Lindale man jailed following accident that kills 17-year-old Wednesday night; Cave Spring man faces charges in April 6 fatality

Lindale man jailed following accident that kills 17-year-old Wednesday night; Cave Spring man faces charges in April 6 fatality

Two men have been charged with vehicular homicide — one a felony count, the other a misdemeanor — in separate accidents that claimed two lives, according to Floyd County Jail reports. From WRGA 98.7 FM: A 31-year old Lindale man is in jail following a single-vehicle wreck Wednesday night that left a teenage passenger dead. According… Read more

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Business: Some big permits on file including $2.5 million for Aldi growth, $575,000 for 425 Broad St.

Business: Some big permits on file including $2.5 million for Aldi growth, $575,000 for 425 Broad St.

    April is a busy month for the building department, especially for two of the larger projects: The $2.5 million expansion and renovation of Aldi at 836 Turner McCall Blvd. When finished, the store — opened in August 2014 — will have approximately 18,817 square feet with five aisles and 11,404 square feet of sales… Read more

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300 more jobs in March vs. a year ago. Plus: First-time jobless claims down across the region.

300 more jobs in March vs. a year ago. Plus: First-time jobless claims down across the region.

March employment job report at a glance: Rome/Floyd County gained 300 jobs in March vs. the same month last year, or from 41,000 to 41,300. Compared to February, we saw a 100-job gain. First time jobless claims were: Bartow: Down in March vs.  February but higher than a year earlier. Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties:… Read more

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Dining & Drink: ‘Pint Night’ premieres tonight at Rome City Brewing’s Tap Room. Pop-up (not tart) breakfast at Jamwich — and Hippie New Year? Food truck updates.

Dining & Drink: ‘Pint Night’ premieres tonight at Rome City Brewing’s Tap Room. Pop-up (not tart) breakfast at Jamwich — and Hippie New Year? Food truck updates.

  Rome City Brewing’s ‘Tap Room’ adds Thursday nights with ‘pint night special.’ The Tap Room, above the brewery now at 333 Broad St., is open from 5 p.m.-midnight tonight through Saturday. Thursdays are pint nights with a $1 off every locally brewed beer on tap. “Our rooftop patio will be open and the perfect… Read more

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Buzz: Joel Snider new executive director of Community Foundation. Marine Corps Family Day is Saturday.

Buzz: Joel Snider new executive director of Community Foundation. Marine Corps Family Day is Saturday.

  The Community Foundation for Greater Rome announces Joel Snider as newly appointed executive director for the organization. The current executive director, Ashley Ellington, joins the Foundation board of directors while departing for a job at a local institution. “We are excited to retain Ashley as a member of our Board of Directors and are… Read more

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Education: Georgia Power’s Cassandra Wheeler joins Georgia Northwestern’s Board of Directors. Honors for Berry communication students.

Education: Georgia Power’s Cassandra Wheeler joins Georgia Northwestern’s Board of Directors. Honors for Berry communication students.

  Cassandra Carter Wheeler, northwest regional director at Georgia Power, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s newest Board of Directors member by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, at a meeting held on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. Wheeler has served in leadership positions at Southern Co. subsidiaries for more than 17 years.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A surprisingly cool 61 for a high today and then back to the low 70s by the weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A surprisingly cool 61 for a high today and then back to the low 70s by the weekend.

  OUTLOOK After highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, we’re going back down again to a high of 61 degrees; low 70s by Saturday. FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. North… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open homestand vs. Augusta tonight; beats Asheville 8-5 Wednesday. High school baseball scores and schedules. Berry hosts conference baseball, softball tournaments starting today. Community sports updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves open homestand vs. Augusta tonight; beats Asheville 8-5 Wednesday. High school baseball scores and schedules. Berry hosts conference baseball, softball tournaments starting today. Community sports updates.

HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL Scores: Carrollton 12, Rome 7. The region chase: Carrollton is 13-2 in the region. Villa Rica is 10-5. Kell and Rome are 9-6. Woodland and East Paulding are 8-7. Friday will be interesting with the tiebreaker possibilities (will decide the top four teams… Read more

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Obituaries: Robert Henry Kelley.

Obituaries: Robert Henry Kelley.

  Robert Henry Kelley, age 63, of Rome passed away April 17, 2018 at his residence. Robert was born January 6, 1955, in Floyd County, the son of Barbara Hovers Kelley, and the late John Robert Kelley Sr. He was preceded in death by, brothers, Harvey Kelley, John Robert Kelley, Jr. sisters, Elaine Barnes, and… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

FLOYD Starbucks, Floyd Medical Center, 95 LocoMex, 80. BARTOW McDonald’s, Adairsville, 93. GORDON No reports. POLK Buffet Queen, 98. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Two jailed in separate fatal accidents. Aldi expansion to cost $2.5 million; Broad Street update at $575,000. Dining & Drink: Pint night premieres. Jamwich pops up breakfast again — and Hippie New Year. Food truckin’. Cool Thursday; high of 61. Big sports report.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Two jailed in separate fatal accidents. Aldi expansion to cost $2.5 million; Broad Street update at $575,000. Dining & Drink: Pint night premieres. Jamwich pops up breakfast again — and Hippie New Year. Food truckin’. Cool Thursday; high of 61. Big sports report.

  Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Lindale man faces felony vehicular homicide charges following Wednesday night accident that killed a 17-year-old. Cave Spring man held on misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge following fatal accident on April 6. Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County… Read more

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Adairsville Police: Calhoun couple arrested after traffic stop yields meth, pot, pills and $8,000 in cash.

Adairsville Police: Calhoun couple arrested after traffic stop yields meth, pot, pills and $8,000 in cash.

Media release: On April 18, at  2:05 a.m. officers with the Adairsville Police Department stopped a suspicious vehicle for a busted windshield after the vehicle was observed parked at two businesses in Adairsville.  The officers observed the vehicle parked at the gas pump at Patty’s Truck Stop on Ga. 140 in Adairsville for approximately an… Read more

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Suspect who led troopers on grinding chase in Armuchee jailed, faces 19 charges including felony weapons, drug and traffic counts.

Suspect who led troopers on grinding chase in Armuchee jailed, faces 19 charges including felony weapons, drug and traffic counts.

THE LATEST From the Georgia State Patrol, 5:45 p.m. Tuesday: On April 17, at approximately 1:25 p.m., a trooper attempted a traffic stop on a black Dodge 300 traveling 80 mph in a 65 mph speed zone. The vehicle did not yield and sped off at a high rate of speed. The pursuit continued southbound… Read more

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Updated: Contributed video, new photo on suspicious activity in Rome’s Between the Rivers neighborhoods.

Updated: Contributed video, new photo on suspicious activity in Rome’s Between the Rivers neighborhoods.

You’ve seen the reports for the past several months of a series of spot crimes in Rome’s Between the Rivers neighborhoods. In one evening, a resident’s 10-year-old truck was stolen from in front of his home while a handgun in a nearby resident’s vehicle also was stolen. Tuesday, Hometown Headlines was given a copy of… Read more

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