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Rain not expected to stop races, Steeplechase, egg hunt

The slight threat of drizzling rain throughout the morning might make for soggy conditions and gray skies, but isn’t expected to stop today’s planned events — which include foot races, horse races and an egg hunt.

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Thursday 04/17/2014
Holy Week Calendar of events
Posted: April 17, 2014

Berry College’s House O’ Dreams will host an Easter Sunday service at 7 p.m. Berry College Chaplin Jon Huggins is preaching and the Mount Berry Church worship band will lead music. Buses will start at 6 p.m. to shuttle people from the Frost Chapel parking lot to the House O’ Dreams where refreshments will be provided during the service. Frost Chapel will serve as the back-up location in case of rain.

Upcoming musical and art events
Posted: April 17, 2014

The CounterPoint Music Festival runs April 25-27 at Kingston Downs. Hiphop duo Outkast will headline the event which will feature several other bands including Foster the People, Pretty Lights, Major Lazer and Flux Pavilion. Advanced, VIP and general admission tickets are available for individual days of the festival as well as three-day passes. Visit to purchase tickets and to see a complete list of performers.

Fire Fly Fling to feature new theme, venue, art
Posted: April 17, 2014

Rome Area Council for the Arts will host its annual spring fundraising event, the Fire Fly Fling, on April 25.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
National Gallery of Art selects Darlington teacher for summer institute
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 4:03 pm

Darlington art teacher Jennifer Moore has been selected to participate in the National Gallery of Art's Summer Teacher Institute in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Tuesday 04/15/2014
Budweiser Clydesdale will be on Broad Street Friday
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 5:20 pm

On Friday, April 18th, one of the World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be on Broad Street in Rome to help you sample Day-Fresh Budweiser. Our friends at the Cartersville Brewery are delivering us a pallet of Budweiser made that day so consumers can experience the freshest beer possible. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m.

Young Romans features Main Elementary, Armuchee High School
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, we visit Main Elementary School and spend a morning with students learning about “The Great Fire” in Amanda Mayo’s sixth-grade class and get some math tutoring from Mrs. Whitaker’s fourth-grade class.

Art Rocks Athens Festival comes to Athens Memorial Day weekend
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 4:09 pm

On Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, Art Rocks Athens will be opening a series of free exhibitions featuring visual arts, posters and graphics, historical artifacts from musicians and collectors, dance, film and live music performances in Athens.

Monday 04/14/2014
Berry College Singer Performs with Rome Symphony
Posted: April 14, 2014

ROME, Ga. – A Berry College student and winner of the Young Artists Competition will perform with the Rome Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Rome City Auditorium.

Gandy wins first place in Daughters of the American Revolution competition
Posted: April 14, 2014

Julia Vera Ables Gandy, a Rome native and member of the Fielding Lewis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Marietta, took first place in the national organization’s art, sculpture and china competition.

Georgia Institute of Technology names Roman as scholar
Posted: April 14, 2014

Georgia Institute of Technology has identified Dillon Weeks of Rome as eligible to join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Less than 10 percent of students at Georgia Tech receive this honor each year. This premier honor society invites high-achieving first- and second-year undergraduates.

Howell inducted into honor society
Posted: April 14, 2014

Kelsey Suzanne Howell, daughter of Charles Howell and Dondra Price of Rome, was inducted into XI Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., on April 4.

Rome family wins FirstBank Mortgage Partners scholarship
Posted: April 14, 2014

FirstBank Mortgage Partners has awarded $54,000 in scholarships to customers in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee as part of the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship program, including five scholarship awards in Georgia.

Activities to celebrate the life of Rome's First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson to begin in August
Posted: April 14, 2014

Beginning the summer of 2014, Rome Area Council for the Arts announces a year of celebration of the life and work of the former First Lady and Rome native, Ellen Axson Wilson (1860-1914). The capstone event will be an exhibition of her original oil paintings on loan from the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, DC, plus several local pieces. The exhibit, The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson, will be on display July through October at the Martha Berry Museum at Oak Hill.

Sunday 04/13/2014
Magnolia Portrait: Liz Bates
Posted: April 13, 2014

This article originally ran in Magnolia Magazine's Winter 2013 edition.

Magnolia of the Past: Helen Dean Rhodes provided the musical soundtrack to Roman life for decades
Posted: April 13, 2014

This article originally appeared in Magnolia Magazine's Winter 2013 edition.

For the Health of It Dog not just man’s trusted companion
Posted: April 13, 2014

This article originally appeared in Magnolia Magazine's Winter 2013 edition.

Magnolia Portrait: Rosaland Daniel Gooden
Posted: April 13, 2014

This article originally ran in Magnolia Magazine's Winter 2013 edition.

100 Years Ago
Posted: April 13, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Wednesday, April 15, 1964, edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: April 13, 2014

Wednesday, April 15, 1964

Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale’s greenery lures faithful, continues today
Posted: April 13, 2014

Wheeling around little wagon stuffed with all kinds of colored plants and herbs, Curtis Gardner of Rome walked around the annual Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale — ready to live up to his name.