Emergency response drill set for Tuesday morning at State Mutual Stadium. Radio interview about what to expect Monday at 8:40 a.m.

Emergency response drill set for Tuesday morning at State Mutual Stadium. Radio interview about what to expect Monday at 8:40 a.m.

On radio: Kenna Baker and Dan Bevels from Floyd Medical Center will join Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM  Monday to talk about Tuesday’s scheduled active shooter drill set for State Mutual Stadium. Also listen online at wrga.streamon.fm. Media release: Floyd Medical Center will take part in an emergency response drill at State… Read more

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Updated — Busy Sunday for law enforcement: Two bodies found in Calhoun (one appears to be natural causes). In Floyd County, search under way for missing woman, 74.

Updated — Busy Sunday for law enforcement: Two bodies found in Calhoun (one appears to be natural causes). In Floyd County, search under way for missing woman, 74.

A search continues in Floyd and Polk counties for a missing woman while in Calhoun, police are processing the discovery of two bodies, one apparently dead from natural causes. The latest: From Floyd County Police: (8:50 p.m. Sunday) Police are in the area of Booger Hollow Road and rural southern Floyd County searching for an… Read more

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CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

CrimeWatch: All-day updates from the Floyd, Bartow, Polk county jails and area police. Plus: Links to CrimeLine, Crime Mapping and other safety information.

About this report: We update CrimeWatch around 5:30 each weekday morning as well as at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also add the Bartow County Jail report between 5:30 and 6 a.m. weekday mornings and throughout the weekend. The Polk County Jail report usually is posted between 8 and 9 a.m. weekdays. These reports… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Construction to start soon on new Love’s Truck Stop in Calhoun. Morrison Campground celebrating 150 years this week. MarsFest coming to Tellus. Rain possible today, next week.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Construction to start soon on new Love’s Truck Stop in Calhoun. Morrison Campground celebrating 150 years this week. MarsFest coming to Tellus. Rain possible today, next week.

Your 100% local news source: Locally owned, managed and focused. Hometown Headlines. LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Business: Construction on new Love’s Travel Shop in Calhoun slated to begin later this summer; Projected opening in Spring 2019 with up to 70 jobs. Business Morrison Campground: Families from around… Read more

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Business: Construction on new Love’s Travel Shop in Calhoun slated to begin later this summer; projected opening in spring with up to 70 jobs.

Business: Construction on new Love’s Travel Shop in Calhoun slated to begin later this summer; projected opening in spring with up to 70 jobs.

Construction on a new Love’s Travel Stop at I-75 and Union Grove in Gordon County is schedule to begin later this summer with projected opening in Spring 2019, according to Kealey Dorian with Love’s corporate office. At nearly 14,000 square feet, the building will include Love’s normal offerings as well as a Burger King and Subway,… Read more

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Morrison Campground: Families from around the Southeast gathering this week to celebrate 150 years of “old fashioned arbor-style” revivals.

Morrison Campground: Families from around the Southeast gathering this week to celebrate 150 years of “old fashioned arbor-style” revivals.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Nestled in eastern Floyd County, Morrison Campground has been a place of spiritual revival and memory-making for generations of families across the Southeast for the last 150 years. The Christian revival church camp meets this week as it has every July for 10 days for “old fashion arbor-style” revivals and… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Eight homes in Rome, Acworth from $114,900 to $674,500.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for today: Eight homes in Rome, Acworth from $114,900 to $674,500.

Your first look at eight homes open for visits this Sunday from 1 until 3 p.m., 2 until 4 p.m. or 3:30 until 5 p.m. OPEN HOUSE, 1-3 p.m. 5 GRANITE WAY – 3 bedroom, 2 bath open concept home with office and screened porch in Keystone! $182,500. 1220 MT ALTO RD – 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath… Read more

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Buzz: MarsFest coming to Tellus on July 28. Honors for Darlington’s Yearbook. Polk County’s Homespun Festival return July 20-21 in Rockmart.

Buzz: MarsFest coming to Tellus on July 28. Honors for Darlington’s Yearbook. Polk County’s Homespun Festival return July 20-21 in Rockmart.

MarsFest coming to Tellus Science Museum: On Saturday, July 28, Mars will be at opposition, meaning the red planet and the Sun will be on directly opposite sides of the Earth. This will be just a few days before Mars is closest to Earth in its orbit at a distance of only 35.9 million miles.… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 50% rain chance today, heat index near 98. Scattered storms possible all week.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: 50% rain chance today, heat index near 98. Scattered storms possible all week.

  OUTLOOK A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms today, high near 90, but heat index as high as 98. Scattered to numerous thunderstorms are expected Sunday through Friday. A few strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible each day with strong, gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain. LOCAL RIVER LEVELS Etowah River near Dixon… Read more

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Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome falls 6-1 to Augusta. Rematch today at 5:05 p.m. Latest high school football updates.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report: Rome falls 6-1 to Augusta. Rematch today at 5:05 p.m. Latest high school football updates.

Chick-fil-A Sports Report Mount Berry Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Riverside Parkway, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Rome Braves falls 6-1 at Augusta. Media release: The Augusta GreenJackets, South Atlantic League affiliate of San Francisco Giants, won 6-1 against the Rome Braves on Saturday night. The GreenJackets got out to a quick start with a two-run home run from Jacob Gonzalez in the… Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. Marcus Andrew Jr., Mr. Harold Cicero Beard, Clarence Willis “Boobie” Ivey, Sr., and Lois Virginia Bennett Riner

Obituaries: Mr. Marcus Andrew Jr., Mr. Harold Cicero Beard, Clarence Willis “Boobie” Ivey, Sr., and Lois Virginia Bennett Riner

Mr. Harold Cicero Beard, age 75, of Cave Spring, formerly of Lindale, passed away Friday morning, July 13, 2018, at a local hospital. Mr. Beard was born in Floyd County, GA on July 9, 1943, son of the late James Samuel Beard and the late Mildred Lucille Butts Beard.  He was also preceded in death… Read more

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Tom Caldwell, on Hometown Radio Friday, denied campaigning on duty allegations that led to his dismissal. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, in a Facebook post, calls it the ‘hardest decision’ he’s had to make in office.

Tom Caldwell, on Hometown Radio Friday, denied campaigning on duty allegations that led to his dismissal. Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, in a Facebook post, calls it the ‘hardest decision’ he’s had to make in office.

Friday morning, Floyd County sheriff’s candidate Tom Caldwell joined us on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM to talk about his exit a week earlier and what’s next. Caldwell is continuing his campaign for sheriff, running as a Republican. In the interview, which is available above, Caldwell says he did not campaign… Read more

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25 years in federal prison for Cartersville man who authorities say coerced his minor girlfriend to share obscene photos of her siblings.

25 years in federal prison for Cartersville man who authorities say coerced his minor girlfriend to share obscene photos of her siblings.

  Media release: Shawn Ryan Budovic, 28, of Cartersville, who targeted very young children for sexual exploitation, was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for the production of child pornography. “The defendant used the internet to hunt and sexually exploit young children for his own sexual gratification,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “While Budovic… Read more

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Church Safety and Security Summit, offered for freeby the sheriff’s office and partners, set for Aug. 25 at The Forum.

Church Safety and Security Summit, offered for freeby the sheriff’s office and partners, set for Aug. 25 at The Forum.

On radio: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter will join us at 7:40 a.m. Monday on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM and online at wrga.streamon.fm to discuss the free Church Safety and Security Summit set for Aug. 25 at The Forum. Media release: Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with a number… Read more

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Buzz: The lumber and the Lofts along Broad Street. The Great Valley Expo returns July 20-21.

Buzz: The lumber and the Lofts along Broad Street. The Great Valley Expo returns July 20-21.

  The lumber and the Lofts: You’ve seen the stacks of wood on Third Avenue off Broad Street, destined to become part of condos and retail under construction in the heart of downtown Rome. With six retail spots on the ground floor, what’s above includes 26 residential units — all known as The Lofts at… Read more

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