The Druck Report. A blast from the past as we remember K-98 with longtime owner Mills Fitzner (and the fate of the K-98 bus).

The Druck Report. A blast from the past as we remember K-98 with longtime owner Mills Fitzner (and the fate of the K-98 bus).

Or click here to listen.   For thousands of Northwest Georgians, their day started with Tom, Robert and Mr. Ed as part of The Breakfast Bunch, an all-local morning show packed with music, news, zingers and the occasional hamster dance as well as Mr. Ed’s Challenge. There was the ride home for the evening commute… Read more

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Fairfield Inn & Suites to rise adjacent to tennis center in project involving Berry College, Marriott. 100 rooms due by 2021.

Fairfield Inn & Suites to rise adjacent to tennis center in project involving Berry College, Marriott. 100 rooms due by 2021.

In context: They had us at free breakfast and free WiFi. But there’s more to the Fairfield Inn & Suites brand and we’ll get a closer look as it opens next to the tennis center in 2021. The first modern Fairfield opened near I-75 and Main Street in Cartersville (across from Kroger Marketplace) and the… Read more

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Winners announced as high schools take part in SkillsUSA Region 1 competition hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Winners announced as high schools take part in SkillsUSA Region 1 competition hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

  Media release: Close to 30 high schools representing the SkillsUSA Region 1 counties of Northwest Georgia competed in 25 skill-based competitions on Friday, Dec. 6, spread throughout the Georgia Northwestern Tecnical College’s Walker County Campus with the winners headed to the statewide competition in the spring. “Think of a science fair for technical students… Read more

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Employee injured in accident on Turner McCall as repaving work continued Monday.

Employee injured in accident on Turner McCall as repaving work continued Monday.

An employee of C.W. Matthews Contracting was struck by a hauling truck Monday morning while working on the repaving of part of Turner McCall Boulevard, says Joe Schulman, District 6 communications officer for Georgia DOT. The extent of the employee’s injuries was not known Monday afternoon. Traffic in the southbound lanes — already compromised by… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Bartow company prepares $58.5 million expansion, would boost employment to 1,100. Rome doctor’s love of curling pays dividends; classes due here Dec. 21. Christmas event updates. Georgia going to Sugar Bowl vs. Baylor. Big win for Falcons. Rain, cooler temps on the way.

Heritage First Headlines. Bartow company prepares $58.5 million expansion, would boost employment to 1,100. Rome doctor’s love of curling pays dividends; classes due here Dec. 21. Christmas event updates. Georgia going to Sugar Bowl vs. Baylor. Big win for Falcons. Rain, cooler temps on the way.

Morning Report Business: voestalpine, a key part of the original ‘Bartow Boom,’ seeks nearly $60 million to grow again. Expansion would boost local employment to more than 1,100. Rome’s Dr. Dixon Freeman and USA Curling Team win inaugural Can-Am Cup in Canada. ‘Rome Curling Experience’ returning Dec. 21. Buzz: Local gas prices range from $2.34 to… Read more

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Business: voestalpine, a key part of the original ‘Bartow Boom,’ seeks nearly $60 million to grow again. Expansion would boost local employment to more than 1,100. AG

Business: voestalpine, a key part of the original ‘Bartow Boom,’ seeks nearly $60 million to grow again. Expansion would boost local employment to more than 1,100. AG

If you look at the November media release on Austria’s voestalpine AG financial performance for the first half of the year, you’d think expansion is not a priority. In the release dated Nov. 6, the company highlights how a “difficult environment has adverse impact on voestalpine’s results.” Revenues dropped 2 percent, profits fell 52 percent and… Read more

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Rome’s Dr. Dixon Freeman and USA Curling Team win inaugural Can-Am Cup in Canada. ‘Rome Curling Experience’ returning Dec. 21.

Rome’s Dr. Dixon Freeman and USA Curling Team win inaugural Can-Am Cup in Canada. ‘Rome Curling Experience’ returning Dec. 21.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net For nearly the last decade, local physician Dr. Dixon Freeman has been playing a sport that isn’t very popular in this part of the country…curling. Turns out Freeman has quite a talent as he just spent two weeks in Canada as a member of the USA Curling Team playing in… Read more

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Newscast: Bartow company hopes to boost jobs to 1,100. Rome doctor’s love of curling pays off. Christmas events. Rant: Georgia Chamber chief’s assessment of Rome a blueprint for success. 

Newscast: Bartow company hopes to boost jobs to 1,100. Rome doctor’s love of curling pays off. Christmas events. Rant: Georgia Chamber chief’s assessment of Rome a blueprint for success. 

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day only. Click here. Today’s headlines: Business: voestalpine, a key part of the original ‘Bartow Boom,’ seeks nearly $60 million to grow again. Expansion would boost local employment to more than 1,100. Rome’s Dr. Dixon Freeman and USA Curling Team win inaugural Can-Am Cup in Canada. ‘Rome… Read more

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Buzz: Local gas prices range from $2.34 to $2.44 a gallon today; statewide average dips 2 cents. One Community United offers two small group breakfasts. Rome Braves’ annual pancake breakfast this Saturday.

Buzz: Local gas prices range from $2.34 to $2.44 a gallon today; statewide average dips 2 cents. One Community United offers two small group breakfasts. Rome Braves’ annual pancake breakfast this Saturday.

Georgia gas prices declined at the pump compared to a week ago. Georgia motorists are now paying an average price of $2.42 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. Monday’s state average is 2 cents less than a week ago, 1 cent less than last month, and 20 cents more than this time last year. It now costs $36.30 to fill a 15-gallon tank of gasoline. That is $6.30 less… Read more

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Christmas events: Final parades Thursday, Saturday; Berry Holiday Jazz Concert tonight at Dark Side; Christmas Back Home concerts Friday, Saturday, Dec. 20.

Christmas events: Final parades Thursday, Saturday; Berry Holiday Jazz Concert tonight at Dark Side; Christmas Back Home concerts Friday, Saturday, Dec. 20.

    PARADES: Thursday, Dec. 12: Calhoun Christmas Parade of Lights, 7 p.m. Theme:  “A Calhoun Fairy Tale Christmas” featuring characters and stories from everybody’s favorite fairy tales. Register by filling out the application posted below and turning it in to the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce. Saturday, Dec. 14: Cave Spring Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Earlier parade… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low 60s, trace of rain today; cooler with a half-inch of rain by Wednesday.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Low 60s, trace of rain today; cooler with a half-inch of rain by Wednesday.

OUTLOOK More than half an inch of rain Tuesday into early Wednesday with cooler temperatures by midweek. FORECAST Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before noon. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10pm.… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: No. 5 Georgia vs. Baylor in Sugar Bowl Jan. 1. Also: College Football Playoff matchups; more bowls. John McClellan’s high school championship picks. Falcons win big over Carolina, 40-20.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: No. 5 Georgia vs. Baylor in Sugar Bowl Jan. 1. Also: College Football Playoff matchups; more bowls. John McClellan’s high school championship picks. Falcons win big over Carolina, 40-20.

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.   COLLEGE FOOTBALL College Football Playoff Dec. 28  semifinals: LSU vs. Oklahoma at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl; 4 p.m. Ohio State vs. Clemson at Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., 8 p.m. Jan. 13: College football championship, 8 p.m., New Orleans, on ESPN.… Read more

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John McClellan high school football championship picks: A win by favored Eagles Landing could snap West Rome Chieftains’ record.

John McClellan high school football championship picks: A win by favored Eagles Landing could snap West Rome Chieftains’ record.

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.     By John McClellan For Hometown Headlines The West Rome Chieftains achieved what many though to be the impossible between 1982 and 1985 when they won four consecutive Class AA football state championships. That record, which Buford tied in 2010,… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mr. Earl Virgle Smith.

Obituaries:  Mr. Earl Virgle Smith.

  Mr. Earl Virgle Smith, age 86, of Lindale, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at a Cave Spring assisted living center. Mr. Smith was born in Rock Run, Alabama on September 27, 1933, son of the late Oscar Smith and the late Omie Alexander Smith.  He was also preceded in death by his… Read more

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Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

Greater Community Bank CrimeWatch: Updates on area arrests, police reports from across Northwest Georgia.

SAFETY TIPS: Track registered sex offenders in your community. Click Offender Watch Crime Mapping: See what crimes have been reported in your neighborhood. Crime Mapping Rome Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line. 706-236-5000. Click for details. Bartow County Sheriff’s Office partners with The Wanted Channel to provide an outlet to post wanted persons: Bartow’s most wanted… Read more

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