Category Archives: Polk

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s, low 90s at least through Sunday. Normal high this time of year: 83.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Upper 80s, low 90s at least through Sunday. Normal high this time of year: 83.

  OUTLOOK Heat streak continues with afternoon highs six or more degrees above normal for this time of year (83 degrees). Drier conditions are expected today and Wednesday. The chance for scattered thunderstorms will return on Thursday and Friday. FORECAST Tuesday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Weekly soccer report. Another Rome High football player up for honors from USA Today. Updates from Berry College.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Weekly soccer report. Another Rome High football player up for honors from USA Today. Updates from Berry College.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Weekly soccer report: The YMCA Arsenal Rome Select soccer teams had a stormy weekend. They posted a 5-9-1 record to make it 9 wins, 15 losses, and 6 ties for the season. The B’06 (U13) III-Yellow tied the Three Rivers Athletic… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Monday.

FLOYD Armuchee Elementary, 100 Armuchee Middle, 91 Coosa Middle, 96. Coosa High, 100. New China Buffet, 81. Pepperell Elementary, 100. Pepperell Middle, 100. Provino’s, 90. Tang’s, 93. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK Checker’s, Cedartown, 98. Jefferson’s,  Cedartown, 96. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint part of a boom in youth sports hubs. First candidate to replace Coomer in the state House is his dad. Updates on Main Street openings in Cartersville. Life span study: 30165 residents live longer.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: LakePoint part of a boom in youth sports hubs. First candidate to replace Coomer in the state House is his dad. Updates on Main Street openings in Cartersville. Life span study: 30165 residents live longer.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Traffic headaches on Turner McCall begin as paving gets under way. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING REPORT: Business: New York Times takes a closer look at surging youth sports complexes across the country, including… Read more

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Power restored to more than 1,000 customers following accident Monday afternoon in Summerville.

Power restored to more than 1,000 customers following accident Monday afternoon in Summerville.

Georgia Power restored power to 1,021 customers in Summerville following a bizarre traffic accident. (outage map). The Summerville News reports that: Update 2:30pm— A Coors beer truck driver and passenger are trapped inside the delivery truck that hit a downtown power pole. Georgia Power is turning off all power in the area to get the… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: A year later, relatives, colleagues to honor slain Polk Detective Kristen Hearne. Don Neo’s opens on Broad Friday. Follow Parker Systems’ crews into Florence’s aftermath. RomeGaCares opens at 10 a.m. John McClellan’s high school football picks; latest rankings. Falcons win. Georgia no. 2 in Top 25.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: A year later, relatives, colleagues to honor slain Polk Detective Kristen Hearne. Don Neo’s opens on Broad Friday. Follow Parker Systems’ crews into Florence’s aftermath. RomeGaCares opens at 10 a.m. John McClellan’s high school football picks; latest rankings. Falcons win. Georgia no. 2 in Top 25.

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. MORNING REPORT One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trail. Remembrance Don Neo Tacos & Elotes opens in… Read more

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One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trial.

One year later, family and fellow officers to honor slain Detective Kristen Hearne. Two suspects charged with her murder awaiting trial.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net It’s been nearly a year since Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne was ambushed outside of Cedartown in rural Polk County. As the two suspects charged in her murder await trial, loved ones and co-workers still struggle to cope with her death. To remember her life of service, a number… Read more

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Don Neo Tacos & Elotes opens in downtown Rome on Friday as the popular West Rome food truck adds expanded menu, service.

Don Neo Tacos & Elotes opens in downtown Rome on Friday as the popular West Rome food truck adds expanded menu, service.

  Friday opening for Don Neo Tacos & Elotes at 330 Broad St. You know you’re doing something right when the demand at your food truck is strong enough to support a rare move to adding a brick-and-mortar restaurant as well. It’s been successfully done by Dereck and Chef Joan Brady at Crawdaddy’s while a few… Read more

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Follow Parker Systems as crew, convoy arrive in storm-stricken Carolinas to help repair communications network.

Follow Parker Systems as crew, convoy arrive in storm-stricken Carolinas to help repair communications network.

  You can track the updates from the Parker Systems’ crew as they move into the debris of another storm — this time in the Carolinas — to help with restoration of communications service. This scenario has played out numerous times in recent years as disaster officials call David Parker and crew for help. In… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Back to 90 or warmer starting Tuesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Back to 90 or warmer starting Tuesday.

  OUTLOOK Drier conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday. The chance for scattered thunderstorms will return on Thursday and Friday. FORECAST Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before… Read more

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John McClellan’s picks for 14 games this weekend: 1-point win for Darlington; Cartersville by 29 over Cedartown; Rome by 30-plus over Cass; Ws for Pepperell, Model;  easy Calhoun, Rockmart wins, too.

John McClellan’s picks for 14 games this weekend: 1-point win for Darlington; Cartersville by 29 over Cedartown; Rome by 30-plus over Cass; Ws for Pepperell, Model; easy Calhoun, Rockmart wins, too.

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 Rome Wolves took a major step toward another region and state championship as they extended the state’s longest winning streak to 31 games with a 65-51 win over Carrollton. The first weekend of… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks. Five area teams top the charts in latest football poll. Georgia jumps to no. 2 in AP Top 25; Berry no. 17 in DIII. Falcons get first win of the season vs. Panthers.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: John McClellan’s high school picks. Five area teams top the charts in latest football poll. Georgia jumps to no. 2 in AP Top 25; Berry no. 17 in DIII. Falcons get first win of the season vs. Panthers.

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 high school football picks: 1-point win for Darlington; Cartersville by 29 over Cedartown; Rome by 30-plus over Cass; Ws for Pepperell, Model;  easy Calhoun, Rockmart wins, too. McClellan Cartersville climbs to no. 2 in latest 4A rankings.… Read more

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GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Gordon County that left one man wounded, jailed; fourth such investigation in Northwest Georgia since May.

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Gordon County that left one man wounded, jailed; fourth such investigation in Northwest Georgia since May.

The state’s 64th officer involved-shooting to be investigated by the GBI occurred early Sunday in Gordon County. It is the fourth officer-involved shooting investigation in Northwest Georgia since May. Here are the details from a GBI media release: On Sunday, Sept. 16,  at approximately 1 a.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Georgia… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Northwest Georgia football teams dominating state rankings — 5A Rome, 3A Calhoun remain in first; 4A Cartersville climbs to no. 2; Darlington is no. 4 (A private) Rockmart is no. 5 (2A).

Chick-fil-A Sports Report extra: Northwest Georgia football teams dominating state rankings — 5A Rome, 3A Calhoun remain in first; 4A Cartersville climbs to no. 2; Darlington is no. 4 (A private) Rockmart is no. 5 (2A).

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. The AJC’s weekly top 10 ranking of high school football teams:  AJC 5A: Rome remains no. 1 after 31sth consecutive win Friday. Now 4-0 on the season. 4A: Cartersville, thanks to its 41st consecutive regular-season victory, moves up to the no. 2… Read more

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Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia now no. 2 in AP Top 25, jumps Clemson. Berry gets another win, rises to no. 17 in DIII football rankings.  Shorter losing streak continues. Georgia beats Middle Tennessee, Tech loses to Pitt. Falcons host Carolina today.

Updated Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Georgia now no. 2 in AP Top 25, jumps Clemson. Berry gets another win, rises to no. 17 in DIII football rankings. Shorter losing streak continues. Georgia beats Middle Tennessee, Tech loses to Pitt. Falcons host Carolina today.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Georgia passes Clemson for no. 2 spot on latest AP Top 25: AP voters were impressed by Georgia’s win over South Carolina on Sept. 15, so much so that the Bulldogs closed within a handful of points of No. 2 Clemson. Following… Read more

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Streaking! From 132 consecutive regional high school wins (Calhoun) to a 31-game college losing skid (Shorter), several Northwest Georgia teams have some notable streaks going.

Streaking! From 132 consecutive regional high school wins (Calhoun) to a 31-game college losing skid (Shorter), several Northwest Georgia teams have some notable streaks going.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.     Technical issue: We’ve posted this story twice this morning as the first copy is corrupt. We are not able to open the file and delete for some reason. The updated version appears below. As we wrap up the fourth… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: GBI investigating Gordon County shooting. ‘Cops for Kids’ draws regional support for Special Olympics. Streaking: Local football teams have notable streaks going. Living Proof’s Recover Rome hits a jackpot. How you can help with Florence relief. Weekend guide.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: GBI investigating Gordon County shooting. ‘Cops for Kids’ draws regional support for Special Olympics. Streaking: Local football teams have notable streaks going. Living Proof’s Recover Rome hits a jackpot. How you can help with Florence relief. Weekend guide.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Gordon County that left one man wounded, jailed; fourth such investigation in Northwest Georgia since May. Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Floyd Sheriff’s ‘Cops for Kids’ softball tournament brings together… Read more

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Floyd Sheriff’s ‘Cops for Kids’ softball tournament brings together law enforcement, first responders from around the region to support Special Olympics.

Floyd Sheriff’s ‘Cops for Kids’ softball tournament brings together law enforcement, first responders from around the region to support Special Olympics.

Teams of local law enforcement officers, firefighters and even GBI officers joined together for Saturday’s annual Cops for Kids Softball tournament hosted by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. The annual event raises money for the Floyd County Special Olympics. “We want to thank all the public safety teams that participated in our Annual Cops for… Read more

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