Watch, listen to the GHC-WRGA political forum this evening

Watch, listen to the GHC-WRGA political forum this evening

WRGA 97.7 FM and 1470 AM in conjunction with Georgia Highlands College tonight presents a candidates forum for those running for Floyd County Commission and School Board. It lasts until 10 tonight and is being held at Center State at Heritage Hall in downtown Rome. Rodney Dillard, who faces fellow Republican Tony Daniel in the DistrictRead more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Update: Randy Ingle, former Rome Braves manager, to join league’s hall of fame

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Update: Randy Ingle, former Rome Braves manager, to join league’s hall of fame

Media release: Eric Krupa, President of the South Atlantic League, has announced the members of the Class of 2014 for the South Atlantic League Hall of Fame and former Rome Braves manager Randy Ingle is among those selected. The new inductees will be honored as part of the festivities surrounding the 55th Annual South AtlanticRead more

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Updates: Family Resource Center invites faith community for lunch, tour. Graves joins Rome Internal Medicine

The Exchange Club Family Resource Center invites members of our local faith community to an Open House on Tuesday, April 29 at noon. “We will provide lunch, a tour and information about the services and resources available within our community. We will discuss how we can all work together to help the families of RomeRead more

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Power outage latest headache from delivery truck accident in downtown Rome

Power outage latest headache from delivery truck accident in downtown Rome

  A small fleet of repair trucks are in downtown Rome this afternoon following a FexEx truck collision with a poll that has left at least 15 Georgia Power customers in the dark. It could stay that way past 5 p.m., according to estimates posted on the utility’s outage map. A FedEx truck hit aRead more

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GNTC’s Donny Holmes nominated for Technical College Systems’ teacher of the year honor

GNTC’s Donny Holmes nominated for Technical College Systems’ teacher of the year honor

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Donny Holmes, Construction Management program director and instructor on the Gordon County Campus, was named as a finalist for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2014 Instructor of the Year award.  The top instructors from the state of Georgia’s 24 technical colleges competed for the Rick Perkins Award forRead more

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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. April 24, 2014 | Gwinnett Daily Post U.S. News ranks GSMST No. 3 in country, two other Gwinnett schools among top 20 in Georgia April 24, 2014 | Georgia Trend – Exclusive! Savannah: Stretching out April 24, 2014 |Read more

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Bartow County Jail reports,  April 24

Bartow County Jail reports, April 24

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Floyd County Jail reports, April 24

Floyd County Jail reports, April 24

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Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: ‘Gibson’ restaurant coming to Cotton Block. School Board candidates Q&A. Jobless rate down again.

Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: ‘Gibson’ restaurant coming to Cotton Block. School Board candidates Q&A. Jobless rate down again.

Ware Mechanical forecast:   Sunny skies and 80 today followed by showers overnight and into Friday; clearing Saturday with highs in the mid 80s throughout the weekend. Headlines:  Cotton Block to be home to The Gibson, an upscale restaurant from Kevin Dillmon and Kelly Moore. Gibson Cedartown’s Ideal Bakery closing Saturday after 29 years. BakeryRead more

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Cotton Block to be home to The Gibson, an upscale restaurant from Kevin Dillmon and Kelly Moore

Cotton Block to be home to The Gibson, an upscale restaurant from Kevin Dillmon and Kelly Moore

The Gibson is about to start cooking in downtown Rome with what could be our best shot at waterfront dining in years. The location is just across the Second Avenue bridge from Heritage Park, adjoining the Wells Fargo Advisors Bridgepoint Plaza offices in the warehouse Wilson Burgess converted into a residence. Rome Development Committee members onRead more

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Cedartown’s Ideal Bakery closing Saturday after 29 years

Cedartown’s Ideal Bakery closing Saturday after 29 years

These are the words that have gone almost viral among the Cedartown faithful in the last 49 hours: Ideal Bakery:  It with great sadness to say that Saturday will be our last day open. It has been a joy to have served all of our wonderful customers for the last 29 years.” Almost immediately, theRead more

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March jobless rate drops below 7% in Bartow, Polk counties; Floyd at lowest level in at least 14 months

March jobless rate drops below 7% in Bartow, Polk counties; Floyd at lowest level in at least 14 months

The unemployment rates in Bartow (6.7%) and Polk (6.9%) dropped below the 7% level in March while Floyd County, at 7.2%, was at its lowest level in at least 14 months, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. More jobs in trade, transportation, warehousing, education and health services, and construction were among the reasons why. A county-by-countyRead more

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Campaign watch: Floyd County School Board District 4 candidates’ answers on the charter system, governance teams and community involvement

Campaign watch: Floyd County School Board District 4 candidates’ answers on the charter system, governance teams and community involvement

This is part of a series of profiles of the local candidates facing contested races in the May 20 primary. On Friday, we’ll post the profiles and Q&A packages with the State House of Representatives candidates for District 12. Natalie Simms is writing the profiles for Hometown Headlines. You can view all the profiles as they publish by clicking PoliticsRead more

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County Commission, School Board candidates forum tonight at Heritage Hall, 6-10 p.m.

County Commission, School Board candidates forum tonight at Heritage Hall, 6-10 p.m.

2014 Political Forum set for  tonight at Maddox Heritage Hall in Rome: From 6 until 10 p.m., you can meet the candidates involved in the May 20 primary at James D. Maddox Heritage Hall, 415 E. Third Ave. off Glenn Milner. It is presented by a partnership between Georgia Highlands College and WRGA. The forum will be broadcast live onRead more

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People’s Choice vote begins for The Spell Off benefiting Harbor House: Vote Team Typ-O!.

People’s Choice vote begins for The Spell Off benefiting Harbor House: Vote Team Typ-O!.

Remember “The Thrilla in Manilla?” Forget that one. We have the “Rage from the Stage” about to erupt at The DeSoto. It will be the brawl for y’all as teams come together to support a community favorite. On Friday, May 2, 25 business and professional teams will go round-for-round in the annual Harbor House SpellRead more

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