Dining: Free chicken biscuit Tuesday morning at Dwarf House, other CFAs. Plus: Double the Mellow in Cartersville, Rome.

Dining: Free chicken biscuit Tuesday morning at Dwarf House, other CFAs. Plus: Double the Mellow in Cartersville, Rome.

  Free chicken biscuit Tuesday morning: Chick-fil-A Dwarf House is joining regional colleagues in offering a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from opening (6 a.m.) until 10:30 a.m. Also participating: the LakePoint location. Check with your local store for additional updates; none posted as of 10:30 a.m. Friday. Cartersville’s Mellow Mushroom returns… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines: Barnes & Noble in Rome cuts staff following weak Christmas holiday sales. What’s next for Berry newest eaglets (audio interview). Fatal collision on Blacks Bluff Road. State high school basketball playoffs begin. Wet Saturday ahead?

Heritage First Headlines: Barnes & Noble in Rome cuts staff following weak Christmas holiday sales. What’s next for Berry newest eaglets (audio interview). Fatal collision on Blacks Bluff Road. State high school basketball playoffs begin. Wet Saturday ahead?

  First, fast, fair, factual and always free: Hometown Headlines. Business: Barnes & Noble cutting staff, hours, benefits in Rome and elsewhere, citing poor Christmas holiday sales. Business Collision on Blacks Bluff Road early Thursday kills Summerville man, critically injures Adairsville resident. Accident Dr. Renee Carleton of Berry College on what’s next for the latest eaglets. Audio… Read more

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Business: Barnes & Noble cutting staff, hours, benefits in Rome and elsewhere, citing poor Christmas holiday sales.

Business: Barnes & Noble cutting staff, hours, benefits in Rome and elsewhere, citing poor Christmas holiday sales.

  The Barnes & Noble is at 1442 Turner McCall Blvd. is among many nationwide going through staff layoffs, firings and other reductions in light of poor holiday sales. We placed calls to the store — an anchor of Riverbend Center since fall 2003 — after receiving comments from idled employees or their friends. We do not… Read more

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Dr. Renee Carleton of Berry College on what’s next for the latest eaglets. Audio interview.

Dr. Renee Carleton of Berry College on what’s next for the latest eaglets. Audio interview.

Known as B10 and B11, the latest eaglets in the news behind the Krannert Center at Berry College hatched earlier this week (updates at Berry College Eagles on Facebook. Dr. Renee Carleton, D.V.M., associate professor of biology at Berry, joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM on Thursday to talk about what’s next… Read more

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Education: Popsicle Stick Bridge Challenge creation a heavyweight (160 pounds) contender.

Education: Popsicle Stick Bridge Challenge creation a heavyweight (160 pounds) contender.

The Floyd County Schools Department of Technology held the first Popsicle Stick Bridge Challenge at Alto Park Elementary on Wednesday. Alto Park Elementary played host to 12 teams of aspiring engineers currently in third, fourth, and fifth grades who qualified for the district challenge after winning at the school level. The four elementary schools that… Read more

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Buzz: Rome/Floyd’s new GIS site now available (much like the old one). Read the Floyd County annual report. Railroad work in Cartersville. EmployABILITY seminars start in March. 

Buzz: Rome/Floyd’s new GIS site now available (much like the old one). Read the Floyd County annual report. Railroad work in Cartersville. EmployABILITY seminars start in March. 

  The Rome-Floyd Planning Department announces that the former GIS site has been replaced with a parcel viewer provided by Atlas Geographic Data Inc. To access the new site simply visit RomeFloyd.com, and select the “GIS” link under the dropdown for “Online Services” or click here or the above image. The new website is the… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About a half inch of rain today through Saturday; 69 today, low 60s Saturday and Sunday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: About a half inch of rain today through Saturday; 69 today, low 60s Saturday and Sunday.

  OUTLOOK Get the video update from the National Weather Service by clicking the above image. FORECAST Friday: Showers likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Southwest wind around 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Friday Night: A 40 percent… Read more

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Obituaries: Mrs. Doris Gwendalyn Brooks Hall, Ms. Bonnie Ann Jones Lee, Mr. Bacyl Edwin “Ed” Lonergan Jr.

Obituaries: Mrs. Doris Gwendalyn Brooks Hall, Ms. Bonnie Ann Jones Lee, Mr. Bacyl Edwin “Ed” Lonergan Jr.

Mr. Bacyl Edwin “Ed” Lonergan Jr., age 79, of Rome, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at his residence. Mr. Lonergan was born in Birmingham, AL on February 19, 1938, son of the late Bacyl E. Lonergan Sr. and Geneva Schmidke.  He was also preceded in death by a sister, Suzie Caldwell.  He was a… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores.

  FLOYD ANNA K DAVIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Food Service Inspections) 24 E MAIN ST ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: February 15, 2018 Score: 100, Grade: A SUBWAY 5880 NEW CALHOUN RD ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: February 15, 2018 Score: 83, Grade: B SUGAR RUSH – Mobile Unit 2 (Food Service Inspections) 103 WILKERSON RD… Read more

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Updated: Collision on Blacks Bluff Road early Thursday kills Summerville man, critically injures Adairsville resident.

Updated: Collision on Blacks Bluff Road early Thursday kills Summerville man, critically injures Adairsville resident.

  WRGA reports that a Summerville man has died following a two-vehicle accident on Blacks Bluff Road near Brushy Branch. State Patrol Tooper Lee Bowden tells WRGA a 2008 GMC Acadia, driven by Corey Joey Boyd, 22, of Summerville, was traveling east. He was negotiating a curve to the left near George Road and drifted into… Read more

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Health: Blood Assurance sends blood to South Florida in wake of massacre; ‘we are only able to do so because of the generosity of our donors.’

Health: Blood Assurance sends blood to South Florida in wake of massacre; ‘we are only able to do so because of the generosity of our donors.’

  Media release: Blood Assurance has sent blood to Florida in the wake of the devastating shooting that has claimed the lives of 17 people and left several in critical condition. Blood Assurance was contacted by the blood bank that supplies the area where the shooting occurred and was asked to supply O-negative blood to help treat… Read more

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Parking in downtown Rome: 1,075 spaces available most weekdays for shoppers, dinners, employees and residents. That includes streetside, deck and lot parking.

Parking in downtown Rome: 1,075 spaces available most weekdays for shoppers, dinners, employees and residents. That includes streetside, deck and lot parking.

Parking in downtown Rome continues to grow as a concern. On Monday, we examined some of the debate in The Druck Report column. On Tuesday, Mark Cochran of Cevian Design joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to discuss possible solutions (an audio file of that interview is atop this page;… Read more

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