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Wednesday 10/29/2014
Area gas prices well below national average of $3.02
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Gas prices are well below the national average of $3.02 this week with prices in our area as low as $2.53, according to

Georgia labor official: Recession rebound continues
Posted: October 29, 2014

Mark Butler, head of the Georgia Department of Labor, last week described how his department has shifted its focus on reviving economic growth following the Great Recession.

Gov. Nathan Deal drops by Rome airport in campaign stop Tuesday morning
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 1:28 am

Gov. Nathan Deal hammered his Democratic opponent at an early Tuesday stop in Rome, touting his own accomplishments as a cadre of statewide officials urged Republicans to vote in the upcoming Nov. 4 general election.

Tuesday 10/28/2014
GHC joins eCore to provide more online courses
Posted: October 28, 2014

Georgia Highlands College partnered with eCore, the University of Georgia System approved online class provider, to offer students greater online class availability beginning spring 2015.

Dick Yarbrough: A salute to one trying to make this a better world
Posted: October 28, 2014

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

Little River Canyon Fest: A celebration of art and nature on Nov. 1
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 3:39 pm

Jacksonville State University’s Little River Canyon Center will host its 6th annual Canyon Fest Saturday, November 1, 2014. Designed to encourage an appreciation for the environment, its resources and local culture the JSU Canyon Center has organized a day filled with local music, cuisine, art and vendors. The festivities for that day also include live demonstrations, art sales, activities, exhibits and more!

Citizen files appeal challenging Fort Oglethorpe election chief’s decision
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 11:39 am

A Fort Oglethorpe citizen has filed a court appeal challenging Charles Sharrock’s run for a city council seat.

Rome man accused of making threats on Facebook
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 12:51 am

A Rome man accused of threatening a woman on Facebook was held Tuesday without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

LakePoint announces partnership with United States Basketball Association
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 1:50 am

The United States Basketball Association has signed a deal with the LakePoint Sporting Community to bring its national championships to courts in Cobb and Bartow counties in 2015 and then to the LakePoint development in 2016.

Rome pediatrician organizing panel of speakers, music and dance for anti-bullying rally
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Dr. Raj Miniyar said he sees some of the effects of bullying in his practice, kids who are often physically sick because of the mental stress they endure or parents asking him to give their children a magic pill to make them feel better.

Crumbley remembered at funeral service as teen full of smiles
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Alexander “Alex” Bray­den Crumbley would help lead a chant for the Model High School band before it took the field.

Monday 10/27/2014
GDOL: Georgia continues to rank among leading states for job creation
Posted: October 27, 2014

ATLANTA -- Georgia continues to rank sixth in the nation and third in the Southeast in over-the-year job creation. The state gained 80,000 non-seasonally-adjusted jobs between September 2013 and September 2014, for a growth rate of 2.0 percent. The comparable national job growth rate for the same period was also 2.0 percent.

Sam Nunn visits Rome to campaign for daughter's U.S. Senate bid
Posted: October 27, 2014

Sam Nunn, former U.S. senator from Georgia, visited Rome this afternoon at the Floyd County Democratic Party headquarters, 5 Broad St. Nunn’s daughter, Michelle Nunn, is running for the U.S. Senate against Republican David Perdue.

Shorter University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts to present choral concert
Posted: October 27, 2014

Rome, Ga. — Shorter University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts will present its fall choral concert, “Friendship and Faith,” on Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The Homecoming Weekend event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for senior adults and students. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Shorter University Box Office at 706-233-7288 or emailing>.

Gas prices continue to drop slowly as price of oil falls
Posted: October 27, 2014

Gas prices continued to slowly fall Monday throughout the country as oil prices continue to drop, according to

Braves hire hitting coach Seitzer from Toronto
Posted: October 27, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have hired Kevin Seitzer from the Toronto Blue Jays to replace Greg Walker as hitting coach.

Walker was assisted by Scott Fletcher this season as the Braves finished 79-83.

The 52-year-old Seitzer was the hitting coach for Arizona during part of the 2007 season, for Kansas City from 2009-12 and for the Blue Jays this past season. The former All-Star third baseman hit .295 in 12 major league seasons with the Royals, Milwaukee, Oakland and Cleveland.

Walker resigned after the Braves finished 14th among National League teams, ahead of only San Diego, in runs scored. Fletcher and third base coach Doug Dascenzo also are not returning.

The Braves announced Thursday that John Hart has agreed to a three-year deal as president of baseball operations.

David Perdue visits Rome Republican party headquarters
Posted: October 27, 2014

Get out to vote was the message from U.S. Senate candidate David Perdue as he made a stop at the Floyd County Republican Party office at 339 Broad St., this morning.

Police: Shannon woman kicked child out of van
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 2:31 pm

A Shannon woman remained in jail Sunday, charged with first-degree child cruelty.

Bank robbery suspect caught in Polk County
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 1:00 am

Officials in two counties are working to uncover the details of how suspects in a Monday bank robbery in Rome made their way to Polk County and were captured within a matter of hours.

Sunday 10/26/2014
Community rallies to help soldier wounded in Afghanistan
Updated: October 27, 2014 - 2:30 pm

ADAIRSVILLE — A community has rallied to ready a home for Army Spc. Eugene Perry Young, who was paralyzed last year by a suicide bomber a little more than four months into a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.