Category Archives: Polk

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

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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Son who lost his father in a traffic accident earlier this year killed Tuesday in wreck on Ga. 293; two others seriously injured.

Son who lost his father in a traffic accident earlier this year killed Tuesday in wreck on Ga. 293; two others seriously injured.

Charley Edwards, a Model High graduate, has been identified as the young man killed in a one-vehicle accident on Ga.293 near Mizpah Methodist Church in eastern Floyd County. His death comes four months after his father was killed in a bizarre accident at U.S. 411 and the Bypass. He was struck by a truck while… Read more

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Ga. 140 shut down in both directions because of gas leak.

Ga. 140 shut down in both directions because of gas leak.

  Avoid Ga. 140 between Shannon (Ga. 53 intersection) and west of Adairsville as a broken gas line has led to emergency officials closing the road in both directions. Here’s what we know as of 5:05 p.m. From the Floyd County side of the line: Floyd E-911: Road closed; avoid the area. Ga. 140 at… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storm threat continues this afternoon.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storm threat continues this afternoon.

THE LATEST No advisories as of 5:15 p.m. but the storm system continues to move into Floyd and Bartow counties. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon Landing/Grizzard Park off the Bypass: Latest report Oostanaula River at Turner McCall near Riverside Parkway: Latest report FORECAST Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after… Read more

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Politics: 191 advance votes on Tuesday in Floyd; total already ahead of 2014 runoff here. Isakson meets with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Politics: 191 advance votes on Tuesday in Floyd; total already ahead of 2014 runoff here. Isakson meets with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

  Saturday: The League of Women Voters Rome-Floyd County for a presentation intended to inform and empower volunteers to engage and energize Latino American voters. Harvey Soto will join us on Saturday, July 21, at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 N. Broad St., Rome, to share Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials’… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Dempsey to auction ‘ranch’ at the center of sensational McIver murder trial. Missing Floyd woman recovering. Autopsy in Calhoun case. Bartow inmate sentenced in bizarre hit man case. Big day of advance voting Monday. More storms possible today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Dempsey to auction ‘ranch’ at the center of sensational McIver murder trial. Missing Floyd woman recovering. Autopsy in Calhoun case. Bartow inmate sentenced in bizarre hit man case. Big day of advance voting Monday. More storms possible today.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. Since July 1, the Georgia State Patrol has issued 511 citations regarding the Hands Free Law. MORNING REPORT Dempsey Auction Co. hired to sell ‘The Ranch,’ the heart of one of… Read more

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Dempsey Auction Co. hired to sell ‘The Ranch,’ the heart of one of the state’s most sensation murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and conviction of her husband, Tex McIver.

Dempsey Auction Co. hired to sell ‘The Ranch,’ the heart of one of the state’s most sensation murder cases involving the death of Diane McIver and conviction of her husband, Tex McIver.

  Last year’s auction of recovered property from the Floyd County Schools‘ theft case was huge for Dempsey Auction Co. It featured real estate, vehicles, grills and 600 other items that were sold with proceeds earmarked for return to the school system. It came with a big crowd and an even bigger responsibility — recovering… Read more

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Isakson on Trump-Putin press conference: ‘I support the assessment of the intel community and the bipartisan Senate intel Committee findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.’

Isakson on Trump-Putin press conference: ‘I support the assessment of the intel community and the bipartisan Senate intel Committee findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.’

  Georgia’s senior U.S.senator is standing with the intelligence community following President Trump’s statements about no Russian meddling in the 2016 president election. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., posted the above Tweet Monday evening following Trump’s comments that enraged both parties. He was standing with Vladimir Putin when he said the doubts there was any Russian interference.… Read more

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Buzz: Farmers market this Saturday on campus hosted by Berry College Student Enterprises (with a new video). Floyd School Board meets Wednesday; Downtown Development on Thursday.  45th barbecue, blood drive is July 28.

Buzz: Farmers market this Saturday on campus hosted by Berry College Student Enterprises (with a new video). Floyd School Board meets Wednesday; Downtown Development on Thursday. 45th barbecue, blood drive is July 28.

The latest student produced video on behalf of Saturday’s farmers market is now posted on YouTube with sophomore Ben Lord and a colleague. Please click to hear/see it. Join the Berry College Student Enterprises as many as 30 community vendors for our annual summer Farmers’ Market. The hours are 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves rained out Monday, play two today beginning at 12:05 p.m. Honors for Rome High swimmers.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome Braves rained out Monday, play two today beginning at 12:05 p.m. Honors for Rome High swimmers.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Rome Braves game vs the Augusta GreenJackets was a rainout Monday night. They’ll wrap the series today with a double header beginning at 12:05 p.m. Each game will last seven innings. Coverage on 99.5 The Jock and 995thejock.com Next: In Augusta, today at 12:05 p.m. Off… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD Barnes & Noble, 96. Lovejoy Community Services, 95. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA McDonald’s, Summerville, 76. Read more

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Bartow County Jail inmate gets 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife — for cash and two Atlanta Hawks tickets.

Bartow County Jail inmate gets 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to charges of trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife — for cash and two Atlanta Hawks tickets.

  Media release: Michael McEarchern has been sentenced for attempting to hire someone to kill his ex-wife, promising $10,000 and two Atlanta Hawks basketball tickets as payment for the murder. “McEarchern was serious about having his ex-wife killed and provided $800 as a down payment for her murder,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “The… Read more

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Missing Floyd County woman found alive; minor injuries.

Missing Floyd County woman found alive; minor injuries.

  THE LATEST Jeanne Betz, missing since Sunday afternoon and found Monday morning, was found in a wooded area not too far from where she stays in southern Floyd County near Booger Hollow Road, says Floyd County Police spokesman Jerome Poole. She was dehydrated, had bug bites and a few scraped up a bit when… Read more

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Calhoun Police identify body found off Kirby Road as missing Calhoun man; GBI autopsy scheduled. ‘Natural causes’ suspected with second person found dead Sunday.

Calhoun Police identify body found off Kirby Road as missing Calhoun man; GBI autopsy scheduled. ‘Natural causes’ suspected with second person found dead Sunday.

From Calhoun Police, Monday, noon: “On Sunday July 15, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m., deputies with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office contacted Calhoun Police in reference to a body being discovered in a wooded area off Kirby Road.  Deputies had searched the area over the weekend after receiving a missing person’s report. “Police detectives along… Read more

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