Category Archives: Polk

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement. Plus: Community safety links.

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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Bartow Sheriff’s Office charges pair with ‘tag swap,’ alleging they scanned a Kool-Aid package in exchange for more expensive items.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office charges pair with ‘tag swap,’ alleging they scanned a Kool-Aid package in exchange for more expensive items.

Media release: The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects in connection with a “tag-swap” shoplifting investigation. According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, Walmart of Cartersville Asset Protection Officers requested assistance from BCSO investigators for several shoplifting incidents involving the use of a Georgia EBT Food Stamp card. These incidents were reported to have taken… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: The scoop on Duffy’s Deli’s 40 years of success. Chilly start to the week — and cooler this weekend. Druck Report: So what happens when restaurants add politics to the menu? John McClellan’s high school picks for this week. Advance voting resumes.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: The scoop on Duffy’s Deli’s 40 years of success. Chilly start to the week — and cooler this weekend. Druck Report: So what happens when restaurants add politics to the menu? John McClellan’s high school picks for this week. Advance voting resumes.

  LATEST HEADLINES Ga. 101, U.S. 27 clear following twin morning accidents. Floyd County Schools says no injuries after bus carrying special ed kids was hit on Ga. 101. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. Official morning low was 35 but we saw 32 on the register from the thermometer… Read more

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Dining. The scoop on Duffy’s Deli, now 40 years old: There’s 200 pounds of chicken salad crafted daily, a prime location and ‘our other secrets to success are service, cleanliness and consistency.’

Dining. The scoop on Duffy’s Deli, now 40 years old: There’s 200 pounds of chicken salad crafted daily, a prime location and ‘our other secrets to success are service, cleanliness and consistency.’

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Nestled in the middle of Central Plaza off Second Avenue in Rome, Duffy’s Deli has been serving up its popular chicken salad, sandwiches, soups and more for the last 40 years. A local favorite in a throng of competing restaurants in town, the Garrett Family hopes their “recipe for success”… Read more

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Tonight’s MegaMillions jackpot sits at $1.6 billion. Wednesday’s Powerball a cool $620 million. What to know about both.

Tonight’s MegaMillions jackpot sits at $1.6 billion. Wednesday’s Powerball a cool $620 million. What to know about both.

  Mega Millions’s jackpot has ballooned to $1.6 billion – the largest in U.S. history. All that is up for grabs at 11 this evening. What to know: The Mega Millions cash option is 904 million. The chances of winning the big one: 1 in 302 million. Tickets: $2 each. Overall odds of winning any… Read more

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Druck Report: So what happens next when politics get added to the restaurant’s menu?

Druck Report: So what happens next when politics get added to the restaurant’s menu?

  The first text arrived just after 7:50 a.m Friday. A Facebook post was circulating, calling for a boycott of Schroeder’s New Deli because of Democrat Stacey Abrams‘ scheduled visit to the Broad Street restaurant that afternoon. At the hour, it had attracted more than 200 comments; many were supportive of the idea. It quickly spread… Read more

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Buzz: Actor Judge Reinhold to headline 15th annual Rome International Film Festival Nov. 1-4. Rome/Floyd County N.A.A.C.P.’s annual Soul Food Dinner/Auction/Chance Giveaway is Nov. 3.

Buzz: Actor Judge Reinhold to headline 15th annual Rome International Film Festival Nov. 1-4. Rome/Floyd County N.A.A.C.P.’s annual Soul Food Dinner/Auction/Chance Giveaway is Nov. 3.

Actor Judge Reinhold will headline the 15th annual Rome International Film Festival with screenings of two of his films planned, Over Her Dead Body and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Reinhold has been in over 75 motion picture and television shows, including Stripes, Ruthless People, the Beverly Hills Cop trilogy and the Disney Christmas franchise,… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Frosty start to the day — and even cooler temperatures are due starting Thursday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Frosty start to the day — and even cooler temperatures are due starting Thursday.

THE LATEST Morning low so far: 33 degrees just before 5 a.m. Freeze watch expires at 8 a.m. OUTLOOK And two think we were in the 90s a few weeks ago. We’re actually tracking temperatures a bit lower than normal for this time of year (high of 72, low of 48). An even cooler weekend… Read more

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John McClellan’s picks for 14 high school games this week: Cedartown, Coosa, Gordon Central, Model, Adairsville need wins as playoffs get closer; John says only one will.

John McClellan’s picks for 14 high school games this week: Cedartown, Coosa, Gordon Central, Model, Adairsville need wins as playoffs get closer; John says only one will.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines The 2018 high school football regular season enters its next to last week this Thursday and Friday as teams make their final push for the playoffs. Rome, Cartersville, Calhoun, Rockmart, Pepperell and Chattooga… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this week. Latest high school rankings: Northwest Georgia dominates. Georgia no. 7 in AP Top 25. Berry no. 13 in Division III rankings.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan picks for 14 high school games this week. Latest high school rankings: Northwest Georgia dominates. Georgia no. 7 in AP Top 25. Berry no. 13 in Division III rankings.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL John McClellan’s picks for 14 high school games this week: Cedartown, Coosa, Gordon Central, Model, Adairsville need wins as playoffs get closer; John says only one will.  McClellan Rockmart rises to no. 2 in AA rankings; Darlington up… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Update: Rockmart rises to no. 2 in AA rankings; Darlington up to no. 9. Rome, Calhoun continue on top with Cartersville at no. 5. Colleges: Georgia no. 7 in AP Top 25.

Chick-fil-A Sports Update: Rockmart rises to no. 2 in AA rankings; Darlington up to no. 9. Rome, Calhoun continue on top with Cartersville at no. 5. Colleges: Georgia no. 7 in AP Top 25.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL The AJC’s weekly top 10 ranking of high school football teams:  AJC 5A: Rome remains no. 1 after 36th consecutive win Friday. Now 9-0 on the season. 4A: Cartersville holds at no. 5. It was the Hurricanes’ 47th consecutive regular-season victory.… Read more

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Additional felony,  misdemeanor charges against woman driving the vehicle that led to a fatal shootout off I-75 in Bartow County on Thursday.

Additional felony, misdemeanor charges against woman driving the vehicle that led to a fatal shootout off I-75 in Bartow County on Thursday.

  SUNDAY’S UPDATES Additional felony and misdemeanor charges have been filed against Courtney Shay Caudill of Ansted, W. Va.,  the woman authorities say was driving the car midday Thursday that ended in a traffic stop and subsequent shootout that injured a Georgia State Patrol trooper and left her accomplice dead. Caudill now faces charges of Felonies:… Read more

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Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Photos from Saturday’s Trout Unlimited Chili Cookoff, Walk with a Doc and John Wisdom Wagon Train. Coming next weekend: Chiaha Harvest Festival, Peach State Marching Festival and SE Cowboy Festival and Symposium.

Lawrence Plantation’s Weekend Guide: Photos from Saturday’s Trout Unlimited Chili Cookoff, Walk with a Doc and John Wisdom Wagon Train. Coming next weekend: Chiaha Harvest Festival, Peach State Marching Festival and SE Cowboy Festival and Symposium.

The Weekend Guide is sponsored by Lawrence Plantation. To be included, please send a quick summary in an email — no PDFs, no flyers — to druck@hometownheadlines.com.   Another busy weekend ahead on Oct. 25-28: THURSDAY-SATURDAY The 16th annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. As the largest Western themed event… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: After overtime thriller, Berry remains undefeated on season. Shorter falls on Homecoming. Armuchee, Pepperell, Coosa, Calhoun and Cartersville advance in state volleyball championship.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: After overtime thriller, Berry remains undefeated on season. Shorter falls on Homecoming. Armuchee, Pepperell, Coosa, Calhoun and Cartersville advance in state volleyball championship.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. COLLEGES/football today Berry Football:No. 12 Berry Vikings survive an overtime battle with a 28-21 win over Millsaps. BC remains undefeated at 8-0 on the year and 6-0 in SAA. Game recap. Next Saturday: At home vs. Birmingham-Southern, 3 p.m.  Schedule Shorter Football: … Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: More charges following fatal shootout on I-75. Rome Commission to consider increase in parking fees, new downtown parking rules. Floyd Commission set to approve dog park at Ridge Ferry. Rome Firefighter Memorial dedication, photos. Chilly start to day. Weekend event photos.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: More charges following fatal shootout on I-75. Rome Commission to consider increase in parking fees, new downtown parking rules. Floyd Commission set to approve dog park at Ridge Ferry. Rome Firefighter Memorial dedication, photos. Chilly start to day. Weekend event photos.

  LATEST HEADLINES Additional felony, misdemeanor charges against woman driving the vehicle that led to a fatal shootout off I-75 in Bartow County on Thursday. Twin jackpots soar to a combined $2.22 billion this week after no one won Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Tuesday’s MegaMillions jackpot now at $1.6 billion. Updates from the Floyd County… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Season’s first frost advisory for our area from 2 until 8 a.m. Monday; low of 34 expected.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Season’s first frost advisory for our area from 2 until 8 a.m. Monday; low of 34 expected.

  THE LATEST The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Frost Advisory, which is in effect from 2 AM to 8 AM EDT Monday. * Temperatures…lower to mid 30s * Timing…After midnight tonight through 8 AM Monday morning. * Locations…Much of north and central Georgia north of a LaGrange to Macon to… Read more

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