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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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: David Cross named next general manager of the Rome Braves; starts in January.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports update: David Cross named next general manager of the Rome Braves; starts in January.

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.   In context: Less than two weeks after Jim Bishop’s surprise exit as general manager of the Rome Braves, another minor league executive in the Atlanta system is stepping up to replace him. Longtime Danville (Va.) Braves general manager David Cross… Read more

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Note for jurors summoned for next week; phone lines down at judicial center.

Note for jurors summoned for next week; phone lines down at judicial center.

 Media release:   Because of phone lines being down at the courthouse/judicial center, for Monday, Dec. 9, Jurors 1-110 will need to report as instructed on your summons to the jury assembly room #308, located on the 3rd floor of the new courthouse, Tribune Street between the Historic Courthouse and The Forum.   Jurors should… Read more

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Cartersville woman among 20 plaintiffs alleging sexual assault by Lyft drivers.

Cartersville woman among 20 plaintiffs alleging sexual assault by Lyft drivers.

Editor’s notes: Hometown Headlines does not identify reported victims of sexual crimes. In this case, however, the reported victim has presented herself by name at a press conference. Also, we are not linking you to the original story as it features inappropriate advertising, especially given the nature of this case. A summary follows. From siliconvalley.com: Twenty… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Del Taco opens in West Rome Dec. 18. Adairsville RaceTrac now open. Graves won’t seek new term in House; what’s next. Benham resigning from supreme court March 1. Christmas parade updates.

Heritage First Headlines. Del Taco opens in West Rome Dec. 18. Adairsville RaceTrac now open. Graves won’t seek new term in House; what’s next. Benham resigning from supreme court March 1. Christmas parade updates.

Morning Report Dining: Del Taco in West Rome to open Wednesday, Dec. 18. Business: RaceTrac opens Adairsville store, the second new spot in Bartow County this year. New Cartersville site recently part of filming by marketing department. Aftermath of Tom Graves‘ announcement he won’t seek new House term. What’s next for him and who’s going to… Read more

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Dining: Del Taco in West Rome to open Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Dining: Del Taco in West Rome to open Wednesday, Dec. 18.

With final prep work under way, Del Taco returns to West Rome on Dec. 18 with hours of 10 a.m. until 1 a.m. Billy Jensen, operating partner with JETZ Foods LLC, says the former Burger King location at 2114 Shorter Ave. is just about ready. Previous reports show the company was hiring as many as 60 people to… Read more

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Aftermath: As Tom Graves announces he won’t seek a new House term in 2020, speculation centers on his next plans and who runs for the 14th District seat.

Aftermath: As Tom Graves announces he won’t seek a new House term in 2020, speculation centers on his next plans and who runs for the 14th District seat.

THE LATEST The AJC has some interesting chatter on the Graves’ announcement aftermath. Speculation that Tom Graves might run for the U.S. Senate seat Johnny Isakson leaves Dec. 31; Kelly Loeffler takes office Jan. 1 but will have to run in November for the final two years of Isakson’s term. Who might run for the… Read more

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Business: RaceTrac opens Adairsville store, the second new spot in Bartow County this year. New Cartersville site recently part of filming by marketing department.

Business: RaceTrac opens Adairsville store, the second new spot in Bartow County this year. New Cartersville site recently part of filming by marketing department.

    RaceTrac continues to expand in Northwest Georgia with the latest opening in Bartow County, the second new location there this year. The store at 7812 Ga. 140 in Adairsville opened on Tuesday at 6 a.m. At one point, an early 2020 opening was forecast. “This location, as with all of our new stores,… Read more

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Cartersville’s Justice Robert Benham to step down from Georgia’s Supreme Court on March 1.

Cartersville’s Justice Robert Benham to step down from Georgia’s Supreme Court on March 1.

Cartersville native Robert Benham is retiring from the Georgia Supreme Court as of March 1. That means Gov.  Brian Kemp will appoint a replacement before Benham’s term ends on Dec. 31, 2020. Benham, age 73, has served on the court for nearly half his life. Media release: Justice Robert Benham announced today that he will… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Three homes in Rome and Kingston, priced from $123,900 to $180,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Three homes in Rome and Kingston, priced from $123,900 to $180,000.

  Hardy Realty’s open house gallery: Your first look at three homes in Rome and Kingston, price from $123,900 to $180,000. Open Houses 1-3 p.m. 2 Mitchell Circle, Rome. $149,900. 2 Bedroom 2 Bath. 216 Elliott Drive, Rome.  $123,900. 3 Bedroom 2 Bath. Open House 3:30-5 p.m. 34 Golden Way, Kingston. $180,000. 3 Bedroom 2… Read more

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Newscast: Del Taco opens Dec. 18 in West Rome. Graves is out; who’s in? Benham resigning. Rant: 2020 election just got hotter.

Newscast: Del Taco opens Dec. 18 in West Rome. Graves is out; who’s in? Benham resigning. Rant: 2020 election just got hotter.

 -Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. No Just the Rant today. A very busy newsday this Friday including: Dining: Del Taco in West Rome to open Wednesday, Dec. 18. Business: RaceTrac opens Adairsville store, the second new spot in Bartow County this year. New Cartersville site recently part of filming… Read more

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The Druck Report. A primary concern — the state Republican Party decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

The Druck Report. A primary concern — the state Republican Party decides you don’t need a choice in the March presidential primary.

  –Or listen to the audio edition of this rant by clicking here. Former state Sen. David Shafer’s participation trophy after getting whipped in the 2018 state Republican Primary by Geoff “Hardball” Duncan was the chairmanship of the Georgia GOP. A mostly obscure position that primarily mixes fund-raising and leading party pep rallies, Shafer and his… Read more

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Photos, winners from Cartersville’s Christmas parade. Next up Saturday: Lindale,  Cedartown.

Photos, winners from Cartersville’s Christmas parade. Next up Saturday: Lindale, Cedartown.

  First photos from Thursday’s Cartersville Exchange Club Christmas Parade  courtesy of CPD: The Exchange Club has been organizing the Christmas Parade for the last 29 years. The parade once again was led by members of The Exchange Club called the “Bucket Brigade.” Club members ask spectators to donate a $1 or whatever change they have to… Read more

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Buzz: $2.73 million for Cartersville Airport upgrades. Can-a-thon today at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Santa to visit rec centers. Rome leaf collection updates.

Buzz: $2.73 million for Cartersville Airport upgrades. Can-a-thon today at Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Santa to visit rec centers. Rome leaf collection updates.

  Five Georgia airports, including Cartersville, are expected to be recipients of U.S. Department of Transportation Airport Improvement Program grants, according to an announcement by Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The grants are part of a total $485 million in airport infrastructure grants to be awarded to 108 airports across the nation. Among them is Cartersville Airport, which… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit cooler throughout the weekend; highs in the mid 50s. Radar’s up.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: A bit cooler throughout the weekend; highs in the mid 50s. Radar’s up.

OUTLOOK About a quarter inch of rain today and this evening; clearing and cooler Saturday and most of Sunday. FORECAST Friday: A chance of rain between 9am and 1pm, then showers likely after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: All eyes on Saturday’s SEC Championship, Georgia vs. LSU. Jingle Jog is Saturday. State high school football playoff preview.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: All eyes on Saturday’s SEC Championship, Georgia vs. LSU. Jingle Jog is Saturday. State high school football playoff preview.

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   THIS SATURDAY: SEC Championship: Georgia vs. LSU, Saturday at 4 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta. TV: CBS. ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Virginia, Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Charlotte. TV: ABC Other conference championships (courtesy CNN): Tonight: Utah vs.… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Lawrence Hollins, Ms. Jessie Harris Holt, Mrs. Patricia Ann Johnson “Nanny Pat” Glenn, Clifford Richard (Rick) Lam, Mrs. Goldie Dean Stevens Lumpkin, Mr. Gilbert Waits Jr.

Obituaries: Mr. Lawrence Hollins, Ms. Jessie Harris Holt, Mrs. Patricia Ann Johnson “Nanny Pat” Glenn, Clifford Richard (Rick) Lam, Mrs. Goldie Dean Stevens Lumpkin, Mr. Gilbert Waits Jr.

Mrs. Goldie Dean Stevens Lumpkin, age 79, of Carrollton, formerly of Rome, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at The Oaks of Carrollton. Mrs. Lumpkin was born in Floyd County, Georgia on July 29, 1940, daughter of the late Denford Porter Stevens and the late Jewell Graham Stevens.  She was also preceded in death… Read more

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