Category Archives: Polk

Updated: SOLD! 420 Broad St. purchased by FB Taylor Holdings.

Updated: SOLD! 420 Broad St. purchased by FB Taylor Holdings.

THE LATEST You were the first to know about the former Fricks building being back on the market and now for the rest of the story. The purchase has closed and Fred Taylor’s FB Taylor Holdings is the new owner of 420 Broad St. Steve Graves of Hardy Realty handled the sales Graves says the… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Final look at making the trip to Warner Robins as Rome prepares for 5A championship showdown.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Final look at making the trip to Warner Robins as Rome prepares for 5A championship showdown.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS 5A CHAMPIONSHIP: ROME AT WARNER ROBINS Rome at Warner Robins, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Gates open at 6 p.m. The latest from Warner Robins: Seating capacity at The MAC: Home stands, 3,122 seats. Visitor stands, 3,122 seats. All seats measure 24 inches across as per… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: New drama at Shorter (and not in the arts department). Heart of the Community honorees due Sunday. Cole Swindell in Rome Dec. 28. Only 10 options to see ‘Last Jedi’  tonight. Latest on the Rome-Warner football championship.

Heritage First Headlines: New drama at Shorter (and not in the arts department). Heart of the Community honorees due Sunday. Cole Swindell in Rome Dec. 28. Only 10 options to see ‘Last Jedi’ tonight. Latest on the Rome-Warner football championship.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. What we’re hearing: The drama that is Shorter. ‘Only’ 10 early showings locally of the new Star Wars tonight. Cole Swindell in Rome: A Georgia exclusive at RCBC. Coming Sunday: Heart of the Community honorees. Around town Rome Police: Shots fired on/near East 15th Street today;… Read more

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What we’re hearing: The drama that is Shorter. ‘Only’ 10 early showings locally of the new Star Wars tonight. Cole Swindell in Rome: A Georgia exclusive at RCBC. Coming Sunday: Heart of the Community honorees.

What we’re hearing: The drama that is Shorter. ‘Only’ 10 early showings locally of the new Star Wars tonight. Cole Swindell in Rome: A Georgia exclusive at RCBC. Coming Sunday: Heart of the Community honorees.

The drama that is Shorter University: It’s been another tough week on The Hill with five assistant football coaches sacked and now the termination of the no. 2 person in security, James Hall. Citing “policy violation,” Hall was served “separation” papers a few days after a confusing story in the Rome News in which he… Read more

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300 children expected at the annual Shop With a Hero in Bartow on Saturday. Development authority meets Tuesday.

300 children expected at the annual Shop With a Hero in Bartow on Saturday. Development authority meets Tuesday.

Law enforcement agencies in Bartow County are prepared for a huge turnout for the 10th Annual Bartow County Shop With A Hero program. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, this Saturday the event will bring together approximately 300 local children and their families at the Clarence Brown Conference Center (5450 Highway 20, Cartersville) to kick off… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Our weird weather week continues — warmer today, colder Friday, low 50s for the weekend and rain on Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Our weird weather week continues — warmer today, colder Friday, low 50s for the weekend and rain on Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Strange weather week continues: Warmer today, mid 40s Friday, low 50s Saturday, rain due Sunday (too warm for snow). FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Friday: Partly… Read more

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Obituaries: Ms. Shalanda N. Blackwell, Mrs. Lillian Christine “Chris” Buck, Mrs. Sherry Barton Gatlin, Sherry Levitha Ghorley Hammitt, Mr. Wilburn “Bud” Morris, Mrs. Diann Clark Thompson,Ronnie “PawPaw” Waid.

Obituaries: Ms. Shalanda N. Blackwell, Mrs. Lillian Christine “Chris” Buck, Mrs. Sherry Barton Gatlin, Sherry Levitha Ghorley Hammitt, Mr. Wilburn “Bud” Morris, Mrs. Diann Clark Thompson,Ronnie “PawPaw” Waid.

Mrs. Lillian Christine “Chris” Buck, age 74, of Rome, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in a local hospital. Mrs. Buck was born in Floyd County on June 24, 1943, daughter of the late Richard and Ada Singleton Jackson. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Billy Jackson. Prior to her retirement, she… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  FLOYD JOHNNY’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA 233 BROAD ST ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: December 13, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A PIZZA HUT 5 N 4TH ST LINDALE, GA 30147 View inspections: December 13, 2017 Score: 89, Grade: B BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No restaurant reports. Read more

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Crimewatch: Today’s reports from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails as well as Cartersville Police.

Crimewatch: Today’s reports from the Floyd, Bartow and Polk county jails as well as Cartersville Police.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. http://bit.ly/drminiyar About this report: We update this report around 5 each morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8… Read more

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Mark Wallace takes over as Floyd County Police Chief on Dec. 17.

Mark Wallace takes over as Floyd County Police Chief on Dec. 17.

This page sponsored by Dr. Miniyar’s Pediatrics. Please click http://bit.ly/drminiyar Mark Wallace will join us at 8:40 this morning on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm Media release: At their Dec. 12 meeting, the Floyd County Board of Commissioners appointed Mark Wallace as the new Floyd County Chief of Police. … Read more

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A Grinch on the loose? Rome Police offer tips on keeping deliveries safe. Regional tourism panel has its own suggestions for local legislative delegation.

A Grinch on the loose? Rome Police offer tips on keeping deliveries safe. Regional tourism panel has its own suggestions for local legislative delegation.

From Rome Police: In the past several days, Rome and Floyd County residents have reported thefts of packages being delivered and left on porches. Please be aware that this time of year, there are those who will keep a vigilant watch for your hard earned Christmas gifts to be delivered and do their shopping from… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Strong gusts ease a bit today but so does the temperature; high in the upper 40s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Strong gusts ease a bit today but so does the temperature; high in the upper 40s.

  OUTLOOK Bundle up: With a low (so far) of 27 and a 5-mph wind, it feels like 21 degrees outside as of 5:40 a.m. Our high today: 48 degrees with gusts to 15 mph. After some pretty strong gusts on Tuesday (at least 25 mph in Rome), we’ll see the winds a bit weaker… Read more

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Obituaries: Miss Christy Lynn Bray, Johnnie Mae Smith.

Obituaries: Miss Christy Lynn Bray, Johnnie Mae Smith.

  Miss Christy Lynn Bray, age 49, of Rome, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, in an Austell hospital Miss Bray was born in Rome on March 11, 1968, daughter of Brenda Faye Womack Bray and Roy Carlton Bray.  She was a special needs child but was a graduate of Pepperell High School.  She… Read more

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