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THE 2020 ROME CHRISTMAS PARADE IS ON FOR TONIGHT!

The Rome Christmas Parade is on for tonight! The first-ever drive in edition of the parade will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm at State Mutual Stadium, the home of the Rome Braves. Janet Byington, Co-Chair, acknowledges that while this “COVID edition” of the parade will be different, it will still be fun.…read more »

LOCAL NON-PROFITS SEEK DONATIONS ON GIVING TUESDAY ’20

Today is Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday has been observed since 2012 on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a ‘global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world’, according to GivingTuesday.org. Local non-profits are rallying their troops to pitch in donations on this Giving Tuesday 2020, since many…read more »

AAA: GEORGIA’S GAS PRICES ROSE SLIGHTLY DURING THE PAST WEEK

Georgia’s gas prices rose slightly over the past week, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group. Motorists statewide are now paying an average of $1.96 a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. That’s one cent more than last week, one cent less than a month ago, and 46 cents less than this time last year. It…read more »

BELLIES, SOULS FED AT SOCIALLY-DISTANCED EDITION OF THE THANKSGIVING LOVE FEAST

The socially-distanced edition of the Thanksgiving Love Feast took place on Thursday at the Rome Civic Center. This year, those in need were given their meals to-go by the Concerned Citizens of Rome and Floyd County. Reverend Terrell Shields, Chairman of the Concerned Citizens, indicates that attendees stayed six feet apart from one another while…read more »

CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES ROSE BY NEARLY 3,000 ON THURSDAY

Confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 2,946 in Georgia on Thursday, per the state Department of Public Health, which also reported 26 more virus-related deaths. According to the latest report by the DPH issued just before 3 pm, there have been 413,909 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the state. A total of 8,716 fatalities have been…read more »