Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. 2018 was a busy year for the Polk County Drug Task Force.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. 2018 was a busy year for the Polk County Drug Task Force.

Community safety: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. “The anonymous Crime Line is a program that offers citizens a safe, secure and totally anonymous way to help their police in solving… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Bartow. Payless ShoeSource closing in Rome, Calhoun. Work to begin on new Little Caesars Pizza. Lumina Coffee opens. Lots of rain on way.

Heritage First Headlines: GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Bartow. Payless ShoeSource closing in Rome, Calhoun. Work to begin on new Little Caesars Pizza. Lumina Coffee opens. Lots of rain on way.

MORNING REPORT GBI continues to investigate officer-involved shooting in Bartow County. Suspect shot as he tried to run over BCSO deputy. The deputy not injured; suspect in critical condition. Bartow Business: Payless ShoeSource stores in Rome and Calhoun to close as part of nationwide shutdown. Liquidation sales to begin Sunday. Payless Dining: Little Caesar’s new East Rome… Read more

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Dining: Little Caesar’s new East Rome home is on the way; demolition begins at the Turner McCall car wash site.

Dining: Little Caesar’s new East Rome home is on the way; demolition begins at the Turner McCall car wash site.

  Little Caesar’s is starting work on opening its new East Rome location, one that will come with drive-through service similar to that in West Rome. Contacted this week as yellow tape went up around the site as …. and heavy equipment arrived on scene, Michael Lover — chief executive office of Quantum Restaurants in… Read more

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Business: Payless ShoeSource stores in Rome and Calhoun to close as part of nationwide shutdown. Liquidation sales to begin Sunday.

Business: Payless ShoeSource stores in Rome and Calhoun to close as part of nationwide shutdown. Liquidation sales to begin Sunday.

  The Payless ShoeSource at 1314 Turner McCall Blvd. in Rome and the store at 475 Highway 53 East in Calhoun will be closing soon as the company is shuttering all 2,100 of its stores across the United States as it files for its second bankruptcy in two years. An employee at the Rome store… Read more

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GBI continues to investigate officer-involved shooting in Bartow County. Suspect shot as he tried to run over BCSO deputy. The deputy not injured; suspect in critical condition.

GBI continues to investigate officer-involved shooting in Bartow County. Suspect shot as he tried to run over BCSO deputy. The deputy not injured; suspect in critical condition.

  THE LATEST From the GBI: On Friday, February 15, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 11:51 am, BCSO Deputy Matthew Aliberti initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a male subject, identified as Charles… Read more

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Love Library Express looks ready for business with window display, hours posted. Rome City Commission to meet Monday and Tuesday on update to business license ordinance. Attorney accuses city of ‘stalling’ on issuing business permit.

Love Library Express looks ready for business with window display, hours posted. Rome City Commission to meet Monday and Tuesday on update to business license ordinance. Attorney accuses city of ‘stalling’ on issuing business permit.

THE LATEST The Rome City Commission has scheduled meetings on Monday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. to give a first reading, and most likely a second reading on Tuesday, to an amendment its business license ordinance dealing with “sexually oriented business”. The Commission had a called meeting Friday… Read more

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Business: Lumina Coffee Co. opens adjacent to State Mutual Stadium. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.

Business: Lumina Coffee Co. opens adjacent to State Mutual Stadium. Open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.

  Just like that, Lumina Coffee Co. opened Friday morning at the intersection of the Bypass and Braves Boulevard across from Fuddruckers. Customers were inside as early as 10 a.m. and, so far, the reviews are good. “SURPRISE! We are officially open! Come on in the shop or swing by our drive-thru from Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.… Read more

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Pepperell High sophomores Eva Ellenburg and Kaitlyn Morgan honored for their efforts supporting teen traffic safety.

Pepperell High sophomores Eva Ellenburg and Kaitlyn Morgan honored for their efforts supporting teen traffic safety.

    Media release: Students from Pepperell High School recently were recognized for their work in the area of teen traffic safety within their community. The Georgia Trauma Foundation invited Eva Ellenburg, a Teen Advisory Board member with the nationally recognized peer-to-peer Teens in the Driver Seat program, and Kaitlyn Morgan, both sophomores at Pepperell, to… Read more

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Health: Redmond Regional glowing red for heart health awareness month. Floyd teaches bus drivers about Stop the Bleed.

Health: Redmond Regional glowing red for heart health awareness month. Floyd teaches bus drivers about Stop the Bleed.

Putting the red in Redmond Regional this month: The heart spotlight is back at Redmond Regional Medical Center as part of the hospital’s heart health month celebration. The annual campaign is designed to help boost awareness of heart disease and preventative steps.   Floyd County Schools bus drivers and transportation maintenance staff are the latest… Read more

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Buzz: Adventure Film Festival Rome returns Feb. 23. Bartow Schools achieve AP Honor status. Annual ‘Night at the Movies’ for Exchange Club Family Resource Center Feb. 26. Audrey Assad performs at Berry on Sunday.

Buzz: Adventure Film Festival Rome returns Feb. 23. Bartow Schools achieve AP Honor status. Annual ‘Night at the Movies’ for Exchange Club Family Resource Center Feb. 26. Audrey Assad performs at Berry on Sunday.

Adventure Film Festival Rome is a one-night film festival, featuring almost three hours of groundbreaking independent films. The event, held at Rome’s Historic DeSoto Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 23, will bring together art and adventure in evening that is certain to entertain and inspire. This year’s collection of films will allow guests to paddle the Inside Passage in… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cloudy today, rain likely this evening and will continue into next week with 4-6 inches on the way.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Cloudy today, rain likely this evening and will continue into next week with 4-6 inches on the way.

  OUTLOOK Cloudy today and then rain sets in tonight and will continue throughout next week. What’s on the way? Four to six inches of rain — and perhaps up to eight inches in extreme Northwest Georgia–of heavier rain. We are likely will see flood watches and warnings. RAINFALL Rome: As of 7 a.m., total… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball tournament scores; what’s next (girls and boys). Rome Braves released 2019 promotions calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. High school basketball tournament scores; what’s next (girls and boys). Rome Braves released 2019 promotions calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. SPORTS HEADLINES The Rome Braves 17th season promises to be the best yet as the 2019 Promotional Calendar has been released. Highlighting this year’s calendar are three fireworks nights (4/13, 7/4, 8/24), a blanket giveaway on April 12, bobble head giveaways (4/26:… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Ruby Louise Ragland, Mr. Herbert Lee Trammell and Mr. Johnny Lee Wright

Obituaries: Ms. Ruby Louise Ragland, Mr. Herbert Lee Trammell and Mr. Johnny Lee Wright

Ms. Ruby Louise Ragland, age 75, of Rome, Ga. transitioned February 15, 2019. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date. Please keep the family lifted up in prayer. Care and Direction entrusted to F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Mr. Herbert Lee Trammell, 74, of Rome, Georgia passed away, Friday, February 15, 2019. Services are… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Friday.

FLOYD ELM STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 8 ELM ST ROME, GA 30165 Last Inspection Score: 100 BARTOW ADAIRSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 100 COLLEGE ST ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA THE CRUSHED TOMATO 205 MONTGOMERY ST SUMMERVILLE, GA 30747 Last Inspection Score: 93 FAMILY FARM AUCTION HOUSE CAFE 15577… Read more

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Business: Rome-based Scott Logistics sold to FLS Transportation Services Limited.

Business: Rome-based Scott Logistics sold to FLS Transportation Services Limited.

Media release: Leading cross-border third-party logistics provider FLS Transportation Services Limited has acquired Rome-based Scott Logistics Corp. This acquisition is set to expand the company’s scale and density in a highly fragmented TL brokerage space further asserting its position as a top 15 third-party logistics provider in North America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.… Read more

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Kemp signs bill expanding school bus safety; takes effect immediately.

Kemp signs bill expanding school bus safety; takes effect immediately.

Friday morning, Gov. Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 25 – his first as Georgia’s 83rd governor – into immediate effect to improve school bus safety for families and children across the Peach State. Says state Schools Superintendent Richard Woods: “I have been concerned about our students’ safety since House Bill 978, which addressed passing a stopped school… Read more

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