Rome High’s Sound of the Seven Hills named 2018 Grand Champions of the Sixth Annual Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational.

Rome High’s Sound of the Seven Hills named 2018 Grand Champions of the Sixth Annual Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational.

  Media release: The Rome High School Sound of the Seven Hills competed in a marching competition at Albertville High School in Northeast Alabama on Saturday. The Wolves received the highest marks in all categories making them the 2018 Grand Champions of the Sixth Annual Northeast Alabama Marching Invitational. Judges graded Rome on marching, music… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Update: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no. 5 in 4A. Darlington holds at no. 10; Rockmart at no. 3.

Chick-fil-A Sports Update: Rome, Calhoun still no. 1; Cartersville dips to no. 5 in 4A. Darlington holds at no. 10; Rockmart at no. 3.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The AJC’s weekly top 10 ranking of high school football teams:  AJC 5A: Rome remains no. 1 after 35th consecutive win Friday. Now 8-0 on the season. 4A: Cartersville drops a spot to no. 5 after close win over Sandy Creek.… Read more

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Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia drops no. 8 following loss to LSU. Berry now 7-0 on season. Shorter falls again. Coosa Volleyball takes first place in region tournament. Falcons host Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia drops no. 8 following loss to LSU. Berry now 7-0 on season. Shorter falls again. Coosa Volleyball takes first place in region tournament. Falcons host Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Georgia drops from no. 2 to no. 8 in latest AP Top 25 football poll: LSU’s upset knocked the Bulldogs from the no. 2 spot behind Alabama and also allowed the Tigers to climb to the no. 5 spot. LSU was… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Pilot dead in small plane crash near Bartow/Paulding County line. Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek. Weekend guide: Air show takes to skies again, plus photos. Mega Millions jackpot grows.

Heritage First Headlines: Pilot dead in small plane crash near Bartow/Paulding County line. Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek. Weekend guide: Air show takes to skies again, plus photos. Mega Millions jackpot grows.

Pilot dead following small plane crash near Paulding/Bartow county line. WXIA: Flight started in Gainesville, Fla., was en route to Calhoun. Crash Business: Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek offering hair services, personalized gifts, event planning and more. Business Gordon Sheriff and GBI seek help to find missing man from Ranger community. Missing Mega Millions… Read more

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Business: Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek offering hair services, personalized gifts, event planning and more.

Business: Southern Glam Boutique Salon opens in Silver Creek offering hair services, personalized gifts, event planning and more.

  Southern Glam, a new boutique salon, is now open in Silver Creek at 4466 Rockmart Rd. The new shop is a combination of Hair by Heather Salon, owned by Heather Shirley, and Southern Charm Design, Events and Photography, owned by Misty Golden. “We have been friends for a long time and have always talked… Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Final day for ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Air show takes to the skies until 6 p.m. Photos from air show, Fiddlin’ Fest.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Final day for ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ Air show takes to the skies until 6 p.m. Photos from air show, Fiddlin’ Fest.

About this page: The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. To be included, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com. Ware Mechanical Weather Summary: Mostly sunny, high near 80 today. SUNDAY Rome Little Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland.” Showtime at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the DeSoto Theatre.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly sunny, high near 80. Cooler temps return by midweek.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mostly sunny, high near 80. Cooler temps return by midweek.

  OUTLOOK Mostly sunny, high near 80 today. Slight rain chance on Monday and then cooler temps by midweek back in low 70s. FORECAST Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Monday: A 20 percent chance of… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John Steven Brewer, Bobby Joe Crane and Margaret Charlene Testerman

Obituaries: Mr. John Steven Brewer, Bobby Joe Crane and Margaret Charlene Testerman

Mr. John Steven Brewer, age 65, of Atlanta, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at his residence. Steve was born in Rome, Georgia on September 24, 1953, son of the late J. C. Alexander Brewer and the late Mildred Dearing Brewer.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Alexander Brewer and… Read more

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Sunday drive on I-75 in your plans today? Think alternative routes.

Sunday drive on I-75 in your plans today? Think alternative routes.

  Major roadwork on I-75 South in Bartow County — and northbound’s not so cool,either: From Georgia DOT — “There is major roadwork under way on I-75 Southbound and Northbound in Bartow County between mile post 290 and 283. Contractors are performing resurfacing work. Two right lanes are closed southbound and one right lane northbound.… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Berry gets big road win 35-14 at Hendrix. Shorter falls to North Greenville, 41-7.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Berry gets big road win 35-14 at Hendrix. Shorter falls to North Greenville, 41-7.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. COLLEGES/football today: Berry Football: Berry gets another victory at Hendrix, 35-14. The Vikings are now 7-0 on the season. We will have game recap later today. Next: At home vs. Millsaps, 2 p.m., Oct. 20. Schedule Shorter Football:  Shorter falls 41-7 at North… Read more

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Mega Millions jackpot grows to estimated $654 million after no winning tickets sold. Next drawing is Tuesday.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to estimated $654 million after no winning tickets sold. Next drawing is Tuesday.

    From CBS News: No one won the $548 million jackpot in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. That means the estimated jackpot climbs to $654 million, which would be the fourth-largest prize in U.S. history. The winning numbers were 4-24-46-61-70 and Mega Ball: 7. The jackpot has been growing since it was last won July 24.… Read more

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WEIS: Investigation under way after body found in field along County Road 7 in Cherokee, Ala.

WEIS: Investigation under way after body found in field along County Road 7 in Cherokee, Ala.

From WEIS radio: An investigation is under way after a deceased body was found in a cotton field at a location on County Road 7 in Cherokee County near the Etowah County line. According to Cherokee County Chief Investigator Josh Summerford a farmer made the discovery on Friday afternoon. Summerford said that no additional information is… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: $35 million ‘aviation academy’ coming to Paulding. Rome man indicted for July murder. Great turnout for ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’. Busy weekend with Fiddlin’ Fest, airshow and more.

Heritage First Headlines: $35 million ‘aviation academy’ coming to Paulding. Rome man indicted for July murder. Great turnout for ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’. Busy weekend with Fiddlin’ Fest, airshow and more.

Deal announces $35 million “aviation academy” coming to Paulding Northwest Airport. What it means. Academy Rome man indicted on murder charge from July shooting that killed 37-year-old LaMario Majors. Total of 44 indictments returned this week. Indictments Wright Bagby earns Darlington’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Bagby Christian Coomer’s swearing in ceremony to the state Court of Appeals is… Read more

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Deal announces $35 million “aviation academy” coming to Paulding Northwest Airport. What it means.

Deal announces $35 million “aviation academy” coming to Paulding Northwest Airport. What it means.

The headline: A $35 million aviation academy is coming to Silver Comet Field at Paulding Northwest Airport to be part of Chattahoochee Technical College. It will offer Federal Aviation Administration-certified programs “to earn an Aviation Maintenance Technician – Airframe technical certificate of credit, which allows a student to become certified in all parts of an… Read more

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Rome man indicted on murder charge from July shooting that killed 37-year-old LaMario Majors. Total of 44 indictments returned this week.

Rome man indicted on murder charge from July shooting that killed 37-year-old LaMario Majors. Total of 44 indictments returned this week.

  Keilan Laron Orr, a suspect in the July murder of LaMario Majors, indicted on murder charge. His indictment was part of the grand jury presentments released on Friday. Case background: From Rome Police: On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at approximately 11:50 p.m.,  officers from the Rome Police Department responded to 814 Maple Ave. in reference… Read more

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Wright Bagby earns Darlington’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Wright Bagby earns Darlington’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Media release: As Darlington celebrates its Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Office announces Wright Bagby (’63, LD ’12) is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award. “Wright is not about Wright. Wright is about everyone else,” said Bob Hortman (’72), chairman of the Board of Trustees. “He has volunteered and given of himself countless hours,… Read more

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Great turnout for 11th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

Great turnout for 11th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

They started to assemble at 11 a.m. at Rotary Plaza and by lunch time, were on Broad Street in downtown Rome to call attention to domestic violence. It marked the 11th edition of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, and the turn out, support and fall weather couldn’t have been better. Read more

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