Business: Friday opening for Fairfield Inn & Suites at the tennis center. On deck: 77 rooms, 4 suites, ‘Baseline Bar’ for dining and drinks.

Business: Friday opening for Fairfield Inn & Suites at the tennis center. On deck: 77 rooms, 4 suites, ‘Baseline Bar’ for dining and drinks.

  That fireplace in the above collage of the Fairfield Inn & Suites adjacent to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College will come in handy this weekend. The 81-room, $12 million hotel opens Friday just as some of the coldest temperatures of winter return (high Saturday: 38). Ground was broken in November 2020 for the… Read more

Share Button
Five Georgia Northwestern educators nominated for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction.

Five Georgia Northwestern educators nominated for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction.

Faculty and staff at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) have nominated five of their peer instructors for the Rick Perkins Award of Excellence in Technical Instruction competition. The award honors the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) most outstanding instructors. The award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Tuesday’s high of 61 was 9 degrees above normal; now comes the flipside.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Tuesday’s high of 61 was 9 degrees above normal; now comes the flipside.

  OUTLOOK After a balmy (and surprise) 61 degrees on Tuesday, back to the 40s this afternoon — and upper 30s by Saturday. FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 49. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. North wind around 5 mph… Read more

Share Button
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Romes Braves included on planned World Series Trophy tour. Updates on the Rome Gladiators (women and  men) as season break begins. NFL Championship schedule for Sunday. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Romes Braves included on planned World Series Trophy tour. Updates on the Rome Gladiators (women and men) as season break begins. NFL Championship schedule for Sunday. Community sports updates.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.  Rome included on trophy tour stop. Media release: Following their historic season, the Atlanta Braves are taking the 2021 World Series Trophy… Read more

Share Button
Obituaries: Lisa Darlene Smith Bannister, Mr. Charles Clifford Cape, Ms. Kathy E. Coots, Ms. Rhonda Shaw.

Obituaries: Lisa Darlene Smith Bannister, Mr. Charles Clifford Cape, Ms. Kathy E. Coots, Ms. Rhonda Shaw.

Lisa Darlene Smith Bannister, age 59, of Rome passed away Saturday January 22, 2022. Lisa was born on December 17, 1962 in Rome GA., to the Joe Dean Smith and Joann Simpson Smith. Survivors include her husband Van Bannister; daughter: Ashley (Rex Evans) Bannister; grandchildren: Michael Cole Price, Tristan Van Evans; siblings: Terry Dean (Connie)… Read more

Share Button
First National Community Bank headlines. Fairfield Inn at tennis courts opens this Friday. GBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Aragon. Floyd County has lost 7 residents in 5 days to COVID; 319 new cases reported here Tuesday. After a balmy 61, temperatures to plummet.

First National Community Bank headlines. Fairfield Inn at tennis courts opens this Friday. GBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Aragon. Floyd County has lost 7 residents in 5 days to COVID; 319 new cases reported here Tuesday. After a balmy 61, temperatures to plummet.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Friday opening for Fairfield Inn & Suites at the tennis center. On deck: 77 rooms, 4 suites, ‘Baseline Bar’ for dining and drinks. Across-the-board raises for Rome City Schools’ employees coming in the new school year. GBI: Aragon man, threatening suicide, turns weapon on officer who fires, killing the 30-year-old. 2… Read more

Share Button
Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out.

Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out.

Work continues (even on a January Saturday) on the Food City store that will feature 59,000 square feet under roof at Joe Frank Harris Parkway (U.S. 41) and Mac Johnson Road NW outside Cartersville. The store is due by this summer and is the second in our area (the Calhoun store opened in December 2019). Steven… Read more

Share Button
U.S. Attorney: Rome drug dealer sentenced to nine years in prison.

U.S. Attorney: Rome drug dealer sentenced to nine years in prison.

    Media release: A violent Rome-area drug dealer has been sentenced for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On Jan. 20,  Aubrey Floyd, 45, of Rome was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael L. Brown to nine years in prison to… Read more

Share Button
Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Winter in Northwest Georgia: Mid 50s today, mid 40s Wednesday, upper 30s Saturday (all high temperature forecasts).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Winter in Northwest Georgia: Mid 50s today, mid 40s Wednesday, upper 30s Saturday (all high temperature forecasts).

  OUTLOOK We nudged 60 degrees on Monday but won’t come as close today. And then: More cold weather — but no rain. FORECAST Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. North wind around… Read more

Share Button
Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome girls sixth, Darlington eighth in latest high school rankings. Sports buzz: Three groups scramble basketball rankings. Honors for Berry’s Sydney Blankenship.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Rome girls sixth, Darlington eighth in latest high school rankings. Sports buzz: Three groups scramble basketball rankings. Honors for Berry’s Sydney Blankenship.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Self-serve, drive-through, curbside, Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 7 a.m. curbside breakfast; 9 a.m. inside; open until 8:30 p.m. Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday.  HIGH SCHOOLS Girls’ high school basketball rankings from the AJC: 6A: Rome, no. 6. 5A: Calhoun, no. 7; Cass, no. 10. A… Read more

Share Button
Obituaries: Ronnie Shaw Mixon Jr., Semaj Redwine.

Obituaries: Ronnie Shaw Mixon Jr., Semaj Redwine.

  Ronnie Shaw Mixon Jr., age 51, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022. Ronnie was born February 19, 1970. A memorial service will be conducted at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rome, on February 4, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Daniel’s Funeral Home. Baby boy Semaj Redwine passed away on Sunday January 23,… Read more

Share Button
First National Community Bank headlines. Food City, at 59,000 square feet, under way north of Cartersville; business updates. 3 COVID deaths, 3 ‘probables’ in NW Georgia; 1,246 new Omicron cases. Schools update. Cold temperatures back Wednesday.

First National Community Bank headlines. Food City, at 59,000 square feet, under way north of Cartersville; business updates. 3 COVID deaths, 3 ‘probables’ in NW Georgia; 1,246 new Omicron cases. Schools update. Cold temperatures back Wednesday.

Today’s first headlines: Business: Foundation work continues on Food City due to open in north Cartersville this summer. Also: Behind ‘The Point’ deal in Rome. Supporting Habitat. Branching out. Dozen deaths over the weekend: 9 from COVID, 3 from probable causes. Also: 182 COVID patients in Rome’s hospitals Monday, up 11 from Friday. 1,246 new… Read more

Share Button
66-year-old woman dies in West Rome residential fire; second such death this month in Rome; both appear to be accidental.

66-year-old woman dies in West Rome residential fire; second such death this month in Rome; both appear to be accidental.

A 66-year-old West Rome woman has died following a fire in her home late Friday night. Her death follows that of a 64-year-old man earlier this month, also in a residential fire. Rome Floyd Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning says the most recent fire was reported at 8:10 p.m. Friday and identified the victim as… Read more

Share Button
Newsletter: Downtown Rome’s ‘infill’ push bringing more townhomes. Plus: Tracking new businesses. Regional development updates. Popcorn & Politics: Election cops; look who’s talking. Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Downtown Rome’s ‘infill’ push bringing more townhomes. Plus: Tracking new businesses. Regional development updates. Popcorn & Politics: Election cops; look who’s talking. Peaks & Valleys.

DOWNTOWN ROME’S NEXT BIG THINGS More housing proposed for downtown Rome: “Infill” was one of the big words used last year as Rome’s Special Committee on Housing met to consider options for the community’s growing housing crunch. We’ve seen some of this begin around the city as other options were developed, including converting some existing… Read more

Share Button