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First Presbyterian Church members pack Christmas food boxes for needy families

As Jack Cowan, 10, and his brother Tommy Cowan, 8, slid a medium-sized box filled with food across the floor of First Presbyterian Church’s King Hall, their father offered some sound advice.

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Friday 12/19/2014
New York-based voiceover artist to work with Darlington fine arts students
Posted: December 19, 2014

​ROME, Ga.—Singer-songwriter, actor and voiceover artist Chris Orbach will visit Darlington School on Jan. 8-9, 2015, to work with fine arts students to provide hands-on activities, share tips and techniques, answer questions and give a real-world depiction of today’s production and audio technology industry. Orbach will be bringing some of his own audio equipment to use for the demonstrations and exercises.

Thursday 12/18/2014
'A Clock Tower Christmas' brings a little jazz to the season
Posted: December 18, 2014

Rome’s seven hills are alive with the sound of music, and that’s especially true during the Christmas season.

Romans to enjoy 'Christmas Experience' at DeSoto Theatre
Posted: December 18, 2014

Rome residents can get the “Christmas Experience” Thursday through Saturday when the DeSoto Theatre plays host to an event filled with Christmas music, dancing and cheer.

Book signings feature "Legendary Locals" and "Bald Eagles of Berry College"
Posted: December 18, 2014

Russell McClanahan will sign copies of his new book, “Legendary Locals of Rome,” at Dogwood Books on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1-3 p.m.

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.

Monday 12/15/2014
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
Crowds turn out for Lindale, Cave Spring parades
Posted: December 14, 2014

This is Santa’s busiest time of year.

Saturday 12/13/2014
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.

Sunday 12/07/2014
Crafts for Community: Market’s focus on local art
Posted: December 07, 2014

The search for the perfect gift or unique purchase led hundreds of people to the Rome Civic Center on Saturday, and there’s still time to get in on the hunt.

Saturday 12/06/2014
Annual Salvation Army can-a-thon collects nearly 72,000 cans
Posted: December 06, 2014

The spirit and message of the Salvation Army was present during the Rome organization’s annual can-a-thon Friday.

Friday 12/05/2014
Sam Hunt performs at sold-out show at Brewhouse
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Emma Barge stood in the long line of folks outside the Brewhouse Music & Grill late Thursday, snapping selfies of a fresh pair of concert tickets with her best friend Breanna Cole.

Thursday 12/04/2014
Rome Symphony and Rome High School team up for Christmas concert
Posted: December 04, 2014

Rome High School’s combined choirs and chorale will perform in the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rome City Auditorium.

Rome Little Theatre brings 'Beaty and the Beast Jr.' to the DeSoto stage
Posted: December 04, 2014

Rome Little Theatre invites area residents to “Be our guest” as they bring the enchanted world of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” to the DeSoto stage.

Parade, arts & crafts bazaars, Community Christmas make for packed Saturday
Posted: December 04, 2014

With three arts and craft bazaars, a Christmas community dinner at The Forum and a parade through the heart of Lindale, there’s plenty to see and do around Rome and Floyd County Saturday to put you in the holiday spirits.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
Student Enterprises at Berry College opens online store
Posted: December 02, 2014

ROME, Ga. -- The Student Enterprise team at Berry College is now offering many of their products online just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Thursday 11/27/2014
Winter Art Market returns to Rome Civic Center
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 9:38 pm

Returning to Rome Civic Center for the third year, the Winter Art Market will take place Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Berry College Theatre presents 'A Taffeta Christmas' as annual Christmas fundraiser
Posted: November 27, 2014

The Berry College Theatre will present Rick Lewis’ “A Taffeta Christmas,” a 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll musical review as its annual Christmas fundraiser for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital and the Berry College Theatre Circle.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Plans in place for Harbor House Adult Spell Off
Posted: November 23, 2014

Time to get out the dictionary and brush up on some big words.

Saturday 11/22/2014
Small Town Christmas kicks off holidays in Cave Spring
Posted: November 22, 2014

Organizers for this year’s Small Town Christmas in the Country said Thursday they are preparing for their largest arts-and-craft holiday sale in Rolater Park yet.