NBC’s The Voice top 5 finalist Zach Seabaugh to headline Calhoun’s Star Spangled Celebration on Independence Day.

NBC’s The Voice top 5 finalist Zach Seabaugh to headline Calhoun’s Star Spangled Celebration on Independence Day.

  The annual Star Spangled Celebration returns on Independence Day to the Northwest Georgia Fairgrounds on Hwy. 53 in Calhoun. This year’s event headliner is Zach Seabaugh, a Top 5 finalist on NBC’s show The Voice, representing Team Blake. “He’s a phenomenal artist and we are excited to have him entertain in Calhoun,” says Bud… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Clear, sunny skies to start the week with highs in mid-80’s.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Clear, sunny skies to start the week with highs in mid-80’s.

YOUR FORECAST Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Monday: Sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Shorter’s Deangelo Harris places 8th in USATF Junior Championship. Rome falls to Asheville in 10 innings.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Shorter’s Deangelo Harris places 8th in USATF Junior Championship. Rome falls to Asheville in 10 innings.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS / CAMPS Shorter’s Deangelo Harris finished in 8th place in the 400m at Saturday’s USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, crossing the line in 49.20. Harris, who is a two-time qualifier in the 400m at DII Nationals and All-American in the 4x400m, had hoped to earn… Read more

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Remembering Michael John Baker and William John (Jack) Runninger

Remembering Michael John Baker and William John (Jack) Runninger

Michael John Baker, age 53. of Rome passed away Thursday June 22, 2017 in a Chattanooga, TN. Medical Center. Michael was born July 20, 1963 in Youngstown, Ohio. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death his father, Clifford William Baker. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Craig Baker,… Read more

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VBS 2017: Busy week ahead with several Vacation Bible School programs this week.

VBS 2017: Busy week ahead with several Vacation Bible School programs this week.

Busy week for several Vacation Bible School events at local churches. Here is an updated listing of VBS events around the area: Rome First United Methodist Church, 202 E. Third Ave. Create Academy and Create Academy Jr. offered June 28 Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (only until noon for 3-4 year old in Junior… Read more

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Education: Cedartown native Ryan Fincher wins GNTC’s first-ever national championship at SkillsUSA competition this weekend.

Education: Cedartown native Ryan Fincher wins GNTC’s first-ever national championship at SkillsUSA competition this weekend.

From GNTC: Cedartown, Georgia’s Ryan Fincher became Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s first-ever national champion at the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday. Fincher took home top honors in the competition’s Welding category this week at the National Skills and Leadership Conference in the Bluegrass State. Placing nationally for GNTC were Bobcat teams in the… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flash flood watch canceled. Slight chance of rain this evening.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Flash flood watch canceled. Slight chance of rain this evening.

We’ve had over an inch of rain from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy. More is possible today. A flash flood watch has been canceled. Friday evening’s storms brought down trees and power lines across Floyd County causing multiple power outages. Latest hazardous weather outlook: Showers and thunderstorms are possible throughout the day into the… Read more

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Bartow EMS: Four injured as car crashes into rear of tractor trailer early Saturday on I-75 in Bartow County

Bartow EMS: Four injured as car crashes into rear of tractor trailer early Saturday on I-75 in Bartow County

Media release from Bartow Emergency Medical Service: A accident occurred on I-75 southbound at the Etowah river bridge early Saturday morning. BCEMS and other agency responded to the scene and found that a passenger car had crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer. BCEMS had numerous units respond due to having four patients. One patient… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Aftermath of Friday’s storms. More rain possible today. Flash flood watch until 8 p.m. Three Polk men arrested in child pornography sting.

Heritage First Headlines: Aftermath of Friday’s storms. More rain possible today. Flash flood watch until 8 p.m. Three Polk men arrested in child pornography sting.

Today’s first headlines: Fast, factual and always free. Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Over 1 inch of rainfall, more possible today. Flash flood watch until 2 p.m. Updates on aftermath of Friday’s storms. Weather Three Polk County men arrested on charges related to possession of child pornography following lengthy investigation. Polk Buzz: Familiar spot on First… Read more

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Three Polk County men arrested on charges related to possession of child pornography following lengthy investigation

Three Polk County men arrested on charges related to possession of child pornography following lengthy investigation

Media release: Three (3) people were arrested and charged with crimes related to possession of images of child pornography and other violations of Georgia laws after a several weeks-long investigation by the Polk County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit (CEACC) and the Georgia Internet Crimes Against… Read more

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Buzz: Familiar spot on First Street new home of Cotton Block Picker. County Commission meets Tuesday. Special scout mission.

Buzz: Familiar spot on First Street new home of Cotton Block Picker. County Commission meets Tuesday. Special scout mission.

  The City Market of Rome is becoming Cotton Block Pickers, the latest in a series of changes for the building just off Broad Street and the Cotton Block across from SunTrust. It recent years, it has been used as a photo studio, bedding and later an antiques market. For booth space, email cottonblockpickers@gmail.com. The… Read more

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Independence Day weekend 2017: Plenty of parades, activities and red, white and blue

Independence Day weekend 2017: Plenty of parades, activities and red, white and blue

  Local communities are gearing up for annual Independence Day celebrations. Several events and fireworks displays will take place on Saturday, July 1. Rome, Cartersville and Calhoun will celebrates will festivities and fireworks on Tuesday, July 4. Here is a current listing of upcoming events celebrating the Red, White and Blue. Adairsville July 1: Adairsville… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves top Asheville, 4-3. Shorter hires new coaches. Darlington’s Tijai Whatley commits to GA Tech.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Rome Braves top Asheville, 4-3. Shorter hires new coaches. Darlington’s Tijai Whatley commits to GA Tech.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS / CAMPS  New coaches join Shorter University’s sports staff: Two new coaches join the Shorter University sports staff, the latest hires in a series of replacements for nearly 20 sports coaches and administrators in the last 27 months. There are: Julianne Pham will become head… Read more

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