Category Archives: Gordon

Heritage First Headlines: Suspect in one of Rome’s two recent murders in custody. Services Sunday for slain Cartersville attorney. Dwarf House closes tonight; Truett’s Chick-fil-A on the way.  Plus a dozen more updates.

Heritage First Headlines: Suspect in one of Rome’s two recent murders in custody. Services Sunday for slain Cartersville attorney. Dwarf House closes tonight; Truett’s Chick-fil-A on the way. Plus a dozen more updates.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Rome Police: Grady Harper, the suspect in shooting death of John A. Allen, arrested in Savannah Thursday, now in Floyd County Jail.  Arrest  Celebration of life for Antonio B. Mari, slain Cartersville attorney, set for Sunday afternoon. Daily Report shares chilling story of Mari’s… Read more

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Rome Police: Grady Harper, the suspect in shooting death of John A. Allen, arrested in Savannah Thursday, now in Floyd County Jail.

Rome Police: Grady Harper, the suspect in shooting death of John A. Allen, arrested in Savannah Thursday, now in Floyd County Jail.

The latest: The suspect in one of two weekend murders in Rome is now in the Floyd County Jail, awaiting the first of what will be numerous court appearances.Grady Harper Jr., 28, was transported from the Chatham County Jail in Savannah to Rome overnight by Floyd County sheriff’s deputies. Rome Police, the investigating agency, report… Read more

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Celebration of life for Antonio B. Mari, slain Cartersville attorney, set for Sunday afternoon. Daily Report shares chilling story of Mari’s last hours.

Celebration of life for Antonio B. Mari, slain Cartersville attorney, set for Sunday afternoon. Daily Report shares chilling story of Mari’s last hours.

REMEMBERING ANTONIO B, MARI From Owen Funeral Home: Antonio Benjamin Mari, 41, was born on March 26, 1977 and passed away on June 20, 2018. Visitation is set for 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville. A celebration of life will follow at 4 p.m. Obituary ‘I JUST KILLED… Read more

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Farewell to a friend: As Dwarf House celebrates its final day, Greg Major talks about what’s next — Truett’s Chick-fil-A.

Farewell to a friend: As Dwarf House celebrates its final day, Greg Major talks about what’s next — Truett’s Chick-fil-A.

Twenty-five years of ever-increasing business is something to celebrate. But it also means there comes a time when certain tweaks — a new patio, some added space on the back end, a modernized drive-through line and other improvements — reach a max. The general kitchen footprint in Chick-fil-A Dwarf House when it opened in September… Read more

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Dining: Cans of Short Hot Blonde, other RCBC brews on the way. Ice cream war heats up on Broad Street. ‘Micro Marathon’ returns Aug. 4. Lyerly Drive Thru using ‘Armstrong’s Famous BBQ Sauce.’

Dining: Cans of Short Hot Blonde, other RCBC brews on the way. Ice cream war heats up on Broad Street. ‘Micro Marathon’ returns Aug. 4. Lyerly Drive Thru using ‘Armstrong’s Famous BBQ Sauce.’

Brewed on Broad, on sale at the store: “Rome City Brewing Co will be rolling out cans in July.” The craft beers from the downtown Rome brewery at 333 Broad St. already are available on taps around Northwest Georgia as well as in take-home growlers. Next up: By the can. The scoop on Rome’s ice cream… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns July 21 with Dr. Brandon Miller who calls it a ‘great opportunity for physicians and patients to develop relationships and work together to live healthy lives.’

Health: Harbin Clinic’s Walk With a Doc returns July 21 with Dr. Brandon Miller who calls it a ‘great opportunity for physicians and patients to develop relationships and work together to live healthy lives.’

Harbin Clinic’s next Walk with a Doc is set for Saturday, July 21. Harbin Clinic ENT Dr. Brandon Miller will present a short health talk at Bridgepoint Plaza at 9 a.m. before leading a two-mile walk along the Kingfisher Trail. “I love Walk with a Doc,” says Dr. Miller. “The program offers a great opportunity… Read more

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Public Health: Summer’s call to get outdoors also means you need to take steps to protect against seasonal headaches such as ticks, mosquitoes and parasites.

Public Health: Summer’s call to get outdoors also means you need to take steps to protect against seasonal headaches such as ticks, mosquitoes and parasites.

Media release: The combination of warm weather, people getting outside to enjoy it and rising insect populations brings potential for insect-borne diseases, also calledvector-borne diseases. The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District offers these precautions, so residents can protect themselves, their families, neighbors and pets. “We encourage our residents to get outside and… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Around an inch of rain possible today through Saturday; back to the 90s by Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Around an inch of rain possible today through Saturday; back to the 90s by Sunday.

OUTLOOK Our break from the low 90s and accompanying heat index readings of 100 or better is about over. We’ll by in the low 90s again by Sunday afternoon. Until then, some rain — mostly drizzle — today and Saturday. FORECAST Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open second season with a loss; rematch tonight. Rome opens three-game home stand Sunday. Atlanta Falcons’ training camp schedule.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open second season with a loss; rematch tonight. Rome opens three-game home stand Sunday. Atlanta Falcons’ training camp schedule.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   Rome Braves start ‘second’ season with a 6-1 loss to Augusta. Media release: The Augusta GreenJackets, South Atlantic League affiliate of San Francisco Giants, won 6-1 on Thursday night against the Rome Braves. Rome struck first in the second inning when Drew Lugbauer hit a solo home… Read more

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Buzz: ALDI reopens on Turner McCall. High praise for Restoration Rome from state. Honors for Georgia Highlands.

Buzz: ALDI reopens on Turner McCall. High praise for Restoration Rome from state. Honors for Georgia Highlands.

  And they’re back: Rome’s remodeled ALDI grocery is back in service with grand opening events set for Thursday, June 28, beginning at 8:25 a.m. The store at 836 Turner McCall Blvd. had been closed for an expansion as well as some interior changes. The parking lot was nearly full at 6 p.m. Thursday when this photo… Read more

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Crimewatch: Reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police, updated up to five times daily.

Crimewatch: Reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police, updated up to five times daily.

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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Business: Jobless rate drops again across Northwest Georgia; all five counties below 4%.

Business: Jobless rate drops again across Northwest Georgia; all five counties below 4%.

  The local unemployment rates for May: Floyd: 3.6 percent, down from the previous month and from the same month last year. Bartow: 3.4 percent, down from April and down from May 2017. Gordon: 3.4 percent, down from the month before and from the same month in 2017. Polk: 3.7 percent, down from April of… Read more

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Weekend/Outdoors: Latest safety updates, including on Bartow’s stretch of the Etowah River.

Weekend/Outdoors: Latest safety updates, including on Bartow’s stretch of the Etowah River.

Dwayne Jamison, deputy chief of the Bartow County Fire Department, joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM on Wednesday, June 20, to talk water safety on the “extremely dangerous” Etowah River.” The agency has worked seven to eight rescues involving multiple kayakers or others in recent weeks,  he says. Among the… Read more

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Commentary: As suicides increase by 30% in the U.S. and 16% in Georgia, education is critical to prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the country; second highest among teens.

Commentary: As suicides increase by 30% in the U.S. and 16% in Georgia, education is critical to prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the country; second highest among teens.

  By Melanie Dallas, licensed professional counselor and CEO of Highland Rivers Health. The recent suicides of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain were a shocking reminder that no one is immune from circumstances that might cause them to consider suicide. Sadly, their deaths are part of a dramatic increase in suicide in the U.S.,… Read more

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Health: Cartersville Medical Center earns designation as a Level III Trauma Center.

Health: Cartersville Medical Center earns designation as a Level III Trauma Center.

  Media release: Cartersville Medical Center has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by the State of Georgia Department of Public Health Office of EMS and Trauma. The designation completes a nearly two-year process of preparation by the hospital and an extensive on-site survey by the state. One of the most important benefits to… Read more

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