Buzz: Rome for the Rescues sets ‘Rock, Roll & Rescue’ for June 14. Rome celebrating Georgia Cities Week starting Monday.

Buzz: Rome for the Rescues sets ‘Rock, Roll & Rescue’ for June 14. Rome celebrating Georgia Cities Week starting Monday.

    June 14: Rome for the Rescues, 6:30 p.m. at The Vogue. This year’s Rock, Roll & Rescue is the “largest animal welfare fundraising event in our community. Because of our many generous sponsors, we raised $56,000 in 2018. With our proceeds, we have paid for spay/neuter surgeries for 450 animals, provided much needed funding… Read more

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Education: Young Georgia Authors honors three from West End. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday. Rome Schools’ Tim Williams saluted.

Education: Young Georgia Authors honors three from West End. Floyd Board of Education meets Monday. Rome Schools’ Tim Williams saluted.

  The state-level competition for Young Georgia Authors has been completed. Three West End Elementary students took home top spots in the state competition. One student was named a winner and two for honorable mention. The state-level winner is Jase Folsom, a kindergarten student at West End. Honorable mention awards went to Clara Davis, second… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 2-1; open series in Greenville tonight. Weekly soccer updates.  Terry Smith steps up to serve as Rome High basketball coach.  High school baseball and tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves fall 2-1; open series in Greenville tonight. Weekly soccer updates. Terry Smith steps up to serve as Rome High basketball coach. High school baseball and tennis updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HEADLINES Terry Smith is the new boys basketball coach at Rome High School. He served as assistant coach during the 2018-19 season. He previously was head coach at Crisp County, Peach County, and Bainbridge. He is a native of Adel with a… Read more

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Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series, two games to one, thanks to 2-1 win over Rome Braves. Photos By Mills Fitzner.

Photo gallery: Fireflies take the series, two games to one, thanks to 2-1 win over Rome Braves. Photos By Mills Fitzner.

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: Below please find the latest photos from the Rome Braves courtesy of photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click on each image to make it larger. Mills has been taking photos at State Mutual Stadium since 2008 and has been a season ticket holder since the inaugural year in 2003. Earlier seasons’ photos. Contact him… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Barbara Ann McKelvey.

Obituaries: Mrs. Barbara Ann McKelvey.

Mrs. Barbara Ann McKelvey, age 83, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at a local hospital. Mrs. McKelvey was born in Rome on August 7, 1935, daughter of the late Ora Beard and the late Georgia Setzie Beard. She had spent her entire life in Rome and Floyd County. Prior to ill… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Hardy’s, Turner McCall, 97 Hardy’s, Shorter Avenue, 83. Crawdaddy’s, mobile, 87. BARTOW Krab Kween, base, Cartersville, 100. LakePoint Station, Station Sweets, 100. Mission Road Elementary, 100. Popeye’s, Cass-White, 98. Taco Bell/Pizza Hut, Cartersville, 91. GORDON Fairmount Drugs, 91. Subway, Fairmount, 96. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Rain and storms possible overnight. Over one inch of rain also on the way. Severe thunderstorm watch canceled. Continuing updates.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Rain and storms possible overnight. Over one inch of rain also on the way. Severe thunderstorm watch canceled. Continuing updates.

THE LATEST 11:45 p.m. update: Severe thunderstorm watch canceled.  8 p.m. update: We could see storms move in earlier tonight than anticipated. NWS says the current line coming through Central Alabama could cross into West Central Georgia including Polk, Haralson counties around 10:30 p.m. Severe storm potential overnight tonight with shower and storms arriving in Northwest… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: $275 million ‘Busch Commerce Park’ latest ‘boom’ in Bartow. Continuing updates on tonight’s severe storm threat; heavy rain, high winds expected. Latest jobs update for Northwest Georgia. Churches mark Christ’s final hours, resurrection.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: $275 million ‘Busch Commerce Park’ latest ‘boom’ in Bartow. Continuing updates on tonight’s severe storm threat; heavy rain, high winds expected. Latest jobs update for Northwest Georgia. Churches mark Christ’s final hours, resurrection.

  LATEST HEADLINES 2 p.m. National Weather Service will conduct a briefing on tonight’s storm threat. 1 p.m. Update in Craton Road arson case from the fire department. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails MORNING EDITION Business: $275 million Busch Commerce Park the latest ‘boom’ heard in Bartow County along… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome High student arrested following ‘potential threat’ on campus. Another round of rough weather due overnight Thursday; busy ‘season’ so far. Community Holy Week service concludes today; churches prepare for Easter.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Rome High student arrested following ‘potential threat’ on campus. Another round of rough weather due overnight Thursday; busy ‘season’ so far. Community Holy Week service concludes today; churches prepare for Easter.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Rome Schools say ‘potential threat’ led to an arrest on Tuesday at Rome High; 18-year-old student charged with ‘terrorist threats and acts.’ Arrest Another blast of severe weather possible late Thursday, early Friday. We’ve already seen a small tornado here this… Read more

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Updated: Rome Schools say ‘potential threat’ led to an arrest on Tuesday at Rome High; 18-year-old student charged with ‘terrorist threats and acts.’

Updated: Rome Schools say ‘potential threat’ led to an arrest on Tuesday at Rome High; 18-year-old student charged with ‘terrorist threats and acts.’

  Media release: Rome City Schools’ administrators are aware of a potential threat that led to an arrest on April 16, 2019, at Rome High School. With our continuing efforts and focus on safety and security, we were able to diffuse the incident without harm and remove any potential of a threat to our faculty, staff… Read more

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Another blast of severe weather possible late Thursday, early Friday. We’ve already seen a small tornado here this season; a look at what we dodged last Sunday.

Another blast of severe weather possible late Thursday, early Friday. We’ve already seen a small tornado here this season; a look at what we dodged last Sunday.

  We’re at the halfway point of Georgia’s severe weather season, from March 1 through May 31, even though we’ve had tornadoes in every month of the calendar year). This season has been busy around the state and in neighboring Alabama — and even in Floyd County. We recorded a “weak” tornado with winds of 75… Read more

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Community Holy Week Services conclude today at noon. Also: Area congregations to celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter.

Community Holy Week Services conclude today at noon. Also: Area congregations to celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter.

Please share Holy Week services: Hometown Headlines is publishing a collection of Holy Week services. We welcome all congregations but ask that you follow the format below. No PDFs or flyers, please. A simple text summary is fine. Please email to druck@hometownheadlines.com. COMMUNITY HOLY WEEK SERVICE Second Avenue Baptist Church the site of this year’s Community… Read more

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Buzz: Armuchee High, Rome Middle students win student art contest. Rotary honors Rome High students. SPLOST update meeting Thursday. Blood donors needed. State sets 2019-20 tuition.

Buzz: Armuchee High, Rome Middle students win student art contest. Rotary honors Rome High students. SPLOST update meeting Thursday. Blood donors needed. State sets 2019-20 tuition.

Winners picked in Firefly Fling Student Art Competition: The Rome Area Council for the Arts hosts the Firefly Fling Student Art Competition. A panel of independent judges selected an overall winner for Middle School and overall winner for High School as well as several honorable mentions. The student artists receive a cash prize that is split between the… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We’ll stay in the low 80s through Thursday and then nearly 24 hours of rain, possible storms.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: We’ll stay in the low 80s through Thursday and then nearly 24 hours of rain, possible storms.

  OUTLOOK Storms, rain on the way: The current storm/rain window is from 8 p.m. Thursday through 7 p.m. Friday. Current estimates show 1.6 inches of rain and a “likely” chance of storms over that 23-hour stretch. The forecast will be better focused by Wednesday. FORECAST Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Afternoon delight as Rome Braves beat the Fireflies, 8-1; rematch today at 1 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Afternoon delight as Rome Braves beat the Fireflies, 8-1; rematch today at 1 p.m. at State Mutual Stadium.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   BASEBALL   Rome Braves score seven in the eighth inning to beat Columbia, 8-1.  Media release: The Rome Braves evened their three game series against the Columbia Fireflies at one game apiece on Tuesday following an 8-1 victory that wasn’t as… Read more

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