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Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge
The results are in and we are THRILLED to share that the 6th annual Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge has raised over $189,000! And for the first time ever, the Judges' Choice and Peoples' Choice Awards go to the same team -- Danny Price and Lacey Pinson! Congratulations, Team Price! Thank you to all of our incredible participants, sponsors, judges, volunteers, and audience members for a record-breaking year!!!!!!! See you at #RCDC2017!
  TONIGHT’S FOOTBALL FORECAST: 6 pm Chance Rain And Thunderstorms Temp: 86°F Wind: W @ 5 mph 7 pm Chance Rain And Thunderstorms Temp: 85°F Wind: WSW @ 5 mph 8 pm Chance Rain And Thunders…
TONIGHT'S FOOTBALL FORECAST: 6 pm Chance Rain And Thunderstorms Temp: 86°F Wind: W @ 5 mph 7 pm Chance Rain And Thunderstorms Temp: 85°F Wind: WSW @ 5 mph 8 pm Chance Rain And Thunderstorms Temp: 83°F Wind: SW @ 3 mph 9 pm Chance Rain And Thunderstorms Temp: 79°F Wind: SW @ 2 mph 10 pm Chance Rain And Thunderstorms… [ 168 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/19/ware-mechanical-forecast-50-to-60-rain-chance-this-weekend-track-our-friday-night-football-forecast/
Fox 5 goes live from Rome Tennis Center Wednesday morning.
Tom Daglis, Executive Director of the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, got some TV time Wednesday morning on Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta. Reporter Paul Milliken met with Daglis and got a tour of the month-old center off Armuchee Connector behind Mount Berry Mall. Only text is available so far from the station (click); we'll try to get the interview posted later this morning. They were live at 8:24 a.m. Wednesday. http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/17/fox-5-goes-live-from-rome-tennis-center-wednesday-morning/
Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church collecting relief supplies for hard-hit Louisiana. How you can help.
Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church is gathering bottled water, kids clothing, personal hygiene products and other needs to help those suffering in the historic floods sweeping parts of Louisiana. The church has several links to some of the afflicted areas, including past mission work there and also, the new student minister -- a Cedartown native -- is moving from that area back to Northwest Georgia. [ 496 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/16/pleasant-valley-south-baptist-church-collecting-relief-supplies-for-hard-hit-louisiana-how-you-can-help/
Georgia DOT: Second new light coming to Main Street near Starbucks on Aug. 23
Media release: The Georgia Department of Transportation announces a new traffic signal in Bartow County is scheduled to be fully operational on Tuesday, Aug. 23. If all goes well and weather permits, the traffic signal on Main Street (Ga. 113) at Starbucks in the city of Carterville will be turned on. The traffic signal, flashing in test mode for a week, is located on Main Street at Starbucks Point Road. [ 93 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/15/georgia-dot-second-new-light-coming-to-main-street-near-starbucks-on-aug-23/
Results and photos from Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K road race
Nearly 475 participants raced through Historic Downtown, Myrtle Hill and the challenging Clocktower Hill during Saturday's 31st Annual Gary Tillman Memorial Clocktower 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Health Walk. The chip-timed 5K (USATF certified course) event benefits The Exchange Club Family Resource Center. Over $23,000 was raised from the event according to race officials. The men’s winner was Franco Oswaldo and women’s winner was Jill Braley. Results http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/20/results-and-photos-from-gary-tillman-memorial-clocktower-5k-road-race/
$25,000 grant from the Coca-Cola Foundation will help the YMCA offer two after-school meal, assistance programs.
Media release: For the past six years, the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County has collaborated with many local and national organizations, and together served free lunches at up to six summer outreach sites. Starting in September, the Y will serve many of these same children in two free after-school programs that include a meal and assistance with educational needs. The… [ 343 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/18/25000-grant-from-the-coca-cola-foundation-will-help-the-ymca-offer-two-after-school-meal-assistance-programs/
Buzz: High School Leadership Rome XXIX under way. Archbishop to install new Saint Mary’s pastor tonight.
The Greater Rome Chamber's High School Leadership Rome XXIX is under way: The group held its first session Sunday -- team-building exercises on the BOLD Course at Berry College. The group will meet monthly through April, learning more about Rome/Floyd County. This year's members: Armuchee High School: Mr. Eli Brock, Ms. Savannah Poole, Ms. Cheyenne Riedel, Ms. Madison Smith, Ms. Elaine Williams… [ 210 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/16/buzz-high-school-leadership-rome-xxix-under-way-archbishop-to-install-new-saint-marys-pastor-tonight/
  Tellus Science Museum’s Eighth Annual Night at the Museum a huge hit: Saturday night, Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville welcomed hundreds of guests for what’s become one of t…
Tellus Science Museum's Eighth Annual Night at the Museum a huge hit: Saturday night, Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville welcomed hundreds of guests for what's become one of the biggest events in the year. The guest list? Darth Vader, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Albert Einstein and others. The above video from Randy Quick of Rome Radio Partners LLC… http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/15/first-images-from-tellus-science-museums-eighth-annual-night-at-the-museum-including-video/
Ware Mechanical weather alert: Advisory for Bartow County until 4:15 for strong thunderstorms
...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR BARTOW COUNTY UNTIL 415 PM EDT... AT 343 PM EDT...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WAS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM WHITE TO NEAR EUHARLEE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. HAZARD...40 TO 50 MPH WIND...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. IMPACT...PEOPLE OUTDOORS SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. EXPECT MINOR DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND OF LIGHT...UNSECURED OBJECTS. [ 103 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/19/ware-mechanical-weather-alert-advisory-for-bartow-county-until-415-for-strong-thunderstorms/
    Rome/Floyd County gained 700 jobs between July 2015 and last month, with a total 40,400 working here, the latest reports from the Georgia Department of Labor show. But compared to Jun…
Rome/Floyd County gained 700 jobs between July 2015 and last month, with a total 40,400 working here, the latest reports from the Georgia Department of Labor show. But compared to June of this year, the community lost 400 jobs. First-time unemployment insurance claims: Floyd: 675 claims, up from both June of this year and July of 2015. Bartow: 365 claims, an increase over the previous month and July 2015. [ 557 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/18/jobs-report-most-of-the-region-sees-an-increase-in-first-time-job-claims-local-jobs-up-700-from-july-2015-but-down-400-from-june/
Update: Paul Chelimo runs fastest time in 5,000 semifinals
Former Shorter star will run for the gold Saturday night -From Greensboro News & Record: "Paul Chelimo won his 5,000 meters semifinal this morning, with his time of 13 minutes and 19.54 seconds the fastest of the 51 runners in the two heats. Chelimo, a 2014 UNC-Greensboro alumnus and All-America, will race for a gold medal in the final at 8:30 p.m. EDT Saturday. " Expanded story: http://bit.ly/2bsyXsg
Buzz: It’s popcorn sales time the Scouts. NAMI rally is Monday evening. Saint Mary’s pastor installed. Early bird special for chamber Expo booths ends Aug. 31.
Saint Mary's Catholic Church was packed Tuesday evening as Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory installed Father Rafael Carballo as pastor of the church in downtown Rome. In addition to many of the 1,700 families in the growing parish, members of Carballo's family from Dalton and Puerto Rico attended the service. The evening, bilingual Mass also saw a large turnout from his former parishes in Carrollton and Dalton as well. [ 320 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/17/buzz-its-popcorn-sales-time-again-for-area-scouts-early-bird-special-for-chamber-expo-booths-ends-aug-31/
Remembering Ms. Eloise Lovenia Cammon, Keith Corbin Hopkins, Mr. Marshall Shelton.
Ms. Eloise Lovenia Cammon, age 88, of 316A Ross St. NE Rome, Ga. transitioned August 14, 2016. Complete arrangements will be announced at a later date by F. K. Jones Funeral Home. The family will receive at 118 Echota Circle Rome, Ga. ( Mr. Cedric McClure - residence). Mr. Marshall Shelton, age 59 of 213 Branham Ave. passed on August 14, 2016. [ 293 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/16/remembering-ms-eloise-lovenia-cammon-keith-corbin-hopkins-mr-marshall-shelton/
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Gordon County Deputies are searching for a man who could be armed and dangerous. Reports to the news room state that around 12:30 pm a male was setting fires on the side of Autry Road in Plainville, and throwing limbs and bottles in the street. Not long after, a residential burglary was reported. In that incident, ammo, a rifle and shotgun was allegedly stolen. The suspect fled into some nearby woods and has not yet been apprehended. Fire officials and EMS along with deputies are still n the area on standby. More as this story develops.
  Video courtesy of Chip Hood of Forevergreen Landscaping By Keith Mickler Does it appear as if a rouge herd of goats have paid your lawn a visit? Can you see an army of worms marching across …
Video courtesy of Chip Hood of Forevergreen Landscaping By Keith Mickler Does it appear as if a rouge herd of goats have paid your lawn a visit? Can you see an army of worms marching across the lawn, possibly even toting off your only true friend Rover? Well, if you said “yes,” you have been invaded by a brigade of fall armyworms… [ 405 more words ] http://johndruckenmiller.com/blog/2016/08/17/forget-pokemon-the-critter-you-want-to-track-or-avoid-on-your-lawn-is-the-dreaded-armyworm/
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