Rome Tops Kannapolis 3 – 2 Photos by Mills Fitzner

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

  Community safety: 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. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Thursday Cartersville Police reports: April 24 1… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Isolated thunderstorms possible tonight. Wind advisory in effect Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with gusts up to 35 mph.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Isolated thunderstorms possible tonight. Wind advisory in effect Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with gusts up to 35 mph.

A wind advisory is in effect on Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with winds between 15-25 mph and gusts up to 35 mph expected. Keep eye on weather tonight with isolated thunderstorms possible, a few strong storms with gusty winds and frequent lightning are possible. …WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO… Read more

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WBHF: A new 27-acre development to include hotel, apartments, student housing and retail proposed near GHC campus in Cartersville along GA-20.

From WBHF radio: A 27.24-acre facility has been proposed in Bartow County. The planning commission will review an application by Brownstone Development Group, LLC requesting rezoning of the property on Highway 20 next to the Clarence Brown Conference Center for a hotel, apartment, and senior/student housing development on Monday, May 6th. The area is currently owned… Read more

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LakePoint Sports names Mark O’Brien as its new President and CEO, bringing “wealth of sports and brand experience” as former President of Mizuno USA.

LakePoint Sports names Mark O’Brien as its new President and CEO, bringing “wealth of sports and brand experience” as former President of Mizuno USA.

Media release: LakePointSports, the nation’s premier youth travel sports destination located in the Metro Atlanta area, announced today it has named Mark O’Brien as its new President and CEO. O’Brien, who recently served as President of Mizuno USA and Chairman of Mizuno Canada, brings a wealth of sports and brand experience to his new role.… Read more

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Jobs: 700 more jobs here in March vs. same month in 2018. First-time jobless claims down in area counties.

Jobs: 700 more jobs here in March vs. same month in 2018. First-time jobless claims down in area counties.

Story lines: Rome/Floyd County’s labor force now at 42,300 jobs in March, according to the Georgia Department of Labor. March’s report represents a 700-job gain from the same month last year. (See above chart). First-time jobless claims: Floyd, Gordon and Polk report decreases in March vs. same month last year. Most counties improve from February… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: 19 injured in Floyd school bus crash, all minor injuries. Rome man killed in motorcycle crash. GBI investigating Calhoun man’s death. Busy weekend guide. Rain returns tonight.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: 19 injured in Floyd school bus crash, all minor injuries. Rome man killed in motorcycle crash. GBI investigating Calhoun man’s death. Busy weekend guide. Rain returns tonight.

  LATEST HEADLINES Today’s updates from Floyd, Bartow and Polk County Jails. MORNING REPORT Updated: 19 people, including students and drivers, suffer minor injuries in head-on crash involving Floyd County School bus and vehicle on Calhoun Road. Driver of vehicle charged with DUI of drugs. Bus crash A 43-year-old Rome man dies after his motorcycle strikes… Read more

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Updated: 19 people, including students and drivers, suffer minor injuries in head-on crash involving Floyd County School bus and vehicle on Calhoun Road. Driver of vehicle charged with DUI of drugs.

Updated: 19 people, including students and drivers, suffer minor injuries in head-on crash involving Floyd County School bus and vehicle on Calhoun Road. Driver of vehicle charged with DUI of drugs.

A Floyd County School bus and a 2004 Buick LaSabre collided in a head-on crash in the 2400 block of Calhoun Road on Wednesday afternoon just after 3 p.m. According to Trooper Bowden with Georgia State Patrol, the Buick, driven by Mandy Coast, age 33 of Rome, was traveling north on Calhoun Road when she… Read more

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A 43-year-old Rome man dies after his motorcycle strikes a tree in the Pocket area of Gordon County.

A 43-year-old Rome man dies after his motorcycle strikes a tree in the Pocket area of Gordon County.

A 43-year-old Rome man was killed Wednesday afternoon after his motorcycle left the roadway striking a tree along Pocket Road in Gordon County. Deputy Coroner Kristy Nicholson identified the deceased as Nathan Michael Holt. No one else was involved in the crash. Earlier report: From WEBS Radio: A motorcycle wreck reported in the 2000 block… Read more

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GBI and Calhoun Police investigating suspicious death of 47-year-old man, however, foul play no longer suspected after autopsy points to heart attack.

GBI and Calhoun Police investigating suspicious death of 47-year-old man, however, foul play no longer suspected after autopsy points to heart attack.

  Latest from The City of Calhoun Police Department: Chief Tony Pyle said that the results of the autopsy point to signs of a heart attack that claimed the life of 47-year-old James Balston on Tuesday. While some facts initially led investigators to believe Mr. Balston’s death could have been the result of a homicide, Chief Pyle… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s Alexander Greene selected to represent state at journalism conference. Berry College student selected for medical school.

Education: Darlington’s Alexander Greene selected to represent state at journalism conference. Berry College student selected for medical school.

Darlington School’s Alexander Greene (‘20) has been selected to represent the state of Georgia at the 2019 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference, June 14 – 20, 2019. The annual conference program targets rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.” Deeply involved… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly cloudy, high near 80 today. Rain moves in this evening into Friday, up to half-inch or more possible.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Partly cloudy, high near 80 today. Rain moves in this evening into Friday, up to half-inch or more possible.

  OUTLOOK Partly sunny today with 30% rain this afternoon increasing to 70% overnight. There is a chance of thunderstorms late tonight into Friday, but no severe weather is expected. There is a 50% rain chance Friday and clearing for the weekend. FORECAST Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Partly… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves edge Lakewood, 1-0. Open four game homestand against Kannapolis tonight. Updates on GHSA Baseball, Soccer and Tennis tournaments. Rome High hosts Wolf Nation 5K on Saturday.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves edge Lakewood, 1-0. Open four game homestand against Kannapolis tonight. Updates on GHSA Baseball, Soccer and Tennis tournaments. Rome High hosts Wolf Nation 5K on Saturday.

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.   BASEBALL Rome Braves edge Lakewood, 1-0. Game release: The Rome Braves averted a sweep at the hands of the Lakewood BlueClaws Wednesday afternoon as their two young infielders provided a late offensive spark to deliver a 1-0 victory in the series… Read more

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Photo Gallery: Rome Blanks Lakewood 1 to 0. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

Photo Gallery: Rome Blanks Lakewood 1 to 0. Photos by Mills Fitzner.

ABOUT THESE PHOTOS: Below please find the latest photos from the Rome Braves courtesy of photographer Mills Fitzner. Please click on each image to make it larger. Mills has been taking photos at State Mutual Stadium since 2008 and has been a season ticket holder since the inaugural year in 2003. Earlier seasons’ photos. Contact him… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John Andrew Beard, Mr. Floyd Franklin “Frank” Gentry, Sr. and Mr. Van Edward Spivey

Obituaries: Mr. John Andrew Beard, Mr. Floyd Franklin “Frank” Gentry, Sr. and Mr. Van Edward Spivey

Mr. John Andrew Beard, 41, of Austell, Georgia passed away, Thursday, April 18, 2019. Services for Mr. Beard will be Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 445 East 14th street SW, Rome, Georgia 30161. Rev. Terrell M. Shields delivering the eulogy. He will lie in-state from 12:00 noon until… Read more

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