Category Archives: Bartow

Georgia Highland’s economic impact was $149.2 million in 2016, up $30 million from the 2014 report.

Georgia Highland’s economic impact was $149.2 million in 2016, up $30 million from the 2014 report.

Media release: The University System of Georgia recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $16 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was more than $149 million. The USG report is for Fiscal Year 2016 and is conducted by the Selig… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Dining: Starbucks rising at LakePoint; celebrating 4 years of #eatweird. Pepperell home opener moves to Berry. Storms possible later today. Feeling lucky? Tonight’s Powerball jackpot at $700 million.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Dining: Starbucks rising at LakePoint; celebrating 4 years of #eatweird. Pepperell home opener moves to Berry. Storms possible later today. Feeling lucky? Tonight’s Powerball jackpot at $700 million.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Man shot four times in Bartow County early this morning. Details Pedestrian dies in accident in Rockmart. Fatality Georgia Highland’s economic impact was $149.2 million in 2016, up $30 million from the 2014 report. MORNING EDITION Dining & Drink: LakePoint’s Starbucks taking shape. #eatweird:… Read more

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Man shot four times in Bartow County early this morning.

Man shot four times in Bartow County early this morning.

Media release: Bartow County Emergency Medical Service flew out an 18-year-old male from Valley View off of Red Comb. The victim had four gunshot wounds: Left thigh, left shoulder, left mouth cheek. A small caliber weapon was involved. The shooting happed around 2 this morning. Read more

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Pepperell High moves home opener vs. Pickens High to Valhalla at Berry College on Sept. 1.

Pepperell High moves home opener vs. Pickens High to Valhalla at Berry College on Sept. 1.

On radio: Pepperell High School Principal Jamey Alcon will join us at 7:40 this morning on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm to talk about the Sept. 1 game. Media release: Floyd County Schools’  authorized personnel met with the contractor and owner of Sports Turf Company Inc. (Sports… Read more

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Dining & Drink: LakePoint’s Starbucks taking shape. #eatweird: Jamwich celebrates 4 years. #eatdifferent: Vietnamese at Harvest Moon tonight. Update on Rock ‘n Roll. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Dining & Drink: LakePoint’s Starbucks taking shape. #eatweird: Jamwich celebrates 4 years. #eatdifferent: Vietnamese at Harvest Moon tonight. Update on Rock ‘n Roll. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Giggity’s Sports Bar & Grill is hiring at 227 Broad St. Open jobs include cook, bartender, server, and dish washer. D.J. Rickman will be there today and Thursday from 2 until 4 p.m. Giggity’s will open soon in the former Curlee’s Fish House site. Rickman also is looking for a cook/cashier at the Lowe’s Country… Read more

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Health: Discussions in Cedartown, Rome to focus on the warning signs of adolescent suicide, where to get help.

Health: Discussions in Cedartown, Rome to focus on the warning signs of adolescent suicide, where to get help.

Media release: Willowbrooke at Floyd has organized free community educational events in Floyd and Polk counties in September to help parents, teachers and families learn more about recognizing the warning signs of adolescent suicide and where to get help. “Our biggest hopes for anyone who attends is for them to feel empowered, to know what… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain on the way; low 80s by Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Rain on the way; low 80s by Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Thunderstorms will become more numerous Wednesday ahead of a cold front that will move across the region. A few of these storms could be strong to severe with the main threats being frequent lightning, strong to damaging gusty winds and locally heavy rain. FORECAST Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 5pm. Partly sunny,… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves get 5-1 series opener vs. Legends. Dragons will open home season at Berry’s Valhalla stadium. Softball updates. 26th Annual Ridge Ferry Invitational is Saturday.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves get 5-1 series opener vs. Legends. Dragons will open home season at Berry’s Valhalla stadium. Softball updates. 26th Annual Ridge Ferry Invitational is Saturday.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL Pepperell High moves home opener vs. Pickens High to Valhalla at Berry College on Sept. 1. Dragons John McClellan’s high school picks: Solid wins by Rome, Cartersville, Darlington; Calhoun to fall to Dalton.  McClellan Georgia High School Football Daily: Friday’s Rome-Harrison game… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  FLOYD DOMINO’S PIZZA  510 SHORTER AVE NW ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: August 22, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A ETOWAH LANDING HEALTH & REHABILITATION (Food Service Inspections) 809 S BROAD ST ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: August 22, 2017 Score: 91, Grade: A JANDY’S FROZEN YOGURT-BASE  715 TURNER MCCALL BLVD ROME, GA 30165 View… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Dennis Wayne Arp, Kenneth Lynn Moore, Mrs. Betty Sue Lemming Parnell.

Obituaries: Mr. Dennis Wayne Arp, Kenneth Lynn Moore, Mrs. Betty Sue Lemming Parnell.

Mrs. Betty Sue Lemming Parnell, age 80, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at her residence. Mrs. Parnell was born in Rome, Georgia on May 8, 1937, daughter of the late Clifford Lee Lemming and the late Lucy Viola Beam Lemming. She was also preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Police and Polk County Jail.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail, Cartersville Police and Polk County Jail.

Floyd County Jail reports:  4 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report Wednesday Cartersville Police Department Monday: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5  Bartow County Jail report -How to check the Bartow jail log: Click ADCOCK, JANICE DUANNE White Female 5′ 2″ 140.0 lbs AIKENS, CHRISTY GREENE Yes White Female… Read more

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Georgia Highlands announces summer president’s, dean’s lists.

Georgia Highlands announces summer president’s, dean’s lists.

Georgia Highlands College has announced students named to the 2017 summer President’s List and Dean’s List. To achieve President’s List status, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and attain a minimum of nine semester hours of credit. To make Dean’s List students must complete a minimum of nine semester hours and achieve at… Read more

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Polk County investigator misses Aug. 12 $356 million Powerball jackpot by one number; collects $50,000. Tonight’s jackpot: $700 million.

Polk County investigator misses Aug. 12 $356 million Powerball jackpot by one number; collects $50,000. Tonight’s jackpot: $700 million.

As tonight’s Powerball jackpot soars past $700 million, Pamelia Holland, 57,  of Cedartown already has claimed some prize money. Holland won $50,000 from the Aug. 12 Powerball drawing after purchasing her first ticket. Winning numbers from the Aug. 12 drawing were: 20-24-26-35-49 and the Powerball was 19. She had picked four of the winning number… Read more

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Cartersville Police: Fleeing suspect now faces multiple charges.

Cartersville Police: Fleeing suspect now faces multiple charges.

Media release: On Aug. 16, 2017 at approximately 3 a.m., officers observed a white male, later identified as Mr. Brandon Sewell, 19 Bradford Drive SW, Cartersville, in an area of closed businesses wearing dark clothing. The officers attempted to make contact with Mr. Sewell, who fled on bicycle then ran, and was found to be… Read more

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