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Saturday 08/30/2014
OZ MENT: The soldiers made the wrong choice
Posted: August 30, 2014

Today, I want to talk about the soldiers, who actually carried out the brutal crucifixion of our Lord. How much responsibility belongs to them in the death of Christ? Are they guilty?

Musical fellowship continues today at Armuchee Bluegrass Festival
Posted: August 30, 2014

Behind the open tailgate of a 1972 olive-yellow Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup, Bryce Hicks, of Cedartown, grinned as he picked his banjo Friday evening and watched Jesse Slay, of Buchanan, bang out chords on his guitar in sync.

Retired Educators group installs officers
Posted: August 30, 2014

The Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association has elected and installed new officers for 2014-2015. 

Friday 08/29/2014
September First Friday in Downtown Cartersville Kid’s activities, farmers market vendors and free concert
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 1:43 pm

CARTERSVILLE – The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority invites you to the September First Friday event, “Buy Fresh, Buy Local.” Sponsored by Cartersville Medical Center, the event will take place on Friday, September 5th, at Friendship Plaza in historic downtown Cartersville.

Rome-Floyd E.C.O. River Education Center volunteers recognized for service
Posted: August 29, 2014

Two volunteers with the Rome-Floyd E.C.O. River Education Center were honored for their service during the Rome City Commission meeting Monday.

Aug. 7 named Purple Heart Day
Posted: August 29, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in Georgia to honor military veterans wounded in combat. 

Thursday 08/28/2014
Georgia rolls out new guide to foodie destinations in state’s Appalachian region
Posted: August 28, 2014

ATLANTA – Food lovers will now have an easier way to locate delicious culinary-related destinations in Georgia’s Appalachian region, thanks to a new guide launched today in the state.

Locally made film ‘Blind Tiger’ to be screened in Cedartown Aug. 28
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 11:16 am

Every town has its myths. In Bluffton, Alabama, myth takes the form of a man — a presumed legendary bootlegger named William Anderson “Bell Tree” Smith. An entrepreneur, shrewd businessman and infamous purveyor of fine, illegal spirits, Smith’s legend has been told and re-told throughout the region for more than a hundred years, far outlasting even the town in which he sold his wares. But every man, especially one of myth, has his contradictions.  

Rome International Film Festival runs Sept. 5-7 at DeSoto Theatre
Posted: August 28, 2014

Heading into its eleventh year, the Rome International Film Festival returns to downtown Rome on Sept. 4 with the opening night film “No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie.” The film is directed by Troy Kotsur and stars Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin. It will screen as the first feature of this year’s four-day event.

Sen. Hufstetler, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visit Phoenix Air
Posted: August 28, 2014

Dr. Doug Olson (left), a flight doctor with Phoenix Air in Cartersville, poses with Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, at the Phoenix facility Wednesday. Olson was part of the crew that tended to Dr. Kent Brantly during his 16-hour evacuation from Liberia with the Ebola virus earlier this month. Hufstetler was joined by Sen. Bruce Thompson, R-Cartersville, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle during the visit to Phoenix Air to learn about complex medical issues that were dealt with during the flight.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
Moon Gallery series now underway at Berry College
Posted: August 27, 2014

ROME, Ga. - The Berry College Moon Gallery has opened its first show of the season with Atlanta-based artist Shana Robbins.

Trivia Answer to Rome News-Tribune trivia at Johnny's New York Style Pizza
Posted: August 27, 2014

The Rome News-Tribune sponsored trivia takes place each week at Johnny's New York Style Pizza on Broad Street Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

GHC's Laura Musselwhite named to University of New Mexico post
Posted: August 27, 2014

Laura Musselwhite, interim vice president of academic affairs at Georgia Highlands College, has been named the chief academic officer and dean of instruction at the University of New Mexico — Valencia Campus.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Chiaha Guild launches performing arts grant, renews visual arts grant
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 1:14 am

The Chiaha Guild of Arts and Crafts announces a new mini-grant to fund performing arts projects in Floyd County.

Rome International Film Festival to show Berry College professor's film
Posted: August 26, 2014

ROME, Ga. –  A Berry College professor’s whodunit mystery with graphic novel-style animation and amazing wildlife shots will be shown at the Rome International Film Festival on Sept. 5.

Monday 08/25/2014
Rome International Film Festival releases full 2014 lineup
Posted: August 25, 2014

ROME, GEORGIA — Earlier this month, the Rome International Film Festival (RIFF) announced No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Move and B.F.E. as the opening and closing night films, respectively, of its 11th annual festival. Now, RIFF is pleased to announce the complete lineup of its four-day September event.

Anonymous man calls for people to 'wake up'
Posted: August 25, 2014

The intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Turner McCall has seen it's fair share of people promoting businesses and causes with signs. Today a man wearing a Guy Fawkes Mask who says he's a supporter of the online activist group Anonymous, and who wished to remain anonymous, held up a placard calling for people to "wake up."

Berry College Farmers Market seeking vendors
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 2:54 pm

ROME, Ga. – The Berry College Farmers Market is seeking vendors for the Sept. 20 sale.

MEGA ice bucket challenge planned for next month
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Three native Romans are challenging their hometown to take part in the social media trend known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the first Friday in September.

ALS challenge supporting Freddie Giles raises $7,162
Updated: August 25, 2014 - 1:28 pm

From the top of the steps at First Baptist Church of Lindale, Freddie Giles of Silver Creek thanked his church family and friends Sunday for “the most awesome birthday present ever.”