One dead, one injured in Polk County skydiving accident

One dead, one injured in Polk County skydiving accident

From WGAA radio: Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd says that one person was killed and another injured in a skydiving accident Saturday. Donald Bragg, age 26 of Marietta was pronounced dead on the scene by Polk County Deputy Coroner Tony Brazier. Bragg landed in a wooded area near the Grady Road landfill, while the unidentifiedRead more

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NWS: 70mph straight-line winds hit Polk County, 911 reports one injury

NWS: 70mph straight-line winds hit Polk County, 911 reports one injury

A significant storm rolled through Polk County this evening between 6:30-7 p.m. Straight-line winds estimated at 70 mph downed trees and damaged houses between Rockmart and Cedartown, especially along Lakeview Drive.  Georgia Power reports outages to nearly 2,000 residents in Floyd and Polk counties. Estimated restoration around 11 p.m. tonight or later. Report from PolkRead more

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Floyd County Jail reports, Aug. 30

Floyd County Jail reports, Aug. 30

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Over 2,500 without power in southern Floyd, Polk counties. Numerous trees down near Rockmart

Over 2,500 without power in southern Floyd, Polk counties. Numerous trees down near Rockmart

According to the Georgia Power outage map, approximately 924 people are without power in southern Floyd County and another 1,759 are without power near Rockmart. Georgia Power estimates power restoration around 9:30 p.m. Polk 911 reported numerous trees down in near Rockmart following the severe thunderstorm that just moved through the area. read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Polk County; Frequent lightning in Floyd, Bartow until 7:15 p.m.

Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Polk County; Frequent lightning in Floyd, Bartow until 7:15 p.m.

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREQUENT LIGHTNING IN BARTOW AND FLOYD COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM EDT… AT 635 PM EDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A STRONG THUNDERSTORM OVER SENEY…MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH. LIGHTNING DETECTION SYSTEMS INDICATE NUMEROUS CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES ACROSS BARTOW AND FLOYD COUNTIES…INCLUDINGAREAS AROUND SENEY…TAYLORSVILLE…LINDALE…KINGSTON…ADAIRSVILLE…SHANNON…PINSON AND EVERETT SPRINGS. RESIDENTS IN THIS AREARead more

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Ware Mechanical weather update: Keep eye on storms moving into area this evening

Ware Mechanical weather update: Keep eye on storms moving into area this evening

  Storms are moving into the area. No watches or warnings at this time.  Your forecast: Hazardous Weather Outlook Today: A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amountsRead more

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Bartow County Jail reports, Aug. 30

Bartow County Jail reports, Aug. 30

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Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Rain expected all weekend, Jimmy John’s to open Sept. 16, Iconic Rome photography Bill Bussey laid to rest, Weekend Buzz and Labor Day events. Sports updates.

Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Rain expected all weekend, Jimmy John’s to open Sept. 16, Iconic Rome photography Bill Bussey laid to rest, Weekend Buzz and Labor Day events. Sports updates.

Ware Mechanical forecast:  Rain expected all weekend with 60% chance of storms this afternoon, high near 90.  Headlines: The next opening: Jimmy John’s at Charles Hight Square in Rome on Sept. 16. Restaurants Iconic Rome photographer Bill Bussey laid to rest. Bussey  Weekend Buzz: Cameras will be off for a few days for the Berry eaglesRead more

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Ware Mechanical forecast: Rain expected all weekend with 60% chance of storms this afternoon, high near 90.

Ware Mechanical forecast: Rain expected all weekend with 60% chance of storms this afternoon, high near 90.

Outlook:  Rain expected all weekend with 60% chance of storms this afternoon, high near 90.  Expanded weather reports: Rome data / Cartersville data Weather bar: Weather / Radar / Forecast Your forecast: Hazardous Weather Outlook Today: A chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. ChanceRead more

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The next opening: Jimmy John’s at Charles Hight Square in Rome on Sept. 16

The next opening: Jimmy John’s at Charles Hight Square in Rome on Sept. 16

Barring any setbacks, Jimmy John’s gourmet sandwich shop will open on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Blake McNiece, who is bringing the shop to Charles Hight Square in the “wing” already home to Sweet Frog, Ichiban and Mattress Firm, says that’s his target date barring any unexpected issues with final build out. Crews have been in andRead more

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Weekend Buzz: Eagle cam going offline for a few days. Cedartown to remember Sept. 11. Plus: Deal of the day

Weekend Buzz: Eagle cam going offline for a few days. Cedartown to remember Sept. 11. Plus: Deal of the day

  Cedartown Fire Chief Sammy Stephens is inviting the community to a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony set for Thursday, Sept. 11, on Philpot Street in front of the Cedartown Fire Department. Guests are asked to begin gathering around 8:30 a.m. Philpot Street will be closed from the intersection of East Avenue to the entrance of NorthsideRead more

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Cartersville Police arrest reports, Aug. 30

Cartersville Police arrest reports, Aug. 30

Here are today’s arrest reports from the Cartersville Police Department. Just click each file to see the report: 143770 / 143781 / 143787 / 143788

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Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,  Rome Civic Center (video link)

Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rome Civic Center (video link)

Take a look at this sizzling ad for the 2014 Knights of Columbus Labor Day Barbecue designed by V3. http://youtu.be/QNFgkv9l7DQ You’ll see the video displayed at these locations in Greater Rome this weekend: The Depot Rome Liquor Mellow Mushroom Old Havana Velocity Fitness BP on Shorter Rome Flyod Parks Recreation (Gymnastic Center) Cici’s Pizza AboutRead more

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Iconic Rome photographer Bill Bussey laid to rest

Iconic Rome photographer Bill Bussey laid to rest

Local photographer William (Bill) Bussey, well-known for his iconic images of Rome, was laid to rest on Friday. He died at a local hospital on Wednesday at the age of 87. Obituary According to the Rome-Floyd Visitors Center, Bussey first took up photography at the age of 16 and has been taking pictures of BroadRead more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Darlington scores 40 points in big win. Braves fall 6-5.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Darlington scores 40 points in big win. Braves fall 6-5.

  Today’s sports headlines from Chick-fil-A Dwarf House: Rome Braves Rome Braves fall 6-5 to Savannah. Media release: The Rome Braves (30-37) fell to the Savannah Sand Gnats (40-27) 6-5 on Friday night in the game one of the final home stand of the season. The Braves took an early lead on an RBI single by Jake SchraderRead more

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