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Northwest Georgia’s ties to the Tokyo Olympics: From Darlington to Shorter to Trion High, two have medals to prove their mettle; a third is a rising star.

Northwest Georgia’s ties to the Tokyo Olympics: From Darlington to Shorter to Trion High, two have medals to prove their mettle; a third is a rising star.

 Above from US Gymnastics: “Brody Malone wraps up his Tokyo campaign on a strong note with a 4th-place finish in the Horizontal Bar Final! This is the 5th straight Olympics the men have placed top-5 in the event! Way to go, Brody! #Tokyo2020 Brody Malone: Sure you know Brody Malone is from Summerville and graduated from… Read more

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Automated enforcement of traffic lights around Rome-area schools to begin Sept. 7.

Automated enforcement of traffic lights around Rome-area schools to begin Sept. 7.

      Media Release: The City of Rome Police Department has commenced a thirty-day Warning Period to notify and help drivers adjust to Automated Enforcement of School Zones. The initial school zone cameras are installed at the school zone for Rome High and Rome Middle schools. During the Warning Period, the City will be… Read more

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Buzz:  Friday night fun. Tomato sandwiches for good and a concert on Rome’s Town Green.

Buzz: Friday night fun. Tomato sandwiches for good and a concert on Rome’s Town Green.

The eighth Tomato Sandwich Supper benefiting the Free Clinic of Rome drew more than 140 people Friday evening to the First United Methodist Church of downtown Rome’s Wilder Center to enjoy music, a silent auction, and entertainment by the Georgia Mountain Music Club, in addition to the main draw — freshly-made tomato sandwiches. According to Free Clinic of Rome… Read more

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Weather Alert: Caution now in Floyd, Polk, Bartow Counties. Weather alert expired for Chattooga and Gordon.

Weather Alert: Caution now in Floyd, Polk, Bartow Counties. Weather alert expired for Chattooga and Gordon.

  From the National Weather Service: A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN PAULDING, SOUTHEASTERN FLOYD, NORTHEASTERN POLK AND SOUTHWESTERN BARTOW COUNTIES THROUGH 415 PM EDT… At 350 PM EDT…a strong thunderstorm was near Taylorsville, or 11 miles southeast of Rome…moving southeast at 25 mph. HAZARD…40 to 50 mph wind…pea sized hail and frequent cloud… Read more

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Berry’s reservoir is closed as repairs to earthen dam, other parts get under way. Atlanta Gas pipeline work cancels annual Running Water Powwow.

Berry’s reservoir is closed as repairs to earthen dam, other parts get under way. Atlanta Gas pipeline work cancels annual Running Water Powwow.

  Hikers who frequent the reservoir at Berry College found some unexpected changes over the weekend. The area has been closed as some repairs are planned. Says Berry’s Chris Kozelle: “The reservoir’s earthen dam, as well as the infrastructure that supplies water to the college, is scheduled for renovations. At the current time, water from… Read more

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Back-to-School fireworks light up State Mutual Stadium following Rome Braves’ win. Gallery by Mills Fitzner.

Back-to-School fireworks light up State Mutual Stadium following Rome Braves’ win. Gallery by Mills Fitzner.

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Three homes, from Old East Rome to Maplewood to Horseleg, priced from $349,900 to $495,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Three homes, from Old East Rome to Maplewood to Horseleg, priced from $349,900 to $495,000.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: Three great options in three great neighborhoods in Greater Rome. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday Address: 7 Maplewood Drive SE, Rome.  Description: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath. Price: $349,900. What to know: Check out this one-level completely renovated home in Maplewood subdivision. Beautifully updated with new hardwood floors, new… Read more

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Rome Braves get offensive with Asheville, win 9-4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves get offensive with Asheville, win 9-4. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Summerville, ‘Friendship Capital of the World,’ to celebrate friendship week today through Saturday. Festival has connection with Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun Rotary as well as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Summerville, ‘Friendship Capital of the World,’ to celebrate friendship week today through Saturday. Festival has connection with Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun Rotary as well as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

By Leanne Cook Hometown Headlines The world is watching the Olympic Games in Tokyo this week — including Trion High’s own Brody Malone (click sports), while Georgia commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996. Here in Northwest Georgia,  Summerville is simultaneously celebrating its contribution to the 1996 Olympics with World Friendship… Read more

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Another look at ‘the red moon,’ from above Weiss Lake. A gallery from Mills Fitzner.

Another look at ‘the red moon,’ from above Weiss Lake. A gallery from Mills Fitzner.

Rome photographer Mills Fitzner took this sequence of images of the full moon from a boat landing over Weiss Lake. The July full moon is known as the “buck moon” as it coincides with when new antlers begin to grow on bucks. Read more

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Campaign Watch: The latest on Rome, Cartersville candidates. GOP rally, meeting updates. Calendar with qualifying, registration deadline, advance voting news.

Campaign Watch: The latest on Rome, Cartersville candidates. GOP rally, meeting updates. Calendar with qualifying, registration deadline, advance voting news.

    Rome City Commissioner Jamie Doss on re-election to Ward 2 this November: “I really have a strong desire to seek re-election but I haven’t made a decision at this point.” Cartersville City Councilman Gary Fox is seeking a new term in the ward 5  seat.  “It has been an honor serving the citizens of the… Read more

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Why was the moon orange-red last night?

Why was the moon orange-red last night?

Many Northwest Georgians are buzzing on social media about the amazing full moon last night — complete with what some describe as an orange or red color. According to NASA, the reason for the orange appearance is wildfires raging across North America. As a result of the smoke and haze from the fires, the sun… Read more

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Wreck on the Bypass at Ga. 53 near Unity Christian School around midday Thursday.

Wreck on the Bypass at Ga. 53 near Unity Christian School around midday Thursday.

Traffic remains backed up nearly an hour after a collision on the Bypass at Ga. 53/Calhoun Road near Unity Christian School. The above photos, courtesy of Natalie Simms, shows some of the aftermath of the collision as well as first responders on the scene. Below, the Google Traffic map fro 1:15 p.m. shows road conditions. Read more

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Rome Braves close tough home stand vs. Greensboro. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves close tough home stand vs. Greensboro. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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