Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 110 customers without power at 5 p.m. in four-county area.  Polk Schools closed Tuesday; Bartow students to return.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 110 customers without power at 5 p.m. in four-county area. Polk Schools closed Tuesday; Bartow students to return.

THE LATEST Polk School District closed Tuesday: The district has been assessing the icy roadways, power, and water conditions for schools. Power and water are in good condition; however, there are still roads with ice, debris and tree limbs limiting our buses in transporting students. School will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 12,  for students.… Read more

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Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: No school Friday for Rome students because of the game. Comments from GHSA’s Dr. Glenn White on Rome-Warner Robins’ decision; Calhoun-Peach County play call.

Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: No school Friday for Rome students because of the game. Comments from GHSA’s Dr. Glenn White on Rome-Warner Robins’ decision; Calhoun-Peach County play call.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL No school Friday in Rome: “Rome City Schools has decided that Friday, Dec. 15, will be a field trip day for students, faculty and staff. As a result, all schools will be closed. All pre-sale tickets for games scheduled at Mercedes… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Weather aftermath: Latest on schools, power, the commute. Two local churches move in opposite directions. What’s left of Shorter athletics? Rome Schools: Who evaluates superintendent, old or new school board?

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Weather aftermath: Latest on schools, power, the commute. Two local churches move in opposite directions. What’s left of Shorter athletics? Rome Schools: Who evaluates superintendent, old or new school board?

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Latest reports from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING EDITION Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Most schools open; just one report of block ice (Ga. 53). Power still out for 1,900 in four-county area. Latest updates. Weather Two Churches, Two Directions:… Read more

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Two Churches, Two Directions: Life Church of Rome can’t get into its expanded new home fast enough; First Christian Church accepts its need to downsize.

Two Churches, Two Directions: Life Church of Rome can’t get into its expanded new home fast enough; First Christian Church accepts its need to downsize.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Whether a church has been around for more than 100 years or less than a decade, finding adequate facilities to meet the changes in membership are always a challenge. Two local churches are facing situations on opposite ends of the spectrum as Life Church of Rome eagerly awaits the completion of… Read more

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Tuesday is the final meeting for four Rome Board of Education members. Agenda includes a review of Superintendent Lou Byars who’s been on the job 10 months (officially; was interim before that).

Tuesday is the final meeting for four Rome Board of Education members. Agenda includes a review of Superintendent Lou Byars who’s been on the job 10 months (officially; was interim before that).

  Items eight and 10 on the Rome City Schools Board of Education agenda for Tuesday evening deserve a closer look. Item 8, or “New Business,” includes a “farewell from Outgoing Board Members.” Major changes are about to happen on the board, with Cheryl Huffman and Bruce Jones choosing not to seek new terms while… Read more

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Jon Moseley’s exit as Shorter’s 12-year volleyball coach just about completes a sweep of key sports executives in less than three years — and some have been replaced several times.

Jon Moseley’s exit as Shorter’s 12-year volleyball coach just about completes a sweep of key sports executives in less than three years — and some have been replaced several times.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   The demolition of Shorter University’s once-storied athletics department is just about complete. One of the last major “incumbent” left on The Hill is leaving. Jon Moseley, who just completed his 12th season at Shorter as volleyball coach, is joining another Hawks’ ex patriot —… Read more

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John McClellan: We’ve updated and reposted John’s picks for the final six high school football championships; including Rome dominating Warner Robins by 28.

John McClellan: We’ve updated and reposted John’s picks for the final six high school football championships; including Rome dominating Warner Robins by 28.

The following is another look at John McClellan’s picks for the eight Georgia High School Association championships from last week. Only two of the games were played because of weather issues. The six other games have been moved to new sites for the upcoming weekend. We’re reposting John’s picks — and outcomes from the two… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Eleanor Williams Dyer, Mrs. Suzanne Elizabeth ‘Sue’ Heath.

Obituaries: Mrs. Eleanor Williams Dyer, Mrs. Suzanne Elizabeth ‘Sue’ Heath.

Mrs. Suzanne Elizabeth “Sue” Heath, age 56, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Heath was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on September 21, 1961, daughter of the late Harry Thomas “Tom” Clemens and the late Mary Jo Ferris Clemens. She was also preceded in death by a sister,… 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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Celebrating Christmas: Area parades, Nativity scenes and performances, some updated because of the snow storm. Also: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day church services.

Celebrating Christmas: Area parades, Nativity scenes and performances, some updated because of the snow storm. Also: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day church services.

  Christmas parades, concerts and events remain with area churches also observing the birth of Christ. Area churches are asked to send us their service information; please see the format below. Email: druck@hometownheadlines.com PARADES Dec. 14: Calhoun Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “An Old-Fashioned Calhoun Christmas” and over 60 schools, businesses… Read more

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The Gravy Boat’s reopening pushed back to after the first of the year. Same menu and same hours.

The Gravy Boat’s reopening pushed back to after the first of the year. Same menu and same hours.

  You’ve going to have to wait a little bit longer for that streak-o-lean biscuit. Debbie White, who’s bringing back The Gravy Boat at 1413 Dean Ave. after closing in late June, says she’ll need a few more weeks to reopen the East Rome landmark. She had hoped for a mid-December return but now says… Read more

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Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe: Colorful celebration moves from Saint Mary’s Church to Forum for Mass, food and music.

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe: Colorful celebration moves from Saint Mary’s Church to Forum for Mass, food and music.

  St. Mary’s Catholic Church is celebrating the annual Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe this afternoon at The Forum with events that are open to all. The celebration commemorates the legend of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to a peasant farmer (now St. Juan Diego). Sunday’s events started at 12:30 p.m. with… Read more

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