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City Commission blocks rezoning for beauty salon with 4-2 vote

A Rome woman’s second try to get a piece of property in the city rezoned from suburban residential to community commercial in hopes of establishing a beauty salon has once again been halted.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Rome City Schools to hire interim superintendent
Posted: July 29, 2014

The Rome Board of Education is searching for an interim superintendent to take over after Jeff Bearden leaves for Forsyth County in August.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: July 29, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

James C. McClanahan
Posted: July 29, 2014

James C. McClanahan, 96, died July 14, 2014. SouthCare Cremation and Memorial Society of Marietta has charge of the arrangements.

Brian Matthew McGraw
Posted: July 29, 2014

Brian Matthew McGraw, 48, of Rome, died July 27, 2014. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Earl Wesley Kennedy Jr.
Posted: July 29, 2014

Earl Wesley Kennedy Jr., 83, of Armuchee died July 25, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

Sandie Lawana Montague Billings
Posted: July 29, 2014

Sandie Lawana Montague Billings, 52, of Rome, died July 27, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

Irene Ginda Wood
Posted: July 29, 2014

Irene Ginda Wood, 81, of Rome, died July 27, 2014. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Hubert B. Stepp
Posted: July 29, 2014

Hubert B. Stepp, 90, of Chateau Drive, died July 28, 2014. Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Darlene Storey Scoggins
Posted: July 29, 2014

Brenda Darlene Storey Scoggins, 60, of Summerville, died July 26, 2014. Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, has charge of the arrangements.

Unidentified woman found unconscious on tracks near East 12th St.
Posted: July 29, 2014

Rome police were still searching for clues Monday night in the case of a woman found injured and lying on the railroad tracks near East 12th Street.

Monday 07/28/2014
Floyd County jail report, July 28, 8 p.m.
Posted: July 28, 2014

The Floyd County Jail releases arrest reports twice a day, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

State sales tax holiday this weekend
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Georgia’s sales tax holiday is Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2.

Teen arrested, charged with 20 counts of burglary
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Gordon county authorities about 6 a.m. Saturday were dispatched to a number of closely grouped private residences in the Dews Pond community in response to reports of thefts from a number of automobiles, Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

Nurse assistant returns money found in laundry to dementia patient
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Forty five-year-old single mother of four Cheryl Beedles did the right thing. And while that may not seem newsworthy, the circumstances surrounding her good deed made her employers take note.

Hardy Realty to open satellite office in Forrest Place building
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 12:27 am

Hardy Realty will open a satellite office at 440 Broad Street, the former Living & Giving location in the Forrest Place building.

Armuchee man floating on river accused of operating watercraft under the influence
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 12:10 am

An Armuchee man accused of floating down the Etowah River while drunk has bonded out of jail, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Ultrasound ‘portraits’ a growing trend for moms-to-be
Posted: July 28, 2014

What started as a way for expectant mothers to have a day of pampering has turned into a little bit more for the staff at Sweet Dreams Ultrasound Studio.

Rome City Commission to set tax rate tonight at meeting
Posted: July 28, 2014

The city of Rome’s past and future finances will be highlighted at the regular meeting of the board of commissioners tonight.

Floyd County Jail reports July 28, 2014
Posted: July 28, 2014

The Floyd County Jail releases arrest reports twice a day - 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

AAA: Gas prices fall to lowest level in four months
Posted: July 28, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (July 27, 2014) — Gasoline is selling at the lowest price since March amid rising gasoline supplies and falling oil prices. The national and Florida average prices for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline are on a 30-day streak of declines. Prices in Georgia and Tennessee have fallen 34 and 32 consecutive days respectively.

Tuesday 11/12/2013
1. UPDATE: Video released of Adairsville shootout
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 7:33 pm

Adairsville police have released video footage from a patrol car dashboard camera of a shootout at a Hardee's from last week.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
2. Sinkhole found under Cave Spring quadruplex
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 12:52 pm

CAVE SPRING — A large sinkhole under a Park Street apartment forced one tenant to find somewhere else to stay Tuesday night, said Cave Spring fire officials.

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