Category Archives: Bartow

Heritage First Headlines: Retail proposal at American Legion site withdrawn. Son who lost father in bizarre accident four months ago killed in Tuesday crash. Surge in advance votes for Tuesday’s runoff; tops 2014 tally. Gated, riverfront community proposed near Euharlee. A slight break in the heat today?

Heritage First Headlines: Retail proposal at American Legion site withdrawn. Son who lost father in bizarre accident four months ago killed in Tuesday crash. Surge in advance votes for Tuesday’s runoff; tops 2014 tally. Gated, riverfront community proposed near Euharlee. A slight break in the heat today?

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Business: Butler Properties pulls out of American Legion site on Shorter Avenue near parks and rec. Business Son who lost his father in a traffic accident earlier this year killed Tuesday in wreck on Ga. 293; two others seriously injured. Fatality Update: Ga. 140 open… Read more

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Business: Butler Properties pulls out of American Legion site on Shorter Avenue near parks and rec.

Business: Butler Properties pulls out of American Legion site on Shorter Avenue near parks and rec.

  For the past two years, the home of the American Legion at 5 Shorter Ave. had been living on borrowed time. Butler Properties of Athens was in talks to purchase the headquarters some of Shorter’s land on the adjoining Thornwood site with hopes of bringing the next big thing in discount grocers to Rome… Read more

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Son who lost his father in a traffic accident earlier this year killed Tuesday in wreck on Ga. 293; two others seriously injured.

Son who lost his father in a traffic accident earlier this year killed Tuesday in wreck on Ga. 293; two others seriously injured.

Charley Edwards, a Model High graduate, has been identified as the young man killed in a one-vehicle accident on Ga.293 near Mizpah Methodist Church in eastern Floyd County. His death comes four months after his father was killed in a bizarre accident at U.S. 411 and the Bypass. He was struck by a truck while… Read more

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Update: Ga. 140 open this morning after being closed for hours by gas leak.

Update: Ga. 140 open this morning after being closed for hours by gas leak.

THE LATEST Floyd 911 reports Ga. 140 east of Ga. 53 in Shannon has reopened in both directions after being closed for hours on Tuesday following a gas leak at Buttrum Road. Late Tuesday, motorists on both side of the Floyd/Bartow line were being directed to detours as work continued to repair the issue. At… Read more

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Politics: 191 advance votes on Tuesday in Floyd; total already ahead of 2014 runoff here. Isakson meets with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Politics: 191 advance votes on Tuesday in Floyd; total already ahead of 2014 runoff here. Isakson meets with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

  Saturday: The League of Women Voters Rome-Floyd County for a presentation intended to inform and empower volunteers to engage and energize Latino American voters. Harvey Soto will join us on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 N. Broad St., Rome, to share Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials’… Read more

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Etowah Bend gated community planned near Euharlee. One of the state’s top film experts to speak in Cartersville. Roadwork ahead for Ga. 53 in Gordon, Pickens.

Etowah Bend gated community planned near Euharlee. One of the state’s top film experts to speak in Cartersville. Roadwork ahead for Ga. 53 in Gordon, Pickens.

Ground breaking today at 2 p.m. for Etowah Bend in Euharlee: The developers will be at 99 Milam Bridge Road to launch what they describe as “a gated riverside community with custom built homes on three- to seven-acre estate lots… Every home will have river access.” The project is from McWhorter Goss General Contractors. For more: Facebook page.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 40% chance of rain on Friday, up to 70% on Saturday. Highs near 90.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 40% chance of rain on Friday, up to 70% on Saturday. Highs near 90.

  OUTLOOK Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected today through Monday, mainly in the afternoon and evening hours each day. A few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning, and very heavy rainfall. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves sweep doubleheader in Augusta on Tuesday; off today; start eight-game home stand on Thursday. Local college updates.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves sweep doubleheader in Augusta on Tuesday; off today; start eight-game home stand on Thursday. Local college updates.

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 complete Tuesday afternoon sweep of Augusta.  Media release: The Augusta Greenjackets lost both of the doubleheader to the Rome Braves on Tuesday afternoon. The Braves won game one 6-4 and then took game two 5-1. In game one, the lead… Read more

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CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

About this report: We update CrimeWatch 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 reports… Read more

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Dempsey Auction Co. hired to sell ‘The Ranch,’ the heart of one of the state’s most sensation murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and conviction of her husband, Tex McIver.

Dempsey Auction Co. hired to sell ‘The Ranch,’ the heart of one of the state’s most sensation murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and conviction of her husband, Tex McIver.

  Last year’s auction of recovered property from the Floyd County Schools‘ theft case was huge for Dempsey Auction Co. It featured real estate, vehicles, grills and 600 other items that were sold with proceeds earmarked for return to the school system. It came with a big crowd and an even bigger responsibility — recovering… Read more

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Buzz: Farmers market this Saturday on campus hosted by Berry College Student Enterprises (with a new video). Floyd School Board meets Wednesday; Downtown Development on Thursday.  45th barbecue, blood drive is July 28.

Buzz: Farmers market this Saturday on campus hosted by Berry College Student Enterprises (with a new video). Floyd School Board meets Wednesday; Downtown Development on Thursday. 45th barbecue, blood drive is July 28.

The latest student produced video on behalf of Saturday’s farmers market is now posted on YouTube with sophomore Ben Lord and a colleague. Please click to hear/see it. Join the Berry College Student Enterprises as many as 30 community vendors for our annual summer Farmers’ Market. The hours are 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at… Read more

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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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