Cartersville police negotiator saves suicidal man on downtown bridge

Cartersville police negotiator saves suicidal man on downtown bridge

Editor’s note: Because of the suicidal reference, we are not posting the name of the man who threatened to jump from the bridge. Media release:  Chief Thomas Culpepper of the Cartersville Police Department has advised that officers of the department responded this afternoon to a call regarding a man threatening to jump from the ChurchRead more

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Rome Middle students take part in Georgia Northwestern’s Young Scholars progam

Rome Middle students take part in Georgia Northwestern’s Young Scholars progam

Media release: This week, Georgia Northwestern Technical College is hosting the Young Scholars program for rising eighth-grade students from Rome Middle School. Through the program, students take part in a variety of hands-on science activities that provides a head start for the upcoming school year and offers insight on future career opportunities. Teachers from RomeRead more

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Super teacher Ron Clark to launch Floyd Schools’ Destination Graduation push on July 29 at The Forum

Super teacher Ron Clark to launch Floyd Schools’ Destination Graduation push on July 29 at The Forum

    Media release: The new school year is just a little over a week away with teachers starting Friday and the first day of school set for Friday, Aug. 1.  The start of a school year is always exciting but this school year, educators in Floyd County Schools will be energized to kick-off theRead more

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Update: GBI identifies man killed by Adairsville officer; says suspect attempted to drive way, dragging the officer

Update: GBI identifies man killed by Adairsville officer; says suspect attempted to drive way, dragging the officer

  2:15 p.m. update from the GBI:  At 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, an Adairsville Police Officer stopped a suspicious vehicle. After stopping the vehicle, the officer checked the license of the driver.  The driver, Charles Leon Johnson II, 29, was wanted on a simple battery charge.  As the officer tried to place Johnson under arrest, Johnson attemptedRead more

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Report: Some improvement for Georgia’s children but more local kids living in poverty than in 2008

Report: Some improvement for Georgia’s children but more local kids living in poverty than in 2008

The latest edition of the national KIDS COUNT Data Book is out and the numbers for Northwest Georgia are chilling. We drilled into just one section, children living in poverty, and share these sad statistics. We’ll have some analysis of the local implications of the report later today. Floyd County: In 2008, 5,930 children wereRead more

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Election Day: Light turnout so far at area precincts

Election Day: Light turnout so far at area precincts

We’re getting reports of light turnout so far this morning from precincts across Floyd County. Based on the calls, emails and Facebook posts as of 11:15 a.m., here’s what we’re seeing: “Number 67 in North Rome at 10:50 a.m.” “Number 41 at Mount Alto South at Fellowship Baptist Church” around 9:45 a.m. “Number 23 atRead more

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Justin Mitchell named registrar at Shorter University

Justin Mitchell named registrar at Shorter University

  Media release: Justin A. Mitchell has been named registrar at Shorter University. As registrar, Mitchell is responsible for maintaining student records and serving as an academic liaison between faculty and staff. He will also manage student and class scheduling and degree audits, evaluate transfer credit, determine athletic eligibility and prepare the university’s annual catalog.Read more

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Job fairs set for Wednesday (Ringgold); Aug. 5 (Dalton); and Aug. 12 (Cartersville)

Job fairs set for Wednesday (Ringgold); Aug. 5 (Dalton); and Aug. 12 (Cartersville)

The following is a combination of several media releases from the Georgia Department of Labor. The labor department, the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce and Ringgold’s Downtown Development Authority will co-sponsor a career expo tomorrow, July 23, at Ringgold High School. The expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gymnasium andRead more

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Floyd County Jail reports, July 22

Floyd County Jail reports, July 22

4 a.m. report 8 a.m. report 8 p.m. report

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Bartow County Jail reports, July 22

Bartow County Jail reports, July 22

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Cartersville Police arrest reports for July 22

Cartersville Police arrest reports for July 22

Here are today’s arrest reports from the Cartersville Police Department. Just click each file to see the report: 3080-a / 3080-b /  3084 /  3088 / 3089

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WRGA: Adairsville officer hurt in shooting that kills suspect

WRGA: Adairsville officer hurt in shooting that kills suspect

WRGA is reporting that the GBI has been called in to investigate an officer-involved shooting overnight in Adairsville. The suspect is dead and the officer is recovering from injuries. The officer has been suspended with pay — standard procedure — as the investigation gets under way. For more, click WRGA

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Today’s business headlines from Georgia Trend

Today’s business headlines from Georgia Trend

THE LATEST FROM GEORGIA TREND: CLICK FOR MORE Below are today’s top business and political stories from sources around the state of Georgia. July 22, 2014 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution Delta-owned refinery strikes oil supply deal July 22, 2014 | Atlanta Business Chronicle Deloitte plans 400-job ‘iLab’ in Atlanta July 22, 2014 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution Genuine Parts hits record Q2 sales, butRead more

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Today’s headlines from Heritage First Bank: Election Day is here; quick summary of what you need to know. Sport Clips coming. Update on Etowah Grove

Today’s headlines from Heritage First Bank: Election Day is here; quick summary of what you need to know. Sport Clips coming. Update on Etowah Grove

 Please return tonight for election results from Floyd County, Northwest Georgia and across the state. Precincts are open today from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Ware Mechanical forecast:   60% chance of thunderstorms later today and tonight. Some of the storms could become severe. Look for a high of 85 with warmer temperatures beginning Wednesday. Headlines:Read more

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Election Day: Where to vote, what to expect, where to get results tonight (right here)

Election Day: Where to vote, what to expect, where to get results tonight (right here)

ELECTION DAY UPDATES Precincts are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Don’t know where to vote? Check with the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page, an excellent, quick reference point that requires your name, county and date of birth. Projected turnout: Less than 10 percent in most areas. Statewide, the May 20 primary sawRead more

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