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Buzz: Ledbetters begin work on retail center in Panama City. Tomato Festival returns to downtown Cartersville Saturday. Extra hours to shop at outlets this weekend. And gas prices climbing again.

Buzz: Ledbetters begin work on retail center in Panama City. Tomato Festival returns to downtown Cartersville Saturday. Extra hours to shop at outlets this weekend. And gas prices climbing again.

Ledbetters begin work on Bay City Point in Panama City Beach: Previous reports have put a Cracker Barrel and a Chick-fil-A in the retail mix Ledbetter Properties is creating.  News Herald. The Ledbetters describe Bay City Point is a 200,000-square-foot development strategically located in the heart of Panama City, FL at the heavily trafficked intersection of… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves give up 19 hits in 8-0 loss to Delmarva; rematch tonight at 7. Updated high school football notes. Atlanta Falcons practice schedule.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves give up 19 hits in 8-0 loss to Delmarva; rematch tonight at 7. Updated high school football notes. Atlanta Falcons practice schedule.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   ROME BRAVES Rome Braves lit up by Delmarva, 8-0 off 19 hits. Media release:  The Delmarva Shorebirds (17-12) banged out 19 hits and shutout the Rome Braves (11-16) 8-0 Sunday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium before 1,145 fans. Rain came with one out in the… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ballenger’s gives way to an up-and-running… Dollar General. More meal-to-go options for busy families. Ledbetters growing again. Not quite as hot but just as miserable today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ballenger’s gives way to an up-and-running… Dollar General. More meal-to-go options for busy families. Ledbetters growing again. Not quite as hot but just as miserable today.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County Jail, Bartow County Jail and Polk County Jail. MORNING EDITION Wait. What? Ballenger’s replaced by now-open Dollar General in suburban Gore. Ballenger’s As a busy back-to-school season begins, here are additional options for family meals-to-go, including Rome’s original, Two Can… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After another heat index of 101 today, more of the same due Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After another heat index of 101 today, more of the same due Tuesday.

Monday’s weather: Another heat index in triple digits — 101 degrees — with an actual high of 93.   YOUR FORECAST Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Calm wind. Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm… Read more

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Saint Mary’s Catholic School students pledge to shave heads to support classmate with cancer

Saint Mary’s Catholic School students pledge to shave heads to support classmate with cancer

  For anyone battling cancer, the support of family and friends is crucial, especially if one fighting the disease is a child. Over the last few months, Saint Mary’s Catholic School fifth-grader Grady Smith has watched as his friend and fellow classmate, Harrison Rozier, battle leukemia. Grady decided he needed to do something to help… Read more

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Back to School calendar: When classes start for area schools–some return this Friday.

Back to School calendar: When classes start for area schools–some return this Friday.

  When school starts: Summer vacation is in its final hours for local students as Rome City Schools start back to class this Friday. Floyd County resumes classes next Wednesday, Aug. 2. Teachers will be back this week preparing for the new school year and many schools are holding orientation, registration and other preparations for the upcoming year.… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Tennis Center hosting USTA Clocktower Wheelchair Classic today. Rome falls to Delmarva, 8-4. Game 2 at 2 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Tennis Center hosting USTA Clocktower Wheelchair Classic today. Rome falls to Delmarva, 8-4. Game 2 at 2 p.m.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS ROME BRAVES Rome Braves fall 8-4 to Delmarva. Media release: Delmarva scratched the scoreboard first in the second inning, scoring two runs thanks to an RBI double by Gerrion Grim and an RBI groundout by Milton Ramos. The Shorebirds added another in the third on a… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Local students supporting classmate with cancer. Back-to-school calendar for area schools. Saturday’s heat index was 106; look for 104 today, thunderstorms possible later.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Local students supporting classmate with cancer. Back-to-school calendar for area schools. Saturday’s heat index was 106; look for 104 today, thunderstorms possible later.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County Jail and Bartow County Jail. MORNING EDITION Saint Mary’s Catholic School students pledge to shave heads to support fellow classmate with cancer. Pledge Back to School calendar: When classes start for area schools–some return this Friday. School Ware Mechanical Weather Center:… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heavy rain, gusts of 20-plus mph end. Tonight: 50% chance of rain.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Heavy rain, gusts of 20-plus mph end. Tonight: 50% chance of rain.

WEATHER NOW   About a half inch of rain at the agricultural weather station off Bells Ferry since midnight with a top gust of 22 mph just after 5 p.m. Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. West wind around 5 mph. EARLIER At… Read more

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Health: Floyd’s Rock-a-Thon raises $10,000 to purchase camera system for neonatal intensive care unit

Health: Floyd’s Rock-a-Thon raises $10,000 to purchase camera system for neonatal intensive care unit

Media release: Bethany and Paul Whittle would not have dreamed of missing Floyd Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Rock-a-Thon. Their daughter, 11-month-old Ryleigh, spent about four months in Floyd’s NICU last year after she was born early. The Whittles drove all the way to Rome from Fort Payne, Ala., on Thursday, July 20, to participate… Read more

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Dining: LocoMex Rome to open by mid-week. Grand opening celebration with live music set for July 29.

Dining: LocoMex Rome to open by mid-week. Grand opening celebration with live music set for July 29.

LocoMex Mexican Restaurant will have those fajitas sizzling this week. With final licensing and health inspections completed, Owner/operator Federico Gimenez says the restaurant will open this week, either Tuesday or Wednesday. Another round of hiring is planned for Monday at 201 Broad St. (Magretta Hall) between 9-6 p.m. A grand opening event on the restaurant’s Facebook… Read more

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Updated: Highly decorated Shorter track and field director Scott Byrd out; posts special message to all those he’s had privilege to coach and work with at the school.

Updated: Highly decorated Shorter track and field director Scott Byrd out; posts special message to all those he’s had privilege to coach and work with at the school.

  Scott Byrd is 20th coach or administrator to exit Shorter University’s ever-more-interim sports program since March 2015. Byrd posted this note on Facebook on Friday evening: “I want to think everyone for their out pouring of love and kindness. I want to post a text I sent out earlier in the day. I have… Read more

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