A different look at the meeting on the mound prior to Thursday’s Braves-Dash game. By Mills Fitzner.

A different look at the meeting on the mound prior to Thursday’s Braves-Dash game. By Mills Fitzner.

The pregame ritual of exchanging lineup cards and other key updates. The Rome Braves went on to get the win, 3-2, over Winston-Salem. Read more

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Obituaries: Infant Kenneth Jackie Jeter,Mrs. Kelsey Murray.

Obituaries: Infant Kenneth Jackie Jeter,Mrs. Kelsey Murray.

Mrs. Kelsey Murray Our beautiful love was called home early Tuesday morning. Her life was cut short, but her vibrant love of life and family have left a mark on all who met her. Kelsey was exceptional in every way. A devoted wife, loving mother, daughter, sister and forever friend. She lit up every room… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter on Greene’s $92,000 SUV, $45,000 monthly security tab; Georgia Trend’s Q & A with Lottery’s Gretchen Corbin; sushi, craft beer updates. Changes in state Senate race?

First National Community Bank headlines. Newsletter on Greene’s $92,000 SUV, $45,000 monthly security tab; Georgia Trend’s Q & A with Lottery’s Gretchen Corbin; sushi, craft beer updates. Changes in state Senate race?

Today’s first headlines: Newsletter: Friday edition. 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. Also today: State judge says Jeff Lewis should be disqualified in state Senate 52 race with Hufstetler, Keeney; secretary… Read more

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Weekend: Peace Officers Memorial is today at 11 a.m. Darlington begins next round of graduations. Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

Weekend: Peace Officers Memorial is today at 11 a.m. Darlington begins next round of graduations. Wizard of Oz at the DeSoto. Traffic alert in Bartow.

FRIDAY FRIDAY-SATURDAY Darlington’s commencement weekend speakers will include retiring Dean of College Guidance Sam Moss (’63) at Baccalaureate and Darlington trustee Gretchen Corbin, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp., at commencement. Baccalaureate will take place Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in Morris Chapel. Commencement will be held Saturday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m.… Read more

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The parent company of Atrium Health Floyd to ‘combine’ with Advocate Aurora Health in blockbuster deal.

The parent company of Atrium Health Floyd to ‘combine’ with Advocate Aurora Health in blockbuster deal.

In context: Just as those Atrium signs go up around Floyd holdings in town, there’s more healthcare news today. Atrium Health is combining with Advocate Aurora Health in a move announced Wednesday morning. The combined entity will be known as Advocate Health with “Advocate Health and Atrium Health brands continuing to be used in their respective… Read more

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Update: Cartersville urgent care centers purchased, becoming part of the Piedmont network.

Update: Cartersville urgent care centers purchased, becoming part of the Piedmont network.

  Editor’s note: This report is under additional review as of Thursday morning. There is some disagreement about the fate of the Redmond urgent care centers. We’ll have updates soon.   In context: The Piedmont brand made its first big move into Northwest Georgia last summer with the purchase of Cartersville Medical Center from HCA.… Read more

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Business: First National Community Bank names Calhoun/Adairsville market president, vice president for commercial lending for Paulding/Cobb.

Business: First National Community Bank names Calhoun/Adairsville market president, vice president for commercial lending for Paulding/Cobb.

  Media release: First National Community Bank has appointed Jerry Chatman as Senior Vice President and Market President for the Bank’s Calhoun and Adairsville markets. The Bank also welcomed Jason Faulkner as Vice President and Commercial Lender for the Cobb and Paulding County markets. Jerry Chatman has served in various key leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and First Vice President… Read more

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Ahead of the Headlines: Downtown Development meets Thursday; Peace Officers Memorial Service on Friday.

Ahead of the Headlines: Downtown Development meets Thursday; Peace Officers Memorial Service on Friday.

  THURSDAY Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Carnegie Training Room. Agenda follows. FRIDAY The Peace Officers Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. at the Law Enforcement Complex Memorial Plaza. Read more

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Darlington honors outstanding faculty, staff members at annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Called Rome Board of Education meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

Darlington honors outstanding faculty, staff members at annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner. Called Rome Board of Education meeting today at 5:30 p.m.

  Darlington School honored outstanding faculty and staff members at the annual Brown Faculty Appreciation Dinner, hosted by the Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 5. Annivesaries: The following faculty and staff members were recognized for their five-year anniversaries: Andrew Beckman, Brent Bell, Kristen Bell, Tori Brown, Sam Clark, Kristy Garrett, Chloe Garth-Fielder, Barbara Kuckhoff, Jennifer… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s through the weekend with a bit of a dip on Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s through the weekend with a bit of a dip on Friday.

  OUTLOOK Just a trace of rain over the next few days; highs mostly in the upper 80s. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the morning. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. East wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Model falls 5-2 to end season. Darlington names Mallory Collier girls’ lacrosse coach; Garvin Edwards new wrestling coach. Berry baseball’s Spence Johns SAA player of the year. Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves both win.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Model falls 5-2 to end season. Darlington names Mallory Collier girls’ lacrosse coach; Garvin Edwards new wrestling coach. Berry baseball’s Spence Johns SAA player of the year. Rome Braves, Atlanta Braves both win.

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 blank Winston-Salem, 3-0. Media release: Rome would get the offensive party started with a Beau Philip… Read more

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Rome Braves blank Winston-Salem, 3-0. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Rome Braves blank Winston-Salem, 3-0. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

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Obituaries: Mrs. Carla Lynn Batchelor, Ms. Catha Garrett, Mrs. Kelsey Murray, Brooks Samuel Thrasher.

Obituaries: Mrs. Carla Lynn Batchelor, Ms. Catha Garrett, Mrs. Kelsey Murray, Brooks Samuel Thrasher.

Mrs. Carla Lynn Batchelor, age 40, of Armuchee, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Carla was born in Floyd County, Georgia on January 8, 1982, daughter of Cynthia E. Cagle Kimbrell and Robert Terry.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Annie Marie Cagle, by her grandfather, Tholley L. Cagle, Sr., and… Read more

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First National Community Bank headlines. More healthcare changes: Floyd’s Atrium teams with Advocate; local urgent care centers purchased. First National Community Bank names market executives. Weekly COVID updates.

First National Community Bank headlines. More healthcare changes: Floyd’s Atrium teams with Advocate; local urgent care centers purchased. First National Community Bank names market executives. Weekly COVID updates.

Today’s first headlines: The parent company of Atrium Health Floyd to ‘combine’ with Advocate Aurora Health in blockbuster deal. Redmond, Cartersville urgent care centers purchased, becoming part of the Piedmont network. Business: First National Community Bank names Calhoun/Adairsville market president, vice president for commercial lending for Paulding/Cobb. Bartow resident latest COVID victim; another probable death… Read more

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