Category Archives: Bartow

Mohawk sees big jump in net income in the second quarter

Mohawk sees big jump in net income in the second quarter

From a media release: Mohawk Industries Inc. announces 2014 second quarter net earnings of $153 million vs. $84.6 million a year earlier, an increase of almost 81 percent. Net sales for the second quarter of 2014 were $2.05 billion, an increase of 3.5 percent versus the prior year’s second quarter, $1.98 billion. Commenting on Mohawk Industries’ second quarter performance, JeffreyRead more

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CNN: Cartersville medical charter to evacuate two Ebola-infected U.S. medical workers in Liberia

CNN: Cartersville medical charter to evacuate two Ebola-infected U.S. medical workers in Liberia

CNN is reporting that a U.S.-contracted medical charter flight left Cartersville to evacuate two Ebola-infected American medical workers from Monrovia, Liberia, a source familiar with the travel plans told CNN. Our guess is Phoenix Air is the air carrier. The company provides air ambulance service and has a long history of government contracts. read more

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Woods wins recount in runoff with Mike Buck for GOP state school superintendent nomination

Woods wins recount in runoff with Mike Buck for GOP state school superintendent nomination

Media release: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today certified the recount results for the July 22 General Primary Runoff  Election results for the Republican School Superintendent candidates. Michael L. ‘Mike’ Buck   198,741 (49.91%). Change: Picked up one vote. read more

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Updated: Cartersville man gets 30 years in federal prison for child pornography production, possession, other counts

Updated: Cartersville man gets 30 years in federal prison for child pornography production, possession, other counts

Corrected by U.S. Attorney’s Office: Geer was a Cartersville resident.   Media release: Joshua James Geer has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for child pornography production, coercion of minors to engage in unlawful sex acts, and possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical weather: Rain, storms possible Friday-Sunday; one event already postponed

Updated Ware Mechanical weather: Rain, storms possible Friday-Sunday; one event already postponed

  We’re about to enter a somewhat wet stretch of weather, right in time to threaten weekend events. The maps above from the National Weather Service showcase our chances of rain for Friday and Saturday. Thunderstorms are part of the weekend forecast as well, continuing into Sunday. What we expect over the next 24 toRead more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Shorter football gets two TV dates as part of Gulf South Conference package

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Shorter football gets two TV dates as part of Gulf South Conference package

Media release: In their first season as a full NCAA Division II and Gulf South Conference member, the Shorter Hawks football team will be in the broadcast spotlight two times this fall as part of the GSC’s 2014 television package, which has a new home after the league officially announced an exclusive agreement with ESPNRead more

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Work begins on Berry’s new Welcome Center; due in early 2015

Work begins on Berry’s new Welcome Center; due in early 2015

Media release: Construction of a new Welcome Center and enhanced vehicle entrance is under way this week at Berry College’s main entrance. Plans call for an 800-square-foot Welcome Center which will house security and a student team to greet Berry’s many visitors to campus and to offer information and maps. The entrance will include aRead more

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At least eight players from the first Rome Braves’ team in 2003 to attending reunion here Aug. 9

At least eight players from the first Rome Braves’ team in 2003 to attending reunion here Aug. 9

Media release: The Rome Braves announced the lineup and timeline for the first Rome Braves Alumni Event at State Mutual Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 9.  Gates will open to the public at 2:30 p.m. and fans will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite Rome Braves alumni members compete in a Smash BallRead more

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Rome’s Petty Officer 2nd Class Bridgette Pinkard serving on ship with ties to Sept. 11 heroics

Rome’s Petty Officer 2nd Class Bridgette Pinkard serving on ship with ties to Sept. 11 heroics

Media release: A 2008 Rome High School graduate and Rome native is serving aboard USS Somerset (LPD 25), one of the world’s most modern, networked, survivable and transformational platforms. Petty Officer 2nd Class Bridgette Pinkard is a hospital corpsman aboard the San Diego-based ship, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, that is more than twoRead more

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Bartow County Jail reports, July 31

Bartow County Jail reports, July 31

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Today’s business headlines from Georgia Trend

Today’s business headlines from Georgia Trend

The latest from GEORGIA TREND: Click here for more Below are today’s top business and political stories from sources around the state of Georgia.     July 31, 2014 | WABE Is Georgia Seeing Effects Of Positive US Growth?     July 31, 2014 | Georgia Trend – Exclusive! The SweetWater Look     July 31, 2014 | Atlanta BusinessRead more

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Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: ‘Grand opening’ month almost with new jobs. Fire at recycling center.

Today’s headlines courtesy of Heritage First Bank: ‘Grand opening’ month almost with new jobs. Fire at recycling center.

Ware Mechanical forecast:  Low 80s with your rain chance rising from 20% to 50%; cool snap ends Headlines: ‘Grand Opening Month’ almost here for restaurants, retail. Today: Opening dates and who’s still hiring. Surge Yet another fire at the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center late Wednesday. Fire (four photos) Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse goes national thanks to BBQRead more

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Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse goes national thanks to BBQ Crawl episode Wednesday night

Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse goes national thanks to BBQ Crawl episode Wednesday night

Travel Channel’s Danielle Dimovski, also known as the “Diva Q,” showcased Johnny Mitchell’s Smokehouse in Euharlee on Wednesday night’s BBQ Crawl. In her own words, the Diva was blown away by the barbecue, the smoked tofu, several of the sides and all the desserts including Johnny’s famous Coca-Cola Cake. Our favorite, the Redneck Reuben, gotRead more

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‘Grand Opening Month’ almost here for restaurants, retail. Today: Opening dates and who’s still hiring

‘Grand Opening Month’ almost here for restaurants, retail. Today: Opening dates and who’s still hiring

We’re preparing for a month of restaurant and retail openings in Northwest Georgia, each bringing new jobs to the area. Below please find a check list of the opening dates and the status of hiring for each. Several are still looking for dozens of employees. read more

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Yet another fire at the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center late Wednesday

Yet another fire at the Rome-Floyd Recycling Center late Wednesday

These photos, courtesy of Ryan Cleary, show the intensity of a Wednesday night fire at the Rome Floyd Recycling Center at 408 Watters St. in North Rome. It is one of a series of fires there, the first occurring in early April. We’ll have additional updates later this morning. read more

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