Category Archives: Bartow

Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Crimewatch: Jail updates, police reports from Northwest Georgia.

Floyd County Jail reports:  4 a.m. / 8 a.m. / 8 p.m. Check the status of any inmate. Click Floyd County Jail. Cartersville Police reports: Wednesday: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 Polk County Jail reports:  Thursday From the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office: Booked into the county jail through… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 4H weather arrives — hazy, hot, humid and horrible. Heat index at 103; Code Orange smog alert for Friday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 4H weather arrives — hazy, hot, humid and horrible. Heat index at 103; Code Orange smog alert for Friday.

The heat index in Rome hit 103 for two hours on Thursday with a high so far of 93 degrees (through 7 p.m.) In Cartersville, the index hit 102. It hit 103 again on Friday. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has issued a Code Orange (Unhealthy for sensitive groups) Air Quality Alert for Atlanta (including Bartow… Read more

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Georgia Health News: State schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says.

Georgia Health News: State schools would be vulnerable to Medicaid cuts, survey says.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News: A new survey finds that many Georgia school systems fear that the proposed Medicaid cuts in Congress would hurt their special education programs – and the children they serve. Most school districts responding to the survey say they receive thousands of dollars in Medicaid funding to help offset the… Read more

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Traffic: One dead, three injured following accident on Taylor’s Ridge in Chattooga County Thursday morning. Second fatality there this year.

Traffic: One dead, three injured following accident on Taylor’s Ridge in Chattooga County Thursday morning. Second fatality there this year.

  Traffic remains at a crawl on U.S. 27 on either side of Taylor’s Ridge this morning following an accident that left one dead and at least three others injured. Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader advised residents to seek detours around the area (which include Ga. 100 and even I-75). WRGA 98.7 FM and AM… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: June jobs report: 1,000 more working vs. a year earlier; state jobless rate at 10-year low. Six arrested in Bartow gambling sting. Berry student not letting vision issues hold her back as Rome Braves’ broadcast job shows. Sizzling heat today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: June jobs report: 1,000 more working vs. a year earlier; state jobless rate at 10-year low. Six arrested in Bartow gambling sting. Berry student not letting vision issues hold her back as Rome Braves’ broadcast job shows. Sizzling heat today.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST UPDATES One dead in accident on U.S. 27 in Chattooga County. Parts of the highway impeded by the accident, resulting investigation. Three others transported to area hospitals. Use Ga. 100 to avoid the area. Thursday updates from the Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail and… Read more

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Jobs: 1,000 more jobs here vs. June 2016 but down 100 from May; state’s jobless rate at lowest point since before the 2008 recession. Plus: Who’s hiring.

Jobs: 1,000 more jobs here vs. June 2016 but down 100 from May; state’s jobless rate at lowest point since before the 2008 recession. Plus: Who’s hiring.

EMPLOYMENT SNAPSHOT   FIRST-TIME JOBLESS CLAIMS Floyd: 253 claims in June, down from May and from the previous June. Bartow: 195 claims, down from both May and from June 2016, Gordon: 102 claims, a decrease from May and from a year earlier. Polk: 99 claims, down a tad from May and from June 2016. Chattooga:… Read more

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Isakson on John McCain’s diagnosis: ‘John McCain is an American hero and one of the greatest Americans of my generation.’

Isakson on John McCain’s diagnosis: ‘John McCain is an American hero and one of the greatest Americans of my generation.’

  Media release: At the request of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his family, Mayo Clinic released the following statement today: “On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma… Read more

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Buzz: Big quarter for Citizens First’s parent company. Micro Marathon returning. Key appointment for Highlands’ Watterson. Key step for Floyd’s Stephens.

Buzz: Big quarter for Citizens First’s parent company. Micro Marathon returning. Key appointment for Highlands’ Watterson. Key step for Floyd’s Stephens.

  Synovus Financial Corp., parent company of Citizens First Bank and Georgia Bank & Trust, has announced financials for the period quarter ending June 30: Net income was $73.4 million compared to $69.3 million for the first three months of this year and to $57.9 million in April-June 2016. Total revenues were $319.8 million, up 10.5… Read more

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Vision issues haven’t stopped 19-year-old Emma Chambers from being a vital part of the Rome Braves’ broadcast crew.

Vision issues haven’t stopped 19-year-old Emma Chambers from being a vital part of the Rome Braves’ broadcast crew.

  On radio: Emma Chambers will join us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM at 8:10 this morning to talk about her job, her education and her “favorite topic,” Jetta the guide dog. By Jim O’Hara for the Rome Braves Baseball is a game that heightens the senses. The smell of popcorn… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open home stand with 4-0 shut out over Lakewood; double header tonight. Berry women’s basketball announces fall schedule. Honors for Vikings’ baseball team. Samford welcomes Darlington’s Mumber.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open home stand with 4-0 shut out over Lakewood; double header tonight. Berry women’s basketball announces fall schedule. Honors for Vikings’ baseball team. Samford welcomes Darlington’s Mumber.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS ROME BRAVES Rome Braves . Media release:  The Rome Braves (9-13) defeated the Lakewood Blue Claws (11-14) 4-0 Wednesday night in shutout fashion in front of a State Mutual Stadium crowd of 1,517. Both teams struggled to muster any offense early on as the game remained… Read more

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Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  Floyd County SUBWAY 5880 NEW CALHOUN RD ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: July 19, 2017 Score: 91, Grade: A DAIRY QUEEN  879 SPIDERWEBB DR ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: July 19, 2017 Score: 91, Grade: A JIMMY JOHN’S  487 TURNER MCCALL BLVD ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: July 19, 2017 Score: 97, Grade: A… Read more

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Five Bartow residents among those arrest as GBI executes search warrants at five Bartow stores as part of commercial gambling raid.

Five Bartow residents among those arrest as GBI executes search warrants at five Bartow stores as part of commercial gambling raid.

  Media release: On Wednesday, July 19, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit and the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force, in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corp. and the Georgia Department of Revenue, executed five search warrants in Bartow County for violations of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws. Search warrants were served at five business locations in the cities… Read more

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Georgia Northwestern breaks ground on 80,000-square-foot expansion of its Whitfield-Murray campus.

Georgia Northwestern breaks ground on 80,000-square-foot expansion of its Whitfield-Murray campus.

  “Education should lead to employment,” said Gov. Nathan Deal at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Whitfield Murray Campus  Expansion Groundbreaking Tuesday. “We have accelerated the number of programs whose participants will have a job waiting for them. This is what education should encompass. We’re preparing people for the careers that are already available right here… Read more

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