Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports:  Darlington falls in state basketball playoffs; Cartersville advances. Unity girls in Final 4 tonight. College basketball updates. Model girls at home Tuesday, 6 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Darlington falls in state basketball playoffs; Cartersville advances. Unity girls in Final 4 tonight. College basketball updates. Model girls at home Tuesday, 6 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Girls’ scoreboard and schedule: Third round match-ups for GHSA State Tournament: Please click each ‘class’ for the latest brackets from GHSA. Class 2A: Model to host Dodge County on Tuesday in Elite Eight game, 6 p.m. From Model: “Hey Lady Devil fans!… Read more

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Obituaries: Anthony Grantland, Homer Curtis “Butch” Vincent.

Obituaries: Anthony Grantland, Homer Curtis “Butch” Vincent.

Homer Curtis “Butch” Vincent, age 71 of Rome passed away Tuesday 20, 2018, in a local Health Care. Mr. Vincent was born August 29, 1946 in Floyd County, a son of the late Ralph Vincent, and Neoma Bowers Vincent. He was a member of Cherokee Masonic Lodge, #66, F&AM, and Past Master of Lindale Lodge,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  FLOYD BAKAHYARD JAMAICAN / AMERICAN GRILL  308 S BROAD ST ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: February 22, 2018 Score: 87, Grade: B BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK Zaxby’s  1595 HWY 27 N CEDARTOWN, GA 30125 View inspections: February 22, 2018 Score: 87, Grade: B 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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School safety: Two juveniles, one adult arrest in three Bartow County school threat cases. Trion High, Adairsville Middle the latest to find a note about a threatened shooting.

School safety: Two juveniles, one adult arrest in three Bartow County school threat cases. Trion High, Adairsville Middle the latest to find a note about a threatened shooting.

From Bartow County Schools: Two juveniles and one adult have been charged in relation to threats to three separate Bartow schools. One student has been charged with reckless conduct and disruption of school, and the other two students face a felony charge of terroristic threats. (Hometown has notes into the sheriff’s office for the adult’s… Read more

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Two days after GBI finds ‘no reported criminal activity,’ Shorter’s security chief who accused her boss of sexual battery, harassing communication is out.

Two days after GBI finds ‘no reported criminal activity,’ Shorter’s security chief who accused her boss of sexual battery, harassing communication is out.

Barely two days after the GBI closed its investigation into Shorter Campus Safety Director Paula Penson’s complaints against former administrator Corey Humphries, she’s out of a job. In November, Rome Police referred Penson’s sexual battery and harassing communication complaints against Humphries to the state agency because of a conflict of interest within the department. Humphries… Read more

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Bartow sheriff:  Wife of 83-year-old man found shot to death Wednesday now charged with murder.

Bartow sheriff: Wife of 83-year-old man found shot to death Wednesday now charged with murder.

Media release: A 58-year-old Kingston woman has been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s fatal shooting. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21, deputies and investigators responded to 53 Norton Road near Kingston for a reported shooting. When they arrived, it was discovered that James “Sam” McCoy, 83, had been shot… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: School safety concerns at Model Middle. Two teens held in Gordon, Chattooga counties. Extra officers at Woodland, Cass high schools. Moms’ march draws 1,500 in Atlanta. Record heat Wednesday; more today. Model girls advance to Elite 8; four boys teams play tonight.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: School safety concerns at Model Middle. Two teens held in Gordon, Chattooga counties. Extra officers at Woodland, Cass high schools. Moms’ march draws 1,500 in Atlanta. Record heat Wednesday; more today. Model girls advance to Elite 8; four boys teams play tonight.

  First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION School safety: Extra security at Model Middle Thursday morning. Chattooga teen charged with disruption of public schools in Tuesday case. Gordon Central student charged with a felony; deputies cite threats to ‘shoot… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Organizers of the Moms Demand Action rally in Atlanta expected 200 people Wednesday; more than 1,500 joined the demonstration.

Georgia Health News: Organizers of the Moms Demand Action rally in Atlanta expected 200 people Wednesday; more than 1,500 joined the demonstration.

On radio: Nancy Edwards of Rome, who attended Wednesday’s Moms Demand Action rally in Atlanta, will join us at 8:40 a.m. Thursday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm By Andy Miller Georgia Health News A gun control advocacy group says it was expecting about 200 people at a Wednesday rally… Read more

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Business: Profile Custom Extrusions marks a year without a loss-time injury among nearly 170 employees. Plus: Fitting tribute for a 45-year employee.

Business: Profile Custom Extrusions marks a year without a loss-time injury among nearly 170 employees. Plus: Fitting tribute for a 45-year employee.

Media release: On Jan. 17, Profile Custom Extrusions achieved a goal of one year without a Lost Time Accident. The feat is especially impressive considering that the company has almost 170 employees.  “Maintaining a safe workplace requires daily focus by every employee and a culture of safety throughout the entire facility.  Profile is proud of our… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern student, also a veteran, honored. Berry’s Viking Fusion hosts downtown networking event. Floyd Schools launch Food Truck Friday on March 2. Unity presents ‘Magic to Do.’

Education: Georgia Northwestern student, also a veteran, honored. Berry’s Viking Fusion hosts downtown networking event. Floyd Schools launch Food Truck Friday on March 2. Unity presents ‘Magic to Do.’

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College student Chris Roberson, a resident of Cedartown, was selected to receive the Phoenix Patriot Foundation’s Veteran Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship awarded to injured military veterans. Roberson was one of two TCSG students selected for the scholarship. Roberson, a former A5 Sergeant in the Army, was deployed to Korea in 2009.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record high for Rome and Cartersville today following records also from Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Record high for Rome and Cartersville today following records also from Wednesday.

ONE FOR THE BOOKS Wednesday’s high of 81 in Rome set the record for Feb. 21. The previous high was 80 degrees set in 1986. Normal for this time of year: High of 58 and low of 36. Another record today: We did it again Thursday with a high of 81 vs. a record of… Read more

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Buzz: Y buying mini-bus thanks to Community Foundation grant; additional grants. Big day for 4-H team.  Local photo/video contest returns.

Buzz: Y buying mini-bus thanks to Community Foundation grant; additional grants. Big day for 4-H team. Local photo/video contest returns.

  The Community Foundation for Greater Rome announces its second year of  Community Impact grants awarded to the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County, Young Life of Rome, and Summit Quest. The foundation: Granted the YMCA $25,000 to purchase a 15-passenger bus. The YMCA’s grant recognizes the challenge of transportation in Rome and Floyd County… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Where the elite (8) meet — Model girls to host Dodge County Tuesday after huge Wednesday win. Tonight: Darlington, Cartersville boys in Sweet 16 showdowns. Soccer tournament updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Where the elite (8) meet — Model girls to host Dodge County Tuesday after huge Wednesday win. Tonight: Darlington, Cartersville boys in Sweet 16 showdowns. Soccer tournament updates.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS UPDATED THURSDAY Model hosts Dodge County in Elite Eight on Tuesday. “Hey Lady Devil fans! We have a confirmation on the game Tuesday! Your Lady Devils will be playing at home! The time has not been set but as soon as we get that… Read more

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