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Construction materials, windows and signage dominated discussion Wednesday as the Rome Historic Preservation Commission looks to tweak its guidelines to be more customer friendly.

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Floyd County police officers are attempting to try and uncover who called in a bomb threat to the local campus of Georgia Highlands College on Monday, just before noon.

Rome Floyd Chamber President and CEO Al Hodge has been reappointed to the board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs by Governor Nathan Deal.“I am honored to serve our state, especially due to the alignment of economic development and communitydevelopment,” Hodge said.Hodge was rea…

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After the Republican candidates running for statewide seats in the 2018 election delivered their speeches at the Rome Rally on Saturday, the event at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport took a local turn with the announcement of Randy Quick’s bid for a City Commission seat.

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For decades, the term Shrine Game was associated with great high school football in Rome. This year, actually this week, Shriners from ten clubs across Northwest Georgia will have a big fund raiser with the Rome Braves when they host the Asheville Tourists Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Hacking is becoming a serious threat for elections administrators across the nation. Floyd County Elections Supervisor Willie Green III told Rome Exchange Club members Friday that during the 2016 election Riverside County, California, officials reported that hackers got into their system and…

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Qualifying for local municipal elections is a little over a week away and contests are already expected for the Rome City Commission and school board seats.

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An inmate accused of slipping his ankle cuff and escaping from the courthouse pleaded not guilty on Friday afternoon to a felony escape charge in an appearance before Judge Billy Sparks.

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Stricter enforcement of the Rome High dress code, which underwent three changes for this school year, and the way it was presented to students, has drawn opposition in the form of an online petition, which has over 1,700 signatures, and social media chatter amongst students, parents and graduates.

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A man who claimed to have been the victim of a crime was taken to jail on existing warrants Thursday afternoon, while three men who were detained by police following the incident were allowed to go home after extensive questioning by Rome police.

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One of two men convicted of robbing Greater Community Bank in 2014 is seeking a new trial, contending his attorney should have objected to the court’s instructions to the jury.

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David and Goliath were both winners Saturday night at the seventh annual Scott Logistics Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge. In this case, Goliath was Justin Bruce, a 6-foot-8 behemoth and former football player. Jessica Tucker starred in the role of David, a tiny dance partner who teaches at th…

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Youngsters interested in shooting sports should put a sticky note on their parents’ calendar for Aug. 19. The local chapter of Ducks Unlimited will host their annual Greenwings event at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources compound at 2592 Floyd Springs Road from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Floyd County Republicans will welcome all of the announced 2018 gubernatorial candidates to Rome Saturday at the annual GOP Rally at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. The rally will be held at the Tillman Hangar on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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