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CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

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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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Calhoun rolls 45-21 over Ridgeland at Barron Stadium. Rome hosts Marietta updates.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Calhoun rolls 45-21 over Ridgeland at Barron Stadium. Rome hosts Marietta updates.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Direct link to 11 Alive’s Facebook Live coverage Calhoun opens 3A title defense with solid win over Ridgeland: After a 14-14 tie at halftime, Calhoun converts a huge third quarter into a 45-21 win over Ridgeland to open the Corky Kell… Read more

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Bartow Sheriff’s Office ‘following up on hundreds of leads’ in searching for identity of murdered woman whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office ‘following up on hundreds of leads’ in searching for identity of murdered woman whose remains were found at the Bartow County Landfill.

Thursday afternoon: Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is  following up on hundreds of leads in efforts to identify the female found at the landfill on Monday.  We want to clarify that we do not know for certain the accuracy of the facial drawing the GBI assisted us with. The tattoo we provided (below) is… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report Extra: Todd Brooks named director of athletics at Oglethorpe University.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Extra: Todd Brooks named director of athletics at Oglethorpe University.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Here’s a headline that’s already being loudly applauded in the Northwest Georgia sports community. Todd Brooks, who served two stints as athletics director at Berry College — including the past school year where the Vikings had an exceptional year in sports… Read more

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Business: Henderson & Sons Funeral Home purchases Oaknoll Chapel in West Rome.

Business: Henderson & Sons Funeral Home purchases Oaknoll Chapel in West Rome.

  Henderson & Sons Funeral Home is growing again. Barry Henderson joined us Thursday morning on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to announce the family has purchased Miller & Richards Oaknoll Chapel Funeral Home at 2542 Shorter Ave. in West Rome. You can hear the interview by clicking the SoundCloud feature… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Murder investigation expanding as authorities try to identify woman who’s remains were found at Bartow landfill. Spirit Halloween ‘possessing’ former Toys R Us. Rome v. Marietta, Calhoun v. Ridgeland tonight at Barron Stadium. Your guide to a busy weekend. Another scorcher on the way.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Murder investigation expanding as authorities try to identify woman who’s remains were found at Bartow landfill. Spirit Halloween ‘possessing’ former Toys R Us. Rome v. Marietta, Calhoun v. Ridgeland tonight at Barron Stadium. Your guide to a busy weekend. Another scorcher on the way.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Business: Henderson & Sons Funeral Home purchases Oaknoll Chapel in West Rome. Henderson & Sons Todd Brooks named director of athletics at Oglethorpe University. Latest updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT GBI artist creates composite… Read more

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Business: Spirit Halloween to haunt the former aisles of Toys R Us off Martha Berry this season.

Business: Spirit Halloween to haunt the former aisles of Toys R Us off Martha Berry this season.

Spirit Halloween’s pop up store is moving into the recently closed home of Toys R Us at 2780 Martha Berry Highway with the only such store in Northwest Georgia so far this season.  Recruitment is under way for those looking for season work. No details yet on when the store will open and what the… Read more

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Floyd Police Chief Mark Wallace helps The Christian Science Monitor put a face on the changing demands of recruiting law officers — and what could be ahead.

Floyd Police Chief Mark Wallace helps The Christian Science Monitor put a face on the changing demands of recruiting law officers — and what could be ahead.

  In Tuesday’s online edition of The Christian Science Monitor, a familiar face and name are used to tell a story about the changing trends of law enforcement. The traditional pressures remain — so-so pay, hours that jostle even the most liberal balance of work and family, basic expenses and a very dangerous job overall.… Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: ‘Evening of Culture’ debuts. Tillman run/walk.  Health Initiative for Men and Women. Harbin’s Walk With a Doc returns. Paradise Garden ‘art trail.’ Boot camp basics. Allman Brothers’ ‘Tribute.’ Bakes goods, backyards in Bartow.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: ‘Evening of Culture’ debuts. Tillman run/walk. Health Initiative for Men and Women. Harbin’s Walk With a Doc returns. Paradise Garden ‘art trail.’ Boot camp basics. Allman Brothers’ ‘Tribute.’ Bakes goods, backyards in Bartow.

Hometown Headlines’ Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. Below please find some of the key events for this Friday through Sunday. To be included in future editions, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com.  WEATHER Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Somewhat of a weekend washout brewing, starting… Read more

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Jobs: State’s unemployment rate dips to 15-year low while local jobs down 200 positions last month, first-time jobless claims rise.

Jobs: State’s unemployment rate dips to 15-year low while local jobs down 200 positions last month, first-time jobless claims rise.

Local work force: A good news/bad news mix on jobs from July. There were 700 more jobs here in July of this year vs. the same month in 2017. However, there was a 200-job dip from the June report, the first decrease reported in 2018. First-time jobless claims by county: Floyd: 452, up from the… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dress lightly for tonight’s Corky Kell Classic; it will be hot. Friday, bring an umbrella to the other games.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Dress lightly for tonight’s Corky Kell Classic; it will be hot. Friday, bring an umbrella to the other games.

  OUTLOOK The big concern is heat tonight for the Corky Kell Classic football games at Barron Stadium — the heat index will by 97 at the 5:30 p.m. kickoff between Calhoun and Ridgeland — and rain on Friday as other local teams begin the 2018 high school season. We’re looking at a half inch… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Hot opening night for high school football: Calhoun vs. Ridgeland; Rome vs. Marietta. What to know. Plus: Rome Braves release 2019 schedule. On the field: Braves slammed by Lakewood Wednesday night, 7-2.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Hot opening night for high school football: Calhoun vs. Ridgeland; Rome vs. Marietta. What to know. Plus: Rome Braves release 2019 schedule. On the field: Braves slammed by Lakewood Wednesday night, 7-2.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOLS   Rome, Calhoun ready for separate games in Corky Kell Classic at Barron Stadium this evening. Tickets are on sale today, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Barron Stadium. Advance tickets: $12; at the gate this evening, $17. For more:www.corkykell.com #1Rome… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Alfred Roger Mitchell, Mrs. Ruby Frances McLean Sorrow.

Obituaries: Mr. Alfred Roger Mitchell, Mrs. Ruby Frances McLean Sorrow.

Mrs. Ruby Frances McLean Sorrow, age 90, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Sorrow was born in Spalding County, Georgia on February 15, 1928, daughter of the late George Martin McLean and the late Beatress Rodgers McLean. She was also preceded in death by her husband,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Hampton Inn, breakfast, 97. M.J.’s Cafe, Shannon, 87. Shannon Dinner, 82. LongHorn, 87. Firehouse Subs, 100. BARTOW No restaurant reports. GORDON Open Frame, Calhoun, 93. America’s Best Inn, breakfast, 100. Panda Express, Calhoun, 95. POLK Meadow Lakes Golf Course, 97. CHATTOOGA Chattooga County Nutrition Center,  93. Read more

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