Heritage First Headlines: Brisk local Christmas tree sales. Fairgrounds transforming for Toys for Tots. Rome and Calhoun advance to state Final Four.

Heritage First Headlines: Brisk local Christmas tree sales. Fairgrounds transforming for Toys for Tots. Rome and Calhoun advance to state Final Four.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. Local Christmas tree sales brisk as beautiful weekend weather brings out customers. Trees ‘Jolly ole elves’ turning Coosa Valley Fairgrounds into ‘Santa’s Workshop’ as Toys for Tots gears up for Christmas distribution. Toys Gordon Central High School community mourning loss of student killed in Wednesday crash, balloon release… Read more

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Local Christmas tree sales brisk as beautiful weekend weather brings out customers

Local Christmas tree sales brisk as beautiful weekend weather brings out customers

  Take the day after Thanksgiving and add in some beautiful weather and you’ve got a recipe for success for local Christmas tree sellers in the area. Friday was a “very busy” day for Christmas Tree City now located off Braves Boulevard across from State Mutual Stadium. This is their 40th year of selling fresh… Read more

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‘Jolly ole elves’ turning Coosa Valley Fairgrounds into ‘Santa’s Workshop’ as Toys for Tots gears up for Christmas distribution

‘Jolly ole elves’ turning Coosa Valley Fairgrounds into ‘Santa’s Workshop’ as Toys for Tots gears up for Christmas distribution

Dozens of jolly ole elves with The Exchange Club of Rome were busy Saturday turning the Community Building at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds into Santa’s Workshop as the Greater Rome Toys for Tots program sets up its headquarters for the Christmas season. There are still three weeks left to donate new, unwrapped toys for local needy children… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: It’s a picture perfect forecast for the weekend and into next week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: It’s a picture perfect forecast for the weekend and into next week.

  OUTLOOK A picture perfect forecast for the weekend with sunny skies, highs in low 60s. Slightly cooler on Sunday. FORECAST Saturday: A slight chance of sprinkles after 4pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Saturday Night: A slight chance of… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry faces St. Thomas today in playoffs. Rome and Calhoun advance to state Final Four.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry faces St. Thomas today in playoffs. Rome and Calhoun advance to state Final Four.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Friday’s scores FINAL: Rome advances after beating Starr’s Mill, 59-10. Next: Will host Buford next Friday in the semifinals (a rematch of last year’s 5A championship game). FINAL: Prince Avenue tops Darlington, 31-18. FINAL: Calhoun beats Liberty Co., 31-7. Next: Will travel… Read more

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Obituaries: Corey D. Cooper, Louise H. Everett, Benjamin Patrick Fincher, Charles Methvin Lee and James Hu Price

Obituaries: Corey D. Cooper, Louise H. Everett, Benjamin Patrick Fincher, Charles Methvin Lee and James Hu Price

Mrs. Louise H. Everett, age 87, of Armuchee passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Everett was born on January 26, 1930, in North Carolina, daughter of the late Curtis Hamby and the late Vesta Payne Hamby.  She was the 10th child of 12 children and attended Everett Springs School.  Louise… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome and Calhoun advance to state semifinals. Darlington season over. Plus: Lots of college football on TV today. Berry Vikings in St. Paul, ready for Saturday’s playoff with St. Thomas.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome and Calhoun advance to state semifinals. Darlington season over. Plus: Lots of college football on TV today. Berry Vikings in St. Paul, ready for Saturday’s playoff with St. Thomas.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Tonight’s Scores:  FINAL: Rome advances after beating Starr’s Mill, 59-10. Next: Will host the Buford in the semifinals. FINAL: Prince Avenue tops Darlington, 31-18. FINAL: Calhoun beats Liberty Co., 31-7. Next: Will travel to Cedar Grove next week for state semifinal game.… Read more

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Crimewatch: Today’s reports from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails as well as Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Today’s reports from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails as well as Cartersville Police.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. http://bit.ly/drminiyar About this report: We update this report around 5 each morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8… Read more

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Gordon Central High School community mourning loss of student killed in Wednesday crash, balloon release planned for Sunday

Gordon Central High School community mourning loss of student killed in Wednesday crash, balloon release planned for Sunday

The Gordon Central High School community is mourning the loss of one of their own. Sixteen-year-old Molly Jones, of Resaca, and a Gordon Central student was killed in a crash late Wednesday night in Gordon County. Facebook post from Gordon Central High School: “Our hearts hurt today for the whole Warrior Nation. Keep Molly’s family… Read more

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Updated Friday’s coat giveaway: No shopping frenzy or door-buster updates here. Instead, a look at the real stories of the season — sharing and helping others in need.

Updated Friday’s coat giveaway: No shopping frenzy or door-buster updates here. Instead, a look at the real stories of the season — sharing and helping others in need.

Friday update: The 416 coats donated to help those in need were distributed today between 10 a.m. and noon at the Salvation Army’s headquarters at 317 E. First Ave. in Rome. Several thousand turned out for Thursday’s Thanksgiving Love Feast at Rome Civic Center. Since its beginning, the Love Feast, organized by Rev. Terrell Shields,… Read more

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WSB-TV: Missing elderly Dunwoody woman found safe in Rome after disappearing on way to daughter’s house for Thanksgiving

WSB-TV: Missing elderly Dunwoody woman found safe in Rome after disappearing on way to daughter’s house for Thanksgiving

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Please click http://bit.ly/drminiyar   From WSB-TV:  Late Thursday night, police announced they found 79-year-old Velma Harrison safely in Rome. The department said Harrison left her home on Village Oaks Drive in Dunwoody to go to her daughter’s home in Peachtree Corners Wednesday evening and never made it. Police said Harrison was… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Look for Jerusalem Express to open during the first week of December. Rough holiday traffic weekend as Gordon teen dies; two others hurt in Bartow. Salvation Army to distribute 40-plus coats this morning. Business updates. High school football: Rome, Darlington, Calhoun fight for another week.

Heritage First Headlines: Look for Jerusalem Express to open during the first week of December. Rough holiday traffic weekend as Gordon teen dies; two others hurt in Bartow. Salvation Army to distribute 40-plus coats this morning. Business updates. High school football: Rome, Darlington, Calhoun fight for another week.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. Jerusalem Express in downtown Rome almost ready: ‘We’re shooting for the first week of December.’ Dining Resaca teen dies in Wednesday night accident in Gordon County. Two hurt in separate Bartow accident Thursday. Updates Business: Denim Marketing, newly rebranded in Cartersville, already earning industry honors. Greater Rome Board… Read more

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