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Sale of West 3rd Street property delayed

Sale of West 3rd Street property delayed

June 18, 2021–3:13 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has delayed a vote on approving the sale of just over two acres of city-owned property adjacent to the Courtyard by Marriott on West 3rd Street. Rome City Manager Sammy Rich told the commission that the extra time would give the city and the buyer,…

First National Community Bank Welcomes New Chief With Merger

First National Community Bank Welcomes New Chief With Merger

June 18th, 2021 – 1:20 PM Staff Reports – First National Community Bank will welcome Ryan P. Earnest as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2021, upon completion of the merger between First Chatsworth Bankshares Inc. (“FCBI”), parent of First National Community Bank (“FNCB”), and Heritage First Bancshares, Inc. (“HFBI”),…

Two children injured in early morning fire

Two children injured in early morning fire

June 18, 2021–12:52 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Two children were injured in an early morning fire Friday morning. According to Rome Fire Marshal Mary Catherine Chewning, firefighters got a call regarding a structure fire at 52 Washington Street off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There were two children, ages 5 and 10, trapped in the home.…

Rome sees a second arson in less than a month

Rome sees a second arson in less than a month

June 17, 2021–6:44 p.m. STAFF REPORTS/ROME NEWS=TRIBUNE A reward is being offered for information regarding a fire that was intentionally set a fire at an apartment building on Southern Street in North Rome this week. The Rome News-Tribune reports that police who arrived on the scene could smell gasoline and there was a section of…

Rome to Host 2022 ACC Tennis Championships

Rome to Host 2022 ACC Tennis Championships

June 17th, 2021 – 3:20 PM The Atlantic Coast Conference unveiled its championship dates and sites for the 2021-22 academic year on Wednesday. The ACC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships return to Rome, Georgia, for the second straight year April 20-24; to be held at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. “The staff at…

FCS announces new interim principal of Cave Spring Elementary School

FCS announces new interim principal of Cave Spring Elementary School

June 17th, 2021 – 2:40 PM Floyd County Schools – Pepperell Primary School (PPS) assistant principal Mrs. Courtney Hampton will be assuming the role of interim principal for Cave Spring Elementary School (CSES) beginning July 1, 2021. “As a student, teacher, and administrator, Mrs. Hampton has excelled at every level in the Floyd County School…

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