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Sunday 09/14/2014
Scout revives Marshall Forest trail for Eagle project
Posted: September 14, 2014

Wheelbarrow loads of gravel were being carried Saturday through the tall trees of the Marshall Forest Preserve, just yards from Horseleg Creek Road.

Friday 09/12/2014
Walburn spins tales from 50 years of writing at Rotary Club meeting
Posted: September 12, 2014

Known for his talent with the written word, award-winning journalist Lee Walburn comfortably fit into the role of public speaker Thursday afternoon.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Tickets for Kris Allen concert in Calhoun still available
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Tickets are still available for the Kris Allen concert in Calhoun.

Viewing location set for Star Spangled Banner flag ceremony on Sept. 14
Posted: September 11, 2014

The gathering place for the raising of the Star Spangled Banner flag on Jackson Hill will be Sept. 14 at the Rome Senior Citizens Center at 406 Riverside Parkway.

The Drifters, Zany Zoo return to DeSoto stage this month
Posted: September 11, 2014

The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation will present two September events as part of their Rome Area Council for the Arts Children’s Series and the Venue Dog Concert Series.  

Local Author Profiles: J.L. Vaughn, Ray Atkins
Posted: September 11, 2014

Author: John Lawson “J.L.” Vaughn Jr.

Monday 09/08/2014
Armuchee mother crowned Miss Star Trek Universe at 2014 DragonCon
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Jamie Higgins of Armuchee is a self-proclaimed diehard Star Trek fan.

Saturday 09/06/2014
Redefining what being ‘normal’ means: Actor tells GSD students to dream
Posted: September 06, 2014

CAVE SPRING — John Maucere wasted no time once he hit the stage at the Georgia School for the Deaf.

From the soccer field to homecoming court: leukemia-stricken student to attend football game
Updated: September 07, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Erin Massey never saw herself as a “girly girl.”

First Impression concert to benefit 2 students battling leukemia
Posted: September 06, 2014

A joint benefit concert is planned for Sunday at The Northside Church in Armuchee to help two local high school seniors battling leukemia.

Until next year: First Friday closes out 2014 season
Posted: September 06, 2014

Tim Kelley of Rome wriggled his hips to the jam-style music of The 4 Korners on Friday, much to the amusement of his friends, Angela and Billy Mathis, and his wife, Crista Kelley.

Friday 09/05/2014
TV host proclaims need for next generation of outdoorsmen
Posted: September 05, 2014

The Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, commonly referred to as the Pittman–Robertson Act, was hailed Thursday by outdoor television show host O’Neill Williams as the most successful wildlife management act on Earth.

‘Movement and Location’ screening at Rome International Film Festival tonight
Posted: September 05, 2014

Rome native Alexis Boling and his wife, Bodine Boling, will screen their award winning film “Movement and Location” at the DeSoto Theatre today at 5 p.m. as part of the Rome International Film Festival.

Register now for Zombie-thon on Oct. 25
Posted: September 05, 2014

It’s already time to shamble over to this year’s Zombie-thon 5K registration and sign up.

Thursday 09/04/2014
Homecoming Gala to celebrate Ellen Axson Wilson
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 12:20 pm

The First Lady who called Rome her hometown will be celebrated during Rome Area Council for the Arts’ Ellen Axson Wilson Homecoming Gala.

Actress with local ties stars in 'If I Stay'
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 10:06 am

The career of Cartersville native Chloe Grace Moretz continues to bring her to the silver screen, and her recent movie comes from the pages of a best-selling novel.

Airshow brings live music, local bands to Russell Regional Airport in October
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 10:43 am

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are the opening act for the 2014 Wings Over North Georgia live concert series on October 18-19. Four of North Georgia’s top bands will take the stage immediately after the Thunderbirds’ only fall performance in the South East outside of Florida.

Poet Renee Emerson to sign copies of new collection on Sept. 6
Posted: September 04, 2014

Poet Renee Emerson will be signing copies of her new book on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Dogwood Books.

Rome International Film Festival starts today
Posted: September 04, 2014

Heading into its eleventh year, the Rome International Film Festival returns to downtown Rome today 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.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Second nest cam goes up above Berry eagle nest
Updated: September 03, 2014 - 10:43 am

The millions of people who were glued to computer monitors last winter watching Berry College’s bald eagles will get another viewing angle this winter.