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Thursday 01/22/2015
RLT presents 'The Oustiders' starting Jan. 30
Posted: January 22, 2015

In just a week, Romans of all ages can relive the classic struggle of what it’s like to have grown up on the wrong side of the tracks.

Pianist Kevin Ayesh to perfor at Shorter's Brookes Chapel
Posted: January 22, 2015

Pianist Dr. Kevin Ayesh will perform at Shorter University’s Brookes Chapel Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public.

Monday 01/19/2015
Racing theme brings in crowd to Dykes Creek Baptist Church
Posted: January 19, 2015

With an eye toward encouraging the community to be more involved in church, Dykes Creek Baptist Church brought in some fast cars and drivers for Race Car Sunday.

Westminster Presbyterian Church service celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 10:18 am

“What do you do when God is silent?”

Sunday 01/18/2015
Pastor calls for unity, show of character at Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Prayer Breakfast
Posted: January 18, 2015

“Two hands are better than one.”

Friday 01/16/2015
Darlington to present 'Once Upon a Mattress' Feb. 13-15
Posted: January 16, 2015

ROME, Ga.— Darlington’s fine arts department will present “Once Upon a Mattress” Feb. 13-15 at the Historic DeSoto Theatre. Doors will open Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with show time at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m., and doors open at 2 p.m.

Thursday 01/15/2015
Ossabaw Artists’ Collective exhibits at Arnold Gallery
Posted: January 15, 2015

Shorter University welcomes The Ossabaw Artists’ Collective for the coalition of visual artists exhibit “Ossabaw Island: Holy Ground” at the Arnold Art Gallery from through Feb. 6.

Chieftains hosts art contest for 8th-12th graders
Posted: January 15, 2015

Chieftains Museum and Major Ridge Home is hosting an art contest open to students from 8th through12th grades.

Sunday 01/11/2015
Celebration of Epiphany comes alive with dancing, games at festival
Posted: January 11, 2015

There are no visits from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve for many Latin American children, according to Esparanza Almaras.

Young eagles seen more frequently around Rome
Updated: January 12, 2015 - 6:05 am

As the eagles nesting behind Berry College’s Cage Center take turns incubating a pair of eggs, eagle watchers say they are seeing “sub-adult” eagles in the area with greater frequency.

Thursday 01/08/2015
Three Rivers Invitational brings bull riding to The Forum
Posted: January 08, 2015

Bull riding excitement returns to The Forum Friday and Saturday.

Junior Service League hosts 'Meet the Director' party ahead of Follies auditions
Posted: January 08, 2015

Rome residents who want to showcase their talents and celebrate the incomparable 80s can do just that at a Junior Service League event on Jan. 18.

Sunday 01/04/2015
CounterPoint to return to Kingston Downs this May, expected to quiet earlier this year
Updated: January 15, 2015 - 8:23 am

CounterPoint Music Festival will not turn the volume up this year.

Friday 01/02/2015
Plunge for a cause: Polar Plunge draws 32 swimmers to Rolater Park
Posted: January 02, 2015

There’s a moment, right before you hit the water on New Year’s Day, when you still feel warm.

Floyd County’s 1st baby in 2015 comes in at 8 lbs. 4 oz.
Posted: January 02, 2015

Samantha Perry had hoped for a December baby.

Thursday 01/01/2015
Jerry on the Moon jams into 2015 with release of new album
Posted: January 01, 2015

Jerry on the Moon just performed a New Year’s Eve gig at Rome’s newest Broad Street bar, Dark Side of the Moon.

Worship band Rend Collective to play at Mount Berry Church Jan. 29
Posted: January 01, 2015

Christian band Rend Collective will perform at Mount Berry Church on Jan. 29.

A new leash on life: Dog survives shooting, finds new home
Posted: January 01, 2015

A little dog with a will to survive got a loving home at the start of the new year and a family got another pet to care for after having to give up a very sick one.

Wednesday 12/31/2014
New Year’s Day all about football and food for local restaurants
Posted: December 31, 2014

Rome restaurants have it covered for anyone wanting to watch football and enjoy some food on New Year’s Day.

Monday 12/29/2014
Bands, food to ring in New Year downtown
Posted: December 29, 2014

From jam bands to rockabilly groups, from country music to deejays spinning Top 40 hits, there will be plenty of local musical talent in downtown Rome ringing in 2015 on Wednesday evening.