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Monday 10/20/2014
Taste of Home Cooking School set for Tuesday at The Forum
Posted: October 20, 2014

The emcee of the Taste of Home Cooking School will be a familiar face — and voice.

More than 70,000 attend Wings Over North Georgia air show
Posted: October 20, 2014

Attendance at the 2014 Wings Over North Georgia air show may have broken records this year, an airport official said Sunday.

Sunday 10/19/2014
Wisdom ride a labor of love for Billy Puryear of Armuchee
Posted: October 19, 2014

It was another routine third Saturday of October for Billy Puryear. For the past 35 years the Floyd County farmer has pulled on his jeans and boots, saddled his horse and led the John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride through Floyd County.

Geocachers to hunt treasures again in Rome next year
Posted: October 19, 2014

As Romans went about their business on a beautiful Saturday, they saw groups of people walking around town as if they were looking for something. They were. Hundreds of people from all over the U.S. are participating in Rome’s first geocaching mega-event.

Wings Over North Georgia air show continues today at airport
Posted: October 19, 2014

“Where are they, daddy? Where are the Thunderbirds?” questioned Ethan Park, 4, as he searched the sky Saturday and anxiously swiveled back and forth on the shoulders of his father, Bryan Park of Marietta.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Roar of jets can be heard as Wings Over North Georgia hits full throttle
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Update: The Wings over North Georgia is roaring over  Armuchee this afternoon. The event at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport will continue Sunday.

Friday 10/17/2014
Vintage planes offer thrilling ride during practice for air show
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Watching vintage airplanes fill the skies of Floyd County for the Wings Over North Georgia air show is exciting enough, but the best seat in the house is riding copilot in a 1940s SNJ-2 with the GEICO Skytypers.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Country artist Cale Dodds to play The Brewhouse
Posted: October 16, 2014

Country artist Cale Dodds will play The Brewhouse on Oct. 25.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Tickets still available for annual John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride
Posted: October 14, 2014

ROME, GA. — The John Wisdom Wagon Train & Trail Ride will return to Rome this weekend for its 35th year, celebrating the life and legacy of the Civil War hero.

Friday 10/10/2014
Sunday performance of ‘Lux Aeterna’ to benefit Rome Symphony Orchestra
Posted: October 10, 2014

Local musical groups and even a few celebrities will come together Sunday for a performance at Garden Lakes Baptist Church.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Chili Cookoff returns to Ridge Ferry Park Oct. 11
Posted: October 09, 2014

Nothing ushers in fall in Floyd County quite like the Trout Unlimited Chili Cookoff.

Monday 10/06/2014
Fall arts celebration returns to Darlington Friday
Posted: October 06, 2014

Darlington School’s Fall for the Arts Festival returns for its sixth year on Friday, Oct. 10, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Morris Chapel Lawn.

Sunday 10/05/2014
Vann Cherokee Cabin in Cave Spring named National Trail of Tears site
Posted: October 05, 2014

CAVE SPRING — The Vann Cherokee Cabin downtown was officially named a National Trail of Tears site on Saturday, making it the third site in Floyd County to have that distinction.

66th Coosa Valley Fair wraps with good weather
Posted: October 05, 2014

As bright lights dimmed over the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds on Saturday night, organizers said attendance at the 66th installment was down a bit when compared to last year’s record-breaking results.

Saturday 10/04/2014
66th annual Coosa Valley Fair 2014 Competition Results
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Tuesday

Friday 10/03/2014
Students make fleece blankets for chemotherapy patients as tribute to beloved grandmother
Updated: October 03, 2014 - 10:48 am

A Darlington senior decided that the best way to pay tribute to her grandmother’s memory was to spread a little warmth.

Thursday 10/02/2014
'Country Boy' Earl Dibbles Jr. to play downtown Oct. 15
Posted: October 02, 2014

Country artist Granger Smith will bring his music and his famous alter ego Earl Dibbles Jr. to the Brewhouse Music and Grill on Oct. 15.

Superstars of Wrestling Fan Fest comes to The Forum
Posted: October 02, 2014

WWE Hall of Fame member Mick Foley will be in Rome during the Superstars of Wrestling Fan Fest Weekend Nov. 13-15 at The Forum.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
66th annual Coosa Valley Fair opens today at 5 p.m.
Posted: September 30, 2014

The fairgrounds were bustling Monday morning as workers assembled rides and vendors readied their booths for the crowds expected this evening.

Monday 09/29/2014
Work of GHC instructor on display at Artevaggio Fine Art Gallery
Posted: September 29, 2014

For Georgia Highlands College art instructor Kathleen Flowers, a career change after 17 years turned out to be just the open door for which she was looking.

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