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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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Kannapolis escapes with narrow 4-2 victory over Rome

August 22, 2019–6:30 p.m. KEVIN KAREL The Rome offense took a step back from its Tuesday exploits in a 4-2 defeat at the hands of the Kannapolis Intimidators on Wednesday afternoon. Hits with runners in scoring position were especially hard to come by as Kannapolis evened the series and set up a rubber game for…

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Old Rockmart Road at County Line closed Thursday

August 21, 2019–7:52 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Norfolk Southern will close Old Rockmart Road Thursday from approximately 9 am – 3 pm for repairs at the crossing near the Polk County line. They will post a detour and contact 911 prior to the actual closing. The detour will include Byrd Station, Fish Creek and Stewart Road…

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GHC’s economic impact approaches $180 million

August 21, 2019–7:32 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The University System of Georgia (USG) recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $17 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was nearly $180 million. The USG report is for Fiscal Year 2018 and is…

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Election qualifying has ended, 11 seeking six Rome City Commission seats

August 24, 2019–12:30 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Qualifying has ended for the November Municipal Election in Rome. The following have qualified for Rome City Commission Ward 1: Bill Irmscher (I), Milton Slack (I), Sundai Stevenson (I), Jim Bojo, Mark Cochran, and Charles Love Ward 3: Bill Collins (I), Craig McDaniel (I), Jamie Palmer, JJ Walker Seifert,…

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