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Gordon Sheriff: 78-year-old man faces multiple charges, accused of being a ‘major methamphetamine distributor.’ Also: $40,000 in meth seized by investigators.

Gordon Sheriff: 78-year-old man faces multiple charges, accused of being a ‘major methamphetamine distributor.’ Also: $40,000 in meth seized by investigators.

    From Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: In early September, the Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into reports of the large-scale distribution of methamphetamine. As a result of this investigation, Julius Robert Boswell, 78, also known as “Pops,”of 143 Pioneer Drive, has been arrested on multiple counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine. Boswell… Read more

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Georgia DOT: 10.8-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in Bartow County to be repaved for $3.2 million.

Georgia DOT: 10.8-mile stretch of U.S. 41 in Bartow County to be repaved for $3.2 million.

From Georgia DOT: Work could begin soon on resurfacing U.S. 41 in Bartow County. Georgia DOT recently awarded a contract to C.W. Matthews Contracting Co.. of Marietta valued at $3,227,367 for a construction project to resurface a portion of the highway in Bartow County. The project includes 10.820 miles of milling, inlay and plant mix… Read more

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Business: New York Times takes a closer look at surging youth sports complexes across the country, including LakePoint in Emerson

Business: New York Times takes a closer look at surging youth sports complexes across the country, including LakePoint in Emerson

Under the headline, ‘The Youth Sports Megacomplex Comes to Town, Hoping Teams Will Follow,’ The New York Times tracks the appeal of large sports campuses such as LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson and why they’ve become so popular. Overall, they’ve grown to become a $5 billion per year industry. Complete story Some key takeaways from the… Read more

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Business: Next round of openings around Cartersville’s sizzling Main Street just about ready: Chick-fil-A, Discount Tire by October; urgent care early next year.

Business: Next round of openings around Cartersville’s sizzling Main Street just about ready: Chick-fil-A, Discount Tire by October; urgent care early next year.

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Like son, like father? Pastor Ken Coomer declares for House District 14 seat being vacated by son, Christian, who’s been appointed to state Court of Appeal.

Like son, like father? Pastor Ken Coomer declares for House District 14 seat being vacated by son, Christian, who’s been appointed to state Court of Appeal.

    We’ve seen children replace their parents in elected office, even spouses named to the unexpired terms of their mates. But this one is a first: A father running to replace his son in the state House of Representatives. Ken Coomer, the pastor of Adairsville Church of God and one of the dominant players… Read more

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Health: Life expectancy comparison shows Northwest Georgia lower than state, national averages. Best local score: 76.9 in the 30165; lowest score, 71.7 years in Cedartown.

Health: Life expectancy comparison shows Northwest Georgia lower than state, national averages. Best local score: 76.9 in the 30165; lowest score, 71.7 years in Cedartown.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Life expectancy at an English Avenue neighborhood address, in a low-income section of Atlanta, is 63.6 years. But less than 10 miles away, an address in the affluent Margaret Mitchell area of Atlanta, named after the famous writer, has a life expectancy of 87.2 years. Such startling variations commonly… Read more

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Education: 160 colleges, universities pack Darlington’s annual College Fair Monday. Two authors with ties to Georgia Northwestern release new books. 4-H’ers cook up a storm.

Education: 160 colleges, universities pack Darlington’s annual College Fair Monday. Two authors with ties to Georgia Northwestern release new books. 4-H’ers cook up a storm.

  Some 160 colleges and universities were on Darlington’s campus Monday, Sept. 17, for the school’s annual College Fair in the Huffman Athletic Center.  “We are so fortunate that all of these colleges recognize Darlington’s reputation and are willing to travel all the way to Rome, Ga., just to visit with our students,” said Sam Moss,… Read more

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Buzz: Honors for Berry’s ‘eagle lady,’ Dr. Renee Carleton. Harbor House: Thanks to Roman Rumble runners, supporters. Wax Road traffic update. Development Authority meets this morning.

Buzz: Honors for Berry’s ‘eagle lady,’ Dr. Renee Carleton. Harbor House: Thanks to Roman Rumble runners, supporters. Wax Road traffic update. Development Authority meets this morning.

  Berry College Associate Professor of Biology Renee Carleton recently received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She was selected by her alma mater because of her outstanding achievements and her service in and out of the classroom. Carleton’s research focuses on diseases in birds and has been… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s, low 90s at least through Sunday. Normal high this time of year: 83.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s, low 90s at least through Sunday. Normal high this time of year: 83.

  OUTLOOK Heat streak continues with afternoon highs six or more degrees above normal for this time of year (83 degrees). Drier conditions are expected today and Wednesday. The chance for scattered thunderstorms will return on Thursday and Friday. FORECAST Tuesday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Weekly soccer report. Another Rome High football player up for honors from USA Today. Updates from Berry College.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Weekly soccer report. Another Rome High football player up for honors from USA Today. Updates from Berry College.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Weekly soccer report: The YMCA Arsenal Rome Select soccer teams had a stormy weekend. They posted a 5-9-1 record to make it 9 wins, 15 losses, and 6 ties for the season. The B’06 (U13) III-Yellow tied the Three Rivers Athletic… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Samuel Carter Jr., Mr. Michael Paul Farr, Mrs. Bobbie Frances Landry, Mrs. Betty Sue Williams Martin, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, Robert Jeffery Stansell, Blanche Sworden.

Obituaries: Mr. Samuel Carter Jr., Mr. Michael Paul Farr, Mrs. Bobbie Frances Landry, Mrs. Betty Sue Williams Martin, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, Robert Jeffery Stansell, Blanche Sworden.

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, age 87, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Rogers was born in Lindale, Georgia on July 23, 1931, daughter of the late General Jefferson Grogan and the late Odessa Sartin Grogan.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Grogan. Mrs. Rogers was… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD Armuchee Elementary, 100 Armuchee Middle, 91 Coosa Middle, 96. Coosa High, 100. New China Buffet, 81. Pepperell Elementary, 100. Pepperell Middle, 100. Provino’s, 90. Tang’s, 93. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK Checker’s, Cedartown, 98. Jefferson’s,  Cedartown, 96. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Gordon sheriff: Wife in serious condition following Monday morning shooting; husband charged with aggravated assault.

Gordon sheriff: Wife in serious condition following Monday morning shooting; husband charged with aggravated assault.

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston: At about 4:45 a.m. Monday, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence at 1172 Midway Road near the Resaca community in response to a report of a shooting/domestic disturbance. Deputies arrived to find a 51-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her face/head. She was removed… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint part of a boom in youth sports hubs. First candidate to replace Coomer in the state House is his dad. Updates on Main Street openings in Cartersville. Life span study: 30165 residents live longer.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint part of a boom in youth sports hubs. First candidate to replace Coomer in the state House is his dad. Updates on Main Street openings in Cartersville. Life span study: 30165 residents live longer.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Traffic headaches on Turner McCall begin as paving gets under way. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT: Business: New York Times takes a closer look at surging youth sports complexes across the country, including… Read more

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Power restored to more than 1,000 customers following accident Monday afternoon in Summerville.

Power restored to more than 1,000 customers following accident Monday afternoon in Summerville.

Georgia Power restored power to 1,021 customers in Summerville following a bizarre traffic accident. (outage map). The Summerville News reports that: Update 2:30pm— A Coors beer truck driver and passenger are trapped inside the delivery truck that hit a downtown power pole. Georgia Power is turning off all power in the area to get the… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: A year later, relatives, colleagues to honor slain Polk Detective Kristen Hearne. Don Neo’s opens on Broad Friday. Follow Parker Systems’ crews into Florence’s aftermath. RomeGaCares opens at 10 a.m. John McClellan’s high school football picks; latest rankings. Falcons win. Georgia no. 2 in Top 25.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: A year later, relatives, colleagues to honor slain Polk Detective Kristen Hearne. Don Neo’s opens on Broad Friday. Follow Parker Systems’ crews into Florence’s aftermath. RomeGaCares opens at 10 a.m. John McClellan’s high school football picks; latest rankings. Falcons win. Georgia no. 2 in Top 25.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trail. Remembrance Don Neo Tacos & Elotes opens in… Read more

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One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trial.

One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trial.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been nearly a year since Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne was ambushed outside of Cedartown in rural Polk County. As the two suspects charged in her murder await trial, loved ones and co-workers still struggle to cope with her death. To remember her life of service, a number… Read more

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Don Neo Tacos & Elotes opens in downtown Rome on Friday as the popular West Rome food truck adds expanded menu, service.

Don Neo Tacos & Elotes opens in downtown Rome on Friday as the popular West Rome food truck adds expanded menu, service.

  Friday opening for Don Neo Tacos & Elotes at 330 Broad St. You know you’re doing something right when the demand at your food truck is strong enough to support a rare move to adding a brick-and-mortar restaurant as well. It’s been successfully done by Dereck and Chef Joan Brady at Crawdaddy’s while a few… Read more

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