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Housing sales up in Floyd County, inventory still needs improvement

Community leaders in Rome have been concerned about the housing inventory in Rome for many months. Read more

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Public health faces continued vaccine shortages, stations shut down after deliveries didn't arrive

It’s a day by day process. Read more

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Floyd school board approves purchase of 30 buses

Floyd County School Board approved the $2.6 million purchase of 30 new buses for the school system, replacing buses over 15 years old. Read more

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Legendary slugger Hank Aaron dies at age 86

Major League Baseball icon Hank Aaron died Friday morning, WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta is reporting, citing his daughter. Read more

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Cedartown sisters killed in fatal wreck

The Cedartown and Polk School District communities are mourning the loss of two young girls who were killed in a fatal wreck Thursday after… Read more

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Business

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Development authorities get primer on roles, responsibilities during historic joint session

History was made this week when the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority and Development Authority of Floyd County held a joint planning… Read more

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Electric cars and autonomous vehicles are gaining traction across the industry

The future of the automotive industry is changing so rapidly that it’s hard to predict precisely how people are going to get from here to t… Read more

Opinion

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Native culture in Floyd County

Our community is rich in Native American culture, yet it is a culture that most of us know very little about. Thursday night, Romans had a … Read more

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Napping is the key to U.S. economic recovery

As a small businessman (I’m 5-foot-9), I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve productivity and office morale. Read more

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The normal now

Humans, I’ve learned a little something about you in the last week or so. I keep saying that the pandemic uncovers things that are under th… Read more

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Fact vs. Fiction

How do we arrive at what we believe to be the correct code of ethics by which to lead our lives? What do you consider trustworthy informati… Read more

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'Profiles in Courage' in Georgia, Part I

After rereading the Pulitzer Prize winning “Profiles in Courage” — a 1956 volume of short biographies describing acts of bravery and integr… Read more

Police & Fire

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Cave Spring police arrest two on multiple drug charges

Two women face multiple felony charges after Cave Spring Police stopped a vehicle without a proper license plate Thursday afternoon just af… Read more

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Three arrested on meth trafficking, firearms charges

Police arrested three individuals and confiscated more than an ounce of meth and three firearms during the execution of a search warrant Th… Read more

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Floyd County Jail report for Friday January 22

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Sports

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Hank Aaron, baseball's one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA (AP) — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. Read more

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Georgia Highlands College Chargers prepare to tip off 2021 season

Chargers basketball is back and ready to take the court. After waiting nearly three months to tip off their regular season, the time arrive… Read more

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Alabama lowers flags to honor Mobile native Hank Aaron

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama lowered flags to half-staff to honor Mobile native and baseball great Hank Aaron, who died Fri… Read more

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A look at Hank Aaron’s career and accomplishments

Full Name: Henry Louis Aaron Read more

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COLUMN: Hank’s homers meant more for the South than baseball

When I heard the news Friday that Hank Aaron had passed away, it was news I knew would eventually come, but we’re never ready to lose icons… Read more

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State/National

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More heads roll at US-funded international broadcasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heads of three federally funded international broadcasters were abruptly fired late Friday as the Biden administratio… Read more

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For 1st Black Pentagon chief, racism challenge is personal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Read more

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Biden's early approach to virus: Underpromise, overdeliver

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a proven political strategy: Underpromise and overdeliver. Read more

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Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club' — and the feeling is mutual

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders… Read more

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Democrats start reining in expectations for immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden's bold immigration proposal can go in Congress to … Read more

National Sports

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Kitzbühel downhill moved to Sunday because of rain, snowfall

KITZBÜHEL, Austria (AP) — The second men’s World Cup downhill on the Streif course was pushed back a day after rain and snowfall canceled t… Read more

Hatton leads by 1 shot, Cabrera Bello surges at Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tyrrell Hatton's overnight lead was reduced to one shot by Rafa Cabrera Bello on Saturday morning as… Read more

Entertainment

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Maria Bakalova's Borat 2 character was meant to be pro-LGBTQ activist

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' star Maria Bakalova admits her character Tutar was meant to become more of a feminist. Read more

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Anne Hathaway has newfound appreciation for husband after lockdown

'Witches' star Anne Hathaway appreciates her husband Adam Schulman in a “new way” now after isolating during the pandemic. Read more

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Opinion

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Native culture in Floyd County

Our community is rich in Native American culture, yet it is a culture that most of us know very little about. Thursday night, Romans had a … Read more

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Napping is the key to U.S. economic recovery

As a small businessman (I’m 5-foot-9), I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve productivity and office morale. Read more

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The normal now

Humans, I’ve learned a little something about you in the last week or so. I keep saying that the pandemic uncovers things that are under th… Read more

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Fact vs. Fiction

How do we arrive at what we believe to be the correct code of ethics by which to lead our lives? What do you consider trustworthy informati… Read more

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'Profiles in Courage' in Georgia, Part I

After rereading the Pulitzer Prize winning “Profiles in Courage” — a 1956 volume of short biographies describing acts of bravery and integr… Read more

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