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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes in Rome and Kingston, priced from $145,000 to $389,500.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at seven homes in Rome and Kingston, priced from $145,000 to $389,500.

    Your first look at seven homes in Rome and Kingston, prices from $145,000 to $389,500. Open Houses 1-3 p.m. 493 McClain Road. Kingston.  $299,900.  4 Bedroom, 3 Bath. 1001 Terrace Drive. Rome.  $209,900.  3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath. 5 Waterford Place. Rome.  $179,900.  3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath. 209 Harrison Road. Rome.  $145,000. 4 Bedroom… Read more

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Rome Braves’ gallery: Hagerstown defeats Rome, 6 to 1. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves’ gallery: Hagerstown defeats Rome, 6 to 1. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Braves’ gallery: Rome over Hagerstown, 5 to 4, in 10 innings. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Braves’ gallery: Rome over Hagerstown, 5 to 4, in 10 innings. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Adairsville chief: Quick-acting APD officers, assists from Bartow and Gordon deputies and truckers, save suicidal man’s life.

Adairsville chief: Quick-acting APD officers, assists from Bartow and Gordon deputies and truckers, save suicidal man’s life.

Media release: On Sunday, July 21, at about 10:30 p.m., Adairsville Police Officers responded to a serious call on Ga. 140 where it passes over Interstate 75. Officers received information a man was on the ledge of the overpass and looked to be ready to jump off onto I-75. Once arriving on the scene, officers… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, public hearing on new tax millage rate. Pine Log UMC Campmeeting returns this week in Rydal.

Buzz: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday, public hearing on new tax millage rate. Pine Log UMC Campmeeting returns this week in Rydal.

Pine Log United Methodist Church’s Campmeeting returns this week July 21-27 at 3497 Pine Log Rd., Rydal. Homecoming is today at 11:00, with services daily, Sunday – Friday, at 11 a.m. and 7 a.m. and Saturday evening at 7 a.m. with activities each night. Children’s Time is from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday – Friday; and… Read more

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After two months of operation, zero public data from the city’s license plate reading sedan. Plus: Update on parking fine revenues since downtown parking changes.

After two months of operation, zero public data from the city’s license plate reading sedan. Plus: Update on parking fine revenues since downtown parking changes.

We have some updates today on parking in downtown Rome, pegged to two watermark events. At issue: The initial impact of extended “free parking” on downtown streets from two to three hours effective May 20 (including a rollback of enforcement hours to 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday). The use of the new license plate… Read more

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Authorities: Former ‘opium den’ demolished at 216 E. 20th St. in Rome. Floyd Police detail rising overdose deaths, resulting charges with more possible. With video and photos.

Authorities: Former ‘opium den’ demolished at 216 E. 20th St. in Rome. Floyd Police detail rising overdose deaths, resulting charges with more possible. With video and photos.

 Demolition crews were joined by federal and local authorities Wednesday morning for the as a former grocery/residence at 216 E. 20th St. that law enforcement say was a drug haven and opium den for years was brought down. The structure was about a block west of Maple Avenue. Since earlier Wednesday, city crews havdbeen at… Read more

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Food & Drink: Chicken Salad Chick hiring this Sunday. Krispy Krunchy Chicken opens Calhoun shop. ‘Bar Olympics’ return to Giggity’s, Rome City Brewing July 27. Doughnut deal this Friday.

Food & Drink: Chicken Salad Chick hiring this Sunday. Krispy Krunchy Chicken opens Calhoun shop. ‘Bar Olympics’ return to Giggity’s, Rome City Brewing July 27. Doughnut deal this Friday.

  Chicken Salad Chick is opening soon on Martha Berry; job fair is Sunday. Interviews are set at 800 Martha Berry Blvd. at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. You can preapply here. The pitch: “Are you seeking a fun and rewarding job that guarantees Sundays off? We can’t wait to tell you about this amazing… Read more

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Updated: All service restored along Turner McCall, Ga. 101, sidestreets. Had peaked at nearly 1,700 customers this afternoon.

Updated: All service restored along Turner McCall, Ga. 101, sidestreets. Had peaked at nearly 1,700 customers this afternoon.

  CLEARED: All service restored. 6:05 p.m. 1,000 customers back up; around 700 to go. 5:50 p.m. 400 customers back on line; 1,300 still without service. 5:30 p.m. A large part of Rome is without power this afternoon. At least 1,695 customers of Georgia Power lost service around 5 p.m. Sunday. The repair estimate is… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at 14 homes in Rome and Cave Spring, priced from $129,900 to $695,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at 14 homes in Rome and Cave Spring, priced from $129,900 to $695,000.

      Your first look at 14 homes in Rome and Cave Spring, priced from $129,900 to $695,000. Open Houses 1-3 p.m. 6690 Cave Spring Road, Cave Spring. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home. $359,000. 3 Mahogany St. Remodeled 3 bedroom,  2 bath. $129,900. 1 Graben Drive.  3 bedroom, 2 bath brick ranch. $179,000. 317 E 11th St.… Read more

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Services set for Rome High, Berry College graduate Brandon ‘B-Dub’ Wilson who died in a weekend boating collision; family and friends start donations page for his two sons’ college expenses.

Services set for Rome High, Berry College graduate Brandon ‘B-Dub’ Wilson who died in a weekend boating collision; family and friends start donations page for his two sons’ college expenses.

  A Rome High and Berry College graduate who’s family has strong ties to the community was killed in an Independence Day week boating collision in Northeast Georgia. Killed was Brandon Dean “B-Dub” Wilson, 39, of Grayson. His 6-year-old son, Garrett,  was rescued. Family and friends have started on online donations page to benefit his wife… Read more

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Buzz: Floyd County Schools adding online registration this week. Ali Booker named executive director of the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Former Congressman Bob Barr named to Judicial Qualifications Commission.

Buzz: Floyd County Schools adding online registration this week. Ali Booker named executive director of the Rome Area Council for the Arts. Former Congressman Bob Barr named to Judicial Qualifications Commission.

From Floyd County Schools: “Within the next 48 hours, you will receive an email from noreplyregistration@powerschool.com with instructions about our new online registration process and how to get started. Online Registration is now available and required for all students. This replaces many paper forms sent home at the beginning of the school year. “If you… Read more

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Area vet who worked with friends in hopes of getting his beloved ‘Frankenstein’ pickup running in his final days, succumbs to pancreatic cancer. But even that didn’t stop efforts to fire up the ’71 Dodge.

Area vet who worked with friends in hopes of getting his beloved ‘Frankenstein’ pickup running in his final days, succumbs to pancreatic cancer. But even that didn’t stop efforts to fire up the ’71 Dodge.

  Joel Newsum, a Rome resident and U.S. Air Force veteran whose quest to get his 1971 Dodge D100 Sweptline pickup in good running condition before pancreatic cancer claimed him, has passed. Despite dedicated help from friends, the 55-year-old didn’t get to ride in his final dream. His love of the old truck became a topic of local and… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Photos from downtown concert. Family Day at Rome Braves. A look ahead to next weekend.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Photos from downtown concert. Family Day at Rome Braves. A look ahead to next weekend.

Tickets for Mother’s Finest on sale @ forumrivercenter.com Sunday: Rome Braves continue a series with the Asheville Tourists at State Mutual Stadium. Sunday is Family Fun Day at 2 p.m. with $50 Family Fun Day Package which includes 4 tickets, 4 hamburgers OR hot dogs, 4 sodas, 4 popcorns, 4 hats + free Kid Zone inflatable wristbands.… Read more

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Expanded gallery (21 pictures) from the Cave Spring Independence Day Parade.

Expanded gallery (21 pictures) from the Cave Spring Independence Day Parade.

This is how you celebrate the nation’s 243rd birthday — with a Norman Rockwell-like Independence Day parade in Cave Spring.       Please click each of these twice for a larger view. Read more

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Photo gallery from Cave Spring’s Independence Day parade. Plus: A link to WBHF’s photo package from the Cartersville parade.

Photo gallery from Cave Spring’s Independence Day parade. Plus: A link to WBHF’s photo package from the Cartersville parade.

Please click each image for a larger view. Images courtesy of Michael Baker.     Plus: WBHF AM 1450 and 101. FM’s link to 22 images from Cartersville’s parade Thursday morning. Independence Day Read more

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Photo gallery: Scenes from the Patriotic Party at Ridge Ferry Park on Wednesday.

Photo gallery: Scenes from the Patriotic Party at Ridge Ferry Park on Wednesday.

Please click each photo twice for a larger view. Photos courtesy of Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation. For additional photos, please click here. Read more

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Calling hours this evening, funeral Friday for Dr. Laurie Johnson.

Calling hours this evening, funeral Friday for Dr. Laurie Johnson.

Dr. Laurie Davis Johnson, aged 61, of Rome, Ga., passed away suddenly Sunday night, June 30, 2019, from complications from illness. “Dr. J” was born in Richmond, Va., on March 22nd, 1958, the youngest child of Dr. Hiram W. Davis and Mrs. Shirley D. Davis. “Dr. J” was an integral part of the communities of… Read more

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