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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Coosa Valley Credit Union donates to Toys For Tots
Posted: December 17, 2014

Coosa Valley Credit Union made a $1,500 donation in the name of the company groups it serves to the Toys for Tots Foundation to help support their 2014 campaign.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
North Heights Elementary named runner-up in 2014 School Spirit of Green Awards
Posted: December 16, 2014

ATLANTA —Today the Georgia Recycling Coalition awarded the 2014 School Spirit of Green award to Fair Oaks Elementary of Cobb County, Georgia; the school will receive the $500 prize to boost their program.

Darlington's Nida named Optimist Club Student of the Semester
Posted: December 16, 2014

Eighth-grader Carolyn Nida was recognized as Darlington's Optimist Club Student of the Semester at a special luncheon on Dec. 8.

Young Romans to present Christmas prep, code writing
Posted: December 16, 2014

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, students at Johnson Elementary School are getting geared up for the holidays.

FCPD names Chris Fincher Officer of the Year, honors Perry Maynard after 41 years of service
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:10 am

From staff reports

Monday 12/15/2014
Main Steppers are like school celebrities to younger students
Posted: December 15, 2014

When Pam Davis decided to start the Main Steppers, she did it because she wanted a Black History Month performance that was kid-oriented.

Book signing this week to benefit animal rescue organizations
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 1:10 am

Atlanta author Row Henson will be in Rome on Thursday to sign copies of her book “Travels with Mac ’n’ Row.” The event will be at Hardy on Broad, 436 Broad St., in the Forrest Building, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Sunday 12/14/2014
Fifty Years Ago
Updated: December 14, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Friday, Dec. 18, 1964

Building Bridges: Rome native’s online campaign to help his sick friend could have him swimming across the Etowah on Christmas day
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 8:03 am

An unlikely friendship between a Rome man and a mother of four living in Atlanta has led to a crusade of sorts and the result could be an icy swim across the Etowah River.

100 Years Ago
Updated: December 14, 2014 - 5:22 pm

As it appeared in the FIFTY YEARS AGO column in the 1914 and 1964 editions of the Rome News-Tribune

Crowds turn out for Lindale, Cave Spring parades
Posted: December 14, 2014

This is Santa’s busiest time of year.

Saturday 12/13/2014
Darlington Class of ’53 gathers for luncheon
Posted: December 13, 2014

Members of the Darlington School Class of 1953 gather for a luncheon Friday afternoon at Coosa Country Club. Pictured are Gene Herrin (seated from left), Robert H. Ledbetter, and Sam Donaldson; Jerry Dunwoody (standing from left), Billy Johnson, Ed Beard, Jerry Minge, Spencer Willis and John Hine. Ledbetter Properties has hosted a luncheon for the Class of ’53 for the last 10 years.

Perfect parade weather predicted today for Lindale, Cave Spring
Posted: December 13, 2014

A sunny sky with temperatures in the high 50s will make for perfect parade weather today as one of two parades — the Lindale Christmas Parade — plans to roll this afternoon.

Friday 12/12/2014
Leaders back ‘Justice’ rally planned for Saturday
Posted: December 12, 2014

Some of Rome’s city leaders are viewing a planned march and rally in downtown Saturday as the right way to create a positive discussion in light of national events.

City employees give back to community in holiday season
Posted: December 12, 2014

Employees with the city of Rome are spending their time and efforts helping various charities during the holiday season this week.

GUEST COLUMN: Feeling the Spirit
Posted: December 12, 2014

The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners (Isaiah 61:1).

Thursday 12/11/2014
Rome News-Tribune and Brewhouse give away Joe Diffie tickets
Posted: December 11, 2014

Update: Winners will be chosen at noon on Friday, so if you haven't already LIKED and SHARED our post at the link below, make sure you do that now.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Shorter University Professor Renee Emerson's poetry up for Pushcart Prize
Posted: December 10, 2014

The poetry of Shorter University Assistant Professor of English Renee Emerson has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Winter Goose Publishing.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Your wedding photo can be on the cover of 2015 NWGA Bridal Guide
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Submit a wedding photo to, and the photo with the most likes, shares, and comments combined will receive a two night suite stay at Reid Ridge Lodge in Blue Ridge and the winning photo will be on the cover of the 2015 NWGA Bridal Guide.

Young Romans spotlights regional tech fair
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Coming in Wednesday’s Young Romans, see pictures of students having an award-winning day at the Northwest Regional Tech Fair.