Jobs: Unemployment claims reverting to prepandemic guidelines on June 27. State, federal benefits have topped $22 billion over the past 63 weeks.

Jobs: Unemployment claims reverting to prepandemic guidelines on June 27. State, federal benefits have topped $22 billion over the past 63 weeks.

Media release: In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no longer participate in the federal unemployment insurance (UI) programs enacted through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will reinstate many of the eligibility requirements waived during the recent pandemic. The last payable… Read more

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Asheville tops Rome, 6-5. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Asheville tops Rome, 6-5. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Mills Fitzner’s photo gallery from Thursday’s 6-5 Asheville over Rome game. Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. USA Track & Field event expects to draw big crowd in Rome June 23-26. Rome Braves edged 6-5. Atlanta Braves fall again in late innings, 4-3.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. USA Track & Field event expects to draw big crowd in Rome June 23-26. Rome Braves edged 6-5. Atlanta Braves fall again in late innings, 4-3.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through, curbside and Door Dash. Mount Berry Mall, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. (curbside, carryout, Door Dash). Shipping Container, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. All Monday-Saturday. Rome’s Office of Tourism and Rome Sports announce the 2021 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships will be held June 23-26 at  Barron Stadium and the throw center… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. Winston Jerome “Tootie” Johnson.

Obituaries:  Mr. Winston Jerome “Tootie” Johnson.

 Mr. Winston Jerome “Tootie” Johnson, age 63, of Stone Mountain, formerly of Rome, passed away on June 7, 2021 Funeral services for Mr. Winston Jerome Johnson will be held on Saturday June 19, 2021 1:00 pm at Gregory B. Levette & Sons Funeral Home, 4347 Flat Shoals Pkwy, Decatur, Ga 30034. Public viewing will be… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Sam’s Southern Eatery opens first Georgia restaurant in Rome. East Auto’s new showroom completed on Shorter Avenue. Rome Manufacturing auction now July 3. State making changes to jobless claim rules.

Heritage First Headlines: Sam’s Southern Eatery opens first Georgia restaurant in Rome. East Auto’s new showroom completed on Shorter Avenue. Rome Manufacturing auction now July 3. State making changes to jobless claim rules.

The latest: Sam’s Southern Eatery — ‘home of the jumbo shrimp’ as well as chicken, wings, livers and gizzards — opens in Midtown Crossing in Rome. Business: Easy Auto’s new dealership on Shorter Avenue completed by Pinson’s Construction. Rome Manufacturing Co. auction shifts to July 3 to give potential buyers more time for ‘due diligence.’… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some storms over Northwest Georgia this evening. 90 or warmer starting Saturday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Some storms over Northwest Georgia this evening. 90 or warmer starting Saturday.

  OUTLOOK Thunderstorm threat remains through Wednesday, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few stronger thunderstorms cannot be ruled out on any of these days, however no organized or widespread severe weather is expected. The primary threat from any thunderstorms will be frequent lightning, gusty winds and brief heavy rain. FORECAST This Afternoon: Showers… Read more

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Dining: Rome duo taking Jefferson’s to Calhoun by August. Chicken Salad Chick opening for carry out at Redmond Regional.

Dining: Rome duo taking Jefferson’s to Calhoun by August. Chicken Salad Chick opening for carry out at Redmond Regional.

It was only a matter of time — and a good business decision, too. The Jefferson’s chain has quickly spread across Northwest Georgia since opening in downtown Rome more than 15 years ago. Since then, restaurants have been opened in Cartersville, Cedartown, Rockmart and Summerville. Missing from the list? Calhoun. Until now. Almost five years go,… Read more

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Fire marshal: Up to $10,000 in reward money offered for information on arsonous fire that damaged two businesses on Martha Berry last week.

Fire marshal: Up to $10,000 in reward money offered for information on arsonous fire that damaged two businesses on Martha Berry last week.

    June 9 update: The fire that damaged two businesses at 1200 Martha Berry Blvd. was the work of an arsonist and a reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case, says Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning during a media briefing at the fire scene Wednesday morning. The… Read more

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FBI: Kennesaw man arrested in two Asheville armed robberies; Rome Police say he’s a suspect in recent hold-up on Shorter Avenue.

FBI: Kennesaw man arrested in two Asheville armed robberies; Rome Police say he’s a suspect in recent hold-up on Shorter Avenue.

In context: A man who is a suspect in the May 28 armed robbery of the Truist Bank at 2401 Shorter Ave. has been arrested with help from Rome Police. Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett confirms that Johnny Jermaine Davis, 27, of Kennesaw is the suspect in the midday robbery but adds any updates on… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards $13,600 in scholarships to 35 students for summer semester. A ‘moving’ experience for Georgia Highlands’ students.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awards $13,600 in scholarships to 35 students for summer semester. A ‘moving’ experience for Georgia Highlands’ students.

    The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation awarded $13,600 in scholarships to 35 students for the 2021 summer semester. Between $250 and $500 were awarded to each student to assist in paying for the summer semester at GNTC. The amount awarded and the number of students receiving awards has more than doubled from last year.… Read more

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Health: Rising 11th graders must have proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine unless they received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.

Health: Rising 11th graders must have proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine unless they received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday.

Media release: Under a new state rule, effective July 1, all students entering the 11th grade require proof of a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) unless they received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday. “Incoming high school juniors who turn 16 before the start of next school year can get… Read more

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Buzz:  Qualifying set for Aug. 16-20 for Rome City Commission, School Board seats. Singer/actor Alan Naylor joins the Rome Symphony Orchestra chamber players at Darlington June 26.

Buzz: Qualifying set for Aug. 16-20 for Rome City Commission, School Board seats. Singer/actor Alan Naylor joins the Rome Symphony Orchestra chamber players at Darlington June 26.

  Qualifying set for Aug. 16-20 for Rome City Commission, School Board seats: City Clerk Joe Smith says Rome will allow the maximum time to qualify for three Ward 2 seats on the City Commission and all seven posts on the Board of Education. Qualifying will start at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 16, and close… Read more

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Floyd Against Drugs moves celebration of 20 years to June 17.

Floyd Against Drugs moves celebration of 20 years to June 17.

Floyd Against Drugs event reset for June 17 because of rain threat. FAD is celebrating its 20th anniversary from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Rome-Floyd Chamber. They’re calling the  celebration “20for$20” in hope that folks will come enjoy coffee from Java Joy sponsored by Dempsey Auction, meet the board of directors and consider giving a small… Read more

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Rome Braves take two from Asheville. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves take two from Asheville. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Photos by Mills Fitzner. Read more

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