Business: 268 new jobs headed to Calhoun as Mannington Mills grows again, this time with a $22 million expansion.

Business: 268 new jobs headed to Calhoun as Mannington Mills grows again, this time with a $22 million expansion.

Media release: Gov. Brian P. Kemp announces a $22 million expansion by flooring manufacturer Mannington Mills Inc. in Gordon County because of increased customer demand for domestically produced luxury vinyl flooring. Mannington Mills purchased 10.5 acres in Calhoun that will expand upon the company’s manufacturing presence in the state and create 268 jobs. “This expansion… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Nasty day ahead; evening forecast ugly. Chicken Salad Chick opens March 18 in Cartersville. Murder suspect captured. Magistrate seeks new term

Heritage First Headlines. Nasty day ahead; evening forecast ugly. Chicken Salad Chick opens March 18 in Cartersville. Murder suspect captured. Magistrate seeks new term

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Nasty day ahead with temperatures — and rain — falling most of the day. Winter weather possible for Gordon, Chattooga counties. Business: Chicken Salad Chick’s Cartersville site opens March 18. United Grocery Outlet opens next Wednesday in Summerville. Cartersville Police: Murder suspect caught without incident. Politics: Chief Magistrate… Read more

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Business: Chicken Salad Chick’s Cartersville site opens March 18. United Grocery Outlet opens next Wednesday in Summerville.

Business: Chicken Salad Chick’s Cartersville site opens March 18. United Grocery Outlet opens next Wednesday in Summerville.

  Cartersville’s Chicken Salad Chick restaurant will open March 18 at 200 N. Dixie Ave., the former home of Wendy’s and briefly Chicken World. A bunch of opening specials are now posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page, including free chicken salad for a year for the first 100 guests. Several other specific specials are planned for March 19-21… Read more

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From nonprofits to service organizations, United Way of Rome & Floyd County’s new digital directory, resource and engagement guide ‘rewrites’ the way we find help for those in need.

From nonprofits to service organizations, United Way of Rome & Floyd County’s new digital directory, resource and engagement guide ‘rewrites’ the way we find help for those in need.

In context: From nonprofits to service organizations, the United Way of Rome and Floyd County has created some easy-to-access, easier-to-contact guides to help those caring for those in need in our community. The Online Resource Directory and then Online Community Resource & Engagement Guide offer one-stop access to finding the services and options available in Rome/Floyd County. What… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Nasty day ahead with temperatures — and rain — falling. Snow possible for Gordon, Chattooga counties.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Nasty day ahead with temperatures — and rain — falling. Snow possible for Gordon, Chattooga counties.

WEATHER HEADLINES Special weather statement for Gordon, Chattooga and counties to the north and northeast of us. Rain will continue to overspread the area through the day today. As colder air filters into north Georgia through this afternoon, a transition to a mixture of rain and snow is possible. During the afternoon hours, this mixture… Read more

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The Druck Report: Rome’s aggressive plans to grow downtown, the River District, create a River Walk and embrace more younger residents.

The Druck Report: Rome’s aggressive plans to grow downtown, the River District, create a River Walk and embrace more younger residents.

New: Listen to our latest podcast on YouTube (below). Or listen here:   Recently,  Rome’s city commissioners and senior staff members held an 11-hour planning retreat to discuss community issues and what’s next. The retreat was held at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk on West Third Street, fitting perhaps as that area — part of the… Read more

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Newscast: Nasty weather today; more tonight? Chicken Salad Chick opens March 18 in Bartow. Rant: Dirty little secrets this election season.

Newscast: Nasty weather today; more tonight? Chicken Salad Chick opens March 18 in Bartow. Rant: Dirty little secrets this election season.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Nasty day ahead with temperatures — and rain — falling most of the day. Winter weather possible for Gordon, Chattooga counties. Please keep an eye on the forecast today; we’ll have continuing updates. Business: Chicken Salad Chick’s Cartersville… Read more

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Rant of the Day: When it comes to ‘dirty little secrets’ and Campaign 2020, we’ll let the candidates take out their own trash.

Rant of the Day: When it comes to ‘dirty little secrets’ and Campaign 2020, we’ll let the candidates take out their own trash.

    >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. We adopted a news policy more than a decade ago when a candidate was pushing a particularly sensitive report about an opponent. The report wouldn’t have changed the election’s outcome, at least in our opinion. Basically, we reached this conclusion: Candidates… Read more

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Education: Rome High names Aaron Bartleson valedictorian, STAR student;  Carson Garrett named salutatorian.

Education: Rome High names Aaron Bartleson valedictorian, STAR student; Carson Garrett named salutatorian.

  Media release: Rome High School administrators, school board members, educators, parents and students celebrated two students who have excelled in the classroom during their STAR (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition) Student, and Valedictorian and Salutatorian Event. On Tuesday, the school held a special ceremony in the RHS Performing Arts Center and a reception in the… Read more

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Buzz: Model High senior Julia Rutland honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Brighter Birthdays turns 4, plans community event. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church sets Lenten services.

Buzz: Model High senior Julia Rutland honored with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Brighter Birthdays turns 4, plans community event. St. Andrew’s Anglican Church sets Lenten services.

Julia Rutland, a senior at Model High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.  The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program.… Read more

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Podcast: National Weather Service’s special briefing on wintry weather expected Thursday as well as more rain, colder temperatures, potential black ice.

Podcast: National Weather Service’s special briefing on wintry weather expected Thursday as well as more rain, colder temperatures, potential black ice.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. From the National Weather Service: Northwest Georgia, already coping with an extra 1.5 to 2 inches of rain this week, will see more rain Thursday. Some areas to our north — including Gordon and Chattooga counties — could see wintry precipitation as well. Some snow is possible as well… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports:  High school basketball state tournament updates: Darlington girls fall; Rome, Model, Rockmart, Chattooga play tonight. Local college updates. Busy community sports calendar.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school basketball state tournament updates: Darlington girls fall; Rome, Model, Rockmart, Chattooga play tonight. Local college updates. Busy community sports calendar.

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 MENU: Basketball (high school, college) / Baseball/softball / Community sports calendar     BASKETBALL/High school:  Second Round State Tournament games: Scores and schedules.  5A Girls: Rome at Veterans (Houston County), 6 p.m. Thursday. 3A Girls: Sonoraville defeats Jackson 81-63. Will host… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. James Fredrick “Fred” Eller, Mrs. Jacqueline E. Sparks.

Obituaries: Mr. James Fredrick “Fred” Eller, Mrs. Jacqueline E. Sparks.

  Mr. James Fredrick “Fred” Eller, age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday morning, February 19, 2020, in a local hospital. Fred was born in Menlo, GA, June 3, 1939, son of the late Clarence Daniel Eller, Sr., and Ethel Morrow Eller.  He graduated from Menlo High School and had been a resident of… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Pasquale’s. Armuchee, 89. Sweet Frog, 95. BARTOW Beavers Catering, Cassville, 100. GORDON Starbucks, Calhoun, 95. Red Roof Inn, Calhoun, breakfast, 100. Firehouse, Calhoun, 96. Five Guys, Calhoun, 100. POLK Hibachi Express, Rockmart, 95/ 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… Read more

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Cartersville Police: Murder suspect arrested in Doraville without incident; faces three counts in death of 29-year-old woman.

Cartersville Police: Murder suspect arrested in Doraville without incident; faces three counts in death of 29-year-old woman.

From Cartersville Police, Wednesday evening: Tavares Atwell has been taken into custody without incident. Atwell has been charged with: 1. Murder With Malice under the Family Violence Act 2. Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony 3. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Atwell was taken into custody without incident… Read more

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Politics: Chief Magistrate Judge W. Gene Richardson announces bid for a new term.

Politics: Chief Magistrate Judge W. Gene Richardson announces bid for a new term.

  Media release: Today, Judge W. Gene Richardson announced for re-election to his post as Chief Magistrate of Floyd County. Judge Richardson has served as the Chief Magistrate of Floyd County since being appointed to the position by the judges of the Floyd County Superior Court in 2010. In announcing for re-election, Judge Richardson noted:… Read more

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