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Rome Shakespeare Festival auditioning for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

The Bard and bluegrass will blend together on the enchantingly lit Town Green in the Spring of 2016, as local theater officials launch the Rome Shakespeare Festival with“A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

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Monday 03/02/2015
Coosa Valley Credit Union names new president
Posted: March 02, 2015

Andy F. Harris, former vice president of lending and member support services, takes the reins at Coosa Valley Credit Union today.

Sunday 03/01/2015
100 Years Ago
Posted: March 01, 2015

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the March 1965 editions of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: March 01, 2015

Wednesday, March 3, 1965

The Eyes Have It: Local photographer uses one image of Rome residents to learn more about his community
Posted: March 01, 2015

Photographer Kelly Moore recently came up with an usual project to help him sharpen his skills during his downtime. But he soon realized that his personal project would open the community’s eyes to people all around them.

Stegall - Bowden Engagement
Posted: March 01, 2015

Dr. and Mrs. Frank Durham Stegall Sr. of Rome announce the engagement of their daughter, Blair Young Stegall of Atlanta, to John Martin Bowden of Decatur, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennie Jean Bowden of Lakeland, Florida.

Wade - Daugherty Engagement
Posted: March 01, 2015

Steve Wade and Rhonda Campbell of Tampa, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Nicole Wade, to Howard (Ward) F. Daugherty Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Daugherty Sr. of Rome.

Blood drive planned at Darlington School to honor teacher battling cancer
Posted: March 01, 2015

Darlington School will host a blood drive Thursday in honor of Laura Hicks, Darlington’s ELA-8 Teaching and Learning Center director.

Saturday 02/28/2015
Nashes named Ambassador Family at March of Dimes kicks off
Posted: February 28, 2015

Parker Nash almost didn’t make it into this world.

“Huked” on a winning feeling: Winners crowned at Harbor House Adult Spell Off
Updated: February 28, 2015 - 6:13 pm

The words were flying fast Friday night at the DeSoto Theatre, but one team was able to stay ahead of the competition.

Local veterans to get Korean medals after long wait
Posted: February 28, 2015

Additional recognition is coming for a group of local veterans who fought in South Korea during the Korean War.

Educator sorority group Delta Kappa Gamma visits Capitol in Atlanta
Posted: February 28, 2015

Local member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority for educators, recently visited the state Capitol.

TV movie “Kingmakers” to be filmed in Rome next month
Posted: February 28, 2015

Filming for a made-for-TV movie, “Kingmakers,” is expected to get underway in Rome sometime between March 11-18 and take up to two weeks to complete.

Friday 02/27/2015
Shorter University celebrates opening of Honors Academy Study Lounge
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 3:03 pm

Shorter University Honors Academy students have a new, peaceful place in Alumni Hall to study thanks to the generous gifts of university supporters Henry “Hank” Rhodes and David Salmon. The bright and roomy study lounge was unveiled during a reception Friday morning.

Darlington to host blood drive in honor of Laura Hicks
Posted: February 27, 2015

ROME, Ga. — Darlington School will host a blood drive on Thursday, March 5, in honor of Laura Hicks, Darlington’s ELA-8 Teaching and Learning Center director. The Blood Assurance Blood Vessel will be at the McCallie-Kennedy Library steps from 2 to 7 p.m. for anyone who would like to participate. Hicks was diagnosed with breast cancer last October following a planned bilateral mastectomy. 

Arbor Day Foundation honors Berry College with 2014 Tree Campus USA®Recognition
Posted: February 27, 2015

Nebraska City, Neb.  — Berry College was recently honored with 2014 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

ABC TV pilot ‘Kingmakers’ opens casting call in Rome
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 11:45 am

The ABC TV Pilot ‘Kingmakers’ has opened an extras casting call in Rome.

GUEST COLUMN: Courage, wisdom and faith
Posted: February 27, 2015

As the Season of Lent is celebrated, many Christian churches will once again hear the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus.

Thursday 02/26/2015
Floyd-Rome Retired Educators host historian Dan Roper
Posted: February 26, 2015

Dan Roper spoke to the Floyd-Rome Retired Educators Association at its February meeting. Roper is the owner, editor and publisher of Georgia Backroads. He searches for the small story within the larger history.

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Rome-Floyd United Way tops million dollar goal
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 7:00 pm

The United Way of Rome and Floyd County has reached its $1 million goal for the 2014-2015 campaign. Last year the campaign generated close to $900,000.

Darlington graduate makes most of Navy Reserves training
Posted: February 25, 2015

Darlington School graduate William Monk has been able to take his time and training on a nuclear submarine and turn it into new opportunities to work and serve his country.