Secretary of state disqualifies Jeff Lewis from state Senate race; appeal planned.

Secretary of state disqualifies Jeff Lewis from state Senate race; appeal planned.

Friday update: From the Rome News-Tribune: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger upheld on Friday an administrative law judge’s opinion that Jeff Lewis was ineligible to qualify as a candidate in the state Senate District 52 race. Lewis released a statement vowing to appeal, to the Georgia Supreme Court if necessary. Meanwhile, signs will be posted… Read more

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You can vote from 1 until 5 p.m. today in the primary. So far, more than 2,400 ballots have been cast. Sample ballots posted. Elections board meets Tuesday.

You can vote from 1 until 5 p.m. today in the primary. So far, more than 2,400 ballots have been cast. Sample ballots posted. Elections board meets Tuesday.

THE LATEST   Latest advance/absentee voting numbers: Advance ballots cast May 2-12: 2,211. Absentee ballots mailed/received April 26 through May 12: 569 requested and mailed / 197 received / 5 rejected. Click here to track the advance and absentee ballot counts. To request an absentee ballot, please call 706-291‑5167 From the secretary of state: As the second week… Read more

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Health: Floyd EMS earns regional honors; executive director Bud Owens honored.

Health: Floyd EMS earns regional honors; executive director Bud Owens honored.

Media release: Floyd EMS has been awarded the Region 1 EMS Service of the Year Award for the fifth time, and Bud Owens, executive director, has also earned the Dr. Virginia Hamilton Special Achievement Award for 2022. Floyd EMS is the designated ambulance service provider to residents of Floyd County in northwest Georgia and Cherokee County… Read more

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Weekend: Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

Weekend: Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

SUNDAY The Wizard of Oz. Show time at the DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street is 2:30 p.m. Sunday. From Rome Little Theatre, the show is directed by Mandy Maloney; produced by Daphne Arthur; with musical direction by James Willis and choreography by Hannah Camacho. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students and seniors and $15 per… Read more

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3 COVID patients in Rome hospitals. Testing site at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds closed Saturday.

3 COVID patients in Rome hospitals. Testing site at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds closed Saturday.

Rome hospitals update: 3 COVID patients on Friday, no change. Atrium Floyd Health: 2 patients, no change. AdventHealth Redmond: 1 patient, no change. Highest since pandemic began: 221 on Sept. 10, 2021. Lowest since pandemic began: 2 on June 1, 2020. The latest report from the CDC’s COVID tracker shows Northwest Georgia remains in the low transmission area as… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Week: So much for spring. Upper 80s into next week and then low 90s through Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Week: So much for spring. Upper 80s into next week and then low 90s through Thursday.

  OUTLOOK We normally see highs in the low 80s in May, around 87 in June and up to 90 in July. Not this year. Source: The Weather Channel. FORECAST Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cartersville advances to 5A baseball championship next Saturday; Cedartown plays deciding game Monday. Berry Softball in regional championship today at 1:30 p.m. Trion girls fall in state tennis showdown in Rome. Ws for Rome, Atlanta Braves.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Cartersville advances to 5A baseball championship next Saturday; Cedartown plays deciding game Monday. Berry Softball in regional championship today at 1:30 p.m. Trion girls fall in state tennis showdown in Rome. Ws for Rome, Atlanta Braves.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. self-serve, dining room, drive-through until 10 p.m., 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. BASEBALL The Rome Braves win fifth straight; win 7-1. Home vs. Winston-Salem through today. At Aberdeen next Tuesday-Sunday. Catch… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Mattie L. Anderson, Madge Pittman Hand, Mrs. Dora Mae Trammell.

Obituaries: Ms. Mattie L. Anderson, Madge Pittman Hand, Mrs. Dora Mae Trammell.

  Madge Pittman Hand, 79, passed away at the Spires at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, on Monday, May 9, 2022. Prior to relocating to Rome in the fall of 2021, Madge lived for many decades in Camden, Tennessee, where she was a community volunteer and cattle farmer. Madge was born on October 24, 1942,… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Weekend wrap: Schroeder’s has more tweaks for Broad Street; Nagel’s Bagels due in Cartersville. Advance voting Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the elections office. Cartersville in state baseball championship series.

First National Community Bank headlines. Weekend wrap: Schroeder’s has more tweaks for Broad Street; Nagel’s Bagels due in Cartersville. Advance voting Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the elections office. Cartersville in state baseball championship series.

Today’s first headlines: Weekend Wrap: Something brewing at Schroeder’s on Broad. Coming soon in Cartersville: Nagel’s Bagels, the Shop. Executive promotions at Atrium Health Floyd. Braves’ World Series Trophy due in Calhoun. Secretary of state disqualifies Jeff Lewis from state Senate race; appeal planned You can vote today in the primary. So far, more than… Read more

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Newsletter: Greene’s security needs behind high-priced SUV, six-digit protection costs, campaign says. Rome’s Gretchen Corbin on lottery’s 30th anniversary. Updates on sushi — and craft beer. A packed Peaks & Valleys.

Newsletter: Greene’s security needs behind high-priced SUV, six-digit protection costs, campaign says. Rome’s Gretchen Corbin on lottery’s 30th anniversary. Updates on sushi — and craft beer. A packed Peaks & Valleys.

POPCORN & POLITICS: It’s not easy being Greene. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s congressional opponents are turning wheels with a copy of a $92,679.60 vehicle purchase for a “campaign vehicle” in November. But, according to her team, there’s more to it than tax, tag and title — as well as much more about her overall security. A search… Read more

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Remembering Ann Blair Roebuck: A ‘sweet, beautiful, sassy, brilliant, strong, funny woman’ who’s ‘favorite job of all was being a preacher’s wife.’

Remembering Ann Blair Roebuck: A ‘sweet, beautiful, sassy, brilliant, strong, funny woman’ who’s ‘favorite job of all was being a preacher’s wife.’

OBITUARY Ann Blair Roebuck was born in Alton, Illinois, on July 30, 1930, and two months later moved with her parents, Sam and Montie Blair and brother John, to Louisville, Kentucky, the place she always considered her hometown. After finishing Atherton Girl’s High, she graduated from Mars Hill College in North Carolina and Georgetown College… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Your spread of weekend afternoon highs: 82 today, 86 Saturday, 89 on Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Your spread of weekend afternoon highs: 82 today, 86 Saturday, 89 on Sunday.

  OUTLOOK A little cooler today but then right back up to the upper 80s by Sunday. FORECAST Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. East wind around 5 mph. Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Darlington two-time wrestling champion Alan Cordero signs with University of the Cumberlands. State track and field updates. Special guest at Model. AdventHealth Stadium to host 4A, 5A state championship games (Cartersville, Cedartown still in the hunt). Berry Softball begins NCAA run today. Rome Braves win, 3-2.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Darlington two-time wrestling champion Alan Cordero signs with University of the Cumberlands. State track and field updates. Special guest at Model. AdventHealth Stadium to host 4A, 5A state championship games (Cartersville, Cedartown still in the hunt). Berry Softball begins NCAA run today. Rome Braves win, 3-2.

Truett’s Chick-fli-A, 264 Shorter Ave., 6 a.m.-9 p.m. self-serve, dining room, drive-through until 10 p.m., 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. BASEBALL The Rome Braves walk it off for a win, 3-2. Media release: The Braves’ Alec Barger would take over… Read more

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Rome Braves win in a walk off, 3-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves win in a walk off, 3-2. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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