Community — in person and through social media — hears words of peace, healing as Trinity United Methodist Church hosted an all-faiths ecumenical service.

Community — in person and through social media — hears words of peace, healing as Trinity United Methodist Church hosted an all-faiths ecumenical service.

With more than 2,700 watching on Facebook Live as well as a drive-in audience, Trinity United Methodist Church in Rome united area congregations to pray for our country and those hurting in the wake of George Floyd’s death. A post from the church following the nearly hour-long service summed it up perfectly: “We’re so grateful to all our… Read more

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Floyd County Schools posts six ‘scenarios’ for reopening classrooms, currently set for Aug. 6. Each depends on status of the pandemic.

Floyd County Schools posts six ‘scenarios’ for reopening classrooms, currently set for Aug. 6. Each depends on status of the pandemic.

Floyd County Schools has released a list of “scenarios” for reopening classrooms as the new school year starts Aug. 6. The above chart lists six scenarios under consideration: “Floyd County Schools’ District Reopening Scenarios for 2020-21 School Year (Dependent on the spread of COVID-19 in the community determined by local and state health officials. Social… Read more

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Rome Schools offer support to classmates, friends of rising junior Sincere Estrada-Lopez. Funeral services set for Tuesday.

Rome Schools offer support to classmates, friends of rising junior Sincere Estrada-Lopez. Funeral services set for Tuesday.

    Statement from Rome City Schools on the passing of Sincere Estrada-Lopez: Rome City Schools is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Rome High School rising 11th  grade student, Sincere Estrada-Lopez. RHS counselors will be available, via email, and students are encouraged to contact their counselor for assistance during this difficult time. Our… Read more

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Remembering Dr. Robert V. Ozment: Native Roman touched the world through preaching, practices and publications, including a long-running column in the AJC, Rome News-Tribune and throughout the South.

Remembering Dr. Robert V. Ozment: Native Roman touched the world through preaching, practices and publications, including a long-running column in the AJC, Rome News-Tribune and throughout the South.

In context: Occasionally, news slips through our hands for whatever reason. This is one of those cases as today we join many who celebrate the incredible life of Dr. Robert V. Ozment, 93. We first met in 2002 as Dr. Ozment would hand-deliver his column for weekend publication in the Rome News-Tribune and share a… Read more

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Rant: Remembering Georgia’s star-spangled legend. News: JCPenney closing. A community prays for peace. Virus updates.

Rant: Remembering Georgia’s star-spangled legend. News: JCPenney closing. A community prays for peace. Virus updates.

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Rome’s JC Penney among stores being closed in Georgia. Mall owner talks about new direction, what’s next. Community — in person and through social media — hears words of peace, healing as Trinity United Methodist Church hosted an all-faiths ecumenical service.… Read more

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Health: Been putting off that check-up? ‘Going too long without a well-check visit could lead to potential health issues.’

Health: Been putting off that check-up? ‘Going too long without a well-check visit could lead to potential health issues.’

Media release: Summer is an excellent time to schedule an annual well-check visit, and the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine physicians at Harbin Clinic are encouraging patients to build a strong foundation and keep their health top-notch. “Men and women of all ages should see their primary care physician yearly,” says Dr. Brian McNiece of Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Rome. “By taking… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Highs in the upper 80s to 90 through Sunday; some rain, storms possible.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Highs in the upper 80s to 90 through Sunday; some rain, storms possible.

  OUTLOOK Thunderstorms are expected each day through Wednesday. Frequent lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds will be the primary hazards with any storms which do form. FORECAST Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Southwest wind around 5 mph. New rainfall amounts between a… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: ‘Hometown Heroes’ tennis tournament set. Owen’s reopens Monday (high school conditioning, too). Racing in Georgia this weekend. NBA ready to return; NFL takes steps.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: ‘Hometown Heroes’ tennis tournament set. Owen’s reopens Monday (high school conditioning, too). Racing in Georgia this weekend. NBA ready to return; NFL takes steps.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through 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. SPORTS BUSINESS Welcome back to Northwest Georgia’s first stop for sports equipment and other needs: Noah Syverson, a rising senior and student assistant in the… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Ophelia Jerry Barnes, Mr. Wayne Edward Dykes, Mrs. Bonnie Sue Jordan Freeman, Mr. Benjamin Ray “Benji” Logan, Mary C Smith, John F. Wiggins Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Ophelia Jerry Barnes, Mr. Wayne Edward Dykes, Mrs. Bonnie Sue Jordan Freeman, Mr. Benjamin Ray “Benji” Logan, Mary C Smith, John F. Wiggins Jr.

  Mr. Benjamin Ray “Benji” Logan, age 29, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Benji was born in Rome, Georgia on November 20, 1990, son of Ray Reed Logan and the late Wanda Marjean Hunter Logan.  He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Talmadge Hunter, and by his paternal… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday. Plus: Cartersville’s Swheat Market Deli reopens Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday. Plus: Cartersville’s Swheat Market Deli reopens Monday.

  Cartersville’s Swheat Market Deli reopens Monday at 11 a.m. FLOYD Bella Roma, 89. Local Joe’s barbecue, Cave Spring, 92. Jazzy Hot Wings, Redmond, 89. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK R & R Catering, Cedartown, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Motorcycle procession through Rome escorts former Marine Evan Tucker Williams home for final services.

Motorcycle procession through Rome escorts former Marine Evan Tucker Williams home for final services.

Wednesday afternoon, a procession of motorcycles rumbled into Rome, escorting the body of Evan Tucker Williams, a Rome native and veteran who lost his life in a Tennessee motorcycle accident. An online account in his honor to help cover funeral expenses (the goal was easily topped) featured this photo and caption: “As of 12:25 p.m.,… Read more

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‘Be Green’ again! Recycling center, remote sites, curbside pickup all back in action as of today.

‘Be Green’ again! Recycling center, remote sites, curbside pickup all back in action as of today.

  The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center at 412 Lavender Drive reopens today. Also, residents can continue to utilize all remote sites for recycling, City of Rome curbside bins, and drop-off area at the center. About city pickup: “The recycling center will begin curbside pick-up (today) but keep in mind the center can only process so much… Read more

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Rant: Primary concerns about the primary. Newscast: Prayer service tonight, more weekend protests. Key arrest in shooting?

Rant: Primary concerns about the primary. Newscast: Prayer service tonight, more weekend protests. Key arrest in shooting?

Listen by clicking the above arrow or the SoundCloud post below. Today’s top headlines: Prayer service tonight at Trinity (on FB Live). Also: Rome Police say protests require permit first. Weekend protests set. Polk authorities investigating threats for this Sunday. Funeral services are set for 16-year-old killed in Monday’s shooting. Police: Teen wanted for questioning… Read more

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Buzz:  Unity, Darlington students place first, second in 14th District art contest. Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market returns Saturday. Ribbon cutting for Lindale Rail Viewing Platform set for noon Saturday.

Buzz: Unity, Darlington students place first, second in 14th District art contest. Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market returns Saturday. Ribbon cutting for Lindale Rail Viewing Platform set for noon Saturday.

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves announces the local student winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. This year Rep. Graves hosted a modified competition for high school students in the 14th Congressional District due to the ongoing public health crisis, and all of the student art was submitted digitally. Local judges, chosen by the Rome Area Council… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  Maybe a half-inch of rain through Friday with highs in the upper 80s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Maybe a half-inch of rain through Friday with highs in the upper 80s.

  OUTLOOK A few of the storms could be strong across far north Georgia on Thursday as a weak frontal boundary sags southward. An isolated severe thunderstorm is not out of the question. Otherwise, frequent lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds will be the primary hazards with any storms which do form. FORECAST Thursday: Showers and… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: 100 youth teams due here for baseball tournament Saturday,  Sunday. Another look at Barron Stadium’s new turf. Remembering UT’s Johnny Majors.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: 100 youth teams due here for baseball tournament Saturday, Sunday. Another look at Barron Stadium’s new turf. Remembering UT’s Johnny Majors.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Drive-through 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.   Welcome Back to Baseball to bring 100 youth teams to town. Chad Parker says the tournament will include more than five locations (Riverview Park,… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Barbara Jean Mathis Ford, Mrs. Amanda Jane Frazier-Henderson, Mr. Milton Edward Marshall, Mr. James Ralph (Jackie) Sharpe, Mrs. Georgia R. Tyler, Evan Tucker Williams, Harold Franklin Wilson.

Obituaries: Mrs. Barbara Jean Mathis Ford, Mrs. Amanda Jane Frazier-Henderson, Mr. Milton Edward Marshall, Mr. James Ralph (Jackie) Sharpe, Mrs. Georgia R. Tyler, Evan Tucker Williams, Harold Franklin Wilson.

  Mrs. Barbara Jean Mathis Ford, age 86, of Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at her residence. Mrs. Ford was born in Rome, GA on October 17, 1933, daughter of the late Dean Mathis and the late Olivia Dougherty Mathis.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death… Read more

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