Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, heavier on Saturday. Low 60s by Saturday; possible snow showers Sunday morning.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Light rain today, heavier on Saturday. Low 60s by Saturday; possible snow showers Sunday morning.

  OUTLOOK Rain: Light rain most of the day but totals shouldn’t top 0.20 of an inch. Saturday: At least an inch stretching into Sunday. Temperatures: From 82 on Saturday to 24 degrees (wind chill of 18) Monday morning. Snow: 20 percent chance of snow showers between 7 a.m. and noon. FORECAST Today: Showers likely, mainly after… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Busy weekend ahead in high school basketball. Local college basketball updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Busy weekend ahead in high school basketball. Local college basketball updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.   HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Friday/boys at 7:30 p.m. Coosa at Armuchee Chattooga at Dade County Gordon Central at Rockmart Pepperell at Model Friday/girls Coosa at Armuchee Chattooga at Dade County Gordon Central at Rockmart Pepperell at Model Saturday/boys East Paulding at… Read more

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Obituaries:  Ms. Candon Yelena Adams; Mr. Hobert Lee “Toby” Garrison Jr.; Mrs. Lillian Louise Knowles Milton, 100.

Obituaries:  Ms. Candon Yelena Adams; Mr. Hobert Lee “Toby” Garrison Jr.; Mrs. Lillian Louise Knowles Milton, 100.

  Mrs. Lillian Louise Knowles Milton, age 100, of Lindale, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at her residence. Mrs. Milton was born in Floyd County, GA on May 19, 1918, daughter of the late Tan Knowles and the late Laura Weaver Meroney.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Oscar Milton,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Wednesday.

FLOYD Schroeder’s New Deli, Broad Street, 98. Local Joe’s barbecue, Cave Spring, 100. BARTOW Hampton Inn, Cartersville, breakfast, 91. McDonald’s, Canyon Parkway (I-75/Main Street), 100. Quality Inn, White, breakfast, 87. GORDON No reports. POLK Nana’s Place, Cedartown, 100. CHATTOOGA No reports. Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: With new players on development authority, what’s next for industrial recruitment? Man dies in Bartow fire; two escape. December: Downer month for Realtors. Shutdown Day 27: Latest impact. Light rain today; more Saturday.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: With new players on development authority, what’s next for industrial recruitment? Man dies in Bartow fire; two escape. December: Downer month for Realtors. Shutdown Day 27: Latest impact. Light rain today; more Saturday.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Amid still-undecided changes in the community’s economic development efforts, new members join Rome-Floyd Development Authority. Changes Man dies in Tuesday fire on Barnsley Gardens Road; body sent to GBI crime lab for identification. Two others were able to escape. It was the second… Read more

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Dining: Third new Popeye’s to rise near Aldi in Cartersville; Wendy’s due on westside of town. Foundry Growler Bar expands lunch, dining service.

Dining: Third new Popeye’s to rise near Aldi in Cartersville; Wendy’s due on westside of town. Foundry Growler Bar expands lunch, dining service.

  Two new fast-food options on the way in Cartersville: The first is another Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen for Cartersville/Bartow County, this one at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Morningside Drive just off U.S. 41. The planned restaurant is across King Drive from Aldi and across U.S. 41 from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Waffle House. There’s… Read more

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Calhoun officer injured following accident as he chased a suspect; second CPD officer injured in the line of duty since Dec. 11.

Calhoun officer injured following accident as he chased a suspect; second CPD officer injured in the line of duty since Dec. 11.

Media release: Calhoun Police were involved in an early morning chase that began on North Wall Street and came to an end on I-75 after the officer involved crashed his patrol car while attempting to stop the suspect vehicle. The chase started around 12:04 a.m. after an officer noticing the suspect vehicle driving without headlights.… Read more

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Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon returns Saturday, March 16. More than 1,500 took part in 2018; what you need to know this year.

Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon returns Saturday, March 16. More than 1,500 took part in 2018; what you need to know this year.

It’s time to reserve your spot and join more than 1,500 glowing, green-garbed, bubble-blasting, foam-frolicking runners and walkers along the trails and streets of downtown Rome for the 2019 edition of the Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon on Saturday, March 16. Harbin Clinic once again is teaming with Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation and Parker Systems for the event, which is… Read more

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Education: Rome Middle, Rome High show choirs have a big Friday night planned. Floyd County Board of Education meets Thursday morning. County school system prepares Pre-K applications for 2019-20.

Education: Rome Middle, Rome High show choirs have a big Friday night planned. Floyd County Board of Education meets Thursday morning. County school system prepares Pre-K applications for 2019-20.

  This Friday at Rome High School’s auditorium beginning at 7 p.m., the award-winning show choirs from both Rome High and Rome Middle present their 2019 competition shows for the first time. Grand Illusion, Rome Middle School’s show choir, will present their show; We’re the Kids in America, while Grand Finale, Rome High School’s show choir,… Read more

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Buzz: DOT touching up three highways in Floyd County. League of  Women Voters meets Thursday evening.

Buzz: DOT touching up three highways in Floyd County. League of Women Voters meets Thursday evening.

    The League of Women Voters for Rome-Floyd County meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Daniel Hall, 101 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. This meeting will feature information about the state and federal legislative process as well as the league’s endorsement and actions to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Roadwork under… Read more

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Health: ‘General Assembly session is shaping up to see a bruising battle’ over certificate-of-need regulations.

Health: ‘General Assembly session is shaping up to see a bruising battle’ over certificate-of-need regulations.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News As Georgia lawmakers push to revamp health care regulations, two major hospital groups have proposed some revisions to the state certificate-of-need system. Those proposals stemmed from months of hospital officials’ discussions on CON, which the industry has relentlessly defended for years in the Georgia General Assembly. But the hospital… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces President’s, Dean’s lists for fall 2018 semester.

Education: Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces President’s, Dean’s lists for fall 2018 semester.

  Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces the students on the President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2018 fall semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be eligible for the Dean’s List,… Read more

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Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Warmer today through Saturday; 1.30 inches of rain mostly on Saturday; 20% chance of snow showers Sunday (7 a.m.-noon).

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Warmer today through Saturday; 1.30 inches of rain mostly on Saturday; 20% chance of snow showers Sunday (7 a.m.-noon).

  OUTLOOK 60s return: We’ll see low 60s Friday and Saturday but … … Rain returns: Probably 1.30 inches late Friday into Saturday; heaviest rain on Saturday … 20% chance of snow showers in the forecast for 7 a.m.-noon on Sunday. … Cold back Sunday, overnight: Look for a low of 21 on Monday with… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Boys, girls high school basketball scores from Tuesday night; weekend schedule, too. Alabama’s Nick Saban spotted at Darlington, Rome High. Local college sports notes.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Boys, girls high school basketball scores from Tuesday night; weekend schedule, too. Alabama’s Nick Saban spotted at Darlington, Rome High. Local college sports notes.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. University of Alabama’s Nick Saban visited Darlington’s campus on Tuesday to talk with the Tigers’ head football coach, Tommy Atha, during a recruiting trip to Georgia. Saban also was spotted on the campus of Rome High. Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Olan Ray “Ray Billy” Bishop II, Rev. Hugh Don Caldwell Sr., Mr. Harvey E. “Fred” Middleton.

Obituaries: Mr. Olan Ray “Ray Billy” Bishop II, Rev. Hugh Don Caldwell Sr., Mr. Harvey E. “Fred” Middleton.

Mr. Harvey E. “Fred” Middleton, age 81, of Rome, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019, at his daughter’s residence. Mr. Middleton was born in Floyd County, Georgia, on October 22, 1937, son of the late Thomas Vince Middleton and the late Minnie Mamie Simmons Middleton.  He was also preceded in death by his wife,… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant inspection scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD El Zarape, Broad Street, 96. Jerusalem Grill, 92. State Line Tavern, 90. BARTOW No reports. GORDON No reports. POLK McDonald’s, Rockmart, 95. CHATTOOGA Jerry’s Drive-in, 89. Read more

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