Ware Mechanical Weather Center. As rain takes a brief break, wintry mix possible Thursday for Chattooga,  Gordon, northern counties. Latest on roads, local flooding.

Ware Mechanical Weather Center. As rain takes a brief break, wintry mix possible Thursday for Chattooga, Gordon, northern counties. Latest on roads, local flooding.

THE LATEST Wintry Mix Possible Thursday for Gordon, Chattooga, northern counties… An area of low pressure is expected to develop along the Gulf Coast and track offshore the Atlantic coast by Thursday afternoon. This will allow rain initially to develop across the area by Thursday morning. But as colder air filters into the area between… Read more

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Politics: Chief Magistrate Judge W. Gene Richardson announces bid for a new term.

Politics: Chief Magistrate Judge W. Gene Richardson announces bid for a new term.

  Media release: Today, Judge W. Gene Richardson announced for re-election to his post as Chief Magistrate of Floyd County. Judge Richardson has served as the Chief Magistrate of Floyd County since being appointed to the position by the judges of the Floyd County Superior Court in 2010. In announcing for re-election, Judge Richardson noted:… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. We’re swamped; more rain is on the way. Floyd Schools to start on time. Murder suspect sought in Cartersville. A peek at Ana’s new patio. Remembering two community servants. No changes for 3,000 local Scouts.

Heritage First Headlines. We’re swamped; more rain is on the way. Floyd Schools to start on time. Murder suspect sought in Cartersville. A peek at Ana’s new patio. Remembering two community servants. No changes for 3,000 local Scouts.

Hometown’s top headlines: please click here Cartersville Police: Suspect sought in city’s first murder of 2020. Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Floyd Schools to start on time; leave early as some roads still have high water. Latest on heavy rain, flooding, road issues — and more on the way. Dining: Ana’s showcases new patio; on course to open… Read more

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Cartersville Police: Suspect sought in shooting death of 29-year-old woman.

Cartersville Police: Suspect sought in shooting death of 29-year-old woman.

From Cartersville Police: The victim has been identified as Julia T Malachi, 29; she was a Cartersville resident. From Cartersville Police: Tavares Atwell, 35, of Cartersville,, is wanted for murder after his involvement in a shooting at 1400 Joe Frank Harris Parkway on Monday evening, Feb. 18. He was observed leaving the scene on foot… Read more

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Dining: Ana’s showcases new patio; on course to open this week. Not Yo’ Granny’s adds comedy Friday night.

Dining: Ana’s showcases new patio; on course to open this week. Not Yo’ Granny’s adds comedy Friday night.

    Not Yo’ Granny’s Soul Food Fusion adds Rome Comedy Enclave: The South Broad Street restaurant, Not Yo’ Granny’s, has been knocking it out with great lunch and dinner options for several months. This Friday, they’ll add something news: “Live comedy by Rome Comedy Enclave! Each prepaid online ticket includes meal and admission. OR… Read more

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Newscast: Latest on rain, floods, what’s next. Bartow murder suspect sought. Rant: Finally, a resource guide for those in need.

Newscast: Latest on rain, floods, what’s next. Bartow murder suspect sought. Rant: Finally, a resource guide for those in need.

Listen by clicking the above arrow. Rant of the Day. Click here. Today’s headlines: Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Normal start for Floyd County Schools. Latest on heavy rain, flooding, road issues — and more on the way. Cartersville Police seek suspect in Tuesday night murder. Dining: Ana’s showcases new patio; on course to open this… Read more

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Rant of the Day: United Way’s 80-page digital resource guide shows what can be done with vision, determination.

Rant of the Day: United Way’s 80-page digital resource guide shows what can be done with vision, determination.

   >Please click the above box for an audio edition of today’s report. Eons ago, as kids, we’d collect old soda bottles and redeem them, hoping to get a quarter or so. Our goal was the ever-squeaking comic book rack at the pharmacy. For 25 cents, we’d get the 80-page giant edition of Superman. It… Read more

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Despite Chapter 11 filing, ‘for 3,000 scouts in North Georgia, nothing’s changing,’ says incoming executive.

Despite Chapter 11 filing, ‘for 3,000 scouts in North Georgia, nothing’s changing,’ says incoming executive.

  The Boy Scouts of America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protect with two stated objectives: “equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come. The BSA intends to use the Chapter 11 process to create a Victims Compensation Trust that would… Read more

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Education: National honor for Floyd County Schools’ sub. School Board meets at Pepperell High Feb. 24. Berry lecture: faith and perseverance in the global church. GHC to show ‘Summer Hill.’

Education: National honor for Floyd County Schools’ sub. School Board meets at Pepperell High Feb. 24. Berry lecture: faith and perseverance in the global church. GHC to show ‘Summer Hill.’

  Feb. 24: The Floyd County Board of Education will meet at Pepperell High School in the media center.  The School Board will try to meet at least once a year at one of the county schools.  The board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and caucus will begin at 5 p.m. in the conference… Read more

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Buzz: Honors for Floyd County 4-H team. Rome Symphony Orchestra presents two concerts featuring Ecuadorian Pianist Juan Carlos Escudero.

Buzz: Honors for Floyd County 4-H team. Rome Symphony Orchestra presents two concerts featuring Ecuadorian Pianist Juan Carlos Escudero.

        Floyd County 4-H members excel in Life-LifeSmarts:  As educators, parents and community figures it is out greatest desire to equip today’s youth with the skills they need to become positive productive citizens.  Floyd County 4-H is providing opportunities for this to take place in a vibrant, creative way through a competitive event… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Three Sweet 16 state basketball tournament games tonight for area schools; more on Thursday. Zack Smith named defensive coordinator at Berry. Registration opens for the Parks and Recreation Winter Adult Basketball League. Honors for Berry pitcher.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports: Three Sweet 16 state basketball tournament games tonight for area schools; more on Thursday. Zack Smith named defensive coordinator at Berry. Registration opens for the Parks and Recreation Winter Adult Basketball League. Honors for Berry pitcher.

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. SPORTS MENU: Basketball (high school, college) / Baseball/softball / Community sports calendar Berry College head football coach Tony Kunczewski announces the promotion of Zack Smith to the role of defensive coordinator following the departure of Nate Masters. According to the news… Read more

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Remembering veteran public servant William A. ‘Bill’ Peace, who’s career included emergency management, EMS, police, firefighting and 911.

Remembering veteran public servant William A. ‘Bill’ Peace, who’s career included emergency management, EMS, police, firefighting and 911.

  Northwest Georgia’s first responders today are mourning the passing of one of their own, William “Bill” Peace, who died Monday at age 60. He touched just about every level of public service available, from emergency management and emergency medical to police office, firefighter and dispatcher. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 this… Read more

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Mourning the passing of Rome Floyd Fire Battalion Chief Danny Lee, 61.

Mourning the passing of Rome Floyd Fire Battalion Chief Danny Lee, 61.

We’ll have additional details later today. From F.K. Jones Funeral Home, Rome: Mr. Daniel Webster Lee, age 61, of Rome, Ga. transitioned February 18, 2020. Complete arrangements are forthcoming. Please allow the family time to share together. Read more

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Obituaries: Mr. John Willis Bagwell Jr., Rose Mary Dennis, Mr. David Lamar Henry.

Obituaries: Mr. John Willis Bagwell Jr., Rose Mary Dennis, Mr. David Lamar Henry.

  Mr. John Willis Bagwell Jr., age 89, of Cave Spring, GA, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, in a local hospital. John was born at McCall Hospital on March 18, 1930… so began a life of exploration that would take him far beyond the fields of his beloved Floyd County. He graduated from McHenry… Read more

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Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

Dining: Public Health restaurant scores for Tuesday.

FLOYD Coosa Country Club: Main kitchen, 93. Snack bar, 90. BARTOW Burger King, Dixie Avenue, 96. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 87. 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… Read more

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Heritage First Headlines. Tweaks for LakePoint’s massive pavilion. Sweet P’s grows; ‘Trion Facts’ gone? Inch-plus of rain due today; latest on flooding.

Heritage First Headlines. Tweaks for LakePoint’s massive pavilion. Sweet P’s grows; ‘Trion Facts’ gone? Inch-plus of rain due today; latest on flooding.

MORNING REPORT Business: Some tweaks planned to LakePoint’s massive pavilion. Sweet P’s now offering lunch Monday-Thursday. WZQZ: ‘Trion Facts’ closing. Alleged ‘Ghost Face Gangsters’ member arrested in Polk County last week is now being questioned in deadly home invasion in Coweta County. Cycle Clap: Local law enforcement agencies partner with Pepperell High’s SADD group for motorcycle awareness.… Read more

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