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Reports: Missing South Carolina Alzheimer’s patient found safe in Bartow County.

Reports: Missing South Carolina Alzheimer’s patient found safe in Bartow County.

  A 73-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s — reported missing in Greenville, S.C. — is safe after being found in Bartow County, according to television station WYFF. Michele Marckini was found by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, the report shows. Marckini was reported missing after she was last known feeding her brother’s cats on Chenoweth Drive… Read more

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Politics: Advance voting ends Jan. 4 in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Secretary of State certifies Mitchell Scoggins’ win in House 14 race.

Politics: Advance voting ends Jan. 4 in House District 5 special election in Gordon County. Secretary of State certifies Mitchell Scoggins’ win in House 14 race.

Advance voting in the House District 5 special election continues through Jan. 4. A Jan. 8 election date is set but advance voting continues in the parts of Gordon and Murray counties to fill the seat of the late state Rep. John Meadows. A run-off, if needed, would be held Feb. 5. Six candidates, including… Read more

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Peaks & Valleys: More than a dozen or so highs and lows across Northwest Georgia in 2018, from rebirth on Broad Street and the start of a new ‘community’ to local tragedies that made state and national headlines.

Peaks & Valleys: More than a dozen or so highs and lows across Northwest Georgia in 2018, from rebirth on Broad Street and the start of a new ‘community’ to local tragedies that made state and national headlines.

  Our year in review: We bring back our Peaks & Valleys commentary to look at the top stories — good and bad — from the past year. We welcome you additions as well. Please email to druck@hometownheadlines.com.  Peak to The Spires at Berry College: Valued at more than $135 million, this is more than… Read more

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The ‘spirit of Christmas past:’ Remote disposal site off Wax Road packed.

The ‘spirit of Christmas past:’ Remote disposal site off Wax Road packed.

A post-Christmas trip to the remote trash collection/recycling site off Wax Road in Silver Creek was an eye opener at midday Wednesday. First, there was a line of vehicles – mostly pickup trucks – awaiting to get to the trash collection area. Those with recyclables got right through. What they found, in addition to the… Read more

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What were the Peaks & Valleys in Northwest Georgia for the past 12 months? Please share the headlines you remember the most from this year.

What were the Peaks & Valleys in Northwest Georgia for the past 12 months? Please share the headlines you remember the most from this year.

What were the Peaks & Valleys of Northwest Georgia in 2018? We’re assembling updates on the big stories and events of the past 12 months in Floyd, Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Please share what you think were the top local headlines in 2018 by replying below, emailing druck@hometownheadlines.com or texting 706-346-2031. Read more

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Christmas Day church services. Plus: Key closings, who’s open.

Christmas Day church services. Plus: Key closings, who’s open.

  Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 911 N. Broad St., Rome.  Christmas Day 10 a.m. Christmas Mass (English) Noon: Christmas Mass (Spanish) St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 42 Ash St., Rome. Christmas Day Holy Communion service at 10 a.m. Closed Christmas (or longer) City of Rome offices. What to know: Monday’s garbage, recycling, and yard cart route will be… Read more

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Model High grad Tim Reynolds lights up a packed house at The Vogue on Friday. With photos.

Model High grad Tim Reynolds lights up a packed house at The Vogue on Friday. With photos.

  Former Model High phenom and Berklee College of Music grad Tim Reynolds came home to Georgia this week for the holidays. He performed two special packed-house shows at The Vogue, 247 Broad St., on Thursday and Friday. He continues to reach a number of musical achievements, including his September audition and selection to play at the… Read more

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Rome Police, state patrol team up to stop impaired driving through Jan. 3. Rome traffic accidents down; fatalities up. DOT suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, others over Christmas and again New Year’s.

Rome Police, state patrol team up to stop impaired driving through Jan. 3. Rome traffic accidents down; fatalities up. DOT suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, others over Christmas and again New Year’s.

From Rome Police: Now through Jan. 3, the Rome Police Department and Georgia State Patrol Post 38 will partner as part of the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s Operation Zero Tolerance program. This is a nationwide law enforcement crackdown on alcohol and drug impaired drivers. The traffic volume will be significantly increased during the holiday travel… Read more

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Health: Two more flu deaths in Georgia so far this season including one patient between the age of 5 and 17 as well as three others, 65 and older.

Health: Two more flu deaths in Georgia so far this season including one patient between the age of 5 and 17 as well as three others, 65 and older.

Four flu deaths in Georgia so far this season (since Sept. 30): The latest flu report from the Georgia Department of Health shows two more people have died since the season began. Last year, through mid-May, 151 flu deaths were recorded in Georgia. Also of note: 34 people were hospitalzed in the week ending Dec.… Read more

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The latest: Georgia leads the nation in flu-like illnesses; activity listed as ‘widespread.’ Redmond convenience store/deli getting closer. ‘Excellent’ review, 3% raise for Rome’s city manager.

The latest: Georgia leads the nation in flu-like illnesses; activity listed as ‘widespread.’ Redmond convenience store/deli getting closer. ‘Excellent’ review, 3% raise for Rome’s city manager.

  Georgia appears to be the state with the most early cases of flu or flu-like illnesses, according to the most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report (through Dec. 8)  show Georgia leads the nation in “Influenza-like Illness” reports. That is defined as fever (temperature of 100°F or greater) and… Read more

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Heart of the Community to honor 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’ on Feb. 9.

Heart of the Community to honor 11 at ‘An Affair of the Heart’ on Feb. 9.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, eleven of Rome’s “unsung” heroes will be honored at the Heart of the Community Awards of Honor gala called “An Affair of the Heart.”  For 32 years, Redmond Regional Medical Center has sponsored these awards to recognize and honor individuals whose commitment through volunteer service has made this community a better… Read more

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Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Ahead of the Headlines: Cartersville, Rockmart brawl for it all Wednesday. Truett’s Chick-fil-A opens Thursday; going to ‘Camp Truett’? Time to vote again (for some).

Monday-Friday: Time for some to vote again — advance voting, that is — for  registered voters living in parts of Floyd and Bartow counties, represented by House District 14. Please see our Politics page for updates on how to vote in advance and where. And please see Natalie Simms’ candidate profiles today. Wednesday: Championship football… Read more

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Buzz: Bring One for the Chipper returns Jan. 5. Lane closure on the Bypass at the bridge over Oostanaula River due today.

Buzz: Bring One for the Chipper returns Jan. 5. Lane closure on the Bypass at the bridge over Oostanaula River due today.

  While some of us don’t even have the live trees all the way up quite yet, others are thinking about just the opposite: What happens when the ornaments and lights come off after Christmas? A familiar answer is: Let those trees help area anglers build better fish habitats in our lakes. You can do… Read more

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Health: National Influenza Vaccination Week a key time to remember Georgia’s 151 flu deaths last season; one dead, 74 hospitalized so far this year.

Health: National Influenza Vaccination Week a key time to remember Georgia’s 151 flu deaths last season; one dead, 74 hospitalized so far this year.

  The death count in Georgia from the 2017-18 flu season was staggering: 151 deaths in all. So far, through Nov. 24, one person in Georgia has died from the flu while another 74 have been hospitalized. Latest stats. Media release: Last year, Georgia experienced one of the worst flu seasons in recent history. Don’t fall… Read more

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Druck Report: How panic government, abused power ignited a critical need to update Rome/Floyd County’s economic development package, from priorities and planning to personnel.

Druck Report: How panic government, abused power ignited a critical need to update Rome/Floyd County’s economic development package, from priorities and planning to personnel.

    It’s fitting that a joint meeting of the Rome City and Floyd County commissions is being held Tuesday at 8 a.m. at 409 E. 12th St. as it is the home of Floyd County’s Emergency Operations Center. It is where critical personnel track severe weather and work to keep the community safe. In… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at five homes in Rome and Cave Spring, priced from $132,000 to $409,900.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Your first look at five homes in Rome and Cave Spring, priced from $132,000 to $409,900.

    Hardy Realty presents your first look at five homes in Rome and Cave Spring, prices from $132,000 to $409,900. OPEN HOUSES, 1-3 p.m. 3 BRECKENRIDGE ROAD, ROME.  5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. $389,000. 15 CAVERSHAM LANE,  ROME.  5 bedrooms, 4 baths.  $409,900. OPEN HOUSES, 2-4 p.m. 110 GRAY ROCK DRIVE, ROME. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $134,900.… Read more

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