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Battle of the Bands: two days remain for online voting

Area bands will compete against each other in a musical showdown at the DeSoto Theatre when the fifth annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands contest takes place on Aug. 9.

  • icon Posted: July 31

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Monday 07/28/2014
Crowd turns out for inaugural CRBI Swimmable Water event at Ridge Ferry Park
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 9:10 am

The phrase “go jump in the river” was taken seriously Sunday during the inaugural Swimmable Water event at Ridge Ferry Park.

Sunday 07/27/2014
Walkers pray over Rome, Floyd County for fourth annual Prayer Walk
Posted: July 27, 2014

As Bryan Hollingsworth of Rome walked the approximately 14 miles from the Chattooga County line into downtown Rome early Saturday morning, he prayed for love, mercy, forgiveness, humility and grace.

Thursday 07/24/2014
Paradise Garden to display Finster serigraph collection
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden visitor center will host a curated exhibit through October 19.

Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation season to feature concert and children's series
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation has announced its 2014-2015 season of shows and activities.

Housing authority assets down from last year
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Northwest Georgia Housing Authority ended fiscal year 2013 with total net assets of $31.1 million, a decrease of $167,259 from the previous year.

Wednesday 07/23/2014
2 Shorter University students return to Alaska for missions work
Posted: July 23, 2014

Rome, Ga. — After spending the past two spring breaks in Alaska working as volunteers during the Iditarod and with GraceWorks Alaska, two Shorter University students have made their way back to America’s northernmost state to pick up where they left off.

Thursday 07/17/2014
Farm history, equipment on display at Great Valley Expo
Posted: July 17, 2014

Visitors to Lowrey Farms will get a chance this weekend to see a variety of farm machinery, antique trucks and some handmade crafts while enjoying the countryside.

Art at the Hall continues with a new exhibit
Posted: July 17, 2014

Another installment of the Rome Art Coterie’s “Art at the Hall” exhibit is on display at the Rome City Auditorium through October.

Kickstands up for Kennedy: Motorcycle ride will raise funds for teen’s kidney transplant
Posted: July 17, 2014

Kennedy Williams’ story touched Travis Ayers so deeply that he decided to set up a benefit for her.

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Loomis Bros. Circus in town today, Wednesday at The Forum
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 8:57 am

Elephants, trapeze artists and a contortionist.

Thursday 07/03/2014
First Friday concert includes, music, block party, fireworks
Posted: July 03, 2014

Downtown Rome will rock July 4th when the First Friday Concert series combines with a Broad Street Fourth of July Block Party and fireworks viewing.

Rome Little Theatre presents 'Legally Blonde: The Musical'
Posted: July 03, 2014

Rome Little Theatre brings a quirky, comedic show to the DeSoto stage in “Legally Blonde: The Musical.”

Volunteers sought for Rome Beer Festival
Posted: July 03, 2014

Rome residents who want to volunteer at this year’s Rome Beer Festival are encouraged to apply now.

Monday 06/30/2014
Armuchee blacksmith creates custom ironwork, ratrods
Updated: June 30, 2014 - 3:06 pm

On a hot summer day, Kevin “Skeeter” Holloway stands at the anvil in his workshop on Old Dalton Road, wielding a hammer.

Yolanda Akins to represent Rome in Transplant Games of America
Posted: June 30, 2014

Only a year and a half ago, Yolanda Akins had settled her affairs with her family and was ready to die. She was tired and she was sick. Her heart had collapsed and was deteriorating rapidly. 

Thursday 06/26/2014
Renovation work will close history museum in July
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 4:57 pm

The Rome Area History Museum, 305 Broad St., will be closing for the month of July and into August, so that interior repairs, exhibit upgrades, and the “Jeanne Wright Memorial Museum Entry”, can be started; as well as physical work on the new Downtown “Rome/Floyd Visitor’s Information Center”.

Local Author Profile: Tyeshia Clinton
Posted: June 26, 2014

Author: Tyeshia Clinton

RACA hosts pottery camp at South Rome Boys and Girls Club
Posted: June 26, 2014

This past week 15 lucky kids got an opportunity to learn and create in a way they never had before. From June 16-20, children at the South Rome Boys and Girls Club, ranging in age from 8 to 11 years old, participated in a summer pottery camp sponsored by Rome Area Council for the Arts and taught by local potter, Lisa Ingram.

Fireworkds and 5k mark 4th of July festivities at Ridge Ferry Park
Posted: June 26, 2014

The Rome Fourth of July Color Me Free 5K and fireworks will take place on July 4 starting at 6 p.m. at Ridge Ferry Park.

Thursday 06/19/2014
Aragon hosts 40th Annual Barbecue
Updated: June 19, 2014 - 2:45 pm

The 40th annual Aragon Barbecue will take place June 20 and 21 at the Tom Pittman Recreation Center.