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Conservative Rome lawyers Joel Thornton and David Guldenschuh believe that Judge Brett Kavanaugh won’t have any trouble getting a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court but also said his confirmation would not necessarily shift the balance of the court to a distinctly conservative bent.

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The summer farmers market at Berry College returns Saturday, as young enterprising students and outside vendors bring their goods for sale from the morning to early afternoon.

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The Rome City and Floyd County commissions are slated have their final property tax hearings next week, after which the 2018 millage rates will be adopted.

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A Rome-Floyd County fire investigator was called out to a mobile home Monday evening after it sustained extensive damage from a blaze, which the owner of the residence said started when a camp stove he was using inside blew up.

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Voters have until 5 p.m. Friday to weigh in early on the neck-and-neck primary election runoff between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp.

An associate medical examiner with the GBI testified Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of killing his mother at her Larkspur Lane home that she was stabbed 22 times and sustained 38 cut wounds.

Players and fans converged over the weekend at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College for the USTA Georgia State Junior Open. The event drew more than 500 players plus their families and continues through Tuesday.

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The so-called "incumbent advantage" shows up clearly in the latest campaign finance filings for two contested Northwest Georgia races.

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Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with a number of non-profit organizations and local businesses to provide a free Church Safety and Security Summit on Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For the last several years the sheriff’s office has made an attempt…

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Romans took full advantage of an opportunity to see what Broad Street buildings might have looked like over a century ago Saturday. Tours of Underground Rome, the original first floors of buildings on Broad Street, have become an annual fundraiser for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia.

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The U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine fleet is perhaps the most critical component to the military advantage the United States still holds over Russia and other potential adversaries. Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Paul Ebel told members of the Jake Puryear Detachment 1020 of the Marine Corps League in …

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The latest round of campaign finance reports filed by local candidates show a David-and-Goliath battle shaping up for the state Senate District 52 seat.

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Running a charity organization ten years after a dramatic downturn in the economy is still a major challenge. United Way of Rome and Floyd County Director Rich Lampkin said Friday one of the things that makes it particularly difficult in Rome is that there are so many outstanding not for pro…

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Though today’s lineup of events is not as packed as weekends of the past few weeks, there will be food, from fresh veggies to barbecue, being served up and opportunities to learn both local history and that of the nation during several local events.

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Volunteers who serve at Floyd Medical Center presented hospital officials with a record $285,000 gift this week, representing proceeds from the hard work of the scores of volunteers who work in the hospitals gift shop along with proceeds from newborn baby pictures and memorial gifts. The don…

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The relationship between Rockmart’s annual Homespun Festival and Duke Museum of Military History is one of shared tradition. The Homespun Festival celebrates the tradition of communities sharing music, art and good food with family and friends.Likewise, the museum celebrates the tradition of…

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A lot of music could be heard in and around Rome High School this past week as around 255 band students and their directors assembled throughout the campus to practice for the upcoming season.

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The newest CEO at one of Rome's major medical facilities is no stranger to the medical community in Rome. Kindred Healthcare has announced the promotion of Jennifer Johnstone to the CEO post at Kindred Hospital. Johnstone has served Chief Clinical Officer at the long-term acute care hospital…

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Rome Rotary Club members got a rare straightforward answer Thursday to a question about high-speed rail service between Chattanooga and Atlanta.

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Floyd County Schools is currently accepting a second round of applications for its new online academy, OASIS, as the Aug. 2 launch date approaches.

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America’s Run For The Fallen arrived in Rome on Tuesday morning, crossing over the state line on Alabama Highway as runners made their way into the city along Shorter Avenue and then Second Avenue with locals joining in at several points. 

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The Floyd County Board of Education adopted a property tax rate of 18.300 mills following the last of three public hearings early Tuesday morning.

Roman Chris Kerr has been elected as the incoming chair of the Heart of the Community Foundation. In addition to the foundation, Kerr is a member of the City of Rome Public Arts Committee, the Rome Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rome Area Council for the Arts and th…

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Since taking on the role of interim Floyd County Animal Control director, John Blalock has set out to find solutions focused on moving the mission of PAWS forward.

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Floyd County Board of Education members are looking to approve a slight rollback to its property tax rate this morning, following a third required public hearing on the matter.

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A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington D.C. Circuit has vacated the 30 year licensure of seven Alabama Power dams on the CoosaRiver, including Weiss Dam. Several conservation groups, including American Rivers, the Alabama Rivers Alliance appealed the licensure, alleging it v…

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The cross-country Run For The Fallen is scheduled to come along Alabama Highway into Rome today, and Wendy Loftin will be among those lining the route.