Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another warm day ahead, high near 80. Marginal risk for isolated thunderstorms tonight and Sunday, up to 2 inches of rain possible.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Another warm day ahead, high near 80. Marginal risk for isolated thunderstorms tonight and Sunday, up to 2 inches of rain possible.

Friday’s high of 81 sets the record for Feb. 23. The old record was 79 set in 1980. That’s the third consecutive day of record-high temperatures in Rome. Today could come close: Forecast high of 79; record stands at 82. OUTLOOK Following today’s warm temperatures, there is a slight chance of thunderstorms across far north Georgia… Read more

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Updated School safety: Five students now charged with making threats at separate Bartow schools. Coosa High students participate in protest of gun laws.

Updated School safety: Five students now charged with making threats at separate Bartow schools. Coosa High students participate in protest of gun laws.

From WBHF Radio: A man from White has been charged with disrupting schools in Bartow County. According to Bartow County Sheriff Office reports, Dalton Nicholas Matthews was arrested Friday and charged with disrupting public schools and reckless conduct. From Bartow County Schools: “Two additional juveniles from two separate Bartow County schools will be charged as a… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Nearly 100 statewide flu-related deaths this season. Latest school safety updates. Warm temps today, over 2 inches of rain ahead Sunday. ‘Evening on Runway’ photos.

Heritage First Headlines: Nearly 100 statewide flu-related deaths this season. Latest school safety updates. Warm temps today, over 2 inches of rain ahead Sunday. ‘Evening on Runway’ photos.

  First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. Health: Nearly 100 statewide flu-related deaths so far this season, but number of patients seen in Georgia Emergency Departments with flu-like symptoms is declining. Flu Latest school safety updates from across Northwest Georgia. Five arrested in Bartow. Woodland High latest to report threat. Coosa students participate… Read more

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Health: Nearly 100 statewide flu-related deaths so far this season, but number of patients seen in Georgia Emergency Departments with flu-like symptoms is declining.

Health: Nearly 100 statewide flu-related deaths so far this season, but number of patients seen in Georgia Emergency Departments with flu-like symptoms is declining.

The number of confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia has climbed to near 100. Officials with the Georgia Department of Public Health announced there have now been at least 98 confirmed influenza-associated deaths in Georgia this flu season, up from 79 deaths last week. The majority of those deaths have been individuals 50 years of age or… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Your first look at seven homes in Rome, ranging in price from $95,000 to $369,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Your first look at seven homes in Rome, ranging in price from $95,000 to $369,000.

  Hardy Realty presents your first look at seven homes in Rome, ranging in price from $95,000 to $369,000. OPEN HOUSE, 1-3 p.m. Sunday 605 W 10TH STREET – Charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. $95,000. 24 BROOK VALLEY CT – 4 bedroom, 3 bath house in Brookwood Estates. $145,000. 43 FEATHERSTON CT – Huge 5 bedroom, 3 bath in… Read more

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Photo Gallery: “An Evening on the Runway” features spring collections from local boutiques, plus heart healthy message to benefit DeSoto Theatre restoration.

Photo Gallery: “An Evening on the Runway” features spring collections from local boutiques, plus heart healthy message to benefit DeSoto Theatre restoration.

The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation and Redmond Regional Medical Center hosted “An Evening on the Runway” on Friday. The evening showcase featured spring 2018 fashions from local boutiques plus a Redmond segment dedicated to heart health. Proceeds benefitted the restoration of the historic 1929 DeSoto Theatre on Broad Street. More photos Read more

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Education: Baltimore Raven’s Ben Watson to headline Unity benefit dinner on April 2. Berry’s Dr. Frank Stephenson selected as editor of Economics journal.

Education: Baltimore Raven’s Ben Watson to headline Unity benefit dinner on April 2. Berry’s Dr. Frank Stephenson selected as editor of Economics journal.

Unity Christian School will host its “Benefit Dinner” on April 2 at The Forum.  This year’s dinner will feature guest speaker, Ben Watson, who is the current tight end for the Baltimore Ravens. Watson is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he majored in finance. After an all-SEC senior campaign, he was drafted in… Read more

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Buzz: Call for Nominations of Superstar of Service awards. Blues Concert coming March 9. Habitat for Humanity taking nominations. Rep. Dempsey receives health advocate award.

Buzz: Call for Nominations of Superstar of Service awards. Blues Concert coming March 9. Habitat for Humanity taking nominations. Rep. Dempsey receives health advocate award.

The Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau announces a call for nominations for the Superstars of Service Awards.  The award program honors employees in Rome and Floyd County in the local hospitality and service industry who go above and beyond normal expectations.  Nominations will be accepted now through March 25. Five winners will be selected by… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry’s basketball teams advance to SAA Semifinals. Unity girls fall in final four. Soccer Jamboree today at Grizzard Park.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Berry’s basketball teams advance to SAA Semifinals. Unity girls fall in final four. Soccer Jamboree today at Grizzard Park.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Berry Vikings upset top seed Centre: Snapping a nine-game winning streak for Centre, the Vikings executed a 97-93 upset over the top-seeded Colonels in dramatic fashion to advance to the SAA semifinals for just the second time in program history. The contest saw 16… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Cales Timothy Christopher, Grace Meenen Dempsey and Mrs. Sara Louise Thomas

Obituaries: Mr. Cales Timothy Christopher, Grace Meenen Dempsey and Mrs. Sara Louise Thomas

Grace Meenen Dempsey went home to the Lord on February 22, 2018 at a local hospital. She was born on July 4, 1924 in Passaic, New Jersey, the only daughter of Mae and Bill Meenen. The family moved to Shannon, Georgia when she was 5 years old. Grace graduated from Model School and attended the… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  FLOYD SWIFT & FINCH COFFEE  600 BROAD ST ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: February 23, 2018 Score: 92, Grade: A ZAXBY’S – MARTHA BERRY  2790 MARTHA BERRY HWY ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: February 23, 2018 Score: 87, Grade: B BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Crimewatch: Updated five times daily; reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Updated five times daily; reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police.

About this report: We update this report around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These… Read more

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Updated Education: Darlington’s Peter Liu named STAR student regional winner. Model’s Katriel Creel named STAR student.

Updated Education: Darlington’s Peter Liu named STAR student regional winner. Model’s Katriel Creel named STAR student.

  Darlington senior and STAR Student Peter Liu has been named a 2018 PAGE STAR Region Winner for PAGE STAR Region 1. Liu selected Jennifer Sikes, an English teacher at Darlington School, as his STAR Teacher. The announcement was made on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Region STAR Banquet with the Exchange Club and the Rome Floyd… Read more

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GBI makes arrest for false report leading to Walker County officer involved shooting

GBI makes arrest for false report leading to Walker County officer involved shooting

Media release: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has arrested a Higdon, Alabama woman for the false report of a crime that led to an officer involved shooting. On Monday, January 1, 2018, at approximately 3:15 a.m., deputies with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office responded to 147 Meadowview Lane after receiving a 911 call from… Read more

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