Rome Police: Two men wounded in exchange of gunfire; both taken to hospital and are expected to recover from their wounds.

Rome Police: Two men wounded in exchange of gunfire; both taken to hospital and are expected to recover from their wounds.

In context: The second shooting three days has been reported in Rome, this one off Maple Avenue. Rome Police cited witness reports in saying the men had shot at each other; both are expected to survive their wounds. Media release: On Aug. 20, 2019, Rome Police Department officers responded to a report of shots fired… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Six qualify so far for City Commission; three days to go. Double header for restaurant openings next week. Remember Vance Luke’s dedication. Manhunt continues for murder suspect.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Six qualify so far for City Commission; three days to go. Double header for restaurant openings next week. Remember Vance Luke’s dedication. Manhunt continues for murder suspect.

MORNING REPORT Next candidate expected by noon today. J.J. Walker Seifert, Bonny Askew qualify for Ward 3; Bill Irmscher seeks new term in Ward 1. Nothing formal yet from three other incumbents. Politics Dining. The ultimate combo meal next week: Popeye’s opens on Monday, Chicken Salad Chick on Tuesday. Dining Rome Police issue new mug of… Read more

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Next candidate expected by noon today. J.J. Walker Seifert, Bonny Askew qualify for Ward 3; Bill Irmscher seeks new term in Ward 1. Nothing formal yet from three other incumbents.

Next candidate expected by noon today. J.J. Walker Seifert, Bonny Askew qualify for Ward 3; Bill Irmscher seeks new term in Ward 1. Nothing formal yet from three other incumbents.

Rome City Commission qualifying so far (through Wednesday morning): Ward 1: Incumbents Milton Slack and Bill Irmscher seeking new terms. Mark Cochran also has qualified. Ward 3: Bill Collins, also serving as Rome’s mayor, will seek another four-year term. Bonny Askew and J.J. Walker Seifert qualified Tuesday as well. Technically, that’s three candidates in each… Read more

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Dining. The ultimate combo meal next week: Popeye’s opens on Monday, Chicken Salad Chick on Tuesday.

Dining. The ultimate combo meal next week: Popeye’s opens on Monday, Chicken Salad Chick on Tuesday.

Rome’s two newest restaurants will premiere a day apart from each others, which might provide a little bit of relief for law enforcement expected on site to handle overflow traffic. It starts Monday with the return of Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen to West Rome. The franchisees, Funky Chicken LLC, has a post on Facebook telling fans “one more week… Read more

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Rome Police issue new mug of murder suspect Joe Paul Atwater; ‘should be considered armed and dangerous.’ 

Rome Police issue new mug of murder suspect Joe Paul Atwater; ‘should be considered armed and dangerous.’ 

Tuesday morning, Rome Police issued new mugshot of murder suspect Joe Paul Atwater, 18, of Rome. Police say the photograph was “recently acquired.” The media release adds this note: “If you see Mr. Atwater, please contact 911 immediately. He has active murder warrants and should be considered armed and dangerous.” Atwater, of a Chambers Street… Read more

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Newscast: 6 candidates in, more due for City Commission. Combo meal: Double restaurant openings. Rant: There’s ‘mor chikin’ in your future.

Newscast: 6 candidates in, more due for City Commission. Combo meal: Double restaurant openings. Rant: There’s ‘mor chikin’ in your future.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Our Wednesday updates with a familiar but new opening jingle:   City Commission candidate update: J.J. Walker Seifert, Bonny Askew qualify for Ward 3; Bill Irmscher seeks new term in Ward 1. Another  candidate expected to announce at midday today. Nothing formal yet from three… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ local economic impact tops $177 million. Haunted on Broad tours will be lurking for you. Miracle Field season begins Saturday; ‘Challenger Brigade’ returns as well. Ribbon cutting for ER, helipad at Cartersville Medical Center.

Buzz: Georgia Highlands’ local economic impact tops $177 million. Haunted on Broad tours will be lurking for you. Miracle Field season begins Saturday; ‘Challenger Brigade’ returns as well. Ribbon cutting for ER, helipad at Cartersville Medical Center.

Georgia Highlands’ economic impact: Almost $180 million. The University System of Georgia recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $17 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was nearly $180 million. GHC’s economic impact was exactly: $177,046,638. This represents an increase of… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain chances increase Thursday through Saturday but rainfall should be mostly light. A break in the heat next week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain chances increase Thursday through Saturday but rainfall should be mostly light. A break in the heat next week.

  OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected across much of north and central Georgia through the week, mainly in the afternoon and evening. A few storms could be strong to marginally severe with gusty winds, frequent lightning and locally heavy rainfall. FORECAST Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves open home stand with a huge win, 14-4; rematch today at 1 p.m. Pepperell star joins Berry’s women’s basketball team. Trinity UMC offers Corky Kell parking. Preseason honors for Trevor Lawrence.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves open home stand with a huge win, 14-4; rematch today at 1 p.m. Pepperell star joins Berry’s women’s basketball team. Trinity UMC offers Corky Kell parking. Preseason honors for Trevor Lawrence.

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 Corky Kell Classic parking for a cause: Trinity United Methodist Church Youth group will be holding a parking fundraiser for the Corky Kell Classic on Thursday evening.  A $10 donation is suggested to park in the Trinity UMC… Read more

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Gallery: Rome Braves clobber Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner

Gallery: Rome Braves clobber Kannapolis, 14 to 4. Photos by Mills Fitzner

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Obituaries: Mr. Charles West “Bud” Alexander; Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier; Ms. Arlesser Finley, 100; Tammy Jean LaRue.

Obituaries: Mr. Charles West “Bud” Alexander; Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier; Ms. Arlesser Finley, 100; Tammy Jean LaRue.

Mr. William Gene “Bud” Collier, age 87, of Rome, GA, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, after a long illness. Mr. Collier was born in Tifton, GA on September 16, 1931, to the late William Paul Collier and Edna Coker Collier.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Collier Langley. Mr. Collier… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Mellow Mushroom, Broad Street, 86. Taco Bell, Shorter Avenue, 97. BARTOW Cartersville Heights Care & Rehab, 84. Sleep Inn/Main Stay, breakfast, Emerson, 85. GORDON Open Frame, Calhoun, 96. POLK WNB Factory Wings & Burgers, Cedartown, 100. CHATTOOGA Little Caesar’s, Summerville, 87. Lyerly Drive-Thru, 92. Willow Tree, Summerville, 82.   Read more

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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

SAFETY TIPS: 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. 706-236-5000. Click for details. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s most wanted… Read more

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John McClellan: Opening night wins — some close — for Rome, Calhoun, Darlington, Cartersville, Rockmart. First two games on Thursday this week.

John McClellan: Opening night wins — some close — for Rome, Calhoun, Darlington, Cartersville, Rockmart. First two games on Thursday this week.

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.     By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines Northwest Georgia’s four-year streak of having at least one state football champion ended in 2018 as Cartersville lost in the state finals and Calhoun and Rome fell short in the state semifinals. The… Read more

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Druck Report: From clean drinking water to rivers filled with kayaks to proactive talks with developers, Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman says CRBI is totally committed to our community.

Druck Report: From clean drinking water to rivers filled with kayaks to proactive talks with developers, Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman says CRBI is totally committed to our community.

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. At 26 years and growing, the Coosa River Basin Initiative is staging itself to be more proactive in protecting our waterways and community. Executive Director Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman joined John Druckenmiller of Hometown Headlines to help focus on what the organization does and where it… Read more

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Remembering Mr. Vance Luke Sr., 100, who never stopped working to help others — including the day of his passing.

Remembering Mr. Vance Luke Sr., 100, who never stopped working to help others — including the day of his passing.

In memoriam: A Northwest Georgia legend has died. Vance Luke, a tireless, humble worker for good causes locally, in Mexico and Africa, has died roughly a month shy of his 101st birthday. As was perhaps fitting, he worked at God’s Farm on Temple on Saturday, the day he passed. He also had been hard at work… Read more

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