Local graduation rates: Calhoun tops at 91.7%; Cedartown lowest at 54.9%. Georgia’s average:  Up to 71.8%

Local graduation rates: Calhoun tops at 91.7%; Cedartown lowest at 54.9%. Georgia’s average: Up to 71.8%

Media release: Georgia’s public high school graduation rate has increased for the third consecutive year, rising from 71.8 percent in 2013 to 72.5 percent in 2014, and rising a total of 5.1 percentage points since 2011. “This is something to celebrate,” State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said. “When we see the graduation rate consistentlyRead more

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Today’s business updates from Georgia Trend

Today’s business updates from Georgia Trend

The latest from GEORGIA TREND: Click here for more: Below are today’s top business and political stories from sources around the state of Georgia. Oct. 30, 2014 | Gainesville Times Tri-state water management group being explored Read more. Oct. 30, 2014 | Georgia Trend – Exclusive! Engaged Innovation Read more. Oct. 30, 2014 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta-basedRead more

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Floyd County Jail reports for Oct. 30

Floyd County Jail reports for Oct. 30

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Bartow County Jail reports, Oct. 30

Bartow County Jail reports, Oct. 30

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Cartersville Police arrest reports, Oct. 30

Cartersville Police arrest reports, Oct. 30

Here are today’s arrest reports from the Cartersville Police Department. Just click each file to see the report: 4786 4787 4790 4791

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Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Calhoun student charged with bringing gun on campus. Heaven’s Attic starts liquidation sale. Early balloting lures 10% of Floyd voters

Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: Calhoun student charged with bringing gun on campus. Heaven’s Attic starts liquidation sale. Early balloting lures 10% of Floyd voters

Ware Mechanical forecast:   Sunny and 67 today with a run into the 30s for the next few nights. Extreme Northeast Georgia could see light snow by the weekend. Headlines: Heaven’s Attic liquidating inventory as private ‘retirement sale’ begins. Also: Greater Community auctions properties. Coosa Ridge zoning change. Business 25% voter turnout expected; already at 10%Read more

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Business: Heaven’s Attic liquidating inventory as private ‘retirement sale’ begins. Also: Greater Community auctions properties. Coosa Ridge zoning change

Business: Heaven’s Attic liquidating inventory as private ‘retirement sale’ begins. Also: Greater Community auctions properties. Coosa Ridge zoning change

Heaven’s Attic, a Parable book store, is starting a private retirement sale today. Longtime customers are asked to bring the invitation to the store at 1018 Martha Berry Highway as owners John and Deborah King plan to “liquidate every single item of merchandise,” including Bibles, books, music and greeting cards. read more

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25% voter turnout expected; already at 10% thanks to early voting. Floyd elections chief says two runoffs possible

25% voter turnout expected; already at 10% thanks to early voting. Floyd elections chief says two runoffs possible

The chairman of Floyd County’s elections and registration commission is ready for Tuesday. And Steve Miller says the board probably will be getting ready for another vote this year as he sees two races — the governorship and U.S. Senate — moving on to a general election runoff —  potentially on different dates read more

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United States Basketball  Association to bring tournaments to LakePoint/North Atlanta starting in 2015

United States Basketball Association to bring tournaments to LakePoint/North Atlanta starting in 2015

Media release: LakePoint Sporting Community announced a historic deal with the United States Basketball Association to make LakePoint and the surrounding area the site for consecutive USBA National Championships. The  event takes place July 7-11, 2015. For the first year, the tournaments will take place throughout Cobb and Bartow counties, and the 2016  championship will be playedRead more

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Ware Mechanical forecast: Sunny and cool today; slight chance of rain for Halloween, Friday night football

Ware Mechanical forecast: Sunny and cool today; slight chance of rain for Halloween, Friday night football

Today’s forecast: Sunny and 67 today with a run into the 30s for the next few nights. Extreme Northeast Georgia could see light snow by the weekend. Expanded weather reports: Rome data / Cartersville data Weather bar: Weather / Radar / Forecast read more

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Sheriff’s gang forum returns Nov. 11. Cagle in Rome today. Town hall forum on disabilities, employment

Sheriff’s gang forum returns Nov. 11. Cagle in Rome today. Town hall forum on disabilities, employment

Nov. 11: The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office once again is sponsoring the Annual Gang Awareness & Violence Prevention Seminar at The Forum from 6 until 7 p.m. The guest speaker is Derek McKinney, Georgia Department of Corrections Oct. 30: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will visit the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy at 2 p.m. Thursday. WhileRead more

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Weekend: Halloween, Trunk or Treat and lots of college football

Weekend: Halloween, Trunk or Treat and lots of college football

An expanded look at the weekend, incorporating our list of Halloween/fall activities: Friday: Berry hosts Millsaps at 7 p.m. at Barron Stadium.  Berry Friday, Saturday: Rome Little Theatre presents The Rocky Horror Show! Featuring live music from The Strange, 8 p.m. and midnight Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday.Details read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Final hours to vote for Coosa/Darlington game. Lady Hawks win NCCAA golf title. College basketball updates

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Final hours to vote for Coosa/Darlington game. Lady Hawks win NCCAA golf title. College basketball updates

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report Shorter Lady Hawks win NCCAA national women’s golf title. Lady Hawks Preview of Friday night’s Millsaps at Berry football game. Vikings High School football Coosa-at-Darlington in the lead for Game of the Week with voting continuing until noon today. Local game has a 9,000-vote lead as of 5 a.m. over Bowdon-Bremen. VotingRead more

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Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia

Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Northwest Georgia

Public Health restaurant inspection scores. Items appearing blue type indicate a superior score of 95 or better. Restaurants appearing in red type indicate a failing score of 69 or lower. Floyd County MODEL HIGH SCHOOL 3252 CALHOUN HWY ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: October 29, 2014 Score: 100, Grade: A read more

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Calhoun High student arrested after bringing firearm on campus after hours; ‘not allowed back on campus.’

Calhoun High student arrested after bringing firearm on campus after hours; ‘not allowed back on campus.’

Media release: On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, at approximately 6:40 p.m., a Calhoun High School student was stopped, questioned and subsequently arrested while on the campus of Calhoun High School and charged with the possession of a firearm. The student was not attending a school-related function and had no specific purpose forRead more

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