Category Archives: Local News

THE BLUE ANGELS ARE COMING BACK TO ROME, GA IN 2021!

The Blue Angels are heading back to Rome, GA!  The United States Navy’s flight demonstration team will make a second appearance in Rome during the 2021 Wings Over North Georgia air show.  John Cowman and the team from  JLC Airshow Management, LLC received official confirmation of this news at the annual convention of the International…read more »

FRC’S ANNUAL NIGHT AT THE MOVIES TO TAKE PLACE AT A NEW VENUE IN 2020

The Exchange Club Family Resource Center’s annual Night at the Movies is scheduled to take place at a new venue in 2020.  The event will be held at the Rome City Auditorium on the evening of Tuesday, February 25th. This will be the 20th anniversary of Night at the Movies, says Tina Bartleson, the FRC’s…read more »

GHC TO OFFER ‘LATE START CLASSES’ IN THE SPRING

In the Spring of 2020, Georgia Highlands College will add a host of classes on a condensed schedule that will begin later in the semester.  According to a GHC media release, “Late Start Classes” will offer students an opportunity to complete certain courses more quickly. This new model follows a successful pilot on GHC’s Cartersville…read more »

DOWNTOWN RETAILERS TO STAY OPEN LATE AS PART OF ‘ROME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’

Downtown Rome will stay open late for holiday shoppers tonight as part of a new event supported by the Downtown Development Promotions Committee called “Rome for the Holidays”, which will take place from 5 pm until 9 pm. More than 25 retail shops will stay open late with sales and special offers this evening, according…read more »

RECORD TRAVEL PREDICTED BY AAA FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

It’s almost time to hit the road for the holidays!  AAA, The Auto Club Group, anticipates that more Americans than ever – 115.6 million – will travel during this holiday season.  That number of travelers is the highest ever recorded in the nearly 20 years that AAA has been tracking holiday travel and represents an…read more »

CAVE SPRING CHRISTMAS PARADE SET FOR SATURDAY

Cave Spring’s annual Christmas Parade is slated to take place this Saturday night at 6 pm.  Line up will begin at 5 pm at the Georgia School for the Deaf.  Don’t forget to bundle up if you go; low temperatures are expected to dip into the upper 30s that evening, according to the National Weather…read more »

FORMER PARAPRO SENTENCED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

A Rockmart man that worked as a paraprofessional at an elementary school in Sandy Springs was sentenced to prison in federal court on Wednesday. According to a release by the US Attorney’s Office, Adam Brent Nesbitt, age 41, has been sentenced to two years, nine months in prison, to be followed by ten years of…read more »

JOHNSON ELEMENTARY FIFTH-GRADER WON FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS’ DISTRICT SPELLING BEE

Will Hosford, a fifth-grade student at Johnson Elementary School, emerged as the victor in the Floyd County Schools’ District Spelling Bee on Tuesday morning at the county schools’ Central Office.  The event was sponsored by the Floyd County chapter of the Georgia Association of Educators (GAE), as well as Communities in Schools of Rome-Floyd County. …read more »

GNTC ENROLLMENT INCREASED BY OVER 15 PERCENT FOR FALL 2019 SEMESTER

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) exhibited a 15.7 percent enrollment increase between the fall 2018 and fall 2019 semesters, according to enrollment numbers gathered by the Technical College System of Georgia, reports a GNTC media release. Stuart Phillips, Vice President of Student Affairs, states, “We’re getting them here and keeping them here.” Selena Magnusson, Vice…read more »