Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest high school baseball scores and schedules. Jim Jones leaving Rome Braves after 17 years. Updates to football coaches/$100,00-plus salaries update. Links to March Madness.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Latest high school baseball scores and schedules. Jim Jones leaving Rome Braves after 17 years. Updates to football coaches/$100,00-plus salaries update. Links to March Madness.

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. Jim Jones leaves the Rome Braves for Georgia Public Broadcasting: For 17 years, he was the go-to guy with the Rome Braves, from advertising to special events to just about anything dealing with multimedia. But come Thursday, Assistant General Manager Jim… Read more

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Obituaries: Eryn Stefani Carnes, Flossie Eva Craig, Ms. Wanda P. Mclendon, Robert Henson Mixon, Mr. Billy Michael Smallwood.

Obituaries: Eryn Stefani Carnes, Flossie Eva Craig, Ms. Wanda P. Mclendon, Robert Henson Mixon, Mr. Billy Michael Smallwood.

  Mr. Billy Michael Smallwood, age 66, of Adairsville, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 18, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Smallwood was born in Jasper, Alabama on December 9, 1952, son of J.C. Smallwood and the late Marie Clark Smallwood. He served his country in The United States Army. He is a member… Read more

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Remembering Bartow County Superior Court Judge George Carey Nelson III. Calling hours Thursday, celebration of life Friday.

Remembering Bartow County Superior Court Judge George Carey Nelson III. Calling hours Thursday, celebration of life Friday.

Judge George Carey Nelson III passed away March 18, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Judge Nelson was born in Cartersville, Georgia, on February 25, 1948, to the late Mr. George Carey Nelson, Jr. and the late Mrs. Malline Busby Nelson. Judge Nelson attended Admiral Farragut Academy Preparatory High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, and… Read more

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Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

Crimewatch: Updates from Floyd County, Bartow County and Polk County law enforcement.

  Community safety: 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. Floyd County Jail 4 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Polk County Jail report:  Wednesday Tuesday Cartersville Police reports: Tuesday… Read more

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Education: Armuchee High’s Kayla Hutcherson named 2019 PAGE STAR Student Region Winner for PAGE STAR Region 1. STAR teacher: Seth Bates, band, at AHS.

Education: Armuchee High’s Kayla Hutcherson named 2019 PAGE STAR Student Region Winner for PAGE STAR Region 1. STAR teacher: Seth Bates, band, at AHS.

  Kayla Hutcherson, a senior at Armuchee High School, has been named the 2019 PAGE STAR Student Region Winner for PAGE STAR Region 1. The announcement was made Tuesday by David Reynolds, PAGE Professional Learning Director. Hutcherson selected Mr. Seth Bates, band teacher at Armuchee High, as her STAR teacher. ­ The PAGE Student Teacher… Read more

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Three arrested as GBI, partners raid Gas & Go on U.S. 411 in Bartow County.

Three arrested as GBI, partners raid Gas & Go on U.S. 411 in Bartow County.

  From the GBI: On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit, along with the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force and in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corp., executed a search warrant in Cartersville for violations of Georgia’s gambling laws. A search warrant was executed at one business location in Cartersville, Gas & Go at  2320 Highway… Read more

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Cave Spring votes say yes to package sale of distilled spirits, Sunday sales by the drink.

Cave Spring votes say yes to package sale of distilled spirits, Sunday sales by the drink.

Cave Spring voters approved all three issues on the ballot Tuesday: We don’t have totals, but the city of Cave Spring website has this update on Tuesday’s vote: March 19 City Distilled Alcohol Sales Vote Passed on all questions. Those questions were: Whether to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for… Read more

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Love Library Express won’t push downtown location — but operators are searching for other sites.

Love Library Express won’t push downtown location — but operators are searching for other sites.

  Story lines: Drew Haynes won’t continue the battle to open The Love Library Express on Tribune Street, citing city’s rush of new ordinances to prevent its opening. Another location for the Express is being scouted in North Georgia. The original store on Shorter Avenue remains in full service. Media release: The Love Library Express,… Read more

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Education: Georgia Northwestern awarded  $2.1 million federal grant. ‘Strengthening Institutions Program’ targets improved academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility to ‘better serve lower-income students, boost graduation rates.’

Education: Georgia Northwestern awarded $2.1 million federal grant. ‘Strengthening Institutions Program’ targets improved academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility to ‘better serve lower-income students, boost graduation rates.’

Media release: Georgia Northwestern Technical College received a $2.1 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education called the Strengthening Institutions Program  to improve academic quality, institutional management and fiscal responsibility. The five-year grant is intended assist eligible higher education institutions to become more self-sufficient and expand capabilities to better serve lower-income students and boost… Read more

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UPDATED — Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Analysis shows Rome High’s John Reid was the second highest paid football coach in the state in 2017-18; Cartersville’s Joey King was no. 6; Pepperell High’s Rich Hurst was no. 39 at just over $100,000 a year. Latest high school baseball results and schedules.

UPDATED — Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. Analysis shows Rome High’s John Reid was the second highest paid football coach in the state in 2017-18; Cartersville’s Joey King was no. 6; Pepperell High’s Rich Hurst was no. 39 at just over $100,000 a year. Latest high school baseball results and schedules.

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. Update to our coaches’ salaries stories: Hometown Headlines asked both city and county school leaders for comment Monday evening on the First Coast News report. Tuesday morning, Floyd County Schools‘ provided the following updates on the salaries and stipends for their… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines: Jamie Tallent named president, CEO of River City Bank. Rome’s Reid, Cartersville’s King among top paid football coaches in Georgia in 2017-18. Services tonight, Wednesday for Mike Ragland.

Latest Heritage First Headlines: Jamie Tallent named president, CEO of River City Bank. Rome’s Reid, Cartersville’s King among top paid football coaches in Georgia in 2017-18. Services tonight, Wednesday for Mike Ragland.

LATEST HEADLINES Morning updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING EDITION Jamie Tallent named president, chief executive officer of River City Bank. Tallent Business: Debbie Davis joins Greater Community Bank as loan operations manager. Rome Floyd Development Authority meets this morning. Business Time to vote: Alcohol measures on Cave Spring ballot today; SPLOST vote… Read more

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Business: Jamie Tallent named president, chief executive officer of River City Bank.

Business: Jamie Tallent named president, chief executive officer of River City Bank.

  Media release: River City Bank announces that Jamie Tallent has been named the President and Chief Executive Officer of the bank and its parent company, RCB Financial Corp.  Tallent succeeds Roger Smith who retired Feb. 28. As President and CEO, Tallent will be responsible for strategic direction and operational performance of the company.  “River City… Read more

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Business: Debbie Davis joins Greater Community Bank as loan operations manager. Rome Floyd Development Authority meets this morning.

Business: Debbie Davis joins Greater Community Bank as loan operations manager. Rome Floyd Development Authority meets this morning.

  The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank is pleased to announce Debbie Davis has joined the bank as Loan Operations Manager. With 30-plus years of loan operations experience, Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the bank. She possesses the leadership skills necessary for effective workflow and loan processing management. Davis served as… Read more

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