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Latest Heritage First Bank: Investigation continues into body found in Cedar Creek. Another two inches of rain on the way; flash flood watch starts tonight.  Latest flu updates. Rome Braves name new field manager.

Latest Heritage First Bank: Investigation continues into body found in Cedar Creek. Another two inches of rain on the way; flash flood watch starts tonight. Latest flu updates. Rome Braves name new field manager.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Investigation continues into body found in Cedar Creek in Cedartown. Investigation Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: About two inches of rain on the way; flash flood watch from 7 tonight through 7 p.m. Friday.  Weather Jobs: Region’s jobless rate down to 3.3% in November;… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Bank: Dining — Work begins on new Popeye’s; taco war brewing in Calhoun. Rocket Wheeler lands with Doubledays (Auburn, N.Y.) Davies Shelter: 115 men housed, 500 turned away in 2018. Sugar Bowl: Georgia falls to Texas. Another 2.5 inches of rain on the way.

Latest Heritage First Bank: Dining — Work begins on new Popeye’s; taco war brewing in Calhoun. Rocket Wheeler lands with Doubledays (Auburn, N.Y.) Davies Shelter: 115 men housed, 500 turned away in 2018. Sugar Bowl: Georgia falls to Texas. Another 2.5 inches of rain on the way.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Dining: Work begins on new Popeye’s in West Rome. Taco war brewing on Ga. 53 in Calhoun. Some changes already at Bucket o’ Shrimp site in East Rome. Dining What we’re hearing: Rocket Wheeler lands with Doubledays (and what better spot for a… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Bank: Happy New Year! Hospital post full-price list of charges online, but hard to compare. Blood supplies at critical low level. Polar Plunge today at noon in Cave Spring. More rain tomorrow.

Latest Heritage First Bank: Happy New Year! Hospital post full-price list of charges online, but hard to compare. Blood supplies at critical low level. Polar Plunge today at noon in Cave Spring. More rain tomorrow.

MORNING EDITION Health: Local hospitals have full-price list of charges now available online, but it’s not so easy for consumers to comparison shop. Prices Local blood supplies at critical low level with urgent need for blood type B-negative. Blood Assurance donor centers open today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Blood Health: New physician group to staff… Read more

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Heritage First Bank: Looking ahead to 2018: What’s coming in development, healthcare and education. 2018 one of wettest in Rome history. More rain expected to ring in New Year tonight. Holiday events, traffic updates.

Heritage First Bank: Looking ahead to 2018: What’s coming in development, healthcare and education. 2018 one of wettest in Rome history. More rain expected to ring in New Year tonight. Holiday events, traffic updates.

  MORNING EDITION Looking ahead in 2019: Lots on the way in downtown development, healthcare, education, government and recreation. What’s ahead Record rainfall: 2018 is one of wettest in history for Rome with more than 15 inches above normal, but will probably be just shy of official rainfall record of 68.56 inches. Rainfall Ware Mechanical Weather Center:… Read more

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Heritage First Bank: Now slow down for fast food over the holidays: Del Taco opens in Calhoun; West Rome’s new Burger King debuts Monday. New bakery due, too. Rain returns today through Tuesday (not as much). Some ideas on where to spend New Year’s Eve.

Heritage First Bank: Now slow down for fast food over the holidays: Del Taco opens in Calhoun; West Rome’s new Burger King debuts Monday. New bakery due, too. Rain returns today through Tuesday (not as much). Some ideas on where to spend New Year’s Eve.

    MORNING EDITION Dining: Great reception for Del Taco in Calhoun. New Burger King on Shorter Avenue opens for lunch Monday. Coming soon to ‘river district:’ Sunflour Bakery. Dining Holiday traffic: Three dead so far in New Year’s accidents. ‘Operation Zero Tolerance’ in force following a tragic Christmas travel season. Traffic New Year’s Weekend: Even more… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: At least a dozen restaurant changes on Broad Street in 2018, including two this week. RPD dismisses lieutenant following hit-and-run charges. A brief break from the rain; more due overnight. College football playoffs this afternoon, evening.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: At least a dozen restaurant changes on Broad Street in 2018, including two this week. RPD dismisses lieutenant following hit-and-run charges. A brief break from the rain; more due overnight. College football playoffs this afternoon, evening.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Dining: Middle Eastern Grill closing caps business year of restaurant changes on Broad Street. There were a dozen openings, closings and other changes. Dining Rome Police lieutenant charged with reckless driving,  hit and run, cruelty to children; employment ‘has been separated.’ Arrest New Year’s… Read more

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The latest Heritage First Headlines: Flash flood watch continues; so does the rain. Continuing updates. What’s been done with $24 million in economic development SPLOST collections? Not much. Seasons changing to Bistro 208. New urgent care campuses in Rome, Cartersville on the market.

The latest Heritage First Headlines: Flash flood watch continues; so does the rain. Continuing updates. What’s been done with $24 million in economic development SPLOST collections? Not much. Seasons changing to Bistro 208. New urgent care campuses in Rome, Cartersville on the market.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: 1.75 inches of rain so far with more due today. Clearing Saturday with another 1.5 inches starting Sunday. Flood watch through 7 a.m. Saturday. Weather Since 2009, Rome/Floyd County voters have taxed themselves an extra $24 million for economic… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Heavy rain, 40-mph gusts could mean some flooding, power outages later today, tonight. Inmate dies in Bartow accident; second person killed on local roads during the Christmas holiday.  Peaks & Valleys: The highs and lows in Northwest Georgia in 2018. Blue Devil Classic starts today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Heavy rain, 40-mph gusts could mean some flooding, power outages later today, tonight. Inmate dies in Bartow accident; second person killed on local roads during the Christmas holiday. Peaks & Valleys: The highs and lows in Northwest Georgia in 2018. Blue Devil Classic starts today.

LATEST HEADLINES Funeral services set for Saturday for 85-year-old woman who died from injuries sustained in a Cartersville house fire. Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Alert: Flash flood watch starts tonight; wind advisory in effect. At least 2 inches of rain today, into Friday; more on the… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Accident on Ga. 101 claims one life Christmas Day. Sink hole closes part of Ward Mountain Road. Heavy rain due Thursday, Friday. Ahead of the Headlines: What’s happening New Year’s Eve, into the new year. Georgia Tech’s bowl game this evening.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Accident on Ga. 101 claims one life Christmas Day. Sink hole closes part of Ward Mountain Road. Heavy rain due Thursday, Friday. Ahead of the Headlines: What’s happening New Year’s Eve, into the new year. Georgia Tech’s bowl game this evening.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT One dead following Christmas morning accident on Ga. 101; statewide holiday traffic fatality count now at 19. Accidents Ware Mechanical Weather Center: After today, we’ll see rain right on through New Year’s Day. At least 2.50 inches due through midday Friday. Weather Christmas… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Judge Tami Colston is retiring — with plans to continue contributing to the community. The late George Wallace’s daughter to address One Community United gathering. Christmas headlines: Services, weather, traffic and Santa. Good November for local Realtors.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Judge Tami Colston is retiring — with plans to continue contributing to the community. The late George Wallace’s daughter to address One Community United gathering. Christmas headlines: Services, weather, traffic and Santa. Good November for local Realtors.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. Today’s Christmas headlines Christmas Eve, Christmas Day church services. Plus: Live Nativity at Trinity United Methodist through Monday. What’s open, closed for Christmas: Check with the store or business today before you leave. Track Santa Claus via NORAD this Christmas Eve. Holiday traffic: 12… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: A Joyous Christmas! Gorgeous day ahead — but up to 3 inches of rain starts Thursday throughout the weekend. Christmas services — and what’s open today.  Model’s Blue Devil Classic opens Thursday.

Heritage First Headlines: A Joyous Christmas! Gorgeous day ahead — but up to 3 inches of rain starts Thursday throughout the weekend. Christmas services — and what’s open today. Model’s Blue Devil Classic opens Thursday.

  Christmas headlines Christmas Day church services. Plus: What’s open today. Holiday traffic: 16 fatalities statewide so far this Christmas season. Law enforcement cracking down on impaired driving. Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Mid 50s, sunny today. But much more rain is on the way. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A beautiful Christmas forecast but… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Local radio station ‘95.7 The Ridge’ being sold to Christian music group. Cartridge World of Rome closes. New Burger King in West Rome to open Jan. 1. Santa Claus is coming; track his arrival.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Local radio station ‘95.7 The Ridge’ being sold to Christian music group. Cartridge World of Rome closes. New Burger King in West Rome to open Jan. 1. Santa Claus is coming; track his arrival.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Local radio station ‘95.7 FM The Ridge’  being sold to Contemporary Christian Music radio giant EMF for new ‘K-Love’ station; deal awaits FCC approval. Plus more local focus coming to WLAQ. Radio Business: Cartridge World of Rome closes on Broad Street after eight… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Nicholson out as principal at Anna K. Davie, LakePoint Sports exits bankruptcy. Two Polk County mean arrested in Internet crime search. Special hours for retailers, restaurants for Christmas. Sunshine today, more rain Sunday.

Heritage First Headlines: Nicholson out as principal at Anna K. Davie, LakePoint Sports exits bankruptcy. Two Polk County mean arrested in Internet crime search. Special hours for retailers, restaurants for Christmas. Sunshine today, more rain Sunday.

MORNING EDITION Nicholson out as principal at Anna K. Davie Elementary. Resignation Business: LakePoint Sports exits bankruptcy, looks for growth and development in 2019. LakePoint Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Patchy black ice possible this morning. Sunshine returns, high near 50. More rain possible on Sunday. Forecast Rome Police: Teen driver rescued after pickup truck goes into Etowah River… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ex-Summerville corrections officer sentenced in meth/pot smuggling case at Hays State. Winter due this evening: Mid 40s, rain, wind advisory. Food Lion donates big. LongHorn grillmaster sizzles 1 millionth steak. 7 Hills Rotary high school tournament winners. Christmas services.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Ex-Summerville corrections officer sentenced in meth/pot smuggling case at Hays State. Winter due this evening: Mid 40s, rain, wind advisory. Food Lion donates big. LongHorn grillmaster sizzles 1 millionth steak. 7 Hills Rotary high school tournament winners. Christmas services.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Summerville woman, a former corrections officer, sentenced to almost eight years for smuggling meth, pot into Hays State Prison. Sentence Rome Police, state patrol team up to stop impaired driving through Jan. 3. Rome traffic accidents down; fatalities up. DOT suspending construction-related lane… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: CVS at Berry Crossing up for remodeling. First look inside The Lofts. Local job count rises. State flu deaths up to four (three seniors, one child). Up to 1.5 inches of rain today. Friday looks miserable.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: CVS at Berry Crossing up for remodeling. First look inside The Lofts. Local job count rises. State flu deaths up to four (three seniors, one child). Up to 1.5 inches of rain today. Friday looks miserable.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: CVS store anchoring Berry Crossing getting a new look. What’s inside the rising Lofts at Third & Broad. Business November jobs report: Labor force in the Rome area jumps to 41,900, a 13-month (or more) high. It was a record month for… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: International Paper reinvesting $150 million into Rome/Floyd; retains 500 jobs. Economic development here since 2011 nears $500 million. Scoggins sweeps state House 14 race. Cartersville Police say they’ve cracked retail theft ring. High school basketball tournament results. Inch-plus of rain due.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: International Paper reinvesting $150 million into Rome/Floyd; retains 500 jobs. Economic development here since 2011 nears $500 million. Scoggins sweeps state House 14 race. Cartersville Police say they’ve cracked retail theft ring. High school basketball tournament results. Inch-plus of rain due.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT International Paper plans $150 million reinvestment in Coosa plant; to retain 500 jobs, perhaps add 40. This follows $110 million deal in 2014. These projects, others boost industrial investment to $360 million in less than five years in Rome/Floyd. Business House 14 race:… Read more

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