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Bartow County EMS: Five people injured in separate accidents Monday afternoon.

Bartow County EMS: Five people injured in separate accidents Monday afternoon.

  From Bartow County Emergency Medical Service: EMS — with numerous other agencies — responded to an accident Monday afternoon on I-75 southbound near mile marker 305. Upon EMS arrival, the crew found a vehicle that bystanders stated had rolled over three times before coming to a stop. The first crew on the scene requested… Read more

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Floyd Schools: There’s still time to register for the new year beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Floyd Schools: There’s still time to register for the new year beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Media release: If you missed new student registration held at the central office of Floyd County Schools this summer, you still have another opportunity. The next new student registration will be held at each local school during the following dates and times. County students return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 2:   New student registration… Read more

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Wait. What? Ballenger’s replaced by now-open Dollar General in suburban Gore.

Wait. What? Ballenger’s replaced by now-open Dollar General in suburban Gore.

  Our iPhone cameras were ready on Saturday afternoon as we made the commute from Rome en route to Little River Escape on the Georgia-Alabama line for a tiny house tour and paddle board excursion. We feared the worst — that the former Ballenger homestead/store that Herb and his mother made famous would be so… Read more

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As a busy back-to-school season begins, here are additional options for family meals-to-go, including Rome’s original, Two Can Do, to Doug’s Downtown Deli as well as area stores and restaurants.

As a busy back-to-school season begins, here are additional options for family meals-to-go, including Rome’s original, Two Can Do, to Doug’s Downtown Deli as well as area stores and restaurants.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net The lazy days of summer are nearly over as most local students head back to class later this week or next. Families will be resuming their busy schedules, shuffling to work, school and extracurricular activities. With families strapped for time, dinners around the table are sometimes traded for the drive-through. But… Read more

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Buzz: Ledbetters begin work on retail center in Panama City. Tomato Festival returns to downtown Cartersville Saturday. Extra hours to shop at outlets this weekend. And gas prices climbing again.

Buzz: Ledbetters begin work on retail center in Panama City. Tomato Festival returns to downtown Cartersville Saturday. Extra hours to shop at outlets this weekend. And gas prices climbing again.

Ledbetters begin work on Bay City Point in Panama City Beach: Previous reports have put a Cracker Barrel and a Chick-fil-A in the retail mix Ledbetter Properties is creating.  News Herald. The Ledbetters describe Bay City Point is a 200,000-square-foot development strategically located in the heart of Panama City, FL at the heavily trafficked intersection of… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves give up 19 hits in 8-0 loss to Delmarva; rematch tonight at 7. Updated high school football notes. Atlanta Falcons practice schedule.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves give up 19 hits in 8-0 loss to Delmarva; rematch tonight at 7. Updated high school football notes. Atlanta Falcons practice schedule.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   ROME BRAVES Rome Braves lit up by Delmarva, 8-0 off 19 hits. Media release:  The Delmarva Shorebirds (17-12) banged out 19 hits and shutout the Rome Braves (11-16) 8-0 Sunday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium before 1,145 fans. Rain came with one out in the… Read more

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Remembering Mrs. Shirley Ann Stroud Chisolm.

Remembering Mrs. Shirley Ann Stroud Chisolm.

Mrs. Shirley Ann Stroud Chisolm, age 73, of Rome passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening, July 22, 2017, at her home. Mrs. Chisolm was born on March 26, 1944 in Rome, GA, daughter of the late William “Bill” T. Stroud and the late Hildred Owens Stroud. Prior to retirement, she was associated with West Point Pepperell… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ballenger’s gives way to an up-and-running… Dollar General. More meal-to-go options for busy families. Ledbetters growing again. Not quite as hot but just as miserable today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ballenger’s gives way to an up-and-running… Dollar General. More meal-to-go options for busy families. Ledbetters growing again. Not quite as hot but just as miserable today.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail and Polk County Jail. MORNING EDITION Wait. What? Ballenger’s replaced by now-open Dollar General in suburban Gore. Ballenger’s As a busy back-to-school season begins, here are additional options for family meals-to-go, including Rome’s original, Two Can… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After another heat index of 101 today, more of the same due Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After another heat index of 101 today, more of the same due Tuesday.

Monday’s weather: Another heat index in triple digits — 101 degrees — with an actual high of 93.   YOUR FORECAST Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind. Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm… Read more

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Bartow County EMS: Three hurt, one critically, in accident on U.S. 411 near Hamilton Crossing.

Bartow County EMS: Three hurt, one critically, in accident on U.S. 411 near Hamilton Crossing.

  From Bartow County Emergency Medical Service: Sunday afternoon, EMS along with other agencies responded to a two-vehicle accident at U.S. 411 and Hamilton Crossing Road. EMS had two ambulances respond. The crews quickly assessed all patients and requested Air Life 5 be en route for a male with severe head and chest trauma. The male… Read more

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Saint Mary’s Catholic School students pledge to shave heads to support classmate with cancer

Saint Mary’s Catholic School students pledge to shave heads to support classmate with cancer

  For anyone battling cancer, the support of family and friends is crucial, especially if one fighting the disease is a child. Over the last few months, Saint Mary’s Catholic School fifth-grader Grady Smith has watched as his friend and fellow classmate, Harrison Rozier, battle leukemia. Grady decided he needed to do something to help… Read more

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Back to School calendar: When classes start for area schools–some return this Friday.

Back to School calendar: When classes start for area schools–some return this Friday.

  When school starts: Summer vacation is in its final hours for local students as Rome City Schools start back to class this Friday. Floyd County resumes classes next Wednesday, Aug. 2. Teachers will be back this week preparing for the new school year and many schools are holding orientation, registration and other preparations for the upcoming year.… Read more

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