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Heritage First Headlines: One dead in Calhoun shooting; Floyd County man charged with murder. Heart of the Community to honor 11 ‘unsung heroes’. Local physician selected for national curling team. Shop with a Cop helps 60 local children.

Heritage First Headlines: One dead in Calhoun shooting; Floyd County man charged with murder. Heart of the Community to honor 11 ‘unsung heroes’. Local physician selected for national curling team. Shop with a Cop helps 60 local children.

MORNING EDITION Gordon Sheriff: One dead in early morning shooting in Calhoun. Floyd County man has been arrested and charged with murder. Shooting Heart of the Community to honor 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’ on Feb. 9. Affair Local physician Dr. Dixon Freeman selected as one of 20 athletes in the country to represent USA… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Rome murder suspect arrested. 676 early votes cast in House 14 special election. Model Middle students help hurricane victims. More rain possible today.

Heritage First Headlines: Rome murder suspect arrested. 676 early votes cast in House 14 special election. Model Middle students help hurricane victims. More rain possible today.

MORNING REPORT Floyd Sheriff: 18-year-old murder suspect Cody DeAngelo Thompson, on run since Tuesday, has been arrested. Arrest Special elections: 676 early votes cast in House 14 race (Bartow, parts of Floyd); precincts open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Plus: House 5 race (Gordon County). Politics Education: Model Middle School students showcase their talent to raise money… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Brewhouse gets a new owner; some changes on the way. More rain, maybe a few storms due today. Another quake near Tuesday’s epicenter. Final day to vote early in House race (Bartow, parts of Floyd); election is this Tuesday. Drive-through Nativity starts Saturday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Brewhouse gets a new owner; some changes on the way. More rain, maybe a few storms due today. Another quake near Tuesday’s epicenter. Final day to vote early in House race (Bartow, parts of Floyd); election is this Tuesday. Drive-through Nativity starts Saturday.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Dining: Eric McJunkin the new owner of Brewhouse Music & Grill; Jay Shell to help book musicians and focus on Rome City Brewing Co. Brewhouse to close Jan. 2, 3 for updates; grand reopening Jan. 4. Dining Ground moves again Thursday… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Fuddruckers for sale; several dining spots available. Truett’s opens. Cartersville, Rockmart fall in football championships. Katy Walters named Floyd Police officer of the year. Updates: Calhoun officer recovering; Rome searches for murder suspect. Final Christmas parades tonight.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Fuddruckers for sale; several dining spots available. Truett’s opens. Cartersville, Rockmart fall in football championships. Katy Walters named Floyd Police officer of the year. Updates: Calhoun officer recovering; Rome searches for murder suspect. Final Christmas parades tonight.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Dining: Fuddruckers restaurant, building on the market for $1.9 million. One of at least four larger dining spots available. Dining Floyd County Police name Katy Walters officer of the year for her heroics in saving a wounded child’s life. Agency commends other… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Woman shot, killed by Calhoun officers from Columbus; officer recovering. Pair of earthquakes wake up NW Georgians. Ana’s latest restaurant opens Thursday. Honors for Barron, Ferguson. Cartersville, Rockmart play in state football title games today. Warmer, drier today but more rain due.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Woman shot, killed by Calhoun officers from Columbus; officer recovering. Pair of earthquakes wake up NW Georgians. Ana’s latest restaurant opens Thursday. Honors for Barron, Ferguson. Cartersville, Rockmart play in state football title games today. Warmer, drier today but more rain due.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT GBI: Woman killed by Calhoun officers after she fired and struck one of them identified as Columbus resident. Officer recovering from gunshot wound. Shooting Pair of earthquakes, 3.3 and 4.4 magnitude, both near Decatur, Tenn., this morning felt in Rome. Quakes… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Some icy patches being reported this morning. Update on closed, delayed schools, offices. Second flu death in Georgia since season began Sept. 30. State football playoffs start; Cartersville, Rockmart play Wednesday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Some icy patches being reported this morning. Update on closed, delayed schools, offices. Second flu death in Georgia since season began Sept. 30. State football playoffs start; Cartersville, Rockmart play Wednesday.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Some icy spots being reported this morning. Temperatures below freezing in Rome, Cartersville. High of 49 today; more rain due Friday.  Home page Closings and delays: Updates on local schools that are closed or delayed opening today. Also:… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Flood warnings continue for some rivers, creeks; no snow in immediate forecast. Meet the House 14 candidates; early voting begins. Community Foundation awarding $58,000 in grants. Del Taco opens Dec. 28 in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Flood warnings continue for some rivers, creeks; no snow in immediate forecast. Meet the House 14 candidates; early voting begins. Community Foundation awarding $58,000 in grants. Del Taco opens Dec. 28 in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’

    LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No snow in latest forecast. Four area rivers/creeks still at flood warning stage; Oostanaula above 24 feet and apparently cresting. Weather Community Foundation for Greater Rome awards $58,000 in grants to seven organizations, from Elevation House… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: It’s a mess out there today — power outages, roads closed, rising rivers and maybe snow early Monday. Arrest in fatal hit-and-run in Bartow. Rome Commission to discuss smoking ordinance for Broad Street. Sports update.

Heritage First Headlines: It’s a mess out there today — power outages, roads closed, rising rivers and maybe snow early Monday. Arrest in fatal hit-and-run in Bartow. Rome Commission to discuss smoking ordinance for Broad Street. Sports update.

  MORNING EDITION: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Over two inches of rainfall so far, more on way. Flood watch until 7 p.m. tonight. Wind Advisory until noon. Flood warning for Chattooga River in Summerville. Rain/snow mix possible tonight. Forecast Buzz: Proposed no-smoking ordinance for Downtown Broad Street district to be discussed at Monday’s City Commission meeting.… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Flood watch in effect all weekend, up to 3 inches of rain expected, uncertainty on wintry mix. Season for giving for local bankers, students. Six qualify for District 5 race in Gordon.

Heritage First Headlines: Flood watch in effect all weekend, up to 3 inches of rain expected, uncertainty on wintry mix. Season for giving for local bankers, students. Six qualify for District 5 race in Gordon.

  MORNING EDITION: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flood watch today through Sunday evening. Nearly 3 inches of rain possible. So far, the wintry stuff stays to the east, but could see rain/snow mix Sunday night, Monday night. Forecast Season for Giving: Bankers for Blankets project nets 60 donations, exactly amount needed to help Salvation Army. Rome… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Weekend weather: Very wet, very cold, no snow through Monday. Dining: Del Taco’s close in Calhoun, the return of an old friend and what’s ‘swirling.’  Christmas: Parades tonight, maybe Saturday; concerts and other events.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Weekend weather: Very wet, very cold, no snow through Monday. Dining: Del Taco’s close in Calhoun, the return of an old friend and what’s ‘swirling.’ Christmas: Parades tonight, maybe Saturday; concerts and other events.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Weekend Washout on the way; nearly 3 inches of rain possible. So far, the wintry stuff stays to the east. We could see snow Tuesday morning. Weather Dining: Del Taco just about ready in Calhoun. Truett Cathy’s statute… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Chamber board backs revised Big Switch plan, gives up economic development. First hints of sleet, snow showers in the forecast. Christmas parades in Cartersville, Cedartown tonight. Education updates.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Chamber board backs revised Big Switch plan, gives up economic development. First hints of sleet, snow showers in the forecast. Christmas parades in Cartersville, Cedartown tonight. Education updates.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Chamber board backs tweaked version of The Big Switch, surrendering economic development while embracing mostly a ‘networking’ culture. Chamber Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Sleet now forecast for Friday night, Saturday morning; snow showers overnight Monday. Colder today, Friday; rain starts early Saturday.  Weather… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Truett’s Chick-fil-A sets opening celebration, including overnight camp out. RaceTrac opening second Cartersville location. Runoff election results.  Latest on The Big Switch. Charbuck’s opens in Shannon. Cold returns; rain to follow.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Truett’s Chick-fil-A sets opening celebration, including overnight camp out. RaceTrac opening second Cartersville location. Runoff election results. Latest on The Big Switch. Charbuck’s opens in Shannon. Cold returns; rain to follow.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Polk County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Dining: Grand opening celebration at Truett’s Chick-fil-A begins Dec. 12 with camp out, 52 weeks of meals for first 100 campers to register. Plus: More about the restaurant, returning employees and what to expect.  Dining Business: RaceTrac coming to Cartersville’s… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Popeye’s picks spot for return to West Rome. LakePoint losing Perfect Game after 2019. Updates on The Big Switch. Statewide runoff election today for two races; two special elections next (for some). Cooler week ahead.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Popeye’s picks spot for return to West Rome. LakePoint losing Perfect Game after 2019. Updates on The Big Switch. Statewide runoff election today for two races; two special elections next (for some). Cooler week ahead.

  LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT Popeye’s return to West Rome set for site of former bank branch. Planned: $775,000 new building. Burger King just about ready at former Popeye’s location on Shorter. Dining Perfect Game exiting LakePoint after next season; stunning change as the Emerson… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Murder rate jumps in Floyd, Bartow this year. Druck Report: The big farce behind The Big Switch. Ahead of the Headlines: Runoff election, economic development meetings (3), parades (5). John McClellan: Championships for Cartersville, Rockmart next week. Georgia vs. Texas in Sugar Bowl.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Murder rate jumps in Floyd, Bartow this year. Druck Report: The big farce behind The Big Switch. Ahead of the Headlines: Runoff election, economic development meetings (3), parades (5). John McClellan: Championships for Cartersville, Rockmart next week. Georgia vs. Texas in Sugar Bowl.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT With four weeks left in the year, the number of murders in Floyd and Bartow counties is up 40% compared to 2017. Arrests have been made in majority of those cases but others remain mysteries — including a Bartow County case that… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Cartersville man dies in hit-and-run crash; search under way for driver who left scene. DiPrima’s Shoes to open new Rome store in January. Half-day for Cartersville Schools on Dec. 12. Georgia falls to Alabama in SEC Championship.

Heritage First Headlines: Cartersville man dies in hit-and-run crash; search under way for driver who left scene. DiPrima’s Shoes to open new Rome store in January. Half-day for Cartersville Schools on Dec. 12. Georgia falls to Alabama in SEC Championship.

MORNING EDITION: Business: DiPrima’s Shoes to open new Rome store in January with expanded products including apparel. Hiring now under way for additional staff. Business WBHF: Cartersville man dies in hit-and-run accident in Bartow County; officers searching for driver of truck responsible for crash. Fatality Politics: Polls open Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for statewide runoff.… Read more

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