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AIDS quilt panels on display at library

Panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are on display at the Rome-Floyd County Library on Riverside Parkway. The panels memorializing those who have died from the disease will be on display through Dec. 3. World AIDS Day is Monday.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
UPDATE: Gas leak on Woodcreek Way fixed
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 2:12 pm

A gas leak that spurred people to stay away from a neighborhood this afternoon is fixed on Woodcreek Way.  The leak stopped traffic in the area for a time and police had asked people to stay away from the are, according to 911.

Rome Board of Education expected to pick new superintendent Wednesday
Posted: November 25, 2014

The new superintendent of Rome City Schools is expected to be named Wed­nesday during a called meeting of the board of education.

Rome City Commission extends CityCenter MOU; current plans reduce impact on wetlands
Posted: November 25, 2014

A local developer has two more years to complete its due diligence on setting up a new shopping center on Riverside Parkway.

Rome City Commission: Recreation Authority should remain separate
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 2:03 am

The Rome City Commission is against the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority becoming a county entity in the wake of any new intergovernmental agreement.

2 accused of breaking into a John Davenport Drive business
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:34 am

A pair accused of breaking into a John Davenport Drive business early Tuesday were arrested that morning near the store, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Portions of Eighth Avenue closed for most of the day
Posted: November 25, 2014

Eighth Avenue between Third Street and First Street is expected to be closed most of the day today.

Church plans to tear down antique mall on North Broad Street
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 9:50 am

The Smart Shop Antique Mall and Flea Market on North Broad Street (map) is expected to close by Dec. 31, and North Broad Church of God plans to demolish the building.

Showers likely late tonight - sunny with a high near 57
Posted: November 25, 2014

It's going to be fall-like and sunny today but showers are expected tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Today's high near 57 with a low around 36. There is a 60 percent chance of showers tonight mainly between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Floyd County Jail reports Nov. 25, 8 a.m.
Posted: November 25, 2014

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

Firearm lawsuit continues against Corps of Engineers; man wants weapon at McKaskey Creek Campground
Posted: November 25, 2014

A man fighting in court for the right to carry firearms onto land managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers argues in his appeal that a federal judge erred when he classified that property a “sensitive place” and exempt from Second Amendment protections.

December move-in planned for NWGHA
Posted: November 25, 2014

The new headquarters for the Northwest Georgia Housing Authority will be ready for occupancy in December.

Haney talks to Optimist Club, points finger at Saudis in Middle East
Posted: November 25, 2014

Eric Haney, the Floyd County native who was a member of the U.S. Army’s counter-terrorist squad Delta Force, believes that problems in the Middle East will play out over time in much the same manner as the Cold War.

GUEST COLUMN: Republican hypocrisy on immigration
Posted: November 25, 2014

In the interest of setting the record straight, I would like to remind my Republican friends of certain facts they seem now to have forgotten. In doing so, perhaps I will educate others who either had simply never known the facts or who have come lately to the right wing fringe of American politics whose hate for Barack Obama has no bounds, and who now call for his impeachment for simply announcing his intention to issue an executive order on immigration.

Mike Lester Cartoon
Posted: November 25, 2014

By Mike Lester, Washington Post Writers Group

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:06 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:34 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Monday 11/24/2014
Gov. nominates Gretchen Corbin as commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:59 am

Rome’s Gretchen Corbin has been nominated by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve as the commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, the governor announced Monday.

Floyd County Jail report, 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 8:23 pm

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

Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has a new, toll-free number
Posted: November 24, 2014

Now, no matter where you live in 14-county northwest Georgia, contacting the Red Cross is a toll-free call. Effective immediately, residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Union, Walker and Whitfield Counties can dial 844-536-6226 to speak to a local Red Cross representative, or 706-728-3446 to send a FAX.

GSP troopers stepping up patrols on Thanksgiving holiday travel period
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATLANTA—Georgia State troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

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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