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He is Risen! Updated list of Easter Sunday services at area churches including sunrise and sunset events.

He is Risen! Updated list of Easter Sunday services at area churches including sunrise and sunset events.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 101 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. April 20 – Easter Vigil at 9 p.m. April 21 – Easter services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Breakfast served between services, nursery available. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 N. Broad St., Rome: Easter Vigil: 8:30 p.m., bilingual service. Easter: 8, 9:30, 9:35,… Read more

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Another special sales tax? Local officials discussing possible transportation tax to help pave roads in addition to current $9.5 million in 2017 SPLOST and other state funds.

Another special sales tax? Local officials discussing possible transportation tax to help pave roads in addition to current $9.5 million in 2017 SPLOST and other state funds.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net There’s been lots of chatter this week about a possible Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) since it was discussed during Wednesday’s Floyd County Commission planning session. The key word here is “possible” T-SPLOST because that is all it is at this point…no action or vote has been taken on… Read more

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Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, named the 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia.

Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, named the 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia.

  Media release: Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, was named the 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia during a banquet honoring the system’s most outstanding instructors and students at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 17. As the 2019 Rick Perkins… Read more

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Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series, two games to one, thanks to 2-1 win over Rome Braves. Photos By Mills Fitzner.

Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series, two games to one, thanks to 2-1 win over Rome Braves. Photos By Mills Fitzner.

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: Below please find the latest photos from the Rome Braves courtesy of photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click on each image to make it larger. Mills has been taking photos at State Mutual Stadium since 2008 and has been a season ticket holder since the inaugural year in 2003. Earlier seasons’ photos. Contact him… Read more

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Another blast of severe weather possible late Thursday, early Friday. We’ve already seen a small tornado here this season; a look at what we dodged last Sunday.

Another blast of severe weather possible late Thursday, early Friday. We’ve already seen a small tornado here this season; a look at what we dodged last Sunday.

  We’re at the halfway point of Georgia’s severe weather season, from March 1 through May 31, even though we’ve had tornadoes in every month of the calendar year). This season has been busy around the state and in neighboring Alabama — and even in Floyd County. We recorded a “weak” tornado with winds of 75… Read more

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Community Holy Week Services conclude today at noon. Also: Area congregations to celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter.

Community Holy Week Services conclude today at noon. Also: Area congregations to celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter.

Please share Holy Week services: Hometown Headlines is publishing a collection of Holy Week services. We welcome all congregations but ask that you follow the format below. No PDFs or flyers, please. A simple text summary is fine. Please email to druck@hometownheadlines.com. COMMUNITY HOLY WEEK SERVICE Second Avenue Baptist Church the site of this year’s Community… Read more

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Buzz: Armuchee High, Rome Middle students win student art contest. Rotary honors Rome High students. SPLOST update meeting Thursday. Blood donors needed. State sets 2019-20 tuition.

Buzz: Armuchee High, Rome Middle students win student art contest. Rotary honors Rome High students. SPLOST update meeting Thursday. Blood donors needed. State sets 2019-20 tuition.

Winners picked in Firefly Fling Student Art Competition: The Rome Area Council for the Arts hosts the Firefly Fling Student Art Competition. A panel of independent judges selected an overall winner for Middle School and overall winner for High School as well as several honorable mentions. The student artists receive a cash prize that is split between the… Read more

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Photo gallery: Rome Braves swat Columbia 8-1 Tuesday afternoon. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Photo gallery: Rome Braves swat Columbia 8-1 Tuesday afternoon. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: Below please find the latest photos from the Rome Braves courtesy of photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click on each image to make it larger. Mills has been taking photos at State Mutual Stadium since 2008 and has been a season ticket holder since the inaugural year in 2003. Earlier seasons’ photos. Contact him… Read more

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Updated: Chase ends with one arrest, two sought off Shorter. Photos by WRGA.

Updated: Chase ends with one arrest, two sought off Shorter. Photos by WRGA.

  THE LATEST The suspect in custody has been identified as Dorcus Sanchez Adams Jr., 21, of Rome. Police tell WRGA Adams had a gallon-sized bag of marijuana. Adams was also charged with a probation violation, failure to appear in court, theft by taking and possession of drugs in a drug-free commercial zone. From WRGA’s David… Read more

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Photo gallery: Columbia edges the Rome Braves, 3-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Photo gallery: Columbia edges the Rome Braves, 3-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

In addition to player highlights, please see: Bark in the Park Anthem- Jeff Garrett 1st Pitch- Hannah Messex- Hot Shots Hot Shots exhibition Please click each photo for a larger image. Read more

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Religion: Second Avenue Baptist Church hosts Community Holy Week services; expanded daily schedules. Also: Services set for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

Religion: Second Avenue Baptist Church hosts Community Holy Week services; expanded daily schedules. Also: Services set for Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

  WEATHER NOTE: Please check with your church before attending this Palm Sunday in case of weather delays or cancellations. Please share Holy Week services: Hometown Headlines is publishing a collection of Holy Week services. We welcome all congregations but ask that you follow the format below. No PDFs or flyers, please. A simple text summary… Read more

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Nathan, Noah found safe; back with family. 5-year-old twins were reported missing Thursday afternoon.

Nathan, Noah found safe; back with family. 5-year-old twins were reported missing Thursday afternoon.

THE LATEST: Nathan and Noah are safe.  They were found around 3:20 p.m. but not in the area where they were thought to have gone missing, according to Floyd County Police. The boys are being delivered home by officers. “Thank you for all the help” — Floyd County Police. The Floyd County Sheriffs Office, Floyd… Read more

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Many Streams Ranch, ‘one of the most spectacular pieces of property in Floyd County’ amid 421 acres of panoramic views and a rustic retreat-style setting,  listed for $1.8 million.

Many Streams Ranch, ‘one of the most spectacular pieces of property in Floyd County’ amid 421 acres of panoramic views and a rustic retreat-style setting, listed for $1.8 million.

Two months ago, an auction didn’t bring the desired results so this time, Dr. Matt and Laura Mumber are taking a conventional approach for selling Many Streams Ranch, a $1.8 million listing with Hardy Realty for 421 acres in Big Texas Valley. The images — compelling video and still photos — almost make the sale on… Read more

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Buzz: Nancy Loveday Smith to be presented with RACA’s Arts Champion Award. Dream Team event from Harbor House returns Saturday. TEA Party meets Tuesday. ‘Secret Church’ simulcast set for Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

Buzz: Nancy Loveday Smith to be presented with RACA’s Arts Champion Award. Dream Team event from Harbor House returns Saturday. TEA Party meets Tuesday. ‘Secret Church’ simulcast set for Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

    The Rome Area Council for the Arts has awarded the 2019 Rome Arts Champion Award to Nancy Loveday Smith. The award was established in 2012 to be given to annually to an organization or individual demonstrating the highest level of unselfish service to the community through the arts. Nominees are submitted by RACA… Read more

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Business: That Berry spring market this Saturday just got upsized to 80-plus vendors (including That Foreign Chick’s Bakery). Plus: Three Rivers Club restaurant returns with Braves; Popeye’s in Rockmart just about open. Plus: Business briefs.

Business: That Berry spring market this Saturday just got upsized to 80-plus vendors (including That Foreign Chick’s Bakery). Plus: Three Rivers Club restaurant returns with Braves; Popeye’s in Rockmart just about open. Plus: Business briefs.

  Stunning number of vendors — 80 plus — due at Berry College’s spring market on Saturday: Rome’s about to get pretty familiar with Chicken Salad Chick — but what about That Foreign Chick’s Bakery? We stumbled a bit Tuesday morning when Ben Lord and Marie Echols of Berry College Student Enterprises joined us on Hometown… Read more

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