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Isakson on Trump-Putin press conference: ‘I support the assessment of the intel community and the bipartisan Senate intel Committee findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.’

Isakson on Trump-Putin press conference: ‘I support the assessment of the intel community and the bipartisan Senate intel Committee findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.’

  Georgia’s senior U.S.senator is standing with the intelligence community following President Trump’s statements about no Russian meddling in the 2016 president election. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., posted the above Tweet Monday evening following Trump’s comments that enraged both parties. He was standing with Vladimir Putin when he said the doubts there was any Russian interference.… Read more

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Reminder: Mass casualty drill set for 7 until 11 a.m. today at State Mutual Stadium. Organizers ask public to avoid the area.

Reminder: Mass casualty drill set for 7 until 11 a.m. today at State Mutual Stadium. Organizers ask public to avoid the area.

  Media release: Floyd Medical Center will take part in an emergency response drill at State Mutual Stadium today conducted by Floyd Emergency Management Agency. Other participating agencies include Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County E-911, Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Rome Braves, among others. The drill will begin at approximately at… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves rained out Monday, play two today beginning at 12:05 p.m. Honors for Rome High swimmers.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves rained out Monday, play two today beginning at 12:05 p.m. Honors for Rome High swimmers.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Rome Braves game vs the Augusta GreenJackets was a rainout Monday night. They’ll wrap the series today with a double header beginning at 12:05 p.m. Each game will last seven innings. Coverage on 99.5 The Jock and 995thejock.com Next: In Augusta, today at 12:05 p.m. Off… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Marcus Andrew Jr., James Clarence Cash Sr., Mrs. Annie Mae Gibson Suits.

Obituaries: Mr. Marcus Andrew Jr., James Clarence Cash Sr., Mrs. Annie Mae Gibson Suits.

  Mrs. Annie Mae Gibson Suits, age 67, of Lindale, passed away on Saturday evening, July 14, 2018, at her residence. Mrs. Suits was born in Rome, GA on November 18, 1950, daughter of the late Faye Boyd Gibson and the late Myrtle Evelyn Pierson Gibson Plemmons.  She was also preceded in death by her… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD Barnes & Noble, 96. Lovejoy Community Services, 95. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA McDonald’s, Summerville, 76. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Dempsey to auction ‘ranch’ at the center of sensational McIver murder trial. Missing Floyd woman recovering. Autopsy in Calhoun case. Bartow inmate sentenced in bizarre hit man case. Big day of advance voting Monday. More storms possible today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Dempsey to auction ‘ranch’ at the center of sensational McIver murder trial. Missing Floyd woman recovering. Autopsy in Calhoun case. Bartow inmate sentenced in bizarre hit man case. Big day of advance voting Monday. More storms possible today.

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. Since July 1, the Georgia State Patrol has issued 511 citations regarding the Hands Free Law. MORNING REPORT Dempsey Auction Co. hired to sell ‘The Ranch,’ the heart of one of… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storm threat continues this afternoon.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storm threat continues this afternoon.

THE LATEST No advisories as of 5:15 p.m. but the storm system continues to move into Floyd and Bartow counties. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report FORECAST Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after… Read more

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Bartow County Jail inmate gets 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife — for cash and two Atlanta Hawks tickets.

Bartow County Jail inmate gets 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife — for cash and two Atlanta Hawks tickets.

  Media release: Michael McEarchern has been sentenced for attempting to hire someone to kill his ex-wife, promising $10,000 and two Atlanta Hawks basketball tickets as payment for the murder. “McEarchern was serious about having his ex-wife killed and provided $800 as a down payment for her murder,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “The… Read more

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Missing Floyd County woman found alive; minor injuries.

Missing Floyd County woman found alive; minor injuries.

  THE LATEST Jeanne Betz, missing since Sunday afternoon and found Monday morning, was found in a wooded area not too far from where she stays in southern Floyd County near Booger Hollow Road, says Floyd County Police spokesman Jerome Poole. She was dehydrated, had bug bites and a few scraped up a bit when… Read more

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Calhoun Police identify body found off Kirby Road as missing Calhoun man; GBI autopsy scheduled. ‘Natural causes’ suspected with second person found dead Sunday.

Calhoun Police identify body found off Kirby Road as missing Calhoun man; GBI autopsy scheduled. ‘Natural causes’ suspected with second person found dead Sunday.

From Calhoun Police, Monday, noon: “On Sunday July 15, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m., deputies with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office contacted Calhoun Police in reference to a body being discovered in a wooded area off Kirby Road.  Deputies had searched the area over the weekend after receiving a missing person’s report. “Police detectives along… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Missing woman found alive. Calhoun Police identify body; order GBI autopsy. Churches, community groups helping kids in need with school supplies. Emergency drill set for Tuesday morning. Thatcher’s barbecue hopes to open in Summerville by summer’s end. Final week to vote in advance of July 24 runoff.

Heritage First Headlines: Missing woman found alive. Calhoun Police identify body; order GBI autopsy. Churches, community groups helping kids in need with school supplies. Emergency drill set for Tuesday morning. Thatcher’s barbecue hopes to open in Summerville by summer’s end. Final week to vote in advance of July 24 runoff.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST UPDATES -Missing woman in Floyd County found, alive. -Calhoun Police identify body found Sunday as missing Calhoun man; GBI autopsy scheduled. -Reports from the Floyd County, Bartow County, Polk County jails. MORNING UPDATE Education: Local churches, groups helping families in need with… Read more

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Education: Local churches, groups helping families in need with school supplies and other items as students prepare to return to class. What you can do, too.

Education: Local churches, groups helping families in need with school supplies and other items as students prepare to return to class. What you can do, too.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net In less than a month, local students will return to the classroom. The start of the school year can be a big expense for families with the purchase of school supplies, backpacks, lunchboxes, new clothes and shoes among the necessities. Locally, there are many families who struggle to purchase school supplies… Read more

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