Obituaries: Miss Christy Lynn Bray, Johnnie Mae Smith.

Obituaries: Miss Christy Lynn Bray, Johnnie Mae Smith.

  Miss Christy Lynn Bray, age 49, of Rome, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, in an Austell hospital Miss Bray was born in Rome on March 11, 1968, daughter of Brenda Faye Womack Bray and Roy Carlton Bray.  She was a special needs child but was a graduate of Pepperell High School.  She… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 57/U for Shorter Avenue restaurant.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. 57/U for Shorter Avenue restaurant.

  FLOYD BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS INC (Food Service Inspections) 1410 TURNER MCCALL BLVD ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: December 12, 2017 Score: 94, Grade: A JASMINE THAI (Food Service Inspections) 1800 REDMOND CIR NW ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: December 12, 2017 Score: 91, Grade: A LA MEXICANA SUPERMARKET (Food Service Inspections) 2202 SHORTER… Read more

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Alabama stunner: Democrat Doug Jones beats Republican Roy Moore in tight Senate showdown.

Alabama stunner: Democrat Doug Jones beats Republican Roy Moore in tight Senate showdown.

Call it the southern stunner — although supporters on either side have their own quick narratives about Alabama’s historic vote on Tuesday. Democrat Doug Jones, a long shot at best given the state’s overwhelming support of Republican candidates, edged embattled Roy Moore by slightly more than 20,000 votes to win the Senate seat. The vote… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Former Fricks building on the market for $1.5 million — with a contract pending. Wallace named police chief. Doug Jones wins a stunner in Alabama. What to do with the storm debris. Plenty of Christmas events left, including a packed weekend. Key updates on Rome-Warner Robins game.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Former Fricks building on the market for $1.5 million — with a contract pending. Wallace named police chief. Doug Jones wins a stunner in Alabama. What to do with the storm debris. Plenty of Christmas events left, including a packed weekend. Key updates on Rome-Warner Robins game.

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING EDITION: 420 Broad St. back in play for $1.5 million and there’s already a contract pending. Downtown Mark Wallace takes over as Floyd County Police Chief on Dec. 17. Wallace Alabama stunner:… Read more

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Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: More news on seating for the Rome-Warner Robins game. More honors for Berry’s Mamadou Soumahoro; changes under way with Shorter football? Everything you need to know about Rome’s game at Warner Robins, including tickets, transportation and even meal deals.

Updated Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: More news on seating for the Rome-Warner Robins game. More honors for Berry’s Mamadou Soumahoro; changes under way with Shorter football? Everything you need to know about Rome’s game at Warner Robins, including tickets, transportation and even meal deals.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS WEDNESDAY UPDATES: Update from Warner Robins High: We’re just off the phone with the community relations manager who reports the following regarding seating capacity at The MAC: -Home stands, 3,122 seats -Visitor stands, 3,122 seats -All seats measure 24 inches across as per GHSA… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Wind advisory now through 10 tonight; 35-mph gusts possible. Plus: Two final snow shots.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Wind advisory now through 10 tonight; 35-mph gusts possible. Plus: Two final snow shots.

What’s new: As if we didn’t lose enough limbs during the snow storm, we’re now dealing with gusts of up to 35 mph as a new cold front moves into the area. New: Wind advisory until 10 p.m. Tuesday:  The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect… Read more

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Berry, nine other Georgia private colleges to welcome Puerto Rican students recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Berry, nine other Georgia private colleges to welcome Puerto Rican students recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

  Media release: The Georgia Independent College Association and The Association of Private Colleges and Universities of Puerto Rico have partnered to assist in the placement of college students temporarily displaced in Puerto Rico because of Hurricane Maria. Ten Georgia colleges — including Berry — have agreed to enroll students for a semester starting Spring… Read more

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What to do about that storm debris: County saws pull it to the edge of the road and call for pickup. Plus: The policy from the city of Rome.

What to do about that storm debris: County saws pull it to the edge of the road and call for pickup. Plus: The policy from the city of Rome.

What to do about that storm debris: Michael Skeen, Floyd County’s public works director, joined us on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition Tuesday morning on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss what should be done with all the debris from the weekend snowstorm. Skeen says county homeowners should drag the limbs to the side of your… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Will moving the Rome game from the Atlanta stadium mean less playoff revenue? Plus game updates. See the area’s largest Christmas card. Updates on rescheduled Christmas events. Back to the mid 40s after one day of ‘thaw.’

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Will moving the Rome game from the Atlanta stadium mean less playoff revenue? Plus game updates. See the area’s largest Christmas card. Updates on rescheduled Christmas events. Back to the mid 40s after one day of ‘thaw.’

First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Reports from the Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County jails. MORNING EDITION Rome’s 5A championship game at Warner Robins likely means a drop in playoff funds — which totaled $66,000 last season. Championship Business: Redmond Regional has what we’re calling the region’s largest… Read more

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Rome’s 5A championship game at Warner Robins likely means a drop in playoff funds — which totaled $66,000 last season.

Rome’s 5A championship game at Warner Robins likely means a drop in playoff funds — which totaled $66,000 last season.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS    Please see today’s Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report for additional details about the Rome vs. Warner Robins game. Click Sports Amid all the debate about the 2017 high school football championships being postponed and moved from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, one point that hasn’t… Read more

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Business: Redmond Regional has what we’re calling the region’s largest Christmas card. Coosa Valley Credit Union welcomes Cartersville’s Katie Jones.

Business: Redmond Regional has what we’re calling the region’s largest Christmas card. Coosa Valley Credit Union welcomes Cartersville’s Katie Jones.

  Katie Jones, a native of Cartersville,  has accepted the position of senior mortgage lending officer at Coosa Valley Credit Union.  Jones is a 2012 graduate of Cartersville High School as well as a 2016 graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. She comes to Coosa Valley from Guild Mortgage… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: More honors for Cartersville’s Trevor Lawrence. Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson at Darlington Monday. Additional updates on the Rome-Warner Robins game Friday night. College updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: More honors for Cartersville’s Trevor Lawrence. Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson at Darlington Monday. Additional updates on the Rome-Warner Robins game Friday night. College updates.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS Quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville High School has been named the Georgia Football Player of the Year by Gatorade. Lawrence, who’s committed to Clemson, passed for 3,296 yards and 41 touchdowns, leading the Purple Hurricanes to an 11-1 record. Lawrence completed 177 of 256… Read more

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Obituaries: Sherry Barton Gatlin, Aubrey J. Snider.

Obituaries: Sherry Barton Gatlin, Aubrey J. Snider.

Aubrey J. Snider of Bradenton, Fla., passed away in Rome, Georgia on December 10, 2017, at a healthcare facility. Also known as Joe or A.J, he was born August 1, 1926 in Fairmont, WV to Aubrey B. and Opal V. Snider. During World War II, he served on active duty, U.S. Naval Reserve, as a… Read more

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