Woman charged with murder, arson, other counts in death of 24-year-old Rockmart man.

Woman charged with murder, arson, other counts in death of 24-year-old Rockmart man.

Media release: Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have been conducting an investigation into what was originally dispatched as a vehicle fire that occurred at 2172 Vinson Mountain Crossing in  Rockmart on Aug. 26, 2019. Through the course of the investigation, it was… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Six weeks in, Animal Control ‘trying everything we can’ to catch dog pack. Prime time for Harvest Moon; new owners for Sweet Pickles. August home sales soar. Two more days of ‘high heat.’

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Six weeks in, Animal Control ‘trying everything we can’ to catch dog pack. Prime time for Harvest Moon; new owners for Sweet Pickles. August home sales soar. Two more days of ‘high heat.’

  LATEST HEADLINES Woman charged with murder, arson, other counts in death of 24-year-old Rockmart man. MORNING REPORT Six weeks after first attack, wild dog packs continue to roam Between the Rivers, East Rome neighborhoods. Here’s what Animal Control and police have done — and what is happening next. Dog pack Dining: Harvest Moon is the… Read more

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Six weeks after first attack, wild dog packs continue to roam Between the Rivers, East Rome neighborhoods. Here’s what Animal Control and police have done — and what is happening next.

Six weeks after first attack, wild dog packs continue to roam Between the Rivers, East Rome neighborhoods. Here’s what Animal Control and police have done — and what is happening next.

  Staff arrived at Saint Mary’s Catholic School on the first day of classes last month to find a small deer stuck in a gate — and mauled. A few days later, a second deer carcass was found on the playground. On several occasions now — including as late as midday Monday — parents say… Read more

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Dining: Harvest Moon is the star of a segment of Atlanta Eats now online. New owners for Sweet Pickles Cafe on Broad Street.

Dining: Harvest Moon is the star of a segment of Atlanta Eats now online. New owners for Sweet Pickles Cafe on Broad Street.

  The Atlanta Eats profile on Harvest Moon in downtown Rome is now posted. Around five-and-a-half-minutes long, host Steak Shapiro (a longtime Atlanta sports jock) spends time with founder Ginny Kibler, general manager Steve Smith, a bunch of customers and one of the chefs who deserves his own show — “I know good food is good… Read more

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Business: Boom month for Rome Realtors with 23.1% jump in total sales; slower in Bartow, Gordon. Development authority meets today; legislative briefing is Wednesday.

Business: Boom month for Rome Realtors with 23.1% jump in total sales; slower in Bartow, Gordon. Development authority meets today; legislative briefing is Wednesday.

    August was a busy month for the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: Overall sales (closings) last month jumped to 128, up 23.1 percent from August 2018. Some of the other stats from the month were just as positive: The average sales price was $193,000, up 28.1 percent. New listings were up 15.3 percent… Read more

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Newscast: Dog attacks: Animal Control’s response and what’s next. Prime time for Harvest Moon. Break in the heat this week. Rant: Story lines for TV coverage of dog attacks.

Newscast: Dog attacks: Animal Control’s response and what’s next. Prime time for Harvest Moon. Break in the heat this week. Rant: Story lines for TV coverage of dog attacks.

   -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. Tuesday’s first headlines include: Six weeks after first attack, wild dog packs continue to roam Between the Rivers, East Rome neighborhoods. Here’s what Animal Control and police have done — and what is happening next. Harvest Moon is the star of a segment… Read more

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Buzz: Citizens of Georgia Power/Plant Bowen chapter donate $37,000 to Bartow’s Relay for Life from clay shoot. 4 area students to advise state schools chief.  Oak Hill freebie is Saturday — but you’ll need to do a little work first.

Buzz: Citizens of Georgia Power/Plant Bowen chapter donate $37,000 to Bartow’s Relay for Life from clay shoot. 4 area students to advise state schools chief. Oak Hill freebie is Saturday — but you’ll need to do a little work first.

  The Citizens of Georgia Power – Plant Bowen chapter hosted the annual clay shoot on Friday in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Bartow County. More than 120 shooters participated in the event at the Floyd County Wild Life Club in Rome and raised over $37,000. Relay for Life of Floyd… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After another sizzling 99 on Monday, a bit cooler today: 96. Good news: Mid 80s by Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After another sizzling 99 on Monday, a bit cooler today: 96. Good news: Mid 80s by Thursday.

  OUTLOOK Fall officially begins next Monday, Sept. 23, and it can’t get here fast enough. Or at least the cooler weather. Monday’s high was 99 in Rome and Cartersville vs. an average of 83 for this time of year.  The record: 100 degrees set in 1927. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 96. Heat… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: A little cooler for Friday’s high school football games. ESPN’s Game Day due at UGA-Notre Dame Saturday. Berry football notes.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: A little cooler for Friday’s high school football games. ESPN’s Game Day due at UGA-Notre Dame Saturday. Berry football notes.

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 NOTES Berry Football update: Defense had a huge Saturday. After a 34-9 victory over LaGrange College on Saturday, the Berry College football team jumped to No. 13 in the latest D3football.com Top-25. With the win, Berry improved to 2-0… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mrs. Marion Holden Burnett, Carol Ann Holloway Carter, Mr. Aubra Lee Davis, Mr. Stephen Joe Little, Mr. Barry Kent McCurley, Mr. James Alfred Smith, Berta Hurley Weber, 102.

Obituaries:  Mrs. Marion Holden Burnett, Carol Ann Holloway Carter, Mr. Aubra Lee Davis, Mr. Stephen Joe Little, Mr. Barry Kent McCurley, Mr. James Alfred Smith, Berta Hurley Weber, 102.

Mrs. Marion Holden Burnett, age 95, of Rome, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Burnett was born in Pittsfield, MA on January 24, 1924, the daughter of the late Wallace Herbert Holden and the late Mable Roberts Holden. She worshipped her Lord for 66 years at St. Mary’s… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday.

FLOYD Cave Spring School, 100. Georgia School for the Deaf, 100. Shorter University, 91. Starbucks, 100. Hawks Nest, 90. BARTOW No reports. 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… Read more

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State Patrol: Investigation continues into single-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 late Saturday that saw Cedartown resident ejected.

State Patrol: Investigation continues into single-vehicle accident on U.S. 27 late Saturday that saw Cedartown resident ejected.

From the Georgia State Patrol: Vehicle no. 1, a late model Ford Explorer, was traveling south on U.S. 27 in the inside lane of travel.  It began to rotate counter clockwise, picking up on the two driver-side wheels.  The vehicle struck the guardrail with its undercarriage continuing south.   The Explorer then began to flip, ejecting… Read more

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Dining: Dos Bros Fresh Mexican Grill targets late September opening. Crawdaddy’s parks food truck for now. Aventine’s preview. Shannon restaurant for sale.

Dining: Dos Bros Fresh Mexican Grill targets late September opening. Crawdaddy’s parks food truck for now. Aventine’s preview. Shannon restaurant for sale.

  With the hash tag #thebrosarecoming, the folks behind Dos Bros Fresh Mexican Grill off Shorter Avenue are teasing a late September opening. That’s right on target with the guestimate from one of the chain’s founders in an interview with Hometown Headlines around three months ago (background). Hiring is under way with this information from… Read more

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Rome Business Group building through referrals, relationships with twice-monthly meetings.

Rome Business Group building through referrals, relationships with twice-monthly meetings.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Over the last five years, the Rome Business Group has been growing local businesses by building relationships, educating each other and exchanging referrals.  Now with 35 members, each representing a different business category in Rome, the RBG hopes to increase its membership by the end of the year. President Moriah Medina, with… Read more

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‘One Table’ draws crowd for community dinner bridging races, cultures of Rome and Floyd County. 12 photos.

‘One Table’ draws crowd for community dinner bridging races, cultures of Rome and Floyd County. 12 photos.

            >>Link to 47 additional photos. One Community United’s ‘One Table’ draw a crowd that spans the Oostanaula River. The 2019 edition of One Table along the Chief John Ross Pedestrian Bridge in Downtown Rome drew area residents from all corners for a community dinner Sunday evening. Proceeds from the… Read more

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