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Calhoun Outlet Marketplace to reopen this weekend. Village Theatres (Rome, Berry cinemas) to wait a few more weeks.

Calhoun Outlet Marketplace to reopen this weekend. Village Theatres (Rome, Berry cinemas) to wait a few more weeks.

  The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports Simon Property Group will reopen its Georgia malls and retail centers as early as Friday in some cases. Among them is Calhoun Outlet Marketplace as well as Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and the Mall of Georgia. We have notes into the Calhoun location for specific updates and will share… Read more

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Gov. Brian Kemp’s latest briefing:  Coronavirus focus on boosting tests and preparing for possible patient surge. Also: Detailed updates on the Easter Sunday storms and aftermath.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s latest briefing: Coronavirus focus on boosting tests and preparing for possible patient surge. Also: Detailed updates on the Easter Sunday storms and aftermath.

    Above: Facebook Live copy of Gov. Brian Kemp’s update on the coronavirus outbreak and the Easter Sunday storms. Joining him: Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Public Health; Homer Bryson, Director, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency; Adjutant General Tom Carden, Georgia National Guard. Some clarifications to Kemp’s comments below: There are… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s virtual open house gallery: Take a 3-D tour of 13 area homes from your desktop, laptop or smart phone.

Hardy Realty’s virtual open house gallery: Take a 3-D tour of 13 area homes from your desktop, laptop or smart phone.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery: Welcome to a new way to tour the latest homes now available in Rome, Lindale and Calhoun. This service offers a 3D digital tour of a home you can customize — even while maintaining social distancing and other safeguards during the ongoing pandemic. Plus this online open house tour is… Read more

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Resolution from Rome City Commission demands the governor, other state leaders ‘take immediate action to provide for rapid testing be made available to the residents of Rome and Floyd County.’

Resolution from Rome City Commission demands the governor, other state leaders ‘take immediate action to provide for rapid testing be made available to the residents of Rome and Floyd County.’

Rome city commissioners are signing a resolution backing up their anger with Gov. Brian Kemp and the state over the handling of testing surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in Rome and Floyd County. Specifically at issue is the slow pace of testing in the community where five deaths already have been recorded and more than 100… Read more

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Coping: State Labor department swamped with more claims in a week than in all of 2019. Changes at area grocers. A Zoom Rotary meeting with healthcare leaders?

Coping: State Labor department swamped with more claims in a week than in all of 2019. Changes at area grocers. A Zoom Rotary meeting with healthcare leaders?

Last week, the Georgia Department of Labor processed more claims in seven days than in all of 2019. The agency processed 390,132 claims during the week of March 29 through April 4, more than three times what was processed the week before. The labor department also issued payments of $41,786,386 in unemployment benefits to 168,319… Read more

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Buzz: University System of Georgia to recommend no tuition increase for ’20-21. Kislat named chamber’s membership/enterprise director.

Buzz: University System of Georgia to recommend no tuition increase for ’20-21. Kislat named chamber’s membership/enterprise director.

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia will meet Tuesday and will be asked to approve a recommendation of no tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.   If approved, there will be no increase for any USG student. Students will pay the same tuition rates at all 26 USG institutions for… Read more

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Updated: Power restored to North Rome area after car strikes power pole off N. Broad Street at Callahan Street. Roadway reopened after 6 hour closure.

Updated: Power restored to North Rome area after car strikes power pole off N. Broad Street at Callahan Street. Roadway reopened after 6 hour closure.

4 p.m. update: Power has been restored to the area and roadway has reopened to traffic. Earlier report: Approximately 211 customers in the North Rome area off North Broad Street are without power this morning after a vehicle struck a power pole in the area. Estimated restoration time is 3 p.m. according to the Georgia… Read more

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Changes: Darlington will continue to close campus, use distance learning through April 13. Secretary of State to mail absentee ballots to 6.9 million voters for May 19 primary.

Changes: Darlington will continue to close campus, use distance learning through April 13. Secretary of State to mail absentee ballots to 6.9 million voters for May 19 primary.

  Darlington School has announced that it will extend the closure of campus while facilitating distance learning through at least April 13. “We have continued to closely follow decisions made by the local, state, and federal government in addition to the CDC and WHO,” said Head of School Brent Bell in a letter to the… Read more

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Rome Ga. Cares, sheriff’s office distributes 139 cleaning bucket packages to seniors on Tuesday. 100 more ready to go; donations needed.

Rome Ga. Cares, sheriff’s office distributes 139 cleaning bucket packages to seniors on Tuesday. 100 more ready to go; donations needed.

THE LATEST Media release: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has 100 buckets ready to go out to our senior citizens. If you, or a loved one, is 65 years of age or older and is in need of basic cleaning supplies please reach out to one of the numbers listed below. Each bucket will contain basic… Read more

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Our changing lives: Today’s pop-up farmers market a solution to grocery wars? Jandy’s, LakePoint Station closing for now. More bucks from the ATM. Restaurants: Bartow grand opening delayed; Crawdaddy’s goes pickup only; corned beef and growlers to go.

Our changing lives: Today’s pop-up farmers market a solution to grocery wars? Jandy’s, LakePoint Station closing for now. More bucks from the ATM. Restaurants: Bartow grand opening delayed; Crawdaddy’s goes pickup only; corned beef and growlers to go.

The timing of the Rise N’ Shine pop up farmers market set for 4 until 6 this afternoon in the Swift & Finch parking lot is perfect. Anyone who’s been to local grocers in recent days can tell you why. Nevermind the supposed run on toilet paper. The demand has spread to produce sections where bagged… Read more

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What’s next: From dining via drive-through or curbside to boosting local business to meetings via Google Hangout, changes are under way.

What’s next: From dining via drive-through or curbside to boosting local business to meetings via Google Hangout, changes are under way.

    As the coronavirus threat grows, aggressive steps are under way that are changing the normal operation of our daily lives. Below are just some of the areas: HELPING OTHERS HOPE Alliance, Salvation Army, The Davies Shelters, AMP and the Community Kitchen will coordinate distribution of food donations on The Davies Farm Bus at… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Five homes in Rome priced from $99,000 to $389,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Five homes in Rome priced from $99,000 to $389,900.

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for today: Five homes in Rome, priced from $99,000 to $385,900. Open houses, 1 until 3 p.m. or 1 until 4 p.m. Address: 103 Timothy Ave., Rome.  Description: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath. Price: $175,000. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Sunday. What to know: Located in Summerville Park, this lovely brick home over… Read more

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Five candidates in the red-hot congressional race to speak Tuesday at the Floyd County Republican Women meeting. Plus: Elections calendar.

Five candidates in the red-hot congressional race to speak Tuesday at the Floyd County Republican Women meeting. Plus: Elections calendar.

  Some of the GOP candidates for the hottest local race so far this election year is expected to pack Tuesday’s meeting of the Floyd County Republican Women. Set for Red Lobster on Shorter Avenue with the meal served at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting beginning at noon, the group will welcome five of the… Read more

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Private First Class Scott Kasmar, named Rome Police Department’s Officer of the Year, honored for heroics at Monday’s City Commission meeting.

Private First Class Scott Kasmar, named Rome Police Department’s Officer of the Year, honored for heroics at Monday’s City Commission meeting.

  Monday’s Rome City Commission meeting began with an accommodation and honor for Police Private First Class Scott Kasmar. City Commissioner Bonny Askew read a proclamation from Mayor Bill Collins, honoring Kasmare at the city’s officer of the year. As the following proclamation outlines, Kasmar was a critical player in not just police work but… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today:  Four homes in Rome and Rockmart, priced from $160,000 to $485,000 (photos and video).

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Four homes in Rome and Rockmart, priced from $160,000 to $485,000 (photos and video).

  Hardy Realty’s Open House Gallery for Sunday: Four homes in Rome and Rockmart, priced from $160,000 to $485,000. Open house, 1 until 3 p.m. Address: 113 Druid Road, Rome. Description: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bath. Price: $479,000. Hours: 1-3 p.m. What to know: Beautiful home on 10-plus acres that offers privacy and beauty! This estate has it… Read more

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