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Musical fellowship continues today at Armuchee Bluegrass Festival

Behind the open tailgate of a 1972 olive-yellow Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup, Bryce Hicks, of Cedartown, grinned as he picked his banjo Friday evening and watched Jesse Slay, of Buchanan, bang out chords on his guitar in sync.

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Sunday 08/24/2014
Little Free Libraries offered as fitting memorial
Posted: August 24, 2014

It’s a book lover’s dream: Walking down the street you find a miniature house filled with books that are absolutely free. The only requirement when you choose a book is to leave one in its place.

Friday 08/22/2014
Former Cave Spring teacher turns 111
Updated: August 23, 2014 - 7:20 am

Ila Sewell-Jones smiled gleefully from her wheelchair Thursday as Roman Court’s Marian Lecroy placed an over-sized birthday hat on her head.

Thursday 08/21/2014
Armuchee Bluegrass Festival returns for 43rd year
Posted: August 21, 2014

The Armuchee Music Park once again plays host to the foot-stomping, hip-shaking, banjo-plucking tunes performed during the Armuchee Bluegrass Festival.

Berry College reading series supports new creative writing major
Posted: August 21, 2014

A new annual reading series, named after a Berry College alumnus and accomplished writer, will begin in September.

Rome International Film Festival director talks up state’s booming film industry
Posted: August 21, 2014

After taking questions from some of the club members, Rome International Film Festival Executive Director Ryan Simmons posed a question of his own to the Rome Rotary Club.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Kids Night Out to feature Rome Little Theatre’s production of 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'
Posted: August 19, 2014

Local families will have the chance to see Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn’s mischievous adventures even before opening night this week for a good cause.

Monday 08/18/2014
Barnsley Resort chef wins Food Network’s 'Cutthroat Kitchen'
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Barnsley Resort’s Executive Chef Adam Hayes was the winner of the Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen – Superhero Sabotage” episode that aired on August 17, 2014.

Running Water Pow Wow/Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival planned for Labor Day
Posted: August 18, 2014

Hundreds of Native American dancers, storytellers and tradesmen from North, South and Central America are heading back to the banks of the Oostanaula River for their 25th annual homecoming and harvest festivities.

Sunday 08/17/2014
13th annual Health Initiative for Men draws hundreds for free screenings
Posted: August 17, 2014

Hundreds of men lined up to be probed and pricked Saturday at the 13th annual Health Initiative for Men at the Floyd County Public Health Department. A number of ladies also participated in the health-screening program that has grown in participants virtually every year.

Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge breaks record for funds raised
Posted: August 17, 2014

Packing the Rome City Auditorium on Saturday night, the fourth annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge set a new record this year — raking in $120,542.15 to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

Saturday 08/16/2014
Clocktower 5K, Celebrity Dance Challenge on tap for today
Posted: August 16, 2014

People will run through the streets of Rome this morning to kick off a Saturday that has a number of special events scheduled.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Rome native Hope Sonam set to release first full-length solo album
Posted: August 14, 2014

She grew up in Rome. And though Hope Sonam’s music career has taken her to Nashville, the singer/songwriter still returns regularly to the place that shaped much of her life.

Tribute artist Bill Brooks brings 'Elvis' to Rockmart stage
Posted: August 14, 2014

Tribute artist Bill J. Brooks will bring his popular Elvis impersonation to the Arts Center Theatre in Rockmart on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.

Monday 08/11/2014
'When Cotton Was King' exhibit August 14-30
Posted: August 11, 2014

Rome, GA - Blacktop Folk Art will present an exhibit, “When Cotton Was King”.

Saturday 08/09/2014
UPDATE: The Holler, Kamikazi Dali win at Battle of Bands
Updated: August 10, 2014 - 1:22 am

The Holler took first place for Judges’ Choice this year. They will be playing at Wings over Georgia and receive $500. Kamikazi Dali won People’s choice.

Friday 08/08/2014
Aragon to let citizens decide whether to keep city charter on November ballot
Posted: August 08, 2014

Aragon city council has voted to place a non-binding referendum on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot.

Saturday’s Peace Walk to converge on Town Green
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Jeremy Tutt said he felt it was time to step up and allow people to show their support in standing against the recent string of violence that has happened in Rome and Floyd County.

Thursday 08/07/2014
Rome woman celebrates 100th birthday Aug. 2
Posted: August 07, 2014

War, depression, a man on the moon. These are the sights one Northwest Georgia resident has seen in a lifetime full of memories as she turns 100 years old.

CRBI, Rome Little Theatre Jr. team up for river fun
Posted: August 07, 2014

Long ago in a fictional world by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn paddled down the Mississippi in pursuit of great adventure.

Unexpected Canvas initiative begins with mural on Broad Street
Posted: August 07, 2014

Makervillage launches the Unexpected Canvas public art initiative this week with a 30-foot mural at 206 Broad Street.