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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Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Significant weather advisory for Polk until 7:15 p.m. Road closures due to high water. Rainfall at 3.35 inches in just three hours.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center alert: Significant weather advisory for Polk until 7:15 p.m. Road closures due to high water. Rainfall at 3.35 inches in just three hours.

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR POLK…NORTHERN HARALSON AND WESTERN PAULDING COUNTIES UNTIL 715 PM EDT… AT 646 PM EDT…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS OVER FELTON, OR 7 MILES NORTH OF BUCHANAN…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 10 MPH. HAZARD…FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND HEAVY RAIN. IMPACT…LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE’S LEADING KILLERS. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE… Read more

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U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson discharged from D.C. hospital, to enter inpatient rehab at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson discharged from D.C. hospital, to enter inpatient rehab at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Media release: U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was discharged today from George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and will enter an inpatient rehabilitation program at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Isakson was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Tuesday, July 16, after falling in his D.C. apartment and suffering four fractured ribs. Isakson… Read more

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12:40 p.m. update: US 27 North reopened in Armuchee (between Lynn and Duggar Drive) after morning shutdown with downed power lines on roadway.

12:40 p.m. update: US 27 North reopened in Armuchee (between Lynn and Duggar Drive) after morning shutdown with downed power lines on roadway.

12:40 p.m. update: Floyd County Police report US 27 North is now re-opened.  Previous report: From Floyd E-911: U.S. 27 North near Lynn Drive and Duggar Drive in Armuchee (north of Mount Berry Mall) is shutdown in both directions as of 10:45 a.m. with downed power lines across the road. Georgia Power crews are on… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. Cartersville EMT, substitute teacher charged with child molestation. Latest updates on Downtown parking. Weekend guide. More rain for weekend.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. Cartersville EMT, substitute teacher charged with child molestation. Latest updates on Downtown parking. Weekend guide. More rain for weekend.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Cartersville EMT, substitute teacher charged with four counts of child molestation, other crimes. Arrested After two months of operation, zero public data from the city’s license plate reading sedan. Plus: Update on parking fine revenues since downtown parking changes. Parking Weekend! presented by… Read more

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Cartersville EMT, substitute teacher charged with four counts of child molestation, other crimes. Bartow County Schools immediately terminated his contract.

Cartersville EMT, substitute teacher charged with four counts of child molestation, other crimes. Bartow County Schools immediately terminated his contract.

Update from Bartow County Schools: On July 19, 2019, the Bartow County School System immediately terminated Bryan Somers as a contracted substitute teacher following notification of his arrest by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. He will no longer be eligible to obtain employment opportunities with the school system moving forward. Media release: According to Sheriff Clark… Read more

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After two months of operation, zero public data from the city’s license plate reading sedan. Plus: Update on parking fine revenues since downtown parking changes.

After two months of operation, zero public data from the city’s license plate reading sedan. Plus: Update on parking fine revenues since downtown parking changes.

We have some updates today on parking in downtown Rome, pegged to two watermark events. At issue: The initial impact of extended “free parking” on downtown streets from two to three hours effective May 20 (including a rollback of enforcement hours to 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday). The use of the new license plate… Read more

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Druck Report: Social media pioneer Carol Morgan on why Facebook is critical to the success of your business (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, too).

Druck Report: Social media pioneer Carol Morgan on why Facebook is critical to the success of your business (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, too).

Carol Morgan of Denim Marketing of Cartersville was among the first to champion Facebook as a critical tool for her clients. In this interview with Hometown Headlines’ John Druckenmiller, Morgan — in plain English and no ‘tech talk’ — shares why your business needs a frequent post on Facebook to help it grow. Carol, the… Read more

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Buzz: Two job fairs next week in Rome; Census and county government. Chieftains’ Low Country Boil & Barbecue is Aug. 9. Sweet Cocoon staging Lip Sync Battle. 4-Hers learn about banking.

Buzz: Two job fairs next week in Rome; Census and county government. Chieftains’ Low Country Boil & Barbecue is Aug. 9. Sweet Cocoon staging Lip Sync Battle. 4-Hers learn about banking.

  Two job fairs next week; details courtesy of the Northwest Georgia Career Depot: Census Bureau Job Fair. Wednesday, July 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Georgia Department of Labor’s Rome Career Center, 462 Riverside Parkway. Census Taker positions are available; full- and part-time positions available. All positions are temporary. Starting at $14 per hour plus mileage. Floyd County… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain today, Sunday looks to be light; temperatures in the low 90s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain today, Sunday looks to be light; temperatures in the low 90s.

  OUTLOOK Scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms are expected through at least Tuesday, with some decrease in chances possible over north Georgia Wednesday and Thursday. Any storms will again have the potential for strong gusty winds, frequent lightning and very heavy rain. FORECAST Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves top Asheville, 4-1, to stay in first place of Southern Division. Rematch tonight at Asheville.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Rome Braves top Asheville, 4-1, to stay in first place of Southern Division. Rematch tonight at Asheville.

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 top Asheville, 4-1.  Media release: The Braves got terrific pitching, led by starter RHP Alan Rangel, and defeated the Asheville Tourists 4-1 on Friday, keeping them in first place in the Southern Division. Rangel spun 6 innings and allowed only… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Charles Allen Burke, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Echols, Mrs. Nancy F. Jacks, Mr. Charles Edward Young.

Obituaries: Mr. Charles Allen Burke, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Echols, Mrs. Nancy F. Jacks, Mr. Charles Edward Young.

Mr. Charles Allen Burke, age 67, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at a local hospital.Mr. Burke was born in Cartersville, Georgia on August 25, 1951, son of Barbara Louise Tillery Burke and the late John Henry Burke.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Karen Wynette Thomas Burke, and… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Friday.

FLOYD MI ALAZAN 2 CENTRAL PL ROME, GA 30161 Last Inspection Score: 80 BARTOW STURK’S WINGS AND THINGS (MOBILE) 18 CLEAR PASS ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 Last Inspection Score: 100 STURK’S WINGS & THINGS (BASE) 18 CLEAR PASS ADAIRSVILLE, GA 30103 Last Inspection Score: 100 GORDON BOWMAN’S RESTAURANT & CATERING 868 COUNTY LINE RD RESACA, GA… Read more

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Traffic: This could get messy around the Ledbetter interchange this weekend. New: Photos from the area. Also: Issues with I-75 southbound.

Traffic: This could get messy around the Ledbetter interchange this weekend. New: Photos from the area. Also: Issues with I-75 southbound.

Media release: The Georgia Department of Transportationis advising motorists in Floyd County of a detour off US 27 North at the bridge over SR 20, scheduled for this weekend, to accommodate work on rehabilitating the bridge at this location.  Starting Saturday morning, the bridge on US 27 North over SR 20 West will be closed and traffic will be detoured off… Read more

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Dining: Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill opens in Summerville; latest stop for family fueled regional chain.

Dining: Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill opens in Summerville; latest stop for family fueled regional chain.

  Photos courtesy of the city of Summerville Thatcher’s Barbecue & Grill has had Summerville in its sights for at least 18 months if not longer. For a community still dealing with the loss of hometown favorite Armstrong’s, just any ‘cue and stew wouldn’t do. At the same time, the small regional chain founded by John… Read more

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