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Rome's Alcohol Control Commission will discuss on Tuesday the possibility of allowing restaurants to serve beer and Bloody Marys with Sunday brunch.

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The countdown has been on at the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue in Rome with just five days remaining before the restaurant closes temporarily. The restaurant will close at the end of business Friday night June 22 for a major demolition and rebuild on the same site.

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Kylee J. Daitz, daughter of Harmon and Cindy Daitz of Armuchee, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland on May 25 and was commissioned as an officer.

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A young 8-year-old at the annual Trout Unlimited Kids Fishing Day in Cave Spring on Saturday summed up the experience in a succinct manner.

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A father and son sharing a meal at Waffle House at 4:30 in the morning isn’t that uncommon. But for Dr. Paul Brock and his son Dr. Bennett Brock, the shared meal came after finishing emergency surgery.

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The completion of the first section of a widened Ga. 140 between Shannon and Adairsville is likely to open almost a year behind the originally anticipated completion date. Georgia Department of Transportation Rome District Engineer Rickey Boatner confirmed Friday that Northwest Georgia Pavin…

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Six architectural firms submitted proposals Friday for the design of the new indoor tennis center at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. The committee of stakeholders that has been involved in the planning and development of the tennis center for several years will review the proposals …

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A 57-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison plus 12 years Thursday evening for the slaying of his wife last December, shortly after a jury delivered a guilty verdict on all charges.

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Though school is out across the city and county, thousands of meals are being served each day as part of the Summer Feeding Program, supported by the Rome and Floyd County school systems, along with community partners, to fight against food insecurity.

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An unexpectedly bitter battle over the lease of some soccer fields has the Floyd County Commission taking a closer look at how it allows the use of public recreation facilities.

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Emotions were intense as the murder trial of Clarence McCluskey, 57, got underway in Floyd Superior Court Wednesday afternoon. McCluskey is being tried for the Dec. 22, 2017, murder of his wife Lisa McCluskey, 54, at their Bert Road home near Model High School.

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Rome and Floyd County board of education members held respective meetings this week to fill remaining open positions on staffs across their school systems, among other matters.

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The Development Authority of Floyd County has approved changes to bond agreements with Berry College that will result in the college paying higher interest on a series of four bonds that were merged into one in 2013.

Players, parents and officials of SSA North Georgia Soccer Club crowd the Floyd County Commission's caucus Tuesday before the board voted to award the club a 12-month lease for the North Floyd Park soccer fields at $1,200 a month and 20 percent of the concessions revenue. See Thursday's pape…

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Rome will get a $26,219 increase in its 2018 Community Development Block Fund grant that will enable the city to add cash to several key programs. Community Development Director Bekki Fox said more funds will be added to the minor repair program for owner-occupied low-income housing improvem…

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Floyd County Commissioners are looking for a new airport manager. Russell Regional Airport Manager Mike Mathews has turned in his notice to become airport director at the Athens-Ben Epps Airport. Mathews’ last day in Rome will be July 6 and he will start in Athens on July 9.

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Restaurateurs in Rome may soon have the option of offering alcoholic beverage sales as early as 11 a.m. on Sunday. The so-called "Brunch Bill" was signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on May 8. It allows cities where Sunday sales are already permitted to call a referendum on opening up al…

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Rome City Manager Sammy Rich is optimistic that bids for construction of the Mount Berry Trail, which runs along the west side of the Oostanaula River from the Armuchee Connector down toward Little Dry Creek, can be sought and ground broken before the end of the year.

United States Air Force Second Lieutenant Sean P. Cothran, grandson of Hollis and Carolyn Cothran of Armuchee, earned his silver wings and graduated from USAF Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training on June 8, 2018 as a “distinguished graduate.” His father, Barry Cothran, his uncles David a…

John Spranza IV, son of John and Deana Spranza of Silver Creek, was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Lees-McRae College to complete his sophomore year. Spranza was a 2016 graduate of Pepperell High School, plays on the men's soccer team for the Bobcats and was additionally…

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The Cave Spring Arts Festival has grown exponentially in its 43 years of existence, but the Sunday crowd proved one thing hasn't changed — the town is charming.

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The Rome City Commission is expected to take aim tonight at the ongoing clash between residents and drivers in the growing downtown district.

The Armuchee, Glenwood and Everett Springs reunion group met June 2 in the fellowship hall at Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church. There were approximately 150 in attendance. Betty Kuykendall served as emcee. Jason Coffman and Dawn Boyd entertained the group with music from the 1950s, 60s a…

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Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jack Browning said there is no one to prosecute in the case of a Polk County teen who livestreamed video of her own suicide in late December 2016, based on information he received from police investigators late last week.

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During the blistering Tet Offensive of 1968, A.B. Grantham was just an 18-year-old trying to survive amidst the dogged fighting erupting daily throughout Vietnam’s ancient capital.

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Rome River Jam had its largest attendance ever, with over 8,000 concertgoers taking to Ridge Ferry Park for the 11th annual event, according to organizer Jay Shell.