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Updated: Model High senior dies in traffic accident; grief counselors to be at school Wednesday.

Updated: Model High senior dies in traffic accident; grief counselors to be at school Wednesday.

From Floyd County Schools: “The Model High School community suffered a tragic loss today when senior Caleb Keller passed away following a car accident. It is a very sad day for us all. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Model community go out to all of those affected by this tragedy. Caleb’s presence will… Read more

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Updated: Commission passes parking plan by 5-4 vote despite calls for critical tweaks, taking incremental steps. New: clip of Craig McDaniel’s plan assessment; link to entire parking discussion.

Updated: Commission passes parking plan by 5-4 vote despite calls for critical tweaks, taking incremental steps. New: clip of Craig McDaniel’s plan assessment; link to entire parking discussion.

TUESDAY UPDATE Above please see a clip of City Commissioner Craig McDaniel’s assessment of the downtown parking plan as well as related issues such as parking deck safety and upkeep as well as needed signage. McDaniel announced his intent to vote against the plan and chided the commission and the city for failing to act… Read more

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Snapshot of today’s vote in Floyd County; precincts open until 7 p.m. What you need to know about voting, sample ballots and other updates.

Snapshot of today’s vote in Floyd County; precincts open until 7 p.m. What you need to know about voting, sample ballots and other updates.

Updates on Voting / Interviews with the judicial candidates / Sample ballots Time to vote: Precincts open  until 7 p.m. Don’t know where to vote? Go to the Secretary of State’s office and click the My Voter Page or call the elections office in your county. Weather forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: 5-4 commission vote for paid parking on Broad Street. Primary vote today until 7 p.m.; results here tonight. Two more exits from Shorter’s sports program. Cartersville-Jefferson 5A baseball showdown goes to game three. 60% rain chance today; watching the tropics.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: 5-4 commission vote for paid parking on Broad Street. Primary vote today until 7 p.m.; results here tonight. Two more exits from Shorter’s sports program. Cartersville-Jefferson 5A baseball showdown goes to game three. 60% rain chance today; watching the tropics.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Just updated: Adding audio clip of Craig McDaniel’s comments from Monday’s vote on downtown parking. Just added: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday. Latest reports from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Parking plan passes… Read more

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Class of 2018: Busy week ahead for Floyd, Gordon and Polk County graduations. Baccalaureate services Wednesday for Pepperell.

Class of 2018: Busy week ahead for Floyd, Gordon and Polk County graduations. Baccalaureate services Wednesday for Pepperell.

THE LATEST Busy week ahead for Floyd, Polk and Gordon county schools. Baccalaureate services tonight for Model and Wednesday for Pepperell. Graduation ceremonies set for Friday and Saturday. FLOYD COUNTY Armuchee High School – Graduation May 25 at 7 p.m. Coosa High School – Graduation – May 26 at 2:30 p.m. Model High School – Graduation – May 26 at… Read more

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Education:  18 Rome High grads also passed their CNA exams. Three veteran Georgia Highlands staffers retiring. Good showing by Berry math team.

Education: 18 Rome High grads also passed their CNA exams. Three veteran Georgia Highlands staffers retiring. Good showing by Berry math team.

This past Saturday, Rome High School awarded 18 graduates who are ready for work, as these students passed the Certified Nursing Assistant exam after years of instruction. To be eligible for the CNA exam students had to meet academic criteria and put in 116 hours of class and lab time.  “For this program to benefit… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About a quarter inch of rain possible on this election day; keeping an eye on potential trouble in the tropics.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About a quarter inch of rain possible on this election day; keeping an eye on potential trouble in the tropics.

  OUTLOOK We’re watching another system entering the Gulf of Mexico as Northwest Georgians begin their summer vacation trips or plan getaways for Memorial Day weekend. For the latest, please click here. FORECAST Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 1pm and 2pm, then showers and… Read more

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Two more Shorter sports officials — the women’s basketball coach and associate athletics director/business and communication — leave The Hill.

Two more Shorter sports officials — the women’s basketball coach and associate athletics director/business and communication — leave The Hill.

  The revolving door at Shorter University Athletics continues to spin, with as many as 30 exits since March 2015. Gone after one year as head coach of the women’s basketball team is Dawn Brown as she’s been named assistant coach at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla., a D-1 school. Brown’s only season with the… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Cartersville, Jefferson split opening double-header in 4A high school baseball showdown; deciding game Wednesday at State Mutual. Darlington girls atop A-Private golf in state finals; Rome player tied for first place in 5A. Rome Braves pounded in Lexington. Weekly soccer updates. More changes for Shorter Hawks’ sports.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Cartersville, Jefferson split opening double-header in 4A high school baseball showdown; deciding game Wednesday at State Mutual. Darlington girls atop A-Private golf in state finals; Rome player tied for first place in 5A. Rome Braves pounded in Lexington. Weekly soccer updates. More changes for Shorter Hawks’ sports.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL/GHSA Baseball Tournament: Class 4A: Cartersville, Jefferson will play the third and deciding game for the 4A state baseball championship on Wednesday at State Mutual Stadium. In game one, the Purple Hurricanes fell 5-4. In game two, Cartersville roared back for a… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. James Malcolm Hunter.

Obituaries: Mr. James Malcolm Hunter.

Mr. James Malcolm Hunter, age 77, of Cave Spring, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at a local hospital. Mr. Hunter was born in Bartow County, Georgia on January 12, 1941, son of the late Foster Hunter and the late Ida Burgess Hunter.  He was also preceded in death by a sister and two… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday

FLOYD Ms. Nellie’s Road Dogs of the South -Base: 100 -Mobile unity: 100 BARTOW Cheeseburger Bobby’s, Cartersville, 100. Krystal, Emerson, 86 Wes Man’s, 87 GORDON Denny’s, Resaca, 83. POLK McDonald’s, Rockmart, 80. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Crimewatch: Reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police, updated up to five times daily.

Crimewatch: Reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police, updated up to five times daily.

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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Updated:  West End Grill, former Sonny’s, closes. After 40 years, Gardner says he’s ready for a chance of pace, other opportunities.

Updated: West End Grill, former Sonny’s, closes. After 40 years, Gardner says he’s ready for a chance of pace, other opportunities.

  MONDAY EVENING We received these comments from restaurant owner Curtis Gardner on Monday afternoon: “As you’re aware, we transitioned our concept to West End Grill this past March.  After operating West End Grill for a few months, I decided after being in the business for over 40 years I was eager for a change… Read more

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