Obituaries: Mr. Larry Eugene Reed Sr.

Obituaries: Mr. Larry Eugene Reed Sr.

Mr. Larry Eugene Reed Sr., age 72, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Reed was born in Rome, Georgia on May 5, 1948, son of the late Charles Edward Reed and the late Kathreen Purdy Reed.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army during the Vietnam… Read more

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Amid pandemic, Tom and Ellie Hamby still ‘making spirits bright’ as Santa and Mrs. Claus don face masks, social distance. Look for them at Tuesday’s parade (map, latest updates).

Amid pandemic, Tom and Ellie Hamby still ‘making spirits bright’ as Santa and Mrs. Claus don face masks, social distance. Look for them at Tuesday’s parade (map, latest updates).

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Since first donning their red suits in 2003, Tom and Ellie Hamby, better known as Santa and Mrs. Claus, haven’t experienced a Christmas season quite like this year. Given the COVID pandemic, a lot has changed in how the community is celebrating this holiday season but the Hambys are doing their… Read more

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Buzz: Five new Eagle Scouts for Troop 34 in Rome.

Buzz: Five new Eagle Scouts for Troop 34 in Rome.

  Five young men with Troop 34 became Eagle scouts on Saturday,  the highest rank offered in Scouting. The ceremony took place at Lock and Dam Park. The rank of Eagle Scout represents years of hard work. It also requires completion of a service project to the community or a non profit organization. From left… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school football playoff: Four Northwest Georgia teams expected to continue championship run this weekend.

John McClellan’s high school football playoff: Four Northwest Georgia teams expected to continue championship run this weekend.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports 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.   Seven local teams moved on to Week 2 Friday and Saturday during the first round of the 2020 Georgia High School association playoffs.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. John McClellan’s high school playoff picks. Georgia rises to no. 11 in AP Top 25, plays Vandy at 4 p.m. Saturday. Falcons roll past Raiders, 43-6; Saints up next.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. John McClellan’s high school playoff picks. Georgia rises to no. 11 in AP Top 25, plays Vandy at 4 p.m. Saturday. Falcons roll past Raiders, 43-6; Saints up next.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports 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. HIGH SCHOOLS John McClellan’s high school football playoffs: Four Northwest Georgia teams expected to continue championship run this weekend.  McClellan Round 2 playoff games: This… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Jeanene Leigh McClinic.

Obituaries: Ms. Jeanene Leigh McClinic.

  Ms. Jeanene Leigh McClinic, age 58, of Rome transitioned November 28, 2020. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Subfreezing temperatures the next few mornings. Rome’s Mr. & Mrs. Claus, masks and all, enduring pandemic challenges. Sixth ‘probable’ death in Floyd; 72 new positive tests in NW Georgia. Busy elections week.

Heritage First Headlines: Subfreezing temperatures the next few mornings. Rome’s Mr. & Mrs. Claus, masks and all, enduring pandemic challenges. Sixth ‘probable’ death in Floyd; 72 new positive tests in NW Georgia. Busy elections week.

Today’s first headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center:  After an inch of rain, gusts to 29 mph with 150 customers without power this morning. Watch wind chills today; low of 26 Tuesday morning. Amid pandemic, Tom and Ellie Hamby still ‘making spirits bright’ as Santa and Mrs. Claus don face masks, social distance. Look for them… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Winter weather advisory here until 7 a.m. Tuesday; best chance of snow is now through midnight; up to an inch possible.ind chills overnight.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Winter weather advisory here until 7 a.m. Tuesday; best chance of snow is now through midnight; up to an inch possible.ind chills overnight.

THE LATEST Winter weather advisory for Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga, Gordon counties until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch. The best chance for snow: Now through midnight. Impact: Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Slow down and use… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A creates a ‘winter wonderland’ of lights to bring Christmas cheer during a tough year.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A creates a ‘winter wonderland’ of lights to bring Christmas cheer during a tough year.

  Truett’s Chick-fil-A on Shorter Avenue is bringing the Christmas ‘cheer’ to customers this holiday season. A multitude of lights and decorations adore the restaurant complete with a drive-through canopy of lights creating a winter wonderland effect. Given a chaotic year because of the COVID pandemic, Operator Greg Major says that is “exactly why we… Read more

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Business: Cartersville father and daughter launch ‘Closets of North Georgia’ to custom design storage and organization units for your home.

Business: Cartersville father and daughter launch ‘Closets of North Georgia’ to custom design storage and organization units for your home.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net For those of us who make New Year’s resolutions to reorganize and de-clutter our living spaces, a father-daughter duo in Cartersville have launched a new company to help you do just that. Closets of North Georgia, founded by Chris Boss and Jessica Daniel, can design a custom closet, pantry or… Read more

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Week ahead: Drive-Through Rome Christmas Parade set for Tuesday. Planning Commission meets Thursday. ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is Friday.

Week ahead: Drive-Through Rome Christmas Parade set for Tuesday. Planning Commission meets Thursday. ‘Stock Our Shelves’ canned food drive is Friday.

  Tuesday: The Rome Christmas Parade is set for the State Mutual Stadium parking areas from 6 until 8 p.m. The theme this year will expand to become ”Miracle on Braves Boulevard Saluting the Heroes of 2020.”  The Red and Gold Parking areas of the Braves stadium will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with floats, lights,… Read more

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The vote. Runoff updates with sample ballot, advance voting. What to know, including absentee ballot requests. Recount: Latest updates from Northwest Georgia.

The vote. Runoff updates with sample ballot, advance voting. What to know, including absentee ballot requests. Recount: Latest updates from Northwest Georgia.

Sample ballots now out: It is pretty much cut-and-dry — two U.S. Senate races and a post on the state Public Service Commission. The above ballot was available on our MVP voter page on Thursday (click here to check your page). ABOUT THE JAN. 5 RUNOFF: Who can vote? Anyone who is a registered voter… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Model advances to 2nd round playoffs. Season ends for Pepperell, Chattooga. College football scores. Falcons host Raiders today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Model advances to 2nd round playoffs. Season ends for Pepperell, Chattooga. College football scores. Falcons host Raiders today.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports 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.   HIGH SCHOOLS Round 1 playoff games: Saturday’s games: Class 2A: FINAL: Pepperell loses to Lovett, 38-17. FINAL: Model tops Washington, 28-14. Advances to… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Jacqueline Wise Gibson, Ms. Lena Green, Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Holden O’Berry, Ms. Evelyn Ellison Reeves, Mrs. Vicky Lynn Timms, Mr. Lloyd Julian Touchstone

Obituaries: Ms. Jacqueline Wise Gibson, Ms. Lena Green, Mrs. Elizabeth Louise Holden O’Berry, Ms. Evelyn Ellison Reeves, Mrs. Vicky Lynn Timms, Mr. Lloyd Julian Touchstone

  We respectfully announce the passing of Ms. Lena Green age 82 of Rome, Georgia at a local health care facility. Graveside service will be Monday, November 30, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. Morning View Cemetery GA-53, Rome, Georgia 30161. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks are required. Wright Memorial Mortuary of… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Strong to severe storms, heavy rain expected overnight. Freezing temps, light snow accumulations possible Monday. Three more COVID deaths in NW Georgia.

Heritage First Headlines: Strong to severe storms, heavy rain expected overnight. Freezing temps, light snow accumulations possible Monday. Three more COVID deaths in NW Georgia.

Today’s first headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Strong to severe storms expected late tonight into Monday. Heavy rain, up to 2 inches possible. Freezing temps ahead, light snow accumulations possible late Monday. Three more COVID deaths in NW Georgia including two in Bartow, one in Gordon. Another 84 new positive cases. Region: 297 deaths, 15,662… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Double header on the way — heavy rain and storms first, and then much colder with some snow possible.  light snow accumulations possible late Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Double header on the way — heavy rain and storms first, and then much colder with some snow possible. light snow accumulations possible late Monday.

    OUTLOOK Two waves within a very strong storm system will bring a threat for severe storms and some winter weather to the area. As the first wave moves through the area tonight, bands of heavy rain will produce up to 1.5 inches of rainfall over northeast Georgia with amounts of 0.5 to 1.0… Read more

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