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Lent begins with today’s Ash Wednesday services.

Lent begins with today’s Ash Wednesday services.

  Lent begins Wednesday — Ash Wednesday as observed by many denominations. Area churches have scheduled the following services as the prelude to the Easter season begins: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 42 Ash St. Ash Wednesday services at 6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 N. Broad St. Ash Wednesday English Masses at 5 p.m. at… Read more

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Buzz: Exchange Club presents $20,000 check to Family Resource Center. Rotary honors ‘Terrific Kids’ for February. CRBI’s annual meeting/awards set for March 28.

Buzz: Exchange Club presents $20,000 check to Family Resource Center. Rotary honors ‘Terrific Kids’ for February. CRBI’s annual meeting/awards set for March 28.

    On Feb. 22, The Exchange Club of Rome presented the Exchange Club Family Resource Center with a donation of $20,000 to support its work in parent education and the prevention of child abuse in Northwest Georgia. The money comes from revenue from the Coosa Valley Fair, which goes to the Exchange Club of… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia DOT finishes I-75 resurfacing project two months early in Bartow. Floyd Republican Women meet Tuesday. Compassionate Paws seeks volunteers.

Buzz: Georgia DOT finishes I-75 resurfacing project two months early in Bartow. Floyd Republican Women meet Tuesday. Compassionate Paws seeks volunteers.

From Georgia DOT: All construction work on the 15-mile project to resurface I-75 between Glade Road and Chatsworth Highway in Bartow County has been completed two months ahead of schedule. A big shout-out for the project’s team. They had an almost flawless construction plan that made it possible to complete a project of this magnitude in… Read more

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Buzz: Service on April 13 to recognize Vietnam veterans, surviving spouses. Jacksonville State football coach Johnny Grass guest speaker at Fellowship of Christian Athletes celebration March 7. Perdue named to subcommittee chairs.

Buzz: Service on April 13 to recognize Vietnam veterans, surviving spouses. Jacksonville State football coach Johnny Grass guest speaker at Fellowship of Christian Athletes celebration March 7. Perdue named to subcommittee chairs.

  Ceremony to honor Vietnam veterans, surviving spouses: On Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m., Vietnam veterans from Floyd and the surrounding counties will have an opportunity to take part in a long overdue public recognition of their military service at a certificate and lapel pin presentation ceremony scheduled to take place at Pleasant Valley… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Four homes in Rome, priced from $219,900 to $388,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Four homes in Rome, priced from $219,900 to $388,000.

    From Hardy Realty: Your first look at four homes in Rome available for tours this afternoon: Open houses, 1-3 p.m. Sunday 3 BRECKENRIDGE ROAD, ROME. $388,000. 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. 401 E. 11TH ST., ROME. $299,999. Four bedrooms, 3 bath. 1001 TERRACE DRIVE, ROME. $229,900. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath. 1 BERCKMAN LANE, ROME. $269,000. 6 bedrooms, 3 bath.… Read more

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Busy weekend at the DeSoto: ‘Runway’ gives way to the ‘Art of Fashion’ tonight; Adventure Film Festival returns Saturday.

Busy weekend at the DeSoto: ‘Runway’ gives way to the ‘Art of Fashion’ tonight; Adventure Film Festival returns Saturday.

  FRIDAY Tonight:  ‘An Evening on The Runway: The Art of Fashion’ at the DeSoto: The Fourth Annual “An Evening on the Runway” is a popular catwalk presented by Redmond Regional Medical Center at the Historic DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street in Rome.  The runway show showcases the latest spring fashions from Rome’s local boutiques in… Read more

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Buzz: 3 Woodland High students win Public Health photo contest. Highlands Writers Conference set for March 2. Blood Assurance puts out urgent call for donors. LifeSmart honors for local 4-Hers.

Buzz: 3 Woodland High students win Public Health photo contest. Highlands Writers Conference set for March 2. Blood Assurance puts out urgent call for donors. LifeSmart honors for local 4-Hers.

  Three Woodland High School 10th graders have been announced as winners in a student photo contest sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District and local school officials.  The #YouthPhotoVoiceContest, held in conjunction with an ongoing community health assessment of Bartow County and its residents,encouraged local high school and college students to… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic’s urology practices moves just down Redmond Road on Monday. Walk With a Doc returns April 20.

Health: Harbin Clinic’s urology practices moves just down Redmond Road on Monday. Walk With a Doc returns April 20.

    Harbin Clinic’s Urology Rome practice is moving from 1825 Martha Berry Blvd. to the Harbin building at 504 Redmond Road effective Monday, Feb. 25. The new space is uniquely designed to enhance patient experience and allows physicians and clinical staff provide care in an area more suitable to patients’ needs. “Our goal at Harbin Clinic is… Read more

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What to know about Feb 26 open house on the ‘Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor’ (previously the 411 Connector with a new route).

What to know about Feb 26 open house on the ‘Rome-Cartersville Development Corridor’ (previously the 411 Connector with a new route).

  Media release:  A public information open house to discuss the proposed project to provide a new connection between U.S. 411 and I-75 in Bartow County is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 5 until 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Faith United Methodist Church at 501 Grassdale Road in the city of Cartersville.… Read more

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Update: Vic Reynolds takes oath of office to serve as the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Update: Vic Reynolds takes oath of office to serve as the director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

  Rome native Vic Reynolds is now on duty as the newest director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Until recent, he served asdistrict attorney of Cobb County. A former Floyd County police officer, chief magistrate judge, prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney, Reynolds was elected District Attorney for Cobb County in 2012. He and his wife… Read more

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Buzz: A few tweaks at Johnny’s Pizza in downtown Rome (open during updates). Latest check on gas prices as spring break season arrives. Knights of Columbus free-throw contest returns Saturday.

Buzz: A few tweaks at Johnny’s Pizza in downtown Rome (open during updates). Latest check on gas prices as spring break season arrives. Knights of Columbus free-throw contest returns Saturday.

Checking lowest gas prices (via georgiagasbuddy.com): As the above graphic shows, gas prices hit a low in early January but continue to increase. Prices, on average in Georgia, climbed 11 cents alone last week. Here are the community numbers: Rome: $2.05 to $2.06 on the cheaper side (Hi-Tech, Murphy’s at Walmart) Bartow County: $2.07 at the… Read more

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Parks & Rec shake-up: Two senior employees who had been on administrative leave since Cowling’s exit both resigned Thursday. Floyd County Police asked to review the case.

Parks & Rec shake-up: Two senior employees who had been on administrative leave since Cowling’s exit both resigned Thursday. Floyd County Police asked to review the case.

  Update from Floyd County Government: “Two Rome-Floyd Parks & Recreation Department employees gave their resignations to Floyd County Human Resources effective Thursday.  This concludes the administrative investigation into the department and a request has been made to the Floyd County Police Department to look over the information for any potential criminal wrongdoing. Any future… Read more

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