Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Darlington girls win trophy, 57-48. Model boys beat Rome, win tournament

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Darlington girls win trophy, 57-48. Model boys beat Rome, win tournament

  Darlington’s Lady Tigers won the Seven Hills Rotary/Rome News tournament for the third consecutive year with a decisive 57-48 point win over the Model Lady Blue Devils Friday night at the Cage Center at Berry College. Up next: The boys’ finale, Rome vs. Model. read more

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Ware Mechanical updates: Light rain tonight, Saturday. Storms possible Tuesday; maybe snow flurries Christmas Eve

Ware Mechanical updates: Light rain tonight, Saturday. Storms possible Tuesday; maybe snow flurries Christmas Eve

The situation: The incoming rain looks worse than what is expected. We’ll probably see a tenth of an inch of rain or less overnight and into Saturday. What we need to be watching is the next storm system, due on Tuesday. It could bring some severe weather (thunderstorms especially). See the weather advisory below. TornadoesRead more

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Rome Police: No kidnapping after all; apparently a dispute between boyfriend, girlfriend

Rome Police: No kidnapping after all; apparently a dispute between boyfriend, girlfriend

  From Rome Police: “In reference to the earlier reported kidnapping: All parties have been located and are safe. It turned out to be a minor domestic dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend. We appreciate the witnesses who called to report the incident. Thank you….” read more

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Floyd County Jail reports for Dec. 19 (see Saturday note)

Floyd County Jail reports for Dec. 19 (see Saturday note)

Because of some unforeseen circumstances, the Email Upgrades have been postponed from Thursday night and will not be performed until  Friday night starting at 7.  Email will be down until Saturday afternoon — which could mean no early Saturday Floyd County Jail arrest reports. read more

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Smile Report: Floyd’s College and Career Academy robotics team qualify for state tournament

Smile Report: Floyd’s College and Career Academy robotics team qualify for state tournament

Media release: The Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy robotics team participated in their first competition of the year at North Forsyth High School this week.  From a field of 41 robotics teams, the two College and Career Academy teams finished in third and fifth places to automatically qualify for the state tournament.  TheRead more

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Smile Report: Floyd alums (two of whom teach here) take graduation to yet another destination

Smile Report: Floyd alums (two of whom teach here) take graduation to yet another destination

Media release: Destination Graduation does not always end with high school graduation or even college graduation with a bachelors degree.  Robbie Vincent, Linda Franklin and Kerry Martin recently graduated with their doctorate degrees from Lincoln Memorial University. The three are Floyd County graduates and all are now educators. Vincent and Franklin teach at Pepperell Elementary SchoolRead more

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Latest headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Audio update on local flu cases. Updates start on main link to I-75

Latest headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Audio update on local flu cases. Updates start on main link to I-75

New since our morning updates: Listen to our Hometown Radio interview with Dr. Joseph Biuso, vice president and chief medical officer of Floyd Medical Center, on local flu cases.  Click audio Douglas Ralston named Gordon County Fire Chief Georgia Trend’s business headlines Updates from Floyd County and Bartow County jails. Updated: Ware Mechanical forecast: About a quarter inch ofRead more

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Douglas Ralston named Gordon County Fire Chief

Douglas Ralston named Gordon County Fire Chief

On Dec. 17, Gordon County Administrator John King, announced the appointment of the new Gordon County Fire Chief, Douglas Ralston. A veteran of the department, Ralston will be replacing David Hawkins, who recently retired. This decision was approved by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening. Chief Ralston’s educational background includes an Associates Degree in Management andRead more

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Georgia Trend’s latest business headlines

Georgia Trend’s latest business headlines

The latest from GEORGIA TREND: Click here for more: Below are today’s top business and political stories from sources around the state of Georgia. Dec. 19, 2014 | WABE Atlanta’s Cuban Community Mixed On Obama’s Policy Shift Read more. Dec. 19, 2014 | Georgia Trend – Exclusive! Georgia View: Learning from others Read more. Dec. 19,Read more

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Updated: The latest on widespread flu reports in Northwest Georgia.

Updated: The latest on widespread flu reports in Northwest Georgia.

  Here’s the latest on the flu: Dr. Joseph Biuso, vice president and chief medical officer of Floyd Medical Center, joined us this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on  WRGA to discuss the latest on local flu cases.  Biuso says Florida’s urgent care clinics, the emergency room and the ER at the new Polk Medical Center inRead more

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Harbin Clinic’s move to new corporate center completed; ribbon cutting held

Harbin Clinic’s move to new corporate center completed; ribbon cutting held

This update via social media from Harbin Clinic, accompanying the above photo: “Last week, we celebrated our brand new corporate HQ with a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Employees are already loving the beautiful new space.” The $5.9 million Corporate Center, off Technology Parkway, includes the main building with 34,600 square feet and a materials management warehouseRead more

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Some major enhancements proposal for downtown Cartersville

Some major enhancements proposal for downtown Cartersville

Downtown Cartersville could be getting a new look, one that was previewed before the City Council during Thursday night’s meeting. Here’s a look at what is on the table: “The Downtown Development Authority of Cartersville is working on a proposed Design Plan for downtown – specifically the four quadrants around the train depot (North &Read more

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Northwest Georgia’s lucky streak: Winning lottery tickets sold in Lindale, Cartersville, Calhoun; Rome man on ‘Price is Right’

Northwest Georgia’s lucky streak: Winning lottery tickets sold in Lindale, Cartersville, Calhoun; Rome man on ‘Price is Right’

Fay Holden of Lindale is in holiday bliss, having won a Fantasy 5 jackpot prize from the Georgia Lottery. Holden, 75, is one of two players each to win a $65,651 jackpot prize from matching all five numbers from the Dec. 16 Fantasy 5 drawing. Holden claimed her prize Tuesday at the Georgia Lottery District OfficeRead more

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Ware Mechanical forecast: About a quarter inch of rain on the way; high near 50

Ware Mechanical forecast: About a quarter inch of rain on the way; high near 50

Weather updates: Countdown to winter: Dec. 21 at 6:03 p.m. Christmas Eve forecast: 30% rain chance, low of 31. Christmas Day: Sunny, high of 52. The forecast: Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday Night: Rain, mainly after 11pm. Low around 38. North wind around 5 mph becomingRead more

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Georgia Health News: Hufstetler says Senate will take another look at Medicaid expansion. Troubling scores for Georgia’s ability to handle disease outbreaks

Georgia Health News: Hufstetler says Senate will take another look at Medicaid expansion. Troubling scores for Georgia’s ability to handle disease outbreaks

For more on these and additional updates, please click Georgia Health News: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, say the Georgia Senate could soon take another look at Medicaid expansion, though he says if the state does move forward it would be its own terms. Hufstetler, who begins his second term representing Floyd and parts ofRead more

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