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In a world where communications technology is changing almost daily, traditional ham radio is frequently a critical link to the world when Mother Nature disrupts daily life. The Rome ham operators held their annual Al Brock Hamfest at the Rome Senior Citizens Center on Riverside Parkway Saturday.

Rome area Boy Scouts held an emergency preparedness day event at Home Depot in Rome Saturday. Jaden Key, a Venture Scout, from left, learns about one of the local K-9s from handler Jimmy Allred with K-9 Rhett and Alora Key, another Venture Scout from Crew 81 in Rome. (Doug Walker, RN-T)

  • Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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Editor’s note: The name of the local domestic violence survivor in this report has been changed by request. She will be referred to as Brenda Martin.

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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Those wishing to take in a little more from the two-day Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, which starts Saturday, can turn their eyes toward the sky at noon Friday for a full rehearsal that will include the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels.

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An insurance firm that describes itself as a healthcare companion to anyone who is in the market for insurance and wellness announced they plan to invest $39 million over the next five to six years as it develops a workforce in technical sales and customer management.

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Patsy Wade is on a mammogram mission. She is a volunteer Breast Health Advocate for The Breast Center at Floyd and is also employed as a patient advocate at Floyd Medical Center’s Emergency Care Center.

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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The sound of flute music filled teacher Michelle Clay’s classroom at Pepperell Elementary School on Wednesday as students trekked across the U.S. during the first Native American Day.

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Early voting for the Nov. 7 election is continuing through Nov. 4 at two universal precincts, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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 If anyone passing Admiral John H. Towers Plaza on Saturday afternoon had their red flags raised over seeing a man trapped in a tank of water, there’s no cause for concern, he’s a professional illusionist and escape artist.

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“I tell people I make my chili how I like my women — hot but sweet,” said Steve Durbin, a longtime chili maker who was behind bars Saturday during the 22nd Annual Trout Unlimited Chili Cook Off at Ridge Ferry Park.

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Downtown Rome’s fall festivities kicked off Saturday morning with overcast skies along with a cool breeze as runners lined up for the second largest 5K race and two-mile health walk in Rome, the Harbin Hero Hustle.

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Volunteers from Georgia Power Plant Hammond and the Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful organization will fan out across the Simms Mountain Trail on Friday for the annual Rivers Alive clean up. It marks the second straight fall the Simms Mountain Trail near the intersection of Huffaker and Big Texas V…

  • By Spencer Lahr, Staff Writer
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 “I want my mommy” and “I’m a scaredy cat” were some common statements from Pepperell Primary students on Friday, as they entered the Dark Dark Library led by media specialist Tony Pope.

  • By Diane Wagner, Staff Writer
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A route through Cartersville for a high-speed passenger rail connection between Atlanta and Chattanooga is expected to be locked in before the end of the month.