Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get ready for the ‘deluge’ as several rounds of heavy rain this week could bring 6-8 inches our way.

Updated Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get ready for the ‘deluge’ as several rounds of heavy rain this week could bring 6-8 inches our way.

  OUTLOOK “Forecast rainfall amounts through this week continue to be high, with the rainfall accumulating over several rounds. Current total forecast amounts for this period range between 5 to 7 inches across the higher terrain of North and Northwest Georgia, with isolated higher amounts. Amounts of 2 to 5 inches are forecast across the… Read more

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Latest Heritage First Headlines. ‘Deluge’ coming with up to 6-8 inches of rain coming this week. Polk County singer Dalton Dover on ‘The Voice’. Unity’s ‘Southern Affair’ fundraiser returns Mar. 9. Liquidation at Payless Shoes begins today.

Latest Heritage First Headlines. ‘Deluge’ coming with up to 6-8 inches of rain coming this week. Polk County singer Dalton Dover on ‘The Voice’. Unity’s ‘Southern Affair’ fundraiser returns Mar. 9. Liquidation at Payless Shoes begins today.

LATEST HEADLINES Updates from the Floyd County and Bartow County jails. MORNING REPORT Ware Mechanical Weather Center: Get ready for the ‘deluge’ as several rounds of heavy rain this week could bring 6-8 inches our way. Forecast A familiar voice, country performer Dalton Dover of Polk County, hopes to be among the performers due on NBC’s… Read more

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A familiar voice, country performer Dalton Dover of Polk County, hopes to be among the performers due on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ starting Feb. 25.

A familiar voice, country performer Dalton Dover of Polk County, hopes to be among the performers due on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ starting Feb. 25.

  Dalton Dover has been a familiar face — and voice — at a lot of restaurants in the area, particularly Rome City Brewing Co., in recent months. Since last fall, rumors have circulated that he might be connected to season 16 of NBC’s smash “The Voice.” There were hints about an early summer audition… Read more

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Unity Christian School’s fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair’ coming to new Lodge at Taylor Estate. Event raises funds for student scholarships, financial aid.

Unity Christian School’s fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair’ coming to new Lodge at Taylor Estate. Event raises funds for student scholarships, financial aid.

  Unity Christian School’s annual fundraising tradition ‘The Southern Affair‘ returns Saturday, March 9, to the new Lodge at Taylor Estate. The evening of dining, raffling and bidding on both silent and live auction items will be one of the first events at the new venue located on the Taylor Estate, 549 Minshew Road in… Read more

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Ahead of the headlines: Liquidation sale to begin today at Payless ShoeSource. Rome Commission meeting on “sexually oriented business” amendment. Pixar Co-Founder speaking at Berry on Thursday. Adventure Film Festival Rome on Saturday.

Ahead of the headlines: Liquidation sale to begin today at Payless ShoeSource. Rome Commission meeting on “sexually oriented business” amendment. Pixar Co-Founder speaking at Berry on Thursday. Adventure Film Festival Rome on Saturday.

Today: Liquidation sale slated to begin at Payless ShoeSource stores in Rome (1314 Turner McCall Blvd.) and Calhoun (475 Highway 53 East) as the company is shutting down all 2,100 stores across the country.  The stores will remain until the end of March and some into May. Previous report Monday: The Rome City Commission has scheduled… Read more

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Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. GHSA Wrestling Championship results. High school basketball tournament scores; what’s next (girls and boys). College basketball updates.

Truett’s Chick-fil-A Sports. GHSA Wrestling Championship results. High school basketball tournament scores; what’s next (girls and boys). College basketball updates.

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 HEADLINES GHSA Traditional Wrestling State Championships (results for 1st, 2nd individual finishers only from GHSA):  Final Team Standings: 1A: Darlington, 2nd place; Trion, 4th place 2A: Chattooga, 3rd place; Pepperell, 5th place 3A: Sonoraville, 1st place 5A: Woodland, 1st place;… Read more

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Obituaries: Steve Devine and Ms. Margaret Holsey Johnson

Obituaries: Steve Devine and Ms. Margaret Holsey Johnson

Steve Devine, dropping his last “F-Bomb”, passed away in his home, Tuesday, February 12, 2019, after battling cancer for the past two years. Steve was born in Malden, Massachusetts on March 14, 1971.  Steve was a loving husband, amazing father, and dear son.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Angela Devine, of Rome; his… 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. “The anonymous Crime Line is a program that offers citizens a safe, secure and totally anonymous way to help their police in solving… Read more

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Dining: Little Caesar’s new East Rome home is on the way; demolition begins at the Turner McCall car wash site.

Dining: Little Caesar’s new East Rome home is on the way; demolition begins at the Turner McCall car wash site.

  Little Caesar’s is starting work on opening its new East Rome location, one that will come with drive-through service similar to that in West Rome. Contacted this week as yellow tape went up around the site as …. and heavy equipment arrived on scene, Michael Lover — chief executive office of Quantum Restaurants in… Read more

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Business: Payless ShoeSource stores in Rome and Calhoun to close as part of nationwide shutdown. Liquidation sales to begin Sunday.

Business: Payless ShoeSource stores in Rome and Calhoun to close as part of nationwide shutdown. Liquidation sales to begin Sunday.

  The Payless ShoeSource at 1314 Turner McCall Blvd. in Rome and the store at 475 Highway 53 East in Calhoun will be closing soon as the company is shuttering all 2,100 of its stores across the United States as it files for its second bankruptcy in two years. An employee at the Rome store… Read more

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GBI continues to investigate officer-involved shooting in Bartow County. Suspect shot as he tried to run over BCSO deputy. The deputy not injured; suspect in critical condition.

GBI continues to investigate officer-involved shooting in Bartow County. Suspect shot as he tried to run over BCSO deputy. The deputy not injured; suspect in critical condition.

  THE LATEST From the GBI: On Friday, February 15, 2019, the GBI was requested by the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 11:51 am, BCSO Deputy Matthew Aliberti initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a male subject, identified as Charles… Read more

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Love Library Express looks ready for business with window display, hours posted. Rome City Commission to meet Monday and Tuesday on update to business license ordinance. Attorney accuses city of ‘stalling’ on issuing business permit.

Love Library Express looks ready for business with window display, hours posted. Rome City Commission to meet Monday and Tuesday on update to business license ordinance. Attorney accuses city of ‘stalling’ on issuing business permit.

THE LATEST The Rome City Commission has scheduled meetings on Monday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. to give a first reading, and most likely a second reading on Tuesday, to an amendment its business license ordinance dealing with “sexually oriented business”. The Commission had a called meeting Friday… Read more

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