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With lots of great trails in Rome, hiking is an option to Black Friday shopping

If you're not into all the Black Friday business, Friday may be a perfect day to get outdoors and enjoy a late fall hike. Rome hiker Larry Madden, a former president of the Georgia Pinhoti Trail Association said you don't have to go far to enjoy some easy, moderate or even challenging hikes. The app

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 01:30:00

Symphony to present 'Magic of Christmas' Dec. 9

The Rome Symphony Orchestra will present traditional Christmas selections along with other holiday classics in "Magic of Christmas" on Dec. 9. The concert will feature Maestro Rolando Salazar and special guest artist Tiffany Uzoije as they lead audiences in a festive salute of the most wonderful tim

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-11-23 14:00:00

Boys basketball roundup: Hicks gets win in NSM coaching debut

Cole Hicks's debut as the head varsity boys basketball coach at his alma mater was a winning one. North Sand Mountain (1-0) built an 10-point halftime lead and then outscored Armuchee (Georgia) 30-19 in the third quarter to take command en route to a 95-65 win Monday in the Fire on the Mountain roun


GUEST COLUMN: Thankful for every last bit

About a year and a half ago, after I had made some difficult life choices, my sister sent me a few books of encouragement, one of which was Brene Brown's "Rising Strong." I have long been a fan of Brown, (you should look up her TED Talks on YouTube if you haven't seen them), but I didn't get around


Fugitive Found After High Speed Chase, Two Arrested

A pair of Rome men, Jonathan Lovell Brown, 33, and Terry Wayne Curry II, 33, were arrested after a being pulled over for driving 81 miles per hour on Hwy 411 while under the influence of marijuana. Reports said that Brown was driving the vehicle at a high rate of speed while not wearing his seat bel


'Congress is dysfunctional, folks'

Rome Tea Party members left their Tuesday meeting committed to support the "Article V movement." It's a catch-all phrase referencing a provision that allows amendments to the U.S. Constitution through the actions of states instead of Congress. "Congress is dysfunctional, folks," Rome attorney David


Pinecrest brings ancient Rome to classroom

Pinecrest Academy students recently took a trip back in time to Ancient Rome as part of a themed week of study held at the middle school level. During the week of Nov. 12, students donned gladiator costumes as their middle school lobby was transformed into an ancient Roman building, complete with "t


Rome Felon Threatens Woman with an Uzi in front of His Child

Hosea Bingham Jr, 32 of Rome, was arrested at his home on North Division Street after police said he threatened a 43 year-old woman with an "uzi". Reports stated that during a verbal altercation with the female Bingham pulled out a gun while in front of his one year-old child. When officers arrived


Farm, ranch succession planning workshop planned

YREKA - A farm and ranch succession planning workshop will be presented in December by wealth transfer specialist and author Karl Bareither in Yreka, according to a news release. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Miners Inn, 122 E. Miner St., Yreka on Friday, Dec. 8. Lunch will

HERALD AND NEWS - 2017-11-23 08:00:00

The artful side of woodwork

Man has valued the beauty and versatility of wood for centuries. With equal parts skill and imagination, craftsmen have coaxed everything from functional implements to stunning works of art from this rich and abundant resource. A range of wood craftsmanship will be displayed at the 38th Annual Harve

MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE - 2017-11-23 16:00:00

Since You Asked: Cable fencing reduces head-on collisions

Along the I-5 corridor from Ashland through Central Point and stretching farther north up to Portland, the Oregon Department of Transportation is installing fencing in the median. What purpose does the fencing serve, and what issues would it be solving? I can't imagine the cost is worth it for stopp

MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE - 2017-11-23 15:42:00

Local vigil to honor victims of gun violence

As part of the Nationwide Vigil to End Gun Violence, Vision Quilt will host a local vigil at Sew Creative, 115 E. Main St., Ashland, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. Beginning as a tribute to the victims of the mass killing in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the annua

MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 23:20:48

Since You Asked: All those unincorporated areas add up

I read your Jackson County population growth story with interest. My office co-workers and I were trying to figure out why the figures for the cities don't match the county total? - Ted B., Ashland As you learned in high school civics, Ted, the United States government takes a census every 10 years,


Lecture looks at strange local history

Local report Author and historian Dennis Powers will present a Windows in Time lecture titled "Believe It or Not: The Strange and Unique Stories of Southern Oregon," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Medford library, 205 South Central Ave., and Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Ashland library,


DeBoer to hold town halls

Sen. Alan DeBoer, R-Ashland, will hold two town halls next week. The first will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, in Room 132 of the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett Road, Medford. The second will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fel


Ashland Death Cafe helps answer life questions

One of the hardest things to talk about in our society is death, even though you or someone close to you may have many questions about grief, diagnosis shock, memorials, advance directives, death with dignity and what to expect as you die. The cheekily named Ashland Death Cafe is intended to enable

MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE - 2017-11-24 08:01:00

Alabama to defend prison staffing plan in federal court

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson will hear arguments next week on the Alabama prison system's plan to hire more correctional officers and mental health caregivers in response to the judge's finding that mental health care in prisons is "horrendously inadequate." Thompson ruled in June that Alabama

AL.COM - 2017-11-24 13:00:45

Homicide investigation underway in Childersburg

Childersburg police are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday night. A family member told ABC 33/40 that she found out about her relative's death through Facebook around 6:00 P.M. There were no witnesses and police have no suspects at this time. Childersburg police are investigating a deadly shoot

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Coosa County town soon to find itself without medical care

At the Triple R Cafe in Rockford, Jeffrey Sallas says the latest news in town isn't going down quite so well for him. "I'm very upset about it," Sallas admitted. The news is that nurse practitioner Jamie Chappell has turned in her resignation at the Rockford Family Medical Clinic, a move that caught

WSFA - 2017-11-22 19:17:45

Kymulga Grist Mill, Park receives $200,000 grant for expansion

MONTGOMERY - The Kymulga Grist Mill and Park is about to experience a growth spurt with the help of a grant from Gov. Kay Ivey. The grant for Kymulga was one of 18 announced by Ivey in a press release Tuesday. The grants, which will total $3.3 million, will go to expand recreation trails in several