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Love Library Express won’t push downtown location — but operators are searching for other sites.

Love Library Express won’t push downtown location — but operators are searching for other sites.

  Story lines: Drew Haynes won’t continue the battle to open The Love Library Express on Tribune Street, citing city’s rush of new ordinances to prevent its opening. Another location for the Express is being scouted in North Georgia. The original store on Shorter Avenue remains in full service. Media release: The Love Library Express,… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern awarded  $2.1 million federal grant. ‘Strengthening Institutions Program’ targets improved academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility to ‘better serve lower-income students, boost graduation rates.’

Education: Georgia Northwestern awarded $2.1 million federal grant. ‘Strengthening Institutions Program’ targets improved academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility to ‘better serve lower-income students, boost graduation rates.’

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College received a $2.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education called the Strengthening Institutions Program  to improve academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility. The five-year grant is intended assist eligible higher education institutions to become more self-sufficient and expand capabilities to better serve lower-income students and boost… Read more

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UPDATED — Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Analysis shows Rome High’s John Reid was the second highest paid football coach in the state in 2017-18; Cartersville’s Joey King was no. 6; Pepperell High’s Rich Hurst was no. 39 at just over $100,000 a year. Latest high school baseball results and schedules.

UPDATED — Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Analysis shows Rome High’s John Reid was the second highest paid football coach in the state in 2017-18; Cartersville’s Joey King was no. 6; Pepperell High’s Rich Hurst was no. 39 at just over $100,000 a year. Latest high school baseball results and schedules.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Update to our coaches’ salaries stories: Hometown Headlines asked both city and county school leaders for comment Monday evening on the First Coast News report. Tuesday morning, Floyd County Schools‘ provided the following updates on the salaries and stipends for their… Read more

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Business: Jamie Tallent named president, chief executive officer of River City Bank.

Business: Jamie Tallent named president, chief executive officer of River City Bank.

  Media release: River City Bank announces that Jamie Tallent has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of the bank and its parent company, RCB Financial Corp.  Tallent succeeds Roger Smith who retired Feb. 28. As President and CEO, Tallent will be responsible for strategic direction and operational performance of the company.  “River City… Read more

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Business: Debbie Davis joins Greater Community Bank as loan operations manager. Rome Floyd Development Authority meets this morning.

Business: Debbie Davis joins Greater Community Bank as loan operations manager. Rome Floyd Development Authority meets this morning.

  The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank is pleased to announce Debbie Davis has joined the bank as Loan Operations Manager. With 30-plus years of loan operations experience, Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the bank. She possesses the leadership skills necessary for effective workflow and loan processing management. Davis served as… Read more

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Time to vote: Alcohol measures on Cave Spring ballot today; SPLOST vote before Chattooga County residents.

Time to vote: Alcohol measures on Cave Spring ballot today; SPLOST vote before Chattooga County residents.

  Reminder: Vote today in Cave Spring: The special vote, for registered voters in the city only, asks these questions: Whether to authorize the city issue licenses for the package sale of distilled spirits. Whether to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink. Whether to permit and… Read more

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Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

Buzz: More honors for Floyd County 4-H. Northwest Georgia Region 1 Emergency Medical Services Council cites four area EMS workers. Latest Friends of the Library silent auction.

  Floyd County 4-H competed in the Northwest District Project Achievement contest held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center on March 8-10.  Project Achievement is a public speaking, performing arts and food preparation competition where 4-H’ers choose a topic of interest and present a speech, perform or prepare a food item.  They are also required to submit… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Freeze warning through 10 a.m. and then a high of 57. A bit warmer on Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Freeze warning through 10 a.m. and then a high of 57. A bit warmer on Wednesday.

  OUTLOOK The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 2 until 10 this morning as temperatures drop to 29 to 32 degrees. Freezing temperatures could damage or kill sensitive vegetation and affect early-bloom crops. FORECAST Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming northeast… Read more

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Services set for Mike Ragland: Calling hours Tuesday at Henderson & Son’s South Chapel; funeral Wednesday at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church.

Services set for Mike Ragland: Calling hours Tuesday at Henderson & Son’s South Chapel; funeral Wednesday at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church.

  Local historian, author, columnist and retired major with the Rome Police Department, Michael David Ragland, age 73, of Cave Spring, passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at a Cedartown hospital. Mike was born in Lindale, Georgia, on June 6, 1945, son of the late Harry Ragland and the late Georgia Greene Ragland. … Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. William Paul Etchison, Robert Henson Mixon.

Obituaries: Mr. William Paul Etchison, Robert Henson Mixon.

Mr. William Paul Etchison, age 78, of Summerville, Ga., transitioned March 17, 2019. Complete arrangements will follow at a later date. F. K. Jones Funeral Home. Robert Henson Mixon was born on May 20, 1939 and passed away on March 14, 2019. Daniel’s Funeral Home.   Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday. 72 for plant cafeteria in Rome.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Monday. 72 for plant cafeteria in Rome.

FLOYD Kaleido Sno, Rome, 100. Regional Youth Detention Center, 100.2 for p Taco Bell, Turner McCall, 100. Lowe’s Country Kitchen, Shannon, 100. Almost Famous, Kellogg’s plant, Rome. 72. Previous: 100 on Aug. 21; 74 on Aug. 18. 1-2A Violation of Code: [511-6-1.03(2)(a)-(l)(n)(o)] Person incharge lacks awareness in key areas of risk factor contol or good retail practices… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Jamie Tallent named president, CEO of River City Bank. Rome’s Reid, Cartersville’s King among top paid football coaches in Georgia in 2017-18. Services tonight, Wednesday for Mike Ragland.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Jamie Tallent named president, CEO of River City Bank. Rome’s Reid, Cartersville’s King among top paid football coaches in Georgia in 2017-18. Services tonight, Wednesday for Mike Ragland.

LATEST HEADLINES Morning updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Jamie Tallent named president, chief executive officer of River City Bank. Tallent Business: Debbie Davis joins Greater Community Bank as loan operations manager. Rome Floyd Development Authority meets this morning. Business Time to vote: Alcohol measures on Cave Spring ballot today; SPLOST vote… Read more

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Two charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault following Bartow County home invasion.

Two charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault following Bartow County home invasion.

  Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man and woman with multiple charges after an attempted home invasion on March 11. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, on March 11 just before 1 p.m., a female resident at an East Pleasant Valley Road address called 911 reporting that a man was outside… Read more

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Harbin Clinic’s Leprechaun-a-Thon updates: Race results and link to 157 additional photos.

Harbin Clinic’s Leprechaun-a-Thon updates: Race results and link to 157 additional photos.

Below please find the top finishes in each category. For complete results, please click here. 5K TOP FEMALES OVERALL based on Gun Elapsed time 1 441 ALI PATRICK 19:30:25.94 19:30:25.94 19:53:29.15 23:03.21 23:03.21 28 F 5k 5K TOP MALES OVERALL based on Gun Elapsed time 1 659 CHRISTOPHER SPATE 19:30:25.94 19:30:25.94 19:50:25.66 19:59.72 19:59.72 16… Read more

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From condominiums and apartments to townhouses, more than 100 units coming to three sites in downtown Rome, offering unique living options.

From condominiums and apartments to townhouses, more than 100 units coming to three sites in downtown Rome, offering unique living options.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Over the next 18-20 months, an infusion of more than 100 condominiums, apartments and town houses are scheduled to be available in downtown Rome, giving several options for upscale living on or near Broad Street. The first project is nearing completion in the heart of downtown while foundation work is… Read more

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