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Sunday 01/18/2015
Putting a new face on history
Posted: January 18, 2015

A large barricade has blocked the Broad Street view of the Rome Area History Museum for several months now. Renovations and repairs are being made to the structure and a few changes to the historical exhibits and displays housed within.

Sunday 01/11/2015
Fifty Years Ago
Posted: January 11, 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1964

Images of History: Local artist creates series of pieces that recall the people, places and events of the turbulent Civil Rights movement
Posted: January 11, 2015

History has inspired one Rome artist to create pieces that speak to an important part of our past.

100 Years Ago
Posted: January 11, 2015

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Thursday, Jan. 14, 1965 edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Sunday 01/04/2015
100 Years Ago
Posted: January 04, 2015

As presented in the FIFTY YEARS AGO column in the Thursday, Jan. 7, 1965 edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: January 04, 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1964

Loving Hearts, Helping Hands: 2015 Heart of the Community award recipients
Updated: January 08, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Eight local “unsung heroes” — Chris Carey, Ali Freeman, Ruth Forrester, Randy Quick, Evelyn Hamilton, Coosa Valley Credit Union, Darlington School and Board of Governor’s Honoree, Dr. J. Paul Ferguson — have been selected as the recipients of the 2015 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.

Sunday 12/28/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: December 28, 2014

As presented in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Thursday, Jan. 7, 1965 edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: December 28, 2014

Sunday, Jan. 3, 1965

Where there's a will: Lindale native overcomes adversity to become a pioneer in women’s wheelchair athletics
Updated: December 29, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Jessica Minton could not have imagine the remarkable life she would lead as a young girl growing up in Lindale.

Sunday 12/21/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: December 21, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the 1914 and 1964 editions of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: December 21, 2014

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1964

Precious Metal
Posted: December 21, 2014

Each Thursday, a group of area residents gathers in the community room at Mount Berry Square Mall. They’re there to buy, sell and trade tiny objects that have immense value to them.

Sunday 12/14/2014
Fifty Years Ago
Updated: December 14, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Friday, Dec. 18, 1964

Building Bridges: Rome native’s online campaign to help his sick friend could have him swimming across the Etowah on Christmas day
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 8:03 am

An unlikely friendship between a Rome man and a mother of four living in Atlanta has led to a crusade of sorts and the result could be an icy swim across the Etowah River.

100 Years Ago
Updated: December 14, 2014 - 5:22 pm

As it appeared in the FIFTY YEARS AGO column in the 1914 and 1964 editions of the Rome News-Tribune

Sunday 12/07/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: December 07, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1964 edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: December 07, 2014

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1964

A Christmas meal for all: AIDS Resource Council hopes local community will donate to food drive for needy Rome families
Posted: December 07, 2014

“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”

Sunday 11/30/2014
Fifty Years Ago
Posted: November 30, 2014

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1964