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It’s time to dust off your gardening gloves and dig in the dirt again! Eagerly anticipated by area gardeners, the Chieftains Herb and Plant Sale will be held this year on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, rain or shine. Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled revisions to a GOP health care bill that could provide more help to older people, in advance of a vote scheduled for Thursday.

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Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation advisory board members expressed concerns Tuesday about the creation of a city schools competitive youth football program they fear will draw kids away from the unified recreation and Boys & Girls Club programs.

  • By Noah Syverson, News Intern
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Outside the sky may have been overcast — but inside the Coosa Country Club there was no lack of light and hope on Tuesday night when the Noon Optimist Club of Rome honored nine local high school seniors.

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Waiting to be picked up when the time is right, a volume of Rome and Floyd County history rests high above Randy Gore’s desk at the Joint Law Enforcement Center, distanced from the yellow legal pads linearly organized before him.

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Information on voter registration applications would have to exactly match state or federal databases before citizens could be added to voter rolls, under legislation passed by the Georgia Senate.

  • From Congressman Johnny Isakson's Office
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MARIETTA, Ga. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is recovering at Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., after undergoing surgery earlier today to address a sacral hairline stress fracture that developed in the last few days.

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Rome businessman Ira Levy contends a 10-foot buffer fence blocking views of his Paper Recovery of Georgia facility from the Oakdene neighborhood would not actually block the view of his facility from Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDonald’s property.

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Many Cave Spring residents made it abundantly clear what they feel should be done with the potential extension of SPLOST collections during a town hall meeting Thursday: fix the sewer lines.

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