Heritage First Headlines. Texas Roadhouse third new restaurant at East Bend. Bekaert closing Kentucky plant. Christmas Tree City opens Nov. 25. Busy weekend. High school football playoffs begin.

Heritage First Headlines. Texas Roadhouse third new restaurant at East Bend. Bekaert closing Kentucky plant. Christmas Tree City opens Nov. 25. Busy weekend. High school football playoffs begin.

MORNING REPORT East Bend: Add Texas Roadhouse to the list of East Bend occupants. Also confirmed so far: Panda Express, Chipotle. Business: Bekaert closing Shelbyville, Ky., plant; 100 to be laid off in January. Business: Prep work begins on Christmas Tree City; opens Nov. 25. Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farm opens Nov. 29. Weekend! presented by The… Read more

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Business: Add Texas Roadhouse to the list of East Bend occupants. Also confirmed so far: Panda Express, Chipotle.

Business: Add Texas Roadhouse to the list of East Bend occupants. Also confirmed so far: Panda Express, Chipotle.

Yj The answer is: Three restaurants. The question: What has been confirmed so far for the East Bend development rising where Kmart was in East Rome? We get asked that question almost daily and the latest reports from the building department confirm Texas Roadhouse is building a $750,000 restaurant, one of the 20 to 28… Read more

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Business: Bekaert closing Shelbyville, Ky., plant; 100 to be laid off in January.

Business: Bekaert closing Shelbyville, Ky., plant; 100 to be laid off in January.

Bekaert, the Belgium company with a major plant in Rome, is laying off 100 workers on Jan. 13 at its Shelbyville, Ky., plant with plans to close it by late 2020, according to television station WDRB. A “skeleton crew of 12 employees” will remain there throughout 2020, the report says. Five years ago next week,… Read more

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Business: Prep work begins on Christmas Tree City; opens Nov. 25. Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farm opens Nov. 29.

Business: Prep work begins on Christmas Tree City; opens Nov. 25. Silver Creek Christmas Tree Farm opens Nov. 29.

    Christmas Tree City is taking shape for another season in front of State Mutual Stadium off the Bypass. The fence has been up for at least a week if not longer. The trees will arrive soon with sales beginning Monday, Nov. 25. The hours will be 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and… Read more

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Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Rome, Menlo and Mentone, priced from $225,9000 to $699,000.

Hardy Realty’s open house gallery for Sunday: Seven homes in Rome, Menlo and Mentone, priced from $225,9000 to $699,000.

    Hardy Realty Open House Gallery for Sunday: Your first look at seven homes in Rome, Mentone and Menlo, priced from $225,9000 to $699,000. Open Houses noon-2 p.m. 529 South Brow Drive, Menlo. $699,000. 4 Bedroom 4 Bath. Open Houses 1-3 p.m. 64 Mountain Chase Road, Rome. $295,000. 4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath. 10 Ambleside Drive, Rome. $289,900.… Read more

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Newscast: Third restaurant due at East Bend. Bekaert updates. Busy weekend. Christmas trees. Rant: About those ‘conservation easements.’

Newscast: Third restaurant due at East Bend. Bekaert updates. Busy weekend. Christmas trees. Rant: About those ‘conservation easements.’

-Listen by clicking the above arrow or even easier, click here. A busy Friday with more brewing for the weekend: East Bend: Add Texas Roadhouse to the list of confirmed East Bend occupants. Also confirmed so far: Panda Express, Chipotle. Now what about the other 20 to 25? Business: Bekaert closing Shelbyville, Ky., plant; 100… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Christmas Open House, Candy Cane hunt Saturday. ‘Seeking Botany’s Designs’ opens with Saturday evening reception. Forum on Ice returns Sunday.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Christmas Open House, Candy Cane hunt Saturday. ‘Seeking Botany’s Designs’ opens with Saturday evening reception. Forum on Ice returns Sunday.

Saturday: The Annual Rome Downtown Holiday Open House is the perfect way to kick-off the holidays. Enjoy the wonder of the season with FREE Trolley rides. The Roman Rose trolley will pick up & drop off guests at the Town Green. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will ride along to take pictures with children. Hours: Saturday from… Read more

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Health: West Rome’s Mary Womack puts a special touch into wreaths auctioned to help Cancer Navigators. Family remembers Terra Jones of Heyman Hospice Care for her compassion as two loved ones passed.

Health: West Rome’s Mary Womack puts a special touch into wreaths auctioned to help Cancer Navigators. Family remembers Terra Jones of Heyman Hospice Care for her compassion as two loved ones passed.

    Media release: What began as an effort to fulfill a last-minute request from her son has turned into a ministry for Mary Womack to bring joy to loved ones and their families struggling with cancer and to help Cancer Navigators. Four years ago,Womack’s son asked her to make a holiday wreath for Cancer… Read more

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Buzz: Georgia Northwestern awarded $10,000 from Grainger Foundation. GHC enrollment at more than 6,600 students this fall. Kiwanis to celebrate centennial. How to make ‘Tomato Cage Christmas Trees.’

Buzz: Georgia Northwestern awarded $10,000 from Grainger Foundation. GHC enrollment at more than 6,600 students this fall. Kiwanis to celebrate centennial. How to make ‘Tomato Cage Christmas Trees.’

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation was recently presented with a donation of $10,000 from The Grainger Foundation to be used for books, simulators, supplies and fees for the new Diesel Equipment Technology program on the Whitfield Murray County Campus. “Once again the community is showing their dedication to technical education by investing in possible future… Read more

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Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Bundle up for tonight’s high school football playoffs; sunny, upper 50s for the weekend.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Bundle up for tonight’s high school football playoffs; sunny, upper 50s for the weekend.

KICKOFF FORECAST For tonight’s high school playoffs, look for 45 degrees at 7:30 p.m. with a 7-mph breeze and a wind chill of 40. FORECAST Friday: A 20 percent chance of rain before 9am. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. North wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Friday Night: Partly… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football playoffs begin; bundle up. Scores later tonight. More honors for Berry athletes.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: High school football playoffs begin; bundle up. Scores later tonight. More honors for Berry athletes.

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.   Five Berry College volleyball student-athletes earned All-Region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Berry’s Laura Beier, Molly Bergin, Emily Hancock, Jordan Leitch and Carson VanCampen earned recognition after leading the Vikings to the program’s third straight Southern Athletic Association… Read more

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Obituaries:  Mrs. Christin Hudson, Ms. Sally Annette Martin, Janet Reynolds Richardson.

Obituaries:  Mrs. Christin Hudson, Ms. Sally Annette Martin, Janet Reynolds Richardson.

Ms. Sally Annette Martin, age 81, of Rome, GA, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at a local hospital. Ms. Martin was born in Habersham County, GA on April 30, 1938, daughter of the late William Kenny Martin and the late Doreen Reems Martin.  After spending most of her career in retail, Ms. Martin retired… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Thursday.

FLOYD Jandy’s Turner McCall, 100. Mobile unit, 100. BARTOW Wendy’s, West Avenue, Cartersville: 100. GORDON No reports. POLK No reports. CHATTOOGA No reports. 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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Property tax deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. What you need to know.

Property tax deadline is 5 p.m. Friday. What you need to know.

  Media release: The 2019 property taxes for Floyd County and the City of Rome are due by Friday, Nov. 15. Taxes can be paid in the Tax Commissioner’s office at the Historic Courthouse, 4 Government Plaza, by mail at P.O. Box 26 Rome, GA. 30162, or online at www.floydcountytax.com. Taxes may be paid either with… Read more

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