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Thursday 07/17/2014
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.

Poetry Night returns to downtown Rome June 26
Updated: June 19, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The downtown Poetry Night resumes with a bit of a twist on June 26.

City officials, community leaders to host block party aimed at building bonds, fellowship
Posted: June 19, 2014

Local groups and residents are putting forth a combined effort to bring an evening of fun, food, and fellowship to a Rome neighborhood.

Wednesday 06/18/2014
Bike/walk planning sessions set for Tuesday
Posted: June 18, 2014

Residents will be asked for input at a community meeting Tuesday on an update of the Rome-Floyd County Trails Master Plan.

Tuesday 06/17/2014
Taking the river road: Rome residents among paddlers studying diversity along Chattahoochee River
Posted: June 17, 2014

To get a true picture of the beauty and the diversity of Georgia, one can simply travel the rivers.

Monday 06/16/2014
“Juneteenth” event at the City Auditorium to commemorate official end of slavery
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 2:15 am

As part of a national celebration of freedom, Rome’s “Juneteenth” commemoration will take place Sunday at the City Auditorium.

Sunday 06/15/2014
Motorcycles roll for Harbor House in annual Johnny Agan Memorial Bike Ride
Posted: June 15, 2014

The rainy weather cleared long enough Saturday for close to 40 motorcyclists to take off through northern Floyd County on the fifth annual Johnny Agan Memorial Bike Ride to benefit Harbor House in Rome.

Annual Cave Spring Arts Festival at Rolater Park offers variety of fun
Posted: June 15, 2014

CAVE SPRING — Four years ago, Lindale resident Kimberly Reeves decided to turn an enjoyable craft into a profitable business. Her love of painting inspired her personal line of pallet art and other similar artwork.