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Guest column: Gabby Petito’s loss a grim reminder of the toll of partner violence. A continuing ‘curriculum of violence prevention’ is one solution.

Guest column: Gabby Petito’s loss a grim reminder of the toll of partner violence. A continuing ‘curriculum of violence prevention’ is one solution.

From Lynn Rousseau, executive director Since 1985, the month of October has been recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in our country. I’m quite sure that the original organizers had envisioned a community with far less intimate partner violence by the year 2021 when they worked to have the month designated to the issue 36… Read more

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State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, Shannon-based Ball Corp. among the stars in the latest Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 Report.

State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, Shannon-based Ball Corp. among the stars in the latest Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 Report.

  The Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 Report for 2021 is out and has some strong local ties. The report highlights the work of 13 businesses, local governments, non-profit organizations and individuals accomplishing extraordinary work to protect Georgia’s water and its other natural resources. The entities recognized in the report hail from all corners of the state,… Read more

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Repairs complete, service restored on Turner McCall, downtown Rome. Maple Avenue issues resolved, too. 84 still out near the Alabama border.

Repairs complete, service restored on Turner McCall, downtown Rome. Maple Avenue issues resolved, too. 84 still out near the Alabama border.

  10:20 a.m. update: Repairs made and most are back on line.   From Floyd E-911: “There is a power outage in the downtown, east Rome area due to a blown transformer. This ranges from Broad St all the way down Turner McCall Blvd past E 8th St. Please use caution and treat all intersections… Read more

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Power restored to 955 customers in the Kingston area this afternoon.

Power restored to 955 customers in the Kingston area this afternoon.

Afternoon update: Power has been restored.         Georgia Power reports 955 customers are without service in Kingston Wednesday afternoon. Repairs should be completed by 3:30 p.m. Kingston city government has reported the outage and is monitoring updates. Click Kingston Read more

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Rome Braves overpower Hickory Crawdads, 6-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves overpower Hickory Crawdads, 6-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Update on Ratliff’s in downtown Rome: The congregation at Metropolitan United Methodist Church thanks Dennis for ‘a legacy of excellence.’ Earlier: Ratliff Coastal Service Center closes as site to become convenience store.

Update on Ratliff’s in downtown Rome: The congregation at Metropolitan United Methodist Church thanks Dennis for ‘a legacy of excellence.’ Earlier: Ratliff Coastal Service Center closes as site to become convenience store.

  This is what a community is all about. For three decades, Dennis Ratliff and team ran one of Rome’s most appreciated repair shops. He recently sold the property and will do some work at his home in Shannon. But before all is done, his longtime neighbors at Metropolitan United Methodist Church wanted to say… Read more

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Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Tuesday was First Responders/Public Safety Night at the Rome Braves. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Campaign Watch: Rally set for this morning to get state to reopen Rome Career Center, closed since the first wave of the pandemic.

Campaign Watch: Rally set for this morning to get state to reopen Rome Career Center, closed since the first wave of the pandemic.

  Rally planned for this morning to reopen state Labor Department offices: Georgia might be “open for business” but labor department offices remain closed, which is the focal point of a rally set for this morning at 462 Riverside Parkway beginning at 10 a.m. At issue: “The Georgia Department of Labor Career Centers have been… Read more

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Local Salvation Army joins response teams assisting Hurricane Ida victims. How you can help.

Local Salvation Army joins response teams assisting Hurricane Ida victims. How you can help.

  Media release: The Salvation Army’s Captain Tim Blevins (left) and two of Rome’s trained disaster volunteers, Michelle Dyer (center) and Frank Bibb (right), left Tuesday morning to travel to New Orleans to serve people affected by Hurricane Ida with food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care. They will join eight other canteens and teams… Read more

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‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m.  Friday near Heritage Park.

‘Anti-Mandate’ rally gets permit for 3:30-7 p.m. Friday near Heritage Park.

  An “anti-mandate” rally is set for Friday along the footpath of the Levy wall at Heritage Park in Rome. The assembly permit filed with the Rome Police Department shows the assembly will be from 3:30 until 7 p.m. The assembly type is listed as “peaceful assembly.” The application shows the assembly “designees” as Britney… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath cottage in the Village of Maplewood. Plus four nearby townhomes.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath cottage in the Village of Maplewood. Plus four nearby townhomes.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: Plenty of room and storage in this cottage at Rome’s Village of Maplewood. Plus four single-level townhomes also in the Village. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m.  Address: 201 Maplecrest Lane, Rome. Description: 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath. Price: $382,000. What to know: This spacious cottage with an office sits… Read more

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Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Rome-Floyd Fire Department’s new burn building. Eight photos.

Images courtesy of the Rome-Floyd Fire Department. The ribbon was cut on the new Burn Building training center for the Rome-Floyd Fire Department Friday morning at 168A North Ave. Joining firefighters on site were city and county leaders. The building was made possible thanks to the voter-approved special penny sales tax in the November 2017 election. Read more

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Kevin Gurley Scholarship Foundation postponing block party because of health/safety concerns.

Kevin Gurley Scholarship Foundation postponing block party because of health/safety concerns.

The Kevin Gurley Scholarship Foundation is postponing the scheduled block party set for Saturday, Aug. 28, because of health concerns. “We feel this is in the best interest for everyone’s health and safety,” says Foundation President Kelley Fuller. ” … we just have everyone’s best interest in mind… We will be back when it’s safe and be… Read more

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GBI arrests a Dalton man for the death of Adairsville resident.

GBI arrests a Dalton man for the death of Adairsville resident.

Media Release:  On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained arrest warrants for Christopher Napolean Barrett II for Murder, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Felony Theft by Taking. Barrett, a 35-year-old Dalton resident, was found in possession of David Casler-Tyrrell’s vehicle in McMinn County, Tennessee. Barrett was in custody in… Read more

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