Category Archives: Bartow

School safety: Chattooga teen charged with disruption of public schools in Tuesday case. Gordon Central student charged with a felony; deputies cite threats to ‘shoot up’ school. Bartow Schools: No shooting at Woodland High; extra officers on duty Thursday. Cass also beefs up security.

School safety: Chattooga teen charged with disruption of public schools in Tuesday case. Gordon Central student charged with a felony; deputies cite threats to ‘shoot up’ school. Bartow Schools: No shooting at Woodland High; extra officers on duty Thursday. Cass also beefs up security.

Two 16-year-olds in Gordon, Chattooga counties face charges in separate school threats. Extra officers will be at Woodland High following false social media reports of a Wednesday shooting there. Chattooga investigating a second threat.  Plus a look at reports from area schools since the Parkland, Fla., shootings.  Release from Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader via… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Organizers of the Moms Demand Action rally in Atlanta expected 200 people Wednesday; more than 1,500 joined the demonstration.

Georgia Health News: Organizers of the Moms Demand Action rally in Atlanta expected 200 people Wednesday; more than 1,500 joined the demonstration.

On radio: Nancy Edwards of Rome, who attended Wednesday’s Moms Demand Action rally in Atlanta, will join us at 8:40 a.m. Thursday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm By Andy Miller Georgia Health News A gun control advocacy group says it was expecting about 200 people at a Wednesday rally… Read more

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Bartow sheriff:  Man in his 80s found dead from apparent gunshot wound in Kingston; investigation continuing.

Bartow sheriff: Man in his 80s found dead from apparent gunshot wound in Kingston; investigation continuing.

Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of a reported shooting. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, just before 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, Bartow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a Norton Road residence (Kingston) to a reported shooting. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a male in his 80s had been shot and… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updated five times daily; reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Updated five times daily; reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police.

About this report: We update this report around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These… Read more

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Latest Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Model girls advance to elite eight with huge win tonight. Weekly soccer column returns plus high school soccer rankings — Coosa no. 2, Pepperell no. 5, Rome no. 7, Cartersville no. 9.

Latest Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Model girls advance to elite eight with huge win tonight. Weekly soccer column returns plus high school soccer rankings — Coosa no. 2, Pepperell no. 5, Rome no. 7, Cartersville no. 9.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Congratulations to the Model Lady Blue Devils as they move on to the 2A Elite 8 by defeating Callaway 71-25. Next game: Tuesday, Feb. 27, vs. Dodge County. SPORTS BUZZ The YMCA’s Arsenal Rome B13 team won the Gold Division championship of the Atlanta… Read more

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Updated: Hufstetler joins Deal, others in outlining income tax reductions.

Updated: Hufstetler joins Deal, others in outlining income tax reductions.

WEDNESDAY UPDATE Media reelase: State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, R-Rome, along with Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, House Speaker David Ralston, representatives and senators from across Georgia recently announced two bills aimed at reducing the state’s income tax percentage and saving taxpayer dollars. This is the largest single tax cut in Georgia for individuals… Read more

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The Rev. Billy Graham dies at age 99.

The Rev. Billy Graham dies at age 99.

  One of the most prominent religious figures of the 20th Century and into this era has died. The Rev. Billy Graham has died at age 99. He passed this morning after battling multiple illnesses, including cancer. You can find more online, starting with the Associated Press. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Aftermath: From talks about school safety enhancements to another threat on a local campus. As heart month continues, how cutting edge cardiac care grew in Northwest Georgia. Warmer days ahead — maybe storms, too.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Aftermath: From talks about school safety enhancements to another threat on a local campus. As heart month continues, how cutting edge cardiac care grew in Northwest Georgia. Warmer days ahead — maybe storms, too.

  First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING EDITION A day that started with one school system discussing safety enhancements ends with another dealing with ‘threatening’ message found on campus. All of Tuesday’s local updates. Aftermath Business: Mathis True Value… Read more

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A day that started with one school system discussing safety enhancements ends with another dealing with ‘threatening’ message found on campus. All of Tuesday’s local updates.

A day that started with one school system discussing safety enhancements ends with another dealing with ‘threatening’ message found on campus. All of Tuesday’s local updates.

  As the first week following the shootings that left 17 dead at Douglas High in Parkland, Fla., closed, our community continued to cope with its aftermath and what’s next. Even as one school system looked for options to expand student safety, another in our area was investigating a “threatening” message found in a campus… Read more

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Business: Mathis True Value now open off Shorter behind original Mathis Brothers Hardware.

Business: Mathis True Value now open off Shorter behind original Mathis Brothers Hardware.

  Now things will get more interesting on Shorter Avenue. A day after the American Legion post added the “coming soon” sign for Butler Square, the new True Value off the highway at 44 Carter Ave. (across from Moe’s grill and Midtown Crossing) has opened. The store will replace much of the business at Mathis… Read more

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Health: As heart health month continues, a closer look at how advanced cardiac care grew in Northwest Georgia — and how many lives it is saving.

Health: As heart health month continues, a closer look at how advanced cardiac care grew in Northwest Georgia — and how many lives it is saving.

As part of heart month, Harbin Clinic has traced the evolution of advanced cardiac care in Northwest Georgia from the decision to create such services with Redmond Regional Medical Center in 1981 to the first open-heart procedure in 1986. The program has exploded since, with advanced equipment, state-of-the-art heart procedures, the arrival of new doctors… Read more

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Buzz: County Commission to meet with health providers over opioid crisis today at noon. ‘From Death to Life’ coming to Rome First United Methodist Church March 28. Bartow History Museum plans Celtic Family Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 17.

Buzz: County Commission to meet with health providers over opioid crisis today at noon. ‘From Death to Life’ coming to Rome First United Methodist Church March 28. Bartow History Museum plans Celtic Family Festival, St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 17.

Today, the Floyd County Commission will host the first of two opioid discussions with local healthcare providers.  The first is scheduled for today at noon in the Commissioners Caucus Room, Suite 204.  The second is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, at noon in the Community Room located on the second floor of the County Administration… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 70s through the weekend; storms possible today, Thursday, the weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 70s through the weekend; storms possible today, Thursday, the weekend.

  OUTLOOK Today: Isolated thunderstorms are possible across North Georgia through early Thursday morning. No severe thunderstorms are expected, with the primary hazard being occasional lightning. Thursday through Tuesday: Isolated thunderstorms are possible across the far north Thursday. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible late Saturday through Sunday across both north and parts of central… Read more

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Obituaries: Maureen Sharkey Hall, Joseph Tom “Tommy” Langley.

Obituaries: Maureen Sharkey Hall, Joseph Tom “Tommy” Langley.

Joseph Tom “Tommy” Langley, age 58 of Summerville, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his residence. Tommy was born December 21, 1959, Detroit, Michigan a son of the late James Langley and Barbara Ferguson Langley. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jeff Langley. Survivors include, his wife, Grace Odell Langley, his children,… Read more

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