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Local News

Cave Spring seats filled; Rome has fight for commission seats

Two more candidates qualified Wednesday, setting up contested races in both Rome City Commission wards — and Cave Spring’s Nov. 5 election … Read more

Floyd Medical Center loses open heart surgery appeal

Floyd Medical Center has lost its appeal of a Department of Community Health decision to deny the hospital a certificate of need to provide… Read more

Ware is sole qualifier for Cave Spring mayor

Rob Ware was the sole qualifier for the Cave Spring mayoral post. Read more

Love qualifies for Ward 1 Rome commission race

Charles Love qualified Wednesday to seek one of the three Ward 1 Rome City Commission seats in the Nov. 5 election. Read more

McDaniel to seek new term on Rome City Commission

Craig McDaniel qualified Wednesday to run for one of the three Ward 3 Rome City Commission seats in the Nov. 5 election. Read more

Police & Fire

Man charged with interstate custody interference

A North Carolina man was in jail without bond Wednesday, charged with failing to return a child after his visitation period was up. Read more

Rome woman charged with controlled substance violation

A 55-year-old Rome woman was charged with felony possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance after a Floyd County sheriff's deputy fou… Read more

Report: Charges added after escape from patrol car

More charges were added after a person slipped their handcuffs in the back of a Floyd County Sheriff's vehicle after being arrested on a fa… Read more

Floyd County Jail arrest reports, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 8 a.m.

Floyd County Jail releases arrest reports twice daily - 8 a.m. & 8 p.m. Read more

 
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Sports

PREP SOFTBALL: Darlington drops season opener to Coosa in Swafford's first game

According to the Georgia High School Association, softball teams can start practicing at the end of July. Read more

PREP FOOTBALL: New-look Wolves open season with Marietta in Corky Kell Classic

(Format like you guys do for your CFF stories please) Read more

ROME BRAVES: Swanson, Riley to rehab with Rome Braves this weekend

With the end of the regular season less than two weeks away, some big league help is coming in for the Rome Braves. Read more

Weather Today

Showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

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92° 73°

Showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Humidity:66%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SW at 6 mph
Chance of Rain:40%
UV Index:10 Very High
Sunrise:07:06:54 AM
Sunset:08:19:37 PM
 
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Entertainment

Shay Mooney expecting second child

Dan + Shay star Shay Mooney has announced he's set to become a father again with his wife Hannah expecting another little boy. Read more

Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter's joint birthday gift for Brody Jenner

Miley Cyrus and Kaitlynn Carter sent Brody Jenner a joint present for his 36th birthday; a box from the marijuana dispensary Lowell Farms with a weed bouquet. Read more

Amir Khan to be dad again

Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom have announced they are set to welcome their third child, a baby boy, into the world. Read more

Christie Brinkley's children 'laughed' at her signing up for Dancing with the Stars

Christie Brinkley's children thought it was hilarious when their mother told them she is going on 'Dancing with the Stars'. Read more

Julianne Hough feels 'lucky' for support after sexuality confession

Julianne Hough feels "really lucky" to have support from her family and friends after she came out as "not straight" earlier this month. Read more

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Thu
40%92° 73°
Scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.Fri
40%89° 71°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the upper 60s.Sat
20%90° 69°
More clouds than sun. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Sun
20%84° 68°
Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Mon
40%83° 68°
Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Tue
30%88° 69°
Slight chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid 60s.Wed
30%90° 66°
 
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Opinion

1970s decade reunion and the Class of '80

You can never wrong at a party with your friends from high school. East Rome High School’s classes of 1970 through 1979 are planning a ’70s… Read more

Obituaries

LaRue, Tammy

Tammy Jean LaRue, age 60, of Rome, passed away in a local hospital on Sunday August 18, 2019. Tammy was born September 28, 1958, in Floyd C… Read more

Collier, William

Mr. William Gene Collier, age 87, of Rome, Ga., passed away after a long illness Monday, August 19, 2019. Mr. Collier was born in Tifton, G… Read more

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