Business: Dining: Five Guys coming to Calhoun. Helped wanted at Mohawk: 130 jobs. Development authority meets.

Business: Dining: Five Guys coming to Calhoun. Helped wanted at Mohawk: 130 jobs. Development authority meets.

  Five Guys Burgers & Fries seeks bids on Calhoun location: The popular hamburger chain is coming to Calhoun Station at 613 Ga. 53, Suite 200,  and seeks bids for an “interior buildout” of less than 5,000 square feet. Bids ae due by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. It is the latest Northwest Georgia location… Read more

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Buzz: Heart of the Community nominations sought. Recovery Month celebration, walk is Saturday. Cedartown Christmas Parade details. Harbor House says thanks to Roman Rumble runners, helpers. Today’s meetings.

Buzz: Heart of the Community nominations sought. Recovery Month celebration, walk is Saturday. Cedartown Christmas Parade details. Harbor House says thanks to Roman Rumble runners, helpers. Today’s meetings.

  The Heart of the Community Foundation Inc. is  accepting nominations of potential recipients for the annual Heart of the Community Awards of Honor.  The deadline is Oct. 23. The awards committee searches for individuals who have given their time and talents to make this community a better place in which to live through their… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Three new coaches at Georgia Highlands. Honors for Berry receiver, goalie. Latest high school football updates.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Three new coaches at Georgia Highlands. Honors for Berry receiver, goalie. Latest high school football updates.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS   Media release: Georgia Highlands Collegewelcomed three new coaches over the summer for the men’s basketball team, the women’s basketball team and the softball team. Greg Schiefen comes all the way from Corning, New York. He will serve as the assistant men’s and women’s basketball coach. Schiefen… Read more

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Obituaries: Mary Kate Smith-Head, Mrs. Eloise Oliver Sewell, Mrs. Pauline Whelchel “Polly” Sitten.

Obituaries: Mary Kate Smith-Head, Mrs. Eloise Oliver Sewell, Mrs. Pauline Whelchel “Polly” Sitten.

  Mrs. Pauline Whelchel “Polly” Sitten, age 89, of Rome, passed away Sunday morning, September 17, 2017, in a local health care facility. Mrs. Sitten was born in Floyd County on August 26, 1928, daughter of the late Joseph Oscar “J. O.” Whelchel and the late Audrey Jackson Whelchel.  She was also preceded in death… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. t

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores. t

  FLOYD THE CITY CREAMERY  225 BROAD ST STE 100 ROME, GA 30161 View inspections: September 18, 2017 Score: 100, Grade: A WAFFLE HOUSE 2309 MARTHA BERRY BOULEVARD BLVD ROME, GA 30165 View inspections: September 18, 2017 Score: 72, Grade: C BARTOW SUBWAY 298 NELSON ST CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120 View inspections: September 18, 2017 Score:… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms out of our area; watch for fog forming by 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Storms out of our area; watch for fog forming by 5 a.m. Wednesday.

  FORECAST Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10pm, then a slight chance of showers between 10pm and 11pm. Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly… Read more

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Updated: More help to prevent youth suicides. Earlier: An epidemic of suicides by children and teens ages 10 through 19 that continues both here and in Georgia. 90-minute discussion this evening focuses on warning signs, prevention.

Updated: More help to prevent youth suicides. Earlier: An epidemic of suicides by children and teens ages 10 through 19 that continues both here and in Georgia. 90-minute discussion this evening focuses on warning signs, prevention.

  September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month By Melanie Dallas, LPC; Highland Rivers Health CEO Suicide has always been puzzling and tragic. Psychiatrists, psychologists and especially those who have lost a loved one to suicide often don’t understand how an individual might perceive daily life to be so unbearable that he or she would choose… Read more

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From Katrina to Irma, Parker Systems has sent its people and a convoy of technology into chaos to restore critical communications for first responders.

From Katrina to Irma, Parker Systems has sent its people and a convoy of technology into chaos to restore critical communications for first responders.

By Michelle Picon For Hometown Headlines Three weeks after Hurricane Harvey and a week after Hurricane Irma, Parker FiberNet trucks will be rolling back into Rome and Summerville, another hurricane mission accomplished.  Starting on Key West at Mile Marker 1, the local telecommunications and logistics company helped bring back emergency communications for first responders serving in… Read more

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Hurricanes x 3: Maria is latest threat as it starts is run through the Caribbean. Irma: Third truck of Rome Cares’ relief locked and loaded, heading for Florida. Harvey: Gas price surge tied to storm just starting to ease here.

Hurricanes x 3: Maria is latest threat as it starts is run through the Caribbean. Irma: Third truck of Rome Cares’ relief locked and loaded, heading for Florida. Harvey: Gas price surge tied to storm just starting to ease here.

All eyes now on Maria: Another tropical system has grown into a hurricane and, like Irma, is a major threat in the Caribbean later this week with a big mystery as to what’s after that. Many of the island nations were battered by Irma a week ago as was much of Florida. Another storm, just… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Middle to upper 80s all this week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Middle to upper 80s all this week.

OUTLOOK Locally: After a dry first half of the week, the chance for thunderstorms  will return for portions of north and central Georgia, mainly during the afternoon and evening, Wednesday through Saturday. FORECAST Monday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday… Read more

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John McClellan’s high school picks: Pepperell vs. Coosa, Armuchee vs. Model, Cartersville vs. Cedartown (both 4-0)  among big games this weekend.

John McClellan’s high school picks: Pepperell vs. Coosa, Armuchee vs. Model, Cartersville vs. Cedartown (both 4-0) among big games this weekend.

  By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines Coosa and Dade County won in overtime, while Pepperell and Rockmart were dominant from start to finish, in the opening Friday night in league play in Region 7-AA. The North subregion in Region 6-A finds itself in a three-tie as Darlington, Mt. Zion, and Trion all won their… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Falcons open new stadium with 34-23 win over Green Bay. High schools: John McClellan’s picks for this weekend. Latesting rankings. Football Daily.  Colleges: Georgia now no. 11.

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports: Falcons open new stadium with 34-23 win over Green Bay. High schools: John McClellan’s picks for this weekend. Latesting rankings. Football Daily. Colleges: Georgia now no. 11.

 HIGH SCHOOLS / ROME BRAVES / LOCAL COLLEGES / COMMUNITY EVENTS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL John McClellan’s high school picks: Pepperell vs. Coosa, Armuchee vs. Model, Cartersville vs. Cedartown (both 4-0) among big games this weekend. McClellan Even after bye week, Rome (5A), Cartersville (4A) continue in first place. Calhoun rises to no. 5 in 3A.  Georgia now… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Henry Turner Swinford.

Obituaries: Mr. Henry Turner Swinford.

Mr. Henry Turner Swinford, age 89, of Rome, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017, at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Gay officiating.  Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens… Read more

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Buzz: Night to Shine special needs prom returns Feb. 9. Cartersville office of Greenfield Advisors helps coordinate contract to help Port-au-Prince collect taxes.

Buzz: Night to Shine special needs prom returns Feb. 9. Cartersville office of Greenfield Advisors helps coordinate contract to help Port-au-Prince collect taxes.

  Night to Shine returns Feb. 9: This note from Shasta Farrer — “Go ahead and mark your calendars and start spreading the news. The Night To Shine prom will be Friday, Feb. 9, at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in Silver Creek. Planning has officially began and we are so excited.” Night to Shine —… Read more

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