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Saturday 09/20/2014
Rome weather: Today mostly sunny, high around 84
Posted: September 20, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with highs around 84, according to the National Weather Service.

Rep. Mike Glanton, who grew up in Rome public housing, talks to Leadership Georgia about giving back
Posted: September 20, 2014

Native Roman Mike Glanton is living proof that you can mix religion and politics.

Friday 09/19/2014
Gov. Deal, Leadership Georgia class of young professionals visiting Rome
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 1:53 am

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal was squarely on the stump during a meet and greet at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce on Friday morning.

Sheriff: Suspect shot by Polk County Sheriff's deputy has died
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Updated 7:15 p.m.: Sheriff Moats said the suspect has died. His name is temporarily being withheld, pending arrival of the GBI.

Glenwood Primary School students learn how to solve mysteries, collect evidence
Posted: September 19, 2014

Children’s literature and TV shows are full of young detectives ranging from Encyclopedia Brown to the Scooby Gang to Nancy Drew; they are much beloved and quite the sleuths.

Remembering Ella Camp: Today is first anniversary of 3-year-old's death
Posted: September 19, 2014

A pinwheel spins in the wind by Ella Camp’s gravesite at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

Aragon looking into tax, surplus sales to generate revenue
Posted: September 19, 2014

Aragon officials are making bold moves to increase its revenue, including an aggressive stance in collection of back taxes and determining value of surplus property.

Students evacuated from parts of UGA campus after online threats
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:58 pm

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a building on the University of Georgia campus in Athens has been evacuated for the day after a threat of violence against the building came from social media.

UGA spokesman Tom Jackson says the Zell B. Miller Learning Center in the center of campus was evacuated Friday afternoon. Jackson says no violence has been reported and police are evaluating the building.

He said students and staff also have left the nearby Tate Student Center out of caution but were not ordered to leave that building.

Jackson says students and faculty were notified using the UGA Alert system, which sends emails, text messages and makes phone calls when activated.

Commissioner: Bypass ‘greatly needed’ for Rome, Floyd County; west portion on pace for April finish
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Each day of work on the West Rome bypass brings the prospect of re-routing large tractor trailers and logging trucks away from the busy corridors within Rome’s city limits closer to reality.

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office works to renew accreditation
Posted: September 19, 2014

A team of outside auditors from a national law enforcement accrediting organization will be visiting the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office early next month, and their stay will provide a chance for residents to provide feedback about the local agency as part of their assessment.

Sewer spill reported in Armuchee
Posted: September 19, 2014

Roots were the cause of a sewer spill in Armuchee yesterday, according to a Rome/Floyd County Sewer Division Spill Report.

Chieftains Museum program features Georgia’s role in War of 1812
Posted: September 19, 2014

A closer look at what the War of 1812 meant to the history of Georgia and the United States is part of special program this weekend at Chieftains Museum.

21 apply for Rome City Schools superintendent slot
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Twenty-one people have applied for the superintendent of Rome City Schools position, according to a Georgia School Boards Association official.

People wait in line for iPhone 6 release at downtown Rome Verizon store
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 3:02 am

A small crowd waited in line this morning at downtown Rome's Verizon store on Turner McCall Boulevard for the release of the iPhone 6.

Slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms with a high near 86 and low of 62
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 8:50 am

There is a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. with a high near 86 and a low around 62, according to the National Weather Service.

Floyd County Jail reports Sept. 19, 8 a.m.
Posted: September 19, 2014

The Floyd County Jail releases arrest reports twice a day - 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Heritage First Bank scores high on report
Posted: September 19, 2014

A new report ranks Rome’s Heritage First Bank 40th among the top banks in the state.

Clay Bennett Cartoon
Posted: September 19, 2014

By Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

COLUMN: Football, on any level, is a Southern tradition
Posted: September 19, 2014

Football, religion and barbecue. It’s been said that those are three things most southerners are passionate about. My listing is not a ranking of importance, but since it is football season, I’ll stick with that.

Thursday 09/18/2014
1 arrested on gambling charge following searches of Cedartown stores
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 1:24 am

Update:

Tuesday 11/12/2013
1. UPDATE: Video released of Adairsville shootout
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 7:33 pm

Adairsville police have released video footage from a patrol car dashboard camera of a shootout at a Hardee's from last week.

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Wednesday 11/06/2013
2. Sinkhole found under Cave Spring quadruplex
Updated: November 07, 2013 - 12:52 pm

CAVE SPRING — A large sinkhole under a Park Street apartment forced one tenant to find somewhere else to stay Tuesday night, said Cave Spring fire officials.

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