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Update: Zjuantavious Marquis Jackson, 25, has been found guilty this morning in Floyd County Superior Court. He was facing murder and other charges in connection with a shooting death on Copeland Street two years ago. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 13 at 9 a.m. before Judge Tami Colston.

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In a deal that took almost a year to materialize, Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post 5 has agreed to sell its long-time post home off Shorter Avenue to make way for a new retail center, according to Steve Rood, post commander.

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A ship-themed playground is being installed at Ridge Ferry Park, along with a tot lot, and equipment for Banty Jones and Parks Hoke parks is slated for delivery in mid-April.

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The Rome City Commission is asking Georgia’s U.S. senators and Rep. Tom Graves of Ranger to do what they can to protect municipal grant programs in the new federal budget.

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UPDATE: A former city of Rome employee is charged with felony computer trespass and interference with government property after he reportedly deleted the Rome-Floyd GIS mapping data after he was terminated, jail reports stated.

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Between standing still for hours, learning presentations in both English and Spanish and repeating their speeches dozens of times, Darlington School’s third-graders had a full — and possibly exhausting — day on Thursday.

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Nearly 400 teen tennis players and their families will converge on the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College this weekend for the 2017 USTA Georgia Bowl National Championships.

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