Heritage First Headlines. Fatal accident in Bartow. Suspected online predator charged. 2 Romans invited to Wednesady’s presidential debate in Atlanta. Updates on Saturday’s pancake breakfast. Playoff weekend for high schools, Berry.

Heritage First Headlines. Fatal accident in Bartow. Suspected online predator charged. 2 Romans invited to Wednesady’s presidential debate in Atlanta. Updates on Saturday’s pancake breakfast. Playoff weekend for high schools, Berry.

MORNING REPORT Dining: Aventine due Nov. 26; already booked for opening night. Politics: Olsziewski, Davis to attend Democrats’ Wednesday night debate in Atlanta. Rome Young Republicans elect new officers. TEA Party meets today. Health: Survey says Rome is the sixth best city for doctors in the country. Pluses include salaries, cost of living, other indicators.… Read more

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Dining: Aventine due Nov. 26; already booked for opening night.

Dining: Aventine due Nov. 26; already booked for opening night.

  Aventine to open a a week from tonight: Rome’s newest restaurant is scheduled to open Tuesday, Nov. 26, and based on a Facebook post, “we are currently booked for Opening Night, and other evenings are filling quickly.” The restaurant is at 401 W. Third St. adjacent to the tennis courts just about a block off Fifth… Read more

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Politics: Rome’s Olsziewski, Davis to attend Democrats’ Wednesday night debate in Atlanta. Rome Young Republicans elect new officers. TEA Party meets today.

Politics: Rome’s Olsziewski, Davis to attend Democrats’ Wednesday night debate in Atlanta. Rome Young Republicans elect new officers. TEA Party meets today.

Two Rome residents have seats at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate from Tyler Perry Studios. Vinny Olsziewski, who has managed local campaigns for years in our area, also is a national leader in the disability rights community and chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Disability Caucus. He has been a leading voice advocating for the new voting… Read more

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Health: Survey says Rome is the sixth best city for doctors in the country. Pluses include salaries, cost of living, other indicators.

Health: Survey says Rome is the sixth best city for doctors in the country. Pluses include salaries, cost of living, other indicators.

    Here’s a report that should help with recruiting doctors to Northwest Georgia: A report from AdvisorSmith — a business insurance group — shows is no. 6 nationwide in list of the top 50 cities for doctors. Compared are annual salaries, cost of living and quality of life. Albany was a surprising no. 3… Read more

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State patrol: Cartersville woman, 53, was struck and killed while walking along Ga. 20 late Friday.

State patrol: Cartersville woman, 53, was struck and killed while walking along Ga. 20 late Friday.

  A 53-year-old Cartersville woman has died after being struck by a car late Friday just east of Interstate 75 on Ga. 20. An online account has been established to help pay her funeral expenses. According to the Georgia State Patrol: On Friday, Nov. 15, at  approximately 11:50 p.m., a 2013 Toyota Corolla was traveling… Read more

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Paulding Sheriff: Cartersville man charged with attempting to have sex with an 8-year-old girl.

Paulding Sheriff: Cartersville man charged with attempting to have sex with an 8-year-old girl.

Paulding County Sheriff’s Office release: On Nov. 1, 2019, Brian Travis Cowart, 34, of Cartersville was arrested by Detectives from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Investigations Division on charges of attempting to have sex with an 8-year-old girl. On Oct. 29, the Juvenile Investigations Division was contacted by a complainant who advised they located… Read more

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Newscast: All eyes on Democrats debate in Atlanta. Aventinue opens Nov. 26. Rome a top city for doctors. Rant: Reduce minor league baseball? A major league mistake. 

Newscast: All eyes on Democrats debate in Atlanta. Aventinue opens Nov. 26. Rome a top city for doctors. Rant: Reduce minor league baseball? A major league mistake. 

  -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Tuesday’s first headlines include: Politics: Olsziewski, Davis to attend Democrats’ Wednesday night debate in Atlanta. Plus local updates. Aventine restaurant on West Third Street opens a week from tonight, Nov. 26. It’s already booked. Health: Survey says Rome is the sixth best city… Read more

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Rome Noon Optimist Club’s 59th Annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday at the civic center, 6 a.m.-noon. What to know.

Rome Noon Optimist Club’s 59th Annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday at the civic center, 6 a.m.-noon. What to know.

  >>Meet the ‘Sausage Dogs,’ a team with 200 years experience who will light the griddles again Nov. 23 for the Noon Optimist Club’s Pancake Breakfast. Hometown Media release: The Rome Noon Optimist Club will be “Flipping for Youth” at the 59th Annual Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill from… Read more

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Health:  Doctors Poonam and Amar Singh of Harbin Clinic Singh Internal Medicine now certified in treatment of obesity.

Health: Doctors Poonam and Amar Singh of Harbin Clinic Singh Internal Medicine now certified in treatment of obesity.

    Media release: Healthy weight range is more easily attainable under the medical care of Drs. Poonam and Amar Singh of Harbin Clinic Singh Internal Medicine who recently have earned their Obesity Medicine Board Certifications from the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In order to obtain certification, physicians undergo rigorous training in weight management and… Read more

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Buzz: Berry College presents ‘Proof’ Wednesday-Sunday. Updated hours for Forum on Ice. Special downtown trolley tours Dec. 7.  ‘Breakfast at Santa’s Workshop’ Dec. 14 to benefit Harbor House.

Buzz: Berry College presents ‘Proof’ Wednesday-Sunday. Updated hours for Forum on Ice. Special downtown trolley tours Dec. 7. ‘Breakfast at Santa’s Workshop’ Dec. 14 to benefit Harbor House.

  The Berry College Theatre Company will perform “Proof” Wednesday through Sunday at the Sisters Theatre at Berry College. “Proof” grapples with family dynamics, grief and the relationship between genius and mental health. Award-winning playwright David Auburn wrote “Proof” in 2000. The following year, it won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, clear through Thursday night; rain Friday afternoon through Saturday evening (inch or so).

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sunny, clear through Thursday night; rain Friday afternoon through Saturday evening (inch or so).

  OUTLOOK Still looks like an inch of rain between Friday evening and Saturday evening. Until then, some beautiful fall days this week. FORECAST Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. West wind around 5 mph becoming… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome, Calhoun fans preparing for playoff road trips Friday. Honors for Berry football players.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome, Calhoun fans preparing for playoff road trips Friday. Honors for Berry football players.

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.   HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL John McClellan’s playoff picks for Friday:  Close wins for Rome, Rockmart; Darlington, Cartersville should do fine; season ends for Pepperell, Calhoun. McClellan Rome High Football Fan Buses will be leaving from the RHS Friday at 2:15 p.m. The cost… Read more

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Obituaries: Rev. Dan D. Boswell.

Obituaries: Rev. Dan D. Boswell.

    Rev. Dan D. Boswell, age 73, of Calhoun, GA, a former resident of Rome, GA, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, November 17, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Boswell was born in Rome on May 6, 1946, son of the late Elbert Monroe Boswell and Lita Thornburg Boswell.  He lived his life… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

FLOYD Shrimp Boat, 82. Renaissance Marquis, 100. Log Cabin Smokehouse, 80. BARTOW Water Tower Grill, Legacy Way, Adairsville, 96. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. 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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Floyd Police: Calhoun man charged in early morning collision on Ga. 140 and Buttrum Road; two taken to area hospitals.

Floyd Police: Calhoun man charged in early morning collision on Ga. 140 and Buttrum Road; two taken to area hospitals.

  Media release: The Floyd County Police Department responded to a wreck with injuries at 6:40 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. The incident occurred near the Bartow County boundary. A Honda Civic, driven by Dawn Marie Hudgins, 48, of Menlo, was traveling east on Ga 140 in the direction of Bartow County when a Ford Escape… Read more

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Analysis: Brookings Institute brands Rome among 48 ‘faltering legacy cities’ still recovering from textile industry’s decline. Overall, we disagree — but welcome advice to grow new economies here.

Analysis: Brookings Institute brands Rome among 48 ‘faltering legacy cities’ still recovering from textile industry’s decline. Overall, we disagree — but welcome advice to grow new economies here.

  This is part two of our look at the Brookings institute’s study of 141 small and midsized “legacy” communities and counties that have a significant history in manufacturing and experienced lower-than-expected job growth from 1970 to 2016. Part one, posted on Sunday, hailed the combined efforts of the South Rome Redevelopment Corp. Part one Perhaps… Read more

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Tom and Ellie Hamby suit up for Christmas as demand soars for Santa and Mrs. Claus. Their secrets: Careful scheduling (family first) and plenty of Airborne to avoid grinches known as germs.

Tom and Ellie Hamby suit up for Christmas as demand soars for Santa and Mrs. Claus. Their secrets: Careful scheduling (family first) and plenty of Airborne to avoid grinches known as germs.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Throughout November and December, you may notice the Jolly Ole’ Elf and his wife strolling through Rome in their shiny red suits giving a hearty “Ho, Ho, Ho” to the young and old. Tom and Ellie Hamby, better known as Santa and Mrs. Claus, have been bringing joy and smiles to… Read more

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