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Alumni of the Fairview-Brown School will partner with the Fairview-E.S. Brown Heritage Corp. to host their 11th annual barbecue Aug. 21 at the Rome Civic Center.
Since 1942, State Congress has been the premier competition and recognition event for high school age Georgia 4-H’ers. Held each year in Atlanta, State Congress is a four-day event that hosts various contests, recognizes 4-H scholarship recipients and honors state 4-H winners in a variety of…
Ridge Ferry Park is on the verge of getting a new update as part of the 2017 SPLOST package. Parks and Recreation crews will begin removing the old playground on Monday, Aug. 3. A design for the new playground has been chosen and once the old one is removed, work will begin on preparing the …
ATLANTA (AP) — Hailed as a “founding father” of a fairer, better United States, John Lewis was eulogized Thursday by three former presidents and others who urged Americans to continue the work of the civil rights icon in fighting injustice during a moment of racial reckoning.
Howard Finster’s historic art environment, Paradise Garden, located in Summerville, will be the beneficiary of the sale of nearly 50 lots of art at the next Slotin Folk Art Auction.
While the Rome-Floyd County Library and other Sara Hightower Regional Library System buildings remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future, the library system is now offering curbside pickup service to their patrons.
The Rome Area History Center announced that, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the center will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.
The Rome Shrine Club received a check Friday for $2,854.87, the amount which was left in the old John Wisdom Wagon Train account. Mike McDougald (third from right) said former City Manager Al Crace helped him start the Wagon Train with $3,500 from the city 40 years ago. The amount turned ove…
The board of directors of The Three Rivers Singers, Rome’s community chorus, met recently to discuss prospects for the chorus’s 2020-21 season, which would be the chorus’s 20th anniversary year, in light of the risks presented by COVID-19.
The Georgia’s Rome Office of Tourism announces an open call for individuals of all ages and abilities who are interested in volunteering to appear in print and/or video for Georgia’s Rome promotional projects. No experience is necessary; just a love for our town and the opportunity to repres…
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is offering the fourth and final themed packet as part of the “Summer Camp in a Bag” program, which goes on sale on Monday, July 20.
Whether you have a green thumb, or you just want to get out of the house to do something productive, a little yard work could be the perfect pastime. But before you dig in, check off these safety steps.
Local artists, Ellie Borromeo and Xaivier Ringer have launched Rome Mural CoLab, an initiative they hope will ignite public spaces and interest in Rome through mural art.
The Georgia Writers Museum will host John T. Edge, author of “The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South,” at its monthly Meet the Author series, on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.
This will be the second weekend to see performances of Rome Shakespeare Festival’s comedy “The Odd Couple” and organizers are assuring audiences that precautions are being taken toward safety and hygiene.
For more than a decade, the Forum River Center has been the site of an annual Jehovah’s Witness convention that drew thousands of people from Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
Rome Shakespeare Festival and RIFF — the Rome International Film Festival — are among the 63 arts organizations awarded grants under the federal CARES Act.
A Better You! Recalls Belecoo Strollers Due to Violation of Federal Stroller and Carriage Safety Standard; Fall, Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards (Recall Alert).
A program to provide local river paddlers and floaters with free life vests to use during their trips is proving to be a victim of its own success.
Here are a few arts-related events coming in the next few months. Due to health and safety restrictions, it’s recommended that readers check with event organizers in case information has changed.
The Rome Area History Center reopened this week after closing for several months for renovations and upgrades.
Annual wellness exams are essential for children’s healthy development both inside and out and pediatricians recommend annual screenings to help prevent future potential health problems and ensure that their growth and development is on track.