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Blood drives set Oct. 24, 27 for Polk County Police Detective Kristin Hearne.

Blood drives set Oct. 24, 27 for Polk County Police Detective Kristin Hearne.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Please click for more. Media release: The Polk County Police Department and Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department will host two blood drives with nonprofit regional blood center Blood Assurance in memory of Detective Kristen Hearne. Detective Hearne was a member of the Polk County Police force but tragically lost… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Busy year on Broad Street; much more on the way. Foster’s Mill reopens Friday. Basic human services still out in Puerto Rico; how to help. Advance voting begins; SPLOST debate on radio Tuesday. John McClellan’s high school picks. Empty Bowls returns.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Busy year on Broad Street; much more on the way. Foster’s Mill reopens Friday. Basic human services still out in Puerto Rico; how to help. Advance voting begins; SPLOST debate on radio Tuesday. John McClellan’s high school picks. Empty Bowls returns.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County, Polk County jails. Soggy start to the day: We saw nearly two thirds of an inch of rain between Sunday night and early today. Next up: Strong gusts. MORNING UPDATES The Broad Street Boom: The busy year… Read more

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The Broad Street Boom: The busy year will end with even more restaurants, retailers and living spaces on the way. If rumors are true, 2018 will be even bigger.

The Broad Street Boom: The busy year will end with even more restaurants, retailers and living spaces on the way. If rumors are true, 2018 will be even bigger.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net With new retailers, businesses and restaurants, along with a few departures, it’s been a busy year on Broad Street in downtown Rome with more on the way before the year ends. You really need a score card to keep up with all the changes this year. We’ve seen the departures of J.R.… Read more

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Dining: Foster’s Mill Store Steakhouse & BBQ reopens Friday.

Dining: Foster’s Mill Store Steakhouse & BBQ reopens Friday.

We recently visited with the Garden Lakes Baptist Church RAY Club (retired, active and youthful) and one of the top questions was: “When will the Foster’ s Mill restaurant reopen?” We have an answer — this Friday, Oct. 20. We heard back from the owners who wanted to spread the word. This also is on… Read more

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Local relief efforts growing as devastated Puerto Rico struggles to recover even the basic necessities such as water and power. How to help.

Local relief efforts growing as devastated Puerto Rico struggles to recover even the basic necessities such as water and power. How to help.

  Friday will be the one-month anniversary of the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria across the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The damage was so massive that even today, 90 percent of the island is without electricity and at least two thirds of the population lack water. As recovery stretches on, both food and medical… Read more

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Empty Bowls returns for 15th year on Nov. 14. Gas prices drop but still at least 25 cents more per gallon prior to Hurricane Harvey.

Empty Bowls returns for 15th year on Nov. 14. Gas prices drop but still at least 25 cents more per gallon prior to Hurricane Harvey.

  Media release: The Rome and Floyd County Empty Bowls 15th Annual Benefit will take place Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Rome Civic Center. The public is invited to attend and tickets are available starting today at the Rome Visitors’ Center. Cost: $20 until Nov. 6; $25 afterward. Each guest receives a soup… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Sharp cold front’ on the way; low of 43 early Wednesday. Overnight, almost two thirds of an inch of rain here.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: ‘Sharp cold front’ on the way; low of 43 early Wednesday. Overnight, almost two thirds of an inch of rain here.

OVERNIGHT Close to two thirds of an inch of rain between Sunday night and early today as the cold front moved through. Next up: Gusty north breeze, perhaps 25 mph or higher. OUTLOOK Gusty northwest winds will occur behind a sharp cold front. Some higher gusts to 35 mph will be possible in the higher elevations of… Read more

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John McClellan: Coosa-Rockmart is this week’s big game. Pepperell, Rome, Darlington, Cartersville and Calhoun should cruise.

John McClellan: Coosa-Rockmart is this week’s big game. Pepperell, Rome, Darlington, Cartersville and Calhoun should cruise.

By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines The Rockmart Yellow Jackets moved into first place all alone in Region 7-AA, while the Coosa Eagles moved closer to reaching the state playoffs from the region. The Darlington Tigers picked up a big win over Trion that will change both teams’ standings in the Class A power ratings.… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: The rankings — Rome, Cartersville remain in no. 1 spots. Colleges: Georgia climbs to no. 3. Berry up to no. 18. Plus: John McCellan’s high school picks.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: The rankings — Rome, Cartersville remain in no. 1 spots. Colleges: Georgia climbs to no. 3. Berry up to no. 18. Plus: John McCellan’s high school picks.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL John McClellan: Coosa-Rockmart is this week’s big game. Pepperell, Rome, Darlington, Cartersville and Calhoun should cruise. McClellan Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) remain undefeated, atop high school rankings. Calhoun no. 4 in 3A. High school This Friday’s games: Chapel Hill (5-2, 2-1) at Class… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Buster Brown, Mr. Albert Earl Stone Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. Buster Brown, Mr. Albert Earl Stone Jr.

Mr. Albert Earl Stone Jr., 75, of Rome, died Saturday afternoon in an out-of-town care facility following an extended battle with Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Stone was born in Cartersville, Ga., on March 10, 1942, the son of the late Albert Earl Stone Sr. and the late Ruby Pope Stone. Mr. Stone was of the Methodist… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) remain undefeated, atop high school rankings. Calhoun no. 4 in 3A. AP Top 25: Georgia rises to no. 3. Berry rises to no. 18 in D3 poll.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports update: Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) remain undefeated, atop high school rankings. Calhoun no. 4 in 3A. AP Top 25: Georgia rises to no. 3. Berry rises to no. 18 in D3 poll.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The latest high school football rankings from the AJC: 5A: Rome, now 7-0, remains no. 1 4A: Cartersville, winners of 38 consecutive games including eight this season, is in the no. 1 spot again. 3A: Calhoun, at 6-1,  remains in the no. 4 slot. The Berry Vikings, after their seven win this… Read more

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22nd Chili Cookoff crowns its winners: Best site, judges’ choice and people’s choice.

22nd Chili Cookoff crowns its winners: Best site, judges’ choice and people’s choice.

  Here are your winners from Trout Unlimited’s 22nd Annual Chili Cookoff at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday: Best cook site: First place: Mike Ford Automotive Second place: Hillbilly Chili Third place: Fat Pat and Tubby’s Judges’ choice awards: First place: Hom’ Boy’s Chili Second place: Floyd County Wildlife Club Third place: Knockdown Chili People’s… Read more

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Updates on Harbin Hero Hustle: YMCA wins Harbin Hero Challenge. Race results. Photo gallery of the 600 super heroes running through Downtown Rome.

Updates on Harbin Hero Hustle: YMCA wins Harbin Hero Challenge. Race results. Photo gallery of the 600 super heroes running through Downtown Rome.

  Updated:  The YMCA won the Harbin Hero Challenge and the $1,000 grand prize from Harbin Clinic while West End’s running club won a special prize from Rome Floyd Parks and Rec.  Dustin Little won the men’s overall race, while Miriam Little was first overall female. Click here for results More than 600 participated in Saturday’s Harbin Hero… Read more

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