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Developing: Trooper, suspect hospitalized after exchanging fire on I-75 in Bartow County; trooper expected to be OK. GBI to investigate.

Developing: Trooper, suspect hospitalized after exchanging fire on I-75 in Bartow County; trooper expected to be OK. GBI to investigate.

    From the Georgia State Patrol, 1:45 p.m. “During a traffic stop on I-75 southbound near exit 293 in Bartow County, a trooper and violator exchanged fire. Both the trooper and violator were transported to a local hospital. GBI has been requested and will be handling the investigation.” Cartersville Medical Center: Both the suspect and… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office. Old Havana moves to downtown Cartersville. What If comics in West Rome closing. Latest local jobs reports. Strong advance voting in Floyd, Bartow so far. Your guide to a packed weekend.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office. Old Havana moves to downtown Cartersville. What If comics in West Rome closing. Latest local jobs reports. Strong advance voting in Floyd, Bartow so far. Your guide to a packed weekend.

    LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years. Business Jobs: Labor force… Read more

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Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years.

Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union opens second Cartersville office, this one on the west side. Old Havana Cigar moves to downtown Cartersville near Blue Sky. What If comics closing in West Rome after four years.

As the picture states, the second Cartersville office of Coosa Valley Credit Union is now open. The office is at 15 Walnut Grove Road, off Old Mill and West Avenue. The office includes 7,000 square feet under roof and compliments the credit union’s other Cartersville site at 1149 N. Tennessee St. Old Havana Cigar Co. has… Read more

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Jobs: Labor force here up by 300 jobs vs. September 2017 but down that much from the previous month. State jobless rate drops to 3.7%, lowest since May 2001.

Jobs: Labor force here up by 300 jobs vs. September 2017 but down that much from the previous month. State jobless rate drops to 3.7%, lowest since May 2001.

Local jobs climb by 300 vs. September 2017, drop by 300 vs. previous month: Another mixed bag of employment reports today as the local job market climbed to 41,400 jobs in September, 300 more than the same month last year. But the jobs total also dropped by 300 vs. August’s report of 41,700 positions here, the… Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: BooFest, chili cookoff, bluegrass and folk festival in Cartersville, more events. Plus: High school, college football.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: BooFest, chili cookoff, bluegrass and folk festival in Cartersville, more events. Plus: High school, college football.

  The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. To be included, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com. Ware Mechanical Weather Summary: “Iffy” weekend with showers possible Friday night and Saturday. Highs near 68. Sunday, sunny and cooler, 63. FRIDAY BooFest at the YMCA’s Grizzard Park will… Read more

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Campaign watch:  1,737 advance votes so far in Floyd; 1,862 in Bartow County.  League of Women Voters meets tonight. Friday: Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams due in Rome, Cartersville.

Campaign watch: 1,737 advance votes so far in Floyd; 1,862 in Bartow County. League of Women Voters meets tonight. Friday: Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams due in Rome, Cartersville.

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is scheduled to be in Rome on Friday afternoon as part of her “We Are Georgia.” It is part of an early vote rally set for 2:30-3 p.m. at Schroeder’s New Deli at 406 Broad St. (courtyard)  and is hosted by the Floyd County Democratic Party. This will… Read more

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Hurricane Michael relief: Rome Braves collecting donations. RomeGaCares buys 600 relief buckets that need your help to fill. Bartow County Fire Department seeks assistance for Miller County. Gordon County Schools join relief effort. Polk Chamber aiding South Georgia counterparts.

Hurricane Michael relief: Rome Braves collecting donations. RomeGaCares buys 600 relief buckets that need your help to fill. Bartow County Fire Department seeks assistance for Miller County. Gordon County Schools join relief effort. Polk Chamber aiding South Georgia counterparts.

  At the request of the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch is sending six truckloads – more than 300,000 cans – of emergency canned drinking water to communities in Florida and Georgia for Hurricane Michael relief. Once again, the Cartersville brewery has paused beer production to can drinking water for those in need following a natural… Read more

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Buzz: Berry Chief of Staff Debbie Heida named a ‘Pillar of the Profession.’ 2018 Strike Out Child Abuse is Nov. 6. Cartersville’s Christmas Parade is Dec. 6; sign up online.

Buzz: Berry Chief of Staff Debbie Heida named a ‘Pillar of the Profession.’ 2018 Strike Out Child Abuse is Nov. 6. Cartersville’s Christmas Parade is Dec. 6; sign up online.

  The National Association of Student Affairs Administrators has named Berry College Chief of Staff Debbie Heida a “Pillar of the Profession” for her service to students and higher education. Each year, the organization recognizes a series of distinguished individuals who have served as leaders, teachers, and scholars in student affairs and higher education. Each individual… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 70 today, 63 on Sunday. Low Monday morning: 39 degrees. Half-inch of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: High of 70 today, 63 on Sunday. Low Monday morning: 39 degrees. Half-inch of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

  OUTLOOK Cooler days ahead and a wet Saturday morning, early afternoon; probably a half inch of rain. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. East wind around 5 mph. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. East wind around 5 mph.… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Coosa vs. Model football game shifts to Oct. 25. Big record for Rome High’s Jamious Griffin. Latest high school softball updates; volleyball playoffs start Saturday.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Coosa vs. Model football game shifts to Oct. 25. Big record for Rome High’s Jamious Griffin. Latest high school softball updates; volleyball playoffs start Saturday.

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 SCHOOL FOOTBALL Model vs. Coosa game moves up to Thursday, Oct. 25: The game at Model had been set for a week from Friday but the date has been changed — and has a 7 p.m. start time. Repeat:… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Elizabeth Carol Boyer Sumner.

Obituaries: Mrs. Pearline Alphonse, Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, Elizabeth Carol Boyer Sumner.

Rev. Charles Rufus Dodson, age 73, of Rome, Georgia made a peaceful transition on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family. Home going services for Rev. Charles R. Dodson will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 1 p.m. at  Christ Temple Holiness Church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr.… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Bojangles, Martha Berry, 100. Domino’s, East Rome, 97. BARTOW Cartersville Elementary School, 91. Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, 91. GORDON Hardee’s, Calhoun, 82. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Friday’s MegaMillions’ jackpot is mega indeed: Now at $970 million.  No Powerball winner Wednesday so that jackpot grows to $430 million Saturday.

Friday’s MegaMillions’ jackpot is mega indeed: Now at $970 million. No Powerball winner Wednesday so that jackpot grows to $430 million Saturday.

Powerball: No winners Wednesday night; Saturday jackpot swells to $430 million. Two tickets had four numbers and the Powerball, each winning $50,000. No winner in Tuesday’s MegaMillions drawing so Friday’s jackpot soars to $970 million: That jackpot will be another record for the MegaMillions drawing. It has grown since July 27 and has rolled 24 times (meaning… Read more

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Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Crimewatch: Continuing updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

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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Business: More changes on Broad Street — Cotton Block building sells; arcade, antique shops opening down in 200 block.

Business: More changes on Broad Street — Cotton Block building sells; arcade, antique shops opening down in 200 block.

111 BROAD ST. Cotton Block sale: The storefront/left combination at 111 Broad St. in the Cotton Block of downtown Rome sold on Tuesday. Maureen Martin purchased the spot for $399,000; Debra McDaniel of Toles, Temple & Wright had the list. Martin resides upstairs while the ground floor is leased to World Finance and that lease… Read more

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Politics: What are Floyd, Bartow voters to do about House District 14 seat on advance, general election ballots? Plus: Coomer submits resignation from House, effective Oct. 31.

Politics: What are Floyd, Bartow voters to do about House District 14 seat on advance, general election ballots? Plus: Coomer submits resignation from House, effective Oct. 31.

  Some voters in eastern and southeastern Floyd County and a big part of Bartow County aren’t sure about what to do when they come to the box for state House District 14 on their advance ballots. Christian Coomer, the Republican incumbent, was unopposed for re-election in the primary and in the Nov. 6 general… Read more

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Education: Darlington’s Jack Eady named commended student by National Merit Scholarship Program. Elm Street’s Greenway honored. Grant to help Rome Schools identify possible child abuse victims.

Education: Darlington’s Jack Eady named commended student by National Merit Scholarship Program. Elm Street’s Greenway honored. Grant to help Rome Schools identify possible child abuse victims.

Ashley Greenway has been awarded for her work in teaching math and science. Greenway was named as a 2018 finalist for the Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She is a first-grade teacher at Elm Street Elementary and she traveled to the Georgia Department of Education where she was recognized by State… Read more

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