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Search continues for missing man in Lake Allatoona boat crash
From AJC: Authorities resumed searching Lake Allatoona on Saturday for a man missing since two boats collided. However, he was not found by midafternoon. The search for Ronnie Bentley, 66, of Canton, is being called a recovery effort, Channel 2 Action News reported. Noting the cold water temperature, officials want to give closure to Bentley’s family.…/search-continu…/dQ3jJEoXnggx1C0eXATakK/
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny but cool Saturday ahead, slight rain chance tonight and Sunday.
Sunny but cool Saturday ahead with 20% rain chance tonight and Sunday. Warmer temps in low 60's early in the week, but then lows in upper 20's return towards end of the week. YOUR WEEKEND FORECAST: Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 51. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. [ 89 more words ]
‘Rise Up’: From schools to businesses to hospitals, local community showing their Falcons spirit
Gov. Nathan Deal proclaimed today 'Falcons Friday' in support of the Atlanta Falcon's quest to win Sunday's Super Bowl. Falcons Fever is all over the local community from businesses to hospitals to schools, everyone was 'rising up' to support the team.
10th annual Rome River Jam returns May 20 with Old Dominion. Tickets on sale next week.
The 10th annual Rome River Jam returns Saturday, May 20 to Ridge Ferry Park. Headlining this year's event is Old Dominion, along with Jon Langston and Muscadine Bloodline and others to be announced. Early bird tickets go on sale next Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. Tickets From Jay Shell (Brewhouse Music & Grill): "Proudly announcing the TENTH ANNUAL ROME RIVER JAM! [ 79 more words ]
Georgia Health News: Hospital ‘provider fee’ sails through state Senate. Hufstetler: ‘This brings $600 million in federal funds to our healthcare system.’
By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News The state Senate, as expected, approved the renewal of a hospital “provider fee’’ Thursday that will fill a $900 million hole in the Georgia Medicaid budget. Though the vote was 50-3, the debate beforehand became testy. Democrats called for the state to expand its Medicaid program, as 31 other states have done. Georgia’s Republican leadership has repeatedly rejected that idea, calling it fiscally unsound. [ 573 more words ]
Dining: Taverna Mediterranean Grill the latest taste of the Middle East in Northwest Georgia. Plus: Jamwich’s ‘Dirty Bird’ special in demand. Publix has a Falcons sub, too.
Last Sunday afternoon, following church and in search of something a little different vs. the standard breakfast/brunch fare, we ordered moousaka. It is a Greek dish, featuring sliced eggplant, ground beef sauce and then bathed in a white sauce. What I got was close but for some reason, it came with a healthy dose of what looked like spaghetti sauce. [ 364 more words ]
Health: Huge February for heart health programs, from a big red heart glowing on Redmond Regional to radio interviews, community seminars and wearing red on Friday.
February is Heart Health Month and Redmond Regional Medical Center has plenty planned to observe the month. One theme is "Go Red Wear Red" and the hospital on Redmond road is doing that nightly through February as shown in the above photograph. Redmond also is observing Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 3, at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House from 7 until 9 a.m. [ 190 more words ]
Rome Middle School’s Grand Illusion show choir wins top award in Alabama competition
Rome Middle School's Grand Illusion Show Choir won the Grand Champion award at last night's Albertville Diamond Classic event in Alabama. The group was also awarded the People's Choice Award, Best Vocals and Best Choreography. The Grand Illusion director is Jessica Kennedy and choreographer is Amanda Dewitt.
Remembering Franklin MacArthur “Mac” Blair, Gwendolyn Beard Murdock and Mary Jo Posey
Franklin MacArthur "Mac" Blair, age 74, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at his residence. Mr. Blair was born in Rockmart, Georgia on June 10, 1942, son of the late Cecil Q. Blair, Sr. and the late Bronnie Gertrude Jones Blair. He was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Mildred Coxwell, Christine Blair, Bill Blair, Cecil Blair, Jr., Robert Blair, Ray Blair and Pete Blair. [ 387 more words ]
Education: McHenry Elementary students ‘dropping pennies’ to help Tennessee children impacted by wildfires
Media release: Young children at McHenry Primary School learned how quickly their pennies can add up to significant sums of money as they opened their hearts to help other children in need. McHenry children brought their pennies to school to help school children in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area who were impacted by the wildfires that ravaged that part of Tennessee a few months ago. [ 200 more words ]
Buzz: Four Floyd County students pick up honors at tech fair. Rome Schools superintendent finalists due today. Floyd GOP Women meet. Auditions for ‘9 to 5’ set.
Four Floyd County hi-tech students showed off their talents by producing winning technology projects at the Northwest Georgia Regional Tech Fair held on Jan. 27 at Georgia Highlands College. Ryan Lamb, a senior from Pepperell High School, won for Graphic Design in the junior/senior category. Armuchee Middle also had two winning projects for the seventh and eighth-grade division. Nic McCullough, [ 351 more words ]
Ware Mechanical Weather Center: What will the groundhogs say today about winter? We’ll dip to more normal temperatures — and rise up starting Sunday (seriously).
YOUR FORECAST Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the morning. Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers. [ 99 more words ]
Seven individuals whose contributions have made remarkable impacts on the athletic history of Floyd County will be inducted into the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 27. Tickets are on sale. The 2017 inductees are Bonnie Tate Goff, Alvin Ragland and David McCluskey for the category of Amateur Athlete, Chris Jefts and Johnny Tutt for the category of Professional Athlete and Andy Akin and Mike Hodges for Lifetime Achievement. Along with the inductees, 12 area student athletes will be recognized for their achievements, with two being awarded the John Pinson Jr. Outstanding Student Athlete Scholarship. This year’s student nominees are: Maddie Dulaney and Will Leonard of Armuchee High School Cassie McFather of Coosa High School Anna Claire Atha and Elijah McKoy of Darlington School Alex Quarles and Hunter Hays of Model High School Jesse Burkhalter and Jake Ross of Pepperell High School Morgan Padgett and William Douglas of Rome High School Hannah Eddins of Unity Christian School The event includes a reception, banquet and awards ceremony. A social and silent auction will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner and awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased in-person at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Administrative Headquarters at 1 Shorter Ave. Tickets also may be purchased online at For more: 706.291.0766.
Business: As consignment grows in popularity, so does need for space as local ‘Twice is Nice’ owners gear up for annual spring/summer sale
By Natalie Simms What started as a backyard sale some 20-plus years ago in Rome has grown into one of the region’s largest consignment events as Twice is Nice gears up for its spring and summer sale. Consignment has grown in popularity, especially since the recession, and continues to be important for local shoppers. Current owners Dina Cowan and… [ 379 more words ]
Georgia Health News: Georgia exchange signups are down from last year
By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Georgia ended the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange’s open enrollment period with nearly a half-million enrollees for coverage this year – a significant decrease from last year. The 493,880 who signed up for Georgia exchange coverage by Jan. 31 represents a 16 percent drop from the 587,845 who enrolled during open enrollment a year ago. [ 568 more words ]
Health: Floyd County Health Department offering free flu shots while supplies last
Media release: To encourage those who haven’t already received a flu shot this season to do so, the Floyd County Health Department is offering free flu shots to anyone six month of age and older during regular business hours while inventory lasts. “Flu season is here,” says Floyd County Health Department Nurse Manager Alison Watson, “but it’s not too late to protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot. [ 366 more words ]
Keith Mickler (and Paul Pugliese): Vegetables you can plant now to harvest come spring.
By Keith Mickler, county coordinator and agriculture agent I can’t think of a better way to help soothe the mind and comfort the soul after such a horrible drought this past year than to plant some cool season vegetables. Yes, I said plant something; trust me it will be OK. Paul Pugliese the agriculture & natural resources agent for the University of Georgia Extension office in Bartow County provides you with details on growing vegetable right now. [ 668 more words ]
Buzz: Follies throwing it back to the ’50s Friday, Saturday nights. Relay for Life team offering boiled peanuts, kettle corn for Super Bowl. GE Trail dedication set. AARP offers free tax help.
The Junior Service League of Rome presents the Fabulous '50s Follies, an entertaining show full of singing, dancing, characters and comedy from the 1950s. The shows are this Friday and Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m. each evening at the City Auditorium. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children under 10. Patron tickets are $75 per person or $100 per couple – which includes a pre-event party at Chieftains and reserved seating at the event. [ 362 more words ]
Buzz: GNTC sends donations to storm victims. Floyd Extension Coordinator honored by GA Green Industry. Cowboy Gathering coming Mar. 9-11. Career Fair in Bartow on Feb. 7
Media release: A multi-campus endeavor by Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and other colleges in the Technical College of Georgia (TCSG) system was undertaken this week to provide aid for residents of the south Georgia region.The donations were part of a larger effort by the TCSG for people that were affected by the extensive storm and flooding damage that occurred in January. [ 699 more words ]
Rome Board of Education names two finalists for school superintendent
From WRGA: The Rome Board of Education has announced the two candidates for school superintendent. According to BOE Chairwoman Faith Collins, “We’ve already went through all of the processes as far as the qualifications for the superintendent, the announcement, we have reviewed the applications, we have interviewed the candidates and we have come up with two finalists. We are going to now deliberate again and hopefully, we will name the superintendent for Rome City Schools.” [ 61 more words ]
Really not that much rain due today through Sunday; perhaps two tenths of an inch at best. Look for more seasonal temperatures with a warming trend starting Sunday; low 60s due back early next week.
Weekly weather preview from the National Weather Service's Peachtree City office. Really not that much rain due today through Sunday; perhaps two tenths of an inch at best. Look for more seasonal temperatures with a warming trend starting Sunday; low 60s due back early next week. YOUR FORECAST Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. [ 82 more words ]
Bartow sheriff: Cartersville accountant faces 60 counts of theft involving near $100,000 from home owners association. The arrest comes with one of the longest booking sheets we've seen at a local county jail. One click away>
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