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100 Years Ago

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Thursday, July 23, 1964 edition of the Rome News-Tribune

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Sunday 07/06/2014
The Stars Come Out to Shine
Posted: July 06, 2014

The DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street turned into a glittering, star—studded venue recently when Rome Little Theatre hosted its Annual Gala and Roman Awards.

Sunday 06/29/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: June 29, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago as presented in the Friday, July 3, 1964 edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: June 29, 2014

Wednesday, June 30, 1964

The Healing Power of Pets
Updated: July 15, 2014 - 9:02 pm

Vicki Miller and her dog Scami are a team. They, and others like them, are making their way into local hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and even libraries to bring the healing power of animals to those who need it most.

Sunday 06/22/2014
Cast Off Against Cancer: Community event celebrates cancer fighters and survivors as well as months of fundraising for Cancer Navigators
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 1:56 am

If a shower of hundreds of white flowers falling silently into the river, cast by community hands sounds intriguing to anyone, then Heritage Park is the place to be today.

Sunday 06/15/2014
The Holler: The latest thing to hit the Rome music scene seems to have struck the right chord with local audiences
Posted: June 15, 2014

Back in December, Adam Sikes, Josh Brown and Andy Lester were listening to Chris Knight play at The Brewhouse downtown. Whether it was their respect for a great songwriter or just the musical bug biting them, that night turned out to be the birth of one of Rome’s newest bands, The Holler.

Sunday 06/08/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: June 08, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Sunday, June 7, 1964, edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: June 08, 2014

Wednesday, June 10, 1964

2014 Rome Symphony Debutantes
Posted: June 08, 2014

Ten young women from the greater Rome area began their debutante year Saturday evening when they were presented at the 25th Rome Symphony Debutante Ball. The ball was held at the Coosa Country Club and benefits the Rome Symphony Orchestra.

Thursday 06/05/2014
Artist Susan Harvey to speak Tuesday at Rome Area History Museum
Updated: June 05, 2014 - 11:19 am

Susan Harvey has been described as a “Southern Lady” and “Radical Artist” in the same sentence. On Tuesday,at 10:30 a.m., the nationally known artist will be talking about her art, Rome’s history, and her latest video “Role Call” at the Rome Area History Museum.

Sunday 06/01/2014
Fifty Years Ago
Posted: June 01, 2014

Monday, June 1, 1964

100 Years Ago
Posted: June 01, 2014

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

An adventure of a lifetime: Rome residents halfway through hiking Appalachian Trail
Updated: June 01, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Rome residents Kenny Porterfield and Chris Rodriguez have embarked on an ambitious undertaking. A month ago they set off to hike all 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. They’re currently on the trail and are enjoying the unique but very challenging experience.

Sunday 05/25/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: May 25, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Friday, May 29, 1964, edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: May 25, 2014

Wednesday, May 27, 1964

One Chapter Ends and Another Begins: Wanda Pelfrey retires after 26 years at Montessori School of Rome
Posted: May 25, 2014

Wanda Pelfrey’s teaching career is drawing to a close. It has been a long one. She believes it’s time to move on to other pursuits. But that won’t be much of a comfort when she says goodbye to the children at Montessori School of Rome on Friday.

Sunday 05/18/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: May 18, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Wednesday, May 20, 1964, edition of the Rome News-Tribune

Fifty Years Ago
Posted: May 18, 2014

Monday, May 17, 1964

Bringing a little rock to Rome
Updated: May 18, 2014 - 11:52 am

His office is his computer and his cell phone.

Sunday 05/11/2014
100 Years Ago
Posted: May 11, 2014

As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago column in the Sunday, May 10, 1964, edition of the Rome News-Tribune