Category Archives: Polk

Crimewatch: Reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police, updated up to five times daily.

Crimewatch: Reports from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and from Cartersville Police, updated up to five times daily.

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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Rome Police: Murder warrants issued for the arrest of Nakotah Smith in the death of his girlfriend, Crystal Vega.  Investigations continuing.

Rome Police: Murder warrants issued for the arrest of Nakotah Smith in the death of his girlfriend, Crystal Vega. Investigations continuing.

Rome Police are investigating two murders and a violent armed robbery, all occurring within four days (June 13-16). Below please find information on the suspects in each case, all of whom remained free as of midday Tuesday. How to help: If you spot any of the suspects, call 911 immediate. You can use the anonymous… Read more

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Bartow Sheriff’s Office to hold media briefing Thursday on 30-year-old man last seen in Emerson on May 24.

Bartow Sheriff’s Office to hold media briefing Thursday on 30-year-old man last seen in Emerson on May 24.

The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has planned a 10 a.m. Thursday media briefing regarding the ongoing search for Freddy Seth Morgan. According to the release: “The family of Mr. Morgan will be present along with representatives from the various law enforcement agencies investigating the case. We will be releasing a photo of Mr. Morgan taken… Read more

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Panama City newspaper: Cartersville man was the fifth person to die in the nearby Gulf in less than a month.

Panama City newspaper: Cartersville man was the fifth person to die in the nearby Gulf in less than a month.

    An update from Tuesday’s Panama City News Herald examines a deadly chain of five deaths in the Gulf of Mexico in fewer than 30 days, the latest victim being a Cartersville resident. An interactive map also has details on each case, including Jackson’s drowning. Witnesses says he was “overtaken by a large wave… Read more

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Business: ALDI’s grand reopening, ribbon cutting set for Thursday, June 28. What to expect that morning.

Business: ALDI’s grand reopening, ribbon cutting set for Thursday, June 28. What to expect that morning.

  Rome’s remodeled ALDI grocery at 836 Turner McCall Blvd. reopens Thursday, June 28, with an 8:25 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony as well as a “golden ticket” giveaway for the first 100 shoppers to win select prizes as well as a chance at the “produce for a year” sweepstakes. Opened in August 2014 on the site where… Read more

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State Rep. Eddie Lumsden, who cosponsored the distracted driving law, hopes it stops the spike in deaths and injuries on Georgia highways.

State Rep. Eddie Lumsden, who cosponsored the distracted driving law, hopes it stops the spike in deaths and injuries on Georgia highways.

State Rep. Eddie Lumsden, R-Rome, was a cosponsor of the Georgia’s distracted driving law which takes effect July 1. Lumsden was a guest on Tuesday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and discussed how a surge in traffic deaths and injuries in the state and nation led to creation of the bill. The… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: ‘Desire and need’ for more downtown residential cited as zoning change OK’d; other options on the way. Rome Police now investigating two shooting deaths.  Cartersville man drowns at Panama City Beach. May home sales jump; inventory slips. Heat index of 99 due again today.

Heritage First Headlines: ‘Desire and need’ for more downtown residential cited as zoning change OK’d; other options on the way. Rome Police now investigating two shooting deaths. Cartersville man drowns at Panama City Beach. May home sales jump; inventory slips. Heat index of 99 due again today.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. Downtown’s residential revival? Citing a ‘desire and need’ for more housing, owner gets OK from City Commission for ‘Clocktower Corners’ conversion. It’s the latest off-Broad living concept. Residential Latest updates as Rome Police investigate two shooting deaths and violent armed robbery. RPD Cartersville man drowns… Read more

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Downtown’s residential revival? Citing a ‘desire and need’ for more housing, owner gets OK from City Commission for ‘Clocktower Corners’ conversion. It’s the latest off-Broad living concept.

Downtown’s residential revival? Citing a ‘desire and need’ for more housing, owner gets OK from City Commission for ‘Clocktower Corners’ conversion. It’s the latest off-Broad living concept.

  It wasn’t that long ago that Rome’s Downtown Development Authority was hearing about the need for residential to help balance the continued evolution and revitalization of Broad Street. That “live-work-play” mantra stuck and we’ve since seen a surge in lofts along Broad Street and connecting streets — some with monthly rents of $1,300 a month… Read more

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Buzz: Home sales up 21.3% in May vs. same month last year; ‘inventory’ down 19%. League of Women Voters meet Thursday.

Buzz: Home sales up 21.3% in May vs. same month last year; ‘inventory’ down 19%. League of Women Voters meet Thursday.

May was a great month for the Greater Rome Board of Realtors: As the above graphic shows, home sales climbed 21.3 percent to 131 (vs. the same month last year). Also up: Average sales price of $184,964, up almost 28 percent. On the flip side: Inventory is low. There were 318 listings last month, down… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No break from the bake; heat index of 99 due again today; high of 93.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: No break from the bake; heat index of 99 due again today; high of 93.

  OUTLOOK Another heat index of 99 or higher due today. Also, there is a chance of thunderstorms everyday for the next week, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. A few storms could be strong to severe each day with strong wind gusts, frequent lightning and isolated flooding from heavy rain possible. Monday’s numbers:… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Six Rome Braves on tonight’s All-Star roster from the South Atlantic League. Atlanta Falcons: Where and how to watch preseason practice.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Six Rome Braves on tonight’s All-Star roster from the South Atlantic League. Atlanta Falcons: Where and how to watch preseason practice.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Rome Braves send six players to the South Atlantic League All-Star game tonight. The Rome All-Stars are: Pitchers – Bruce Zimmermann, Walter Borkovich, Kelvin Rodriguez and Freddy Tarnok.  Position players include: Riley Delgado (infield) and Drew Waters (outfielder). All-Stars All-Star schedule of events. All-Star South roster (includes Braves) North… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday

FLOYD Church’s Chicken, 93, Hill Dining Hall at WinShape, 89. Los Portales, 91. BARTOW Applebee’s, 88. GORDON Country Cabin Sweets and Treats, base operation, 100. Cooper Creek Grill, 99. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Education: Spotlight on Dr. Jeff Wilson, new superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

Education: Spotlight on Dr. Jeff Wilson, new superintendent of Floyd County Schools.

By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Dr. Jeffrey Wilson will take the helm of Floyd County Schools on July 1, bringing his 30 years of education that run the gamut from K-12 experiences to college teaching to state level work. “Knew early that I enjoyed working with kids…involved in YMCA Day Camps and coaching and really found… Read more

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