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: Five homes including four in Rome and one on the brow in Menlo. Two are offered from noon until 2 p.m., 1 until 4 p.m., 2 until 4 p.m. and the Menlo location from 3 until 5 p.m. Start your tour right here. Open house, noon until 2… Read more

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Weekly Rant: Who will make the best decision for your child’s health, safety as school begins? Only you.

Weekly Rant: Who will make the best decision for your child’s health, safety as school begins? Only you.

>Links to our audio options, podcast and SoundCloud, are below.   Commentary: The questions have been building all week, since minutes after the Floyd County Board of Education voted on Monday to open in-person classes on Aug. 13. It was a 4-1 vote with the no vote coming from a member who didn’t stand for… Read more

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100 deaths. Who we’ve lost in Northwest Georgia: More men than women; 88% white; most age 70 and older; 55% from Bartow County.

100 deaths. Who we’ve lost in Northwest Georgia: More men than women; 88% white; most age 70 and older; 55% from Bartow County.

It started March 18, 2020, as Beth Wells of Rome died at a local hospital. She was 65 and was devoted to The Church at Liberty Square. She would be the first of the coronavirus deaths traced to a March 1 celebration at the Cartersville church for the outgoing choir director. Beth was a member… Read more

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Solemn crowd at Rome’s Town Green remembers fallen civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis.

Solemn crowd at Rome’s Town Green remembers fallen civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis.

A solemn candlelight vigil celebrated the life of Congressman John Robert Lewis  at the Town Green in downtown Rome Tuesday evening. Below please see a collage of images commemorating the life of the civil rights activist and architect of “good trouble.” The funeral  will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. More details Read more

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Candlelight vigil honoring Congressman John Lewis begins at 7:30 this evening at Town Green in Rome.

Candlelight vigil honoring Congressman John Lewis begins at 7:30 this evening at Town Green in Rome.

A candlelight vigil to celebrate the life of Congressman John Robert Lewis  will be held at the Town Green, W. 1st Street, from 7:30-9 p.m. The event will feature Keynote speaker Dr. Joshua Murfree. Previously: Funeral plans have been set for Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who died Friday, July 17 after a battle with cancer.… Read more

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Week ahead: Floyd BOE to meet at 8 this morning to vote on re-opening plans. Candlelight vigil to honor Congressman John Lewis on Tuesday at Town Green. Bartow County Schools to graduate Friday, Saturday.

Week ahead: Floyd BOE to meet at 8 this morning to vote on re-opening plans. Candlelight vigil to honor Congressman John Lewis on Tuesday at Town Green. Bartow County Schools to graduate Friday, Saturday.

Monday: The Floyd County Board of Education will have a Called Board meeting at 8 a.m. in the auditorium at Coosa High School to vote on school re-opening plans.  The school system is hoping to broadcast the meeting or else offer it for replay. Monday: Harbin Clinic Pediatrics office’s of Dr. Melissa Davis and Dr. Henaro… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Three homes for your review including two in Rome and one in Mentone, Ala.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Three homes for your review including two in Rome and one in Mentone, Ala.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Three homes for your review including two in Rome and one in Mentone, Ala. Please note the Mentone hours are on Central Daylight Time. Open houses, 1 until 3 p.m. CST Sunday Address: 13 Road 950, Mentone, Ala. Description: 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Price: $575,900. What to know: Lovely… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: One home in East Rome priced at $349,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: One home in East Rome priced at $349,900.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: One home in East Rome priced at $349,900. Open house, 2-4 p.m. Sunday Address: 148 Vinings Court, Rome, GA Description: 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bath Price: $349,900 Hours: 2-4 p.m.  What to know: This home is located in The Oaks at Collinwood, a gated community in East Rome. The… Read more

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Governor Kemp declares State of Emergency over increased violent crime, authorizes 1,000 troops to protect Georgians.

Governor Kemp declares State of Emergency over increased violent crime, authorizes 1,000 troops to protect Georgians.

Media release:  Following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta, the July Fourth weekend saw over thirty Georgians wounded by gunfire, including five confirmed dead. Today Governor Kemp issued Executive Order 07.06.20.01, which declares a State of Emergency across Georgia and authorizes the activation of as many as 1,000 Georgia… Read more

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8 p.m. update: Nearly 600 customers still without power, traffic lights out in East Rome after large tree falls on East 8th Street.

8 p.m. update: Nearly 600 customers still without power, traffic lights out in East Rome after large tree falls on East 8th Street.

8 p.m. update: Georgia Power reports 581 customers still without power in East Rome area. Expected restoration is 12:15 a.m. A large tree is down on power lines on East 8th Street between Turner McCall Boulevard and Lee Avenue on Friday evening. As of 7 p.m., crews are working now to remove the tree and… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome, Cedar Bluff, ranging in price from $57,000 to $530,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Six homes in Rome, Cedar Bluff, ranging in price from $57,000 to $530,000.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Six homes in Rome, Cedar Bluff, ranging in price from $57,000 to $530,000. This week’s selection includes homes in downtown Rome as well as lakefront in Cedar Bluff. In-person viewing times are from 1-3 p.m., 2-4 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Please check each home for specific details. Can’t… Read more

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Minor 2.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Chickamauga, Ga. The second quake to hit in last two years.

Minor 2.6-magnitude earthquake rattles Chickamauga, Ga. The second quake to hit in last two years.

  The U.S. Geology Society (USGS) reports a 2.6 magnitude earthquake in Chickamauga, GA around 6:13 p.m. on Saturday.  Did you feel anything? If so, you can complete the report on the USGS website. This isn’t the first earthquake in the Northwest corner of the state. According to previous reports, another M2.6 earthquake rattled Chickamauga… Read more

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Commentary: Floyd County Democratic Party sends open letter to governments, law enforcement seeking local policies dealing with race relations. ‘We are grateful that we have experienced no recent situations…’

Commentary: Floyd County Democratic Party sends open letter to governments, law enforcement seeking local policies dealing with race relations. ‘We are grateful that we have experienced no recent situations…’

The Floyd County Democratic Party has sent an “open letter” to local governments and law enforcement concerning police policies, especially during the “difficult, tragic times in our country. “We are grateful that we have experienced no recent situations of the magnitude of the Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd cases in our community. We hope this is because our law enforcement agencies already… Read more

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