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More than 70,000 attend Wings Over North Georgia air show

Attendance at the 2014 Wings Over North Georgia air show may have broken records this year, an airport official said Sunday.

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Sunday 10/19/2014
Sales tax data to be featured in Roman Record
Posted: October 19, 2014

Monday’s edition of the Roman Record will feature an update on local sales tax revenues.

Wisdom ride a labor of love for Billy Puryear of Armuchee
Posted: October 19, 2014

It was another routine third Saturday of October for Billy Puryear. For the past 35 years the Floyd County farmer has pulled on his jeans and boots, saddled his horse and led the John Wisdom Wagon Train and Trail Ride through Floyd County.

Geocachers to hunt treasures again in Rome next year
Posted: October 19, 2014

As Romans went about their business on a beautiful Saturday, they saw groups of people walking around town as if they were looking for something. They were. Hundreds of people from all over the U.S. are participating in Rome’s first geocaching mega-event.

Customers, suspect shot during armed robbery attempt
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 1:26 am

An attempted armed robbery suspect who was shot by a Maple Street store clerk remained hospitalized at a Chattanooga hospital late Sunday, according to Rome police officials.

Miller & Richards Funeral Home Heritage Chapel closes
Posted: October 19, 2014

An auction sign went up this weekend in front of the Miller & Richards Funeral Home Heritage Chapel building, 1148 N. Broad St.

Sunday's forecast: Sunny, high near 69
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 8:51 am

Today the National Weather Service is calling for sunny skies, with a high near 69. North wind around 5 mph.

Floyd County Jail reports, Oct. 19, 8 a.m.
Updated: October 19, 2014 - 8:56 am

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

Candlelight vigil to remember victims of domestic violence
Posted: October 19, 2014

A candlelight vigil will take place Tuesday evening near the Oostanaula River to honor domestic violence victims who were killed in Georgia.

Wings Over North Georgia air show continues today at airport
Posted: October 19, 2014

“Where are they, daddy? Where are the Thunderbirds?” questioned Ethan Park, 4, as he searched the sky Saturday and anxiously swiveled back and forth on the shoulders of his father, Bryan Park of Marietta.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: October 19, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Coupons for juice, hot dogs in today's paper
Posted: October 19, 2014

Coupons in today’s Rome News-Tribune are valued at $54 and the total so far this year is $9,738.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Floyd County Jail report, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18
Posted: October 18, 2014

The Floyd County Jail issues arrest reports twice daily, at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Roar of jets can be heard as Wings Over North Georgia hits full throttle
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 6:46 pm

Update: The Wings over North Georgia is roaring over  Armuchee this afternoon. The event at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport will continue Sunday.

Geocaching draws hundreds to Rome
Posted: October 18, 2014

Wagon Train attracts more than 300 participants
Updated: October 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm

 Floyd County farmer Billy Puryear saddled his horse and led the John Wisdom Trail Ride through Floyd County for the 35th time Saturday.

RACE Rome still working to get tax-exempt status
Posted: October 18, 2014

RACE Rome, a group created as an umbrella organization to coordinate and promote sporting and outdoor activities to raise money for a variety of local charities, has still not received its 501(c)3 tax-exempt status by the IRS.

Logistics firm adding up to 75 employees
Posted: October 18, 2014

Rome-based Scott Logistics Corp., is experiencing a major growth spurt and plans to add another 75 jobs, at least 50 of the positions in Rome and 25 in offices across the country.

Gas prices dropping around Northwest Georgia, price still lowest in Ringgold at $2.64 a gallon
Posted: October 18, 2014

Gas prices in the region are still the lowest up in Catoosa County at $2.64 a gallon, but gas prices are going down across Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama this weekend, according to Gasbuddy.com.

Officers embrace facial hair for Shop with a Cop fundraising contest
Posted: October 18, 2014

Local police officers and deputies started growing out their whiskers this week to help ensure underprivileged youngsters in Rome and Floyd County will have a merrier Christmas.

Funeral home to be sold via auction
Posted: October 18, 2014

The Miller & Richard Funeral Home Heritage Chapel building, 1148 North Broad Street, will be sold using an Internet auction conducted by Dempsey Auction Company of Rome.

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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