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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”),…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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Report: Man who fled traffic stop in Rome arrested in Chattooga County

June 17, 2021–2:25 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A Rome man was arrested after he fled from a traffic stop on Martha Berry Boulevard. According to Floyd County Jail records, 43-year old Terrance Jermaine Osborne refused verbal commands to exit his vehicle before taking off, eventually reaching speeds of more than 100 miles an hour.…

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Jobless claims down in Rome

June 17, 2021–2:20 p.m. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR First-time claims for unemployment insurance fell in the Rome area last month. According to the Georgia Department of Labor, there were 799 initial claims filed in May, down from 1,218 in April. There were a whopping 7,309 in May of last year. Rome has also gained 2,600…

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Man accused of assaulting woman

June 17, 2021–2:16 p.m. FLOYD COUNTY JAIL RECORDS A 26-year old Rome man was arrested at his residence on West Little Indian Trail Wednesday on a felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault. According to the warrant, Jamie Lee Cundiff II placed his hand over the nose and mouth of the victim, depriving her of…

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RCC: Special Called Meeting scheduled for June 18th

June  16th, 2021 – 4:00 PM Staff Reports – There will be a special called meeting of the Rome City Commission on June 18th to approve the sale of 2.14 acres of City-owned property on West 3rd Street to Impact Rome River District, LLC (Four Stone Real Estate). The meeting takes place at 8:00 a.m. at…

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Extended hours for upcoming GHC application events

June 16th, 2021 – 2:10 PM Georgia Highlands College – Applying to Georgia Highlands College (GHC) for the upcoming fall semester just got a little easier thanks to upcoming application events with extended hours. GHC will be holding special application events on the Floyd campus in Rome on June 22; simultaneously across the Marietta, Paulding,…

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Lindale Independence Day Celebration scheduled for June 26th

June 16th, 2021 – 11:15 AM Restoration Lindale, Inc –   Lindale will celebrate America’s birthday during an Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 26. A parade will start at 10 a.m. and travels from Pepperell Primary School to the First Baptist Church of Lindale. It is free to participate and the lineup begins at 9:30…

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Harbin Clinic welcomes 10 new physicians

June 16, 2021–8:07 a.m. NEWS RELEASE For 150 years, Harbin Clinic has demonstrated its commitment to providing high-quality, local medical care to patients throughout Northwest Georgia. As the state’s largest privately owned, physician-led healthcare organization with an established and trusted reputation in the communities it serves, Harbin Clinic recognizes the critical importance of recruiting world-class…

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Toussaint strong in first rehab assignment

June 16, 2021–7:39 a.m. ROME BRAVES Touki Toussaint made his first rehab appearance of the 2021 season at State Mutual Stadium on Tuesday night, his first official outing in 85 days. Rome (19-18) dropped its opener to the Bowling Green Hot Rods (25-12), 7-3. It was Toussaint’s first appearance since a Spring Training game versus…

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ULDC kickoff meeting held Tuesday

June 15, 2021–9:27 p.m. STAFF REPORTS A kickoff meeting was held Tuesday to mark the start of the process to update and simplify Rome and Floyd County’s Unified Land Development Code. The current code is nearly 20-years old. During the process, consultants from Town Planning & Urban Design Collaborative, LLC will be assisting the City…

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Main Elementary and Exchange Club receive Adopt-A-Mile award

June 15, 2021–9:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE The students of Main Elementary can enjoy their summer knowing that they have taken positive action and greatly contributed to their community, to the point of recognition. Embraced in partnership with the Exchange Club of Rome, Main Elementary has had the privilege to participate in the Adopt-A-Mile program and…

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Fireworks & Patriotic Party in the Park Back for July 4th

June 15th, 2021 – 5:20 PM Rome Floyd Parks and Recreation – After a year hiatus, the Patriotic Party in the Park sponsored by Redmond Regional Medical Center returns to Ridge Ferry Park on Sunday, July 4. The event which begins in the afternoon will have food vendors as well as live music from Down…

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GNTC announces Free Application Week for the Fall Semester

June 15th, 2021 – 12:45 PM Georgia Northwestern Technical College – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will host a Free Application Week, July 12-16, to help those who are seeking to enroll in the fall semester. During Free Application Week, GNTC will waive the $25 application fee for all new applicants. The admissions deadline for…

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Red Cross issue plea for blood donations

June 15, 2021–11:09 a.m. NEWS RELEASE The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage. This, as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants, and elective surgeries rise and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Donors of all blood types – especially type O and those giving platelets – are urged to make an appointment to…

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ULDC kickoff event Tuesday night

June 14, 2021–10:05 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The City of Rome and Floyd County are beginning the process of updating and simplifying the Unified Land Development Code and the community is invited to a kickoff event Tuesday night. Citizens are encouraged to attend to learn about the goals of the ULDC project and to share ideas…

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City commission approves industrial wastewater surcharges

June 16, 2021–9:48 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The Rome City Commission has approved increases in industrial wastewater surcharges. Prior to the vote, Water Reclamation Plan Director Johnny Massingill said this is not a local decision. The changes are the result of federal law that requires the city to charge industries the cost of treating their waste.…

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