Latest Heritage First Headlines: Police investigating two break-ins within days at same West Rome shopping center. Cedarstream breaks ground on $4.5 million facility in Polk. New dean at GHC. Busy spring weekend with Relay for Life, Walk With a Doc, Run with the Wolves 5K. Sports updates.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Police investigating two break-ins within days at same West Rome shopping center. Cedarstream breaks ground on $4.5 million facility in Polk. New dean at GHC. Busy spring weekend with Relay for Life, Walk With a Doc, Run with the Wolves 5K. Sports updates.

  Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Rome Police investigating two break-ins within last week at neighboring businesses in West Rome shopping center. Robbery Business: Cedarstream breaks ground on new $4.5 million facility in Polk… Read more

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Rome Police investigating two break-ins within last week at neighboring businesses in West Rome shopping center

Rome Police investigating two break-ins within last week at neighboring businesses in West Rome shopping center

Rome City Police are investigating two burglaries within the last week at neighboring businesses at the Alto Plaza shopping center on Shorter Avenue (home of former West Rome IGA). Officers say they are not sure if the cases are connected at this point, but patrols have been increased in the area as nearby businesses stay… Read more

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Education: GHC names Julius Fleschner the new dean of Libraries and College Testing

Education: GHC names Julius Fleschner the new dean of Libraries and College Testing

Media release: Georgia Highlands College has appointed Julius Fleschner as the new Dean of Libraries and College Testing. Fleschner will oversee all of GHC’s libraries which are open to students and the public in Cartersville, Douglasville, Paulding and Rome. Between 2015 and 2016, GHC’s libraries had a combined total of over 250,000 visits. And the library… Read more

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Buzz: Restoration Rome selected as host site for Comcast Cares Day. Ashley Ellington joins River City Bank. Heyman HospiceCare hosting candlelight memorial service. Travis Tritt coming to Rome on Oct. 19.

Buzz: Restoration Rome selected as host site for Comcast Cares Day. Ashley Ellington joins River City Bank. Heyman HospiceCare hosting candlelight memorial service. Travis Tritt coming to Rome on Oct. 19.

Media release: The old Southeast Elementary School building is a busy place. As efforts continue to repurpose the school into the Restoration Rome Center for Foster Care Services, more than 240 volunteers came out Saturday to lend their hands to the community service project. Restoration Rome was selected by Comcast/NBC Universal as a Georgia host site… Read more

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Busy Spring weekend starts tonight with Relay for Life. Harbin’s Walk with a Doc, Rome High’s Wolf Nation 5K return Saturday. Tellus celebrates National Astronomy Day. Tri for Kids on Sunday.

Busy Spring weekend starts tonight with Relay for Life. Harbin’s Walk with a Doc, Rome High’s Wolf Nation 5K return Saturday. Tellus celebrates National Astronomy Day. Tri for Kids on Sunday.

A busy Spring weekend kick’s off tonight with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Ridge Ferry Park from 4 p.m. to midnight. More than 500 participants will join together to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. The event starts at 4 p.m. with Kamikaze Dali on stage, survivor dinners… Read more

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Politics: About the primary. Sample ballots for May 22; when to register to vote; and what’s ahead this fall.

Politics: About the primary. Sample ballots for May 22; when to register to vote; and what’s ahead this fall.

THE PRIMARY, May 22 There’s only one key local race on the May 22 ballot — electing a new superior court judge to replace the retiring Tami Colston. The candidates in the nonpartisan race at Emily J. Matson and Kay Ann Wetherington. In Bartow County, the big primary race is State House District 15: Matthew Gambill,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High fire danger today. Sunshine today, Saturday with highs near 70. Rain returns Sunday and Monday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High fire danger today. Sunshine today, Saturday with highs near 70. Rain returns Sunday and Monday.

  OUTLOOK High fire danger today: Relative humidities of 25 percent or less can be expected for 4 or more hours this afternoon into the evening. Winds will be east northeast at 10 to 15 mph in central Georgia with 5 to 10 mph in north Georgia. With dry fuels, high fire danger conditions can… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 6-1 in series opener with Augusta. Berry baseball advances in SAA tournament. Big honors for Berry Softball. High school baseball updates. Falcons’ 2018 schedule released.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves fall 6-1 in series opener with Augusta. Berry baseball advances in SAA tournament. Big honors for Berry Softball. High school baseball updates. Falcons’ 2018 schedule released.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL Scores: Darlington lost both games Thursday at Fellowship Christian, 12-3 and 9-7. Game 3 today at 4:30 p.m. at Darlington. Coosa over Pepperell, 8-7. Rockmart tops Armuchee, 4-2. Dade County over Gordon Central, 22-1. Chattooga beats Model, 12-1. Today: Fellowship Christian at… Read more

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Obituaries: Deborah Gail Cole, Mr. Daniel “Rickey” Garrett, Master Adrian Demarcus Mitchell Jr. and Ms. Jennifer Leah Davis Pollack

Obituaries: Deborah Gail Cole, Mr. Daniel “Rickey” Garrett, Master Adrian Demarcus Mitchell Jr. and Ms. Jennifer Leah Davis Pollack

Mr. Daniel “Rickey” Garrett, age 66, of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, after a brief illness. Mr. Garrett was born in Floyd County, Georgia on January 7, 1952, son of Gervine Bollen Garrett and the late Kenneth S. Garrett.  He was a lifelong resident of Rome and Floyd County. Mr. Garrett was… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

FLOYD JEFFERSON’S 340 BROAD STREET ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 88QUALITY INN (BREAKFAST) 40 GRACE DR ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 95   OTTER’S FOOD TRUCK (MOBILE) Last Inspection Score: 83 BARTOW WAFFLE HOUSE (WEST AVE)  805 W AVE AVE CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 Last Inspection Score: 86OKINAWA 1010 N TENNESSEE ST SUITE 118… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updated five times daily; reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Updated five times daily; reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police.

About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These reports… Read more

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Business: Cedarstream breaks ground on new $4.5 million facility in Polk County

Business: Cedarstream breaks ground on new $4.5 million facility in Polk County

A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning for Cedarstream’s new $4.5 million company headquarters and printing facility in Cedartown. From the City of Cedartown: The company’s headquarters, currently located at 225 North Main Street in Cedartown, will move across town to a new facility in Cedartown’s North Business Park. The new location will feature a… Read more

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Lindale man jailed following accident that kills 17-year-old Wednesday night; Cave Spring man faces charges in April 6 fatality

Lindale man jailed following accident that kills 17-year-old Wednesday night; Cave Spring man faces charges in April 6 fatality

Two men have been charged with vehicular homicide — one a felony count, the other a misdemeanor — in separate accidents that claimed two lives, according to Floyd County Jail reports. From WRGA 98.7 FM: A 31-year old Lindale man is in jail following a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday night that left a teenage passenger dead. According… Read more

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Business: Some big permits on file including $2.5 million for Aldi growth, $575,000 for 425 Broad St.

Business: Some big permits on file including $2.5 million for Aldi growth, $575,000 for 425 Broad St.

    April is a busy month for the building department, especially for two of the larger projects: The $2.5 million expansion and renovation of Aldi at 836 Turner McCall Blvd. When finished, the store — opened in August 2014 — will have approximately 18,817 square feet with five aisles and 11,404 square feet of sales… Read more

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