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Haunted on Broad tour tickets are now on sale

August 25, 2019–6:50 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism is hosting a series of Haunted on Broad Tours to be held the first two weekends of October. Hear stories from Rome’s haunted history shared by Southern Paranormal Investigators and the Ridge and Valley Storytelling Guild. Tours will be held on October 4,…

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Portion of Eden Valley Road closed beginning Monday

August 25, 2019–6:45 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd County Public Works is reminding motorists that Eden Valley Road will be closed to thru traffic at the intersection of North Central and South First Street Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The closure will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day and is necessary in order to…

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Braves dish out payback in 4-3 victory over Fireflies

August 25, 2019–12:37 p.m. KEVIN KAREL One day after losing a three-run lead the Rome Braves returned the favor in an exciting 4-3 come-from-behind win over the visiting Columbia Fireflies on Saturday evening. Entering the Bottom of the 6th Rome trailed 3-0 but rallied for four runs on five hits to take the lead. The bullpen…

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Dr. Jarrad Barber joins Harbin Clinic Orthopedics

August 25, 2019–12:30 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Imagine you suddenly couldn’t tie your own shoes, send a loved one a text message or even write your name. Our hands and upper extremities are critical to normal day-to-day function but are easy to take for granted until something goes wrong. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Jarrad Barber was drawn…

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GNTC public notice of upcoming accreditation site visit for practical nursing

August 25, 2019–12:16 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Practical Nursing program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for the initial accreditation of the Practical Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments…

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Floyd announces promotions in Imaging Services

August 25, 2019–12:12 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd has announced several changes in Imaging Services as it works to continue its outstanding level of care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Aimee Griffin has been promoted to Director of Imaging Services for Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center. Griffin is known to…

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Fireworks, ATV ordinances on city commission agenda

August 24, 2019–11:46 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission will consider ordinance amendment regarding fireworks on public property and all-terrain vehicles when they meet Monday. The proposed fireworks ordinance states that no person who is under 18 years of age shall possess any fireworks and no person who is 18 years of age or…

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Columbia Stuns Rome Braves with Late Comeback

August 24, 2019 Kevin Karel – The Rome Braves lost a three run lead in the 9th inning on Friday night and in the process lost the chance to make up ground in the division race as Columbia shocked the home team with a five run rally to win 7-5. The defeat keeps Rome four games…

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Floyd releases app for moms and moms-to-be

August 24, 2019–12:40 a.m. NEWS RELEASE My Floyd Baby is a new mobile app that helps moms-to-be and moms keep track of pregnancy milestones, baby, toddler and child development, and health care checks for the entire family. My Floyd Baby features a pregnancy tracker that includes how much the baby grows from week to week,…

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Georgia DPH investigating possible vaping-related illnesses

August 24, 2019–12:28 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in individuals who reported vaping. Symptoms, which worsen over time, include cough, shortness of breath fatigue, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Multiple states have reported similar cases requiring hospitalization and patients being…

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[Watch] Corkey Kell Classic (Rome Wolves) first game at Baron Stadium

August 23, 2019 – 3:00PM Ethan Garrett – The Corky Kell Classic will kick off the 2019 high school football season for the first time at  Rome’s Georgia’s Barron Stadium with a doubleheader. The Calhoun Yellow Jackets took the Win over the Ridgeland Panthers with a score of 38 to 8. The Rome Wolves played their best…

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RIFF receives grant, announces plans for growth

August 23, 2019–7:18 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Northwest Georgia’s premiere film festival has been awarded a grant that will foster artistic growth in a younger generation of artists and filmmakers throughout the region and beyond. The Rome Area Council for the Arts has named the Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) the recipient of a $2,500 grant…

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Japanese students visit Rome Middle

August 23, 2019–7:05 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Rome, Georgia is hosting a few very special guests this week. They have traveled thousands of miles to see how we live and learn in the U.S., and Rome Middle School had a chance to open their classrooms to 12 Japanese students and three adults who accompanied them. The…

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Swanson helps lead Rome to 14-4 blowout win

August 23, 2019–7:00 a.m. KEVIN KAREL Rehabbing big leaguer Dansby Swanson was in the house and in the lineup for Thursday’s series finale as Rome crushed Kannapolis 14-4 at State Mutual Stadium. The game was tight until Rome blew things wide open with 9 runs in the 7th inning against an over-matched Intimidators bullpen. Following a rain delay…

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Suspect in Rozy Food Mart burglary back in Floyd County

August 23, 2019–7:00 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS The suspect in the May 21 burglary and arson at the Rozy Food Mart near Cave Spring is now lodged in the Floyd County Jail. 22-year old Dustin Wade Smith of Piedmont, Alabama has been held in the Etowah County Detention Center since his arrest in late…

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Two charged with kidnapping

August 23, 2019–6:55 a.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS Two Rockmart teenagers are in the Floyd County Jail accused of kidnapping a 17-year old girl from a location on Robin Hood Road. According to jail records, 18-year old Anterrious Laukee Lester and 18-year old Glenn Earl Walker abducted the juvenile victim by picking her up and…

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Floyd County Schools AP Scholars announced for 2019

August 23, 2019–6:52 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The College Board has released the AP School Scholar Roster and it includes 67 Floyd County Schools (FCS) students earning 92 AP Scholar Awards. These teens were recognized for their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for 2019. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared…

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[WATCH] Rome adds to labor force in July

August 22, 2019–9:08 a.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Rome added to its labor force and number of employed residents in July. According to preliminary data, Rome also saw strong annual numbers. The unemployment rate increased across the one-county metropolitan statistical area (MSA). “July was another solid month…

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Swanson, Riley to Rehab with Rome Braves

August 22, 2019–6:52 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Current Atlanta Braves stars Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley are scheduled to rehab with the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium for the remainder of the current homestand. Barring schedule changes, Swanson is currently slated to play Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Riley is currently scheduled to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday in…

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Rome High School receives advanced placement test scores

August 22, 2019–6:38 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Rome High School students received recognition for outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) scores this past week. RHS boasts a total of 98 AP scholars with an average score of 3.69, plus 13 AP Scholars with Honors, 39 AP Scholars with Distinction,10 National AP Scholars and one AP International Diploma. This…

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