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More than 100 people turned out Friday night for the Floyd County Democratic Party's annual Georgia Giants Dinner, their biggest fundraiser of the year.

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Nikki Kemp was a pregnant addict with nowhere else to turn when she got a hand up from the Women's Outreach Center of Highland Rivers Health.

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At the end of last year, Dean Kershner shared the story of the Harvest Hope Home, a farm and orphanage in Malawi, with Rome Rotarians. On Thursday, he returned to the Coosa Country Club ballroom with some special guests, nine of the young kids whose lives have been impacted by the project.

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With the fall equinox Saturday, Rome will welcome in the new season and say goodbye to summer with a packed lineup of events, including cardboard boat races, farmers markets and beer — not necessarily in that order.

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A groundbreaking for The Spires at Berry College has been set for Oct. 19, since reservation deposits for more than 70 percent of the planned units of the continuing care retirement community have been received, according to a news release. 

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Riverview Farm, northeast of Calhoun near the Ranger community, has been recognized as one of Georgia’s Clean 13 by the Georgia Water Coalition Wednesday.

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Battle lines on the proposed smoking ban were drawn Tuesday at a meeting of Rome's Public Safety Committee that packed the room in the middle of the day.

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The construction of the new Armuchee High gym is ready to get underway in the coming weeks, after Floyd County Board of Education members approved a guaranteed maximum price of $9.43 million for the project.

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Floyd County Utilities Administrator Steve Hulsey said they expect to start filling the water tank serving the Everett Springs community as early as next week.

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The father of state Rep. Christian Coomer has filed paperwork to seek his son's District 14 seat — and he comes with endorsements and cash from top Republican leaders in the House.

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Those book lovers who missed the opening day of the Friends of Library Used Book Sale on Saturday may want to head on down to the Rome-Floyd County Library for three days of special sales to round out the annual event.

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Attorneys representing the former assistant director of campus safety at Shorter University have filed a lawsuit seeking monetary damages from the university for its alleged “discrimination and retaliation” in firing him late last year.

Blue skies welcomed the international students and staff members from Charleston Southern who took refuge at Shorter University after being evacuated because of Hurricane Florence. 

Five youths from Floyd County participated in the Georgia 4-H Food Showcase weekend in Eatonton on Sept. 8. The showcase is composed of four different contests including an egg preparation demonstration, chicken barbeque contest, turkey barbeque contest and food challenge. Each contest requi…

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Coming into Sunday it had already been a long week for Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Williams and search-and-rescue bloodhound Snickers, just returning from days of training in Florida.

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Voters across the state in the November general election will be decided on five proposed amendments to the state constitution, including a possible change in how local school systems call for ELOST referendums.

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Community members will gather on the Chief John Ross Memorial Bridge next Sunday for the One Table event, sharing a meal and dialogue, as those connected with the organizing group One Community United have been doing for the last four years.