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As Rome police are questioning the surviving victims of a Calhoun Avenue gunfight that left one man dead, members of a nearby church are preparing to walk the neighborhood in prayer tonight.

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At a time when she transitioned from a career in the business world to being a stay-at-home mom, Karen White kept hearing the voice of her sixth-grade teacher Mrs. Anderson.

Rome artist Sheila Barron Cox was among seven artists chosen as winners from a field of more than 150 at the 43rd Annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn on Sept. 15 in Cartersville. A total purse of $1,000 was awarded. Serving as judges for the festival were Carrie Anne Parks of Chattanooga and M…

Tables on the pedestrian bridge in Downtown Rome filled up Sunday evening for the One Community United One Table event. The event is meant to help the community heal and bridge divides in areas of racial, ethnic, economic, political, religious, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Rome police are trying to piece together what happened during a fight in a Calhoun Avenue parking lot that left one man shot to death and sent three others to the hospital with bullet wounds.

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The Georgia Army National Guard 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which has several units in Northwest Georgia and others across the state, will be deploying to Afghanistan in November. Major Will Parker said the deployment is slated to last about nine months.

Row after row of vendors lined the parking lot in front of State Mutual Stadium in Rome Saturday for the fall Redneck Rummage sale. 

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Well over a thousand people from all across Northwest Georgia packed James H. "Sloppy" Floyd State Park in Summerville for the annual Outdoor Adventure Day Saturday. The Department of Natural Resources puts on the event to give families a chance to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities from …

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On a Downtown Development Authority survey concerning the proposed smoking ban, just over 60 percent of the 1,290 responses received indicated support for more smoking restrictions in public areas downtown. However, of those responding to the survey, 81.6 percent said they do not smoke.

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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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Thaddeus Grant, 4, a student at the Montessori School of Rome, displayed wisdom beyond his years Friday when he said peace meant, "sharing with your sister." While probably not a global definition of peace, it is certainly a good start. Grant and his mates at the school in Rome joined Montes…

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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.