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U.S. Army jazz trumpeter playing at Berry College

ROME, Ga --- United States Army Band trumpet player, Sgt. 1st Class Graham E. Breedlove will perform Thursday, (Oct. 23) as part of the Berry College Concert Series.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Chiaha fair, block party among variety of events on the horizon
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:37 am

From zombies and ghosts, to the arts and crafts, Saturday is chock-full of events that promise fun for the whole family.

Taste of Home Cooking School set for Tuesday at The Forum
Posted: October 20, 2014

The emcee of the Taste of Home Cooking School will be a familiar face — and voice.

Peeler receives Farm Bureau award
Posted: October 20, 2014

Floyd County Farm Bureau member Iris Peeler received a district Excellence in Agriculture award from the Georgia Farm Bureau.

Model alumni gather for 50th reunion
Posted: October 20, 2014

Model High School 50th reunion attendees gather for a group photo. Pictured in the front are Ann Sharp Adams (from left), Starla Sherrill Davis, Laura Jones, Sherry Guyton, Shirley Miller Lindsey, Janice McCain Henderson, Betty Payne Wilson, Shirley Campbell Duvall, Gaile Carroll Wood and Carol Braden Bradshaw. In the second row are Evelyn Jackson McClendon (from left), Susie Shaw Dotson, Margaret Fletcher Parmer, Jeanette Tate Rhinehart, Carol Robbins Bragg, Barbara Canada Touchstone, JoAnn Goss Kerns, Elaine Skelton Keasler, Wayne Keasler, Pat Cromer Law, Johnny Henderson, Charles White, Sherry Carroll Floyd, Jim Darby, Louise Paris Edwards, Paula Lynch Jones, Sharyne Self Gaddis, Helen Smith and C.L. Tate. In the third row are Bud Self (from left), Bill Payne, John Early, Jerry Hight, Johnnie Fowler, Ken Couch, Jim Laney, Ralph Davis, Tommy Kiser, Willis White, Doyle Morris, Alvin Williams, Jim West and Ron Cochran.

More than 70,000 attend Wings Over North Georgia air show
Posted: October 20, 2014

Attendance at the 2014 Wings Over North Georgia air show may have broken records this year, an airport official said Sunday.

Sunday 10/19/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: October 19, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Thursday, Oct. 22, 1964 edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: October 19, 2014

Sunday, Oct. 18, 1964

Wisdom ride a labor of love for Billy Puryear of Armuchee
Posted: October 19, 2014

It was another routine third Saturday of October for Billy Puryear. For the past 35 years the Floyd County farmer has pulled on his jeans and boots, saddled his horse and led the John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride through Floyd County.

Freeman - Gautier Wedding
Posted: October 19, 2014

Jennifer Leigh Gautier and John Samuel Freeman Jr. were married at 5 p.m, on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, on the beach at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beverly T. Gautier of Sanford, North Carolina. The groom is the son of Belvin Stewart Freeman of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Mr. and Mrs. John Samuel Freeman, Sr. of Rome.

Geocachers to hunt treasures again in Rome next year
Posted: October 19, 2014

As Romans went about their business on a beautiful Saturday, they saw groups of people walking around town as if they were looking for something. They were. Hundreds of people from all over the U.S. are participating in Rome’s first geocaching mega-event.

Chapman - Knight Engagement
Posted: October 19, 2014

Mark and Telisa Chapman of Rome announce the engagement of their daughter, Savanna Lauren Chapman, to Joe Vardaman Knight III, son of Sue Garrett Knight and the late Joe Vardaman Knight Jr.

Stories and Shadows: Ghost Tours take participants on an eerie walk through Cave Spring and awaken restless shades from a hidden past
Posted: October 19, 2014

From restless specters of Civil War soldiers to mysterious happenings near its famous cave, the city of Cave Spring will allow visitors to see its ghostly side on Oct. 25.

Parker - Montgomery Wedding
Posted: October 19, 2014

Rebekah Anne Montgomery and Daniel Woodruff Parker were married at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.18, 2014 at Morris Chapel at Darlington School. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Watts Conyers Montgomery of Rome. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Daniel Parker Jr. of Columbus.  

Wings Over North Georgia air show continues today at airport
Posted: October 19, 2014

“Where are they, daddy? Where are the Thunderbirds?” questioned Ethan Park, 4, as he searched the sky Saturday and anxiously swiveled back and forth on the shoulders of his father, Bryan Park of Marietta.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Roar of jets can be heard as Wings Over North Georgia hits full throttle
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Update: The Wings over North Georgia is roaring over  Armuchee this afternoon. The event at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport will continue Sunday.

Company honors employee's 28 years of dedication
Posted: October 18, 2014

The officers of Rome Electric Motor Works Inc. present David Jackson with a plaque and $20 U.S. double eagle gold coin minted in 1904. This presentation was in honor of Jackson and his 28 years of hard work and dedication to Rome Electric. Jackson was hired in 1986 and served as a salesman for most of his time employed at the company. Pictured are Shellie Bowling (from left), Bill Bowling, David Jackson, Charles Bowling and Annette Bowling.

Friday 10/17/2014
​​Tickets Now Available for Empty Bowls Benefit
Posted: October 17, 2014

The Rome and Floyd County EmptyBowls 12th Annual Benefit will take place Tuesday, Nov. 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. The public is invited to attend and tickets are now available at the Rome Visitors’ Center. Cost of tickets is $20 until November 4th and the price will increase to $25 on November 5th. Attendees will enjoy a soup and salad dinner and receive a bowl created by a local potter.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to Rome Action Ministries. Last year’s event raised over $9,000 for the William S. Davies Shelter.

Myrtle Hill Cemetery tours featuring the life of Ellen Axson Wilson
Posted: October 17, 2014

ROME, GA. — Where Romans Rest …..a walking guided tour of Rome’s Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery is slated for Saturday.  Myrtle Hill Cemetery was established in 1857 and is a museum of Rome history.

Vintage planes offer thrilling ride during practice for air show
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Watching vintage airplanes fill the skies of Floyd County for the Wings Over North Georgia air show is exciting enough, but the best seat in the house is riding copilot in a 1940s SNJ-2 with the GEICO Skytypers.

COLUMN: Where is God in times of trouble?
Posted: October 17, 2014

Why does God allow tragic things to happen to the human race, even to the people who love and respect him as God?