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PUBLISHER'S NOTE I was born February 15, 1980 in Augusta, Georgia. My father was the minister at Marvin United Methodist Church at that time and took another position with the Methodist Conference in Rome when I was three. My memories from my time in Augusta are hazy…I remember a yellow kitchen floor, there was a Tarzan vine to swing on in the back yard and we had what seemed like a huge vegetable garden. That’s all I’ve got. During that three-year span, The University of Georgia played in three straight Sugar Bowls that OWNE R & CE O Ian Griffin could have yielded a national championship for the program. They defeated Notre Dame to win it all in 1980-81, and then lost to Pitt and Penn State the following two years in upset defeats. After that, the Bulldogs continued to be a respected program with a few teams that came close to that success. But, they didn’t reach the big game again until this past January. From that intro, those of you who don’t know me, might surmise that I’m a Georgia fan, while those of you who do, know where my allegiance lies. However, I’m well versed in the history of the Bulldog program; I know my enemy. My father is a die-hard Georgia Tech fan and my mother grew up in Gator country, so I was raised by ravenous Jackets and Gators. I grew up at Bobby Dodd and Ben Hill Griffin Stadiums with the Gators always being my number one team and Tech a close 2nd. So, it’s needless to say I have no love for the Georgia Bulldogs. I do not hold a degree from either of the institutions I cheer for and have never believed that is a requirement to be a “real” fan of a team, as many argue. Their traditions were, however, engrained in me from birth and I pulled for them no matter their record, as I will until I’m no longer breathing. Just for those wondering, I would pull for the Gators if they ever played the Jackets, but in my 38 years of existence, it’s never happened. That to me is what defines a true fan. You care so much it hurts. You rejoice in their victories and mourn when defeated. If you were born and raised in Boise, Idaho and get butterflies before Georgia takes the field on Saturdays because it means that much, then you are a Dawg, plain and simple. Mercedes Benz Stadium was filled with Georgia fans that cared that much on January 8th. Some losses hurt more than others and losing to a major rival falls into that category. Georgia owned both Florida and Georgia Tech in the 80s, so the amount of salt rubbed into my wounds as a child scarred me for life when it comes to the Dawgs. I don’t ever root for them, and I mean ever. This little anecdote doesn’t end with me having a change of heart thanks to their Cinderella run this season, but I did come as close as I ever will come to even thinking about pulling for them when they played Alabama last month. Not for the institution that is Georgia football mind you, but for the Georgia fans I know and love (my wife and daughter being two of them) who have waited so long to get back to the pinnacle of the sport they love most. Many fans probably still shed a tear when they think about how that game played out. Those loyal Dawgs who love their team like I love mine…I would have been happy for them. They played well enough to win, got some tough calls from the officials, watched a true freshman lead their opponent back in the 2nd half and came up just short of winning it all. It’s heartbreaking. I get the feeling they’ll be back soon, but you really never know. Regardless, I’ll be routing against them, but I did learn that I could find joy in a Bulldog victory and sadness in their loss, for reasons I never imagined. Don’t worry about me though…it passed quickly.

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Examining enough Trends&Traditions with Holly Lynch

DURING THIS TIME of year, resolutions made at the top of the year are starting to wane. Surges in gym memberships are slowing. Cookie sales pick back up. Strict bedtimes, reading schedules and organized living practices start to relax. The efforts to lose weight, live a better life or become a better human (while noble and good) are becoming harder to maintain in the cold, grey days of winter. This January, our little company is busier than any other January (said with a humble and grateful heart). Most Januarys are slow in our business, so slow that in previous years, we’ve had mandatory time off scheduled for employees. Not this year. We have enough work to keep everyone busy and we can pay the bills. God is good. As the excitement of a new year slowly dissolves into the routine of daily life, I’m vexed by a theory I first considered 14 years ago while in grad school. In the above paragraph, one word stands out that has great meaning and lesson for me: enough. I recall a marketing class in grad school where I pondered the concept of using the word

“enough” as a literal tool for living. Ironic that the word enough should matter to me in a class teaching about methods to sell more to a gluttonous culture. You see, gluttony is one of my sins (one of many). I eat too much. I swear too often. I work too much. I spend too much. Much of the excess could be curtailed if I didn’t sometimes wrestle with the idea of having enough, if I’ve eaten enough, if I’ve taken on enough. And at the very root of enough is the hardest word to say; the word “no”. It’s right there, barely one letter into the word. No. Two simple letters that can change a person’s life. In the obvious example of weight loss, saying no to certain things can really make a difference. No carbs, no sweets, no sodas. One change is usually all it takes to start a new habit. And asking yourself if the one or two bites of chocolate are enough to satisfy your sweet tooth could probably save you from devouring the entire bag of M & M’s (spoken from experience). Most of my friends and family could easily say they have enough to eat. We just can’t seem to say no. Since it’s been so cold, so bitterly cold, we see churches opening their fellowship halls to offer shelter from the weather. Our “regular” shelters are at maximum capacity. The people who need these services do not have enough. Yet here, we who have enough, continue to say no to the wrong things. I am so far from perfect and these heavy thoughts are on my mind in these cold days. How

can my enough translate to someone without? Can I continue to say no when I am aware there’s enough in my closet, wallet, pantry? Am I strong enough to say no to myself and say yes to others? I dare say that I have stretched my comfort zone a bit in the last few months – taking chances on hiring and asking my company to refrain from working on Sundays. With some decisions working out beautifully (I’m currently listening to music in some other language filter in from the kitchen, selected by one of our precious new hires), some decisions are harder to keep. We still work on Sundays. It’s difficult to say no to customers we love. So, I’m considering the “enough” – if we have enough work, then there’s room to give a bit more to those who do not have enough. Maybe that’s in the form of a job for someone who needs it. And I know we should be giving more to the shelters and to those who shelter. Our weekly contributions to the local soup kitchen can continue. I want those contributions to grow. We have enough. This rambling, dear readers, is going to continue in my head as the year evolves. Instead of a theme song for the year, I think the word enough and its root word, no, will be heavy on my mind. I’m inspired to clean out my closet and the pantry to give away the excess. I know the inspiration will not last forever, but my goal will be to consider how much is enough and keep that thought process going. I want to learn how to say no to myself and not to others. God has given me enough, and I am grateful. I pray you have enough this new year. *The views expressed in this column are those of the writer, and do not represent the opinions of V3 Magazine.

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The Talented Mr. Jim For the Love of the Game with Jim Alred

"ALRED IS AN IDIOT." On an early October night on the Model High School sidelines, a white poster board with jet-black ink waved in the air that was just beginning to feel the tinge of fall. I didn’t see it until halftime, when one of the Model coaches pointed it out as the team went to the locker room. I shook my head and laughed. When you cover sports there will be plenty of times when fans, coaches, players, readers and more take exception with what they read. My stance at that point of that season was Model’s football team wasn’t as good as their undefeated record indicated. Turns out I was wrong. Crazily enough, it wasn’t the first time. And while this fan took exception to my predictions and made it known on the way out of the stadium that I was too skinny and not athletic enough to ever play football and thus knew nothing about the sport, several coaches thanked me for the predictions. They used it as fodder to help get their charges fired up. If you write sports long enough, you’ll collect far more criticisms than you count. But, what I also have found is that if you write or coach or participate in sports, you’ll also collect a list of less than noteworthy achievements. SIDELINE SHENANIGANS I’m a firm believer that sportswriters need to get out of the press box and cover games from the sidelines. Partly because I don’t have the greatest eyesight and partly because a lot of important moments happen on the sidelines that press box denizens never see or hear.

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The issue is that sometimes those sidelines can be less than forgiving. Take the 1995 Outback Bowl between Auburn and Penn State. The game started in what is best described as a monsoon. Penn State crushed the Tigers that day, and I just managed to avoid disaster. Auburn tailback Stephen Davis, all 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds of him, came crashing out of bounds early in the game. His left shoulder pad nicked me and almost sent me spilling into the water. I managed to stay upright. But the poor photographer to my left got trucked and had to be helped out of the stadium on a stretcher. A few years later while covering a soccer match in similar conditions, an errant kick sent the ball out of bounds. I thought I’d be helpful and kick it back in. The water and accumulated mud didn’t help as I managed to kick the ball, but my plant slipped and I ended up on my back in a large puddle. Needless to say, the fans and players who saw it laughed quite hard. DIAMOND DISASTERS For some reason, I tend to be a ball magnet at baseball and softball games. During an Auburn versus Tennessee baseball game, an up and coming pitcher named Tim Hudson had one of his pitches fouled off. I was walking toward the third base side to get some photos and managed to jump over the ball as it flew toward me. Unfortunately, the ball hit the cement wall a few feet behind me, rebounded and smacked me in the right ankle. I had a nasty bruise for two weeks and walked the rest of the day with a noticeable limp. While covering a softball game a few years later, a foul ball cleared the fence and came down near me on the bleachers. I stood up caught the ball, smiled and promptly fell off the back of the bleachers. The plate umpire stopped the proceedings walked over and told me I should stick to writing. RUNNING INTO TROUBLE Having run cross country and track in high school and college I could relate many a tale of woe, but the ones that stick with me happened later when I began coaching. In Florida, I often had to demonstrate techniques to my middle school track team, including the high jump, discuss, shot put, long jump and more. I also took it upon myself to run sprints against the athletes. One particular sprint saw me behind, so I tried to pick it up only to pull up lame with a right quad strain. I spent the rest of the practice with a large ice bag tied to it. You would think that injury would have taught me, but it didn’t. One day while demonstrating the long jump, I nailed what I knew had to be a great jump,

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landed and felt my right knee give out. I hit the ground and found out two days later I had torn my meniscus. Needless to say, I stopped demonstrating events other than long distance running. And while it doesn’t qualify as running, during my time as a triathlete I managed to have four bike crashes. One crash chipped out my two front teeth, but the worse came in a race. I came off a bridge, the lone hill in the flat course and slammed my bike tire into the median, flipped the bike and ended up laying on the grass with my bike on top of me. I got up and finished the race but for some reason haven’t competed in another since. REALLY?? But nothing can top two moments which now bring joy to anyone I tell. The first occurred as my wife, oldest daughter and myself were leaving an ice skating rink. A hockey team had taken to the ice and a couple of players were flipping hockey pucks over the glass surrounding the rink. I began to shout a warning to my wife about the pucks now zipping past our heads. One puck hit the cinder block wall, ricocheted and nailed me in the groin. I hit the ground and couldn’t move for about 20 minutes.

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And a couple of weeks ago, while working with my soccer players during an indoor game, I walked into goal to defend a few shots. Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying as much attention as I should have been. One of the players, who has a powerful kick, uncorked a shot at close range. I didn’t see it but felt it as it slammed into my groin. I hit the floor and sat there for a few minutes. Most of my players doubled over in laughter, as did several of the parents. One coach asked if the shot hit my knee. I shook my head, causing him and a few others to grimace at my plight. If there is a silver lining, it’s that a hockey puck to the groin is much worse than a soccer ball. So, what’s the point to all of this? Half of me is glad no one has video of these moments. Half of is mad, because I’m pretty sure either groin shot might have a chance to win on America’s Funniest Videos, if that show even exists anymore. While I don’t believe I’m an idiot like the Model fan wrote several years ago, I do believe at times I’m a glutton for punishment. And for readers who have taken umbrage with my articles in the past, hopefully one of these stories can put a smile on your face. *The views expressed in this column are those of the writer, and do not represent the opinions of V3 Magazine.

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History with Style When a property is available in Rome’s desirable Between the Rivers district, there is no doubt that it is beautiful. text ABBIE SMITH

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hen you think of beautiful houses in Rome, chances are you think of the neighborhood between the rivers, Historic Downtown Rome. One of those homes is at 314 East 4th Avenue. The eye is automatically drawn to the black, wrought-iron fence on the front porch, which contrasts sharply against the bright white paneling of the home. A large wooden door painted classic blackgreen welcomes you into a home with charms only historic constructions can claim. The house was built in 1905 and, for 15 of those years, the Andersons have called this property home. “We always knew we wanted to live in a historic home, so we felt very blessed to be a part of the history,” owner Jennifer Anderson says. “It’s always been a family home. We saw it as the house was passed on to us, and we looked

forward to, one day, seeing who will be the next family or couple to call it theirs.” Anderson, mom of two, recalls one moment of the house’s history that she holds dear. “Robert Benjamin Headden, who was the minister at First Baptist Church, built the house. According to local lore, he would sit on the front porch and minister to those in need. The community around him at the time really leaned on him for support. He was much loved and on the morning of his funeral—he's buried at Myrtle Hill—every business in Rome closed. When I think of this house during his time, I like to picture him sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch,” she laughs. Past the porch and the front entrance, one step inside the house transports you to a different time. Crown molding, original hardwood floors


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and even vintage-styled wallpaper look straight out of 1905. To the left is a wood-paneled living space with comfy seating, as well as a few video games to bring the home into 2018. To the right, you enter a formal living room. Fireplaces are featured in both spaces; you can almost feel the warmth of holiday dinners and friendly gatherings past as you walk though. “The front of the house is all original,” Anderson says. “The floors are heart pine. The wood paneling in the front room is also original. The back, however, has been updated.” At the front door, you can see straight down a hallway and to the back wall of the house, with windows that stretch from the floor to the ceiling. “The previous owners updated the back section. They wanted more of an open-concept space, with an eat-in kitchen and these wonderful windows,” Anderson says. “It’s the charm and the uniqueness about historic homes that I’ve

always loved. These houses are one-of-a-kind and have the greatest touches and details. I love the high ceilings, the crown moldings and the many other original features throughout the house. And that’s the thing about this house, it has all the charm, but with new amenities.” One thing the next owner of this house will love lies behind the window panes: a backyard and garage. In Historic Downtown Rome, there are very few square feet wasted. Most houses get as close to the property lines as possible, but that is not the case at 314 East 4th Avenue. Here, there’s enough room for kids to run around, or at least a couple dogs, as well as a weekend barbeque on the brick patio. “You just don’t find a space like this around here,” Anderson stresses. “We used to plant herbs out there when the kids were young, and it was such a nice thing to have. We’d even cook what we grew – then Teddy ate it,” Anderson jokes, gesturing to one of her dogs.


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“In the kitchen there are three barstools at the island, and it’s always the two kids and me. We always eat dinner together. That’s another thing about an open-concept kitchen. I can be cooking, the kids can be doing whatever at the bar, and we can sit there and talk. Then I cook, they close everything up, and we sit down and eat a meal together, and talk about their day. That’s my favorite place.” Anderson’s other favorite part of the home is off the upstairs master suite (there is also a master downstairs). Just off of this bedroom is a large sitting room with plenty of built-ins. The space is even large enough to be a nursery, Anderson adds. “The master suite upstairs is what we added. The sitting room is such a great space. It’s multipurpose, really. The desks are wired with internet and power if someone wants an office. Or, if they need a nursery, there’s even a mini fridge here for bottles,” Anderson says. “The whole house serves different functions. If an older couple just wanted to live downstairs in

the lower master suite, and not even come up here, they could.” The upstairs houses three additional bedrooms, all with large closets and two with attached baths. In another closet doorway, there’s even a written history of the Anderson family. Inside marks the heights of both kids over the almost 16 years in the home, including the height of a doll written in a childlike scrawl near the bottom.

“For my kids, they’ve spent a lifetime here, and we’ve loved all of it,” Anderson says. “Living in a historic house is a privilege. There’s an immediate sense of home and an immediate sense of pride when you walk in. Not everyone owns a historic home, you can’t build an old house, after all. They’ll love the history. It’s time to pass the torch and see the next family or couple move in and call this home.”

For additional information about the property or to schedule a showing, please contact Hardy Realty at 706-291-4321.


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If you are looking to shave a few years from your appearance, this team of medical professionals aims to keep patients happy with the results and healthy in their own skin.

New Horizons BY JENNIFER LUITWIELER PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERON FLAISCH

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Marc Wetherington may be as much a Rome fixture as Broad Street, as he has been an active physician, business owner and neighbor since 1988. After 20 years at Harbin Clinic and nine years at Wetherington Plastic Surgery, his practice is undergoing its own rejuvenation with the roll out of Horizons Plastic Surgery. He recognizes that with the advancement of new surgical and non-surgical techniques and products, and his attention to providing latest treatments, a new name and a new website will highlight those offerings. His practice before the holidays bustles with activity, while waiting for an appointment, a visitor hears the soft click of doors, a reassuring murmur of clinicians’ voices as they prepare clients for their procedures or remind them of after care needs. A private waiting room holds a muted, large-screen television tuned to the news and overstuffed chairs allow family members to rest in comfort. The room is studded with his many accreditations, certificates and diplomas; it is clear he has studied his field closely throughout his career. On prominent display are several types of breast implants he uses to show clients how he can customize a treatment plan for each person.

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should not know my patients have had anything done,” he says. Dr. Wetherington achieves these results through careful consultation with his patients, and has counseled people away from procedures they demand. He tells of one patient who was seeking help after a procedure with a different practice did not achieve her desired results. Dr. Wetherington advised a different course of action, suggesting she wait a few months before trying anything else. “She told me it was the first time anyone had said no to her, and she was thankful for that.” His advice allowed the effects of her injections to cede, giving him a better chance at providing the results she sought, while also maintaining his high level of care. According to Dr. Wetherington, injectable treatments have grown both in technology and FDA approval, giving him a wider range of materials to use. This variety of products allows him to focus small injections of intentionally chosen sizes to achieve specific results for each patient. Dr. Wetherington does all the injections himself, rather than leaving that to a staff member, for distinct reasons. First, he is a trained and licensed medical professional and his practice meets and exceeds mandated standards for privacy, sterility and medical care. Additionally, having a

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Customization and personalization are central principles in Dr. Wetherington’s practice. “I treat to complete,” whatever that may look like for each patient, he says. “About half of my patients are cosmetic,” while the remainder consists of reconstruction after illness or accident. He stresses that plastic surgery is as much art as science, combining appropriate techniques and procedures “to render the patient back to an aesthetic that looks completely natural.” Dr. Wetherington prides himself on his attention to “natural” results. “You

doctor perform injections, rather than someone at, say, a Botox party, patients are assured of receiving carefully crafted injections, rather than a one-size-fits-all recipe intended to satisfy a large DR. WETHERINGTON group at one time. Finally, if any issues arise from the injection, or results are not satisfactory, he is always available at his practice, unlike injection party practitioners. He remains one of the area’s busiest physicians performing his own injections. Injections are just one of the many service lines on the slate at Horizons Plastic Surgery. Dr. Wetherington described a few other popular, safe and successful procedures he performs at his Rome office. SculptSure is a new therapy that uses “laser energy to kill up to 22 percent of” fat cells in a given region. He says he has performed this treatment


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on women’s inner thighs, chins and necks and on the flanks of men. In two 25-minute sessions, the laser “penetrates the skin, kills fat absorbed by body,” and is less invasive than liposuction. Before offering this treatment, Wetherington sought similar strategies, and compares it to CoolSculpt, which freezes fat. He chose SculptSure as it doesn’t take as long, covers more area and achieves a smoother affect in bordering areas. Another fast-growing treatment Horizons Plastic Surgery offers is microneedling called SkinPen. Dr. Wetherington says the technique consists of “very superficial needle punctures that leave no bleeding.”

After an application of topical numbing cream, he can begin the procedure wherein every puncture causes the growth of collagen. Essentially, the needles cause low-grade injury to which the body responds by healing it. Three treatments, one month apart produce short-term, mild to moderate redness in the skin which then shows an improvement in fine wrinkles, texture, overpigmentation. “It is approved for all skin types and very, very safe,” he explains. For sculpting and microneedling, he is assisted by Destin, a trained cosmetologist who can perform the procedures as well as advise on post-treatment skin care.

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One additional procedure Horizons offers is fat grafting for facial cosmetic purposes. In this treatment, the patient’s own fat is harvested from the inner thigh and processed. It is reduced to very small particles that is then re-injected into the face in strategic places to create a smoothness that lasts longer than traditional fillers. As with fillers, dose and time are key. Putting in too much too fast in too many places will produce an unnatural effect. Horizons Plastic Surgery will continue to provide patients with a quality of care and personalized results they have come to expect from Dr. Wetherington and his staff. “As I’ve matured in my practice, and seen and done what works,” he

seeks to refine what he offers and to launch new services. He defines Horizons as the “intersection of surgical techniques, modern technology, safety and either restoring on enhancing what a patient is already blessed with.” Find out what other new services Dr. Wetherington and his staff are offering at www.HorizonsPlasticSurgery.com

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DEAD AGAINST DRUGS Grab your crime scene kits, because one of Rome’s most bright personalities is leaving us all for a good cause.

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Dr. Elaine Snow stabbed Dr. Brad Bushnell in the back last year. Reeling from the shock, the gruesome act culminated with his collapsing on a table flanked with appalled diners. He convulsed to his dramatic demise under the flashy, art deco décor of The Grand Gatsby. The year before, Judge Tami Colston had had enough. She poisoned the pint of Dr. Clem Slack, who staggered and crashed, twitching on the filthy floor of an Irish Pub, while drunkards belted drinking songs at the tops of their lungs. Just kidding. But seriously. The annual Floyd Against Drugs Murder Mystery Theatre Dinner has become a must-attend event in Northwest Georgia. This year, another slew of well-known, quirky Roman personalities are gearing up for the 4th annual fundraiser, and the audience will help reveal just who exactly has blood on their hands. Dressed to kill in leather jackets, shades, poodle skirts and saddle shoes, the performance of “Murder at the Skydale Sock Hop” presented by Harbin Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will debut before a packed house at the Forum on March 15th. The doors open at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 per person, and event-goers are encouraged to dress the part. “It’s not required, but costumes are more than welcome,” says Catherine Fricks, an event organizer and board member of FAD, adding that members of the board, cast members and volunteers will all be in costume. Dr. Brad Bushnell, a surgeon at Harbin Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has been a participant in the Murder Mysteries for the past two years. “It’s unique,” he says. “There’s nothing else like the FAD Murder Mystery in town. It’s fun for the audience, it’s engaging and it’s a blast for the participants. We get to cut up and be in character. The fundraiser’s popularity is reflected in how fast this thing has grown.” “We’ve had a great response each year,” says Michelle Edmundson, an organizer and FAD board member. “We’ve sold out every single time, pretty early on. This year, we were able to increase the number of tickets we’re selling because the Forum provides a bigger space than we’ve had. So instead of 200 tickets, we’re selling 300.” Sock Hop or Slaughter House? february 2018 B

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Skydale High has been buzzing for months in anticipation of the Sock Hop that will be held in the newly renovated ballroom at the Forum. Word has it, the Sock Hop will be televised on National Band Stand hosted by Chance Plantaine. Better yet, National Band Stand’s special guest will be the infamous rock-and-roll star, Pelvis. Though the students are ready to show off their mad hand-jive skills in the dance competition, there’s been a build-up of tensions from the first semester of classes between some students and adults. Principal McGlee announced over the intercom that everyone had better behave and make the school look good on national television and in front of her special guest, Pelvis. This year’s cast includes Dr. Brad Bushnell as Denny Russo; Bo Bushnell as Lil’ Benny; Robert Smyth as Pelvis; Mark Webb as Dexter Pelsnick; Scotty Hancock as Rudy Del Fuego; Severo Avila as Vinny Copano; Garrett Barnes as Potzie Rogers; Randy Quick as Coach Halcone; Melinda Strickland as Candy Leigh; Clem Slack as Debbie Ritzo; Elaine Abercrombie as Pink Lefever; Elaine Snow as Fran Jellopa; Cathy Kerce as Cherie Rainier and Rhonda Wallace as Principal McGlee. “We’ve had several cast members who have been with us every year of the fundraiser,” explains

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Fricks. “They have so much fun, they keep coming back. As it grows, we’ve reached out to other people in the community that we think would enjoy doing it.” The cast of brazen characters have to keep their improv skills sharp as they mingle among guests, dropping hints about who they are, and of course, their motives. In addition to the buffet dinner and silent auction, Three Rivers Photography is slated to join in the festivities once again with a photo booth, including props, so guests can strike a pose. “It’s fun for everyone to dress up, mingle, have dinner and take photos,” says Edmundson. “I’ve even seen some guests get up and grab a character, pull them to their table and ask them questions. It’s a very interactive experience. One year, one of the doctors who attended - who was not part of our cast - got up and did mock CPR to our dying character. People really get involved and we encourage that. It makes it more fun.” From a cast perspective, saying “It’s fun” is an understatement. “We go all in for this,” says Bushnell. “Two years ago, for the Irish-Pub-themed Murder Mystery, I would not break out of my Irish accent at all. I refused to. I was running into patients of mine and kept in character. It drove everybody nuts.”

Paula Bowers and her husband Jim have attended every FAD Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre fundraiser to date, and say they always have a blast. “We’re supporters of theatre, and we’re even members of the Rome Little Theatre,” says Bowers. “This event is something we enjoy; that kind of entertainment is what we love. We like the camaraderie and meeting other folks at the Murder Mystery fundraiser.” Bowers says one of their favorite parts is having the chance to drill the characters before the show and notes it’s fun to see high-profile Romans in a different capacity.


“One year, one of the doctors who attended - who was not part of our cast - got up and did mock CPR to our dying character. People really get involved and we encourage that. It makes it more fun.” “Of course, we never can figure out who the killer is, and I don’t even know if (the characters) know who it will be until the very end. But it’s a lot of fun to try to figure it out and watching the people, getting the clues.” “It’s really laid back,” Bowers adds. “I think it’s a great cause and very good for the community. I really appreciate Floyd Against Drugs.” It’s Not Just a FAD Chances are, your child has come home from school in October sporting new shoestrings with Drug-Free phrases or wielding a Drug-Free pencil. Those items were purchased by Floyd Against Drugs with money made from the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre event. Every year, these funds are put toward helping FAD’s various campaigns and initiatives

in prevention education for school children in Floyd County. “We are responsible for the Red Ribbon Week activities that happen at schools in October,” says Fricks. “Last year, we purchased over 70,000 items with Drug-Free messages. It went to all Pre-K through 12th graders. We distributed pencils, carabiners and shoe strings, and we also do some social campaigns, such as ‘Safe and Drug-Free Prom’ campaigns (where students send in photos of drug-free ways to enjoy prom night). We even hosted one event targeting parents called “Parents Who Host Lose The Most.” From a firsthand look, Dr. Bushnell sees the effects of drug abuse and alcoholism daily in his line of work. “I’m a reserve sheriff ’s deputy on the SWAT Team’s medical corp, and from that line of work, from some of the trauma surgeries I’ve done, I see what drugs can do in our community. It’s really sad. Really, the way you fix that is to stop kids from going down that road in the first place. Prevention starts with anti-drug resources in our schools, and that’s where FAD comes in.” FAD’s greatest mission is to help ensure the youth of Floyd County are armed with information about the ramifications of drug and alcohol use so they can say no before they’re even asked to partake. “Drug and alcohol addiction is an extremely prevalent problem in this community,” says Edmundson. “Drug use has ripple effects that affect everyone. If we can help prevent kids from taking that first step toward trying drugs or alcohol,

we’re going to save lives in the long run. We’re bettering our community.” For “Murder at the Skydale Sock Hop”, the deadline for procuring a silver or bronze sponsorship level that includes your business’s logo on the poster is March 2nd. The deadline for submitting items to the silent auction is also March 2nd, and $100 dollars is the starting value for items donated. Tickets will be on sale online through March 12th. Visit floydagainstdrugs.com to purchase tickets for the “Murder at the Skydale Sock Hop” Murder Mystery event online. Tickets can be bought in person at Floyd County Juvenile Court. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door on event night. For more information, you may call 706-291-5187 or 706-291-5181.

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Ghosts of Five Points: The History of an African American Cultural Hub As we gaze at photos of bustling businesses past, let us remember the contributions of one of Rome’s lesser-known entrepreneurial hubs.

BY ERIN DEMESQUITA PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY THE ROME AREA HISTORY MUSEUM AND RUFUS TURNER. PRESENT DAY PHOTOS BY CAMERON FLAISCH

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planted your feet on the wintry beige sod at the corner of the current Five Points area in Rome, standing between the newly established Martin Luther King Jr. monument and the Northwest Georgia Minority Business Association sign, would you know on what ground you stand? Would you be aware that the land beneath your feet, during a Jim Crow South, once served as the hub of African American social and economic livelihood in Rome? The establishment of the Five Points African American business district was one born of necessity. It is absolutely no secret, and entirely an understatement to say, that the serrated ramifications of segregation forced African Americans to create their own course of action to satisfy even the simplest necessities of everyday life. From the late 1800s and through the tumultuous sixties, Rome’s Historical Five Points area housed a myriad of businesses that saw to the needs and desires of a thriving race, unwelcomed elsewhere. Chairperson for the African American Historical Society, Rufus Turner, recalls the energy and prosperity of the Five Points from his youth, “Rome was a thriving city for black people back during the time.” Raising his brows and smiling, he says, “Just the number of businesses that were here in Rome, 42

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and not only that they were here in Rome, but in the downtown area.” Today, the corner of North Broad St. and MLK Blvd. marks a central spot for the Five Points Turner remembers. Hospitals, churches, restaurants, barber shops, shoe shops, drug stores and even a pool hall scattered across Cothran, East and West Ross, East First, and North Broad; the five streets that converged to form that bustling district of more than 30 different African American owned businesses in its time. Hubert Holland Jr. recalls the two-story brick corner building with wide glass windows that looked in on the barber shop his father owned, Holland’s Barber Shop. Always full of busy chatter and the sound of scissor snips, Holland says there was never a dull moment in the shop. Politics dominated the talk and there was always a game of checkers or cards to be played. “I have to say, my father’s barber shop was one of the most modern barber shops they had in Five Points. He had shower facilities for truck drivers passing through Rome; they could stop at my father’s barber shop and take a shower and get a shave, a haircut and a shoe shine,” he remembers. “The most memorable part about the shop,” he adds, “was how he trained other young men to cut hair

“In a way [Urban Renewal] was a good thing, but in a way it was some very important history, as far as the blacks are concerned, that just disappeared as if it never was there.” and be successful. He was all about the education and training...learning a skill.” Reliving, just for a moment, his days after school at Main High School on East First St., Holland says, “I used to shine shoes in the barber shop for extra money.” He chuckles slightly and adds, “As soon as I made my money, I couldn’t wait to spend it on ice cream cones at the Webb’s Cafe.” Webb’s Cafe, owned and operated by Gene and Carrie Webb, was a full-service soul food restaurant next door to Holland’s; the cafe was better known as Spider Webb’s (a nickname for Gene). Word has


it that the cabbage and cornbread were especially delicious. A tangible souvenir from the era, and a replacement for East First St., is Five Point’s Spider Webb Dr., affectionately renamed in honor of Gene. The upstairs space in that same corner building, built in 1912 by Dr. Robert N. Brooks, once housed the very first African American hospital in Rome, Brookhaven Hospital. Five Points also saw the era of the Samaritan Hospital as well; how significant an establishment given the fact that African Americans could not be treated in white hospitals. Bishop Norris Kenney Allen Sr., founder of the Northwest Georgia Minority Business Association, remembers his teenage years in Five Points; getting his hair cut at Holland’s, hanging out at Webb’s Cafe and watching his peers shoot pool at Eli McConnell’s Billiard Room. Turner says that while each end of town in Rome had a few black businesses, Five Points stood out. He attributes this to the fact that Five Points was a livelier hub with a central location, easily

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accessible not only by locals but also to travelers passing through. Turner likens the district to Atlanta’s Auburn Avenue, known as the Sweet Auburn Historic District. Auburn Avenue was a mile and a half stretch of successful African American established commerce and congregation, like Five Points, during a time of restricted laws and vitriolic racism. “Five Points was a very close-knit community; like a family,” Holland recalls. “There was no animosity, no drama; everybody spoke to everybody and everybody worked as a team.” A team that local playwright and former Rome City Schools educator, Willie Mae Samuel, says worked to influence the economic wellbeing of Rome and Floyd County as a whole. “All of the businesses there impacted the economy of Rome because the items purchased from various stores to sell had come out of various wholesale stores locally,” adding that, “Business licenses helped to render funds to the Rome

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economy. The money turned over in the community several times before leaving.” The beginning of disbursement for this bustling community began with a plan. Urban Renewal moved through the heart of Five Points with redevelopment intentions for the area that, Samuel says, was a gradual process, beginning in the late sixties and into the mid-seventies. Allen expresses that the consequences of Urban Renewal on the area meant that many, if not most, of the businesses were not able to regroup or relocate. While Turner affirms that some of the buildings and houses were in disrepair, the effects of this new city plan were a direct hit to the African American community. “In a way [Urban Renewal] was a good thing, but in a way it was some very important history, as far as the blacks are concerned, that just

disappeared as if it never was there.” He adds, “It’s a part of our history that’s just gone.” “Only one building is left standing,” Allen says, affirming that it is the brick building that once housed Atlanta Life Insurance Company and Lyon’s Drug Store, next to the Masonic building on the cusp of Broad and North Broad...the repurposed brick face of a faded Five Points era. So many of those who are able to recollect their own personal moments amongst the bustle and business of the Five Points black business district devote their time, effort and memory to preserve its history in some form or fashion. For Allen, establishing the Northwest Georgia Minority Business Association was a direct result of the disbursement of areas like Five Points throughout Northwest Georgia. From Cartersville to Chattanooga, Allen says the association works

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to support minority businesses in general, offering resources and education to ensure success as well as providing youth scholarships. Inspired by the words of a history teacher at Main High School and by a time of resilience and thriving in a place that tells “the history of us,” Turner works diligently on his future book, “African American Footprints,” complete with profiles from The Rome Enterprise newspaper, which was Northwest Georgia’s only weekly African American newspaper and was housed in Five Points as well. Turner, who has struggled with his vision, is now back at his writing desk and hopes to have his book published in the near future. Collectively, Turner has been gathering information for his book for decades. “I want to try to follow through with the purpose of the Historical Society,” he explains, “making people more aware of African American contribution, especially in Rome.” Make yourself aware. Allow yourself the privilege to absorb history like that of Five Points and those with whom its memory remains. Read “The Rivers Meet” by Morrell Johnson Darko, grab a copy of “Excuse Me: Extraordinary Journey of my Life” by Norris Allen Sr., keep an eye out for Turner’s book and catch one of Samuel’s plays. As the days of February are fleeting, use your moments to offer reverence, extend respect and engage in commemoration for a history that changed your culture, your circumstances and your skyscapes.

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